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Ajay Devgan

Name Vishal Veeru Devgan
Known Name Ajay Devgan
Date of birth 2 April 1969
Birth Place New Delhi, India
Occupation Actor, producer, director
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Kajol (m. 1999)
Parent(s) Veena and Veeru Devgan
Awards Padma Shri (2016)[1]


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.

Devgan with his wife Kajol 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. Devgan and Kajol stored their newborn son’s umbilical cord blood and tissues to act as a source of stem cells in case of serious ailment. In August 2009, Devgan changed his surname to a new spelling, Devgn, at the request of his family. Devgan was the first Bollywood personality to own a private jet for transport to shooting locations, to promotions and for personal trips. Acting career[edit]

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