Video : Bollywood actor Dharmendra in Aap Ki Adalat (Full Episode)
Dharmendra is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood in 90’s. Dharmendra Deol played the romantic hero roles in woman centric films from 1960-1968 and he was famous as romantic hero from 1968-69 and played the role of action hero from 1971-1997. Dharmendra has appeared in totsl around 306 films til now.
Dharmendra age is 83 years old ,He is known as ‘Garam’ Dharam in Bollywood world. Had the looks of a real gentle man , masculine body of a He-man (Iron-Man) and when it came to his films, he had a very funny and humorous touch in his dialog delivery and with great timing. Dharmendra height is good around 178 cm.
Dharmendra’s real name is Dharam Singh Deol. He was born in a Jat Sikh family in Phagwara in Kapurthala district in the state of Punjab , India to Kewal Kishan Singh Deol and Satwant Kaur. Dharmendra spent his early life in village Sahnewal and studied at Government Senior Secondary School at Lalton Kalan , Ludhiana city . He did his intermediate from Ramgarhia College, Phagwara in the year 1952.
The heroics in his films – Phool Aur Patthar (1966), Jugnu (1973), Raja Jani (1972) and Loafer (1973) – are quite remarkable and unforgettable. He got nominated for Filmfare best actor 4 times in career though he couldn’t get one but got “The Life Time Achievement” award in 1997 from Filmfare . Dharmendra likes movies from a young age. He participated in the Filmfare new talent contest, which he won and came all way to Mumbai from Punjab looking for work. He made his first film with Arjun Hingorani’s Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere in year 1960.
After which he got supporting roles in the movie Boy Friend (1961) and was cast as the romantic interest in several women oriented films from 1960-1967, where the story revolved around the female character and, Dharmendra age is 83 years old now in past he was usually cast as a romantic hero opposite senior established leading actress of that time and later, from 1974 on-wards, as an action Actor. His major breakthrough was playing supporting role to hero Rajendra Kumar in Aaye Milan Ki Bela, where hw got negative role and supporting role in patriotic film Haqeeqat (1964) and playing romantic interest in woman oriented films from 1960-1967 and playing supporting roles to Balraj Sahni, Ashok Kumar, Biswajit in some films from 1960-67 like Soorat Aur Seerat , Bandini, Mamta , Ghar Ka Chirag .
Dharmendra sensitive side was explored by Hrishikesh Mukherjee in Anupama (1966) and Satyakam (1969) , the latter is considered as one of the best performances of his movies . He got solo hero stardom with the blockbuster, Phool Aur Patthar (1966), which was his first action film but he became established action actor from 1971 film Mera Gaon Mera Desh.
He projected himself as romantic hero with films like Pyar Hi Pyar, Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke, Mere Humdum Mere Dost and Aaye Din Bahar Ke. He cemented his image as action hero with successful films like Seeta Aur Geeta (1972), Raja Jani (1972), Jugnu (1973), Kahani Kismat Ki and Yaadon Ki Baarat (1973). Dharmendra formed a popular onscreen pair with Hema Malini who later became his second wife. Hema Malini was the biggest female star of 1970s and they went on to star in hits such as Tum Haseen Mein Jawan, Sharafat (1970), Seeta Aur Geeta (1972), Raja Jani (1972), Jugnu (1973), Pratiggya (1975), Sholay (1975), Charas (1976), Azaad(1977), Dillagi (1978), among many others. Dharmendra proved his versatility and comic timing through Pratiggya, Chupke Chupke and Sholay.
In Ramesh Sippy’s Sholay (1975) he got chance to shared screen space with Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar and Amjad Khan and is still remembered for his inimitable portrayal of Veeru in the famous movie. His best romantic pairing was with the actress Asha Parekh with whom he had 5 hits films – Shikhar, Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke, Aaye Din Bahar Ke, Samadhi and Mera Gaon Mera Desh. His next best couple movie was with Hema Malini, with whom he did around 35 films of them 31 had them as a leading romantic pair and Dharam Hema had 20 hits films and 15 flops flims. Dharm Hema married in 1980 and Dharm-Hema have two children together, Esha and Ahana and he has 2 sons, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol from previous marriage with Prakash Kaur.
Dharmendra is one of the highest paid Hindi film stars of 1970s. Dharmendra is one of the biggest stars of Indian cinema. Dharmendra 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 year 2006, Dharmendra was the fourth highest grossing star of all time. The first rank is maintained by Amitabh Bachchan.
Dharmendra height is good around 178 cm. He has shared screen 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.
Dharmendra started 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 that year.
Dharmendra stopped taking up lead roles in B grade movies from 2003 on words. 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 year 2011.
Dharmendra and Hema Malini both are one of the most popular and commercially successful onscreen pairs of Indian cinema. They were also voted by he people 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.
He was successful A grade hero till 1993 and after 1994 time changed and 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.