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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 2 April 1969New Delhi, India
Birth NameVishal Veeru Devgan
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 Jigar (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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tariq I. Samy

Spouse (1)

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

Trade Mark (4)

Intense Eyes
Chocolatey Eyes
His Smile
His Uniquely Playable Characters On Screen

Trivia (39)

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.
In October 1999, Ajay Devgan signed Feroz Khan's "Qurbaan Tujh Pe Mere Jaan" co starring Aishwarya Rai and Fardeen Khan and to be directed by Feroz Khan. It was a love story set against the back drop of the film industry. The film was announced but then dropped.
Often mistaken as director Anil Devgan's real brother. Veeru Devgan and Anil Devgan's father were brother's.
Sister named Neelam. She has a son named Aman.
Sister named Kavita.
Brother in law name is Kiran Gandhi ( Married to sister Neelam).
Starred in Umesh Mehra shelved film " Zinda Dil" co starring Urmila Matondkar.
Was producing a film titled " Baraf" Starring Manoj Bajpayee and Sushmita Sen. Decided to shelve the film due to undisclosed reasons.
Starred in the shelved movie Siddhivinayak Movies, "Chhalia"(1997) Starring Ajay Devgan,Tabu,Sadashiv Amrapurkar,Johny Lever,Sujit Kumar , Music by Shyam-Surender,Directed by Abbas Mustan. Reels:9.
Starred in Aparna Sen's shelved film " Gulel" co starring Konkana Sen Sharma, Sushmita Sen. This was in 2008.
Starred in Kuku Kohli's shelved film " Asar - The Impact. Co starring Dilip Kumar and Priyanka Chopra. This was in 2004.
Starred in Saurabh Sinha directed shelved movie "Sargna". Co starring Bhoomika Chawla and Dino Morea. This was in 2007.
Cousin of producer Ashu Devgan. Ashu was producing a film titled " Ek Hum Ek Tum" starring Carran Kapur. The film got shelved in 2006.
Starred in the shelved movie, Kumar Arts International's Untitled Movie Starring Ajajy Devgan, Manish Koirala,Amrish Puri, Music Anu Malik, Dircted by Kuku Kohli. Reels:2.
Starred in the shelved movie,M.B.M Films "Singer"(1993)Starring Ajay Devgan(Double Role),Shilpa Shirodkar,Nagma,Pankaj Berry,Anand Balraaj,Rami Reddy, Kader Khan, Music by Nadeem -Shravan,Directed by Sunil Agnihotri, Reels:15. It was going to be a remake of Disney TV show Double Switch.
Starred in Suraj Prakash's shelved movie starring Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan, Karishma Kapoor. Directed by Raj Kanwar. This was in 2001.
Starred in Rajkumar Santoshi's shelved film "Prithviraj Samyukta". The film was based on warrior Prithviraj Chauhan. The film starred Ajay Devgan and Aishwarya Rai. The film got shelved due to Sunny Deol attempting to make a film on the same subject.
Starred in Kaarma Film International's untitled film. Co starring a new lead couple from Pakistan and Aditya Pancholi. Music by Himesh Reshamiya, Produced by Ashok Khemka, Directed by Satish Kaushik.This was in 2004.
In 2005, Anees Bazmee was scripting a love story to star Ajay Devgan and Celina Jaitley. He decided to shelve the film.
Starred in the shelved film "Yudh Shakti" (1993). Starring Ajay Devgan, Divya Bharti.
Starred in the shelved film "Kala Paani" (1993). Starring Ajay Devgan, Karishma Kapoor (Replaced Divya Bharti due to a problem with the producer) and, Sunil Shetty. Produced by Mukesh Duggal.
Starred in NN Sippy shelved untitled film.(1995). Starring Rishi Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Ajay Devgan.
Starred in the shelved film "Humne Tumko Dekha". (1994). Starring Madhuri Dixit, Ajay Devgan, Atul Agnihotri, Anjali Jathar Produced by Saroj Khan, Directed by Raju Khan.
Starred in the shelved film Pyaar Bhari Waadiyan (1992). The film was to be directed by Nazir Herekar. Starring Shammi Kapoor,Asha Parekh, Ajay Devgan, Masooma. Nazir was going to launch his daughter Masooma Herekar in the film. Masooma was also signed to act in her father's film Dhuan Hi Dhuan opposite Siddharth (Later replaced by Shahbaz Khan). But Pyar Bhari Waadiyan was shelved when Masooma committed suicide with boyfriend Pravin D'Cunha. It was a double suicide due to slashing of the wrist, at a hotel. Masooma did not want to become a actress and wanted to settle down. Nazir Herekar opposed the idea and wanted her to become a actress.
Starred in the shelved movie Kumar Arts International's "Production No.1" (1995) Starring Ajay Devgan, Manisha Koirala,Amrish Puri, Directed by Kuku Kohli.
Directed Bobby Deol and Twinkle Khanna for their first ever video test in 1991.
In college Bobby Deol starred in a video film directed by both Ajay Devgan and Vikram Bhatt. The film had songs, action etc and was shot in Khandala. Fellow college school mate Lubna Siddique starred opposite him. The other video movie made starred Atul Agnihothri.
His father Veeru Devgn acted with Amitabh Bachchan in Mr. Natwarlal.
In October 1991, Mahesh Bhatt launched a film titled Chaahat starring Rahul Roy. After Pyar Ka Saaya flopped, Mahesh replaced Rahul with Ajay Devgan. This film is not to be confused with the film Chaahat that Shah Rukh Khan starred in 1996.
Starred in the shelved film "Kalyug" (1993) .Starring Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan, Lisa Ray, Mink Singh. Ajay Devgan dropped out and Atul Agnihotri was signed. Then Lisa and Mink also were dropped from the film. Finally Sanjay Dutt exited the film and Mithun replaced him. The film was then titled "Naaraz".
Starred in the shelved film Pyaar Bhari Waadiyan (1992). The film was to be directed by Nazir Herekar. Starring Shammi Kapoor, Asha Parekh, Ajay Devgan, Masooma Herekar. Nazir was going to launch his daughter Masooma Herekar in the film. Masooma was also signed to act in her father's film Dhuan Hi Dhuan opposite Siddharth (Later replaced by Shahbaz Khan). But Pyar Bhari Waadiyan was shelved when Masooma ended her life with boyfriend Pravin D'Cunha. It was a death due to slashing of the wrist, at a hotel. Masooma did not want to become a actress and wanted to settle down. Nazir Herekar opposed the idea and wanted her to become a actress.
Was engaged to director Mohan Kumar's daughter Simran in 1990.

Personal Quotes (1)

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.

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