actor Dharmendra biography



BornDharam Singh Deol
8 December 1935 
Nasrali, Khanna, Punjab Province, British India
(now in Punjab, India)
ResidenceSahnewal, Ludhiana, Punjab,India
Debut Film"Dil Bhi Tera, Hum Bhi Tere"
OccupationActor, producer, politician
Spouse(s)Parkash Kaur
 (4 children))
Hema Malini
 (2 children))
ChildrenSunny Deol (Ajay Singh Deol)
Bobby Deol (Vijay Singh Deol)
Vijayta Deol
Ajeeta Deol
Esha Deol
Ahana Deol

dharmendra biography

Dharmendra is a Hindi film actor. He is known as 'Garam' Dharam in Bollywood. He is considered one of the most handsome men, not only in India but worldwide. He is an award-winning Indian Bollywood film star who has appeared in more than 200 Hindi films. Dharmendra's most memorable role as action hero was in the blockbuster film "Sholay" where he was teamed with Amitabh Bachchan. Dharmendra is a member of Lok Sabha, he has won election from Bikaner constituency of Rajasthan on B J P ticket.
His most notable acting performance were in Anupama, Satyakam, Chupke Dharmendra biographyChupke with Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Jeevan Mrityu with Satyen Bose, Do Chor with Padmanabh, Loafer with A.Bhimshingh, Samadhi with Prakash Mehra, Sholay, where he appeared as the inimitable Veeru, Dillagi directed by Basu Chatterjee, Atma Ram's Shikar and Resham Ki Dori, Umesh Mehra's ALIBABA Aur 40 Chor.
According to a survey called Big Box Office Bucks conducted by The Economic Times in 2006, Dharmendra was the 4th highest grossing star of all time
On August 21, 1979 he converted to Islam, changed his name to Dilawar Khan, got married to actress Hema Malini, as his first wife, Prakash Kaur, could not be divorced either as she was mother his 4 children and he had fallen in love with Hema Malini only from 1975 whereas had married Prakash Kaur in 1954 bacause with the Hindu Marriage Act it is illegal for a Hindu to get re-married when his first wife is still alive.


In the year 2012, Dharmendra was honoured with the prestigious Padma Bhushan by the Indian Government.
In the1970s, he was voted as the world’s most handsome person.
He was also given the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award in 2011.
He launched his son Bobby Deol in the Rajkumar Santoshi directed 1995 romantic film named ‘Barsaat’ and Sunny Deol in Rahul Rawail’s ‘Betaab’ in 1983.

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