Govardhan Rao Deverakonda is an Indian TV serial director, who has mainly worked in South Indian TV serials. He is the father of the South Indian actor Vijay Deverakonda.
Govardhan Rao Deverakonda aka Vardhan Devarakonda was born on Sunday, 8 April 1962 (age 60 years; as of 2022) in Achampet, Telangana. His hometown is in Thummanpeta, Balmoor Mandal of Mahbubnagar District, Telangana. His zodiac sign is Aries. He did a course in acting.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper
Eye Colour: Black
He was born in a family of farmers from Achampet, Telangana
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information available about his parents and siblings.
Wife & Children
On 1 July 1988, he got married to Madhavi Deverakonda, who works as a soft skill & personality developer trainer. The couple has two sons named Vijay Deverakonda and Anand Deverakonda, and both are actors.
Govardhan Rao Deverakonda with his wife and sons
When Govardhan was a teenager, he shifted from his village to Hyderabad to make his career in acting, but while pursuing an acting course, he realised that he was camera conscious. He then decided to work behind the cameras as a director. At that time, satellite channels were setting up in India. Govardhan was then approached by a production house, but he did not want to work under bosses. Later, he asked the people from his village to invest in his business. During an interview, while talking about the same, Govardhan’s son Vijay said,
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.”
- After marriage, Govardhan used to live in a rented apartment in Saroj Nagar, Hyderabad.
- In an interview, while talking about Govardhan Rao, his son Vijay Deverakonda said,
Growing up, my dad taught me that love is bullshit and that money is the centre of this world…This was ingrained in me so deeply that when I grew into an adult, I didn’t believe in relationships. I began believing that whoever came to me, came with a want. When someone said they love me, I never said I love you too. Till today, it doesn’t come as naturally as it should.”