Date of Birth: 8th December, 1935.
Address: Plot No. 22, 11th Road, JVPD Scheme, Juhu, Bombay
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Debut Film: "Dil Bhi Tera, Hum Bhi Tere"
Film Awards: Filmfare Life Time Achievement Award
Film star Dharmendra was born at Phagwara in Punjab. He was first
noticed in a Filmfare spot- the- talent contest and was signed by Arjun
Hingorani for the film "Dil Bhi Tera, Hum Bhi Tere". At the
start of his career Dharmendra was usually cast as a romantic hero. His
first major hit film was "Phool Aur Patthar". Dharmendra also
worked in comedy films like "Chupke Chupke", a masterpiece
from Hrishikesh Mukherjee. When action movies became popular in 1970's
he starred as action hero in many such films. Dharmendra's most
memorable role as action hero was in the blockbuster film "Sholay"
where he was teamed with Amitabh Bachchan.
Apart from Amitabh Bachchan, no other film star can claim to be equally
good in comedy and action as Dharmendra. Dharmendra also ventured into
film production and launched his sons Sunny Deol in "Betaab"
and Bobby Deol in "Barsaat" as well as his nephew Abhay Deol
in "Socha Na Tha". After a few years hiatus from acting since
the early 2000s he is reappearing in films as character actor. His
latest films "Metro" and "Apne" have been successful
at the box office. Dharmendra also played a Villainious role in his
recent released film "Johnny Gaddar". Dharmendra has married
Bollywood actress Hema Malini after converting to Islam. He had to
change his religion because he was already married to Prakash Kaur and
according to Hindu marriage act one can not marry any other woman till
the first wife is alive.
Om Shanti Om, Johnny Gaddaar, Apne, Metro, Kis Kis Ki Kismat, Hum Kaun
Hai?, Kaise Kahoon Ke Pyaar Hai, Bhai Thakur, Jallad No. 1 , Meri Jung
Ka Elaan, Sultaan, Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, Dharma Karma, Loha Mafia,
Aatank, Himmatvar, Return of Jewel Thief, Smuggler, Taaqat, Policewala
Gunda, Kundan, Dushman Zamana, Kal Ki Awaz, Humlaa, Tehelka, Virodhi,
Paap Ki Aandhi, Kohraam, Trinetra, Humse Na Takrana, Pyaar Ka Karz,
Dada, Batwara, Paap Ko Jalaa Kar Raakh Kar Doonga, Soorma Bhopali,
Zalzala, Sunny, Insaaf Ka Tarazu, Alibaba Aur 40 Chor, The Burning
Train, Ram Balram, Dream Girl, Sholay, Chupke Chupke, Dost, Pocketmaar,
Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Seeta Aur Geeta, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Aankhen ,
Baazi, Phool Aur Patthar, Ayee Milan Ki Bela, Soorat Aur Seerat, Boy
Friend, Shola Aur Shabnam and Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere.