Ajay Devgan, born Vishal Veeru Devgan on 2 April 1969, is an Indian film actor, director, and producer.
He 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 such as Jigar (1992), Dilwale (1994), Suhaag (1994), Naajayaz (1995), Diljale (1996) and Ishq (1997).
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 are Pyar To Hona Hi Tha, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Kachche Dhaage.
In the early 2000s, he starred in 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. Throughout his career he has given many critically and commercially successful films including Raincoat (2004), Yuva (2004), Omkara (2006), Golmaal (2006), Golmaal Returns (2008), All The Best: Fun Begins (2009), Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010), Golmaal 3 (2010), and Raajneeti (2010).