Ajay Devgan was born on 2 April 1969 in New Delhi, to a family that was related strongly with the Hindi cinema. With both parents working in the same arena, his father was a well known choreographer and mother was a reputed producer. Hence entering this business was no big news for the family and he had a good support from his family.
He completed his education from Silver Beach High School and Mithi bai College. After completing his education he entered Bollywood by doing a marvelous role in the movie, Phool Aur Kantein 1991. He received a filmfare award for the best actor debut male the same year. Although, he had starred in a movie before as a child, back in 1985 known as Pyari Behna but that was a minor role.
During initial years in his career, Ajay Devgan was mostly casted for action movies and his image was considered as an action movie actor. The movies that made him big during his initial years were:
- Jigar 1992
- Dilwale 194
- Suhaag 1994
- Naajayaz 1995
- Diljale 1996
- Ishq 1997
Besides these, it was in 1999 that he played the role of Vanraj, a man who tries to bring his wife’s old lover back to her in the famous movie “Hum DilDe Chuke Sanam”.
In 2002, Ajay Devgan was rewarded Filmfare Critics Award for the Best Actor for the movie “Mumbai Underworld Company”. In this particular film, Devgan acted really well as a gangster called Malik. The same year he gave another critically acclaimed performance in the movie “Dewangee” for which he received the award for Best Filmfare Villain Award. This year was surely a good year for him.
On a personal front, the actor started dating the famous actress Kajol in 1994, during the shoots for the movie “Gundaraaj”. Even though the media termed this couple as a mismatch but Ajay Devgan always explained his relation with Kajol as “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”.
It was soon, that on 24 February 1999, that this couple tied the knot .they were married in traditional Maharashtrian style ceremony at the Devgan house. This beautiful couple now has now two children.Their daughter named Nysa who was born on 20 April 2003 and son Yug born on 13 September 2010.
The actor is one of the first Bollywood actors to possess a private jet for travelling to shooting locations, promotions and personal trips. In addition to that, he is also one of the first Indian to own a Maserati Quattroprte.
Besides all the accomplishments that Ajay Devgan has acquired in the film arena. He now plans to host the fifth season of “KhatronKeKhiladi”, since Akshay Kumar is not available for the upcoming season to host it.
The actor has a reputation for shunning award ceremonies and not accepting any popular Indian film awards. He doesn’t attend any ceremonies as he believes these names of winners are changed at the last minute, depending upon which actor plans to show up at the ceremony. He describes these award ceremonies as a “shame”. The last best actor trophy that Ajay Devgan acquired was for the film the legend of Bhagat Singh in 2003.
As a person, Ajay Devgan has a quite personality and a place described himself as “I don’t talk too much; I let my work do the talking”.
This clearly depicts the humble side of this multi talented actor who lives lavishly with a beautiful wife but is still a simple man at heart who is determined about his work and has been persistent over the years.