Veeru Devgan

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Veeru Devgan
Kajal and Veeru Devgan.jpg
Devgan with his daughter-in-law Kajol at the Zee Cine Awards, 2016
Born1934
Died(2019-05-27)27 May 2019 (aged 85)
OccupationDirector, action choreographer
Years active1974–2019
Spouse(s)
Veena Devgan
(m. 1968; his death 2019)
Children4, including Vishal and Anil
RelativesSee Devgan family

Veeru Devgan (1934 – 27 May 2019) was an Indian stuntman, action choreographer and film director in Bollywood.[1] [2]

Personal life[edit]

Born into the Devgan family in Amritsar, he was married to Veena, and had four children with her, including actor Ajay Devgan and director Anil Devgan.

Veeru Devgan, who rarely made public appearances, was last seen at the special screening of Total Dhamaal in February 2019.

Career[edit]

He began his career in 1974 with the film Roti Kapda Aur Makaan. He choreographed fight and action scenes for over 80 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.

Veeru Devgan even ventured into direction with 1999 film Hindustan Ki Kasam which starred his son Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, Manisha Koirala and Sushmita Sen.[3]

Death[edit]

Veeru Devgan died in the morning of 27 May 2019 in Mumbai, aged 85. 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.[4]

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.'[5]

Filmography[edit]

As Action Director[edit]

As an Actor[edit]

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

As Producer[edit]

As Assistant Director[edit]

As Director[edit]

As Writer[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Veeru devgan veteran action director and ajay devgns father passes away". The Economic Times. 27 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Veeru devgan bollywoods favourite stuntman". The Hindu. 27 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Veeru Devgan trains ajay devgan for a perfect stunt scene in this old video". News 18. 27 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Veeru Devgan dies of cardiac arrest aged 85". The Hindu. 27 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Action choreographer-filmmaker Veeru Devgan passes away". The Indian Express. 27 May 2019.

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