The superstar we know by the name of Ajay Devgn celebrated his 51st birthday on 2 April 2020.  He is an Indian film actor, director and producer who has appeared in over a hundred Bollywood films. He was honoured with Padma Shri in 2016, the fourth highest civilian honour of the country, by the Government of India.

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Ajay Devgn Biography

Born on 2nd April 1969 as Vishal Veeru Devgan, Ajay Devgn was born in New Delhi, India to a Punjabi Family originally belonging to Amritsar, Punjab. His father Veeru Devgan was a stunt choreographer and action-film director and his mother, Veena, is a film producer. Devgn began his career in Bollywood cinema with Phool Aur Kaante in 1991 and won a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance.

He has a successful career of over a hundred films which include hits like Jigar (1992) Sangram (1993),  Vijaypath (1994), Dilwale (1994), Suhaag (1994), Haqeeqat (1995), Naahayaz (1995), Diljale (1996) and Ishq (1997). He starred in Mahesh Bhatt’s drama Zakhm in 1998 and his performance in the movie won him his first-ever National Film Award for Best Actor.

In the 2000s, his performances were widely ranged and he proved his mettle as a versatile actor in movies like Company, Deewangee, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Raincoat (2004), Gangajal, (2004), Yuva (2004), Apaharan (2005), Omkara (2006), Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006), Golmaal Returns (2008), All the Best: Fun Begins (2009).

In addition to being an actor, Devgn owns a production company under the name Ajay Devgn FFilms, that was established in the year 2000. He debuted as a fil XWAALA, a visual effects company named after his children. The VFX company has been involved with big Bollywood productions like Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo, Tamasha, Bajirao Mastani, Mersal, Dilwale, Force 2, Simmba and the company won the Best Special Effects award at the 64th National Film Awards for Shivaay (2016).

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Devgn changed his name from Vishal to Ajay before debuting in Manoj Kumar’s Phool Aur Kaante as many upcoming actors debuting in Bollywood were called Vishal. Ajay Devgn’s first stint in front of the camera was as a child actor in Mithun Chakraborty’s Pyari Behna (1985). In Phool Aur Kaante, Ajay costarred with actress Madhoo and this movie marked his famous scene where he performed a split while balancing between two motorcycles. The end of the last millennium marked his debut and the rise to his prominence. Movies like Dil Hai Betaab (1993), Divya Shakti (1993), Sangram (1993), Dilwale (1994), Vijaypath (1994), Haqeeqat (1995), Ishq (1997) and Zakhm (1998) gained him his much-deserved popularity. His performance in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) and Pyaar Toh Hona Hi Tha (1998) was his most popular stints. In the early 2000s, his career followed an upward trajectory with his performances in critically acclaimed films which got him many awards and accolades. His best performances were in Ram Gopal Varma’s Company (2002), The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002), Deewangee (2002), Gangaajal (2003),  Khakee (2004), Yuva (2004),  Raincoat (2004), Apaharan (2005), Omkara (2006) and Halla Bol (2008). The latter part of his career also included commercial films with action-packed roles and comic characters that the audience loved. Films like the Golmaal franchise with Rohit Shetty, Devgn’s childhood friend, the Singham franchise, Song of Sardaar (2012), Bol Bachchan (2012), Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010), Drishyam (2015). His last release Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior, that released in 2020, was based on Tanaji Malusare, the 17th-century military leader.

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Ajay Devgn Achievements and Awards

In his career spanning almost 3 decades, Ajay Devgn has won a total of 32 awards and has been nominated 65 times. His awards include two prestigious National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards, one Zee Cine Award, four Screen Awards and four Stardust awards. He won a National Film Award for his performance in Zakhm in 1998 and in 2002, former Indian President Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam presented him with a National Film Award for Best Film Actor for his performance in The Legend of Bhagat Singh. He won his first Filmfare Award in 1991 for his debut in Phool Aur Kaante. In 2003, he won Best Actor (Critics) for his performance in The Legend of Bhagat Singh and Company. In the same ceremony, he won the award for the Best Performance in a Negative Role for Deewangee. He won two Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Award in 1998 and 2002 for Zakhm and The Legend of Bhagat Singh respectively. In 2009, he won the Producers Guild Film Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for his performance in All the Best, where he played the character of a troubled Goan man stuck in the middle of comical happenings. In 2002, he won the Stardust Star of the Year Award – Male for his performance in Company. In 2009, he won the Stardust Best Actor Award in the Comedy/Romance category for his role in the movie All the Best. In 2010, he won the Best Actor award in the Thriller/Action category at the Stardust Awards for his performance in Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai. In 2017, his performance in Shivaay won him the Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance – Male.

Ajay Devgn Personal Life

Ajay Devgn belonged to a family that had connections to Bollywood as his father was a famous action director and stunt choreographer and his mother is a film producer. He has a sister, Neelam Devgan and his cousin brother, Anil Devgan, is a filmmaker and screenwriter. He attended the Silver Beach High School in Mumbai and he graduated from Mithibai College, Mumbai.

On 24 February 1999, Ajay Devgn married Kajol, a famous Bollywood actress and Devgn’s co-star in Gundaraj after dating her for a few years in a traditional Maharashtrian Hindu ceremony at the Devgn home. Due to their contrasting personalities, the media called them “an unusual pair”. Prior to that, Devgn has been rumoured to have been in a relationship with Raveena Tandon and Karisma Kapoor. The couple is parents to two children. Their daughter, Nysa, was born in 2003 and their son, Yug, was born in 2010. The Devgn family have stored their newborn son’s umbilical cord blood and tissues as a source of stem cells in case of a serious ailment. In August 2009, at the request of his family, the actor changed the spelling of his surname from Devgan to Devgn. He is a Punjabi Hindu who practices Shaiva Hinduism and he is devout of Lord Shiva. He wears a Rudraksha which, along with other religious themes, features in his films. Devgn has a luxurious taste and was the first Bollywood personality to own a private jet for transport for work or leisure. He owns a plethora of luxurious cars which involve a Rolls Royce Cullinan, Mercedes Z Class, Range Rover, Ferrari, Maserati, BMW Z4, Toyota Celica. His approximate net worth is INR 227 Crore and he charges INR 25 Crores for a film.

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