Ajay Devgan, son of legendary veteran action choreographer Veeru Devgan, was born in Delhi, India. He was exposed to films at a very early age. After post graduation from Mithibhai College he took up direction of video films on his own story lines. His debut film was “Phool Aur Kante” (1992) in which the blazing intensity of his performance and the dare delivery of stunts were to become a hallmark for the Hindi film audience in the 90s.

Being the son of a fight master and fond of performing stunts, his earlier films were more of a violent nature. The trend in his career changed with two romantic comedies ‘Ishq’ (1997) and ‘Pyar To Hona Hi Thaa’ (1998). His brilliant performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (1999) definitely was one of the main factors that contributed to the success of the film. After a couple of films like ‘Company’ (2002) and ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’ (2002), he proved himself as the right choice for both positive and negative roles.

His early list of sterling performances include films like ‘Zakhm’ (1998), ‘Lajja’ (2001), ‘Deewangee’ (2002) and ‘Bhoot’ (2003). In 2004 he did five films such as ‘Raincoat’, ‘Yuva’, ‘Masti’, ‘LOC Kargil’ and ‘Khakee’. His acting in Raincoat as the middle class desperate man was commendable. His next noted film was ‘Apaharan’ (2005) in which his transformation from a simpleton to a criminal was amongst the high points of his performance. In Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Omkara’ (2006) Ajay makes a stirring and powerful interpretation of a man troubled by doubt about his lover’s faithfulness.

In real life, he is known to be a quiet person who does not like to party much. Ajay, a car enthusiast, is also a good businessman as reflected by his successful venture into film production and distribution business. The man has a very humane side to him as well being the Brand Ambassador of ‘Round Table India‘, an organisation in pursuit of educating 1 million children. Ajay Devgan got married to actress Kajol on February 24, 1999 and a daughter Nysa was born to them in April 20th,2003.

Ajay has managed to do different characters with a flair characteristic to the man. One can undoubtedly say that he is an actor who supersedes himself with each film.

Ajay with his wife Kajol endorses Whirlpool and Tata Indicom. Macho Ajay has been chosen as the brand ambassador for Mc Dowell’s. Ajay Devgan continues to be one of the most dependable actors in Bollywood.

 

Awards Received By Ajay Devgan

  • National Film Awards
  • The former Indian President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam presenting the Best Film Actor Award for the year 2002 to Shri Ajay Devgan (right) for his role in “The Legend of Bhagat Singh” at the 50th National Film Awards function in New Delhi, India on December 29, 2003.
  • The National Film Awards are awarded by the Government of India’s Directorate of Film Festivals division for achievements in the Indian film industry. Devgn has received two awards.
  • 1998 Zakhm Best Actor Won
  • 2002 The Legend of Bhagat Singh Best Actor Won
  • Filmfare Awards
  • Established in 1954, the Filmfare Awards are presented annually by The Times Group to members of the Hindi film industry. Devgn has won three awards.
  • 1991 Phool Aur Kaante Best Male Debut Won
  • 1995 Naajayaz Best Actor Nominated
  • 1999 Zakhm Best Actor Nominated
  • 1999 Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Best Actor Nominated
  • 2002 Lajja Best Supporting Actor Nominated
  • 2003 The Legend of Bhagat Singh Best Actor (Critics) Won Company Best Actor Nominated Deewangee Best Performance in a Negative Role Won
  • 2004 Gangaajal Best Actor Nominated
  • 2005 Khakee Best Performance in a Negative Role Nominated
  • 2006 Kaal Best Performance in a Negative Role Nominated
  • 2011 Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Best Actor Nominated
  • 2012 Singham Best Actor Nominated
  • Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards
  • Bengal Film Journalists Association Awards is given by “The Bengal Film Journalists’ Association” is the oldest Association of Film critics in India, founded in 1937. Devgn has received two awards.
  • 1998 Zakhm Best Actor Won
  • 2002 The Legend of Bhagat Singh Best Actor Won

 

Films Done By Ajay Devgan

  • 1991 Phool Aur Kaante Ajay Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut
  • 1992 Jigar Raj “Raju” Verma
  • 1993 Divya Shakti Prashant Varma
  • 1993 Platform Raju
  • 1993 Sangraam Raja S. Singh Kanwar
  • 1993 Shaktiman Amar
  • 1993 Ek Hi Raasta Karan Singh
  • 1993 Bedardi Vijay Saxena
  • 1993 Dhanwaan Kashinath
  • 1994 Dilwale Arun Saxena
  • 1994 Kanoon Vishal Singh
  • 1994 Vijaypath Karan
  • 1994 Suhaag Ajay Sharma / Ajay Malhotra
  • 1994 Madam X — Assistant director
  • 1995 Naajayaz Jay Bakshi Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
  • 1995 Hulchul Deva
  • 1995 Gundaraj Ajay Chauhan
  • 1995 Haqeeqat Shiva/Ajay
  • 1996 Jung Ajay Bahadur Saxena
  • 1996 Diljale Shyam
  • 1996 Jaan Karan
  • 1997 Itihaas Karan
  • 1998 Major Saab Virendra Pratap Singh
  • 1999 Gair Vijay Kumar/Dev
  • 1999 Thakshak Ishaan Singh
  • 1999 Kachche Dhaage Aftab
  • 1999 Dil Kya Kare Anand
  • 2000 Deewane Vishal/Arun
  • 2000 Raju Chacha Shekhar/Raju Chacha Also producer
  • 2001 Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke Vicky/Rohit Verma
  • 2002 Deewangee Tarang Bharadwaj Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role
  • 2003 Bhoot Vishal
  • 2003 Qayamat: City Under Threat Rachit
  • 2003 Chori Chori Ranbir Malhotra
  • 2003 Gangaajal Amit Kumar Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
  • 2003 Parwana Parwana
  • 2003 Zameen Col. Ranvir Singh Ranawat
  • 2003 LOC Kargil Manoj Kumar Pandey
  • 2004 Khakee Yashwant Angre Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role
  • 2004 Masti Sikander
  • 2004 Yuva Michael Mukherjee
  • 2004 Raincoat Manoj
  • 2004 Taarzan: The Wonder Car Deven Chaudhary Cameo appearance
  • 2005 Insan Ajit Rathore
  • 2005 Blackmail Shekhar R Mohan
  • 2005 Zameer: The Fire Within Suraj Chauhan
  • 2005 Tango Charlie Mohammed Ali
  • 2005 Kaal Kaali Pratap Singh Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role
  • 2005 Main Aisa Hi Hoon Indraneel Thakur
  • 2005 Apaharan Ajay Shastri
  • 2005 Shikhar Gaurav Gupta
  • 2006 Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke Kunal Singh Bhojpuri language film
  • 2006 Golmaal: Fun Unlimited Gopal
  • 2006 The Awakening Himself Also producer and editor; short film
  • 2006 Omkara Omkara Shukla
  • 2007 Cash Karan / Doc
  • 2008 Golmaal Returns Gopal
  • 2009 All the Best: Fun Begins Prem Chopra Also producer
  • 2009 London Dreams Arjun
  • 2010 Teen Patti Sunny Cameo appearance
  • 2010 Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge’ Puneet
  • 2010 Raajneeti Sooraj Kumar
  • 2010 Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Sultan Mirza Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
  • 2010 Aakrosh Pratap Kumar
  • 2010 Golmaal 3 Gopal
  • 2010 Toonpur Ka Super Hero Aditya
  • 2011 Yamla Pagla Deewana Narrator
  • 2011 Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji Naren Ahuja
  • 2011 Ready Raju Cameo appearance
  • 2011 Singham Bajirao Singham Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
  • 2011 Rascals Bhagat
  • 2012 Tezz Aakash Rana
  • 2012 Bol Bachchan Prithviraj Raghuvanshi Also producer
  • 2012 Son of Sardaar Jassi Also producer
  • 2012 Makkhi Father (voice) For the Hindi dubbed version
  • 2012 Save The Girl Child — Producer
  • 2013 Himmatwala Ravi
  • 2013 Satyagraha Manav Raghvendra
  • 2013 Mahabharat Arjun (voice) Animated film
  • 2014 Singham Returns DCP Bajirao Singham Also producer
  • 2014 Action Jackson Vishy / Jai (AJ)
  • 2014 Vitti Dandu — Producer; Marathi language film
  • 2015 Hey Bro Himself Special appearance in song “Birju”
  • 2015 Drishyam Vijay Salgaonkar
  • 2016 Fitoor Moazam Cameo appearance
  • 2016 Shivaay Shivaay Also director, writer and producer.
  • 2017 Guest iin London Ajay Gandotra Cameo appearance
  • 2017 Baadshaho Bhavani Singh
  • 2017 Poster Boys Himself Voice-over; cameo appearance
  • 2017 Golmaal Again Gopal
  • 2018 Aapla Manus Himself Marathi film; producer; cameo appearance
  • 2018 Raid Amay Patnaik
  • 2018 Helicopter Eela — Producer
  • 2018 Simmba DCP Bajirao Singham Cameo appearance
  • 2019 Total Dhamaal Guddu Rastogi Also producer
  • 2019 De De Pyaar De Ashish Mehra
  • 2020 Tanhaji Tanaji “Tanya” Malusare
  • 2020 Chhalaang Films that have not yet been released — Producer
  • 2020 Bhuj: The Pride of IndiaFilms that have not yet been released Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik Completed
  • 2020 The Big Bull Films that have not yet been released — Producer
  • 2020 Sooryavanshi DCP Bajirao Singham Cameo appearance
  • 2020 Gangubai Kathiawadi Karim Lala Filming
  • 2021 RRR TBA Supporting Role
  • 2021 MaidaanFilms that have not yet been released Coach Syed Abdul Rahim Filming
  • 2021 Kaithi remakeFilms that have not yet been released TBA Also Producer,Pre-production
  • 2021 Thank GodFilms that have not yet been released Mandeep “Mandy” Ghosh Production
  • 2021 TBA Tribhanga – Tedhi Medhi Crazy Films that have not yet been released

 

Television shows Done By Ajay Devgan

  • 2002–2004 Devi Producer
  • 2008 Rock-N-Roll Family Judge
  • 2012 Ramleela – Ajay Devgn Ke Saath Presenter
  • 2018 Swami Ramdev – Ek Sangharsh Producer
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