Ajay Devgn, one of Bollywood's most successful actors boasting of a fan following across all generations today, was born on Aprill 2, 1969, in a Punjabi family from Delhi that originally hailed from Amritsar. The family shifted to Mumbai later. (All photos/Instagram, mid-day archives and Yogen Shah)
Ajay Devgn's father Veeru Devgn was a stunt and action coordinator and his mother Veena Devgn is a producer. In fact, Ajay was introduced in his Bollywood debut Phool Aur Kaante as Veeru Devgan's son.
Ajay Devgn made his debut as a child artiste with the 1985 film Pyaari Behna. He made his Bollywood debut in a leading role with Phool Aur Kaante in 1991 and went on to star in many films such as Dilwale, Vijaypath, Suhag and many others during the 90s.
Ajay Devgn met future wife Kajol for the first time during the filming of the 1995 film Gundaraj. Their relationship grew steadily since then and they became the talk of the town.
Before marrying, Ajay Devgn and Kajol acted together in the films Ishq, Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, Dil Kya Kare among others.
Ajay Devgn and Kajol tied the knot on February 24, 1999, in a private ceremony, which was attended by their respective family members.
Ajay Devgn and Kajol were blessed with daughter Nysa in April 2003 and they welcomed son Yug in September 2010.
This portrait of Ajay Devgn and Kajol's son Yug and daughter Nysa is simply adorable. Ajay Devgn and Kajol love spending time with their kids and often ensure they are home with them after wrapping up work.
Ajay Devgn and Kajol had kept Nysa and Yug away from the media glare initially but they are now seen accompanying their parents at parties and other social events. Much like the children of other Bollywood celebrities, Nysa and Yug, get a lot of media attention.
Lately, Ajay Devgn's daughter Nysa has become a fashionista with a huge fan following on Instagram. She even has various fan club accounts on Instagram. Talking about the same, Ajay told mid-day in an interview, "I don't know much about her fan following, but why do you say that she's a fashionista? She is definitely well-attired because today's generation is like this. I think Nysa is classy in her dressing sense and has good taste. Nysa does her own thing and none of us, including Kajol, interfere."
Pictured: Ajay Devgn with his son Yug. The little one often accompanies his daddy dearest on shoots. Kajol had once stated that her son, who will turn 9 in September this year (2019), is her priority, which is the reason why her work has recently taken a backseat.
Talking about Nysa, Ajay Devgn was asked if he will allow his daughter to a have career in the film industry if she opts for it. Here's what he said in an interview in 2018, "I won't be able to stop her, but right now, she doesn't want to become an actor. Of course, tomorrow cannot be predicted. Nysa is just 15 years old and is busy with her tenth grade in Singapore."
He further added, "It's too early for Nysa to be thinking about a career. We sent her to Singapore as it is one of the best schools and it's better for her there, without the constant media glare. Paparazzi is everywhere and it is not fair, they don't even leave children alone."
While some celebrity parents are comfortable with their kids getting media attention, Ajay says, "When I ask Nysa not to go somewhere because of the media, how do I respond when she tells me, 'papa all my friends are going there. Am I not supposed to go anywhere?' How can that be their life? We chose to be actors and are accepting of the media glare, but our children didn't sign up for it."
Though Ajay Devgn and Kajol are now getting accustomed to the media glare, when Nysa and Yug are targeted by social media trolls, it definitely affects them. In an interview to IANS, Devgn, a protective father, said social media users should not judge his children.
Pictured: Ajay Devgn and Kajol often go on holidays with children Nysa and Yug. This one is from their Bulgaria vacation, where Ajay was simultaneously shooting for his film Shivaay.
He said, "Judge me but don't judge my kids. Kajol and I are the actors, judge us...it's because of us, our children are under the spotlight every time. Being judgmental about someone is not a good thing. If I start passing judgement on someone, that person would obviously feel bad...so do my children."
Asked about how Nysa deals with harsh comments by social media users, Ajay Devgn said, "She used to get upset over trolling earlier, but now she doesn't care about it anymore. She knows how to deal with it. She has accepted that there will be some people who will keep judging no matter what."
Pictured: Ajay Devgn with son Yug and daughter Nysa during the premiere of Golmaal Again in 2017.
Kajol had revealed earlier that hubby Ajay Devgn was most affected after daughter Nysa's decision to study overseas.
Pictured: A candid picture of Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Nysa and Yug from one of their vacations.
Ajay Devgn and Kajol with son Yug during an overseas trip.
Ajay Devgn with wife Kajol, daughter Nysa and son Yug at the Mumbai airport.
Ajay Devgn with Kajol, son Yug, Tanishaa and Tanuja during Tanishaa's birthday celebrations in 2018.
Ajay Devgn and Kajol gaze into each other's eyes this romantic picture.
The couple completed 20 years of marital bliss on February 24, 2019. Although their off-screen pairing looks perfect, Ajay Devgn and Kajol couldn't work their magic on screen in films like U Me Aur Hum and Raju Chacha, which didn't fare well at the box-office.
Here's wishing a very happy birthday to Ajay Devgn!
Ajay Devgn is a renowned and versatile actor and a successful filmmaker. He is also a loving husband and doting dad and his pictures are proof of that. As the actor turns 50 today, we take a look at some candid moments of Ajay Devgn with his family.
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