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Net worth 2018: $70 Million
Residence: Nasrali
Country: Indian
BirthDay: 8 December 1935
Sigh: Capricorn
Height: 1.78 m

Dharmendra was bornon 8 December 1935 in Nasrali, Indian, is Actor. Dharmendra is an Indian film actor best known for his role in the hindi blockbuster movie ‘Sholay’ (1975). One of the most respected veteran actors in Indian film industry, he is the recipient of the prestigious Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Hindi cinema. He was also honored with India's third highest civilian honor Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. At the peak of his career, he was considered to be among the most handsome actors in India with a huge female fan following. Born into a middle-class family in Punjab, he moved to Bombay (now Mumbai) as a young man looking for work. Good-looking and talented, he ventured into acting and was a romantic hero in several films during the 1960s. Eventually he got noticed for his well-built physique as well and promoted as an “action-hero”. His action movies too proved to be very successful and soon he received the opportunity to share screen space with some of the best known names in the Hindi film industry. He was catapulted to superstardom following the success of ‘Sholay’. Over the years he ventured into film production as well, and launched his sons Sunny and Bobby who went on to become successful actors in their own rights. He also has political interests and has been a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India.


$70 Million


Some of his recent movies are ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’ (2011), ‘Singh Saab The Great’ (2013), ‘Double Di Trouble’ (2014), and ‘Second Hand Husband’ (2015)


In 2005, the judges of the 50th Annual Filmfare Awards named ‘Sholay’ the Best Film of 50 Years and it was included in CNN-IBN's list of the "100 greatest Indian films of all time" in 2013


He is also active in politics and was elected as a Member of the Parliament on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket in the 2004 general elections, from Bikaner in Rajasthan


In 1995, Dharmendra launched his younger son, Bobby Deol, in ‘Barsaat’, which also starred Twinkle Khanna, daughter of veteran Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna, in her debut film role


He also produced the movie ‘Ghayal’, also starring Sunny in 1990


He set up a production company known as Vijayta Films in 1983 and launched his son, Sunny Deol, as the lead actor in the movie ‘Betaab’


Since he did not want to divorce his first wife, he converted to Islam in 1979 and changed his name to Dilawar Khan


His streak of success continued throughout the 1970s and by the 1980s he was ready to venture into film production as well


The 1966 movie ‘Phool Aur Patthar’ was his first action film and he became established as an action hero following the success of the 1971 film ‘Mera Gaon Mera Desh


These include: ‘Soorat Aur Seerat’ (1962), ‘Anpadh’ (1962), ‘Bandini’ (1963), ‘Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya’ (1966) and ‘Dulhan Ek Raat Ki’ (1967)


The 1960s also marked his emergence as an action hero


Dharmendra married Parkash Kaur at the age of 19 in 1954


He completed his intermediate education from Ramgarhia College, Phagwara in 1952


Dharmendra was born as Dharam Singh Deol on 8 December 1935 in Nasrali, a village in Ludhiana district, Punjab, India, to Kewal Kishan Singh Deol and Satwant Kaur

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