Dharmendra Biography, Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, & More
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Dharmendra, originally named Dharam Singh Deol, was born on 8th December 1935 in Sahnewal, a quaint village in India. He is renowned as a versatile Indian actor, accomplished producer, and esteemed politician. Regarded as the “Action-King” and “He-Man” of Bollywood, Dharmendra has left an indelible mark on the Indian film industry. You can discover the entire Dharmendra biography within this article.
Throughout his illustrious career spanning over six decades, Dharmendra has delivered remarkable performances in a wide array of films, including critically acclaimed masterpieces like “Anupama,” “Satyakam,” and “Bandhani.” His filmography boasts an impressive repertoire of over 300 movies, solidifying his position as one of the most successful and prolific actors in the history of Hindi cinema.
|Real Name||Dharam Singh Deol|
|Nickname AKA||Dharam, Garam Dharam, He-Man of Bollywood|
|DOB (Date of Birth)||8 December 1935|
|Birthplace||Village: Nasrali, Tehsil: Khanna, District: Ludhiana, State: Punjab, India|
|Hometown||Sahnewal, Ludhiana, Punjab, India|
|School||Government Senior Secondary School, Lalton Kalan, Ludhiana, Punjab|
|College/ University||Intermediate R.G. (Ramgarhia) College Phagwara, Punjab|
|Feet & Inches||5’ 8”|
|Hair Color||Black (Dyed)|
|Father Name||Kewal Kishan Singh Deol|
|Mother Name||Satwant Kaur|
|Sibling||Brother- Ajit Singh Deol Sister- None|
|Wife||First Wife- Parkash Kaur Second Wife- Hema Malini|
|Children||Sons- Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol Daughters- Vijeeta Deol and Ajeeta Deol Esha Deol and Ahana Deol (from 2nd wife)|
|Girlfriend||Hema Malini, Meena Kumari|
|Profession||Film Actor, Producer and Former Politician|
|Net Worth||$70 million|
|Food||Steamed Modak, Biryani|
|Actors/Actress||Suraiya, Nutan, Guru Dutt, Dilip Kumar|
|Singer(s)||Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar|
|Hobbies||Cycling, Travelling, Watching Films|
His father, Kishan Singh Deol, was the headmaster of a school in Lalton village of Ludhiana. He has a brother named Ajit Singh Deol.
Dharmendra’s educational journey began in the humble village of Sahnewal, where he spent his formative years. He pursued his high school education at Government Senior Secondary School in Lalton Kalan, Ludhiana, Punjab. It was during this period that Dharmendra laid the foundation for his academic pursuits and honed his skills.
Dharam Singh Deol was born on 8 December 1935 in Nasrali, a village in Ludhiana district, Punjab in a Jutt Sikh family. Now he is 87 years old. The brown-eyed actor is around 5’ 8” tall and weighs around 75 kg.
First Marriage Second Marriage & Children
In 1954, at the young age of 19, Dharmendra entered into marriage with Prakash Kaur. This union marked the beginning of a new chapter in his personal life. Together, they were blessed with two sons named Sunny Deol (Ajay Singh Deol) and Bobby Deol (Vijay Singh Deol), as well as two daughters named Vijeeta Deol and Ajeeta Deol. Their family grew, and their bond as a unit remained strong throughout the years.
During the 1960s, Dharmendra’s career in the film industry was on the rise, and he was linked romantically with the renowned actress Meena Kumari. It was speculated that Meena Kumari played a pivotal role in Dharmendra’s ascent to the status of an A-list actor in Bollywood. Their alleged relationship added to the intrigue and fascination surrounding Dharmendra’s personal life during that era.
In 1980, when his first wife, Prakash Kaur refused to divorce him, Dharmendra converted to Islam and got married to Hema Malini. The couple has two daughters, Esha Deol, and Ahana Deol.
Dharmendra’s journey in the world of cinema began in 1960 with his debut film “Dil Bhi Tera, Hum Bhi Tere,” directed by Arjun Hingorani. His talent and potential were quickly recognized, and he was honored with the prestigious Filmfare Magazine New Talent Award. Determined to pursue his dreams further, Dharmendra made his way to Mumbai, the hub of the Indian film industry, with the hope of securing more acting opportunities.
In 1961, Dharmendra appeared in the film “Boy Friend” in a supporting role, which marked another stepping stone in his career. His charming persona and on-screen presence soon caught the attention of filmmakers, and he found himself playing romantic leads in various films between 1960 and 1967. During this period, he had the privilege of working alongside acclaimed actress Nutan in films such as “Surat and Seerat” (1962), “Bandini” (1963), “Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya” (1966), and “Dulhan Ek Raat Ki” (1967). Additionally, he starred in films like “Anpadh” (1962) and others, showcasing his versatility as an actor.
- Dharmendra was bestowed with Padma Bhushan in 2012.
- Dharmendra won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997 for his contribution to Indian Cinema.
- In 1991, Dharmendra was awarded the National Film Award for “Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment” for film, Ghayal (Producer).
- In 2007, he received IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dharmendra, the renowned Indian actor, producer, and politician, has amassed a significant net worth estimated to be around $70 million.
Complete list of movies by Actor Dharmendra, including First Movie, Latest movies information details Below the table.
- Tum Haseen Main Jawaan (1970) as Sunil
- Soldier Thakur Daler Singh (1970)
- Sharafat (1970) as Rajesh
- Seeta Aur Geeta (1972) as Raka
- Samadhi (1972) as Lakhan Singh/Jaswant Singh/Ajay (Double role)
- Rakhwala (1971) as Deepak
- Raja Jani (1972) as Rajkumar Singh ‘Raja’
- Naya Zamana (1971) as Anoop
- Mera Naam Joker (1970) as Mahendra Singh
- Mera Gaon Mera Desh (1971) as Ajit
- Man Ki Aankhen (1970) as Rajesh Agarwal
- Lalkar (1972) as Major Ram Kapoor
- Kankan De Ole (1970) as Banta Singh, Punjabi language film
- Kab? Kyoon? Aur Kahan? (1970) as C. I. D. Inspector Anand
- Jeevitha Samaram (1971) Malayalam film
- Jeevan Mrityu (1970) as Ashok Tandon / Vikram Singh
- Ishq Par Zor Nahin (1970) as Ram
- Guddi (1971) as Himself (Special appearance)
- And other
- Aap Ki Parchhaiyan (1964) as Chandramohan Chopra ‘Channi’
- Anpadh (1962) as Deepak M. Nath
- Ayee Milan Ki Bela (1964) as Ranjit
- Bandini (1963) as Dr. Devendra
- Begaana (1963) as Prakash
- Boy Friend (1961) as Inspector Sunil Singh
- Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere (1960) as Ashok
- Ganga Ki Lahren (1964) as Ashok
- Haqeeqat (1964) as Captain Bahadur Singh’
- Main Bhi Ladki Hoon (1964) as Ram
- Mera Qasoor Kya Hai (1964)
- Neela Aakash (1965) as Aakash
- Pooja Ke Phool (1964) as Balraj
- Purnima (1965) as Prakash
- Shaadi (1962) as Ramesh R. Malhotra
- Shola Aur Shabnam (1961) as Bunnu
- Soorat Aur Seerat (1962)
- And other
- Aas Paas (1981) as Arun Choudhury
- Alibaba Aur 40 Chor (1980) as Alibaba
- Baghavat (1982) as Amar Singh
- Chunaoti (1980) as Shakti Singh (Special appearance)
- Do Dishayen (1982)
- Ghazab (1982) as Ajay Singh ‘Munna’ / Vijay Singh (Double Role)
- Insaaf Ka Tarazu (1980) as Soldier (Guest appearance)
- Katilon Ke Kaatil (1981) as Ajit / Badshah
- Krodhi (1981) as Vikramjit Singh (Vicky) / Acharya Shradhanand
- Main Intequam Loonga (1982) as Kumar Agnihotri ‘Bitto’
- Naseeb (1981) as Himself in a Song (Special appearance)
- Professor Pyarelal (1981) as Ram / Professor Pyarelal
- Ram Balram (1980) as Ram
- Samraat (1982) as Ram
- Teesri Aankh (1982) as Ashok
- The Burning Train (1980) as Ashok Singh
- And other
- Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se (2018) as Jaywant Parmar
- Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011) as Dharam Singh Dhillon
- Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (2013) as Dharam Singh Dhillon
- Tell Me O Kkhuda (2011) as Tony Costello
- Singh Saab the Great (2013) as Cameo in song ‘Daru Band Kal Se’
- Second Hand Husband (2015) as Ajit Singh
- Jora 10 Numbaria (2017) as Jagga Baba
- Dusman Ke Khoon Paani Ha (2014)
- Double Di Trouble (2014) as Ajit / Manjit (Double role)
- Zulm Ki Hukumat (1992) as Pitamber Kohli
- Waqt Ka Badshah (1992)
- Virodhi (1992) as Inspector Shekhar
- Veeru Dada (1990) as Veeru Dada
- Vardi (1990) as Havaldar Bhagwan Singh (Special appearance)
- Trinetra (1991) as Raja (Special appearance)
- Tahalka (1992) as Ex-Major Dharam Singh
- Qurbani Jatt Di (1990)
- Pyar Ka Karz (1990)
- Paap Ki Aandhi (1991) as Dharma / Mangal (Double Role)
- Naakabandi (1990) as Veer “Veera” Singh
- Mast Kalandar (1991)
- Kohraam (1991) as Arjun
- Khule-Aam (1992) as Shiva
- Kal Ki Awaz (1992)
- Humse Na Takrana (1990)
- Humlaa (1992) as Bhawani
- Farishtay (1991) as Veeru
- Dushman Devta (1991) as Shiva
- Agnee Morcha (1993)
- And other
- Zakhmi Sherni (2001)
- The Revenge: Geeta Mera Naam (2000) as Baba Thakur
- Sultaan (2000) as Sultan Singh (Extended special appearance)
- Shiva Ka Insaaf (2003) as Shiva
- Saugandh Geeta Ki (2001)
- Reshma aur Sultan (2002)
- Meri Jung Ka Elaan (2000) as Ajit Singh
- Kaali Ki Saugandh (2000) as Sultan Singh
- Jallad No. 1 (2000) as Shankar
- Jagira (2001)
- Border Kashmir (2002)
- Bhooka Sher (2001) as Ranbir Singh
- Bhai Thakur (film) (2000)
- And other
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