November 22, 2021 marks an iconic day in the life of actor Ajay Devgn,. It marks 30 years of Ajay Devgn in Bollywood. The Singham of Bollywood had marked his debut with Phool Aur Kaante that released in theatres on November 22, 1991. He made a dhamakedar entry on the big screen straddling two bikes with unmissable swag. Since then there has been no looking back for Devgn as he grew from film to film. From Golmaal to Omkara, from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam to Tanhaji the actor has left his fans impressed with his versatility. A man of few words who lets his eyes do most of the talking Devgn is one of the bankable stars of the Indian film Industry.
In 30 years of Ajay Devgn in Bollywood, the actor has worked in more than 100 films. He has also delivered some of the finest performances. The actor has also dabbled in direction with U Me and Hum. He also entered the world of production with Ajay Devgn Ffilms and produced successful films such as Son Of Sardar, All The Best, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior under his production banner. He is all set to explore the OTT space with a digital debut. Devgn is making an Indian adaptation of mega series Luther, titled Rudra-The Edge of Darkness.
It has been 30 years since Ajay Devgn burst onto the big screen and to celebrate this extraordinary milestone here are 7 of his iconic performances as a treat for his fans.
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s romantic drama featured Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Ajay Devgn in pivotal roles.
Devgn as the silent caring ‘Vanraj’ deserves a special mention as he portrayed a perfect husband material. His deep intense look, silent expressions and loving nature left fans impressed. It was one of the finest performances by the actor.
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Vishal Bhardwaj’s Omkara is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s drama Othello. It featured Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in pivotal roles. The actor played the lead role of Omkara a gang leader who kills his own wife as he believes that she is cheating on him. The movie will be forever remembered for Devgn’s award-winning performance
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior
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The period drama was based on great Maratha leader Tanaji Malusure and his wife Savitribai. The movie had real-life couple Ajay Devgn and Kajol portray the lead characters. Saif Ali Khan played the role of antagonist Udaybhan Rathod. The Om Raut directorial with larger than life portrayal of the historical characters was much loved by fans. Devgn was loved for his portrayal of the Maratha Sardar. The movie went on to mint at the box office.
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The first instalment of Rohit Shetty’s cop-drama franchise saw Ajay Devgn essay the role of a cop. The actor played the role of Bajirao Singham, a fearless police officer. The movie was a remake of the Tamil film Singam, which featured Suriya. “Jisme hai dum … to fakht Bajirao Singham”, “Aata maajhi satakli!” are some of the dialogues that are still popular.
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Ajay Devgn once again left his fans in awe as he played the role of a no-nonsense virtuous officer. The 2018 film saw him play Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, who is determined to expose an influential minister’s (Saurabh Shukla) fraudulent possessions. The movie was loved for its story and Devgn’s performance.
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The Rohit Shetty directorial is the first in the hit comedy franchise. The movie featured Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi Sharman Joshi, Tusshar Kapoor as four crooks who take shelter in a blind couple’s home. Rimi Sen played the female lead. Devgn proved his versatility with comedy with this film. The movie was a blockbuster hit paving way for the other instalments.
Once Upon A Time In Mumbai
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Once Upon A Time In Mumbai was based on the underworld in Mumbai city. The Milan Luthria directorial is based on a story of a smuggler’s rise to power in 1970s Mumbai and how a younger gangster seeks to overthrow him. The movie had Devgn playing the role of smuggler Sultan Mirza with Kangana Ranaut his love. Emraan Hashmi was seen as Shoib who plans to take over Sultan’s empire and rule Mumbai.
Ajay Devgn has a host of films in his kitty. He will be seen in RRR, Mayday, Maidaan, Thank God and Gangubai Kathiawadi to a name a few.