Vishal Veeru Devgan, professionally known as Ajay Devgan, was born on 2 April 1969. He is an Indian actor, producer, and director.
He is considered one of the most famous and influential actors of Hindi cinema since he appeared in over 100 Hindi films.
The actor won numerous awards, such as two National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards.
In 2016, the Government of India honored Devgan with Padma Shri, which is the fourth-highest civilian honor in the country.
Early life and family
Ajay was born to a Punjabi family from Amritsar.
His entire family is connected to the Hindi film industry in Mumbai.
Devgn’s father, Veeru Devgan, used to work as a stunt choreographer and action-film director, while his mother, Veena, is a film producer. His brother, Anil Devgan, works as a filmmaker and screenwriter.
When it comes to his education, Ajay graduated from the Silver Beach High School in Juhu, after which he studied at Mithibai College.
While filming the movie Jigarng, he started a relationship with the actress Karisma Kapoor.
However, the couple ended their romance in 1995.
The same year, he fell in love with his co-star, Kajol Mukherjee.
Their relationship started during the filming of Gundaraj.
The media called the couple “an unlikely pair” because of their contrasting personalities.
On 24 February 1999, they got married in a traditional Maharashtrian Hindu ceremony, and they now share two children. Their daughter, Nysa, was born in 2003, while their son, Yug, was born in 2010.
In August 2009, the actor changed the spelling of his surname Devgan to Devgn, because that was the wish of his family.
Ajay was the first Bollywood actor to own a private jet for transport to shooting locations, promotions, and personal trips.
In the year 1991, Devgan came into the spotlight with the movie “Phool aur Kantee,” which earned him Best Debut Filmfare Award.
His initial movies portray him more as an action star. After that, he switched from thrilling movies to romantic movies such as “Ishq” in the year 1997.
In 1999, he delivered one of his most remarkable performances in the movie “Hum Dil de Chuke Sanam.”
He also starred in films such as ‘Dil Kya Kare,’ Zakhm, ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Company, Kaal, Bhoot, Omkara, and many more.
He received numerous awards throughout his career.
Mr. Devgan’s estimated net worth is around $40 million, which in Indian Currency is around 295 Crores INR.
Most of his income comes from movies and brand endorsements. With such a huge profit and heavy earnings, the actor is always on the top spot when it comes to charity and social work.
Besides, he is on the top spot when it comes to paying income tax.
Devgan owns two houses in Mumbai, an apartment flat in Juhu, and also a luxury house on Malgari Road, Mumbai. The total cost of both houses is approximately 25 Crore INR.
The actor is a big fan of luxurious cars. His collection of vehicles includes BMW, Toyota Celica, Maserati Quattroporte, and a Ferrari.