Be it brooding, in love or packed with action, nobody fills the bill quite like Ajay Devgn. He has made us laugh, cry and amazed us with his mind-blowing action sequences.
While we all have admired him on-screen, a lot about him is unknown. Today, on his 48th birthday, let’s take a look at interesting facts you didn’t know about him:
1. Ajay Devgn was originally named ‘Vishal Veeru Devgan’ but he changed his name after he joined Bollywood.
2. He’s been in movies like Phool Aur Kaante, Ishq to movies like Golmaal and Drishyam, but do you know that he has acted in over 100 Bollywood movies? Shocked? So are we!
3. Ajay Devgn doesn’t mind splurging. The actor was one of the first Bollywood celebrities to own a private jet for transport to shooting locations, promotions and for his personal trips.
4. While Ajay can pull off serious and brooding roles very efficiently, it’s well known in Bollywood that he’s very playful and loves to play pranks. In fact, in a comedy talk show, he ended up playing pranks on the hosts.
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5. Not many know that Ajay Devgn had connections in the Bollywood industry. His father Veeru Devgn is a stunt choreographer and action film director and his mother, Veena, is a film producer.
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6. You’d be shocked to know about the movies Ajay Devgan has refused. He was the first choice for Karan Arjun where he was considered for Salman Khan’s role. He was also considered for Darr and Bajirao Mastani.
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7. He has received 32 awards, including 2 National Film Awards, 3 Filmfare Awards, 1 Zee Cine Award, 4 Screen Awards and 4 Stardust awards.
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