Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn: From Phool Aur Kaante to Raid, 49-year-old actor's best acts

Apr 02, 2018, 09:15 IST
  • Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn: From Phool Aur Kaante to Raid, 49-year-old actor's best acts

    Phool Aur Kaante: Ajay’s stunning bike stunt introduction in his debut film remains fresh as ever. The movie, in which Ajay played the son of a dreaded don, set the tone for action hero image

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  • Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn: From Phool Aur Kaante to Raid, 49-year-old actor's best acts

    Jigar: In this martial arts action-romance, Ajay is pitted against a gangster, and shows the heart to fight evil in society. The film was the actor’s second success after Phool Aur Kaante

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  • Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn: From Phool Aur Kaante to Raid, 49-year-old actor's best acts

    Vijaypath: A revenge saga in which Ajay takes on the might of a dreaded criminal yet again, Vijaypath was among the most successful movies its time

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  • Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn: From Phool Aur Kaante to Raid, 49-year-old actor's best acts

    Diljale: Portraying an normal college goer, who is forced to turn terrorist due to unforeseeable circumstances, Ajay pitches in a highly competent performance again

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  • Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn: From Phool Aur Kaante to Raid, 49-year-old actor's best acts

    Company: In this highly-stylised RGV gangster film, Ajay plays the leader of a major underworld outfit with utmost panache. Pic/ Santa Banta

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  • Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn: From Phool Aur Kaante to Raid, 49-year-old actor's best acts

    The Legend of Bhagat Singh: Ajay made a serious impression as the legendary freedom fighter in this biopic directed by Rajkumar Santoshi

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  • Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn: From Phool Aur Kaante to Raid, 49-year-old actor's best acts

    Deewangee: The thriller brought out a totally different shade of Ajay. In a brilliant negative act, Ajay portrays a scheming criminal, who gets himself acquitted of murder in spite of being caught red-handed at the scene of crime. Pic/ Santa Banta

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  • Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn: From Phool Aur Kaante to Raid, 49-year-old actor's best acts

    Gangaajal: As the brutally honest cop, who takes on the unbelievably corrupt system in Bihar, Ajay breaths life even into his character

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  • Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn: From Phool Aur Kaante to Raid, 49-year-old actor's best acts

    Khakee: Yet again, Ajay springs a surprise. Playing an ex-police officer turned dreaded criminal, the actor is convincing in his unabashedly cruel avatar

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  • Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn: From Phool Aur Kaante to Raid, 49-year-old actor's best acts

    Yuva: In spite of a poorly-etched character, Ajay manages to rise above the mundane and delivers an impactful performance as the influential student leader

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  • Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn: From Phool Aur Kaante to Raid, 49-year-old actor's best acts

    Shikhar: The film may have bombed at the box office, but Ajay holds his own as the scheming businessman, who wants to achieve more power at any cost, putting aside all ethics. Pic/ Santa Banta

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  • Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn: From Phool Aur Kaante to Raid, 49-year-old actor's best acts

    Omkara: Vishal Bhardwaj's outstanding adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello, Ajay slips into the character of a bahubali, the leader of a gang that executes political crimes for a politician, with utmost ease. Pic/ Santa Banta

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  • Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn: From Phool Aur Kaante to Raid, 49-year-old actor's best acts

    Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai: Portraying the character of a smuggler, loosely based on Haji Mastan, Ajay is top-rate in terms of his acting as well as mannerisms. Pic/ Santa Banta

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  • Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn: From Phool Aur Kaante to Raid, 49-year-old actor's best acts

    Singham: It seems this role was written keeping Ajay in mind. The actor dons the uniform of an honest cop again, and is in his elements throughout the film. Whether it is the exaggerated fight sequences or his run-ins with the main villain Prakash Raj, Ajay's performance spells perfection

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  • Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn: From Phool Aur Kaante to Raid, 49-year-old actor's best acts

    Bol Bachchan: This film furthers Ajay's image as a romantic-comic hero. As the big-shot of a village, the actor is a complete natural. Pic/ Santa Banta

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  • Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn: From Phool Aur Kaante to Raid, 49-year-old actor's best acts

    Son Of Sardaar: In his home production, Ajay is lovable as the sardar who falls in love with a girl from the very family that is baying for his blood, but manages to win them over in the end. Pic/ Santa Banta

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  • Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn: From Phool Aur Kaante to Raid, 49-year-old actor's best acts

    Satyagraha: Ajay Devgn holds his own by delivering a riveting performance as an ambitious capitalist in this Prakash Jha multi-starrer, which also starred Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Manoj Bajpayee and Arjun Rampal

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  • Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn: From Phool Aur Kaante to Raid, 49-year-old actor's best acts

    Drishyam: Ajay Devgn's convincing portrayal as a man who would go to any means to protect his family, even covering up an unwitting murder committed by his loved ones, was praised by fans and critics, who viewed the suspense thriller

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  • Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn: From Phool Aur Kaante to Raid, 49-year-old actor's best acts

    Shivaay: This action-thriller which was shot extensively in Bulgaria saw Ajay Devgn don different acts - actor, producer and director. The film went head to head with Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and bagged the National Film Award for Best Visual Effects

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  • Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn: From Phool Aur Kaante to Raid, 49-year-old actor's best acts

    Baadshaho: Ajay Devgn again impressed fans and critics in this multi-starrer heist film set in the emergency era of 1975-77, with a cast containing the likes of Vidyut Jamwal, Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta, Ileana D'Cruz and others. The film went on to do well at the box-office

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  • Happy Birthday Ajay Devgn: From Phool Aur Kaante to Raid, 49-year-old actor's best acts

    Raid: Ajay Devgn's latest release, which sees him portraying a no-nonsense Income Tax officer in this film based on a true story, was met with positive reviews from critics and is currently going strong at the box-office. He reunited with Baadshaho co-star Ileana D'Cruz in the film

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As Ajay Devgn turns 49 today, we look back at some of his power-packed performances in Bollywood over the years

 

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