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From Maidaan to Tanhaji: 5 times Ajay Devgn played real-life characters

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In the wake of the release of Maidaan, here's looking back at the films where Ajay Devgn played real life characters.

Ajay Devgn’s latest film Maidaan released today in theatres. Directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma, the movie is based on the life of the late real football coach Syed Abdul Rahim. The movie and Ajay’s performance is getting a good response from cinegoers. This isn’t the first time that the actor has portrayed a real-life personality on screen.

From Maidaan to Tanhaji: 5 times Ajay Devgn played real-life characters

In the wake of the release of Maidaan, here’s looking back at the 5 real characters played by Ajay Devgn in his career so far.

The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)

This biographical drama chronicles the life of Bhagat Singh, a revolutionary freedom fighter who played a pivotal role in the Indian independence movement against British rule. The film, which is directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, explores Bhagat Singh's ideologies, activism, and ultimate sacrifice for the nation's freedom. Ajay Devgn delivers a powerful performance capturing the essence of Bhagat Singh's courage and conviction.

LOC Kargil (2003)

Directed by J.P. Dutta of the iconic Border fame, LOC Kargil is a war drama based on the Kargil War of 1999 between India and Pakistan. Ajay Devgn portrays the character of Lieutenant Colonel Y. K. Joshi, an officer of the Indian Army who played a significant role in the military operations during the conflict. The film depicts the bravery and sacrifices of Indian soldiers as they fight to reclaim strategic positions in the treacherous terrain of Kargil. Devgn's portrayal captures the valor and camaraderie among the soldiers in the face of adversity.

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020)

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is a historical epic that narrates the story of Tanaji Malusare, a brave Maratha warrior who fought against the Mughal Empire in the Battle of Sinhagad. Ajay Devgn plays the titular role of Tanaji, showcasing his valor, loyalty, and strategic brilliance in defending his homeland. Directed by Om Raut, the film highlights Tanaji's unwavering dedication and sacrifice, making him a legendary figure in Indian history.

Bhuj: The Pride of India (2021)

Abhishek Dudhaiya directed Bhuj: The Pride of India is based on true events that occurred during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Ajay Devgn portrays Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, an officer of the Indian Air Force who was instrumental in the reconstruction of the Bhuj airbase, which was destroyed during the war. Karnik's leadership and determination, along with the support of local villagers, played a crucial role in the Indian victory. The film celebrates the bravery and resilience of the Indian armed forces and civilians during times of conflict.


Ajay Devgn has played a real-life character quite a few times, as we can see from the list above, but Maidaan is the first time that he is playing a real sports personality. Directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma, the movie is based on the life of India’s celebrated football coach Syed Abdul Rahim. It is based in the era just after India attained Independence from the British. The movie has been receiving positive word-of-mouth from the audience.

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