Bollywood’s intense hero Ajay Devgn turns a year older today. He is one among the few actors who has successfully forayed in various genre and entertained audiences. From comedy to tragedy and serious, Ajay has a fair score in all. He gained praises with his acting as the villain in films like Khakee and Deewangee while movies like Golmaal portrayed his funny side. The actor made his debut in Bollywood with Phool Aur Kaante in 1991 opposite Madhoo. It was his split stun on two motorbikes that immediately gave him the villain of the tinsel town movies. Ajay has tried his luck in all genres including action, drama, comedy and tragedy.
He has also received two National Awards for his outstanding performances. He married Bollywood’s Simran, Kajol, in 1999. As the performer turns a year older, we walk back the memory lane and take a tour of some of Ajay Devgn’s popular films.
Ajay Devgn’s 1998 movie Zakhm received many accolades for his intense acting in it. Directed by Mahesh Bhatt the emotional drama showed the illegitimate son fighting against society’s stereotypes to get justice to his dead mother. Ajay Devgn received a National Award for his outstanding performance in the movie.
2.The Legend of Bhagat Singh
It was Rajkumar Santoshi’s The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002) which won him his second National Award for Best Actor. The movie also won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi, the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie and three Filmfare Awards. The movie in detail showed how Singh’s critical views towards rthe British Raj was formed and his struggle for Indian independence.
Omkara was an adaption of Shakespeare’s Othello which also starred Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi and Kareena Kapoor in lead roles. Written and directed by Vishal Bharadwaj the movie released in 2005. The movie was received a lot of praises and won several awards. Omkara was one among the highlights of Ajay Devgn’s career. It won three awards at the Kara Film Festival, three National Film Awards, seven Filmfare Awards and an award at the Asian Festival of First Films. Ajay Devgn wishes Rohit Shetty a ‘Golmaal’ birthday
Rohit Shetty’s Singham was a huge box office hit. Ajay Devgn’s performance as a police officer was a widely applauded. It was the remake of 2010 Tamil film Singham. Its prequel, Singham Returns also did great at the Box Office. Ajay Devgn’s action in the movie reminded us of his intense performances during the early days of his career.
Another role that bagged praises for Ajay Devgn was Company. His character as a gangster in Ram Gopal Varma was praised. In the movie with the flick of a cigarette, he made the audiences take note his changing mood. His character, behavior and dialogue delivery would leave a lasting impression on anyone.
6.Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai
Released in 2010, the gangster thriller directed by Milan Luthria received many awards. Produced by Ekta Kapoor, both Ajay Devgn and Prachi Desai were praised for their performances in the movie.
While Ajay could have been missed in the industry for being an action hero, it is his passion and transformation is what made him the man he is today. From angry action man to be Bollywood’s leading actor, Ajay has come a long way. On his birthday, we at India.com wish him a ‘Happy Birthday’.