Ajay Devgn Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Affairs, Children, Biography & More

Ajay Devgn


Real NameVishal Veeru Devgan
Nickname(s)Ajay, Raju
Profession(s)Actor, Director and Producer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 43 Inches
- Waist: 34 Inches
- Biceps: 15 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth2 April 1969
Age (as in 2018)49 Years
BirthplaceNew Delhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signAries
SignatureAjay Devgn Signature
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolSilver Beach High School, Mumbai
College/UniversityMithibai College, Mumbai
Educational QualificationGraduate
DebutAs A Child Actor: Pyari Behna (1985)
Ajay Devgn Childhood Film Pyaari Behna
Film: Phool Aur Kaante (1991)
Ajay Devgn's Debut Phool Aur Kaante
TV: Rock-N-Roll Family (2008, as a judge)
CasteSaraswat Brahmin
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Political InclinationBhartiya Janata Party (BJP)
Address5/6, Sheetal Apartments, Ground Floor, Opposite Chandan Cinema, Juhu, Mumbai
Ajay Devgn House
45/D Malgari Road, Mumbai
HobbiesSketching, Trekking
Awards/HonoursFilmfare Awards
1992: Best Male Debut for Phool Aur Kaante
2003: Best Actor (Critics) for The Legend of Bhagat Singh and Company, Best Performance in a Negative Role for Deewangee

Government Of India Award
2016: Honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri

National Film Awards
1998: Best Actor for Zakhm
2002: Best Actor for The Legend of Bhagat Singh

Other Awards
1998: Screen Award in category Best Actor for Zakhm
2017: Stardust Award in category Breakthrough Performance – Male for Shivaay

Note: Along with these, he has many other awards, honours, and achievements to his name.
TattooOn His Chest: Lord Shiva
Ajay Devgan Lord Shiva tattoo
Controversies• In the 90s, there were stories about the fight between Raveena Tandon and Karisma Kapoor over him, as he was dating Raveena before Karisma. Following the break-up, Raveena revealed the stories of Ajay's betrayal. On the other hand, Ajay clarified by saying that, "Tell that girl that she should go ahead and publish those letters, even I want to read the figment of her imagination! Our families have known each other for years; she used to come over to our place because she’s a friend of my sister Neelam. When she started behaving badly, we couldn’t throw her out, could we? I was never close to her. Ask her, if I’ve ever called her up or talked to her on my own. She’s just trying to get publicity by linking her name to mine."
• In 2009, Karan Ramsay (Producer) filed a copyright infringement case against him over the script of the film All The Best. After the legal battle, the case went in favour of Ramsay, but Ajay's production house claimed that their film was an official remake of an English comedy play, Right Bed Wrong Husband.
• After the trailer release of his film Son of Sardaar, the Human Rights activist Navkiran Singh filed a case against him and asked him to cut off the derogatory scenes and remarks that wrongly depicted the Sikhs. Following the heat, Ajay did the changes suggested by them.
• Before the Diwali release of his film Son of Sardaar and Yash Chopra's Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Ajay filed a legal complaint against Yashraj Films claiming that they had manipulated distributors and exhibitors in getting more screens for their film.
Son Of Sardaar and Jab Tak Hai Jaan controversy
• After the trailer release of Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Ajay Devgn's Shivaay, KRK gave a biased reviews in favor of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Following it, Ajay claimed that Karan Johar paid KRK for the trailer reviews.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsRaveena Tandon (Actress)
Ajay Devgn With His Ex-Girlfriend Raveena Tandon
Karisma Kapoor (Actress)
Ajay Devgan With His Ex-Girlfriend Karisma Kapoor
Kajol (Actress)
Marriage Date24 February 1999
Wife/SpouseKajol, Actress (1999-present)
Ajay Devgn With His Wife Kajol
ChildrenDaughter- Nysa
Ajay Devgn With His Daughter Nysa
Son- Yug
Ajay Devgn's Son
ParentsFather- Veeru Devgan (Stunt Choreographer and Action Film Director)
Ajay Devgn With His Father
Mother- Veena Devgan (Film Producer)
Ajay Devgn With His Mother
SiblingsCousin Brother- Anil Devgan (Director)
Ajay Devgn's Father Mother And Cousin Brother
Sister- Neelam Devgan
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Bengali, Roast Chicken, Fish Curry and Rice, Continental Cuisines, Chinese Bang-Bang Chicken
Favourite Actor(s)Hollywood: Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Anthony Hopkins
Bollywood: Amitabh Bachchan
Favourite ActressMadhubala
Favourite Film(s)Bollywood: Guide
Hollywood: The Others and The Sixth Sense
Favourite DirectorVijay Anand
Favourite Perfume BrandPolo
Favourite ColourBlack
Favourite MusicianKenny Rogers
Favourite SportCricket
Favourite PetDog (English Mastiff)
Favourite RestaurantMainland China in Mumbai
Favourite AccessorySunglasses
Favourite Destination(s)London, San Francisco, Goa
Favourite SongTune Mujhe Pehchana Nahin
Favourite Music Genre(s)Western, Slow Sensible Music
Favourite OutfitJeans and T-shirt
Favourite SuperheroSuperman
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionMercedes Z Class, Range Rover, Ferrari, Maserati,
Ajay Devgn Maserati Quattroporte
Ajay Devgn In His BMW Z4
Toyota Celica
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)₹25 Crore/film
Net Worth (approx.)₹227 Crore

Ajay Devgn

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ajay Devgn

  • Does Ajay Devgn smoke?: Yes Ajay Devgan Smoking at the sets of London Dreams   Ajay Devgan Smoking   Ajay Devgan Smoking at the sets of Golmaal 3 Ajay Devgn Smoking
  • Does Ajay Devgn drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Ajay was born in Delhi to a Punjabi family with roots in Amritsar.
  • In 1985, he did his debut as a child actor in Bapu’s “Pyari Behna” where he played the role of the child version of Mithun Chakraborty character.
  • At the age of 9, he started driving, as his father was stunt choreographer and allowed him to drive on sets. Ajay Devgan childhood photo
  • His real name is Vishal Veeru Devgan, but for the industry, he changed his name from Vishal to Ajay. Later, he changed his surname from Devgan to Devgn on family and numerological advice.
  • He charmed the audience with his lead role in Phool Aur Kaante in 1991, which was a blockbuster.
  • He got great laurels from the audience for his stunts performed in the film. Moreover, his two motorcycles balancing stunt got so famous after Phool Aur Kaante that it was often used in his other films later. Ajay Devgan Devgan split balancing between 2 motorcycles
  • Ajay was the first choice for the film Karan Arjun, which later went to Salman Khan. He was also asked to star in Darr, but due to some reasons he rejected and Shah Rukh Khan got the role.
  • He has also given a plethora of cameo appearances in movies like Sar Utha Ke Jiyo, Taarzan: The Wonder Car, Teen Patti, Ready, Fitoor, Guest in London, Poster Boys, etc.
  • His performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was critically acclaimed by the audience. It was revealed that Ajay and Aishwarya hardly interacted with each other on the sets, but the two were impressive on-screen.

Ajay Devgn In Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

  • In 1997, his super sarcastic role in an Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film- Ishq was a hit and made him more popular amongst his fans.
  • After his award-winning performance in Zakhm, he was expected to be seen in the movie “Singer,” but due to the producer’s involvement in 1993 bomb blasts, the film got shelved.
  • Again in 1999, his starring in Feroz Khan’s “Qurbaan Tujh Par Meri Jung” was shelved.
  • Ajay met Kajol for the first time on the sets of Hulchul, but Kajol didn’t like him at first. Later, during the shoot of Gundaraj, the tables got turned, and the duo blossomed into love. Ajay Devgn And Kajol In Gundaraj
  • After dating each other for a few years, on 24 February 1999, the couple tied the knot. Ajay Devgn Wedding Pictures
  • He came up with his own production company named Ajay Devgn Films Productions in 2000, and Raju Chacha was his first film under this.
  • Apart from doing films with Rohit Shetty, they both are friends since childhood and used to attend same birthday parties as they were sons of famous action directors. Ajay Devgn With Rohit Shetty
  • His forte is mostly emotional and intense scenes, but he has also outstood in action and comedy.
  • According to some online sources, Ajay has not watched his wife’s Kajol evergreen hit- Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge yet.
  • U Me Aur Hum was his directional debut, which starred Kajol, but was not a box-office hit. Ajay Devgn's Direction U Me Aur Hum
  • Ajay’s costumes in the movie “Rascals” were designed by about 60 international designers.
  • Despite seeing his bold and confident personality in films, it’s hard to judge that he is a reserved and media-shy person. However, media addresses him by saying “Man of Few Words”.
  • He was approached by the producers of “Drishyam” post delay of his home production, and he got agreed to do the movie only on one condition, which was to complete it within three months. The producers assured him this and the film was a big hit. Ajay Devgn In Drishyam
  • Ajay has rocked the audience with his ultimate comedy in Rohit Shetty’s Indian action comedy films- Golmaal: Fun Unlimited, Golmaal Returns, Golmaal 3, and Golmaal Again, which makes it the fifth-highest-grossing film series in Bollywood. Ajay Devgn In Golmaal Series
  • He has also performed his best in the action film series- Singham, Singham Returns, and Singham 3.

Ajay Devgn In Singham 3

  • Ajay was chosen by Bhansali for the lead in his movie- Bajirao Mastani, but due to some money and date issues, Ranveer Singh replaced him.
  • For his film Action Jackson, he lost around 17 kgs of weight to perform action sequences, especially the sword-fighting ones. Ajay Devgan in Action Jackson
  • Though he looks a bit serious and introvert in interviews and amongst media, but in reality, he is a prankster.
  • Ajay has excellent culinary skills and makes delicious Mutton curry.
  • He was the first Bollywood actor to own a private jet to use it as transport to his shooting locations and promotions. Ajay Devgan private jet
  • In 2018, he stunned the audience with his ground-breaking performance in an Indian period crime thriller film “Raid”. Ajay Devgn In Raid
  • He loves collecting shoes and sunglasses, has 300+ shoes and 200+ sunglasses/glares.
  • Ajay is a supporter of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and is also their star campaigner. Ajay Devgn Campaigning For BJP
  • He has never gone to an award show despite getting Filmfare awards a few times and various nominations, as he believes that all these award ceremonies are pre-decided and venal.
  • Ajay has acted in over 100 Bollywood movies.
  • In an interview with Talks at Google, Ajay and Kajol talked about technology, their life, and upcoming ventures:

  • He is very much keen on doing organic farming, and whenever he goes to his Karjat farmhouse, he loves growing eggplants, ladies finger, radish, and fresh tomatoes over there. Whenever he is not in Karjat, he has a proper staff to take care of his 28-acre farm. Moreover, the Devgan farm mangoes have also won the Best Mango Prize at the Raigad Zilla Mango Competition.
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