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Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn




Ajay Devgn, born Vishal Veeru Devgan on April 2, 1969, stands as a prominent figure in Hindi cinema, excelling as an actor, director, and producer. Renowned for his versatility and compelling performances, Devgn has appeared in over 100 films, earning accolades that include four National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards. His contributions to Indian cinema were recognized in 2016 when he received the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honor.

Born into a Punjabi Hindu family with deep connections to the film industry, his father, Veeru Devgan, was a noted stunt choreographer and director, while his mother, Veena, is a film producer. Ajay Devgn attended Silver Beach High School and Mithibai College in Mumbai. He made his debut in the 1991 action romance "Phool Aur Kaante," a performance that won him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He solidified his status as an action star with films like "Jigar" (1992), "Vijaypath" (1994), and "Dilwale" (1994). Transitioning seamlessly into romantic roles, he captivated audiences in hits such as "Ishq" (1997), "Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha" (1998), and "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" (1999). His portrayal of a riot victim in "Zakhm" (1998) and freedom fighter Bhagat Singh in "The Legend of Bhagat Singh" (2002) earned him two National Film Awards for Best Actor, underscoring his ability to tackle complex characters.

The 2000s saw Devgn expanding his repertoire with critically acclaimed performances in crime dramas like "Company" (2002) and "Omkara" (2006). His collaboration with director Rohit Shetty brought a series of successful comedies and action films, including the "Golmaal" series and the "Singham" franchise, cementing his place as a versatile actor capable of both humor and heroism. Recent box office successes like "Total Dhamaal" (2019), "Tanhaji" (2020), and "Drishyam 2" (2022) highlight his enduring appeal and ability to connect with audiences across generations. His portrayal of Tanhaji Malusare in "Tanhaji" won him his third National Film Award for Best Actor.

Beyond acting, Devgn has made significant contributions as a producer and director. He established Ajay Devgn FFilms in 2000, producing and directing films such as "U Me Aur Hum" (2008), "Runway 34" (2022), and "Bholaa" (2023). His production ventures have often featured him in leading roles, showcasing his dedication to bringing compelling stories to the screen.

Devgn's personal life is as intriguing as his professional journey. His marriage to actress Kajol in 1999, following a relationship that began during the filming of "Gundaraj" (1995), has been widely celebrated. The couple has two children, Nysa and Yug, and their family life remains a subject of interest for fans and media alike.

Known for his private nature, Devgn practices Shaiva Hinduism and is often seen wearing a Rudraksha, a symbol that also features in his films. He made headlines by becoming the first Bollywood actor to own a private jet, which he uses for professional and personal travel.

Ajay Devgn's illustrious career and personal integrity have earned him a place among India's most respected and highest-paid celebrities. Frequently listed in Forbes India's Celebrity 100, he continues to captivate audiences with his dynamic performances and dedication to the craft of filmmaking.

Place of Birth: New Delhi

Date of Birth: April 2, 1969

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