Dharmendra Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Dharmendra

Biography / Wiki

Dharmendra is a legendary veteran actor, producer, and former politician who is also known as “He-man” and “Action King”. He is one of the versatile actors and recipient of India’s third highest civilian honor Padma Bhushan. He was one of the most handsome actors of his time.

Height / Weight / Age

He was born on 8 December 1935 and turned 85 years old as of 2020. He is 173cm tall. He has brown eyes and Black hair which are dyed.

Net Worth

According to a source, his net worth is estimated to be $ 70 million.

Education / Family

He did his schooling at Government Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, Punjab and to pursue his senior secondary education from Intermediate R.G.(Ramgarhia) College Phagwara.

He left his schooling after 12th standard due to a lack of interest. He is born in the family of Kishan Singh Deol who was the government school teacher and Satwant Kaur. He has a brother named Ajit Singh Deol.

Name

Dharam Singh Deol

NicknameDharam, Garam Dharam, He-Man of Bollywood
Birth PlaceLudhiana, Punjab, India
Date Of Birth8 December 1935
Age85 years
HeightIn Centimetres – 173 cm

In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″

WeightNot Known
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack (Dyed)
ProfessionActor,  Producer, and Former Politician
Sexual OrientationStraight
SchoolGovernment Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, Punjab
CollegeIntermediate R.G. (Ramgarhia) College Phagwara, Punjab
ReligionSikhism
NationalityIndian
Home TownSahnewal, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
DebutFilm – Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere (1960),

Producer – Betaab (1983),

Punjabi Film – Kankan De Ohle (1970),

TV – India’s Got Talent

Fathers NameKewal Kishan Singh Deol

 

Dharmendra with his father
Dharmendra with his father
Mothers NameSatwant Kaur

 

Dharmendra with his mother
Dharmendra with his mother
BrothersAjit Singh Deol

 

Dharmendra with his brother
Dharmendra with his brother
SisterNone

Career / Fashion And Style

In 1960, he started his acting career with the film “Dil Bhi Tera, Hum Bhi Tere”. He earned Rs. 51 for his role. After that, he appeared in the film “Boy Friend” in a supporting role in 1961. He starred in a romantic role during the period 1960 to 1966.

In 1966, he played a lead role in the film “Phool Aur Patthar” and the film becomes the most earning film of 1966. He rose his fame after this film’s success. He also won a Filmfare nomination in the Best Actor category for this film. From the beginning, he got the chance to appeared with some of the famous actresses of the time.

He worked with Nutan in Soorat Aur Seerat (1962) and Soorat Aur Seerat (1962). Dharmendra appeared successfully with Meena Kumari in Main Bhi Ladki Hoon (1964), Purnima (1965), Kaajal (1965), Phool Aur Patthar (1966), Chandan Ka Palna (1967) Majhli Didi (1967), and Baharon Ki Manzil (1968).

He gave various hits with his wife Hema Malini ‘Seeta Aur Geeta, ‘Sholay, ‘Raja Jani’, ‘Sharafat,’’ Charas,’ ‘Maa,’,’ and ‘Azaad. They were the most successful pair on screen at that time. In Sholay, they appeared in the action film “Sholay” and the film got a tremendous response from the audience.

In fact, the film “Sholay” was listed in the “Top 25 Must-see Bollywood film” of all time. Apart from Bollywood, he appeared in a few Punjabi films. He made his debut in Punjabi with the film “Kankan De Ohle” in 1970.

As a producer, he launched his son in Bollywood with the film “Betaab” in 1983 and Bobby Deol with the film “Barsaat” in 1995. Dharmendra also active in politics and was a member of the 14th Lok sabha election, representing the constituency of Bikaner, Rajasthan on the behalf of BJP party.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

In 1954, he married Prakash Kaur. The couple has two sons Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, and two sisters Vijeeta Deol and Ajeeta Deol. In 1960, he was allegedly affair with Meena Kumari. In 1970, during the shoot of “Sholay,” he fell in love with Hema Malini and converted religion into Islam, because his first wife refused to divorce him, in order to marry her.

GirlfriendMeena Kumari (Actress),

 

Dharmendra with his ex-girlfriend Meena
Dharmendra with his ex-girlfriend Meena

Hema Malini (Actress)

Marital StatusMarried
WifeParkash Kaur(Divorced),

 

Dharmendra with his ex-wife Parkash
Dharmendra with his ex-wife Parkash

Hema Malini

Dharmendra with his wife Hema
Dharmendra with his wife Hema
ChildrenSon – Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol,

 

Dharmendra with his son
Dharmendra with his son

Daughters – Vijeeta Deol, Ajeeta Deol, Esha Deol, and Ahana Deol

Dharmendra with his daughters
Dharmendra with his daughters

 

Dharmendra's daughters
Dharmendra’s daughters

Favorite Things

Here we provide you a list of Dharmendra’s favorite things.

Favorite ActorsGuru Dutt, Dilip Kumar
Favorite ActressSuraiya, Nutan
Favorite ColourNot Known
Favorite Holiday DestinationsNot Known
Favorite FoodNot Known
Favorite Things To DoNot Known

Dharmendra

Some Interesting Facts About Dharmendra

  • From the beginning, he has a deep interest in acting and his fascination shared with his mother.
  • He consumes alcohol occasionally.
  • He likes non-vegetarian food.
  • He is often called by the nickname “Garam Dharam” of Bollywood. In fact, in Delhi and Chandigarh, a restaurant opened by the name “Garam Dharam” as a tribute to him and his Bollywood films. And this restaurant menu is dedicated to his film dialogues.
  • He is the only actor in Bollywood who shared the silver screen with all the actors of the Kapoor family except Prithiviraj Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor.
  • In 1975, while the shooting of the film “Pratigya”, the choreographer of the song “Main Jat Yamla Pagla Deewana” got annoyed when he did not dance well and left him to dance on his own.
  • Once the veteran actor Dilip Kumar was praised as the most handsome man he had ever seen.
  • During the shoot of “Sholay”, Amitabh Bachchan was a newcomer in the industry and Dharmendra bonded with him well and redefine the friendship on-screen.
  • Despite his marrying his first wife Prakash Kaur, he fell in love with Hema Malini and wanted to marry her. In 1980, Prakash Kaur refused to divorce so that Dharmendra converted his religion into Islam in order to marry her. This act was highly criticized by the media.

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