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Overview (3)

Born in New Delhi, India
Birth NameVishal Veeru Devgan
Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Vishal Veeru "Ajay" Devgan was born on April 02, 1969, in New Delhi, Delhi to action director Veeru Devgan and his wife Veena Devgan. He is an Indian actor, film director and producer who works in the Bollywood industry and is one of the highest-paid celebrities in India. Devgn started his film career with Phool Aur Kaante (1991). He is known for films like All The Best: Fun Begins (2009), Hindustan Ki Kasam (1999), Ishq (1997), The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002), Singham (2011), Total Dhamaal (2019) etc. He is married to actress Kajol with whom he has two children (i.e son Yug and daughter Nysa). He is also the founder and owner of the production banner Ajay Devgn Ffilms.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tariq I. Samy

Family (4)

Spouse Kajol (24 February 1999 - present)  (2 children)
Children Devgan, Nysa
Devgan, Yug
Parents Veeru Devgan
Veena Devgan
Relatives Anil Devgan (cousin)

Trade Mark (5)

Intense Eyes
Chocolatey Eyes
His Smile
His Uniquely Playable Characters On Screen
Frequently portrays real-life figures or characters based on real-life figures.

Trivia (57)

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.
Starred in the shelved film, Abhishek Films " Girvee" (1992) Starring Ajay Devgan,Pooja Bhatt, Avtar Gill, Javed Khan, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Rahul Bhatt (Mahesh Bhatt's son), Music by Nadeem Shravan, Produced by Arun.S.Thakur Directed by Mahesh Bhatt .
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. Magnum Films "Singer"(1993) Starring Ajay Devgan, Shilpa Shirodkar,Nagma,Pankaj Berry, Anand Balraj, Music by Nadeem Shravan,Directed by Sunil Agnihothri.
In October 1999, Devgn signed F. K. International's "Qurbaan Tujh Pe Mere Jaan" co-starring Aishwarya Rai and Fardeen Khan and to be produced and 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. There was earlier a C-grade film being made with a similar title. Star International's shelved film "Qurban Meri Jaan"(1988) starring Javed Khan Amrohi, Sahila Chadha. Music by N. Pandey and directed by S. Azhar.
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 shelved film P.M. Films " Zinda Dil" (1998) Starring Ajay Devgan, Urmila Matondkar, Story by Ved Prakash Sharma, Music by Uttam Singh, Produced by Monica Padhal, Directed by Umesh Mehra.
Was producing a film titled " Baraf" Starring Manoj Bajpayee and Sushmita Sen,directed by Vishal Bharadwaj. Decided to shelve the film due to undisclosed reasons. This was in 2000.
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" Starring Ajay Devgan,Konkana Sen Sharma (Replaced Kareena Kapoor), Saif Ali Khan,Sushmita Sen (Replaced Bipasha Basu), Urmila in a special appearance .This was in 2008. There was a story going around that Ranbir Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar had replaced Ajay and Saif in 2009.
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 Devgn 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 Prince & Prince Combines "Kala Paani" (1993). Starring Ajay Devgan, Karishma Kapoor (Replaced Divya Bharti due to a problem with the producer) and, Sunil Shetty. Produced by Deepak Duggal, Directed by Mahesh Bhatt.(Later Anees Bazmee was signed).
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, Mukesh Bhatt launched a film titled Chahat starring Rahul Roy, to be directed by Mahesh Bhatt. 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. "Chahat"(1991/1992) Starred Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Bhatt, Ajay Devgan, Anupam Kher Avtar Gill, Paresh Rawal.
Starred in the shelved film "Kalyug" (1993) .Starring Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan,Pooja Bhatt, Lisa Ray(Replaced Manisha Koirala) Mink Singh(Replaced Raveena Tandon). 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 and made as"Naaraz" in 1994.
Was engaged to director Mohan Kumar's daughter Simrin Nainaney in 1990. Her brothers are actor producer Rohit Kumar and Gautam Kumar.
Learnt Urdu from Baby Guddu's father M.M .Baig. this was prior to Ajay entering films.
Father Veeru Devgan received several offers for Ajay to act as child artiste but he refused.
In 1993, Ajay Devgan signed Rajeev Kumar's "Guru Chela" to be directed by David Dhawan. Starring Mithun Chakraborthy and Ajay Devgan.The film was can celled when Rajeev and David had some personal problems with each other. David received a offer to direct a bigger film and lost interest. He told the producer a false story. That Ajay Devgan did not want to do the film. Ajay heard this ans got angry and chased David out of the studio with a stick.
Was the first choice to play Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao in Bajirao Mastani. But he could not complete the film due to his high demand fees.
Ajay Devgn worships his parents, touches their feet every morning before leaving home. No matter how big he becomes but for him, his parents are the most important.
He and Rohit Shetty shares a lot with each other. Both are the sons of well-known action directors.
In 2008, Anees Bazmee was supposed to make comedy for UTV titled "No Problem" with Ajay Devgan, Nana Patekar and Riteish Deshmukh. It got shelved. Later the same title was used for another Anees Bazmee film.
Weston Music Cassettte signed Rahul Rawail to direct a film starring Madhuri Dixit and Ajay Devgan in 1994. The film got shelved.
Starred in Kumar Arts International's Untitled film in 1996. Starring Ajay Devgan,Manisha Koirala,Amrish Puri,Music by Anu Malik, Directed by Kuku Kohli.
Ajay Devgan and Karishma Kapoor were signed for K.C. Bokadia's "Raaj Kare Shaitan" 1992. They were replaced by Arjun and Madhoo in 1996. The film's title was changed from Raaj Kare Shaitan to Yudhvansh to Waqt Sikander Hain, to finally Zulm O Sitam.
In the year 2000, Mahesh Bhatt was writing a script of Kashmiri Pandits being uprooted in Kashmir. The film was to star Ajay Devgan and be directed by Tanuja Chandra .
Starred in the shelved movie Parveen Enterprises " Pyar Bhari Wadiaan"(1992) Starring Shammi Kapoor, Asha Parekh, Ajay Devgan, Masooma, Mehmood,Amrish Puri, Goga Kapoor, Arjun, Shiva,Mac Mohan, Yunes Parvez, Adi Irani, Johnny Whisky,Coca Cola, Music by Syed Ali, Produced and Directed by Nazir Herekar.
Ajay Devgan's sister Neelam's son Daanish Gandhi, is. a assistant director and actor.
Starred in Rajkumar Santoshi's shelved film "Saamna". Starring Nana Patekar,Akshay Kumar,Ajay Devgan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Urmila Matondkar, Mahima Chaudhry. Produced by Keshu Ramsay . It was based on the fake god men of India with Nana Patekar playing a evil spiritual leader. This was in 2007.
Nephew named Aman Gandhi (Sister Neelam's son).
Starred in the shelved movie Neha Arts "Aankh Micholi"(1999/2000) Starring Anil Kapoor (Later Sanjay Dutt stepped into the role),Ajay Devgan, Karishma Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Shakti Kapoor,Sadashiv Amrapurkar,Johnny Lever,Written by Sanjeev Duggal, K.Bhagyaraj, Music by Anand - Milind, Produced by Nitin Manmohan, Directed by Anees Bazmee.
Starred in the shelved film "Tiger" (1980) Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Rekha, Waheeda Rehman, Produced Tito Juneja, Directed by Rakesh Kumar. In1992, there was talk of reviving the film with Ajay Devgan replacing Amitabh Bachchan.
Starred in shelved movie Rahul Rawail Productions untitled movie in 1992. Starring Ajay Devgan,Juhi Chawla,Story and Screenplay by Sujit Sen,Robin Bhatt,Javed Siddique,Produced and Directed by Rahul Rawail.
In 1994 Rajkumar Kohli started a movie with Sunny Deol, Ajay Devgan,Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty & Armaan Kohli as Jeene Nahin Doonga. Ajay was playing the role of Sunny's younger brother. Akshay was playing the role of a coast guard commando. Later Ajay & Akshay opted out from the film.

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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