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Dharmendra

All India Jat Mahasabha Centenary Celebrations 2007, Seen in the image are Dharmendra, Dara Singh and Kamal Patel

Born December 8, 1935 (1935-12-08) (age 74)
Sahnewal, Punjab, India
Birth name Dharamendra Singh Deol
Spouse(s) Parkash Kaur (1954 - present)
Hema Malini (1980- present)
Children Sunny Deol (Ajay Singh Deol)
Bobby Deol (Vijay Singh Deol)
Ajeeta Kumari Deol
Vijeta Kumari Deol
Esha Deol
Ahana Deol
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actor, Producer, Politician
Religion Sikhism Jatt
As of September 14, 2006
Source: [1]

Dharamendra Singh Deol (Punjabi: ਧਰਮਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਦਿਉਲ), born 8 December 1935 in Punjab, better known as Dharmendra, is an award-winning Bollywood film star who has appeared in more than 200 Hindi-language films. In 1997 he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Hindi cinema. He is also the father of actors Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and Esha Deol.

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Early life

He was born into a Sikh Punjabi Jatt family [1] in the Ludhiana district of Punjab state to Kewal Kishan Singh Deol[2] and Satwant Kaur. His father was a school headmaster in the village of Lalton where the family later moved.[3]

Personal life

Dharmendra married twice and has maintained both his wives. His first marriage is to Prakash Kaur at the age of 19 in 1954. His second marriage took place with actress Hema Malini. The couple are said to have fallen in love on the set of Sholay (1975) although they had made films together before. [4][5][6] he has two daughters: Esha Deol, who is an actress, and Ahana Deol. He is also the uncle of actor Abhay Deol, who is the son of his younger brother Ajit Deol.Dharmendra was also romantically involved with his Phool Aur Patthar co-star Meena Kumari.[7]

Dharmendra has gone on record saying he does not believe that the Mumbai film industry is a place suitable for girls. He was unperturbed by his sons Sunny and Bobby joining the industry, but was vocal about his displeasure regarding his daughter Esha's choice of profession.[5]

Film career

He won the filmfare new talent award and came to Mumbai from Panjab looking for work.Starting with Arjun Hingorani in Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere (1960),He worked in romantic black and white films in early 60s,hitting solo hero stardom with Phool Aur Patthar(1966). Hits started flowing and he became top bollywood draw in late 60s and 70s.Many iconic performances and big movies include Dharmendra as the main star.His most notable acting performance is Satyakam with Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Political career

He has recently become active in politics. He was elected as a Member of Parliament in the 2004 general elections, from Bikaner in Rajasthan, on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket. During his election campaign, he made an ironic remark that he should be elected Dictator Perpetuus[8] to teach "basic etiquette that democracy requires" for which he was severely criticized.[citation needed] Dharmendra has rarely attended the Parliament when the house was in session, preferring to spend the time shooting for movies or doing farming at his farm house. He has also not participated in any debates or raised any queries.[9] Along with actor Govinda, Dharmendra has been criticised for ignoring his duties as a Member of Parliament.[10]

Awards and recognitions

  • In 1997, he won a Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Indian Cinema over many years. While receiving the award from Dilip Kumar and his wife Saira Banu, Dharmendra became emotional and remarked that he never received any Filmfare award in the "Best Actor" category despite having worked in so many successful films and nearly a hundred popular movies. He was glad that his contributions had finally been recognized. Speaking on the occasion Dilip Kumar commented ,"Whenever I get to meet with God Almighty I will set before Him my only complaint-why did You not make me as handsome as Dharmendra?"
  • In the mid seventies, he was voted as one of the most handsome men in the world, a feat only repeated by Salman Khan (from Bollywood) in 2004.
  • He has received the World Iron Man award.
  • He has also received a Special Award for "contribution in Indian Cinema" at the Kalakar Awards
  • He is a recipient of the prestigious "Living Legend Award" by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Indian entertainment industry.[11]
  • In 2003 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sansui Viewers' Choice Movie Awards.[12]
  • In 2004, he was honoured for Best Contribution to Indian Cinema.[13]
  • In 2005, he received the Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievement.
  • In 2007, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Pune International Film Festival (PIFF).
  • In 2007, he received an IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award by DBR Entertainment.[14]
  • The Punjabi newspaper Quami Ekta honoured him for his contributions to the Indian cinema.[14]
  • In 2008, he was named "Actor Par Excellence" at the Max Stardust Awards.[15]
  • In 2008, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 10th Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image International Film (M.A.M.I).[16]

Filmography

  • Subway to Nowhere (1955)
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1960s

1970s

1980s

  • Ram Balram (1980) .... Ram/Bholuram
  • The Burning Train (1980) .... Ashok singh
  • Chunaoti (1980)
  • Alibaba Aur 40 Chor (1980) .... Ali-Baba
  • Insaaf Ka Tarazu (1980) .... Soldier (Guest Appearance)
  • Putt Jattan De (1981) .... Chaudhary Dharam Singh
  • Professor Pyarelal (1981) .... Ram/Professor Pyarelal
  • Krodhi (1981) .... Vikramjit Singh/Acharya Shradhanand (Vicky)
  • Katilon Ke Kaatil (1981) .... Ajit/Badshah
  • Aas Paas (1981) .... Arun Choudhury
  • Naseeb (1981)
  • Teesri Aankh (1982)
  • Samraat (1982)
  • Main Intequam Loonga (1982) .... Kumar Agnihotri 'Bitto'
  • Ghazab (1982) .... Ajay Singh 'Munna'/ Vijay singh(double role)
  • Do Dishayen (1982)
  • Baghawat (1982) .... Sandeep Kumar Rohilla
  • Badle Ki Aag (1982) .... Sher Singh 'Shera'
  • Rajput (1982) .... Manu Pratap Singh
  • Meharbaani (1982)
  • Razia Sultan (Movie) (1983) .... Yakut Jamaluddin
  • Naukar Biwi Ka (1983) .... Deepak Kumar/Raja
  • Jaani Dost (1983)
  • Andha Kanoon (1983) .... Truck Driver (Guest Appearance)
  • Qayamat (1983)
  • Sunny (1984) .... Inderjeet
  • Ranjhan Mera Yaar (1984)
  • Raaj Tilak (1984) .... Zohravar Singh
  • Jeene Nahi Doonga (1984).... Shaka
  • Jagir (1984) .... Shankar
  • The Gold Medal (1984)
  • Dharam Aur Kanoon (1984) .... Rahim Khan
  • Baazi (1984) .... Ajay
  • Insaaf Kaun Karega (1984)
  • Jhootha Sach (1984)
  • Karishma Kudrat Kaa (1985) .... Vijay/Karan(double role)
  • Ghulami (1985) .... Ranjit Singh
  • Sitamgar (1985)
  • Saveray Wali Gaadi (1986)
  • Mohabbat Ki Kasam (1986) .... Shop-owner
  • Main Balwan (1986) .... Inspector Chowdhury
  • Sultanat (1986) .... General Khalid
  • Watan Ke Rakhwale (1987)
  • Mera Karam Mera Dharam (1987) .... Ajay Shankar Sharma
  • Mard Ki Zabaan (1987)
  • Insaaf Ki Pukar (1987)
  • Dadagiri (1987) .... Dharma (Dada)
  • Aag Hi Aag (1987) .... Sher Singh
  • Insaniyat Ke Dushman (1987) .... Insp. Shekhar Kapoor
  • Loha (1987) ...Amar
  • Hukumat (1987) .... Arjun Singh
  • Jaan Hatheli Pe (1987) .... Soni
  • Zalzala (1988) .... Inspector Shiv Kumar
  • Soorma Bhopali (1988)
  • Sone Pe Suhaaga (1988) .... Vikram/CBI Officer Ashwini Kumar
  • Saazish (1988)
  • Khatron Ke Khiladi (1988) .... Balwant
  • Mardon Wali Baat (1988) .... Yadvinder Singh
  • Mahaveera (1988) .... Ajay Verma
  • Paap Ko Jalaa Kar Raakh Kar Doonga (1988) .... Shankar
  • Ganga Tere Desh Mein (1988) .... Cobra/Vijay Nath
  • Sachai Ki Taqat (1989) .... Havaldar Ram Singh
  • Nafrat Ki Aandhi (1989) .... Sonu
  • Hathyar (1989) .... Khushal Khan
  • Kasam Suhaag Ki (1989)
  • Ilaaka (1989) .... Inspector Dharam Verma
  • Batwara (1989) .... Sumer Singh
  • Elaan-E-Jung (1989)
  • Sikka (1989) .... Vijay
  • Shehzaade (1989) .... Subedhar Zorawar Singh/Inspector Shankar Shrivastav(double role)

1990s

  • [[Veeru dada (1990) .... Veeru dad (siddhartha barpujari)
  • Vardi (1990) .... Havaldar Bhagwan Singh
  • Qurbani Jatt Di (1990)
  • Pyaar Ka Karz (1990)
  • Nakabandi (1990)
  • Humse Na Takrana (1990)
  • Trinetra (1991) .... Raja
  • Mast Kalandar (1991)
  • Kohraam (1991)
  • Hag Toofan (1991)
  • Farishtay (1991) .... Veeru
  • Paap Ki Aandhi (1991) .... Dharma/Mangal(double role)
  • Dushman Devta (1991) .... Shiva
  • Zulm Ki Hukumat (1992) .... Pitamber Kohli
  • Waqt Ka Badshah (1992)
  • Tahalka (1992)
  • Virodhi (1992) .... Inspector Shekhar
  • Khule-Aam (1992) .... Shiva
  • Humlaa (1992) .... Bhawani
  • Kal Ki Awaz (1992)
  • Dushman Zamana (1992)
  • Agnee Morcha (1993)
  • Kundan (1993)
  • Kshatriya (1993) .... Maharaj Prthivi Singh (Surjangarh)
  • Maha Shaktishaali (1994)
  • Jodh Juaari (1994)
  • Policewala Gunda (1995)
  • Maidan-E-Jung (1995) .... Shankar
  • Aazmayish (1995) .... Shanker Singh Rathod
  • Taaqat (1995) .... Shakti Singh
  • Hum Sab Chor Hain (1995)
  • Smuggler (1996)
  • Return of Jewel Thief (1996) .... Police Commissioner Surya Dev Singh
  • Himmatvar (1996) .... Sultan
  • Aatank (1996) .... Jesu
  • Mafia (1996) .... Fauji Ajit Singh
  • Loha (1997) .... Shankar
  • Jeeo shaan se (1997).......triple role
  • Gundagardi (1997)
  • Dharma Karma (1997) .... Dharma
  • Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998) .... Thakur Ajay Singh (Chacha)
  • Zulm O Situm (1998) .... SP. Arun
  • Nyaydaata (1999) .... DCP Ram

2000s

  • Sultaan (2000).... Sultan Singh
  • Meri Jung Ka Elaan (2000) .... Ajit Singh
  • Jallad No. 1 (2000) .... Shankar
  • Bhai Thakur (2000)
  • Kaise Kahoon Ke Pyaar Hai (2003)
  • Hum Kaun Hai? (2004) .... Virendra 'Viru' (Guest Appearance)
  • Kis Kis Ki Kismat (2004) .... Hasmukh Mehta
  • Metro (2007) .... Amol
  • Apne (2007) - Baldev Singh Chaudhary
  • Johnny Gaddaar (2007) - Sheshadri
  • Om Shanti Om 2007.... Himself in "Deewangi Deewangi"
  • Har Pall (2009)... Baba
  • Cheers - Celebrate Life (2009)

References

  1. ^ Chatterjee, Saibal; Gulzar; Nihalani, Govind (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi cinema. Popular Prakashan. p. 547. ISBN 8179910660. "Born in Village Fugwara, Distt Jalandhar, Punjab, Dharmendra Deol was fascinated by cinema from an early age." 
  2. ^ Sumbly, Vimal (4 January 2002). "Dharmendra walks down memory lane". Ludhiana Tribune. http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20020104/ldh1.htm. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  3. ^ Sumbly, Vimal (2 May 2004). "From Ludhiana to Bikaner in support of Dharmendra". Ludhiana Tribune. http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20040503/ldh1.htm#2. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  4. ^ Gupta, Suchandana (17 April 2004). "Plea against Dharmendra". Times of India. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/621498.cms. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  5. ^ a b "People". BBC Asian Network. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/asiannetwork_aod.shtml?asiannet/sonia_dharmendrarm. Retrieved 2006-09-18. 
  6. ^ "Dharmendra walks down memory lane". Milli Gazette. 2004-06-30. http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20020104/ldh1.htm. Retrieved 23 December was to the Bollywood actress Hema Malini. From his first marriage he has two sons, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol who are also successful actors, and two daughters named Vijeta and Ajeeta. From his second illegal marriage Hema Malini Dharmendra. 
  7. ^ Zaveri, Hanif (2005). Mehmood, a Man of Many Moods. Popular Prakashan. pp. 81–84. ISBN 8179912132. 
  8. ^ "Dharmendra wants to be dictator". Times of India. 2004-04-17. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/622339.cms. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  9. ^ Lok Sabha Home Page
  10. ^ "Celebrity MPs among top absentees from Parliament", Times of India
  11. ^ Rangaraj, R (2007-03-14). "FICCI-Frames award for Kamal Haasan". Channai Online. http://archives.chennaionline.com/film/News/2007/03article09.asp. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  12. ^ "Devdas sweeps movie awards". The Statesman. 2003-03-29. 
  13. ^ "Hrithik, Urmila win top honours at Zee awards". The Express. 2004-02-27. 
  14. ^ a b "'Garam Dharam' still a hit with fans in US, Canada". The Hindu. 2007-07-06. http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/009200707060323.htm. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  15. ^ fm.com/features/2008/01/26/3514/index.html "Winners of Max Stardust Awards 2008". IndiaFM. 2008-01-26. http://india fm.com/features/2008/01/26/3514/index.html. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  16. ^ "Dharmendra, Rishi Kapoor win at 10th M.A.M.I event". IBOS. 2008-03-14. http://www.ibosnetwork.com/newsmanager/templates/template1.aspx?articleid=21234&zoneid=4. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 

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