Dharmendra Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More


Biography / Wiki

An Indian film actor Dharmendra is the most respected veteran actor in the Indian film industry. He is the actor best known for his role in the Hindi blockbuster movie ‘Sholay’ (1975). One of the Indian film industry, Dharmendra is the recipient of the prestigious ‘Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award’ and was also honored with India’s third-highest civilian honor ‘Padma Bhushan’ for his contribution to Hindi cinema.

While he was at the peak of his career, he had a huge female fan following because of his well-built physique and was promoted as an ‘action-hero’ as well. Good-looking and talented, he got noticed for his action movies and romantic films. He has shared screen space with many of the other prominent celebrities in the Hindi film industry.

Height / Weight / Age

This December 8th, 1935 Dharmendra will turn 87 years old. Being a Jatt, he has an impressive height of 173cm or 5’8”. While he was young he had a muscular and stunning physique. Though he is growing older his features and looks are still young. He has sharp brown eyes and Black hair which are dyed.

Net Worth

According to a source, the net worth of Dharmendra is estimated to be $ 70 million approximately. He has agricultural land worth Rs 88 Lakh and non-agricultural land worth Rs 52 lakh approximately. He also owns a building in Mumbai worth Rs 17 Crore. He is fond of cars and his collection includes Range Rover and Mercedes Benz S-Class.

Education / Family

Dharmendra was born as Dharam Singh Deol in Nasrali, a village in Ludhiana district, Punjab. He is the son of Kewal Kishan Singh Deol who was a school headmaster and Satwant Kaur was a homemaker.

He had spent his childhood in the village of Sahnewal. He completed his schooling at ‘Government Senior Secondary School’ in Lalton Kalan. He has an elder brother Ajit Singh Deol.


Dharam Singh Deol

Nickname Dharam, Garam Dharam, He-Man of Bollywood
Birth Place Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Date Of Birth 8 December 1935
Age 87 Years
Height In Centimetres – 173 cm

In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″

Weight Not Known
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black (Dyed)
Profession Actor,  Producer, and Former Politician
Sexual Orientation Straight
School Government Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, Punjab
College Intermediate R.G. (Ramgarhia) College Phagwara, Punjab
Religion Sikhism
Nationality Indian
Home Town Sahnewal, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Debut Film – Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere (1960),

Producer – Betaab (1983),

Punjabi Film – Kankan De Ohle (1970),

TV – India’s Got Talent

Fathers Name Kewal Kishan Singh Deol


Dharmendra with his father
Dharmendra with his father

Mothers Name Satwant Kaur


Dharmendra with his mother
Dharmendra with his mother

Brothers Ajit Singh Deol


Dharmendra with his brother
Dharmendra with his brother

Sister None

Career / Fashion And Style

In 1960, Dharmendra made his acting debut with the film “Dil Bhi Tera, Hum Bhi Tere” and earned Rs. 51 for his role. He had emerged as a romantic hero during the period 1960 to 1966. In 1966, he played a lead role in the film “Phool Aur Patthar” and rose to fame after the success of the film.

He also won his first nomination in the Filmfare Best Actor. From the evergreen hit Sholay, his popularity got widened and the film got a tremendous response from the audience. The film was also listed in the “Top 25 Must-see Bollywood film” of all time. He made his debut in the Punjabi film industry with the film “Kankan De Ohle” in 1970.

As a producer, he produced the film “Betaab” in 1983 to launch his son Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol with the film “Barsaat” in 1995. In 1991, he produced “Ghayal”, which won seven ‘Filmfare Awards,’ including  the ‘National Film Award’ for ‘Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.’

After taking a break, he returned to the silver screen in 2007 and appeared in supporting roles. He was featured in the movies like Yamla Pagla Deewana’ (2011), ‘Singh Saab The Great’ (2013), and ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se’ (2018).

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More

In 1954, Dharmendra got married to Prakash Kaur. His first wife has two sons Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, and two daughters Vijeeta Deol and Ajeeta Deol. After falling in love with Hema Malini, he decided to marry her.

In 1980, he got married to Hema Malini without getting divorced from his first wife. He has two daughters Esha Deol and Ahana Deol from his second marriage.

Girlfriend Meena Kumari (Actress),


Dharmendra with his ex-girlfriend Meena
Dharmendra with his ex-girlfriend Meena

Hema Malini (Actress)

Marital Status Married
Wife Parkash Kaur(Divorced),


Dharmendra with his ex-wife Parkash
Dharmendra with his ex-wife Parkash

Hema Malini

Dharmendra with his wife Hema
Dharmendra with his wife Hema

Children Son – Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol,


Dharmendra with his son
Dharmendra with his son

Daughters – Vijeeta Deol, Ajeeta Deol, Esha Deol, and Ahana Deol

Dharmendra with his daughters
Dharmendra with his daughters


Dharmendra's daughters
Dharmendra’s daughters

Favorite Things

Here we provide you with a list of Dharmendra’s favorite things.

Favorite Actors Guru Dutt, Dilip Kumar
Favorite Actress Suraiya, Nutan
Favorite Colour Not Known
Favorite Holiday Destinations Not Known
Favorite Food Not Known
Favorite Things To Do Not Known


Some Interesting Facts About Dharmendra

  • Dharmendra had quit smoking in 1983.
  • In 2004, he won the Lok Sabha election from Bikaner, Rajasthan constituency.
  • His hobbies are cycling, watching movies, and traveling.
  • He consumes alcohol and eats non-vegetarian food occasionally.
  • He is being nicknamed as “Garam Dharam” of Bollywood.
  • In Delhi and Chandigarh, a restaurant exists on his name “Garam Dharam” to pay tribute to him and his Bollywood films. Surprisingly, the restaurant menu is also dedicated to his film dialogues.
  • He is the only actor in Bollywood who shared the silver screen with all the actors of the Kapoor family except Prithiviraj Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor.
  • In 1975, while filming “Pratigya”, the choreographer of the song “Main Jat Yamla Pagla Deewana” got annoyed when he did not dance well and left him to dance on his own.
  • He is blessed to have seven grandchildren.
  • When his first wife refused to divorce him, he got converted to Islam in 1979 and changed his name to Dilawar Khan.