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An Indian film actor Dharmendra is the most respected veteran actor in the Indian film industry. He is the actor best known for his role in the Hindi blockbuster movie ‘Sholay’ (1975). One of the Indian film industry, Dharmendra is the recipient of the prestigious ‘Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award’ and was also honored with India’s third-highest civilian honor ‘Padma Bhushan’ for his contribution to Hindi cinema.
While he was at the peak of his career, he had a huge female fan following because of his well-built physique and was promoted as an ‘action-hero’ as well. Good-looking and talented, he got noticed for his action movies and romantic films. He has shared screen space with many of the other prominent celebrities in the Hindi film industry.
Height / Weight / Age
This December 8th, 1935 Dharmendra will turn 87 years old. Being a Jatt, he has an impressive height of 173cm or 5’8”. While he was young he had a muscular and stunning physique. Though he is growing older his features and looks are still young. He has sharp brown eyes and Black hair which are dyed.
According to a source, the net worth of Dharmendra is estimated to be $ 70 million approximately. He has agricultural land worth Rs 88 Lakh and non-agricultural land worth Rs 52 lakh approximately. He also owns a building in Mumbai worth Rs 17 Crore. He is fond of cars and his collection includes Range Rover and Mercedes Benz S-Class.
Education / Family
Dharmendra was born as Dharam Singh Deol in Nasrali, a village in Ludhiana district, Punjab. He is the son of Kewal Kishan Singh Deol who was a school headmaster and Satwant Kaur was a homemaker.
He had spent his childhood in the village of Sahnewal. He completed his schooling at ‘Government Senior Secondary School’ in Lalton Kalan. He has an elder brother Ajit Singh Deol.
Dharam Singh Deol
|Nickname||Dharam, Garam Dharam, He-Man of Bollywood|
|Birth Place||Ludhiana, Punjab, India|
|Date Of Birth||8 December 1935|
|Height||In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
|Hair Color||Black (Dyed)|
|Profession||Actor, Producer, and Former Politician|
|School||Government Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, Punjab|
|College||Intermediate R.G. (Ramgarhia) College Phagwara, Punjab|
|Home Town||Sahnewal, Ludhiana, Punjab, India|
|Debut||Film – Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere (1960),
Producer – Betaab (1983),
Punjabi Film – Kankan De Ohle (1970),
TV – India’s Got Talent
|Fathers Name||Kewal Kishan Singh Deol
|Mothers Name||Satwant Kaur
|Brothers||Ajit Singh Deol
Career / Fashion And Style
In 1960, Dharmendra made his acting debut with the film “Dil Bhi Tera, Hum Bhi Tere” and earned Rs. 51 for his role. He had emerged as a romantic hero during the period 1960 to 1966. In 1966, he played a lead role in the film “Phool Aur Patthar” and rose to fame after the success of the film.
He also won his first nomination in the Filmfare Best Actor. From the evergreen hit Sholay, his popularity got widened and the film got a tremendous response from the audience. The film was also listed in the “Top 25 Must-see Bollywood film” of all time. He made his debut in the Punjabi film industry with the film “Kankan De Ohle” in 1970.
As a producer, he produced the film “Betaab” in 1983 to launch his son Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol with the film “Barsaat” in 1995. In 1991, he produced “Ghayal”, which won seven ‘Filmfare Awards,’ including the ‘National Film Award’ for ‘Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.’
After taking a break, he returned to the silver screen in 2007 and appeared in supporting roles. He was featured in the movies like Yamla Pagla Deewana’ (2011), ‘Singh Saab The Great’ (2013), and ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se’ (2018).
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More
In 1954, Dharmendra got married to Prakash Kaur. His first wife has two sons Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, and two daughters Vijeeta Deol and Ajeeta Deol. After falling in love with Hema Malini, he decided to marry her.
In 1980, he got married to Hema Malini without getting divorced from his first wife. He has two daughters Esha Deol and Ahana Deol from his second marriage.
|Girlfriend||Meena Kumari (Actress),
Hema Malini (Actress)
|Children||Son – Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol,
Daughters – Vijeeta Deol, Ajeeta Deol, Esha Deol, and Ahana Deol
Here we provide you with a list of Dharmendra’s favorite things.
|Favorite Actors||Guru Dutt, Dilip Kumar|
|Favorite Actress||Suraiya, Nutan|
|Favorite Colour||Not Known|
|Favorite Holiday Destinations||Not Known|
|Favorite Food||Not Known|
|Favorite Things To Do||Not Known|
Some Interesting Facts About Dharmendra
- Dharmendra had quit smoking in 1983.
- In 2004, he won the Lok Sabha election from Bikaner, Rajasthan constituency.
- His hobbies are cycling, watching movies, and traveling.
- He consumes alcohol and eats non-vegetarian food occasionally.
- He is being nicknamed as “Garam Dharam” of Bollywood.
- In Delhi and Chandigarh, a restaurant exists on his name “Garam Dharam” to pay tribute to him and his Bollywood films. Surprisingly, the restaurant menu is also 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 filming “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.
- He is blessed to have seven grandchildren.
- When his first wife refused to divorce him, he got converted to Islam in 1979 and changed his name to Dilawar Khan.