Being the son of a master action director, it was only obvious that Ajay would excel in action, but he surprised the industry and audiences alike with his superb comic performance in Inder Kumar's Ishq and his emotionally moving performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, exhibiting a range that was truly rare. By then Ajay had proven that there was no genre of cinema which was alien to him and he continued to excel in each of his roles. His stellar performance in Mahesh Bhatt's Zakhm fetched him his first ever National Award. His subtle yet hard hitting performance in Company made him a Ram Gopal Varma favourite. Ajay later worked with Ramu on Bhoot.
The last two years have seen Ajay grow in stature. In 2009, he had some lovely films on hand, like Vipul Shah's London Dreams, which had shades of 'Amadeus' and the laugh riot All The Best. The current year has turned out even better for Ajay with releases like Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge, Rajneeti, Once Upon A Time in Mumbai and Aakrosh. Diwali will see the actor back in a comic caper, this time Rohit Shetty's Golmaal 3. The best is definitely yet to come for this actor. The last two years have seen Ajay grow in stature.
Subsequently, he was the narrator in Yamla Pagla Deewana and did a cameo role in the Salman Khan-starrer Ready. Devgn's next film, Singham, proved to be a milestone for him. The film grossed 100 crores net in India, making it the 7th film to do so. Devgn’s film Rascals released in December 2011. He paired up with Sanjay Dutt, in this film directed by the King of Comedy, David Dhawan. In the year 2012, his first release has been the multi-starrer thriller Tezz, which was helmed by Priyadarshan. He was last seen in the Rohit Shetty film ‘Bol Bachchan’ which has done exceedingly well at the box office. His Diwali release Son Of Sardaar, directed by Ashwni Dhir and also starring Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt and Juhi Chawla, opened to huge numbers at the box-office and will surely turn out to be a big blockbuster.