April 02, 2015 :: Ajay Devgan ( born Vishal Veeru Devgan on 2 April 1969) is an Indian film actor, director, and producer.
He is widely considered as one of the finest actors of Hindi cinema. Devgn has won numerous awards in his career, including two National Film Awards. He is the son of director and action director Veeru Devgan.
Devgan began his professional career 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). In 1998, he appeared in a critically acclaimed performance in Mahesh Bhatt’s drama Zakhm and he received his first National Film Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie. In 1999, his most-talked-about film was Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in which he played Vanraj, a man who tries to unite his wife with her lover.
Ajay was born into a Punjabi family of Delhi to Veena and Veeru Devgan. Originally from Amritsar, members of his family are all related to the Hindi film industry in Mumbai. His father, Veeru Devgan, is a well-known stunt choreographer and his mother Veena Devgan, a film producer. Ajay’s brother, Anil Devgan, is a Hindi film director. Ajay is an alumnus of the Silver Beach High School in Juhu and Mithibai College.