Movie Actor

Dharam Singh Deol, also known mononymously as Dharmendra, is an Indian actor, producer and politician who is known for his work in Hindi films.

Full Name
Dharam Singh Deol
Dec 8, 1935
5′ 10″
Net Worth


Dharmendra, born Dharmendra Singh Deol on 8 December 1935, is a popular Bollywood actor. Born in Nasrali village of Punjab's Ludhiana district, he is considered to be one of the most successful Hindi film actors of all time. He has acted in over 250 films in a career that spans five decades.

Dharmendra made his debut as an actor in 1960's Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere and rose to stardom with the action movie Phool Aur Patthar (1966). His other notable films include Mera Gaon Mera Desh (1971), Jugnu (1973), Sholay (1975), Chupke Chupke (1975), Chacha Bhatija (1977), The Burning Train (1980) and Dostana (1980). He also ventured into production with Rajkumar Kohli's Lalkar and went on to produce several movies such as Yash Chopra's Karan Arjun and Rajkumar Santoshi's Ghayal.

Dharmendra has won several awards throughout his career including Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Phool Aur Patthar, BFJA Awards for Best Actor for Pratigya and Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema in 1997. He was honored with Padma Bhushan award by the Government of India in 2012.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1935</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Dharmendra is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On December 8, 1935, Dharmendra was born to Kewal Kishan Singh Deol and Satwant Kaur in Phagwara, Punjab.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1964</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Film 'Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Dharmendra's debut film was "Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere" released in 1964.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1966</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in 'Phool Aur Patthar'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Dharmendra gets his first lead role in the movie "Phool Aur Patthar" which was a commercial success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1971</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Hema Malini</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Dharmendra marries actress Hema Malini.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1976</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Filmfare Award Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in "Sholay".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lifetime Achievement Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Government of India for his contributions to Indian cinema.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Padma Bhushan Awarded</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives Padma Bhushan, one of the highest civilian awards in India, for his contribution to Indian cinema.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dharmendra is one of the most iconic actors in India. He has starred in over 200 films and is well known for his roles in films like Sholay, Seeta Aur Geeta and Chupke Chupke. He is an amazing actor with incredible talent.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> His Charisma</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dharmendra has an undeniable charisma that shines through on screen. His presence draws people in and he has a natural charm that has made him one of the most beloved stars in India.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> His Commitment to Indian Cinema</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dharmendra has been a committed supporter of Indian cinema throughout his career. He has helped shape the industry by producing some of the biggest hits in Indian cinema and has continued to be a champion for independent films as well.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Received Padma Bhushan Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dharmendra was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian award, in 2012 for his contribution to Indian cinema.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Was a Wrestler</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before entering the world of film, Dharmendra was an amateur wrestler. He trained and competed in local competitions in his hometown of Amritsar.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Has His Own Production Company</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dharmendra founded his own production company, Vijayta Films, in 1985. The company has produced several hits such as "Soorma Bhopali" and "Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has Two Daughters with Hema Malini</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dharmendra married legendary actress Hema Malini in 1980 and they have two daughters, Esha and Ahana Deol.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Father of Four Actors</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dharmendra is the father of four successful actors: Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Esha Deol, and Ahana Deol.</p></div>


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