Ajay Devgn filmography
Ajay Devgn is an Indian Bollywood film actor, director and producer. His debut as an actor came in Phool Aur Kaante (1991), which won him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. Devgn then played a kickboxer in the martial arts film Jigar (1992) and a blind character in the film Vijaypath (1994). Further success came with roles in the 1994 box-office hits Suhaag and Dilwale. He garnered his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor nomination for his performance in the action drama Naajayaz (1995). Devgn received critical acclaim for his roles in Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha and the political drama Zakhm (both 1998), winning National Film Award for Best Actor for the latter. In 1999, he starred in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, earning a Filmfare Best Actor nomination. In 2000, Devgn established his production house Ajay Devgn FFilms, produced and appeared as the protagonist in the commercially unsuccessful Raju Chacha. He received a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role as a dacoit in the drama Lajja (2001).Devgn played a character loosely based on Dawood Ibrahim in Ram Gopal Varma's critically acclaimed gangster film Company (2002). He won his second National Film Award for portraying the revolutionary Bhagat Singh in Santoshi's biopic The Legend of Bhagat Singh and received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for both these films. He next played the antagonist in psychological thriller Deewangee (2002), for which he earned a Filmfare Best Villain Award. In 2003, Devgn starred in Varma's commercially successful horror film Bhoot. He received another Filmfare Best Actor nomination for his role of an honest IPS officer in the drama Gangaajal (2003), directed by Prakash Jha. The following year, Devgn appeared as a student-turned-politician in Yuva (2004), a drama from Mani Ratnam. He portrayed a character based on Othello in the critically acclaimed film Omkara (2006), a remake of William Shakespeare's play Othello and also played Gopal in Rohit Shetty's multi-starrer comedy Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006), a role he later reprised in its sequels Golmaal Returns (2008) and Golmaal 3 (2010). In 2007, Devgn appeared in two commercial failures, including Varma's Aag, based on the 1975 cult classic Sholay. Aag is considered one of the worst films.In 2008, Devgn acted in the drama Halla Bol, and directed and produced the romantic drama U Me Aur Hum. In 2009, he produced his third film, All the Best: Fun Begins. In the crime drama Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010), Devgn played a character inspired from gangster Haji Mastan. He appeared as a dalit leader in Jha's political drama Raajneeti (2010). Both of these films performed favourably at the box office and the former garnered him a Filmfare Best Actor nomination. He again collaborated with Shetty for the role of an upright police officer in the action drama Singham (2011). Devgn achieved further success with roles in the action comedies Bol Bachchan and Son of Sardaar, the latter of which he also produced. He appeared as a protective father in Nishikant Kamat's Drishyam (2015). The following year he directed, produced and starred in the action drama Shivaay with Erika Kaar. Devgn has produced two short films; The Awakening (2006) and Save The Girl Child (2012). He has also hosted the TV show Ramleela – Ajay Devgn Ke Saath (2012).