Dharmendra Biography, Facts & Life Story

Known For Phool Aur Patthar
Nickname Dharam
Full Name Dharmendra Singh Deol
Profession Actor, Politician
Nationality Indian
Age 86 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth 8 December 1935
Birthplace Sahnewal, Punjab, British India
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Honors Padma Bhushan (2012)
Political Party Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP)
Constituency Bikaner

Dharmendra was born with the name Dharam Singh Deol. Dharam Singh Deol was born on 8 December 1935 in Nasrali, a village in Ludhiana district, Punjab in a Jutt Sikh family. He is an Indian actor, film producer and politician.

In the village of Sahnewal, Dharmendra passed his initial life. Dharmendra’s father was the headmaster in the Government Senior Secondary School Ludhiana, from where Dharmendra took his high school education.  In 1952, He completed his intermediate studies from Ramgarhia College, Phagwara.

In 1960, Dharmendra made his acting debut with Arjun Hingorani’s movie Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere. In the movie Phool Aur Patthar (1966), Dharmendra has a solo hero role. It was his 1st action movie. Phool Aur Paththar turned out to be the top-netting movie of 1966 and he got his 1st Filmfare nomination for Best Actor.

The pairing of Dharmendra with Hema Malini was the most notable. Hema Malini, later on, turned out to be his wife. They performed together in various movies such as Raja JaniSeeta Aur GeetaSharafatNaya ZamanaPatthar Aur PayalTum Haseen Main JawaanJugnuDostCharasMaaChacha BhatijaAzaad, and Sholay. Satyakam with Hrishikesh Mukherjee, and Sholay, were considered to be the most outstanding performances of Dharmendra. India times listed them in the “Top 25 must-see Bollywood films of all time”. The judges of the 50th annual Filmfare Awards recognized the movie Sholay as the special merit of Filmfare Best Film of 50 Years in 2005.

In the action movies, Dharmendra outstanding performances garnered him with titles such as “Action King” and “First He-Man”.  Dharmendra was representing the Bikaner constituency in Rajasthan from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as he was the member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India.  For an action hero role, Dharmendra earned a Filmfare Best Actor nomination in the hit movie Mera Gaon Mera Desh in 1971.

Dharmendra’s contribution to the Hindi Cinema earned him the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. Dharmendra has earned India’s top 3rd civilian honor Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2012.

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Dharmendra Education

School Government Senior Secondary School, Lalton Kalan, Ludhiana

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Dharmendra Career

Profession: Actor, Politician

Known For: Phool Aur Patthar

Debut:

Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere (1960)

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Net Worth: USD $70 Million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Late Kewal Kishan Singh Deol

Dharmendra with his father Kewal Kishan Singh Deol and elder son Sunny Deol

Mother: Late Satwant Kaur

With his mother Satwant Kaur

Brother(s): Ajit Deol

His brother Late Ajit Deol

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Hema Malini (2nd Wife)

With Hema Malini

Prakash Kaur (1st Wife)

With Prakash Kaur

Children: 6

Son(s): Sunny Deol

Sunny Deol (from 1st wife)
Bobby Deol
Bobby Deol (from 1st wife)

Daughter(s): Vijeeta Deol

Vijeeta Deol
Ajeeta Deol
Daughter Ajeeta Deol (from 1st wife)
Esha Deol
Esha Deol
Ahana Deol
Ahana Deol (from 2nd wife)

Dating History:

Meena Kumari (actress)
Saira Banu (actress)
Hema Malini (actress)

Dharmendra Favorites

Hobbies: Writing Shayari

Favorite Actor: Dada Saheb Phalke, Suraiya

Favorite Actress: Hema Malini

Favorite Food: Punjabi Food

Favorite Color: Black

Facts You Never Knew About Dharmendra!

  • Dharmendra hometown is Dangon, that is near Pakhowal, Ludhiana.
  • Dharmendra most notorious performance was in Sholay
  • Dharmendra has received the Filmfare magazine’s new talent award then in search of work, he moved to Mumbai from Punjab.
  • At the 14th National Film Awards, he has rewarded a souvenir in reference to his performance in the movie Anupama.
  • Dharmendra got sentimental and romantic roles in movies such as Aaye Milan Ki Bela, Aaya Sawan Jhoomke, Mere Humdum Mere Dost, Pyaar Hi Pyaar, Jeevan Mrityu.
  • Dharmendra took part in many dual roles in various movies likeYakeen (1969) as both the hero and the villain, Samadhi (1972) as father and son, Ghazab (1982) as twin brothers.
  • Dharmendra has performed with all of the Kapoor family except for Prithviraj and Kareena Kapoor.
  • As the male judge, Dharmendra took the place of Sajid Khan in the third series of famous reality show India’s Got Talent in 2011.
  • A production company titledVijayta Films was created by Dharmendra in 1983. Its 1st  movie was released in 1983, Betaab, that featured his son Sunny Deol as the lead actor. The movie was a blockbuster.
  • Dharmendra produced the action flick Ghayal, in 1990. The movie earned 7Filmfare Awards, including the Best Movie Award. It won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.

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2 comments

  1. Dharmendra jee you are liked by my parents’ generation, my generation and younger generation. No award is greater than millions of people who love your simplicity and acting. I love the song aya he mujhe phir yaad .., No other actor can compete your acting. Wish you live up to hundred and enjoy your life. Indian culture should change with time. 3 or 4 marriages are common in western culture.

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