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Ajay Devgan

Ajay Devgn (born: Vishal Devgan on April 2, 1969) is an Indian film actor, director, and producer. who has established himself as one of the leading actors of Bollywood (Hindi cinema). Devgn has won numerous awards in his career, including two National Film Awards. He is the son of director and action choreographer Veeru Devgan.

Starting his career as a child actor in Pyari Behna (1985 film), Devgn began his professional career six years later with Phool Aur Kaante in 1991 and received a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance. He then starred in successful films such as Jigar (1992), Dilwale (1994), Suhaag (1994), Naajayaz (1995), Diljale (1996) and Ishq (1997). Early in his career he was recognised as an action star, he was quick to break the stereotype by picking out a variety of roles that allowed him to experiment with his talent. In 1998,he gave critically acclaimed performances in the in Mahesh Bhatt's drama Zakhm and he received his first National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in the movie.In 1999,His most talked film was Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in which he played Vanraj, a man who tries to help his wife get back together with her lover.

In the early 2000s he starred in Raju Chacha(2000),Lajja (2001) and Tera Mera Saath Rahen(2001). In 2002, he gave critically acclaimed performances in Ram Gopal Varma's fictional expose of Mumbai underworld Company. He played the character of a gangster called ‘Malik’ for which he won Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. The same year he gave another critically acclaimed performance in Deewangee(2002) for which he received the Filmfare Best Villain Award. 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 performed in many critically and commercially successful films including Raincoat (2004), Yuva (2004), Apaharan(2005) Omkara (2006), Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006), Halla Bol (2008), Golmaal Returns (2008), All the Best: Fun Begins (2009), Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010), Golmaal 3 (2010), Raajneeti (2010), Singham (2011), Bol Bachchan (2012) and Son of Sardaar (2012). He has starred in more than 80 Hindi films. Having done so, he has established himself as one of the leading actors of Bollywood.

In addition, Devgn owns a production company, Ajay Devgn Films, which was established in 2000. In 2008, he debuted as a film director with U Me Aur Hum. He has been married to Indian film actress, Kajol since 1999, and together they have two children, a daughter, Nysa, and a son, Yug.In August 2009, Devgan changed his surname to Devgn on the request of his family. He was the first in Bollywood to acquire a six-seater private jet for transport to shooting locations, promotions and personal trips.

Ajay Devgan began dating actress, Kajol, in 1994, while filming for Gundaraj. Members of the media, however, labelled them as an "unlikely pair" due to their contrasting personalities. Devgn explained their relationship by saying, "We never resorted to the usual 'I Love you' routine. A proposal never happened. We grew with each other. Marriage was never discussed, but it was always imminent".They subsequently got married on 24 February 1999 in a traditional Maharashtrian style ceremony at the Devgn house. The wedding was subject to wide media scrutiny, as certain members of the media criticised Kajol's decision to settle down at the "peak of her career". Post marriage, there was news in the media claiming that Devgn didn't allow Kajol to work in films anymore. However, it was later clarified by Kajol that instead of quitting films, she would cut down on the amount of work that she did.

Following his marriage, Kajol moved into his, and his parents, house at the latter's ancestral house in Juhu. While media members speculated about a lack of compatibility between her in-laws and her, Kajol clarified that they were "like parents to me" and encouraged her to continue working in films. Rumours have often romantically linked Devgn with other Bollywood actresses, and have reported about an imminent divorce. Refuting the rumours, Kajol stated, "I don't believe in those rumours because I know the way this industry functions. [...] You cannot continue a marriage without the basic trust. Frankly, I don't care for such talk."


In 2001, Kajol was pregnant with her first child. However, due to an ectopic pregnancy, she suffered a miscarriage. On 20 April 2003, Kajol gave birth to a daughter, Nysa. Seven years later, on 13 September 2010, she gave birth to a son, Yug. She described motherhood as "fab" and added that her kids brought out "the best in her".



















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