The Indian film industry is the biggest film industry in the world. It releases around 2,000 movies in a year which is more than any other industry. The competition remains cut-throat as it is really hard to make your mark. There are a few actors that have made their name in Bollywood like Ajay Devgn.
The 51-year-old actor was born in Delhi. He had roots in Bollywood as his father Veeru Devgn was a stunt choreographer and action movie director, his mother is a film producer, and his brother is a film-maker and screenwriter. As there is a trend of nepotism in Bollywood, it was safe to say that Ajay Devgn got a headstart on most people.
Ajay Devgn Debut Movie
Ajay impressed everyone with his debut in 1991; he got the Filmfare award as the best debut male actor for his movie Phool Aur Kaante. As he is the son of a Stunt Choreographer, he made his mark with the opening scene, as he performed a split with each leg on two parallel motorcycles. Later on, this became a signature move, and people associate the stunt with him the most.
During the first decade of Devgn’s career, he proved to be a talented actor and performed in a wide variety of genres. Starring in the martial art movie ‘Jigar’ in 1992, ‘Ishq’ a romantic comedy in 1997, ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ in 1999 among many, he proved that he is capable of adapting different roles and made his name quite early in his career. But, that decade saw some unsuccessful movies too like ‘Gundaraj’ And ‘Hulchul’.
Ajay Devgn Movies
Ajay Devgn, after making his debut and proving how capable and talented he is in the first decade, went on to give one of the most iconic movies from 2000-2010. He gained recognition and worked with reputed and experienced directors to give some unforgettable masterpieces to Bollywood. He also added some offbeat movies. Although they were not a big hit in terms of box office collections, they had a lasting impression on anyone who saw them.
Movies like Gangajal(2004), Yuva(2004), Apharan (2005) and Omkara( 2006) are considered one of the best movies ever made in Bollywood. This is because Ajay Devgn’s excellent acting skills complimented these well-written movies and received considerable appreciation by movie-critics. What made him stand apart from other mainstream Bollywood actors is his ability to mould himself into the roles skillfully. He made his mark playing a rogue and disciplinary policeman repeatedly in different movies, and now people recognize him immediately as ‘Singham’.
Ajay Devgn has proved his excellence by winning 17 awards and being nominated for an astonishing 65 times. For his first appearance in 1991, he was awarded the best debut. In 2003, he was awarded the best actor (critics) for his movies ’The Legend Of Bhagat Singh’ and ‘company’. Also, he received Filmfare for the best actor for ‘Company’ and the best actor in a negative role for his movie ‘Dewangee’.
In recent years, we have seen him in many commercially successful films. His collaborations with the comedy/stunt movie Director Rohit Shetty gave him recognition as a major commercial actor that is capable of delivering outstanding performances in successful films. Ajay Devgn’s Bol Bachchan, directed by Rohit Shetty, is one of the highest-grossing movies of all time.
Ajay Devgn has also tried his luck in Directing and Producing. Through his production house, Ajay Devgn FFilms in 2000, the first movie that the company produced was Raju Chacha. The same company produced All The Best, which was directed by Rohit Shetty. In 2014 he produced Shivay which is still the most expensive film he ever produced. He also co-produced Bol Bachchan. He, then, made his directing debut with ‘U me Aur Hum’ which took inspiration from the notebook. It was not a commercially successful movie, but it proved that the critically acclaimed actor also has other talents. Taran Adarsh, a famous Film critic, describes his movie as “a well-made, absorbing love story that’s high on the emotional quotient.”
In 2015 Ajay Devgn founded the NY VFXWAALA, a visual effects company that worked on popular films such as Bajirao Mastani, Force, Dilwale, etc. The company was named after his children Nysa and Yug. Recently in 2018, he did his first Marathi movie alongside Nana Patekar called Aapla Manus.
Along with Devgn’s remarkable career, he also has a magnetic yet simple personal life. He had a brief dating life. The actor dated Karishma Kapoor briefly before dating his present wife, Kajol. He married the famous Bollywood Actress Kajol Mukherjee since 1999. The media described their couple as an unusual one because of their contrasting personalities. They have two children Nysa and Yug.
Ajay Devgn Net Worth
He has always been a decent and focused personality with no major controversies and cases, which is a big deal in an industry like Bollywood. He made a statement with his own style. Also, he was the first person in Bollywood to Own a private Jet to travel to shoots In different locations. His net worth is, now, estimated at 50 million dollars. This makes him one of the richest Bollywood actors to date.