“Dua me yaad rakhna”, is one famous Sultan Mirza dialogue from Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai that Bollywood buffs cannot forget. Ajay Devgn, who turned 48 today, played some unforgettable characters. His ability to play serious as well as comic roles has proved him as a versatile actor over the period of time. He also produces movies under the banner of ‘Ajay Devgn FFilms’.
He was born as Vishal Devgan (later changed his surname to Devgn due to numerology) on April 2, 1969 in New Delhi to Veeru and Veena Devgn. Veeru Devgn, his father is a famous stuntman and action choreographer who played a major role in Ajay Devgn’s Bollywood Debut with the movie Phool Aur Kaante in 1991 which was famous for his stunt of balancing on two motorcycles in one go. Ajay who has studied in SIlver Beach High School in Mumbai is also a graduate from the renowned Mithibai College in Mumbai.
He has appeared in over a hundred films and won several awards including two national awards for his films Zakhm (1998) and The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002) and four Filmfare awards for various other movies. In 2016, he was awarded with a Padma Shri by the President of India, which is the fourth highest civilian award in the nation. Some of his most famous movies include, Golmaal, Diljale, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, Gangaajal, Pyaar to Hona Hi Tha, Ishq, Singham, Omkara, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and many more.
The actor who learnt to drive at the age of 9, adores cars and dogs, is married to famous actress Kajol and is a father to a daughter named Nysa and a son named Yug. Ajay Devgn’s famous actress is known to be Madhubala while his favourite actors happen to be Al Pacino and Amitabh Bacchan. His favourite film is the old Dev Anand movie, Guide.
As we wait for his upcoming movies like, Atithi in London and Baadshaho, let’s relive a few of his scenes through these iconic dialogues:
1. “Hum toh kabse apni jaan hatheli pe liye ghoom rahe hain … kambakht koi leta hi nahin”
– Diljale (1996)
2. “Power paida kare hum log aur button de de unlogo ke hath me?”
– Rajneeti (2010)
3. “Kutton ka jhundh kitna bhi bada ho, uske liye ek sher hi kaafi hota hai…”
– Singham (2011)
4. “Kashti leheron se takrayegi to hi kinare naseeb honge…”
– Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai (2010)
5. “Hum mein toh apno ne loota, gairon mein kahan dum tha … meri kashti thi
doobi wahan, jahan pani kam tha.”
– Dilwale (1994)
Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn!
Picture Courtesy : Rakesh Dave