Ajay Devgan

Ajay Devgan

Movie Actor

Ajay Devgan is one of the most prominent actors in Indian cinema. Known for his versatility, he has starred in a variety of roles ranging from action to comedy over the course of his career. He is also a highly successful producer and director.

Full Name
Apr 2, 1969
Net Worth


Ajay Devgn is a renowned film actor, producer and director from India. He was born into a Punjabi family in New Delhi on April 2, 1969. His father Veeru Devgan was an action movie director and stunt choreographer. His mother Veena is a housewife. He has two siblings; an older brother Anil Devgan and a younger sister Neelam Devgan.

Devgn started his career as a child artist in the 1984 movie ‘Phool Aur Kaante’ which became popular and earned him Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. After that he had many other successes such as Dilwale (1994), Suhaag (1994), Ishq (1997), Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha (1998) and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999). In 2001 he starred in Lajja, which won him critical acclaim, and also produced it. This movie won several awards including National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. 

In 2002, Devgan directed his first movie U Me Aur Hum which performed moderately at the box office but won appreciation from critics for its unique storyline. Later he acted in movies like Golmaal (2006), Omkara (2006), Singham Returns (2014) and Total Dhamaal (2019). He also produced several successful films such as Son of Sardaar (2012) and Shivaay(2016).

Throughout his career, he has been nominated for several awards including nine Filmfare Awards out of which he has won four. He has received Padma Shri award, India's fourth highest civilian honour, by the Government of India in 2016 for his contributions to Indian cinema.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1969</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Ajay Devgan is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 2, 1969, Ajay Devgan was born in New Delhi, India.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Devgan Makes His Movie Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Devgan made his movie debut with the Bollywood action film “Phool Aur Kaante”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Filmfare Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Devgan won the Best Villain award for his role in the 1997 film “Ishq”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Directs His 1st Film</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Devgan directed his first film “U, Me Aur Hum” starring himself and Kajol.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Padma Shri Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Devgan received India's fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri Award.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Produces His Own Film</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Devgan produces his own film “Drishyam” which becomes a box office success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Indian National Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Devgan receives a special jury award at the 65th National Film Awards for his performance in the 2018 film “Raid”.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He is a Versatile Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ajay Devgn is a versatile actor who has portrayed different characters ranging from romantic, action to comic roles. His performances in films like ‘Singham’, ‘Drishyam’, and ‘Golmaal’ have earned him great appreciation from fans and critics alike.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span>He is an Inspiration to Many</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ajay Devgan is an inspiration to many aspiring actors. In addition to his acting career, he has also produced and directed several successful films. His dedication and commitment to his craft have made him a role model for many young individuals.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span>He Supports Charitable Causes</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ajay Devgan is actively involved in various charitable causes and often donates money or other resources to those in need. He has been associated with several NGOs that work towards helping the underprivileged sections of the society.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Has a Degree in Arts</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ajay Devgan has a Bachelor’s degree in Arts from Mithibai College, Mumbai, India.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Started Acting at Age Eight</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ajay Devgan began acting in films when he was just eight years old. His first feature film was Phool Aur Kaante in 1991.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Received Numerous Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ajay Devgan has received numerous awards and accolades, including two National Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards and five Screen Awards.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Directed Several Films</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ajay Devgan has directed several films, including U Me Aur Hum in 2008 and Shivaay in 2016.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has Own Production House</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ajay Devgan has his own production house called Ajay Devgn Ffilms which produces and distributes films starring him.</p></div>


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