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Dharam Singh Deol was born on 8 December 1935, in Nasrali, Punjab, India, and is an actor, best known for his work in Hindi cinema, particularly for action films such as “Sholay”; he has received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award thanks to his contributions. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Dharmendra? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $70 million, mostly earned through success in the Indian film industry. He has earned nicknames such as “He-Man” and “Action King” thanks to his work. He also became part of the 14th Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian parliament. All of these achievements have ensured the position of his wealth.

Dharmendra Net Worth $70 million

Dharmendra attended Government Senior Secondary School, and after matriculating went to Ramgarhia College where he did his intermediate.
One of his first features was winning Filmfare magazine’s new talent award, after he moved to Mumbai looking for work and made his debut in “Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere” in 1960. The following year he was cast in a supporting role in “Boy Friend”, which would lead to numerous film opportunities in which he was the romantic interest. His net worth was starting to build up at this point.

Over the next few years, he became part of films such as “Dil ne Phir Yaad Kiya”, “Pooja Ke Phool”, and “Main Bhi Ladki Hoon”. One of his first action films was “Phool Aur Patthar” in which he was given the solo hero role. He became one of the top talents of the industry, and soon he would get his first Filmfare nomination for Best Actor, receiving critical acclaim for his performance in “Anupama”. Aside from action films, Dharmendera has also had comic roles in “Tum Haseen Main Jawan”, “Dillagi”, and “Naukar Biwi Ka”.

He became very successful with his future wife Hema Malini, and the couple starred together in many films, including “Raja Jani”, “Dost”, and “Chacha Bhatija”. In between 1976 to 1984, Dharmendra went on to appear in action films such as “Bhagawat” and “Katilon Ke Kaatil”, working with various directors and collaborating the longest with Arjun Hingorani; they worked together in films such as “Kaun Kare Kurbanie”, and Khel Khllari Ka”. He’s also worked with most members of the Kapoor Family.

Dharmendra then experimented with film production, and would go on a four-year acting hiatus in 2003. He returned to films in 2007, and would appear in films such as “Apne” and “Life in a… Metro”.

Aside from his film work, Dharmendra became a judge in the reality television show “India’s Got Talent”. He established a production company called Vijayta Films. One of the company’s first films was “Betaab” which starred Dharmendra’s son. All of these other opportunities elevated his net worth further.

Dharmendra was also supposedly active in politics, and became a Member of the Parliament in 2004, although apparently attending only rarely.

For his personal life, it is known that Dharmendra’s first marriage was to Parkash Kaur. They have two sons and two daughters. His two sons would eventually go for acting careers as well. His next marriage was to Hema Malini after he converted to Islam, so maintaining both wives. They have two daughters who would also venture into acting.

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Dharmendra Jaiswara Biography

Full NameDharmendra
Net Worth$70 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 8, 1935
Place Of BirthNasrali, Ludhiana, India
Height1.78 m
Weight78 Kg
EducationHema Malini (m. 1980), Prakash Kaur (m. 1954)
SpouseHema Malini (m. 1980), Prakash Kaur (m. 1954)
ChildrenSunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Esha Deol, Ahana Deol, Vijeta Deol, Ajeita Deol
ParentsSatwant Kaur, Kewal Kishan Singh Deol
SiblingsAjit Deol
AwardsFilmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, Padma Bhushan, Filmfare Award for Best Film, IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award, Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievement, National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Indian Telly Award for Best Judge Panel, Guild Award for Lifetime A…
NominationsFilmfare Award for Best Actor, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor, Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role, Mere Dushman, Kya Miliye Aise Logon Se, Gar Tum Bhula Na Doge (Yakeen)
MoviesMere Dushman, Kya Miliye Aise Logon Se, Gar Tum Bhula Na Doge (Yakeen), Sholay, Jugnu, Chupke Chupke, Dost, Apne, Naya Zamana, Yamla Pagla Deewana, Dharam Veer, Raja Jani, Izzat, Ghulami, Phool Aur Patthar, Patthar Aur Payal, Seeta Aur Geeta, Samadhi, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Tahalka, Farishtay, Satyaka…
TV ShowsIndia’s Got Talent
1Amitabh Bachchan is in a bracket where he can’t be touched. He’s the star of the century.

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1Cousin is actor, producer Vijay Dhanoya (Dhanoa). He is the brother of Guddu Dhanoa and actor Narendra.
2His cousin Narendra attempted to become a actor in the 1970s. Narendra starred in the film “Apne Dushman” opposite Reena Roy and the Punjabi film “Do Sher” and a few other films. Narendra is the elder brother of director Guddu Dhanoa. In 2006 scandal broke out as Stardust Magazine carried a story of Narendra’s son Vishal Dhanoa. Vishal had previously worked as a assistant on the film “Jaal -The Trap” and acted in a television serial .Vishal was arrested for exposing himself inside a Mumbai University complex in Kalina. Another report was lodged against him saying he attempted to assault a woman who lived in the same vincity as him. In 2013 Vishal was arrested for stabbing his mother Meena due to not giving him money. The media stated that he was a habitual drug user and heavy alcoholic. The media picked up on the story as Dharmendra and Sunny Deol rushed Meena to the hospital right away.
3Starred in the shelved film “Dagdar Babu” (1974). Starring Dharmendra, Jaya Bhadhuri,Utpal Dutt,Urmila Bhatt. Directed by Labhendu Ghosh.
4Starred in the shelved film Mera Imaan (1988). Starring Dharmendra, Govinda,Shabana Azmi, Mandakini,Amrish Puri, Gulshan Grover.Directed by Ashok Tyagi.
5Distant relative of action director Mohan Singh Baggad.
6Daughter Ajeeta Chaudri works as a school psychologist (Special Education Services) at a elementary school in San Fransisco, USA.
7Had a younger sister named Surinder who passed away from Typhoid when she young. Surinder was older then brother Ajit Singh Deol.
8Had a elder brother named Santosh who passed away at the age of 2.
9In Arun Bakshi’s debut Punjabi album ,”Bol Mitti De Bawya”(1999), Dharmendra gave Punjabi commentary. Lyrics were by Dharmendra’s brother Ajit Singh Deol.
10Starred in the shelved movie P.P.International’s “Uddesh”(1996) Starring Dharmendra,Goldie Marwah,Ritu Shivpuri,Kiran Kumar,Aruna Irani,Ranjeet,Arjun, Mohan Joshi, Music by Dilip Sen, Sameer Sen,Directed by S.L.Raj, Reels:3.
11Starred in the shelved movie, Veshaaka Films “Rafoo Chakkar”(1996)Starring Dharmendra, Abhishek Kapoor, Sooneha, Raj Babbar, Mohan Joshi, Arjun, Music by Bappi Lahiri, Directed by Farough Siddiqui. Reels :14.
12All five of his films with actress Asha Parekh were hits. Even though, he is an handsome actor with a reputation as a ladies man, Asha denied an affair with him by stating that “I drew the lines in our friendship quite clearly”. She valued their friendship so much that she tried to get him cast in the film Nadaan (1971) with her, because she felt his career was at a low phase at that time. However, the film’s director Deven Verma was in an awkward position, because he had already cast another actor. Dharmendra graciously backed out and not wanting Asha to be upset with the director, instead told her that he wasn’t right for the role. They maintained their friendship for more than 50 years.
13Starred in the shelved movie,Shahbaaz Films “Kismat Ki Rekha”(1995)Starring Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna,Rekha,Krish Malik,Mehak,Arjun,Kunika,Kader Khan, Puneet Issar,Music by Anu Malik, Directed by Latif Khan, Reels:9.
14Starred in the shelved movie City Lights FilmInternational’s “Mulaazim”(1995) Starring Dharmendra, Jeetendra,Kamal Sadanah,Pratibha Sinha,Shakti Kapoor,Sadashiv Amrapurkar,Dalip Tahil,Kader Khan,Asif Sheikh,Music by Anand -Milind, Directed by Nasir Ansari. Reels:4.
15Starred in the shelved movie I.A.D.Productions “Chattan”(1996)Starring Dharmendra, Reena Roy,Atul Agnihothri,Varsha Usgaonkar,Sabaa,Karina Grover,Mukesh Khanna,Raza Murad,Kader Khan, Music by Milind Sagar,Directed by Iqbal Durrani, Reels:13.
16Starred in the shelved movie Ekta World Link Movies “Do Numbari”(1990) Starring Dharmendra,Shatrughan Sinha,Shilpa Shirodkar, Vishal Bharadwaj,Sunil Dhawan, Navin Nischol,Moon Moon Sen,Yunes Parves,Sonu Walia,Gulshan Grover,Music Amar Uptal,Produced by Chanda Singh, Directed by J.S. Channy.
17Starred in the shelved Shama Firdouse Productions “Battalian”(1997) Starring Dharmendra,Tabu,Seema Siddhu,Girish Dube,Anupam Kher,Mukesh Khanna,Mohan Joshi,Kader Khan,Shahnawaz Khan,Music by Syed Ahmed,Directed by Nisar.A. Khan.
18Starred in the shelved movie Akruti Films(India)P.LTD’s “Jai Jai Santoshi Maa”(2000)Starring Dharmendra,Biswajeet,Dara Singh,Arun Govil,Asrani, Satyen Kappu,Alok Nath, Shakti Kapoor,Arun Bakshi, Music by Santosh Srivastava,Produced by Ajay Kumar Tripathi,Directed by Mohan Singh Rathore.
19Starred in the shelved movie Manav Enterprises “Aandhi Aur Toofan”(2001) Starring Dharmendra,Nirmal Pandey,Hemant Birje,Sanjeevani Gupta,Preeti Bhutani,Upasana Singh,Pinky Chinoy,Pushpa Verma,Pramos Moutho, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Music by Amod Bhatt, Produced by Peter Almeida,Ashok Saraswat,Directed by Pratap S.R.
20Starred in the shelved movie Maa Vaishno Devi Films “Jigarwala”(2001) Starring Dharmendra, Mohan Joshi,Raza Murad,Razzak Khan,Deepak Shirke,Shiva,Hyder Qazmi,Anil Nagrath,Vinod Tripathi, Music by Sawaan Kumar Saawan, Produced by Neha Rajput,Directed by Jitendra Chawda.
21Starred in the shelved movie Shristi Creations “Love Station”(1998)Starring Dharmendra,Mithun Chakraborthy,Pratibha Sinha,Prem Chopra,Pramod Moutho,Deepak Shirke,Vishwajeet Pradhan,Jack Gaud, Ishrat Ali, Music by Bappi Lahiri, Directed by Sanjay Sharma.
22Starred in the shelved movie,Waris Pictures “Tanaav”(1999) Starring Dharmendra, Naseeruddin Shah,Moushami Chatterjee,Deepti Bhatnagar,Guddu Rizvi,Divya Jaiswal,Asif Shaikh,Nishigandha Wad,Mohan Joshi Kiran Kumar,Music by Jatin Lalit, Produced by Waris Ali Rizvi, Directed by Vijay Reddy.
23Starred in the shelved film Filmistand Studio’s “Aaj Ka Paigham”(1997) Starring Dharmendra, Sharad Kapoor, Manek Bedi,Simran, Ayesh Jhulka,Mohan Joshi,Mukesh Rishi,Avtar Gill,Mushtaq Khan,Bindu, Ishrat Ali,Music by Aadesh Srivastav, Produced by Vijender Saroha,Directed by Sisir.K.Mishra.
24Starred in the shelved movie Swaroop Pictures “Hamara Faisla” aka “Hum Angaare Hain” (1997) Starring Dharmendra,Ravi Kissen,Shakti Kapoor,Sanjay Shah,Jaya Mathur,Kishore BhanushaliBirbal. Yunes Parves,Alok Nath, Johnny Lever,Mohan Joshi,Razak Khan, Music by Vipin Kishore, Directed by Jitendra Johri.
25Starred in the shelved movie, Narendra Bedi’s “Kanoon”(1982) Starring Dharmendra,Jeetendra, Hema Malini, Music by Laxmikant Pyarelal, Directed by Narendra Bedi. 6 Reels.
26Starred in the shelved movie,Family Film Club’s “Bhagini”(1981) Starring Dharmendra, Hema Malini,Reena Roy, Amjad Khan, Music by Laxmikant Pyarelal,Directed by Ram Mukherjee. 15 Reels Completed.
27Starred in the shelved movie Vijay Productions “Hum Hain Aag”(1995)Starring Dharmendra, Sunil Shetty, Jay Mehta, Shilpa Shirodkar, Somy Ali, Mukesh Khanna, Rami Reddy, Music Bappi Lahiri.Directed by Deepak Bahry. 8 Reels.
28Starred in the shelved movie Pitra Chhaya Productions “Waqt Gawah Hain”(Karam Bandhan)(1995) Starring Dharmendra,Rishi Kapoor,Mamta Kulkarni,Sonu Walia,Moushami Chatterjee,Johnny Lever,Ram Mohan,Ashok Saraf,Avtar Gill,Ram Mohan,Shyama Deshpandey, Music by Anand Milind, Produced by Ugam Sidhawat, Gehralal Mewada, S.N.Mewara, Directed by Raj.N.Sippy.
29Starred in the shelved movie,BMB Productions, “Jane Tamanna”(1995) Starring Dharmendra, Rohit Kumar, Siddharth Dhawan, Sumit Batra,Anjali Jathar,Mushtaq Khan,Javed Khan,Navneet Nishan,Pramod Moutho,Music by Aadesh Srivastav, Produced by M.C. Bokadia, Directed by Kunwar Bhupat Singh. The tragedy of the film was that the film’s negative were burned in a fire in the editing room. This caused the film to be sadly lost. Some of the songs are still available on youtube. A year later producer KC Bokadia released the songs of Jane Tamanna with a picture of Saif Ali Khan and Karishma Kapoor on the cover.
30Starred in the shelved movie Ideal Pictures “Mr.Junglee”(1990) Starring Dharmendra,Jaya Pradha,Shakti Kapoor,Pradeep Kumar,Aruna Irani,Rakesh Bedi,Amrit Pal,Praveen Kumar,Bramachari, Music by Anand Milind, Produced by Rajendra Joshi,Directed by Chaman Niilay.
31Starred in the shelved movie, P Walvekar Pictures Company’s “36 Ka Bada Ankkadha”(1990). Starring Dharmendra,Hemant Birje,Sonu Walia,Satish Kaul,Upasana Khosla,Alok Nath,Sarla Yeolekar,Jack Gaud ,Subbiraj,Sudhir Pandey,Music by Laxmikant Pyarelal, Produced by Pradip Walvekar, Directed by Mounna Dhari.
32Starred in the shelved movie,D.N. Films’s “Desh”(1996) Starring Dharmendra,Puru Raaj Kumar,Mamta Kulkarni,Karina(Eva)Grover, Raj Babbar,Mohan Joshi,Mukesh Rishi,Mohnish Behl,Ishrat Ali,Avtar Gill,Paresh Rawal,Sudha Chandran,Mushtaq Khan, Harish Patel,Music by Aadesh Srivastava, Produced by Damodaran S.Mudaliar,Rajbans Singh,Rajan Mudliar, Directed by Sanjay Khanna.
33Starred in the shelved movie, Indian Arts “War” (1999). Starring Dharmendra, Mithun Chakraborthy, Aditya Pancholi,Mallika, Puneet Issar,Jack Gaud. Produced by Saroj Choudhry, Directed by TLV Prasad.
34Jhuta Sachch, a box-office flop, in 1984 was his 72nd solo hero film and offers for Dhamendra in solo hero films declined from 1984 as a result till 2013 he did only 85 solo hero films.Till 1975 Dharmendra was doing more solo-hero films and Sholay was only his 24th multi-hero film but due to failure of his solo hero films between 1975-81 he accepted more multi-star cast films from 1980. From 1984 he accepted too many multi-star films of action genre such that by 2013, his multi-star cast film tally stands at 158 and solo hero films only at 85.
35Dharmendra has appeared in 288 films which includes 158 multi star cast films and did only 85 solo hero films and 45 films not as lead hero but in guest appearance. Off these 158 multi star cast films – 101 were flops and had 57 hits. Off the 85 solo hero films – 45 were flops and 40 hits. Then from the 45 films where he had guest role only 11 were hits and rest 34 were flops. Dharmendra had a total of 180 flops from 1960-2013 and had 107 hits from 1960-2013.
36Till end of 1983, Dharmendra had done only 43 multi-star cast films and 71 solo hero films . From 1984 he accepted too many multi-star films of action genre such that by 2013, his multi-star cast film tally stands at 158 and solo hero films only at 85.Till end of 1983, Dharmendra had done only 43 multi-star cast films and 71 solo hero films . From 1984 he accepted too many multi-star films of action genre such that by 2013, his multi-star cast film tally stands at 158 and solo hero films only at 85.
37Though earlier by 1975 he had established himself as a versatile actor who could act in every genre of cinema, due to consistently acting in action genre from 1976-1997 and coupled with many flops from 1988-2003, his image changed from a versatile star to B grade action hero.
38Hukumat, his 74th solo hero film, was highest grosser, at the box office in 1987.
39Dharmendra had a total of 180 flops from 1960-2013 and had 108 hits from 1960-2013. These 107 hits include 13 diamond jubilee hits, 32 golden jubilee hits. All his 107 hits were silver jubilee hits. His 108th film was Bhojpuri film Des Pardes in 2013.
40His only successful solo-hero films from 1989-2002 as lead hero include Elaan-E-Jung (1989), Kundan (1993) and successful multi-star films from 1990-2002 as lead hero include Veeru Dada Naaka Bandi, Hum Se Na Takrana, Sher Dil(all in 1990), Farishtay (1991), Zulm Ki Hukumat , Virodhi , Khule-Aam , Tahalka (all 4 in 1992), Kshatriya (1993), Maidan-E-Jung (1995). His other successful films had him in guest appearances in Vardi (1989),Ilaaka (1989), Trinetra (1991) and Munnibai (1999).
41In the year 1988,he had 9 releases but 6 flopped and 3 were hits and in 1989 all his 6 films flopped and 2 were hits. From 1990-2013, he acted in 74 multi star-cast films and of them only 17 were hits. From 1990-2013 he did only 9 solo hero films of which only one film was a hit.From 1990-2013 he was not in lead role in 10 films and of them 4 hits and 6 flops.
42Daughter Ajeeta’s mother in law’s name is Narinder Kour Chaudhri.
43Granddaughter’s name’s are Nikita Chaudhri and Prianka Chaudhri ( Daughter Ajeeta’s daughters) Prianka was born in 1995.
44Son in law name is Kiran Chaudhri ( A world famous dentist) married to Ajeeta.
45Brother in law of actor, producer Jagdarshan ( Samra). Jagdarshan is married to Dharmendra’s wife Prakash’s sister (Dolly).Jagdarshan son Vik Samra is married to actor Paintal’s daughter Mitasha. Jagdarshan’s other son Raj Samra was to debut as a actor in the film ” Kahin Hain Woh Aas Paas” (2006). It was a slick murder mystery.The film is completed and unreleased due to financial problems.The whole Samra family is settled in Surrey, BC, Canada.
46Daughter’s Ajeeta and Vijeyta are married and settled in Califonia, USA.
47Starred in Alok Chitra’s shelved film ” Kahin Deep Jale Kahin Dil ” in 1965. The film co starred Shashi Kapoor. This would have been the first film they both worked in.
48Went for a world tour concert with Hema Malini and Kishore Kumar in 1981. They visited cities in Canada, America and England.
49Was originally signed for Zabardast in 1979 but the film was shelved. It had Dilip Kumar Dharmendra Rishi Kapoor and Kajal Kiran. Nasir Hussein launched in again in 1985.
50His secretary Iqbal Singh produced Amitabh Bachchan’s hit movie Kaalia.
51Starred in the shelved film Bharosa.
52Brother in law of actress Madhoo ( Hema Malini ‘s cousin).
53His brother Kanwar Ajit Singh (Ajit Singh Deol) and cousin actor Veerendra married two sisters on the same day. Ajit to Usha and Veerendra to Pammi. Pammi and Usha are sisters.
54Cousin Veerendra’ s son actor Randeep Arya is the partner of Deepti Bhatnagar.
55Uncle to Actor, Model Ramandeep Arya ( Dharti -2011).
56Uncle to actor, producer Randeep Arya ( Veerendra ‘ s son).
57Eldest daughters name is Ajeeta Kishan Deol. Nick name is Dolly.
58Starred in the shelved film “Desh” (1996) starring Dharmendra, Aditya Pancholi, Puru Rajkumar, Mamta Kulkarni,Karina Grover, Mohan Joshi,Mukesh Rishi,Paresh Rawal, Mohnish Behl.
59His film ” Mukka” was completed but unreleased. Starring Dharmendra, Armaan Kohli, Avinash Wadhawan, Ravi Kissen, Tinnu Anand. Music: Nikhil-Vinay. Produced:Rohitasha Movies. Directed: Raj .N.Sippy.
60His film ” Suryakant” (1995) was completed but unreleased. Starring Dharmendra, Madhoo , Sonu Walia, Arjun, Kiran Kumar, Mohan Joshi, Jagdeep. Music : Mahesh Kishor. Produced : Waris Pictures. Directed : Inayat .H. Sheikh.
61Uncle of actor Rammi Dhillon.
62Cousin of Punjabi actor Veerendra (Varinder).
63It is said that on the sets of Sholay, Dharmendra paid Rs. 20 each times to the light boys who were asked to disturb the scene while Dharmendra was teaching Hema Malini how to shoot with a revolver. So more than Rs. 2000 were given to the light boys for hugging Hema at his will.
64In his youth, actor Dharmendra was such a big fan of actress Suraiya that he walked miles to watch her film Dillagi, over 40 times.
65Dharmendra’s most notable acting performance were in Anupama, Satyakam, Chupke Chupke with Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Jeevan Mrityu with Satyen Bose, Do Chor with Padmanabh, Loafer with A.Bhimshingh, Samadhi with Prakash Mehra, Sholay, where he appeared as the inimitable Veeru, Dillagi directed by Basu Chatterjee, Atma Ram’s Shikar and Resham Ki Dori, Umesh Mehra’s Alibaba Aur 40 Chor, Raghunath Jhalani ‘s Aaye Din Bahar Ke and Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke , Anil Sharma’s Hukumat , all his 4 films with Pramod Chakravarthy and his 7 films with Arjun Hingorani.
66His other successful association was with director Pramod Chakravarthy with whom all his 4 ventures were box-office success each belonging to different genre – drama in Naya Zamana, romance in Dream Girl, action in Azaad and Jugnu.
67His most successful and longest collaboration was with director Arjun Hingorani from 1960-1991. Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere was debut film of Dharmendra as an actor and Arjun’s first directorial venture with Dharmendra as the lead hero. They together worked in 4 hits – Kab? Kyoon? Aur Kahan?, Kahani Kismat Ki, Khel Khilari Ka , Katilon Ke Kaatil where Arjun was the producer and the director but their last film together Kaun Kare Kurbanie in 1991 flopped badly. Furthur Arjun produced 2 films where he was not the director but only the producer and Dharmendra was the hero – Sultanat and Karishma Kudrat Ka – both of which flopped.
68Dharmendra’s image took a beating with B grade films in mid 90s but he bounced back with films like Life in A Metro, Apne, Johny Gaddaar in late 2000s.
69He was successful A grade hero till 1993 and after 1994, most of his films were called as B grade action movies as they had lower production values and were mostly directed by Kanti Shah, Surinder Kapoor and Dilip Gulati and star-cast often included actors like Hemant Birje, Mohan Joshi, Raza Murad, Shakti Kapoor,Jay Mehta, Sadashiv Amrapurkar and Kiran Kumar.
70Dharmendra became the first Indian star to be voted among the most handsome men in the world in mid-70s.
71Cousin of Bollywood Director Guddu Dhanoa.
72Brother acted and produced films under the screen name Kanwar Ajit Singh .
73His film Hukumat was among the top grossers at the box office in 1987.
74Dharmendra and Hema Malini are one of the most popular and commercially successful onscreen pairs of Indian cinema. They were also voted as the most good looking onscreen couple as both of them were considered the most handsome and most beautiful actor and actress of their time.
75He stopped taking up lead roles in B grade movies from 2003. As a supporting actor he achieved success with Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya, and made a come-back to A grade Hindi films with successful films like Life in a Metro (2007), Apne (2007) and Johnny Gaddaar (2007). His film Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011) was box-office hit in 2011.
76Dharmendra also has the distinction of appearing in several films opposite actresses who have also starred opposite his son Sunny Deol. Notable among those are Sridevi in Naaka Bandi, Jaya Prada in Elaan-E-Jung, Dimple Kapadia in Shehzaade, Amrita Singh in Sachai Ki Taaqat, Kimi Katkar in Humlaa and Poonam Dhillon in Sone Pe Suhaaga.
77He acquired the tag of He-Man in 1987 at the age was 52 – when of the 11 releases as the leading man in that year , 7 action films became successful namely multi-star films Watan Ke Rakhwale, Insaniyat Ke Dushman, Loha, Dadagiri, Aag Hi Aag, Mard Ki Zabaan and the solo hero film Hukumat.
78Dharmendra launched his production house Vijayta Films in 1983 with the film Betaab that was the debut of his son Sunny Deol. The film went on to become a huge hit. Later he produced Ghayal in 1990, also starring his son Sunny Deol in lead. The film became one of the biggest hits of the year and won 7 Filmfare Awards including Best Film award. Dharmendra received National Award for Best Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for Ghayal as a producer.
79Dharmendra has worked with most of the leading actors of Hindi cinema including Rajendra Kumar, Balraj Sahni, Ashok Kumar, Biswajit, Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Jeetendra, Mithun Chakraborty, Salman Khan and actresses such as Nutan, Waheeda Rehman, Saira Banu, Nanda, Asha Parekh, Hema Malini, Raakhee, Rekha, Sridevi.
80He having acted in woman oriented films as a supporting actor from 1960-68 and having achieved success in romantic films from 1968-71 and also in action films from 1971-1974, began to be called a versatile actor by 1975. His comic timing in comedy films like Tum Haseen Main Jawan, Do Chor, Chupke Chupke, Dillagi , Naukar Biwi Ka were appreciated.
81He was a romantic hero till Rajesh Khanna entered the scene in end of year 1969. Dharmendra’s career shifted from being a romantic hero to action hero with Mera Gaon Mera Desh directed by Raj Khosla.
82Dharmendra is one of the most commercially successful stars of Hindi cinema. According to a survey called Big Box Office Bucks conducted by The Economic Times in 2006, Dharmendra was the 4th highest grossing star of all time. The list was topped by Amitabh Bachchan.
83Dharmendra is one of the biggest stars of Indian cinema. He is considered one of the most handsome men, not only in India but worldwide. He gained titles such as “He-Man” and “Garam Dharam” for his looks and popularity in action films.
84Dharmendra was among the highest paid Hindi film stars of 1970s.
85Did 13 B grade Action films with Hemant Birje in 1991-2003.
86He has four children with his first wife Prakash Kaur. Two sons, the Bollywood stars Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol and two daughters Ajeeta and Vijeta.
87On August 21, 1979 he converted to Islam, changed his name to Dilawar Khan, got married to actress Hema Malini, as his first wife, Prakash Kaur, could not be divorced either as she was mother his 4 children and he had fallen in love with Hema Malini only from 1975 whereas had married Prakash Kaur in 1954. In accordance with the Hindu Marriage Act it is illegal for a Hindu to get re-married when his first wife is still alive. Two Congress party-members have launched law-suits against him under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code in this connection as he failed to make a declaration of his religion when he joined the Janata Party.
88He is the only actor to have starred with almost all the Kapoor members. He did not star with Kareena Kapoor and Prithviraj Kapoor.
89Father of Bollywood stars Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol from his first marriage.
90Father of Esha Deol and Ahana Deol from his second marriage to Hema Malini.
91Hindi megastar
Dharmendra, Bobby Deol, Sunny Deol
Dharmendra, Bobby Deol
Dharmendra, Bobby Deol, Sunny Deol


Mahaveera1988 Ajay Verma
Khatron Ke Khiladi1988 Balwant / Karamvir / Teesri Adalat
Mardon Wali Baat1988 Yadvinder Singh
Yadon Ka Bazar1988 Special Appearance
Mard Ki Zabaan1987 Lakshman Chauhan
Mera Karam Mera Dharam1987 Ajay Shankar Sharma
Superman1987 Superman’s Biological Father (Special Appearance)
Watan Ke Rakhwale1987 Mahavir
Insaf Ki Pukar1987 Vijay
Jaan Hatheli Pe1987 Soni
Mit Jayenge Mitane Wale1987  
Aag Hi Aag1987 Sher Singh
Hukumat1987 Arjun Singh
Dadagiri1987 Dharma ‘Dada’
Loha1987 Police Inspector Amar
Insaniyat Ke Dushman1987 Insp. Shekhar Kapoor
Main Balwan1986 Inspector Chowdhury
Mohabbat Ki Kasam1986 Shop-owner ( Special Appearance)
Saveray Wali Gaadi1986  
Begaana1986 Kailashnath Rana
Sultanat1986 General Khalid
Sajna Saath Nibhana1986 Dr. Dharamveer
Ghulami1985 Ranjit Singh Choudhary
Sitamgar1985 Sonu / Shankar
Lava1985 Narrator
Karishma Kudrat Kaa1985 Vijay / Karan
Jeene Nahi Doonga1984 Roshan / Raka
Raaj Tilak1984 Zohravar Singh
Ranjhan Mera Yaar1984 Special Appearance
The Gold Medal1984 Special Appearance
Jhutha Sach1984 Vijay
Jagir1984 Shankar
Sunny1984 Inderjeet
Dharm Aur Qanoon1984 Rahim Khan
Insaaf Kaun Karega1984 Virendra ‘Veeru’
Baazi1984 Police Inspector Ajay Sharma
Zakhmi Dil1983 Special Appearance
Qayamat1983 Shyam / Rajeshwar
Ambri1983 Dharam Singh ( Special Appearance)
Naukar Biwi Ka1983 Deepak Kumar ‘Deepu’
Jaani Dost1983 Raju
Andhaa Kanoon1983 Truck Driver (Guest Appearance)
Razia Sultan1983 Yakut Jamaluddin
Do Dishayen1982  
Ghazab1982 Ajay Singh ‘Munna’
Main Intequam Loonga1982 Kumar Agnihotri ‘Bitto’
Samraat1982 Ram
Badle Ki Aag1982 Sher Singh ‘Shera’
Teesri Aankh1982 Ashok Nath
Rajput1982 Manu
Baghavat1982 Amar / Rajkumar Amar Singh
Katilon Ke Kaatil1981 Ajit / Badshah
Professor Pyarelal1981 Ram Shinde / Professor Pyarelal / Ronnie
Putt Jattan De1981 Chaudhary Dharam Singh ( Special Appearance)
Khuda Kasam1981 Maharaja Bhunam ( Special Appearance)
Krodhi1981 Vikramjit Singh / Acharya Shradhanand (Vicky)
Aas Paas1981 Arun Choudhury
Ram Balram1980/I Ram / Bholuram
Insaf Ka Tarazu1980 Soldier (Guest Appearance)
The Burning Train1980 Ashok
Chunaoti1980 Shakti Singh ( Special Appearance)
Kartavya1979 Vijay Rai
Dil Kaa Heera1979 Customs Offier Rajat Sharma
Alibaba Aur 40 Chor1979 Ali-Baba
Dillagi1978 Swarnkamal
Shalimar1978 S.S. Kumar
Phandebaaz1978 Rajkumar Kakkad / Rana Shantidas
Azaad1978 Ashok ‘Azaad’
Chacha Bhatija1977 Shankar
Charandas1977 Nazaqat Ali Qawaal
Dharam Veer1977 Dharam Singh
Do Sholay1977 Special Appearance
Dream Girl1977 Anupam Verma
Swami1977 Nautanki dancer ( Special Appearance)
Tinku1977 Virendra Shah
Khel Khilari Ka1977 Ajit
Do Chehere1977 Kanwar Pran ( / C.I.D. S.P. Shukla ) Special Appearance.
Do Dilwale1977 Special Appearance (uncredited)
Nachdi Jawani1977 Special Appearance
Barood1976 Anup’s Landlord (uncredited)
Giddha1976 Special Appearance
Maa1976 Vijay
Main Papi Tum Bakhshanhaar1976 Karam (Special Appearance)
Mazdoor Zindabaad1976 Dancer on stage ( Special Appearance)
Santo Banto1976 Special Appearance
Charas1976 Suraj Kumar
Dhoti Lota Aur Chowpatty1975 Madman (Special Appearance)
Kahte Hain Mujhko Raja1975  
Teri Meri Ik Jindri1975 Superman’s Dad ( Special Appearance)
Apne Dushman1975 Brijesh
Chaitali1975 Manish
Sholay1975 Veeru
Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka1975 Vishal
Pratiggya1975 Inspector Davinder Singh / Ajit D. Singh / Thandedaar Inderjit Singh
Chupke Chupke1975 Dr. Parimal Tripathi
Saazish1975 Jaideep
Do Sher1974 Special Appearance
Dukh Bhanjan Tera Naam1974 Special Appearance
Pocket Maar1974 Shankar
Resham Ki Dori1974 Ajit Singh
Patthar Aur Payal1974 Chhote Thakur Ranjeet Singh
International Crook1974 Shekar
Dost1974 Maanav
Black Mail1973 Kailash Gupta
Kahani Kismat Ki1973 Ajit Sharma
Keemat1973 Gopal (Agent 116)
Phagun1973 Gopal ‘Gopu’
Yaadon Ki Baaraat1973 Shankar
Jwar Bhata1973 Balraj Das Prasad ‘Biloo’ (as Dharminder)
Jugnu1973 Ashok Roy ‘Jugnu’
Jheel Ke Us Paar1973 Sameer Rai
Loafer1973 Ranjit
Do Chor1972 Tony
Jaban1972Guest Appearance 
Raja Jani1972 Rajkumar ‘Raja’ Singh
Samadhi1972 Lakhan Singh / Lakshman / Ajay / …
Seeta Aur Geeta1972 Raka
Lalkar (The Challenge)1972 Major Ram Kapoor
Pakeezah1972 Raaj Kumar body double in train scene (Shot from before) (uncredited)
Anokha Milan1972 Ghanshyam “Ghana”
Badnam Farishte1971 Opening Commentary
Mera Gaon Mera Desh1971 Ajit
Naya Zamana1971 Anoop
Rakhwala1971 Deepak Kumar
Aahat – Ek Ajeeb Kahani1971 Special Appearance
Guddi1971 Dharmendra
Ishq Par Zor Nahin1970 Ram Kumar
Jeevan Mrityu1970 Ashok Tandon
Kankan De Ohle1970 Banta Singh (Special Appearance)
Man Ki Aankhen1970 Rajesh Agarwal
Sharafat1970 Rajesh
Mera Naam Joker1970 Mahender Kumar (as Dharmender)
Tum Haseen Main Jawan1970 Sunil
Kab? Kyoon? Aur Kahan?1970 Anand
Khamoshi1970 Mr. Dev (Patient #24) (Guest Appearance)
Aadmi Aur Insaan1969 Munish Mehra
Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke1969 Jaishankar ‘Jai’
Second Hand Husband2015 Mr. Ajit Singh
Pyar Hi Pyar1969 Vijay Pratap
Double DI Trouble2014  
Satyakam1969 Satyapriya ‘Sath’ Acharya
Singh Saab the Great2013 Daru Band Song
Yakeen1969 Rajesh
Yamla Pagla Deewana 22013 Dharam Singh Dhillon / Dharam Oberoi / Yamla Baba
Soldier as Thakur Daler Singh1969 Special Appearance
Desh Pardesh2013  
Ankhen1968 Sunil, Chand Mehra’s Son
Dushman Ke Khoon Paani Hai2013  
Tell Me O Kkhuda2011 Anthony Costello / Tony
Baharon Ki Manzil1968 Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Yamla Pagla Deewana2011 Dharam Singh Dhillon
Izzat1968 Shekhar / Dilip P. Singh
Johnny Gaddaar2007 Sheshadri ‘Seshu’
Mere Hamdam Mere Dost1968 Sunil
Apne2007 Baldev Singh Choudhary
Shikar1968 Ajay Singh
Life in a Metro2007 Amol
Chandan Ka Palna1967 Ajit
Meri Majboorii…2006 Shakka (uncredited)
Dulhan Ek Raat Ki1967 Ashok
Kis Kis Ki Kismat2004 Hasmukh Mehta
Jab Yaad Kisi Ki Aati Hai1967  
Hum Kaun Hai?2004 Virendra ‘Viru’ (Guest Appearance)
Majhli Didi1967 Bipinchandra ‘Bipin’
Ghar Ka Chirag1967 Special Appearance
Anupama1966 Ashok
Kaise Kahoon Ke… Pyaar Hai2003  
Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi1966 Jitendra ‘Jiten’ Gupta
Sabse Badi Ganga Ke Saugandh2003  
Devar1966 Shankar J. Rai / Bhola
Reshma aur Sultan2002  
Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya1966 Ashok
Border Kashmir2002  
Mohabbat Zindagi Hai1966 Amar
Taqdeer ka Sikander2002  
Aaye Din Bahar Ke1966 Ravi / Prakash
Saugandh Geeta Ke2001  
Phool Aur Patthar1966 Shakti Singh / Shaaka
Shirdi Sai Baba2001 Special Appearence
Mamta1966 Barrister Indraneel
Daku Bhairav Singh2001  
Ek Lootera2001  
Chand Aur Suraj1965 Surajprakash A. Malik / Suraj
Ek Aur Jung2001  
Kaajal1965 Rajesh
Neela Aakash1965 Akash
Galiyon Ka Badshah2001  
Purnima1965 Prakash
Aaj Ka Gunda2001  
Aap Ki Parchhaiyan1964 Chandramohan Chopra ‘Channi’
Bhooka Sher2001 Brigadier Ranvir Singh
Ayee Milan Ki Bela1964 Ranjit (as Dharminder)
Kanoon Ka Sikandar2001  
Haqeeqat1964 Captain Bahadur Singh
Shiva Ka Insaaf2001  
Mera Qasoor Kya Hai1964  
Zakhmi sherni2001  
Pooja Ke Phool1964 Balraj ‘Raj’
Bhai Thakur2000 Gajendra ‘Bhai Thakur’ Singh
Maain Bhi Ladki Hun1964 Ram
Jallad No. 12000 Shankar
Ganga Ki Lahren1964 Ashok
Meri Jung Ka Elaan2000 Fauji Ajit Singh
Kaali Ki Saugandh2000 Sardar Sultan Singh
Bandini1963 Devendra (as Dharminder)
Aakhri Dacait2000  
Anpadh1962 Deepak M. Nath
Daku Kali Bhawani2000  
Shaadi1962 Ramesh R. Malhotra (as Dharmindera)
Soorat Aur Seerat1962  
Patthar Aur Payal2000  
Boy Friend1961 Police Inspector Sunil Singh (as Dharminder)
Shola Aur Shabnam1961 Bunnu (as Dharminder)
Sultaan2000 Sultan Rasul Baksh
Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere1960 Ashok (as Dharmender)
The Revenge: Geeta Mera Naam2000 Baba Thakur
Loh Purush1999  
Nyaydaata1999 DCP Ram
Barsaat Ki Raat1998  
Zulm-O-Sitam1998 SP. Arun
Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya1998 Thakur Ajay Singh (Chacha)
Sher Khan1998  
Jeeo Shaan Se1997  
Loha1997 Shankar
Agni Morcha1997  
Dharma Karma1997 Dharma
Aatank1996 Jesu
Return of Jewel Thief1996 Police Commissioner Surya Dev Singh
Himmatvar1996 Sultan
Mafia1996 Ajit Singh ‘Fauji’
Paappi Devataa1995 Rahim Khan
Policewala Gunda1995  
Hum Sab Chor Hain1995 Vijay Kumar
Veer1995 Veer
Taaqat1995 Shakti Singh
Aazmayish1995 Shanker Singh Rathod
Maidan-E-Jung1995 Shankar
Fauji1995 Shamsher ‘Fauji’ ‘Sheru’ Singh
Maha Shaktishaali1994  
Rakhwale1994 Special Appearance
Aag Ka Toofan1993  
Kshatriya1993 Maharaj Prthivi Singh (Surjangarh)
Kundan1993 SP Kundan Singh
Virodhi1992 Inspector Shekhar
Waqt Ka Badshah1992 Special Appearance
Kal Ki Awaz1992 Police Commissioner Ali Haider Jaffri
Zulm Ki Hukumat1992 Pitamber Kohli
Tahalka1992 Ex-Major Dharam Singh
Humlaa1992 Bhawaniprasad D. Sharma
Khule-Aam1992 Shiva
Great Target1991  
Mast Kalandar1991 Shankar
Kaun Kare Kurbanie1991 Police Inspector Arjun Singh
Dushman Devta1991 Shiva
Paap Ki Aandhi1991 Dharma / Mangal
Farishtay1991 Virendra Kumar ‘Veeru’
Trinetra1991 Raja
Kanoon Ki Zanjeer1990  
Pyar Ka Karz1990 Shekhar ‘Shaka’
Qurbani Jatt Di1990 Sucha ‘Suchya’ Singh
Veeru Dada1990 Veeru Dada
Sher Dil1990 Prakash R. Saxena / Prof. Avinash Saxena / Shera
Hum Se Na Takrana1990 Amar
Naaka Bandi1990 Veer ‘Veera’ Singh
Lootera Sultan1990 Special Appearance
Hathyar1989 Khushal Khan
Nafrat Ki Aandhi1989 Sonu
Sachai Ki Taqat1989 Havaldar Ram Singh
Shehzaade1989 Subedhar Zorawar Singh / Inspector Shankar Shrivastav
Sikka1989 Vijay
Batwara1989 Sumer Singh
Aakhri Ghulam1989 Narrator
Ilaaka1989 Inspector Dharam Verma Special Appearance
Kasam Suhaag Ki1989 Thakur Sultan K. Singh
Vardi1989 Havaldar Bhagwan Singh (Special Appearance)
Akhri Muqabla1988 Havaldar Kamaal Singh in Special Appearance
Sone Pe Suhaaga1988 Vikram / CBI Officer Ashwini Kumar
Zalzala1988 Inspector Shiv Kumar
Ganga Tere Desh Mein1988 Vijay Nath
Paap Ko Jalaa Kar Raakh Kar Doonga1988 CBI Officer Shankar Saxena


Ghayal Once Again2016producer 
Yamla Pagla Deewana 22013producer 
Chamku2008presentation producer 
Socha Na Tha2005producer 


Kahani Kismat Ki1973presenter 
Kab? Kyoon? Aur Kahan?1970presenter 
Dharti Kahe Pukarke1969presenter 

Music Department

Yamla Pagla Deewana 22013additional vocals 


Yamla Pagla Deewana 22013performer: “Main Taan Aidaan Hi Nachna” 


Om Shanti Om2007very big thanks 
Dil Tera Aashiq1993thanks – as Mr. Dharmendra 
Apne Dushman1975thanks 
Guddi1971grateful acknowledgment 
Mera Naam Joker1970acknowledgment – as Dharmender 


Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi2016TV SeriesHimself
Starlite2012TV SeriesHimself
Om Shanti Om2007 Himself
Soorma Bhopali1988 Himself & Mahendra Singh (Sp Appearance)
Rimjhim Geeton Ki1986DocumentaryHimself
Film Hi Film1983 Himself (uncredited)
Naseeb1981 Himself
Cinema Cinema1979DocumentaryHimself
Chala Murari Hero Banne1977 Himself
Aaina1977 Himself (shooting of a movie) (uncredited)
Chhoti Si Baat1975 Himself (in song “Janeman Janeman”) (uncredited)
Hamara Dharam1975DocumentaryHimself
Kunwara Baap1974 Himself (Guest Appearance)
Piya Ka Ghar1972 Himself (uncredited)

Won Awards

2008Lifetime Achievement AwardBombay International Film Festival  
2007Lifetime Achievement AwardAwards of the International Indian Film Academy  
2005Lifetime Achievement AwardZee Cine Awards  
2004Best Contribution to Indian CinemaZee Cine Awards  
1997Lifetime Achievement AwardFilmfare Awards  
1991Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest FilmGhayal (1990)

Nominated Awards

1967Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActorPhool Aur Patthar (1966)
1965Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Supporting ActorAyee Milan Ki Bela (1964)


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