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Ajay Devgan

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Born on April 2, 1969 as Vishal Veeru Devgan, Ajay Devgan is an Indian film actor, director and producer. He is widely known as one of the most popular and influential actors of Hindi films, starring in over 100 Hindi films. Devgn has won numerous awards, including two National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards. In 2016, it was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor from the Government of India.

Devgan was originally born into a Punjabi family from Amritsar (Punjab). The family is related to Mumbai's Hindi film industry. Devgn's father, Veeru Devgan, was a stunt choreographer and action filmmaker, while his mother, Veena, is a filmmaker. His brother Anil Devgan is a filmmaker and screenwriter. Devgn studied at Mithibai College after graduating from Juhu's Silver Beach High School.

In addition, Devgn owns the production company Ajay Devgn FFilms, which was founded in 2000. In 2008, he made his film director debut as U Me Aur Hum. He has been married to actress Kajol since 1999 and has two children. In August 2009, Devgn changed his surname from Devgan to Devgn at the request of his family.

In 2009, Devgn released All the Best: Fun Begins, a home production directed by Rohit Shetty and starring Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Fardeen Khan, Bipasha Basu and Mugdha Godse. The film premiered on October 16, 2009 and was the ninth highest-grossing Bollywood movie of 2009.

Ajay Devgn FFilms is an Indian film production and distribution company founded in 2000 by actor Ajay Devgn. It is based in Mumbai and produces and distributes mainly Hindi films. In 2000, ADF released its first film, Raju Chacha. The film starred in Devgn himself and his wife Kajol. Raju Chacha received mixed reviews, but earned 82.5 million rupees at the box office.

In 2018, Ajay Devgn launched their first Marathi production Aapla Manus. The movie was in Marathi. Directed by Satish Rajwade and starring Nana Patekar, Iravati Harshe and Sumeet Raghavan. The film was produced by Ajay Devgn, Nana Patekar, Abhinav Shuklaa, Manish Mishra, & Rohit Choudhary and released on February 9, 2018. The story was a dramatic thriller and was written by Vivek Bele. This film was distributed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.

Devgn also starred in the romantic action comedy Son of Sardaar by Ashwni Dhir, co-produced with Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. The film was released on November 13, 2012. Despite competition with Yash Raj's film Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Sardaar's son was financially successful. It earned ₹150 crore (US$21 million).

In 2012, Devgn starred in the romantic action comedy Bol Bachchan by Rohit Shetty, co-produced with Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd. Also starred Abhishek Bachchan, Asin and Prachi Desai. Made with a budget of $7 billion (US$9.8 million), the film is the official remake of Golmar (1979). The film was released on July 6, 2012 in about 2,575 movie theaters around the world and had 2,700 prints. I got mixed reviews, but they did a good job opening at the box office. The film had a record advance reservation. Bol Bachchan was one of the highest-grossing Bollywood movies. It cost £158 crore (US$2,200 million).

In the 10 years since 2010, Devgn has been working on Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010), Golmaal 3 (2010), Raajneeti (2010), Singham (2011), Bol Bachchan (2012), Son of Sardaar (2012), Singham Return ( 2014) and Drishyam (2015). In 2010, Devgn was the financially successful comedy Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? Along with Paresh Rawal and Konkona Sen Sharma, then he starred in Prakash Jha's political thriller Rajneeti. Raajneeti was released internationally on June 4, 2010, after some controversy over the similarity between real and movie characters. There were also issues with the use of the country in the film. The film was produced on a budget of $6 billion. When the film was released, it received positive reviews and was financially successful. In 2010, Devgn also starred in Milan Luthria's Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, which was one of the top-grossing films of the year. Both the film and Devgn's performances were well received by critics. Taran Adarsh ​​said, “Ajay Devgn is as good as the Sultan. The actor played a similar role in the Company, but in Mumbaai's Once Upon A Time, I must say that his interpretation is too different. He adds depth to the character. He adds depth to the character, which will prove his range and versatility It is undoubtedly the best work of Ajay so far.” Komal Nahta said, “Ajay Devgn is fantastic in the role of Sultan Mirza. His acting as though he was born to play this role is real. Everything from his performance to his performance is great. What an award-winning performance!”

In October 2015, Devgn followed the kids to founded NY VFXWAALA, a visual effects company. Participated in many major films such as Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Tamasha, Bajirao Mastani, Mersal, Dilwale, Force 2 and Simmba. The company won the Best Special Effects award at the 64th National Film Awards for the film Shivaay (2016).

In 1999, Devgn starred in the romantic drama Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, where he played Vanraj, a man helping his wife (Aishwarya Rai) reunite with her lover (Salman Khan). Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was a major turning point in Devgan's career. Adapting Maitreyi Devi's Bengali novel Na Hanyate, the film was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and co-starred by Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai. Devgn was highly regarded for his performance. Rediff said, “Ajay's role reminds me of what he did in another movie, Pyar Tho Hona Hi Tha. There he is secretly looking for the girlfriend of the woman he loves, but the intense scene is his strength and he does well here. It's good for a scene where you get mad at your wife's stubbornness and struggle to stay cool.” The film was a success and Devgan was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actor. After that he starred in Hindustan Ki Kasam with Amitabh Bachchan and Sonali Bendre. Then he worked with Kachche Dhaage's director Milan Luthria and Saif Ali Khan and Manisha Koirala. The movie was a box office hit. He performed in the romantic comedy film Hogi Pyaar Ki Jeet, and performed in a home production film with Kazol and director Prakash Jha. The movie is titled Dil Kya Kare. His other films in 1999 were Gair and Thakshak, where he played a strong and quiet man.

In the early 2000s, he was acclaimed by critics at Ram Gopal Varma's fictional expo for the Mumbai Underworld Company. He won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for acting as a gangster character. In the same year, he was praised by another critic at Deewangee and was awarded the Filmfare Best Villain Award. In 2003, he won the Second Best Actor Award for playing Bhagat Singh in Rajkumar Santoshi's biographical film The Legend of Bhagat Singh. Throughout his career, he has worked in many critical and commercially successful films, including Raincoat (2004), Gangajal, (2004), Yuva (2004), Apaharan (2005), Omkara (2006), Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006), and Golmaal Return. Performed. (2008), All the Best: Fun Begins (2009), Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010), Golmaal 3 (2010), Raajneeti (2010), Singham (2011), Bol Bachchan (2012), Son of Sardaar ( 2012), Singham Return (2014), Drishyam (2015), Shivaay (2016), Golmaal Again (2017), Raid (2018), Total Dhamaal (2019), De De Pyaar De (2019). Devgn has appeared in more than 100 Hindi movies. By doing so, he established himself as one of the leading actors in Hindi movies.

When Devgn entered the film industry in 1991, he changed the stage name from his name Vishal to "Ajay" with the simultaneous release of another actor named Vishal, including Manoj Kumar's son. He started his professional career at Phool Aur Kaante and won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He co-starred with Madhoo. In his opening scene, Devgn performed the split while maintaining balance between the two motorcycles. His next film was Jigar (1992), a Bollywood martial arts film co-starred by Karisma Kapoor. The film premiered on the Diwali weekend, making it the seventh highest-grossing film that year, and earned £7 crore (US$980,000) at the box office.

In 1998, Devgn was praised by critics in Mahesh Bhatt's drama Zakhm and was awarded his first Actor Award. In 1999 Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devgn played Vanraj, a man who tried to unite his wife and lover. Devgn starred in Major Saab with Amitabh Bachchan and Sonali Bendre, playing the character of an army officer. This film was successful and was the 10th highest-grossing film of the year. He then starred alongside Kajol in Anees Bazmee's second film, the romantic comedy Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, a remake of the 1995 American film French Kiss. It has earned 302,500,000 Indian rupees. Devgn's next release was Mahesh Bhatt's Zakhm. The plot investigates joint tensions in Mumbai during the riots. Devgn played a man who was tired of religious conflicts. Devgn has won several awards for his performance, including the Best Actor, Best Actor, and Best Actor Star Screen Awards.

In 2014, Devgn starred in Singham's sequel, Rohit Shetty's Singham Return, and Singham Return received mixed reviews from Indian critics. Taran Adarsh ​​of Bollywood Hungama gave four stars and said, "This film is a full mass entertainer with ace power pack drama, high-intensity dialogue and towering performances. Brand values ​​combined with long weekends will help. The film will help. It reaps the harvest and dominates the box office in the next few days.” A collection worth over $390 million ($4.5 million) on the first day it was launched in India. Singham Return's domestic net silver is £140.62 crore (US$20 million). Devgn next appeared in Prabhu Deva's Action Jackson, which did not perform well at the box office.

In 2002, Devgn performed at the Film Company in Ram Gopal Varma's Virtual Trials of the Mumbai Underworld. Devgn played a gangster named Malik. Both Company and Devgn's achievements have received critical acclaim. Taran Adarsh ​​reviewed: "Ajay Devgn does his part for perfection. Through controlled acting, he takes on a complex character, as if a fish learns to sink into water. He underestimates his role easily enough to admire." Devgan was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actor Award and was awarded the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. Devgn's next release was David Dhawan's comedy Hum Kisise Kum Nahin with Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Aishwarya Rai. That same year, he played Bhagat Singh in Rajkumar Santoshi's biographical film The Legend of Bhagat Singh. His performance was well received by critics. Taran Adarsh ​​said, "Ajay Devgn played that role. It would be underestimated to say that he's great. His performance is bound to be praised by the cinema in addition to winning awards." The film was released on June 7, 2002 and has won two Filmfare Awards, including two National Film Awards, including Best Feature Film in Hindi, and three Filmfare Awards, including Filmfare Criticism Virtual, including Best Film Awards. Despite these awards, Devgn won his second Best Actor Award for his performance, but it was not popular with the public. Devgn continued to perform at Deewangee by Anees Bazmee. The film was inspired in part by William Diehl's novel Primal Fear. The film has won several awards for the role of Devgn, including the Filmfare Best Villain Award, the Star Screen Award for Best Villain, and the Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in Negative Role. The film was successful at the box office.

Devgn began his professional career with Phool Aur Kaante in 1991 and won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance. Since then, he has Jigar (1992), Sangram (1993), Vijaypath (1994), Dilwale (1994), Suhaag (1994), Haqeeqat (1995), Naajayaz (1995), Diljale (1996) and Ishq (1997). In 1998, he appeared in a highly acclaimed performance by critics in Mahesh Bhatt's drama Zakhm, and was awarded the first Actor Award for a role in the film. His most talked-about film in 1999 was Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, who played Vanraj, a man trying to unite his wife with his lover.

In 2015, Devgn starred in Drishyam, directed by Nishikant Kamat. The film received positive reviews, and Meena Iyer of The Times of India described it as a "nail-breaking suspense drama," giving the film 4 out of 5 stars. She praised Devgan's performance. “The prey here, Ajay, shines in the role of a protective father.” The film was a box office success, and by the end of Week 6, it had a profit of about £76.48 crore ($11 million) in the domestic box office.

Devgn's publisher Ajay Devgn FFilms was founded in 2000. The company's first film was Raju Chacha (2000), starring Devgan and Kajol. In 2008, Devgn made his directorial debut and co-produced U Me Aur Hum. Devgn was part of a drama film team of four authors. The movie tells the story of a woman (Kazol) who has a very weak memory and forgets her husband. Film critic Taran Adarsh ​​described it as "a well-crafted, absorbent love story with a high sentiment index."

Devgn started a relationship with actress Karisma Kapoor while filming Jigar, but ended the relationship between the two in 1995. In the same year, the relationship between Devgn and actress Kajol Mukherjee began while co-starring in Gundaraj. The media called them "unlikely pairs" because of their contrasting nature. On February 24, 1999, the couple got married in a traditional Maharashtrian Hindu ritual at the Devgan house. Couples have two children. Their daughter Nysa was born in 2003, and their son Yug was born in 2010. Devgn and Kajol saved their newborn son's cord blood and tissue to serve as a source of stem cells in case of serious illness. In August 2009, Devgn changed the spelling of his surname Devgan to Devgn at the request of his family. He is the practice Shaiva Hindu to wear prominently the Rudraksha featured in his films along with other religious subjects. Devgn is the first Bollywood person to own a private jet for filming locations, promotions and private tours.

In 2006, Devgn played Othello in Omkara, a Hindi adaptation of William Shakespeare's Othello. Supervised by Vishal Bhardwaj. The film is a tragedy of sexual jealousy set in the political system of Uttar Pradesh. It premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and was screened at the Cairo International Film Festival. Omkara was well received by critics. Rediff said: “Othello is a tricky role, the protagonist obscured by villains. But Moore is a gloomy and convincing character and Ajay Devgn uses his material bravely. Amazingly swapped his dark skin. Trivial anti-bramanism. The best part of Ajay is when he's restrained. There's a bit of a feel to his character, but by the end of the film you realize how firm he is." Said: “Ajay interprets a man suffering from the uncertainty of his lover's fidelity as a touching and powerful interpretation. The serious look Ajay conveys suits T. Of course, Ajay is exceptional in the film and sees the character in every way. He describes.

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