26 years of Ajay Devgn in Bollywood: 11 memorable performances that prove he is the KING of versatility

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The intense actor aka the Singham of Bollywood, Ajay Devgn, has completed 26 glorious years in the industry

The intense actor aka the Singham of Bollywood, Ajay Devgn, has completed 26 glorious years in the industry. In a career spanning over two-and-a-half decades, the actor has explored every genre to impress us with his memorable performances. From gangster to an inspector or from a simple person to a heroic character, Ajay Devgn has slipped into each role effortlessly and charmed us with his acting. Apart from delivering super hit films and blockbusters, the 48-year old actor has two National awards, 3 Filmfare awards in his kitty. In 2016, Ajay Devgn was also honoured with the Padmashri Award (fourth highest civilian honour) by the Government of India.

On the completion of 26 years of Ajay Devgn in the industry, we bring to you his 11 memorable performances, which prove that he is the king of versatility:

Ajay – Zakhm

Ajay Devgn’s delivered an excellent portrayal of character Ajay, who is helpless regarding his identity due to the different caste of his father and mother. The way Ajay Devgn expressed his silence, anger and every emotion is truly remarkable. The actor won his first Best Actor National Award for this drama.

Tarang Bharadwaj – Deewangee

Ajay Devgn’s complex acting in Deewangee is easily one of his finest performances till date. His split personality in the film will truly blow your mind. His transformation from the scared and shy Tarang to the raw and fierce Ranjit will impress you to the core. The actor also bagged a Filmfare Award in the Best Actor in a Negative role category for this film.

Yashwant Angre – Khakee

Despite playing a negative character in Khakee, which also starred big actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn stole the show and stood out strong with his superb performance of Yashwant Angre in this action-thriller.

Bhagat Singh – The Legend of Bhagat Singh

We have seen many actors portraying the patriotic character of Bhagat Singh on the big screen. But what Ajay Devgn delivered was beyond excellence. His every emotion, which expressed patriotism was praised immensely by the critics. The actor went on win his second National Award in the Best Actor category for the film.

Amit Kumar – Gangaajal

It seems that no other actor plays a cop avatar better than Ajay Devgn and Gangaajal is the perfect example of that. His top-notch act in the film will make you feel that he is the cop in real life too.

Vanraj – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

Though Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was primarily a Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan film, it was Ajay Devgn’s character, Vanraj, which made this film what it is. His role as a kind-hearted person, who decides to reunite his wife and her lover will definitely make a place in your heart.

Gopal – Golmaal

Known for his serious and action-packed roles, Ajay Devgn surprised us with his bang on comic timing in Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal. The way he portrayed Gopal in Golmaal on screen, didn’t make it seem that he is new to the comedy genre.

Bajirao Singham – Singham

The character of an honest-yet-fierce police officer was played magnificently by Ajay Devgn on the big screen. His class act and brilliant action sequences make this film a must watch for all the masala movie lovers.

Sultan Mirza – Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai

Ajay Devgn’s portrayal of gangster Sultan Mirza in Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai became a rage among movie buffs. Right from his gestures and walking style to his dialogue delivery, it looked that he was born to play the character. His dialogues like ‘Duaa Mein Yaad Rakhna’ and ‘Jab dost banake kaam ho sakta hai … toh phir dushman kyun banaye?’ are still fresh in our minds.

Mallik – Company

The character of a silent but intense gangster, Mallik, was essayed supremely by Ajay Devgn in RGV’s Company. His body language and dialogue delivery was completely on poiny. His conversation with Vivek Oberoi and Mohanlal in the film is a treat to watch. Ajay Devgn had won a Critics’ choice Filmfare Award for his portrayal.

Vijay Salgaonkar – Drishyam

Watching Drishyam will fool you into believing that it’s not Ajay Devgn but Vijay Salgaonkar and that is the power of Ajay Devgn’s acting. The actor played his part with such vulnerability, that you will instantly connect to his character.

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