Dharmendra: Best wishes to Veeru of Sholay on his 88th birthday

Dharmendra, born on 8 December, has worked in more than 300 films in his six-decade-long career. Because of his powerful and attractive role, he is also known as 'He-Man'.

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Happy Birthday Dharmendra Best wishes to Veeru of Sholay on his birthday

Happy Birthday Dharmendra Best wishes to Veeru of Sholay on his birthday

Dharmendra, born on 8 December, has worked in more than 300 films in his six-decade-long career. Because of his powerful and attractive role, he is also known as 'He-Man'. Not just his decade, Dharam ji is liked by people of every decade, after all, who can forget Veeru of Sholay, many are crazy about his dialogues and action even today. For your information, let us tell you that Dharmendra is not only an actor but he is also a producer, and he has also been a Lok Sabha MP. This year Dharmendra is celebrating his 88th birthday. Let us tell you some stories and anecdotes related to the life of "He-Man".

 Veeru of Sholay

Do you know Dharmendra's full name?

Do you know Dharmendra's full name? The full name of the person whom we know only as Dharmendra or Dharam is Dharmendra Keval Krishna Deol. Let us tell you that he was born in the Ludhiana district of Punjab. Let us enlighten you that before becoming an actor, Dharmendra used to work in a garage to survive in a big city like Mumbai, talking about which he always gets emotional.

Dharmendra Keval Krishna Deol

How did his film career start?

Talking about his career, Dharmendra was the winner of a competition of Filmfare and due to this he came to Mumbai, he was promised to work in a film but it did not happen and later he started his career with Arjun Hingorani's film 'Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere'' in 1960.  In his initial days, he also played supporting characters in many films.

In the initial days, Dharmendra was paired with Nutan and Meena Kumari. Dharam Ji did many films with both of them. His film 'Phool Aur Patthar' with Meena Kumari, which was his first action film and became a huge hit, this film brought him among the A-list actors. Dharmendra played the role of a romantic hero in films like 'Aayi Milan Ki Bela', 'Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke', and 'Mere Humdum Mere Dost'.

The versatile actor “He-Man”

The versatile actor “He-Man”

The 70s was a very explosive decade for Dharam ji. Along with the hit films, in the same decade, he met Hema Malini, who is now his wife. The superhit films of his film career were also made in this decade, which people still remember. In this decade he did films like 'Sita Aur Geeta', 'Dharam Veer', 'Chacha Bhatija' and 'Sholay'. He was also the presenter of his films 'Satyakaam' (1969) and 'Kab Kyun Aur Kahan' (1970).

Dharam ji has done all types of films from being an action hero to portraying a romantic hero singing and dancing on the Hindi romantic songs on the screen and that is why he is also called a versatile actor.

Hema and Dharmendra

 Hema and Dharmendra

The successful pairing of Hema and Dharmendra

His most successful pairing was with Hema Malini. This successful pair has worked in films like 'Raja Jaani', 'Sita Aur Geeta', 'Sharafat', 'Naya Zamana', 'Patthar Aur Payal', 'Tum Haseen Main Jawaan', 'Blackmail', 'Dost', 'Charas', 'Maa', 'Chacha Bhatija', 'Azad' and 'Sholay'. His most notable acting performances include 'Satyakaam' with Hrishikesh Mukherjee, and 'Sholay', which was listed by India Times as one of the 25 most-watched films of all time.

 Dharmendra Full Punjabi Superhit Movie Giddha ਗਿੱਧਾ

Dharmendra's Punjabi films

Let us tell you that apart from Hindi films, he also made and acted in films in his native language Punjabi from time to time, in which he played a special role in 'Kankan De Ohle' (1970), 'Do Sher' (1974), 'Dukh Bhanjan Tera Naam' (1974), 'Teri Meri Ikk Jindri' (1975), 'Putt Jatt De' (1982) and Qurbani Jatt Di (1990). He returned to Punjabi cinema after a long gap with the 2014 film 'Double the Trouble'.

 Dharmendra son Bobby Deol and Sunny Deol

Dharmendra launched his both sons

Along with acting, he has also done film production, having produced the debut films of both his sons, Sunny Deol in 'Betaab' (1983) and Bobby Deol in 'Barsaat' (1995), as well as from the film 'Socha Na Tha' (2005) he also launched his nephew Abhay Deol.

Dharmendra's personal life Dharmendra's personal life

What is the story of Dharmendra's personal life?

As exciting as Dharam ji's film career has been, his personal life has also been equally exciting. At the age of just 19, he was married to Prakash Kaur, with whom he has two sons, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol, and two daughters, Vijeta and Ajeeta. Later, when Hema Malini and Dharmendra's love blossomed, he married Hema. It is believed that Hema Malini and Dharmendra had converted to Islam to get married because Dharmendra's first wife was not ready to divorce and in Hindu society, you cannot have two wives. There was a lot of controversy after their marriage but both of them never accepted the fact of converting to Islam. Today Dharmendra and Hema have two daughters, Esha Deol and Ahana Deol.

Veeru meet Basanti

How did Veeru meet Basanti?

Let us tell you that Dharmendra and Hema Malini first met on the sets of 'Tu Haseen Main Jawaan' in 1970. And in this meeting itself, both of them had given their hearts to each other, so to speak, both of them had fallen in love at first sight. During an interview, Hema said that when she saw Dharmendra for the first time, the only thought that came to her mind was that she had to spend her whole life with Dharmendra. Both of them dated each other for five years, and after facing many difficulties, they finally got married.

 He-Man of Bollywood

Second inning of "He-Man"

After giving super-duper hit films in the first inning, Dharam Ji has done amazing films in his second inning also. In 2011, he worked with his sons in the film 'Yamla Pagla Deewana', which was released on 14 January 2011. The film's second sequel, ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana 2’, was released in 2013, and the same film's third sequel, ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana 3’, was released in 2018, once again he was seen with his sons. Apart from this, he has worked in many other films. In the second inning, not only films, but Dharam ji also worked in TV, from becoming the judge on the show 'India's Got Talent' to the recently released web series 'Taj: Divided by Blood'. His recent release is 'Rocky Aur Rani', in which Dharmendra has been in the news for a kissing scene with Shabana Azmi. Even at this age, Dharmendra is working and winning people's hearts.


Has been honored with the 'Living Legend Award'

The actor who is also known as the most handsome actor of his time has been honored with many awards, in the year 1990 he was awarded the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment award for the film 'Ghayal'. The Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) honored him with the 'Living Legend Award' for his outstanding contribution to cinema. He has also been given the Life Time Achievement Award in many events. In 2012, Dharam Ji was also awarded Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award, by the Government of India.


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