Vishal Veeru Devgan better known as Ajay Devgn is an Indian actor, director, and producer.\nHe is widely considered as one of the most popular actors of Hindi cinema. Devgn has won numerous awards in his career, including two National Film Awards. He is the son of director and action director Veeru Devgan.\nDevgan began his professional career with Phool Aur Kaante in 1991 and received a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance. He then starred in successful films such as Jigar, Dilwale, Suhaag, Naajayaz, Diljale and Ishq. In 1998, he appeared in a critically acclaimed performance in Mahesh Bhatt's drama Zakhm and he received his first National Film Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie. In 1999, his most-talked-about film was Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in which he played Vanraj, a man who tries to unite his wife with her lover.\nIn the early 2000s he gave critically acclaimed performances in Ram Gopal Varma's fictional expose of Mumbai underworld Company. He played the character of a gangster called 'Malik' for which he won Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor.