Dharmendra Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Affairs, Biography, Family & More


Full NameDharmendra Singh Deol
Nickname(s)'Dharam,' 'Garam Dharam,' ‘He-Man of Bollywood'
ProfessionFilm Actor, Producer and Politician
PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
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Political Journey • In 2003, joined Bhartiya Janata Party.
• In 2004, elected a Member of Parliament from Bikaner in Rajasthan, on a BJP ticket.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack (Dyed)
Personal Life
Date of Birth8 December 1935
Age (as in 2016)81 Years
Birth PlaceVillage: Nasrali, Tehsil: Khanna, District: Ludhiana, State: Punjab, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
SignatureDharmendra Signature
HometownSahnewal, Punjab, India
SchoolGovernment Senior Secondary School, Lalton Kalan, Ludhiana, Punjab
Intermediate R.G. (Ramgarhia) College Phagwara, Punjab
Educational Qualification12th standard from Intermediate R.G. (Ramgarhia) College Phagwara in 1952
DebutFilm Actor: Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere (1960)
Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere 1960
Film Producer: Betaab (1983)
Betaab 1983
Punjabi Film (Actor): Kankan De Ole (1970)
Kankan De Ole 1970
Television: India's Got Talent (as the Male Judge on Colors in 2011)
Politics: In 2004, when he was elected a Member of Parliament from Bikaner Constituency in Rajasthan.
FamilyFather- Kewal Kishan Singh Deol (Government School Teacher)
Mother- Satwant Kaur
Brother- Ajit Deol
Sister- N/A
ReligionSikhism (Converted to Islam to Marry Hema Malini)
AddressPlot No. 22, 11th Road, Juhu, Mumbai, India
HobbiesCycling, Travelling, Watching Films
Awards/Honours1991: National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for Ghayal (producer) and Filmfare Award for Best Movie for Ghayal (Producer).
1997: Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Indian Cinema.
2007: IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award.
2012: Padma Bhushan.
Dharmendra With Padma Bhushan
Famous DialogueDharmendra Famous Dialogue
Controversies• In 1980, when his first wife didn't give him a divorce. he converted to Islam to marry Hema Malini. It attracted several criticisms in media.
• During his election campaign in 2004, he was severely criticized for making an ironic statement that he should be elected 'Dictator perpetuo' to teach "basic etiquette that democracy requires."
• He was also criticized in media for his negligible attendance in the Parliament as its member.
Favourite Things
Favourite DirectorArjun Hingorani
Favourite Actor(s)Guru Dutt, Dilip Kumar
Favourite ActressSuraiya, Nutan
Favourite Singer(s)Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsMeena Kumari, Actress (1960s)
Dharmendra With Meena Kumari
Hema Malini, Actress (Mid-1970-present)
Wife/SpouseParkash Kaur (1954-1982)
Dharmendra With His First Wife Parkash Kaur
Hema Malini (1980-present)
Dharmendra With His Second Wife Hema Malini
Marriage Date(s)Year 1954 (First Wife, Parkash Kaur)
2 May 1980 (Second Wife, Hema Malini)
ChildrenSons- Sunny Deol (Ajay Singh Deol), Bobby Deol (Vijay Singh Deol)- Both from his first wife; Parkash Kaur
Dharmendra With His Sons Sunny Deol (Right) and Bobby Deol (Left)
Daughters- Vijeeta Deol and Ajeeta Deol (from 1st wife),
Dharmendra With His Daughters Vijeeta, Ajeeta and Son Bobby
Esha Deol and Ahana Deol (from 2nd wife)
Dharmendra Daughters Esha (Right) and Ahana (Left)
Style Quotient
Car CollectionRange Rover, Mercedes Benz S-Class
Money Factor
Net Worth 23 Crore INR (as in 2004)


Some Lesser Known Facts About Dharmendra

  • Does Dharmendra Smoke?: He quit smoking in 1983. Dharmendra Smoking
  • Does Dharmendra Drink Alcohol?: Yes Dharmendra Drinking Alcohol
  • He was born to a government school teacher in a small village of Ludhiana District in Punjab, British India.
  • Child Dharmendra was very reluctant to go to school and often used to urge his mother not to send him to school.
  • Due to his lack of interest in studies, he could study only up to 12th standard.
  • From the very beginning, Dharmendra started inculcating interest in movies and he often used to share his fascination with his mother.
  • One day, on his mother’s suggestion, he sent an application to Filmfare’s new talent hunt with his portfolio. In fact, it was an advertisement by Bimal Roy and Guru Dutt for a film and for which Dharmendra went to Malerkotla to get his portfolio done by Jaan Mohammed (John & Sons).
  • Dharmendra won the Filmfare magazine’s ‘New Talent Hunt’ award and visited Mumbai for the first time in search of work.
  • In 1954, when he married his first wife, Parkash Kaur, he was just 19 years old.
  • He appeared as a solo hero in Phool Aur Patthar (1966), which was also his first ‘Action Film.’ The film went on to become the highest-grossing film of 1966. Dharmendra also received his first Filmfare nomination for Best Actor for the film.
  • In the 1960s, his link-up with Meena Kumari were often making headlines. It was also speculated that she had helped Dharmendra to establish him among the A-listers of Bollywood of that time.
  • For his performances as a romantic, comic as well as an action hero, Dharmendra earned the category of a versatile hero by 1975.
  • His most successful pairing was with Hema Malini, who also went on to become his wife.
  • Dharmendra launched both of his sons in films: Sunny Deol in Betaab and Bobby Deol in Barsaat (1995). He also launched his nephew Abhay Deol in Socha Na Tha (2005).
  • Dharmendra is a great fan of the singer and actor Suraiya, In an interview, he revealed to have watched her film ‘Dillagi’ (1949) more than 40 times, after walking several miles on foot to the nearest cinema hall in his hometown Sahnewal. He also attended her funeral, when she died in 2004. Dillagi 1949
  • It is said that during the shooting of ‘Sholay’ (1975), Dharmendra fell in love with Hema Malini and whenever there was any intimate shoot with Hema Malini, he used bribe light boys to disturb the lights to have as many retakes as possible. Dharmendra And Hema Malini
  • During the shoot of Sholay, Amitabh Bachchan was like a newcomer to Dharmendra. However, he developed a great bonding with Amitabh and the pair went on to become a new definition of friendship in Bollywood. Dharmendra And Amitabh Bachchan
  • In the 1975 film ‘Pratigya,’ when the choreographer of the song ‘Main Jat Yamla Pagla Deewana’ got fed up training the proper dance moves, Dharmendra decided to go on his own and danced with his natural-unique style.

  • On an event, the veteran actor Dilip Kumar said that Dharmendra is the most handsome man he has ever seen. He said, “Bhagwaan Ne Badi Fursat Se Banaya Hoga Ise.” Dharmendra And Dilip Kumar
  • Here’s the biography of Dharmendra in the voice of veteran lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar: