Ajay Devgn Birthday Special: The action hero in pictures

Updated: Apr 02, 2020, 08:35
  • Ajay Devgn in debut Phool Aur Kaante

    Ajay Devgn's debut Phool Aur Kaante (1991), was a commercial success and his entry scene where he performed a split while balancing on two motorcycles made him an immediate action hero.

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  • Ajay Devgn in debut Phool Aur Kaante

    Ajay Devgn turned down Karan Arjun (1995) to focus on Vijaypath (1994) since the dates of both films were clashing. It was the 8th highest-grossing of the year.

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  • Ajay Devgn in debut Phool Aur Kaante

    Being the son of well-known stunt choreographer Veeru Devgan, doing action roles was a natural fit for Ajay Devgn who earlier films of the 1990s contained several high-octane action sequences.

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  • Ajay Devgn rare image

    When he was not beating up villains, Ajay Devgn sang and danced for his heroines.

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  • Ajay Devgn rare image

    Ajay Devgn married actress Kajol in 1999 and the couple has two children, a daughter Nysa and a son named Yug.

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  • Ajay Devgn rare image

    Ajay Devgn was the first Bollywood performer to acquire a six-seater private jet for transport to shooting locations, promotions and personal trips.

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  • Ajay Devgn rare image

    Ajay Devgn notably donned his trademark jacket in several of his early films before the action began.

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  • Ajay Devgn rare image

    The intensity in Ajay Devgn's eyes has been a constant throughout his film journey.

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  • Ajay Devgn and Madhoo Shah in Phool Aur Kaante

    Ajay Devgn and Madhoo Shah in his Bollywood debut as a leading man, Phool Aur Kaante.

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  • Ajay Devgn with Raveena Tandon in a still from Dilwale

    Ajay Devgn with Raveena Tandon in a still from Dilwale (1994). The film was directed by Harry Baweja and it also starred another action star of the '90s - Suniel Shetty.

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  • Ajay Devgn and a young Tisca Chopra in Platform

    Ajay Devgn and a young Tisca Chopra in Platform (1993). This was Tisca's debut film and she was billed on screen as Priya Arora

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  • Ajay Devgn and Sonali Bendre in Diljale

    The actor with Sonali Bendre in Diljale (1996). He played a college student who turns into a dreaded terrorist in the film.

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  • Ajay Devgn and Tabu in a rare image

    Ajay Devgn and frequent co-star Tabu. They famously starred together in Vijaypath (1994).

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  • Ajay Devgn and Firoz Khan in Jigar

    Ajay Devgn and Arjun aka Firoz Khan in a still from the 1992 martial arts action-thriller Jigar, which also starred Karisma Kapoor.

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  • Ajay Devgn and Amrish Puri

    Ajay Devgn confronting Amrish Puri in a still from a film. They have worked together in several films, which include Phool Aur Kaante, Diljale, Haqeeqat, Sangram, among others.

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  • Ajay Devgn and Amrish Puri

    Action time again: Ajay Devgn and Amrish Puri in a still from a film.

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  • Ajay Devgn in an earlier film

    The gun was a common feature in many of Ajay Devgn's earlier films.

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About The Gallery

Much before becoming the suave superstar, Ajay Devgn was the action hero of the '90s. As he turns 51 today (April 2), we look back at those action-packed days with some rare images and trivia.