Ajay Devgn (also spelled Devgan, but he prefers the other way) is the son of a famous stunt man and stunt director from old Bollywood. He is also the husband of Kajol
, with whom he has two children. He is reputed to be friendly with Abhishek Bachchan
and Akshay Kumar
. Often seen as an intense, rather dour leading man in gritty dramas about crime and politics, but he also does comedy surprisingly well. He has occasionally dabbled in directing, notably the drama U Me Aur Hum
, starring his wife. With the post-2010 return of action films to Bollywood, he has gone back to his family roots with over the top action films like Singham
. He was recently embroiled in a controversy with Yash Raj Films, a production company which (according to Ajay) used unfair business practices to maximize the number of screens their major holiday release would appear on, and limit the number of screens Ajay's competing movie could be released on. The fact that his wife's career owes a lot to Yash Raj Films has made things awkward for all concerned.