Veeru Devgan

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Veeru Devgan
Devgan with his daughter in-law Kajol at the Zee Cine Awards in 2016
Virender Harjidas Devgan

(1934-06-25)25 June 1934
Died27 May 2019(2019-05-27) (aged 84)
Years active1974–2019
OrganisationDevgan Films
Known forHindustan Ki Kasam (1999)
Veena Devgan
(m. 1968)
Children3 (Ajay Devgn, Kavita Devgan Vaswani, Neelam Devgan Gandhi)
RelativesDevgan family

Veeru Devgan (born Virender Harjidas Devgan; 25 June 1934 – 27 May 2019) was a notable Indian action choreographer, who worked in Bollywood films. He worked on more than 200 Indian films including Roti Kapada Aur Makaan, Kranti, Mr. Natwarlal, Prem Rog, Phool Aur Kaante, Jigar and Ram Teri Ganga Maili.[1][2] He is the father of popular actor Ajay Devgn.

Personal life[edit]

Born into the Devgan family in Amritsar, he was married to Veena, and had three children with her, including actor Ajay Devgan.[3]

Devgan, who rarely made public appearances, was last seen at the special screening of his son's film Total Dhamaal in February 2019.[4]

He choreographed fight and action scenes for over 80 different Hindi films including Mr. Natwarlal, Ek Khiladi Bawan Pattey, Phool Aur Kaante, Jigar, Dil Kya Kare etc. He also acted in the 1981 film Kranti in a small role.

Devgan even ventured into direction with 1999 film Hindustan Ki Kasam which starred his son Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, Manisha Koirala and Sushmita Sen.[5]


Veeru Devgan died in the morning of 27 May 2019 in Mumbai, aged 84. Veeru Devgan had not been well for a while and old age and poor health made his health condition worse. He was suffering from breathing problems after which he was immediately admitted to the Surya Hospital, Santa Cruz. However, his condition got critical and resulted in cardiac arrest.[6]

Releasing an official statement, the family said, 'With profound grief and sorrow, we regret to inform that Veeru Devgan, father of Ajay Devgan died. Funeral was held at Vile Parle West Crematorium at 6:00 pm on 27 May 2019.'[7]


As Action Director[edit]

Parwana 2003

Haqeeqat 1995

Jaan 1986

Diljale 1996

Ishq 1997

Itihaas 1997

Vijaypath 1994

Dilwale 1994

Ek Hi Raasta 1993

Platform 1993

Sangram 1993

Divyashakti 1993

Gair 1999

Kanoon 1994

Jigar 1992

Phool Aur Kaante 1991

Pyari Behna 1985[8]

As an actor[edit]

  • Kranti (1981)
  • Sourabh (1979)
  • Singhasan(1986)
  • Sar Utha Ke Jio
  • (1979)
  • Mr. Natwarlal (1979)

As producer[edit]

As Assistant Director[edit]

As director[edit]

As Writer[edit]


  1. ^ "Veeru devgan veteran action director and ajay devgns father passes away". The Economic Times. 27 May 2019. Archived from the original on 6 June 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Veeru devgan bollywoods favourite stuntman". The Hindu. 27 May 2019. Archived from the original on 28 May 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  3. ^ "'I Exist Because Of You': Ajay Devgn Remembers Father Veeru Devgan On His Birth Anniversary". IndiaTimes. 25 June 2023. Retrieved 30 November 2023.
  4. ^ "". Mid-day. Retrieved 30 November 2023. {{cite web}}: External link in |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Veeru Devgan trains ajay devgan for a perfect stunt scene in this old video". News 18. 27 May 2019. Archived from the original on 28 May 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Veeru Devgan dies of cardiac arrest aged 85". The Hindu. 27 May 2019. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Action choreographer-filmmaker Veeru Devgan passes away". The Indian Express. 27 May 2019. Archived from the original on 27 May 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  8. ^ Devgan, Baldev K. (August 1978). "Dr. Devgan Replies". Southern Medical Journal. 71 (8): 981. doi:10.1097/00007611-197808000-00038. ISSN 0038-4348.

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