Open main menu

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

Veeru Devgan
Kajal and Veeru Devgan.jpg
Devgan with Kajol at Zee Cinema Awards, 2016
Born1934
Amritsar, Punjab, British India
Died(2019-05-27)27 May 2019 (aged 85)
OccupationDirector, action choreographer
Years active1974–2019
Spouse(s)Veena Devgan (m.1968)
Children4; Ajay, Anil, Neelam and Kavita
RelativesSee Devgan family

Contents

Personal lifeEdit

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.

CareerEdit

He began his career in 1974. He choreographed fight and action scenes for over 80 Hindi films including Mr. Natwarlal, Ek Khiladi Bawan Pattey, Jigar, Dil Kya Kare,

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

DeathEdit

Veeru Devgan died in the morning of 27 May 2019 in Mumbai, aged 85. Veeru Devgan had not been keeping 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 Mr.Veeru Devgan, Veteran Action Director, and Father of Ajay Devgan passed away. Funeral was Held at Vile Parle West Crematorium at 6:00 pm on 27 May 2019.'[5]

FilmographyEdit

As Action DirectorEdit

As an ActorEdit

  • Kranti (1981)
  • Sourabh (1979)
  • Singhasan(1986)

As ProducerEdit

As Assistant DirectorEdit

As DirectorEdit

As WriterEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.

External linksEdit