Ajay Devgan was born on April 2, 1967 in Mumbai. His real name is Vishal Devgan though he is known as Ajay. His father, Veeru Devgan, is a director and stuntman in Bollywood while his brother Anil Devgan is a film director.
Ajay was exposed to films at a very early age when he used to accompany his father to the film sets. Ajay made his debut in 1991 with Phool Aur Kaante where he set the screen on fire with his smoldering eyes and daredevil stunts. This film was a huge commercial success and Ajay won the Filmfare Award for Best Debut. After this film, Ajay continued playing the action hero doing hair-raising stunts till the making of Ishq, a light hearted romantic comedy, in 1997 opposite Kajol, his future wife. With this film Ajay showed that he not just a macho actor.
This was followed by Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam 1999, for which he was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actor Award. His role in Zakhm earned Ajay a national award in 1999 which he won again in 2003 for his film The Legend of Bhagat Singh. These films followed by other commercial success like Company and Bhoot.
In 1999 Ajay Devgan and Kajol got married after a courtship of nearly 5 years. They have a daughter named Nysa who was born in April 2003.
According to a latest news report, Ajay is all set to become a director. It is reported that Ajay will direct his wife Kajol as well act opposite her. This would be the sixth film they doing together. Ajay has always wanted to delve into direction. During the making of the film Raju Chacha, which was directed by his brother Anil, there were rumors that it was Ajay who ghost directed the film while being the producer of the film. This film was released in 2000.
This actor believes in giving a power packed performances and is a chain smoker. Recently he created waves by acting in the controversial film Omkara which is based on Othello. Through sheer grit and hardwork, Ajay has proved himself to be a very versatile actor and carved a special niche for himself in Bollywood based on acting and not his looks. Ajay is known to be a reserved person who does not like partying though his passion for cars is well known.