Dharmendra has received several honours for his contribution to the Indian Cinema and was awarded India's third highest Civilian Honour Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2012. He experimented with film production and launched his sons . Sunny Deol in Betaab and Bobby Deol in Barsaat as well as his nephew Abhay Deol in Socha Na Tha. He was the presenter of his films like Kab Kyun Aur Kanah. After taking a back seat in his career he was again seen in the films Life in a Metro in 2007 and Apne both films were critically and commercially successful and his new release was ' Johnny Gaddar' in which he plays a role of a villian. In 2011, he starred alongside his sons again in their home production, Yamla Pagla Deewana 2. and a sequel was released of the same film in 2013. He appeared with his daughter Esha in his wife Hema Malini's directorial venture, ' Tell Me O Kkhuda in 2012 and in 2014 played a double role in the Punjabi film, Double Di Trouble. Dharmendra was active in politics. He was elected as a Member of the Parliament in the 2004 general elections from the Bikaner constituency Rajasthan for the Bharatiya Janata Party ticket .
Dharmendra was born in Nasrali , a village in Ludhiana district in Punjab. He spent his early years in the village called Sahnewaland where he studied in a Government Senior Secondary School which his father was the Headmaster of the same school. He did his intermediate from Ramgarhia College , Phagwara in 1952.
Dharmendra converted himself to a muslim to remarry Hema Malini and he changed his name to whom he fell in love during their films together. He and Hema Malini starred together in a number of films in the early 70's including the super hit Sholay . They eventually got married in 1980. He has four children from his first marriage, 2 boys and 2 girls , 2 girls from his second marriage and he has 4 grand sons He did 13 B Grade Action films with Hemant Birje between the years 1991- 2003. but later when he established himself he was one of the highest paid Hindi film actor in the 1970's and was considered to be one of the most handsome men , not only in India but worldwide. He gained titles ' Garam-Dharam' for his looks and popularity in action films. Dharmendra is one of the most commercially successful stars of the Bollywood . Amitabh topped the list then. He was a romantic hero and a favourite for Love stories till Rajesh Khanna entered the scene in the end of 1969. From then on Dharmendra;s career shifted from being a Romantic Hero to an action Hero.
Dharmedra made his debut with Arjun Hingorani's ' Dil Bhi tera Hum Bhi Tere in 1960. He had a supporting role in the film Boyfriend in 1961 and was cast as romantic hero in several films between 1960 to 1967. He had a solo role in the film ' Patthar aur payel ' In his career he has played Romantic hero's role opposite to some of the most established heroines of that era. From Nutan to Mala Sinha to Saira Banu to Hema Malini. Patthar Aur payel became the highest grossing film of 1966 and Dharmendra received his first Filmfare nomination for Best Actor. His performance in the film Anupama was critically acclaimed . Having played two roles with ease that of a romantic hero as well as action hero. He also did some films with humor and comedy and was called a versatile actor. His two comedy films, namely 'Chupke Chupke' . 'Tum Haseen Main Jawan' and 'Do Chor' His most successful pairing was with Hema Malini who went on to become his wife . The couple acted in several films the judges of the 50th annual Filmfare Awards awarded Sholay the special distinction of Filmfare Best Film of 50 Years. Dharmendra went on to act in a number of action films between the year 1976 to 1984. He has worked with various directors with a variety of styles in their films, His Longest collaboration was with the Director Arjun Hingorani with whom he did his debut and continued to work with him for many more hit films . In 1997, Dharmendra received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award .He received this Award from Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu and was emotional during the time of receiving this prestigious award and in his speech he mentioned that despite him working for over hundred films and many of them being very successful films, he has never won any Filmfare Awards in the best Actor category and to that Dilip Kumar commented' whenever I get to meet God Almighty I will set before him my complaint. as to why didnt you make me as handsome as Dharmendra !!
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|2||28 Jul 2023||Film||Supporting Actor||Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani|
|3||31 Dec 2020||Film||Supporting Actor||Khalli Balli|
|4||06 Mar 2020||Film||Actor||Jora The Second Chapterr|
|5||31 Aug 2018||Film||Actor||Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se|
|6||01 Sep 2017||Film||Supporting Actor||Jora 10 Numbaria|
|7||05 Feb 2016||Film||Producer||Ghayal Once Again|
|8||03 Jul 2015||Film||Actor||Second Hand Husband|
|9||15 May 2015||Film||Actor||Singh Of Festival|
|10||19 Sep 2014||Film||Actor||Dushman Ke Khoon Paani Ha|