|Real name||Arun Reddy The Hans India|
|Profession(s)||Actor and VJ|
|Famous for||Winning Big Boss Telugu 5 trophy|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
|Debut||TV (Telugu; As an Actor): ‘Kalyana Vaibhogam’ (2017) as Suryadevara Jai Surya
Film (Telugu): Sakala Gunabhi Rama (2022)
|Date of Birth||17 August 1989 (Thursday)|
|Age (as of 2021)||32 Years|
|School||St. Mary's College, Yousufguda, Hyderabad|
|College/University||Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana|
|Educational Qualification||B.Com from Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana The Times of India|
|Food Habit||Non-Vegetarian YouTube|
|Relationships & More|
Mother- Kalavathi (doctor in a government hospital)
|Siblings||Sister- Rajitha Devi|
|Song||Padi Padi Leche Manasu’s Title Track (2018)|
|Actor||Sushant Singh Rajput|
Some Lesser Known Facts About VJ Sunny
- VJ Sunny as his name suggests is an Indian video jockey and actor who mainly works in Telugu TV serials and films.
- Since childhood, he wanted to become an actor. While pursuing college, he joined a theatre group and did a number of plays, out of which, a play titled ‘Allaudin’ gained immense popularity among the audience.
- After completing his graduation, he started working as a TV host with the TV show ‘Just For Men.’ He then joined a news channel as a page3 and lifestyle journalist.
- During an interview, he talked about shifting his career. He said,
Even when I was a journalist and would do interviews, I always wondered what it would be like to be on the other side of the camera — it was always my dream to be an actor. As a journalist, I did my part for society and now as an actor, I want to entertain people. When I was taking interviews of celebrities, I always had a dream to pursue acting. I am a theatre student and I like dramas and acting. Although I started my career as a journalist I always wanted to get into the field of acting.”
- With his performance in his debut TV serial ‘Kalyana Vaibhogam’ (2017), he earned huge popularity among the audience. He also received several awards for his role in the serial. Despite gaining so much popularity from the serial, Sunny decided to quit the show midway, giving rise to the speculations that all was not well between him and the makers of the show. However, Sunny clarified the rumours in an interview, and said,
There is no truth in these speculations. I still have a great rapport with the Kalyana Vaibhogam team and the channel as well. It’s just that my contract with the makers of the show has expired and I chose to move on with my other work-related commitments. This 1000-episode journey will stay with me forever.”
I had a clean and cordial exit. It was a great working experience with the team which loved me so much, appreciated my work and encouraged me all the while. I want to gracefully move on with the same support and best wishes.”
- He participated in the TV dance reality show ‘Dance Jodi Dance’ in 2018 along with Samyukta.
- He was felicitated with Big Telangana Pride by the FM station ‘Big FM’ in 2018.
- He participated in the TV reality show ‘Bigg Boss 5’ (Telugu) in 2021 along with other contestants like Maanas Nagulapalli, Kajal Seelamsetty, and Sreerama Chandra.
- VJ Sunny’s name has been listed in Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Men for many years.
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- He has featured in the TV commercial of Bourn Vita Crunchy.
- VJ Sunny can sing and play the guitar very well.
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- He loves motorcycle racing and kart racing. Almost every week, he goes on kart racing with his friends.
- VJ Sunny has been a part of the celebrity Kabbadi team ‘Darling Devils.’
- During an interview, he shared why he kept his name ‘Sunny,’ he said,
It was a secret that I did not want to reveal. I wanted people to know me only as Sunny and not Arun Reddy. I wanted my screen name to be Sunny since my childhood as I had a bike, which I christened ‘Sunny’ and people used to address me as Sunny and that’s how I chose my screen name.”
- In an interview, he shared that his mother has always supported him and has been his inspiration. He said,
My mother always wanted to be an actress; however, she could not pursue her dream as no one encouraged her when she was younger. She supported my decision and I am proud to say that my mother Kalavathi is the reason why I pursued acting.”
- VJ Sunny is a dog lover and has a pet dog named Laura.
- On 20 December 2021, he lifted Bigg Boss Telugu 5 trophy in the presence of SS Rajamouli, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Nani, Naga Chaitanya, Shriya Saran, and Ayan Mukerji. He also won Rs. 50 lakh cash and a plot worth Rs. 25 lakh.