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Deol is the first son of actor Dharmendra and Prakash Kaur. He is the elder brother of actor, Bobby Deol. He has two sisters, Vijeyta and Ajita, and two half sisters – Esha Deol and Ahana Deol from his father`s second marriage to actress Hema Malini. Actor Abhay Deol is his cousin. He is married to Pooja Deol with whom he has two children.
Deol has starred mainly in action movies. He had a successful debut with his home production Betaab in 1983. He went through a lean phase for a couple of years until Arjun (1985). What followed were a bunch of hits in Paap Ki Duniya (1988), Tridev (1989), Chaalbaaz (1989), Vishwatma (1992), Vardi, Ghayal, etc. His defining moment as an actor came with another home production Ghayal, a film that won him the National award along with the Filmfare Award for the Best Actor. Apart from that he has also appeared in some above average movies like Joshiley, Sultanat, Sohni Mahiwal, Samundar. He was critically acclaimed for his hit movie Dacait which was directed by Rahul Rawail. Yateem is another movie which shows his capability as an actor.
Deol delivered huge hits through the 1990s in Ghayal (1990), Narsimha (1991), Vishwatma (1992), Lootere (1993), Damini (1993), Darr (1993). His supporting actor role of a drunk lawyer in `Damini` (1993) fetched him all the awards & accolades in Bollywood. However his performance in Darr (1993) was not well received by critics and audiences alike leaving Shahrukh Khan to win overwhelming praise for his performance as the psychotic villain of the film. In the mid nineties he delivered five big hits in a row - Jeet (1996), Ghatak (1996), Ajay (1996), Ziddi (1997) & Border (1997).
Deol`s biggest blockbuster till date came in the year 2001, with Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. Among his last few movies Apne (2007) & Heroes (2008) have done well in box office.
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Ajay Singh Deol
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Sunny Deol (born Ajay Singh Deol, 19 October 1957) is an Indian film actor, director and producer. He is the son of veteran Bollywood actor Dharmendra and the elder brother of actor Bobby Deol. During the duration of his career, he has won 2 Filmfare Awards, as well as 2 National Film Awards. Deol made his debut in the film Betaab for which he was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actor Award. From there, he went on to star in numerous films in the 80s and 90s like Tridev, Arjun, Kroadh, Ghayal, Vishwatma, Darr, Damini – Lightning, Jeet, Ghatak, Border, Ziddi, Indian.
Actor, Director, Producer
1983 – Present
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