Ajay Devgan

Ajay Devgan

Actor
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Life Story

Ajay Devgn is an Indian film actor, director, and producer. He made his film debut with Phool Aur Kaante in 1991 and received a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance in the film. He then starred in films such as Courage (1992), Dilwale (1994), Suhaag (1994), Naajayaz (1995), Diljale (1996) and Ishq (1997). In 1999, Devgn received his first National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Mahesh Bhatt's drama Zakhm. Some of his later films of the decade are Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Kachche Dhaage. In the early 2000s, he starred in Lajja (2001) and Company (2002). In 2003, he won his second National Film Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Bhagat Singh in Rajkumar Santoshi's biopic The Legend of Bhagat Singh. Throughout his career he has given many critically and commercially successful films including Raincoat (2004), Yuva (2004), Omkara (2006), Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006), Golmaal Returns (2008), All the Best: Fun Begins (2009), Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010), Golmaal 3 (2010), Raajneeti (2010), and Singham (2011). Having done so, he has established himself as one of the leading actors of Bollywood. In 2008, he debuted as a film director with his starrer U Me Aur Hum which proved to be an moderate success at the box office. He then established the production house, Ajay Devgn Films.

Family

Kajol (24 February 1999 - present) (2 children)

Trivia

Son of Veeru Devgan and Veena Devgan. Cousin of Anil Devgan. Son-in-law of Bollywood actress Tanuja Mukherjee.
Won National Award for Cinema twice.
In August, 2009, he changed the spelling of his last name from Devgan to Devgn at the request of his family.
Has two children with wife Kajol: Daughter Nysa, born in April, 2003, and son Yug, born in September, 2010.
Hindi megastar.
Incorrectly credited as Master Chotu in Pyari Behhna on several websites. Master Chotu was a child artiste who previously worked in the film Disco Dancer.
His film " Girvee" opposite Pooja Bhatt directed by Mahesh Bhatt got shelved after 20% of shooting was completed.
His film " Singer" remains completed and unreleased due to problems with the producers Samir and Hanif. They were implicated in the Mumbai Bomb Blasts of 1993. All there films were either shelved or endlessly delayed ( Sanam) after their legal problems.

Personal Quotes 

For 45 years, I have resisted the temptation to get my ears pierced. I have shown such dare-devilry on screen and I'm not afraid of anything. But I was petrified of this gun-piercing. However, now the deed is done.

 

Filmography

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