Ajay Devgn is an Indian film actor, director and producer. He is widely considered as one of the most popular actors of Hindi cinema, who has appeared in over a hundred Hindi films. Devgan has won two National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards In 2016, he was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour of the country.
Devgan was born to a Punjabi family of Delhi and originally of Amritsar. The family has connections to the Hindi film industry in Mumbai. Devgan’s father, Veeru Devgan, is a stunt choreographer and action film director and his mother, Veena, is a film producer. His brother, Anil Devgan, is a filmmaker and screenwriter. Devgan graduated from the Silver Beach High School in Juhu and then studied at Mithibai College.
In 1995, Devgan’s relationship with his wife, Kajol, began whilst they were co-starring in Gundaraj. The media called them “an unlikely pair” due to their contrasting personalities. On 24 February 1999, the couple married in a traditional Maharashtrian ceremony at the Devgan home.
The couple has two children. Their daughter was born in 2003 and their son was born in 2010.
Ajay Devgan began his professional career with Phool Aur Kaante in 1991 and received a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance. He then starred in successful films such as Jigar (1992), Dilwale (1994), Suhaag (1994), Naajayaz (1995), Diljale (1996) and Ishq (1997). In 1998, he appeared in a critically acclaimed performance in Mahesh Bhatt’s drama Zakhm and he received his first National Film Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie. In 1999, his most-talked-about film was Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in which he played Vanraj, a man who tries to unite his wife with her lover.
Here are some Ajay Devgan best movie list;
1. Phool Aur Kaante – 1991:
It was directed by Kuku Kohli and co-starred Madhoo, Aruna Irani, Jagdeep and Amrish Puri. It was made with budget of INR3 crore and grossed INR11.75 crore at box office, becoming super hit of the year.
2. Jigar – 1992:
It was directed by Farogue Siddique and co-starred Karisma Kapoor, Arjun, Ishrat Ali and Salim Khan. Film was a blockbuster hit of the year.
3. Dilwale – 1994:
It was directed by Harry Baweja and co-starred Sunil Shetty, Raveena Tandon, Gulshan Grover and Paresh Rawal. Film became biggest hit of all time and grossed INR 68 crore at box office worldwide.
4. Vijaypath – 1994:
It was directed by Farouq Siddique and co-starred Tabu, Danny Denzongpa, Reema Lagoo and Gulshan Grover. The movie was a huge commercial hit of the year. Anu Malik’s music work was very much appreciated by fans. Tabu won Filmfare Best Debut Actress Award for her role.
5. Suhaag – 1994:
It was directed by Kuku Kohli and co-starred Akshay Kumar, Karisma Kapoor, Nagma and Aruna Irani. Suhaag became seventh highest grossing film of 1994, collecting INR 15crores at Box Office.
6. Jaan – 1996:
It was directed by Raj Kanwar and co-starred Amrish Puri, Twinkle Khanna, Shakti Kapoor and Suresh Oberoi. Jaan was a super hit of the year.
7. Diljale – 1996:
Diljale was directed by Harry Baweja and co-starred Sonali Bendre, Madhoo, Shakti Kapoor, Amrish Puri and Parmeet Sethi.
8. Ishq – 1997:
Ishq was directed by Indra Kumar and co-starred Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Kajol and Shweta Menon. The film earned INR300 million at box office, becoming all time Blockbuster.
9. Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha – 1998:
Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha was directed by Anees Bazmee and co-starred Kajol, Om Puri, Ghanshyam Rohera and Sunil Grover. The movie earned INR719.5 million at box office and became third highest grosser of 1998.
10. Dil Kya Kare – 1999:
Dil Kya Kare was directed by Prakash Jha and co-starred Mahima Chaudhry, Kajol and Chandrachur Singh. The film was a huge blockbuster hit at box office collecting INR 98.14 crores.
11. Kachche Dhaage – 1999:
Kachche Dhaage was directed by Milan Luthria and co-starred Saif Ali Khan, Manisha Koirala, Namrata Shirodkar and Sadashiv Amrapurkar. The film grossed INR69 crores at box office and became one among the major hits of 1999.
12. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam – 1999:
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and co-starred Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Zohra Sehgal. The film was inspired by Bengali novel titled Na Hanyate. Film was made with budget of INR170 million and grossed INR325 million at box office.
14. Company – 2002:
Company was directed by Ram Gopal Varma and co-starred Mohanlal, Manisha Koirala, Vivek Oberoi, Seema Biswas and Antara Mali. The film was made with budget of INR20 crore and collected INR40 crore at box office.
15. The Legend of Bhagat Singh – 2002:
The Legend of Bhagat Singh was directed by Rajkumar Santoshi and co-starred Amrita Rao, Sushant Singh, D. Santosh, Farida Jalal and Raj Babbar.
16. Qayamat: City Under Threat – 2003:
Shetty, Arbaaz Khan, Sanjay Kapoor, Isha Koppikar,Neha Dhupia and Riya Sen. The movie ran 100 days on several theaters in Mumbai, Delhi, Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain etc.
17. Gangaajal – 2003:
Gangaajal was directed by Prakash Jha and co-starred Gracy Singh, Mukesh Tiwari, Mukesh Tiwari and Akhilendra Mishra. The film was made with budget of INR70 million and grossed INR142.5 million at box office.
18. Khakee – 2004:
Khakee was directed by Rajkumar Santoshi and costarring Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Tusshar Kapoor and Jaya Pradha. The film was made with budget of INR250 million and grossed INR380 million at box office.
19. Golmaal: Fun Unlimited – 2006:
Golmaal was directed by Rohit Shetty and co-starred Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Sharman Joshi and Paresh Rawal. The film was made with budget of INR110 million and grossed INR699 million at box office. The film was loosely based on Marathi play titles ‘Ghar-Ghar’. The popularity of film lead to its sequel Golmaal Returns released in 2008.
20. Omkara – 2006:
Omkara was directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and co-starred Vivek Oberoi, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma and Bipasha Basu.
21. Golmaal Returns – 2008:
Golmaal Returns was directed by Rohit Shetty and co-starred Arshad Warsi, Kareena Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade and Tusshar Kapoor. The film was made with budget of INR240 million and earned INR1.8 billion at box office.
22. All the Best: Fun Begins – 2009:
All the Best was directed by Rohit Shetty and co-starred Sanjay Dutt, Bipasha Basu, Fardeen Khan and Mugdha Godse. the film was made with budget of INR250 million and earned INR599.3 million at box office, becoming the ninth highest grossing film of 2009.
23. Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge – 2010:
Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge was directed by Ashwni Dhir and co-starred Paresh Rawal, Konkona Sen Sharma and Satish Kaushik.
24. Raajneeti – 2010:
Raajneeti was directed by Prakash Jha and co-starred Ranbir Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Katrina Kaif and Arjun Rampal. The film was made with budget of INR60 crore and grossed INR143.11 crore at box office. The film has too much similarity with the characters of epic Mahabharata.
25. Singham Returns – 2014:
Singham Returns was directed by Rohit Shetty and co-starred Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anupam Kher, Amole Gupte and Dayanand Shetty.