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Dharmendra Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : December 8, 2022

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Short Biography

Dharmendra was born on 08-12-1935 in Nasrali, Ludhiana in the state of Punjab, India. He is an Indian Film Actor, Film Producer, Politician & Comedian who is best known for his work in Bollywood cinema.

Other Name: Dharam Singh Deol, Action King, First He-man
Other Professions: Film Producer Politician Comedian
Appearance: Bollywood Punjabi

Dharmendra Complete Bio & Career

Dharmendra Singh Deol is a legendary Indian film actor, politician, and producer. He is known as ‘He-man’ and ‘Action King’ for his work in action movies. He attended Government Senior Secondary School where his father used to work. Later he went to Ramgarhia College, Phagwara for his intermediate studies. Dharmendra was the winner of the ‘New talent award' conducted by Filmfare magazine. He moved to Mumbai, looking for work.
He made his debut in acting with a film 'Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere' in the year 1960.The movie was directed by Arjun Hingorani. He worked as a supporting actor in 1961 movie ‘Boy Friend’Later he worked in romantic films for the years 1960 to 1967. He worked in movies like Soorat Aur Seerat, Bandini, Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya, Dulhan Ek Raat Ki, Anpadh, Pooja Ke Phool, Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi, Akashdeep, Shaadi, Ayee Milan Ki Bela etc. He was cast opposite Nutan, Nanda,  Meena Kumari etc. His first action film was ‘Phool Aur Patthar’. The movie was a great hit.
Movies like Tum Haseen Main Jawan,  Chupke Chupke, Do Chor, and Naukar Biwi Ka showed his acting skills in comic roles. He was paired with his future wife Hema Malini and the duo gave many successful hits to Bollywood including Seeta Aur Geeta, Patthar Aur Payal, Chacha Bhatija etc. He has worked with many directors with the special bond with director Arjun Hingorani. He even shared the screen with almost all the well-known Kapoor from the Bollywood except Kareena Kapoor and Prithviraj Kapoor.
He tried his luck in production and launched his sons Sunny Deol in movie 'Betaab 'and Bobby Deol in the movie 'Barsaat'. Even he did the same for his nephew  Abhay Deol with a film ‘Socha Na Tha ‘.He was a celebrity judge on a reality show India's Got Talent. He was seen in movies like Life in a... Metro, Apne, Johnny Gaddaar, Yamla Pagla Deewana, Tell Me O Khuda, and Double Di Trouble in later years of his career. Yamla Pagla Deewana 3 is his upcoming project in 2018.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2012 Arts

Dharmendra Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Kewal Kishan Singh Deol
Mother Satwant Kaur
Brother Ajit Deol
Sister None
Wife Parkash Kaur, Hema Malini
Sons Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol
Daughters Ajeeta Deol, Vijeeta Deol, Esha Deol, Ahana Deol
Other Relatives Karan Deol (Grand Son), Abhay Deol (Nephew)

He was born to Kewal Kishan Singh Deol and Satwant Kaur and has a brother Ajit Deol. He was first married to Parkash Kaur in 1954 and together has four children including two sons namely Bollywood actors Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and 2 daughters named Ajeeta Deol and Vijeeta Deol. Again he married his co-star in many movies and popular film actress dream girl Hema Malini in 1979 and the couple are blessed with two daughters named Bollywood actress Esha Deol and Ahana Deol. Actor Karan Deol is his grandson. Bollywood actor Abhay Deol is his nephew.

Dharmendra With his son Sunny Deol: Posted a photo on his Instagram

Dharmendra shared a photo with his son Bobby Deol on his Instagram

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 40
Biceps Size 13
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Sahnewal, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Sikhism
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School Government Senior Secondary School, Lalton Kalan, Ludhiana
College Intermediate R. G (Ramgarhia) College, Phagwara, Punjab
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Travelling, Watching Movies & Cycling
Marital Status Married
Debut Bollywood Film (as an actor) - Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere (1960)
Bollywood Film (as a producer) - Betaab (1983)
Punjabi Film - Kankan De Ole (1970)
TV (as a Male Judge) - India' s Got Talent (2011)
As A Politician - Member Of Parliment, Rajasthan (2004)
Best Movies Sholay (1975), Satyakam (1969), Do Chor (1972), Jugnu (1973), Chupke Chupke(1975), Alibaba Aur 40 Chor (1980) among others
Best Friends Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha
Salary N/A
Net Worth $ 70 Million
Official Website www.vijaytafilms.com


Car Collections Range Rover, Bentley & Rolls Royce


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar , Kapil Dev
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Suraiya , Nutan
Favorite Actor Guru Dutt , Dilip Kumar
Favorite Film Director Arjun Hingorani
Favorite Singer Lata Mangeshkar , Kishore Kumar
Favorite Place Punjab
Favorite Dress Suits, Casual Wear
Favorite Food Punjabi Food

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Dharmendra

  • As per one of the report, he used to give Rs.20 to the crew light boy to intentionally disturb him and Hema Malini, so that he can keep hugging Hema for more time during rehearsal.
  • Initially, he was interested in playing play the role of Thakur Baldev Singh and Sanjeev Kumar would play Veeru. But it didn’t happen like that and Dharmendra got the chance to romance her to be wife. Hema had just rejected a marriage proposal from Sanjeev during that period.
  • It is said that he converted to Islam to get married to Hema Malini without getting a divorce from his first wife Parkash Kaur.
  • He was a fan of Bollywood actress Suraiya.He had seen her film ‘Dillagi’ almost 40 times and he used to walk for miles to watch it.
  • Compensation for his movie ‘Dil Bhi Tera, Hum Bhi Tere’ for him was only Rs.51.

Dharmendra Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

88 years, 7months, 10 days old age Dharmendra will turn 89 on 08 December, 2024. Only 4 months, 19 days, 10 hours,17 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Dharmendra has celebrated the total number of 89 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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