Posted Tue, April 2, 2013 10:12am IST

The versatile star turns 44, and we take a look at some of his best roles

Born on April 2, 1969, in Punjab, Ajay Devgn was raised in Mumbai. Ajay’s father is the well known action director Veeru Devgan and his mother is a producer. Ajay made his acting debut at the age of 15 with the 1985 film Meri Behna. Six years later, he marked his entry as a hero in Phool Aur Kaante. The movie won him his first Filmfare Award. Today, in a career spanning over two decades, Ajay has worked in numerous films and portrayed some fabulous characters. His memorable performances in films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Khakee, Lajja, Company, Yuva, Omkara and Singham have earned him both adulation and appreciation in equal measures. His versatility and exceptional acting skills have won him two National Awards-the first for Zakhm and  second award for The Legend Of Bhagat Singh. In his career, Ajay has donned the hat of a villain, a romantic hero, a comic actor and many more characters with exceptional ease. We take a look at Ajay’s best performances in various genres.

Now you tell us which is your favorite Ajay Devgn film and which character you like the best. Also don’t forget to send your birthday wishes to the man who has carved a space for himself in the industry. We at BollywoodLife wish Ajay Devgn a very happy birthday and a great life ahead!