Ajay Devgan

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Ajay Devgan
Date of Birth: March 2, 1967
Place of Birth: Delhi

Awards
Best Debut: Phool Aur Kaante (1991)
Best Villain: Deewangee (2002)
Best Actor (Critics): Company and The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
National Film Awards : Best Actor: Zakhm (1999)
Best Actor: The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2003)

Biography
Vishal Devgan, born popularly known as Ajay Devgan is a two-time National Film Award-winning actor who appears in Bollywood films. Beginning as an action hero in the early 1990s, Devgan matured early in his career, as is widely regarded now as one of the finest and the most serious actors in the indian industry.
He is originally from Punjab. His father is Veeru Devgan, a stunt choreographer and his brother, Anil Devgan, is a Bollywood film director.
He is a graduate of Silver Beach High School in Juhu & Mithibai College.
Ajay Devgan married the successful actress Kajol on February 24, 1999. They have one daughter, Nysa Mukherjee- Devgan, born April 20, 2003.

Filmography
His debut film Phool Aur Kaante, where he played opposite Amrish Puri, won him a Filmfare Best Debut Award. Though his earlier movies were of action genre, he broke this trend after starring in the comedy Ishq in 1997.
This was followed by critically and commercially successful films. In 1998, he was the leading actor in Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha which was one of the biggest hits of that year. He also starred in Mahesh Bhatt's Zakhm. The film was a highly acclaimed picture, as well as hiss performance in it, and he won many award, including the prestigious National Film Award for Best Actor and a Star Screen Award Best Actor. Sanjay Leela Bhansali signed him for the film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), which was also critically acclaimed and Devgan received a nomination for Filmfare Best Actor Award. His association with Ram Gopal Varma was notable, resulted in critically acclaimed projects like the Drama Company (2002) and the horror film Bhoot (2003). 2002 proved to be a very good one for Devgan, as the mentioned Company won him his second Star Screen Award Best Actor and he won his second National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Rajkumar Santoshi's The Legend of Bhagat Singh

Since then, he has worked in many critically appreciated films, like Yuva Raincoat, which did not do as well at the box office.

Recently he has worked in successful films like Kaal, Golmaal and played the title role in the critically acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello titled Omkara.

After enacting various roles in his acting career, he is now going to direct his first Hindi movie titled U, Me Aur Hum which is supposed to be produced by Kumar Mangat and star Kajol.

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