Ajay Devgan biography

The son of ace-master Veeru Devgan, Ajay was exposed to films from a very early age. He used to accompany his father to the sets and was very watchful from the beginning. But no one could ever imagine that Ajay would grow up to reach tremendous stardom.

Ajay, previously named Vishal, was born in Mumbai on April 2, 1967. His brother Anil Devgan is a film director in Bollywood. He began with the hit film “Phool Aur Kaante” opposite new comer Madhu Malini. Quite different from the others who join the industry without being noticed in the first few films, Ajay was not just noticed, he was appreciated by many, and awarded the best debutant for this film in 1991.

It marked a remarkable upward journey of a star-to-be. Soon after his first film, Ajay was loaded with offers. He did a no. of good films like Jigar(1992), Shaktiman(1993) Vijaypath(1994), Dilwale(1994) and Hulchul(1995). All the films portrayed Ajay as an action hero. But Ajay proved himself much more capable than just action and stunts.

Films like Ishq, Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, Dil Kya Kare and Major Saab, showed everyone that Ajay could portray comedy and romance with equal ability. It was when Ajay was working with actress Kajol in Ishq and Hulchul, that they realized they were in love with each other. Soon they tied the knot. They now have a daughter named, Nyasa.

There was no scarcity for work for an actor like Ajay. He was already a star. But a landmark film in his career was, “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” opposite Aishwarya Rai. It was an emotional love triangle and a superhit film, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

In more recent years, Ajay has done few yet quality films. Films like “The Legend Of Bhagat Singh”, Raincoat, Kaal and Apaharan all show different character portrayals of him. Ajay has definitely grown up in terms of his acting and as a person.

News is that Ajay will now go behind the camera and dawn the role of director. His forthcoming films are Sholay, London Dreams and his directional debut film U Me Aur Hum. This is one actor who believes that variety is the spice of life..

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