Ajay Devgn
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Ajay Devgn

Name :Vishal Veeru Devgan
Nickname :Ajay, Raju
DOB :02 April 1969
(Age 54 Yr. )

Personal Life

Education Graduate
Caste Saraswat Brahmin
Religion Hinduism
Nationality Indian
Profession Actor, Producer, Director
Place  Delhi, India

Physical Appearance

Height 5 feet 10 inches
Weight 80 kg (approx)
Body Measurements Chest Size 43 inches Waist Size 34 inches Biceps Size 15 inches
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black

Family Status

Parents

Father- Veeru Devgan 
Mother- Veena Devgan

Marital Status Married
Spouse

Kajol

Childern/Kids

Daughter- Nysa
Son- Yug

Siblings

Sister-Neelam Devgan

Favourite

Place London, San Francisco, Goa
Food Bengali, Roast Chicken, Fish Curry and Rice, Continental Cuisines, Chinese Bang-Bang Chicken
Singer Kenny Rogers
Actress Madhubala
Actor Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Anthony Hopkins, Amitabh Bachchan

Ajay Devgn is the stage name of Vishal Veeru Devgan, an Indian actor, producer, and director best known for his work in Hindi cinema.Devgn has been in more than one hundred movies and has received various honors, including four National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards. He received the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian honor bestowed by the Indian government, in 2016. With Phool Aur Kaante, Devgn launched his professional career in 1991.

Devgn is also the owner of the 2000-founded production business Ajay Devgn FFilms. With U Me Aur Hum, he made his directorial debut in 2008. In 1999, he was wed to movie star Kajol. Ajay Devgn’s Zodiac Sign is Aries. Ajay Devgn has two sisters named Neelam Devgn and Kavita Devgn. Ajay Devgn’s Birthplace is New Delhi. As of 2022, Ajay Devgn’s age is 53 years.Ajay Devgn is the stage name of Vishal Veeru Devgan, an Indian actor, producer, and director best known for his work in Hindi cinema. Ajay Devgn’s Birthday is on April 2. The Birthyear of Ajay Devgn is 1969. Devgn has been in more than one hundred movies and has received various honors, including four National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards. He received the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian honor bestowed by the Indian government, in 2016. With Phool Aur Kaante, Devgn launched his professional career in 1991.

Devgn founded NY VFXWAALA, a visual effects studio, in October 2015 and named it after his children. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Tamasha, Bajirao Mastani, Mersal, Dilwale, Force 2, and Simmba are just a few of the big movies it has worked on. At the 64th National Film Awards, the business earned the Best Special Effects prize for the movie Shivaay (2016).

Family background and marriage

Devgn was born to a Punjabi Hindu family originally from Amritsar, Punjab. The family has connections to the Hindi film industry in Mumbai. Devgn's father, Veeru Devgan, was a stunt choreographer and action-film director and his mother, Veena, is a film producer. His cousin, Anil Devgan, is a filmmaker and screenwriter. Devgn graduated from the Silver Beach High School in Juhu and then studied at Mithibai College.

Devgn began a relationship with the actress Karisma Kapoor while filming Jigar (1992), however, the couple ended their relationship in 1995. That same year, Devgn's relationship with the actress, Kajol, began whilst they were co-starring in Gundaraj (1995). The media called them "an unlikely pair" due to their contrasting personalities. On 24 February 1999, the couple married in a traditional Maharashtrian Hindu ceremony at the Devgan home. The couple has two children. Their daughter, Nysa, was born in 2003 and their son, Yug, was born in 2010. Devgn and Kajol stored their newborn son's umbilical cord blood and tissues to act as a source of stem cells in case of serious ailment. In August 2009, Devgn changed the spelling of his surname Devgan to Devgn, at the request of his family. He is a practicing Shaiva Hindu who prominently wears a Rudraksha which, along with other religious themes, features in his films. Devgn was the first Bollywood personality to own a private jet for transport to shooting locations, to promotions and for personal trips.

Career

Indian director, actor, producer, and producer-director Ajay Devgan. In 1991, when his debut film was released, he received praise for his acting from audiences across the nation. Additionally, he performs all of the lethal feats without the aid of a body double. Ajay has since acted in a number of films that have elevated him to the status of a Bollywood movie superstar. He is currently among the best-paid actors in the nation. In the year 2000, he founded Ajay Devgan Films Productions, a production firm. Together with his wife Kajol, he directed his first film, U Me Aur Hum, in 2008. Two National Film Awards for Best Actor went to Ajay Devgan for the films Zakhm and The Legend of Bhagat Singh. Let’s Revisit Some Vesritile Performances given by Ajay Devgn.


Phool Aur Kaante (1991)

Due to the debut of numerous other actors with the name Vishal at the same time, including Manoj Kumar's son, Devgn changed his stage name from his birth name, Vishal, to Ajay when he entered the film industry in 1991. He started his professional career with Phool Aur Kaante and won a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He appeared alongside Madhu. Devgn split when perched between two motorcycles in his initial scene.

Indian action-romance film Phool Aur Kaante, also known as Flowers and Thorns, was produced and directed by Kuku Kohli in 1991. Ajay Devgan, Madhoo, Aruna Irani, Jagdeep, and Amrish Puri are among the actors who appear in it. Devgan, the son of the late stunt and action choreographer Veeru Devgan, and Madhoo, the niece of Hema Malini, made their acting debuts in the movie. The movie was a smash hit, earning Devgan the 1991 Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. The Telugu version of this movie is called Varasudu. The movie is mainly inspired by the Sibi Malayil-directed Malayalam film Parampara, in which Mammootty portrays both Johnny, the lead character, and Lawrence, his father.


Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)

In the 1999 romance drama Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devgn played Vanraj, a guy who tries to assist his wife (Aishwarya Rai) in getting back together with her boyfriend (Salman Khan). A crucial turning point in Devgan's career was Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai co-starred in the movie, which was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and was based on the Bengali novel Na Hanyate by Maitreyi Devi. 
Devgn's performance received significant appreciation. He is looking for the boy there who is dating the girl he is secretly in love with. But he excels in intense sequences, and he does well here. He excels in the scene as he struggles to maintain his composure while growing frustrated with his wife's intransigence. As a result of the film's popularity, Devgan received a nomination for the Filmfare best actor prize.


The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)

In the biopic The Legend of Bhagat Singh directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, he portrayed Bhagat Singh. The reviews of his performance were favorable. The movie was released on June 7, 2002, and went on to win two National Film Honors, including the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi, and three Filmfare Awards, including the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie. Taran Adarsh stated of Ajay Devgn, To suggest that he has lived the part, would be an understatement. His performance is likely to garner adulation from cine-goers while fetching awards.

Rajkumar Santoshi is the director of the 2002 Hindi-language biographical period drama The Legend of Bhagat Singh. The movie is about Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter who, along with other members of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association, battled for the independence of India. The movie follows Singh's life from his early years, when he sees the Jallianwala Bagh slaughter, to the day of his execution on 23 March 1931—his hanging day.


Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006)

Golmaal: Fun Unlimited, sometimes known as Chaos: Fun Unlimited, is a 2006 Indian comedy film in the Hindi language that was produced by Dhilin Mehta and Parag Sanghvi under the banner of K Sera Sera Private Limited and directed by Rohit Shetty. Moser Baer served as the film's distributor. Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Sharman Joshi, Tusshar Kapoor, Rimi Sen, and Paresh Rawal all appear in the first film of the Golmaal franchise. The movie Golmaal came out on July 14, 2006.

The opening comic scenes were later used in the Kannada film Mast Maja Maadi. The movie is based on Mihir Bhuta's Gujarati play Aflatoon, which was based on Harsh Shivsharan's Marathi play Ghar Ghar, which had previously been turned into the 2001 Malayalam film Kakkakuyil (2008). Critics gave the movie mixed to excellent reviews after its debut, praising Joshi in particular. In spite of having a budget of only 150 million dollars, the movie made a worldwide total of 467.2 million dollars.


Once Upon A Time in Mumbai (2010)

The 2010 Indian gangster movie Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai was produced by Milan Luthria and written by Rajat Arora. Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Prachi Desai, and Randeep Hooda are among its cast members. Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai was a box office success and was produced by Ekta Kapoor under the Balaji Motion Pictures brand. It was released on July 30, 2010, to generally favorable reviews from reviewers. The lives of Mumbai underworld gangsters Haji Mastan and Dawood Ibrahim are loosely based on the movie. Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara, a sequel! , which came out in 2013.

The reviews for the movie and Devgn's performance were favorable. Ajay Devgn is wonderful as Sultan, stated Taran Adarsh. Although the actor played a character quite similar to this in Company, it must be acknowledged that his performance in Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai is very different. He gives the character a tonne of depth, demonstrating his breadth and adaptability. Without a doubt, this is Ajay's best effort to date. Ajay Devgn is outstanding in the character of Sultan Mirza, according to Komal Nahta. His portrayal is so genuine that it seems as though he was destined for this part. Everything about him is amazing, from his appearance to the way he acts and delivers lines of conversation. A truly honorable performance!


Singham Returns (2014)

Devgn appeared in the Singham Returns sequel directed by Rohit Shetty in 2014. Indian critics gave Singham Returns a mixed bag of reviews. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave it four stars and said: The film is a complete mass entertainer with power-packed drama, hi-intensity dialogue, and towering performances as its aces. The brand value attached to it coupled with a long weekend will help the film reap a harvest and rule the box office in days to come. It made over 32.09 crores (US$4.0 Singham Returns have a domestic net of 140.62 crores ($18 million).

As the second entry in his Cop Universe series, Rohit Shetty wrote and directed the 2014 Indian action movie Singham Returns in the Hindi language. It is jointly produced by Reliance Entertainment, Rohit Shetty Picturez, and Ajay Devgn FFilms and is based on the Malayalam film Ekalavyan (1993). Yunus Sajawal and Sajid-Farhad wrote the script, and Ajay Devgn reprises his role as DCP Bajirao Singham. Kareena Kapoor plays the female lead in place of Kajal Aggarwal.


Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020)

Devgn played the part of 17th-century military leader Tanaji Malusare in the early 2020 film Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, which was also directed by Om Raut. The movie was released on January 10, 2020, and it went on to win three National Film Awards, including Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and Best Actor. Tanhaji - The Unsung Warrior made Rs 3.67 billion ($49 million) globally. The Movie marks Ajay Devgn's 100th film as an actor.

Set in the 17th century, it centers on Tanaji's attempts to retake the Kondhana fortress after it is given to the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, who gives control of it to his dependable guard Udaybhan Singh Rathore. The film was originally titled Tanaji: The Unsung Warrior but the name was later changed to Tanhaji. The movie was a huge success at the box office, earning 3.67 billion (US$46 million) globally, making it the highest-grossing Bollywood movie of 2020. At the 78th Golden Globe Awards, the movie was chosen as one of the Best Foreign Film nominees.

Other works


Production

Ajay Devgn FFilms (ADF) is an Indian film production and distribution company established by actor Ajay Devgn in 2000. Based in Mumbai, it mainly produces and distributes Hindi films. In 2000, ADF released its first film, Raju Chacha. The film starred Devgn himself as the lead actor and his wife Kajol as the lead actress. Raju Chacha received mixed reviews but grossed Rs 209.2 millions at the box office.

In 2008, Devgn co-produced the drama U Me Aur Hum, which marked his directorial debut. Devgn also played the lead role in the film, sharing the screen again with Kajol. The film was written by Devgn himself and three other writers. Critical reception was generally positive, with Taran Adarsh giving the film 4 out of 5 stars and describing it as "A well-made, absorbing love story that's high on emotional quotient".

In 2009, Devgn released and acted in his home production All the Best: Fun Begins, which was directed by Rohit Shetty and also starring, Sanjay Dutt, Fardeen Khan, Bipasha Basu and Mugdha Godse. The film was released on 16 October 2009 and received positive response from critics. It was rated a hit in India, and is the twelfth highest grossing Bollywood film of 2009.

In 2014, ADF produced Singham Returns starring Devgn and Kareena Kapoor. In 2016 Devgn produced and starred in Shivaay which is to be the most expensive film of his production.

In late December 2017, ADF collaborated with Fox Star Studios to produce Total Dhamaal starring Devgn, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey, Madhuri Dixit, and Anil Kapoor.

In 2018, Ajay Devgn released his first Marathi production Aapla Manus. The movie was in Marathi language. It was directed by Satish Rajwade and starred Nana Patekar, Iravati Harshe, and Sumeet Raghavan. The film was produced by Ajay Devgn, Nana Patekar, Abhinav Shuklaa, Manish Mishra, & Rohit Choudhary and released on 9 February 2018. The story was a dramatic thriller and written by Vivek Bele. The film was distributed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.

NY VFXWAALA

In October 2015, Devgn established a visual effects company, NY VFXWAALA, after his children. It has been involved with many major films, such as Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Tamasha, Bajirao Mastani, Mersal, Dilwale, Force 2, and Simmba. The company won the Best Special Effects award at the 64th National Film Awards for the film Shivaay (2016).

In the media

Ashwini Deshmukh of Filmfare termed Devgn a "private person" who is self-confessedly uncomfortable around people and said, "Three decades in the industry and Ajay Devgn continues to enjoy the trust of filmmakers and the loyalty of his fans." Ankur Pathak of GQ noted, "Devgn has shown remarkable resilience as a bankable star who has never had to rely on a "comeback" film since he never really goes off-screen." Sandeep Unnithan of India Today termed him a "versatile actor" and said, "Devgn is a darling of his directors." Rediff.com noted the actor's change from "lanky star son" to "back-to-back hits churner". It further credited him for popularising the "intense, brooding hero" looks.

Devgn is among the most popular and highest paid celebrities in India. He has frequently featured in the Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2012. He peaked at the 10th position in 2018 with an estimated annual income of ₹745 million (US$9.3 million). In 2019, he was placed 12th, with an estimated annual income of ₹940 million (US$12 million). Devgn was placed 7th in Rediff.com's list of Top 10 Actors of 2000–2010. In Rediff.com "Top Bollywood Actors" list, Devgn ranked 1st in 2002. He subsequently ranked 4th in 2004, 10th in 2006 and 2nd in 2019. In Eastern Eye's Sexiest Asian Men list of 2011, Devgn was placed 29th.

Controversies


Hindi Language Remark Controversy

Sudeep and Ajay Devgn's argument over the national language of Hindi has sparked a nationwide debate, and politicians and media figures are enraged. The crisis started when Sudeep remarked, You mentioned a Kannada-language, all-India film. I want to correct something really minor. No longer a national language, Hindi. Currently, Bollywood is producing films that are all about India. Telugu and Tamil dubbing is being used in an attempt to succeed, but it's not working. Today, we produce films that are seen all over the world. He was discussing the popularity of the Kannada movie KGF 2 across the country.

Ajay Devgn quickly intervened to criticize the celebrity for his remarks, sparking a verbal altercation. Ajay rested his case after Sudeep quickly clarified the context in which he made the statement. But as more politicians and actors voiced their opinions, the situation worsened. And a nationwide discussion followed.


Affairs Controversy

Ajay and Raveena Tandon were the sexiest couples in Bollywood when he starred in Dilwale. Raveena soon accused him of betraying her for Karishma Kapoor in an interview. In response, Ajay referred to Raveena as the worst liar.Ajay and Karishma's off-screen romance had its beginnings in multiple films and was widely rumored. Although both actresses have insisted that they are only friends, rumors about Ajay ditching Karishma for Kajol quickly surfaced.

Ajay is said to have become associated with Kangana Ranaut while the Once Upon A Time In Mumbai filming was taking place. According to accounts, after hearing the claims, Kajol threatened to leave with her children. Later, Kangana said controversially in an interview with an entertainment publication that being associated with married men was a mistake.

Ajay claimed that Karan Johar paid Kamaal R Khan Rs 25 lakh to tweet unfavorable reviews of the movie Shivaay during the film's release. Kajol's comments about her best buddy Karan cause the situation to worsen.

Awards

  • 1991-Won Filmfare Awards-Phool Aur Kaante-Best Male Debut
  • 1998-Won National Film Awards-Zakhm-Best Actor
  • 1998-Won Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards-Zakhm-Best Actor
  • 2002-Won National Film Awards-The Legend of Bhagat Singh-Best Actor
  • 2003-Won Zee Cine Awards-Deewangee-Best Actor in a Negative Role2009-Won Stardust Awards-All the Best-Best Actor – Comedy / Romance
  • 2010-Won  Stardust Awards-Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai-Best Actor – Thriller/Action
  • 2020-Won National Film Awards-Tanhaji-Best Actor
  • 2020-Won National Film Awards-Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment (Producer)
  • Devgn also received various honors, such as the Padma Shri awards, the Jasarat Award, the NDTV Actor of the Year, the Rajiv Gandhi Awards for Achievement in Bollywood, and the Most Lucrative Celebrity of 2010 at the ETC Bollywood Business Awards.
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