Vijay Deverakonda seems to be a name we see almost on every social media platform. On Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and even Whatsapp status. He's conquering the online sphere! Who is this handsome young man and how did he rose to fame out of nowhere? We found the answer for you:

Tollywood's Surprise Star

Despite being called the 'surprise' star by actor Nani, Vijay Deverakonda didn't get into the limelight overnight. It was actually a 5-year journey since his debut film Nuvvila's release in 2011. His big break came with the blockbuster Telugu movie 'Pelli Choopulu'. It went on to win the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu and the Filmfare Award for Best Film - Telugu.

Since then, Vijay has been flying high with hit movies and viral video songs. His films are both critically and commercially successful, especially the more recent ones like Arjun Reddy, Geetha Govindam and Mahanati (in which he played a minor role). The song 'Inkem Inkem Inkem Kavale' from Geetha Govindam has garnered over 109 million views on YouTube! How crazy is that?

No Film Background

Unlike many star kids who get opportunities in the film industry due to their family's influence, Vijay Deverakonda is seen as a self-made actor who climbed the ladder of fame with his own effort and charm. Again and again, he proved his talent as an actor with his choice of films and impressive dialogue delivery. Although his father is believed to be from the TV industry, it didn't really help to accelerate his growth in the film industry.

Kollywood Entry with Nota

Now, this Tollywood star is all set to try his luck in the Tamil cinema industry. Believe it or not, he has a loyal following in Kollywood even before his entry into the industry. The audience is going gaga over anything and everything related to him. From his interviews, public appearances to his newly-launched clothing line, Vijay's 'fever' is spreading fast!

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