Veeru Devgan

Veeru Devgan

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Updated On September 22, 2022
Amritsar, Punjab, India
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Veeru Devgan was a veteran Indian action choreographer, director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. Veeru Devgan is also popular as the celebrity father of famous Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan. He is also well-known as the celebrity father-in-law of famous Bollywood actress, Kajol.

Early Life

Veeru Devgan was born on 25 June 1934 and he was 84 years old at the time of his demise on 27 May 2019. Veeru’s birthplace is Amritsar, Punjab, India, and at the time of his demise, he resided in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

He is the patriarch of the infamous Devgan family, one of the most well-known Hindi film families in India. However, there is no information regarding Veeru’s parents, siblings, educational journey, and other personal details.

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Caption: Veeru Devgan in an old photograph with his son Ajay. Source: Instagram

Career, Professional Life, and Net Worth

Professionally, Veeru Devgan is an actor, action director, producer, director, and writer. He is also famous as the celebrity father of Bollywood veteran star Ajay Devgan and the celebrity father-in-law of one of the most successful Bollywood actresses Kajol.

As an actor, Veeru appeared in films like Kranti in 1981, Sourabh in 1979, Singhasan in 1986, Sar Utha Ke Jio, and Mr. Natwarlal in 1979. Similarly, as an actor, Veeru worked in the films Hindustan Ki Kasam in 1999, Dil Kya Kare in 1999, and Singhasan in 1986.

For the film Hindustan Ki Kasam released in 1999, Veeru was both producer and director. This film stars his own son – Ajay Devgn, and some remarkable Indian actors Amitabh Bachchan, Manisha Koirala, and Sushmita Sen.

Whereas Singhasan, he was both an actor and a producer. Similarly, Veeru was the assistant director and co-producer for Vishwatma in 1992. Also, Veeru was the assistant director and action director for Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai in 1990.

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Caption: Veeru Devgan with actor Amitabh Bachchan. Source: The Indian Express

More Details

Besides these, Veeru has worked as an action director in numerous films like Aaj Ka Arjun, Dilwale, Khoon Bhari Maang, Jaani Dost’, Swarag Se Sunder, Lal Baadshah, Ishq, Mahaanta, Itihaas, Sanam, PremGranth, Jaan, and Hindustan Ki Kasam among many others. Veeru also choreographed fight and action scenes for over 80 Bollywood films. Some of them are Mr. Natwarlal, Dil Kya Kare, Phool Aur Kaante, Ek Khiladi Bawan Pattey, and Jigar among others.

Furthermore, the celebrity father rarely made any public appearances. Before his demise, Veeru was last seen at the special screening of Ajay Devgan’s film Total Dhamaal in February of 2019.

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Caption: Veeru Devgan with his son. Source: Times of India

Net worth

Moving on, Veeru Devgan had a net worth estimation of around $75 million US dollars. Likewise, his son, Ajay Devgan, has a net worth of around $40 million US dollars as of 2021.

Relationship Status

Veeru Devgan was married to Veena Devgan. Veeru and Veena share three children namely Ajay Devgan, Neelam Gandhi, and Kavita Devgan. Their son, Ajay, is a famous Bollywood actor, film director, as well as producer.

Moreover, Veeru’s daughter-in-law through Ajay is actress Kajol. Kajol is one of the most successful actresses in the history of Hindi cinema who also received the Padma Shri in the year 2011.

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Caption: Veeru Devgan appears in an event with his daughter-in-law, Kajol. Source: News mobile


Veeru Devgan passed away on 27 May 2019. Prior to his demise, Veeru hadn’t been well for a while. His old age and ailing health made Veeru’s health condition worse. Only days before his demise, Veeru was suffering from breathing problems.

Following this, his family immediately admitted Veeru to the Surya Hospital, Santa Cruz. Alas, the action director’s condition got critical. Consequently, he suffered a cardiac arrest. Following his demise, Veeru’s funeral was held at Vile Parle West Crematorium at 6:00 pm on the same day.

Body Measurements and Social Media

Veeru Devgan’s body measurement details like his height, weight, chest-waist-hip measures, dress size, shoe size, biceps, etc are all unknown. On the other hand, Veeru’s hair color was dark brown and he had eyes of the same color.

Moving on, Veeru Devgan doesn’t seem to have an account on any social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Tiktok, Twitch, etc. He often appears on his son and daughter-in-law’s Instagram account even after his demise.

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