Ajay Singh Deol was born on 19 October 1956 in Ludhiana, Punjab, India, and is a director, producer, and actor, best known for his work in Hindi cinema. He’s had a film career spanning over thirty years with numerous awards. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Sunny Deol? As of late-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $50 million, mostly earned through a successful career in film. Some of the films he’s starred in include “Jeet”, “Border”, “Ziddi”, “Tridev”, and “Indian”. He’s also a director, and as he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will increase.
Sunny Deol Net Worth $50 million
Sunny was born to Prakash Kaur and Bollywood actor Dharmendra. He made his debut in the film “Betaab” in 1983, which saw him earn a nomination for a Filmfare Best Actor Award. He starred in the film opposite Amrita Singh and the film propelled their career forward, helping their net worth increase. Two years later, he starred in “Arjun” which helped get him established as an action hero. Afterwards, he would continue to star in numerous films throughout the 1980s and 1990s; some of the hits he had during this period included “Dacait”, “Yateem” “Tridev”, and “Vishnu-Devaa”.
Deol would then star in “Ghayal” which is about a wrongly accused boxer, which became a hit and won seven Filmfare Awards, including a Filmfare Award for Best Actor and a National Film Award for Sammy, which cemented him as one of the better action actors of the time. His net worth would continue to increase at a fast rate.
He had fewer appearances in 1991, only having success with “Narsimha”. The following year he only had one release, in “Vishwatma”, and would then produce another award winning performance in “Damini – Lightning”, which helped him win several awards including another Filmfare Award and National award. In the mid to late-1990s, he continued to deliver a lot of hit films, including “Darr”, “Jeet”, “Ziddi”, and “Border”. He made his directorial debut with “Dillagi”, which he also produced, plus starred in alongside his brother Bobby.
In 2001, Sunny starred in “Farz”, portraying a lorry driver who falls in love with a Muslim girl. The film went on to become the biggest hit of the 21st century to date, as the highest grossing Bollywood film at the time; he won a Screen Award for Best Actor and was also given a Filmfare Best Actor nomination. Two years later he would become part of “The Hero: Love Story of a Spy” which featured the first appearance of Priyanka Chopra. The film was dubbed as the most expensive film of the time, but became the third highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2003. He had another successful release in “Indian”, and would then appear in “Maa Tujnne Salaam”, and in 2010 Sunny was cast in “Right Yaaa Wrong” which had a lot of critical success. The following year, he only had one release in “Yamia Pagla Deewana” which was hit, but has continued making films, and would then try his hand at voice acting with the animated film “Mahabharata”. One of his latest releases is “Ghayal Once Again”.
For his personal life, it is known that Sunny is married to Pooja Deol and they have two sons, who have also become a part of the film industry.
Date Of Birth
October 19, 1957
Place Of Birth
Ramniranjan Anandilal Podar College of Commerce and Economics
Rajvir Deol, Karan Deol
Parkash Kaur, Dharmendra
Bobby Deol, Esha Deol, Ahana Deol, Vijeta Deol, Ajeita Deol
Filmfare Award for Best Actor, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor, National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Screen Award for Best Actor, Zee Cine Award for Outstanding Performance – Actor, Main Teri Mohabbat Mei…
Zee Cine Award for Best Actor, IIFA Award for Best Actor, Main Teri Mohabbat Mein (Instrumental), In Mast Nigahon Se, Kabhi Hanste Hai Kabhi Rote Hai (From “Dushmani”)
Main Teri Mohabbat Mein (Instrumental), In Mast Nigahon Se, Kabhi Hanste Hai Kabhi Rote Hai (From “Dushmani”), Ghayal Once Again, Ghayal, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, Jeet, Ghatak: Lethal, Ziddi, Damini, Border, Singh Saab the Great, Darr, Betaab, Lootere, Yamla Pagla Deewana, The Hero: Love Story of a Spy…
The Hero (2003)
रू45,000,000 (from percentage of gross)
Nephew of actor , producer Vijay Dhanoya (Dhanoa). He is the brother of Guddu Dhanoa and actor Narendra.
His uncle 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.
Uncle , actor, producer Jagdarshan Samra’s son Vik Samra is married to Mitasha Paintal. Mitasha is the daughter of actor Paintai They are settled in Surrey, BC , Canada.
Sister Ajeeta Chaudri works as a school psychologist (Special Education Service/Teacher) at a elementary school in San Fransisco, USA.
Starred in Classic Pictures shelved movie ” Chunauti”(1999). Starring Rekha, Sunny Deol, Arshad Warsi, Shakti Kapoor, Mukesh Rishi, Asrani. Directed by K.C.Bokadia.
Starred in the shelved film “Bus Do Punjabi”. Yusuf Khan, who made his directorial debut with KHEL, had cast Dharmendra and Sunny Deol in his new venture called BUS DO PUNJABI (Previously titled Dharam Veer ) Its based on the father-son relationship. The father-son hail from Punjab in the story. The father and son duo of Punjabis take on a gang of villains when they arrive from Punjab. Anees Bazmee [director of NO ENTRY] was writing the story, screenplay and dialogues of the film. BUS DO PUNJABI is a comedy with loads of high-voltage action scenes. In fact, the makers were planning to cast as many as nine villains in the film. The villains had an integral role to play in BUS DO PUNJABI. Yusuf was yet to finalize the leading ladies. He had approached Lara Dutta. At a point of time, the makers were toying with the idea of casting established names, but they might settle for new faces. Since Sunny had allotted bulk shooting dates from July to September, we may opt for newcomers who have dates to spare at a short notice. However, weve yet to take a decision on whether to cast a known name or a newcomer.. G.V. Prasad is producing BUS DO PUNJABI, which went on the floors July 25 2005.
Starred in the shelved film ” Prithviraj Chauhan”. He was going to produce the film while Dr Chandra Prakash Dwivedi was to direct the film.The film got shelved due to Rajkumar Santoshi also announcing a film on the same subject.
Son Karan “Rocky” Deol was born on November 27, 1990.
Starred in Padmalaya’s shelved film “Dhool” (2004). Starring Sunny Deol, Gracey Singh, Bhoomika Chawla. Directed by Guddu Dhanoa. The film was a remake of the Tamil blockbuster by the same name. When the film failed to take off, Guddu Dhanoa made it in Punjabi as ” The Lion of Punjab ” with Diljit .
Was signed for Padam Kumar’s shelved film ” Tick Tick Tick” along with Uday Chopra. The film got shelved. This was in 2003.
Starred in Guddu Dhanoa’a shelved horror movie ” Sheesha” in 2001.
Starred in the completed and shelved movie “Avavtar”( 2013) Starring Govinda, Prashant Narayanan, Yashpal Sharma,Raika, Special Appearance by Sunny Deol and Shatrughan Sinha. Music by Sameer Tandon. Produced and Directed by Pahlaj Nihalani.
Starred in the shelved movie,Mukutwala Films “Teerandaz” (1993) Starring Sunny Deol,Sri Devi,Music by Uttam Jagdish, Produced Kamal Mukut, Directed by Manmohan Singh. The film was a remake of Robin Hood. Once they realized that Anil Kapoor’s Raaj Kumar had the same storyline, they shelved the film.
Starred in the shelved movie,Jay Raj Productions “Bajrang” (1992)Starring Sunny Deol, Karishma Kapoor(Divya Bharti),Amrish Puri, Kader Khan, Music Anand Milind, Produced Raju Mawani,Directed by Harry Baweja.
Cousin of producer Vijay Dhanoa.
Went for a world tour of concerts in May 1994. He went along with Mithun Chakraborthy, Shahrukh Khan. The shows were in the cities of Canada, America and England.
Went for a world tour of concerts with dad Dharmendra, Dimple Kapadia and Jaya Pradha. This was in September 1989. They went to the cities of Canada, America and England.
Appeared at a sold out Vaishaki concert show along with Dharmendra , Akshay Kumar and Jazzy B. This was in Vancouver BC, Cananda in June 2002.
Went for a world tour concert with Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan and Bobby Deol in June 2003. They went to cities in Canada, America and England.
Starred in the shelved film ” Sikandar” co starring Tabu and Deepti Bhatnagar. This was in 1999.
Starred in Mink Brar’s shelved thriller film ” Neend”. Co starring Jimmy Shergill, Mahima Chaudhary. Directed by:Santram Verma. This was in 2004.
Was to star in Harry Baweja’s shelved film “Bajrang” starring Divya Bharti.
Starred in Vijayta Films shelved film ” Ishq Mushq” Co starring Dimple Kapadia, Bobby Deol, Sonali Bendre. Directed by Sangeet Sivan. This was in 1998.
Rajkumar Santoshi was to make the film Pukaar with Sunny Deol after Ghatak. But Boney Kapoor offered Santoshi a good deal financially and he opted to make the film with Anil Kapoor .
Most of his uncle ( Ajit Singh Deol) work is credited as ” Kanwar Ajit Singh”.
Sister in law name is Suzanne Mahal ( Wife Lynda’s sister). She has two children Georgina (Born 1997) and Daniel (Born 2000).
Niece’s names are Nikita Chaudhri and Prianka Chaudhri ( Sister Ajeeta’s daughter’s).
Sister Ahana Deol appeared in the film Na Tum Jaano Na Hum along with sister Esha Deol.
Brother in law name is Kiran Chaudhri (A world famous dentist). He is married to sister Ajeeta. They have 2 daughters. Nikita and Prianka (Born 1995).
Nephew of actor, producer Jagdarshan ( Samra). Jagdarshan is married to Sunny Deol’s mother Prakash’s sister.Jagdarshan son Raj Samra ( Sunny Deol’s cousin) was to debut as an actor in the film “Kahi Hain Woh Aas Paas” (2006). It was a slick murder mystery .The film is completed and unreleased due to financial problems with the producers.
Wife Lynda Deol was born in 1957.
Mother in law’s name is June Sarah Mahal.(Born in 1935). She was the secretary of her family owned company ” Tudor Holding Ltd.”. She was also a secretary in the company Ranksborough Rays Private. She went on to be the secretary of Sunny Deol’s Sunny Super Sound studio office in England . In 1967 she became the secretary of the family owned company ” BRMCO LTD.”. As of 2014, all the above mentioned companies are now inactive.
Father in law’s name is Krishan Dev Mahal ( Born in 1931). He lives in Leicester, England and has worked for Vijayta films in the past. He has also worked for Sunny Super Sounds ( Sunny Deol’s studio).
Sister’s Ajeeta Deol and Vijeyta Deol are married and settled in California USA.
Uncle’s Veerendra and Kanwar Ajit ( Ajit Singh Deol) married two sister’s on the same day. Ajit married Usha. Veerendra to Pammi. Usha and Pammi are sister’s.
Cousin of Producer, Actor Randeep Arya and Actor Ramandeep Arya ( Dharti -2011). They are the son’s of Punjabi actor Veerendra.
Nephew of Punjabi actor Veerendra ( Dad’s cousin).
Cousin of actor Rammi Dhillon.
Cousin of actor Abhay Deol.
Nephew of Bollywood director Guddu Dhanoa.
Nephew of actor Kanwar Ajit Singh.
His son is Karan Deol.
Older brother of Bobby Deol, Esha Deol and Ahana Deol.
Son of Dharmendra. His stepmother is Hema Malini and grandson of Jaya Chakravarthy.