Abhay Deol is an actor who has had the chance to excel both in commercial and art house cinema initiatives at the same time. Deol has established himself as one of the most promising actors of Bollywood in a short career completing his eleventh year in Hindi cinema in 2016. Abhay Deol is said to have appeared in several magazines on their cover . The magazines included the Man’s World and the Time Out Mumbai for which his photograph titled as the ‘ New face of the Indian Cinema’. In 2009 Abhay Deol was included in the list of Zoom’s 50 most desirable Hotties and he was placed seventh in the top 50. He has learnt the Israeli Martial art called the Krav Maga.
Abhay Deol a 6 ft 1” handsome young man was born to Ajit Singh Deol and Usha Deol in a Sikh family which had a strong cinema background. Born in an influential family of the Hindi due to which he was into acting from his early days .The young Deol took part in theatre activities in his school days itself. Deol was very much active in theatre programmes in his childhood which he remembers as what drew him into a career in acting .It took the young Deol ten years to realize his dream.
Abhay Deol is the nephew of the famous veteran actor Dharmendra and is a cousin to actors Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, and actress Esha Deol. He did his graduation from Mumbai University and went to Los Angeles to pursue fine arts where he did a two year course in acting after which he made his entry into cinema in the year 2005 with Socha Na Tha, which incidentally is the directorial debut of Director Imtiaz Ali too .Abhay Deol was in a open live –in relationship with the ‘Shore in the City’ fame actress Preeta Desai which came to an end after sometime.
Abhay Deol made his acting debut in Imtiaz Ali’s romantic movie Socha Na Tha in the year 2005 alongside Ayesha Takia which went on to become a mediocre commercial success with much critical acclaim especially for Deol’s confident debut. Deol followed up with Ahista Ahista (2006) which too did good business .The year 2007 saw Deol starring in Honeymoon Travels Pvt.Ltd along withan ensemble cast , even though only average grosser the film was appreciated for its experimental value and thetraits of the lead characters .Next in line for the year was the a crime movie Ek Chalis Ki Last Local which got highly encouraging reviews and was a surprise hit of the year 2007 after which came the neo noir thriller Manorama Six Feet Under, which with a unconventional script paired with the brilliant performances of the lead caught the audience and critics in awe .The movie had plot elements inspired from The Jack Nicholson classic “Chinatown” , although a box office let down MSFU earned Abhay Deol his very first award for Best actor. Deol as an actor takes frequent gaps between his films and commits to both off beat and commercial movies simultaneously. Abhay Deol has always been against the idea of brandingactors into the so called spheres of commercial and parallel cinema based on their films alone but felt the need for a more liberal cinema viewing culture .He starred next in acclaimed filmmaker Dibakar banerjee’s satirical black comedy Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! which tooproduced widespread critical acclaim even from the well-known critics praising the sarcastic undertone of the proceedings and the way the movie was conceived as a highly entertaining affair , even though only a silent box office hit. Abhay Deol got his first major career break in Dev.D directed by Anurag Kashyap which sustained a brilliant commercial run and a equally impressive critical reception. The modern day adaptation of Devdas , which was narrated with a sort of disturbing panache that made it a movie to remember for a long time .Abhay Deol the actor made his way into the elite league with his effective depiction of the hard hitting raw emotions of the protagonist .Zoya Akthar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara saw Deol appearing alongside Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar which turned out to be a huge money spinner and which continued his good run .Abhay Deol’s peculiar brand of acting got him a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2011 , and it was reported that he had learned deep sea diving for a small portion of the movie . It is one of Deols most recognized characters till date which got a stunning reception from the viewers. Abhay Deol broke away from the shackles of commercial cinema yet again in 2012 by starring in two political thrillers , Dibakar Banerjee’s Shanghai and in Prakash Jha’s Chakravyuh which subsequently went on to be two of the most sought after performances of his whole career .Abhay Deol has been discussed among media as an actor whose primary strength is the depiction of highly complex ,intriguing character’s .After a small cameo in Raanjhanaa Starring Dhanush , Abhay Deol went on to be a part of the English romantic time travel adventure film The Lovers in 2013 where he also served in post-production works too . Then Deol’s career took a downward leap with the disaster romantic comedy One By Two which was put under heavy criticism from all corners for possibly everything ,he performed as the co-producer of that rather forgettable outing .Happy Bhag Jayegi is Deol’s last release which performed fairly good business .Abhay Deol’s upcoming movies are Rock the Shaadi and Bounty Hunter
|#||Released Date||Type||Credited As||Movie|
|1||10 Dec 2021||Film||Actor||Velle|
|2||04 Sep 2020||Film||Actor||JL 50|
|3||20 Mar 2020||Film||Supporting Actor||Sakthi|
|4||20 Dec 2019||Film||Supporting Actor||Hero|
|5||15 Nov 2019||Film||Actor||Line Of Descent|
|6||31 May 2019||Film||Actor||Chopsticks|
|7||21 Dec 2018||Film||Supporting Actor||Zero|
|8||20 Apr 2018||Film||Actor||Nanu Ki Jaanu|
|9||18 Aug 2016||Film||Actor||Happy Bhag Jayegi|
|10||31 Jan 2014||Film||Actor Producer||One By Two|