Ajay Devgn, son of Veeru Devgan. His father was a famous stunt choreographer in the 80’s and 90’s. Ajay is one of the most popular and successful actors of the Indian Cinema. He has done splendid work in the Bollywood, known for his intense acting, he has portrayed a variety of roles on the big screen. From the heartbroken ‘Arun Saxena’ of Dilwale to the honest and courageous ‘Bajirao Singham’, Ajay has done it all.
He was born on 2 April 1969. 25 years ago, on November 22, 1991, Ajay Devgn made his professional debut with the smash-hit Phool Aur Kaante. Who can forget his electrifying entrance in the film, when he appeared standing, balancing on two moving bikes! It’s something many actors can only dream of. That particular entry stunt has been replicated numerous times in Bollywood, but none could reproduce the same feel.
Ajay was truly the first unconventional-looking actor who became a big name, gained a lot of popularity in the 90’s. It was his acting skills, sheer talent that made people fall in love with him. Ajay has always experimented in his films, he played a kickboxer in ‘Jigar’, a blind rebel in ‘Vijaypath’, a patriot-turned-terrorist in ‘Diljale’. This just goes to show you the versatility of this great actor. While most of the actors stick to a particular genre, Ajay did action, comedy, romance, even horror too.
So now let’s take at look at 5 Reasons Why Love Ajay Devgn!
He’s the original stuntman and action star of Bollywood.
Before there was Khiladi Kumar, there was Ajay Devgn. The original stuntman of Bollywood. You can’t imagine an Ajay Devgn film without some action in it. Take a look at some of his action scenes, standing on two bikes, standing on two horses, or his martial art training in Jigar will simply leave you speechless. He has done some never seen before action sequences in his movies.
His intense acting skills and versatility can make any movie a hit. Except for any film directed by Sajid Khan.
Ajay Devgn is a very proficient actor. He has done many diverse roles, from playing the character of a murderer who fakes split personality disorder in Anees Bazmee’s Deewanagee (2002), to Gangster Malik in Company (2002), from Kargil war martyr Captain Manoj Pandey in LOC Kargil, to his critically acclaimed role of Vijay Salgaonkar in Drishyam. He has done negative villain roles, comic roles, he never fails to surprise his fans with his performances. His intense acting in ‘Zakhm’ has won him the National Award.
He’s fearless and stands up for what is right!
Remember the rift between Ajay and SRK? Ajay Devgn’s ‘Son of Sardaar’ and SRK’s ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ were released in 2012 at the same time, SRK’s film has SRK’s film had booked maximum screens, YRF played the dirty trick of blocking many screens for the competition. Ajay’s film didn’t have much screens available for the release. As a result Ajay filed a complaint against YRF with Competition Commission of India (CCI) over the number of screens allotted to ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’. Despite of all the controversies surrounding ADHM, Ajay Devgn supported the release of the film when the entire nation was asking for the ban.
He’s humble, down to earth, a genuine person.
While actors like SRK, Salman find it cool to flaunt their status by slapping fans or engaging in a brawl with a security guard. Ajay Devgn never abuses his stardom, he’s very simple and genuine. He maintains a low profile, he enjoys his privacy, unlike the stars who throw tantrums to stay in the limelight. He’s a family man, he prefers the company of his family over his Bollywood friends.
He believes in making friends, not enemies. He’s always there for his friends.
Ajay Devgn is the one true friend in the Bollywood that everyone can rely on. While Bollywood is divided into groups and camps, Ajay Devgn maintains a very good relationship with Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Rohit Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Sajid Khan. He even patched up with SRK after their 2012 rift. Even when SRK displayed his un-professionalism by releasing his film ‘Chennai Express’ in the slot which Ekta Kapoor had planned for ‘OUATIMD’. When Ajay saw the same monopoly is happening to Ekta, he called Ekta offered her his unconditional support. Ajay even said that he would promote Ekta’s film and would fight on her behalf.