Sensational young hero Vijay Devarakonda has openly mentioned a lot of times that he is a fan of superstar Mahesh Babu since childhood. Devarakonda started from sitting six rows behind Mahesh in an award function ended up going as a guest for the pre-release event of Mahesh's 25th film 'Maharshi'. Thanks to films like 'Pellichoopulu', 'Arjun Reddy' and 'Geetha Govindham', Devarakonda became a crazy hero in South as well as the North. He is very popular among the youth and he is currently making her Bollywood debut with 'Liger'.
Recently, he featured alongside Mahesh Babu in the 'Power List of 2021' which was given by the popular 'Hello' magazine. Going into the details, 'Hello' magazine releases a list of talented and influential people every year. Superstar Mahesh Babu and Vijay Devarakonda are the only Telugu heroes to get a spot in the recently released list.
Mahesh Babu has been in the industry for a long time and he is one of the highest paid stars in South India. Apart from being a star hero, Mahesh Babu is also a producer who funds his own movies as well as crazy projects like 'Major'. He made his debut as a child actor in 1979 with 'Needa' but entered as a full-fledged hero with 'Rajakumarudu' which came out in 1999. He won the Nandi Award for best debut hero category. After creating a huge impact with 'Murari', he turned into a superstar with 'Pokiri'. This film created a record of being the highest-grossing movie at that time. In his career spanning over 22 years, Mahesh did 25 films and got 5 Filmfare awards and 4 Nandi awards. His last film 'Sarileru Neekevvaru' earned a whole of 260 crores at the box-office. On the personal front, he got married to Bollywood actress Namrata Shirodkar and happily enjoying his family life. He has a son named Gautham and a daughter Sitara.
On the other hand, Vijay Devarakonda made his debut with 'Nuvvila' in 2015 but shot to fame with 'Yevade Subrahmanyam' in 2011. His supporting act landed him in a film like 'Pellichoopulu' which changed his fate. 'Arjun Reddy' made him a huge star. Vijay was the only actor to make it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2019. He set is eyes on conquering the Hindi market now as he is currently gearing up with Telugu-Hindi bilingual 'Liger' under Puri Jagannadh's direction. Being a fan of Mahesh Babu, it is a huge achievement for VD to be the only Telugu actor to make it to the list apart from Mahesh.
The cover page of 'Hello!' magazine featured powerful people like Virat Kohli, Priyanka Chopra, Ambani and others.