Ajay Devgn is an Indian film actor. He is perhaps Hindi cinema’s one of the most talented actor today. He has received two national awards and two Filmfare awards so far. But this talented actor was shamed by critics in the entertainment industry because of his looks. But Ajay has proved all of them wrong. Today, he adds weight to his status as an actor or even as a star but back in the day when he made his debut with film ‘ Phool Aur Kaante’ (1991) many industry people dared to say that he would not make it in the industry due to his looks.
His next film ‘Jigar’ too was successful. Later many successful films followed in his career (Dilwale, Suhaag, Vijaypath). He was then given Mahesh Bhat’s film ‘Zakhm’ for which he received the National Film Award for best actor. But his most talked about film in those days was ‘ Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ which turned out to be a turning point in his career. Audience accepted him as a sensitive performer in this film. In 2002, he performed in Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘ Company’ where he played the role of a gangster to perfection. In the same year, Raj Kumar Santhoshi’s biopic film ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’ was released where he played the title role. He not only won admiration from moviegoers but even critics and won second National Award in his career. After winning national awards, he was spotted by Bengal art filmmakers like Rituparno Ghosh to appear in film ‘ Raincoat’ with Aishwarya Rai. This film was another feather in his cap; the actor was praised by critics for his performance. He was supposed to act in an Aparna Sen’s film, but it led to a lot of uncertainties later on. Ajay is always exceptional in any film that he acts and looks every inch the character he portrays ( ‘Omkara, Yuva’, ‘ Khakee’, ‘ Kaal’, ‘ Raajneeti’, ‘Gangajal’ and ‘Apaharan’).
The actor has also given us many blockbuster films such as ‘ Singham’, ‘Golmal’, ‘ Bol Bachchan’ etc. His latest film to hit the screen was ‘ Drishyam’ (2015) which was based on a malyali movie, did not fare well at box office but a few sections of the public have liked it. Over the years, he has acted in both commercial and art cinema. In 2000, he established his film production company named ‘Ajay Devgn Films’. The actor is married to popular actress Kajol (daughter of Tanuja), and the couple has two children. The actor was born on April 2, 1969.