Ajay Devgn, born on 2nd April 1969 and formerly known as Ajay Devgan, is an Indian film actor, director, and producer. Ajay made his film debut with Phool Aur Kaante in 1991 and received a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance in the film. He then starred in films including, Jigar (1992), Dilwale (1994), Suhaag (1994), Naajayaz (1995), Diljale (1996) and Ishq (1997).
In 1992, he starred in Jigar alongside Karishma Kapoor, which was declared a huge hit. Dwevgn went ahead to star in films like Ek Hi Raasta, Platform and super hit films like Suhaag, Diljale and Vijaypath.
In the year 1995, he worked in Mahesh Bhatt's Naajayaz, for which he was nominated for Filmfare best actor award. After his portrayal as an action hero, Ajay started experimenting with his roles and starred in comedy films, such as Ishq in 1997. In 1998, he starred in "Major Saab". In the same year, Devgn was the leading actor in Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha. In 1999, Devgan received his first National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Mahesh Bhatt's drama Zakhm. Some of his later films of the decade include Pyar To Hona Hi Tha, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Kachche Dhaage. In the year 2000, Ajay starred in his first home production film "Raju Chacha" opposite his wife Kajol. The film also bombed at the box office due to its high costs and production. In the early 2000s, his work also included Lajja (2001) and Company (2002). In 2003, he won his second National Film Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Bhagat Singh in Rajkumar Santoshi's biopic The Legend of Bhagat Singh. Some of his hits include Raincoat (2004), Yuva (2004) and Omkara (2006), Golmaal (2006), Golmaal Returns (2008) and All The Best: Fun Begins (2009). In 2008 he ventured into directing as well with U, Me Aur Hum, which saw him starring in the lead role alongside his wife, actress Kajol. 2010 proved to be very lucky year for him as most of his films Raajneeti, Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?, Once Upon a Time In Mumbai, Aakrosh and Golmaal 3 all proved to be superhit films. Ajay was also seen in the fantasy flick Toonpur Ka Superhero, Madhur Bhandarkar's comedy film Dil Toh Bachcha hai Ji, Singham, Rascals, Tezz, Bol Bachchan, Son of Sardaar and Himmatwala.
Devgn and his family originate from Punjab. His father, Veeru Devgan, is a stunt choreographer, and his mother Veena Devgan, has produced one film. Anil Devgan, his brother, is a Hindi film director. He is a graduate of Bappu School in Juhu and Mithibai College. On February 23, 1999, he married Hindi film actress Kajol. The venue for the wedding was changed from a Gurdwara at Andheri in northwest Bombay to the Devgan residence, after a newspaper revealed the location. The couple has two children, a daughter named Nysa, who was born in April 2003 and a son named Yug born in September 2010. In August 2009, Devgan changed his last name to Devgn on the request of his family. He became the first Bollywood personality to acquire a aircraft for transport to shooting locations, promotions and personal trips.