Dharmendra Personal Life and Career

Dharmendra Biography: Dharam Singh Deol, popularly known as Dharmendra is an Indian Bollywood actor, a film producer and a former politician. He is known as the “He-Man” of Bollywood. Dharmendra is a versatile actor in Bollywood and the recipient of Padma Bhushan.

Dharmendra was born on 8th December 1935 as Dharam Singh Deol in the village Nasrali of Khanna tehsil in Ludhiana, Punjab, India. He was born in Jatt Sikh Family, and his father was Kewal Kishan Singh Deol. He completed his high school education at Government Senior Secondary School, Lalton Kalan, Ludhiana, Punjab and went to Intermediate R.G. (Ramgarhia) College Phagwara, to pursue his senior secondary education.

Dharmendra got married to Prakash Kaur at the age of just 19. The couple Dharmendra and Prakash Kaur has two sons Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol and two daughters Vijeeta Deol and Ajeeta Deol.

In the year 1970, Dharmendra fall in love with Hema Malini and got married to Hema Malini. The couple has two daughters Esha Deol and Ahana Deol.

Earlier in 1960, he was in a romantic link with actress Meena Kumari. According to some of the sources, Meena Kumari helped him to establish a career in Bollywood.

Dharmendra Biography & Wiki

  • Real Name: Dharmendra Singh Deol
  • Nickname: ‘Dharam,’ ‘Garam Dharam,’ ‘He-Man of Bollywood’
  • Profession: Film Actor, Producer and Politician
  • Age: 82 Years
  • Date of Birth: 8 December 1935
  • Birthplace: Village: Nasrali, Tehsil: Khanna, District: Ludhiana, State: Punjab, India
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Hometown: Sahnewal, Punjab, India
  • Zodiac Sign / Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Dharmendra Film Debut

Dharmendra started his career with the film Arjun Hingorni’s “Dil Bhi Tera, Hum Bhi Tere” in 1960. He got Rs.51 for this movie. After that, he played a supporting role in the movie “Boy Friend” in 1964. As a solo hero, he appeared in the movie “Phool Aur Patthar”. He received his first Filmfare nomination in the best actor category for this film.

Dharmendra Awards

Civilian award

  • 2012 – Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour from the Government of India

National Film Awards

  • 1991 – National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for Ghayal (producer)

Filmfare Awards


  • 1997 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Indian Cinema.


  • 1965 – Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Ayee Milan Ki Bela
  • 1967 – Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Phool Aur Patthar
  • 1972 – Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Mera Gaon Mera Desh
  • 1974 – Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Yaadon Ki Baaraat
  • 1975 – Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Resham Ki Dori
  • 1984 – Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Naukar Biwi Ka

Other awards and recognitions

  • In the mid-seventies, Dharmendra was voted one of the most handsome men in the world.
  • He has received the World Iron Man award.
  • He received a Special Award for his “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.
  • In 2003 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sansui Viewers’ Choice Movie Awards.
  • In 2004, he was honoured for Best Contribution to Indian Cinema.
  • 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.
  • In 2007, he received an award for Humanitarian Services to the Indian Nation.
  • In 2007, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award by DBR Entertainment.
  • In 2007, the Punjabi newspaper Quami Ekta honoured him for his contributions to the Indian cinema
  • In 2008, he was named “Actor Par Excellence” at the Max Stardust Awards.
  • In 2008, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 10th Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI) International Film Festival.
  • In 2009, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Nashik International Film Festival (NIFF).
  • In 2010, he was honoured as the Big Star Entertainer for his half-century of excellence at the BIG Star Entertainment Awards.
  • In 2011, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Award.
  • In 2011, he received a “Salaam Maharashtra Award” for completing 50 years in the film industry.
  • In 2011, he was honoured with “The ITA Scroll Of Honour” at the Indian Television Academy Awards.

Also See: Dharmendra Filmography


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