Ajay Devgan: The Action Jackson of Bollywood
Ajay Devgan is an Indian film actor who made his mark with few stellar performances in the Bollywood. He came into prominence with his action packed movies and the angry young man look. He has featured in over 100 movies in the industry and is one of the highly regarded celebrities in India. He settled up his own film production line, Ajay Devgan Films in early 2000’s. He is widely acknowledged for his acting abilities and is one of the most celebrated people in the Bollywood.
Ajay Devgan Biography
Devgan was born on 2nd April 1969 in the capital of India, New Delhi. Because his parents were linked up with the industry, the entire family moved to Mumbai for their occupational requirements. He completed his schooling from the Silver Beach High School in Mumbai. Devgan then went to pursue a degree in the Mithibai College. Devgan as a child was always fascinated with stunts. According to the reports, Devgan began driving at the age of 9th where his father would give him the access to the interiors of the film sets. He changed his name before entering the realm of Bollywood. The prolific actor was born with the name Vishal which he later changed to Ajay. Later, in his Bollywood career, he has also changed his spelling from Devgan to Devgn after the advice of family members and astrologers.
Apart from acting, he has also tried his prove his mettle in the fields of direction. Somehow, the directional endeavors haven’t gone according to the plans. Nonetheless, his production company has garnered quite a hefty capital since its inception.
Ajay Devgan Age, Height, and Other Numerical Statistics
The huge actor is known for his action-packed movies. His huge demeanor and size make him stand apart on the screen. The actor has had quite a physique ever since he has started featuring in the Bollywood films. Here is a trump that decodes the Action Jackson.
Ajay Devgan Body Vitals
Age: 47 years (as in 13th April 2017)
Height: 178 centimeters, 5 feet 10 inches
Weight: 172 pounds, 78 kilograms
Chest: 43 inches
Waist: 33 inches
Biceps: 15 inches
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Ajay Devgan Family
Ajay was lucky to born in a family who was well-connected to the Bollywood industry. The entire Devgan clan hails from Amritsar and our hardcore Punjabis. His father, Veeru Devgan is a renowned stunt choreographer in the industry, while his mother, Veena owned a production company. His cousin brother, Anil is a famous screenwriter and filmmaker in the Bollywood. Coming from a family with a brawny Bollywood background, Ajay learned the threads of acting and filmmaking since his childhood. His acting skills and his love towards stunts was well nurtured, and a Bollywood debut was inevitable.
Bollywood Entry with a Full Split
Ajay Devgan’s first movie was Phool Aur Kaante. The opening sequence of the movie was much loved by the audiences where the actor is seen performing a full split balancing between two bikes. His entry in the Bollywood started with a bang. The film was very well received by the audience and the critics. Devgan’s prolific performance in the movie won him his first Filmfare award.
Success Story in the Bollywood
After a crackling start at the big screen, Ajay went on to sign several movies with different ventures. His second film, Jigar also gathered a lot of success at the box office. Devgan did many films in the course, but not all could gather appraisals from the industry. Yet he established himself with movies like Diljale, Dilwale, Suhag, Ishq, and Naajayaz. His performance in Mahesh Bhatt’s Zakhm was widely acknowledged for which he later won the national award.
Ajay Devgan had become a household name in the industry by acting in numerous movies. But his role in the film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was a path breaker for his career. He shared the screen with Bollywood’s biggest actors, Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai. The film went on to become the highest grosser in the year 1999 with 200 million rupees in its kitty.
He portrayed several characters in his films for which he received praises from his fans. His role of a Gangster in Company was performed with finesse. The actor hasn’t stopped until now with awe-inspiring films like Legends of Bhagat Singh, Gangaajal, Raincoat, Omkara, Apharan, Golmaal Series, All the best, Drishyam, Singham, and recently released Shivaay. Here is a list of films in which Ajay Devgan has entertained the audience with his audacious acting abilities.
Ajay Devgan Hit Films
- Gangaajal (2003)
- Phool Aur Kaante (1991)
- Singham (2011)
- Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003)
- Ishq (1997)
- Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006)
- Once upon a Time in Mumbai (2010)
- Son of Sardar (2012)
- Golmaal 3 (2010)
- The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
- Singham Returns (2014)
- Omkara (2006)
- Diljale (1996)
- Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
- Raincoat (2004)
He isn’t a solid dancer yet has amused the audiences with his below average moves and screen presence. Even then Devgan has been a part of many legendary songs in his career. Here is a list of iconic songs that dwelled their places in the hearts of the masses.
Ajay Devgan Hit Songs
- Raah Main Unse, Vijaypath (1994)
- Pyaar Kiya Toh Nibhana, Major Saab (1998)
- Maine Pyaar Tumhi Se, Phool Aur Kaante (1991)
- Jab Kisiki Taarif Dil, Pyaar Toh Hona Hi Tha (1998)
- Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
- Omkara, Omkara (2006)
- Tum Jo Aaye, Once Upon A Time in Mumbai (2010)
- Mera Rang De, Legends of Bhagat Singh (2002)
- Singham, Singham (2010)
- Aata Majhi Satakli, Singham (2014)
- Woh Ladki Bahot Yaad Aati Hain, Qayamat (2003)
Likes, Dislikes, and More
For a strong, dismissive, strict, and introvert personality he looks like, Ajay Devgan is surprisingly a prankster in real life. He loves sketching and has a knack of trekking the mountains.
Favorite Food: Bang Bang Chicken, Fish Curry, and Rice
Favorite Superstars: Amitabh Bachchan, Al Pacino, Madhubala,
Favorite Film: Guide, The Others, And The Sixth Sense
Favorite Musician: Kenny Rogers
Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Pet: Dog (English Mastiff)
Favorite Destination: San Francisco, London, Goa.
Favorite Restaurant: Mainland China in Mumbai
Favorite Perfume: Polo
Relationships, Affairs, and More
Bollywood is home to rumors. There is an entire industry in the Bollywood that survives by creating rumors or adding fuel to hardly lit fire. Ajay Devgan hasn’t been in any relationship or infidelity anytime time in his career. He chooses to maintain a low-key about his personal life and is very particular about it. Before meeting Kajol, Devgan was linked to two beautiful co-stars of him, Karishma Kapoor and Raveena Tondon.
According to the rumors, Ajay left Raveena with a bitter taste for Karishma Kapoor. Raveena and Ajay had an ugly spat of words between them in public. Later, Raveena left them alone. Karishma and Ajay couldn’t make it till the end because Ajay had then found his soul mate in Kajol. The couple amazed people with their terrific off-screen chemistry.
Match made in Heaven: Kajol and Ajay Devgan
Many in the media wrote down their relationship stating that the relationship did not have future owing to their contrasting personalities. Instead, the duo has managed to prove their critics wrong and is one of the longest running successful marriages in the industry.
The actor admits that they weren’t the regular couple who’d say I love you n number of times in a day. Instead, they wouldn’t talk about marriage or future, but both knew that it was on the cards. The duo married in a private ceremony on 24th February 1994, where not even professional photographers were allowed. After the marriage, Kajol and Ajay set off for their honeymoon in Europe for 2 months. The rumors against the couple haven’t had any effect on their relationship. The couple enjoys a healthy relationship post-marriage and has two children together. Nysa, their daughter was born on 20th April 2003, after Kajol had suffered an unfortunate miscarriage. The couple was blessed with a baby boy, Yug who was born after seven years from Nysa’s birth.
Better the career, bigger are the controversies. Ajay has been involved in a lot of controversies in his time in the Bollywood. Though, he prefers to maintain a low-profile about his personal life, his professional life has always been grief-stricken with lot of controversies. Here is a complete list of Controversies Our Singham had to deal with in his career.
Ajay Devgan Controversies
- Public fight with Raveena Tandon
The duo had a public fight when Ajay played infidelity to his part with Raveena for Karishma. The couple slammed each other through various newspapers. Raveena accused him of writing love letters to which Ajay responded by asking Raveena to publish the letters and let him know about her imaginations. However, the fire was subsided along with time.
- All the best was copied
The comedy film was loved by the Indian audiences. Thigns didn’t go well at the business end when English filmmaker Karan Ramsay accused Ajay Devgan and filmmakers of All the best that the film was copied from Right Bed, Wrong Husband. The producers of ATB later claimed of buying the copyrights of the film for $40,000
- Sardars were not happy with their on-screen son
Apparently, Ajay Devgan teamed up with Sanjay Dutt for a film titled Son of Sardar. The films promotions and dialogues didn’t go well the Sikh Community who was offended by the portrayal of Sardars in a bad light. The community turned the matters to court. To avoid any more confrontations, Ajay and directors decided to shelve certain dialogues from the film.
- KRK, Karan Johar and Ajay
The triplet shared limelight for defaming each other openly. The entire scene started after Ajay had released an audio including Kamal R Khan and himself where the later stated that he was paid to say positive things about Ae Dil Hain Mushkil. KRK, in an interview said that he wasn’t paid for posting positive ADHM. Instead, it was the business associate of Ajay Devgan, who asked him to give negative reiviews for ADHM.
- Home wrecker Kangana?
The relationship between Kajol and Ajay has been no short of being called as perfect. But rumors popped out when Kangana’s growing proximity to Ajay had raised some eyebrows. The rumors dissolved in the air within no time and there was no chance left of Kangana playing trouble in paradise of the lovely couple.
Social Media Buzz
Ajay is active on twitter with a huge fan following of 6.21 million. He keeps posting about his latest updates regarding his upcoming films. He is very vocal on twitter and looks at it as a platform to express his thoughts and views. His twitter handle is @ajaydevgn. He is also equally active on the photo sharing site, Instagram. His Instagram handle is @ajaydevgn and has a whooping 1.5 million followers.
Richie Rich Ajay
Over a century films in the Bollywood is a great assurance of having a heft bank balance, common people could only think of. Ajay has built his own empire from acting, producing, and directing films. He also endorses a lot of brands across the nation. His celebrity status and the dominance in the Hindi film industry for past two decades make him one of the richest actors in India.
Ajay Devgan Net Worth
The estimated value of Ajay Devgan’s net worth is 203 crore rupees. The staggering amount comes from his business endeavors, films, brand endorsements, property investments, and a fleet of luxury cars. Ajay Devgan charges around 20-25 crore per film. He has 4 luxury cars and personal investments worth 113 crores.
Car Collection: Mercedes Z Class, Maserati, Ferrari, BMW Z4, Toyota Celica.
Awards, Accolades, and Recognition
Ajay Devgan has found himself amongst most of the prestigious trophies presented to honor the excellent qualities in the Bollywood. He has even won the national award and has made it into the honorary boards of Filmfare multiple times. He is one of the most successful actors in the Bollywood, and his trophy cabinet does justice to the incredible work he has done for the Indian Cinema. Out of 62 overall nominations, Ajay Devgan has won 32 highly acclaimed trophies.
Ajay Devgan Awards
- Padma Shri (2016)
- Filmfare award for the best male debut for Phool Aur Kaante (1992)
- Filmfare award for the best villain-Tamil for Dewangee (2003)
- 2 National Film awards for the best actor for Zakhm and Legends of Bhagat Singh (2000,2003)
- Filmfare critics award for the best actor for Company and Legends of Bhagat Singh (2003)
- 2 Screen Awards for the best actor for Zakhm and Company (2000,2003)
- Stardust award for the actor of the year for Company (2003)
- Guild Award for the best actor in a comic role for All the best (2010)
- Bollywood movie award-best villain for Dewaangee (2003)
- Stardust award for the best actor in a thriller for Singham, Once Upon A Time in Mumbai (2012,2011)
Ajay has fascinated the Indian audiences with courageous performances in thrilling movies. Widely known for his action, Ajay Devgan has made a huge impression as one of the best celebrities of the decade on the masses. His ability to make people laugh with his toughness and convincing fight sequels make him one of the best actors to ever grace the industry.