Published On : Tue, Apr 2nd, 2013

Ajay Devgan turns 44

Bollywood’s new Himmatwala aka birthday boy Ajay Devgn turns 44 today. Devgan, who was born to Veena and Veeru Devgan, today is considered as one of the most talented and sought after superstars of the industry.

Nagpur today will share some of Ajay Devgan’s unknown secrets. 

  • Real name: Vishal Veeru Devgan
  • Age: 43 years
  • Birthday: 2nd April, 1969
  • Zodiac: Aries
  • Marital status: Married to actress Kajol, with a daughter, Nysa, and a son, Yug.
  • Awards: 2 National Film Awards for Best Actor; Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut, Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role, 2 Filmfare Critics Awards for Best Performance
  • Trivia: In August 2009, Ajay Devgan changed his last name to Devgn on the request of his family.
  • He was probably the first Bollywood personality to acquire an aircraft for transport to shooting locations, promotions and personal trips.
  • His father Veeru Devgan, is a well-known stunt choreographer and his mother Veena Devgan, a film producer.
  • Devgn started dating Kajol while filming for Gundaraj.
  • It is said that Devgn had dated Karisma Kapoor before Kajol.
  • It is said that with Devgn’s Phool Aur Kaante, a new action hero was born. He caught people awe struck when he did the stunt standing on 2 bikes which is still remembered.
  • Ajay Devgan was the original choice for Salman Khan’s role in Karan Arjun.
  •  After Aamir Khan walked away from Darr, Yash Chopra was planning to approach Ajay Devgan for Shahrukh Khan’s role in the movie.
  • He made his directorial debut film, U Me Aur Hum (2008) with wife Kajol.
  • In 2000 Devgn set up a production company known as Ajay Devgn Films Productions. Its first film was Raju Chacha.
  • Unlike his serious look onscreen, Devgn is a prankster in his real life.

Happy Birthday to “Apla Singham”.
Yash Raj Trivedi