Vijay Deverakonda is an Indian film actor and producer, who has mainly worked in Telugu films.He has been inclined towards singing since his childhood. Vijay Deverakonda’s childhood photo while singing.During an interview, he shared that in his teens he was quite shy and barely talked to any girl in his school. Vijay Deverakonda in his teens.While he was in college, he participated in various theatre plays and from there he developed an interest in acting. He once played the titular role in the theatre play ‘Sherlock Holmes.’ After graduating from college, he joined a theatre group named ‘Sutradhar.’.In an interview, he shared that since his childhood he thought of becoming an actor. He further said that his father also wanted to become an actor while he (his father) was young. He said, We come from a family of farmers in Achampet (Mehboobnagar). My father came to Hyderabad to become an actor, took an acting course and realised he was camera conscious. He felt he’d be a better director but getting a breakthrough was a nightmare. Satellite channels were opening up and he ventured into television series. There wasn’t much money and scripts weren’t exciting. A few production houses asked dad to direct for them. He comes from a ‘dora’ mindset of not wanting to work for others. So he got real estate people from the village to invest. They did it just to see their names on TV. But they backed out when payments were delayed. Then dad worked on ad films for the government and it kept us going. Dad is my staunch supporter. He is so happy for me today.”.Vijay once shared that he had to struggle to get his first acting project. In his initial struggling days, his bank account was blocked for not maintaining the minimum balance of Rs 500. In an interview, while talking about the same, he said, I was 25. Andhra Bank lo 500 Rs. min balance maintain cheyakapothe lock chesinru account. Dad said settle before 30 – That way you can enjoy your success when you are young and parents are healthy.”.In 2012, he acted in the Telugu film ‘Life Is Beautiful’ which turned out to be a flop. He then appeared in the Telugu films like ‘Yevade Subramanyam’ (2015), ‘Pelli Choopulu’ (2016), and ‘Dwaraka’ (2017). Dawarka film poster.Vijay came into the limelight with the 2017 Telugu film ‘Arjun Reddy.’ In 2019, the remake of the film was released in Hindi as ‘Kabir Singh’ and in Tamil as ‘Adithya Varma.’ Vijay won a Filmfare Award South for the film. He sold the award in an auction for Rs 25 lakh and donated the amount to the CM Relief Fund. Deccan Herald In an interview while talking about the film he shared that he was deeply involved with his character in the film. He even peed in his pants which was required for a scene in the film. India Today He once shared that while playing the character of Arjun in the film, he had to smoke for the scenes. Eventually, he became habitual of smoking, but later, he changed this habit. We Magazine ‘Arjun Reddy’ (2017).He directed the Telugu short film titled ‘Madam Meerena’ in 2016.Some of his other Telugu films are ‘Geetha Govindam’ (2018), ‘Taxiwaala’ (2018), ‘Dear Comrade’ (2019), and ‘World Famous Lover’ (2020). For the 2018 film ‘Geetha Govindam,’ he lent his voice to the song ‘What The Life.’ Dear Comrade.