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Bollywood Actor Salman Khan 1965

Salman Khan (Born Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan on 27 December 1965) is an Indian film actor. He has starred in more than eighty Hindi films.

Khan, who made his acting debut with a minor role in the drama Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988), had his first commercial success with the blockbuster Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), for which he won a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He went on to star in some of Hindi cinema's most successful films of those times, such as Saajan (1991), Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994), Karan Arjun (1995), Judwaa (1997), Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998) and Biwi No.1 (1999), having appeared in the highest earning films of seven separate years during his career. He is the only Indian actor to have four all-time blockbusters in his filmography, more than any other Indian actor in history.

In 1999, Khan won a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his extended appearance in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), and since then has starred in several critical and commercial successes, including Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), Tere Naam (2003), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), No Entry (2005), Partner (2007), Wanted (2009) and Dabangg (2010), which has become the second highest-grossing Bollywood film of all-time. Khan has thus established himself as one of the most successful actors of Hindi cinema.

Born Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan
27 December 1965 (1965-12-27) (age 45)
Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Other names Sallu Bhai
Occupation Film actor
television presenter
Years active 1988–present

Khan is the eldest son of screenwriter Salim Khan and his first wife Salma (maiden name Sushila Charak), his paternal grandfather came to India from Afghanistan and settled in Madhya Pradesh whereas his mother is a Marathi Brahmin. His stepmother is Helen, a former Bollywood actress, who has co-starred with him in Khamoshi: The Musical (1996) and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999). He has two brothers, Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan, and two sisters, Alvira and Arpita. Alvira is married to actor/director Atul Agnihotri.

Khan finished his schooling through St. Stanislaus High School in Bandra, Mumbai, as did his younger brothers Arbaaz and Sohail. Earlier, he studied at The Scindia School, Gwalior for a few years along with younger brother Arbaaz.



Salman Khan made his acting debut with a supporting role in the 1988 film Biwi Ho To Aisi. His first leading role in a Bollywood movie was in Sooraj R. Barjatya's romantic family drama Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), one of India's highest grossing films. It also won him a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award, and a nomination for Filmfare Best Actor Award.


1990 saw one film release starring Khan, Baaghi: A Rebel for Love. The film was a box office success, followed by three hit films in 1991, Patthar Ke Phool, Sanam Bewafa and Saajan. Despite these early successes, nearly all of his 1992–1993 releases resulted in box office failures.

Khan returned to success in 1994 with his second collaboration with director Sooraj Barjatya in the romance Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, co-starring Madhuri Dixit. This film was the biggest hit of that year, and turned out to be one of Bollywood's highest-grossing films ever, becoming the fourth-highest earner of all time. In 1995 he starred in Rakesh Roshan's Karan Arjun alongside Shahrukh Khan. The two played brothers who are reincarnated after being killed by family enemies. The film was the second biggest hit of the year, and his role of Karan once again put his name among the nominees for the Best Actor award at the Filmfare, which was eventually won by his Karan Arjun co-star Shahrukh Khan for Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

In 1996, Khan performed in two movies, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's directional debut Khamoshi: The Musical, a box office failure, but critically acclaimed; and Raj Kanwar's action hit Jeet. He had two releases in 1997: Judwaa and Auzaar. The former was a comedy directed by David Dhawan where he played a dual role of twins separated at birth.

Khan worked in five different films in 1998, his first release being the comedy Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya opposite Kajol, one of the biggest commercial successes of that year. This was followed by the moderately successful drama Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai. Khan played a young man who has to take a child who claims to be his son, under his custody. Khan's performance in the film earned him several positive notices and favourable reviews from critics. He rounded of the year with an extended cameo in Karan Johar's directorial debut, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai for which he earned a second Filmfare Award under the Best Supporting Actor category.

In 1999, Khan starred in three films: Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United and Biwi No.1, two of the highest grossing films that year; and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, which earned another Best Actor nomination at the Filmfare.


In 2000, Khan acted in films including Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega and Chori Chori Chupke Chupke. Chori Chori Chupke Chupke addressed the issue of surrogate childbirth; Khan played the role of a rich industrialist, who hires a surrogate mother after his wife becomes infertile. Critics noted his turn towards a more serious role, which reportedly had more substance in comparison to his previous roles. In 2002 he starred in the delayed release Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam.

For Tere Naam, (2003) Taran Adarsh said of him, "Salman Khan is exceptional in a role that fits him to the T. He breathes fire in sequences that demand uneasiness. But beneath the tough exterior lies a vulnerable person and this facet in particular comes to the fore in the latter reels. His emotional outbursts are splendid..." He subsequently continued his success at the box office, with comedies like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) and No Entry (2005). Khan's work in 2006 included Jaan-E-Mann and Baabul .

Khan started 2007 with the ensemble film Salaam E Ishq. His next release Partner did very well at the box office, receiving a blockbuster verdict. He next appeared in the Hollywood movie, Marigold: An Adventure in India which told the love story of an Indian man and an American woman.

Khan starred in three films throughout 2008, all of which underperformed.

Khan hosted the second season of 10 Ka Dum in year 2009 which turned out to be even more successful than his first season as host of the game show in year 2008. The show got very high TRPs for Sony Entertainment Television and according to reports, the show helped Sony TV regain its third position in the Indian television ratings.

Khan's first film of 2009, Wanted directed by choreographer turned director Prabhu Deva. In the same year, he appeared in two other films, Main Aurr Mrs Khanna and London Dreams. While London Dreams doing average business, only due to the uninspiring music, but Main Aurr Mrs Khanna made 21 crores through DTH Premiere.


Khan's first release of 2010 was Anil Sharma's Veer. Dabangg was produced by his brother Arbaaz Khan, and was released on 10 September 2010. It made a record opening at the box office and Box Office India declared it an all-time blockbuster and the second-highest grossing Indian movie of all-time. For his performance in Dabangg, Khan received a Star Screen Award for Best Actor and a Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Male and was nominated for his sixth Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Anupama Chopra from NDTV wrote about his performance, "It's the role of a lifetime and Salman Khan bites into it like a starving man devours a feast. He inhabits it fully, strutting and swaggering and even, spoofing himself."

Personal life

In 2004, he was voted seventh best-looking man in the world and the best looking man in India by People magazine, U.S. Khan has been involved in several charities during his career.

On 11 October 2007, Khan accepted an offer from Madame Tussauds wax museum in London to have a wax replica made of himself. His life-size wax figure was installed there on 15 January 2008, making him the fourth Indian actor to have been replicated as a wax statue in the museum.


Legal troubles

On 28 September 2002, Khan was arrested for rash and negligent driving. His car had run into a bakery in Mumbai; one person who was sleeping on the pavement outside the bakery died and three others were injured in the mishap. Charges of culpable homicide were laid against him, but later dropped, and he was found not guilty. However, he will still have to stand trial for a series of lesser charges pertaining to the incident.

On 17 February 2006, Khan was sentenced to one year in prison for hunting an endangered species, the Chinkara. The sentence was stayed by a higher court during appeal. On 10 April 2006, Salman was handed a five year jail term for hunting the endangered Chinkara. He was remanded to Jodhpur jail, and remained there until 13 April when he was granted bail. On 24 August 2007, the Jodhpur sessions court, upheld the 5 year jail term for Khan in the Chinkara poaching case by turning down his appeal against the 2006 judgement. At the time of the hearing, he was busy with a shooting elsewhere, while his sister attended the proceedings. The day after, he was placed under police arrest in Jodhpur after a Rajasthan court upheld a prison sentence passed upon him for poaching. On 31 August 2007, Khan was released on bail from the Jodhpur Central jail where he spent six days.

Breakup with Aishwarya Rai

His relationship with actress Aishwarya Rai was a well publicised topic in the Indian media. After their break-up in March 2002, Rai accused him of harassing her. She claimed that Khan had not been able to come to terms with their break-up and was hounding her; her parents lodged a complaint against him.

In 2005, news outlets released what was said to be an illicit copy of a mobile phone call recorded in 2001 by the Mumbai police. It appeared to be a call in which he threatened Rai, in an effort to force her to appear at social events held by Mumbai crime figures. The call featured boasts of connections to organised crime and derogatory comments about other actors. However, the alleged tape was tested in the government's Forensic lab in Chandigarh, which concluded that it was fake.


In September 2007, a Muslim organisation issued a fatwa against Khan for attending a Ganesh puja. Stating that Islam prohibits idol worship, the organisation stated that unless Khan reads the Kalma – the declaration of faith – all over again, he will not be considered a Muslim. In addition to that, Khan celebrated the Ganesh Mahotsav with his family in Bandra; they brought a Ganesh idol for one day for the sake of his stepmother, Helen. Khan was among the group who danced in the procession. His father responded by criticising the fatwa and stated that Salman had done nothing wrong.

Another fatwa was raised against Khan by a Muslim cleric in India, mufti Salim Ahmad Qasmi, for allowing Madame Tussauds in London to make a wax model of himself. The mufti said the statue is illegal and the Sharia forbids depictions of all living creatures. This created speculation in the press, as no fatwa was released against fellow Muslim, Shahrukh Khan who also has a wax model in the museum. Salman responded by saying, "These fatwas are becoming a joke".

The fatwa was raised upon Khan again in September 2008, for celebrating the Ganeshotsav Hindu ceremony at his home with the family. The fatwa was raised by the member of the Advisory Council, Jama Masjid, in New Delhi. Once again his father, Salim, questioned the latest fatwa and criticised those who raise it.



Year Film Role Other notes
1988 Biwi Ho To Aisi Vicky Bhandari
1989 Maine Pyar Kiya Prem Choudhary Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
1990 Baaghi: A Rebel for Love Saajan Sood
1991 Sanam Bewafa Salman Khan
Patthar Ke Phool Inspector Suraj
Kurbaan Akash Singh
Love Prithvi
Saajan Akash Varma
1992 Suryavanshi Vicky/Suryavanshi Vikram Singh
Ek Ladka Ek Ladki Raja
Jaagruti Jugnu
Nishchaiy Rohan Yadav/Vasudev Gujral
1993 Chandra Mukhi Raja Rai
Dil Tera Aashiq Vijay
1994 Andaz Apna Apna Prem Bhopali
Hum Aapke Hain Kaun...! Prem Niwas
Chaand Kaa Tukdaa Shyam Malhotra
Sangdil Sanam Kishan
1995 Karan Arjun Karan Singh/Ajay Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Veergati Ajay
1996 Majhdhaar Gopal
Khamoshi: The Musical Raj
Jeet Raju Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Dushman Duniya Ka
Special appearance
1997 Judwaa Raja/Prem Malhotra
Auzaar Inspector Suraj Prakash
Dus Captain Jeet Sharma Incomplete film
Deewana Mastana Prem Kumar Special appeaance
1998 Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya Suraj Khanna Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai Suraj DhanrajgirHai
Sar Utha Ke Jiyo
Special appearance
Bandhan Raju
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Aman Mehra Extended guest appearance
Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
1999 Jaanam Samjha Karo Rahul
Biwi No.1 Prem Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role
Sirf Tum Prem Special appearance
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Sameer Rafillini Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Hello Brother Hero
Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United Prem
2000 Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge Raja Oberoi
Chal Mere Bhai Prem Oberoi
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega Raj/Romi
Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke
Special appearance
Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye Prem Kapoor
2001 Chori Chori Chupke Chupke Raj Malhotra
2002 Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge Veer Singh Thakur/Ali
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam Suraj
Yeh Hai Jalwa Raj 'Raju' Saxena/Raj Mittal
2003 Love at Times Square
Special appearance
Special appearance
Tere Naam Radhe Mohan Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Baghban Alok Raj Special appearance
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
2004 Garv: Pride and Honour Inspector Arjun Ranavat
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi Sameer Malhotra
Phir Milenge Rohit Manchanda Extended guest appearance
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa Rishabh
2005 Lucky: No Time for Love Aditya
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? Dr. Samir Malhotra
No Entry Prem Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role
Kyon Ki Anand
2006 Saawan... The Love Season Sameer Sam Extended guest appearance
Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar Ayaan
Jaan-E-Mann Suhaan
Baabul Avinash Kapoor
2007 Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love Rahul
Partner Prem Love Guru
Marigold: An Adventure in India Prem English language film
Om Shanti Om Himself Special appearance in song Deewangi Deewangi
Saawariya Imaan Extended guest appearance
2008 God Tussi Great Ho Arun Prajapati
Hello Cheetan Bhagat Special appearance
Heroes Balkar Singh/Jassvinder Singh
Yuvvraaj Deven Yuvvraaj
2009 Wanted Radhe/Rajveer Shikhawat
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna Samir Khanna
London Dreams Mannu (Manjit Khosla)
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani Himself Special appearance
2010 Veer Veer
Prem Kaa Game The Sutradhaar (Narrator) Special appearance
Dabangg Inspector Chulbul Pandey
(Robinhood Pandey)
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Tees Maar Khan Himself Special appearance in song Wallah Re Wallah
Isi Life Mein Himself Special appearance
2011 Ready Prem Kapoor
Bodyguard Lovely Singh Filming
Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai
Special appearance
2012 Ek Tha Tiger

Television presenter

  • 10 Ka Dum (Season 1 & 3)
  • Bigg Boss (Season 4)

Bollywood Actor Anil Kapoor 1959

Anil Kapoor is a prominent National Award winning film actor and producer of Bollywood. He was born at Chembur in Maharashtra to film producer Surinder and Suchitra Kapoor. Anil Kapur made his Bollywood debut with the movie "Hamare Tumahre". After doing few minor roles in the films like "Hum Paanch" and "Shakti", Anil Kapoor got his first breakthrough as lead actor in the film "Woh Saat Din". His next film was "Mashaal" directed by Yash Chopra, for which he won his first Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Anil Kapoor has delivered many commercially successful films which include "Meri Jung", "Karma" and "Mr. India". "Mr. India" was one of his biggest hit films and shot him to super star status. Anil kapoor gave critically acclaimed performance as middle aged lover in Yash Chopra's "Lamhe" but the film proved unsuccessful at the Box Office. Anil Kapur won his first National Film Award in Best Actor category for the film "Pukar". Anil has also produced films such as "Badhai Ho Badhai", "My Wife's Murder", "Gandhi My Father" and "Shortcut". Recently, Anil kapoor's eldest daughter Sonam Kapoor made her debut in Bollywood with the film "Saawriya" opposite Ranbir Kapoor.

Date of Birth: 24th December, 1959.
Address: 31 Shringar, Presidency Society, 7th Road, JVPD Scheme, Mumbai- 400 049
Debut Film: "Hamare Tumahre"
Film Awards: Filmfare Best Actor Awards for "Tezaab" and "Beta"
Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Awards for "Mashaal" and "Taal"
Filmfare Best Actor (Critics) for "Virasat"
National Film Awards
Best Actor for "Pukar"

Hamare Tumhare, Ek Baar Kaho, Hum Paanch, Shakti, Woh Saat Din Mashaal, Saaheb, Pyaar Ka Sindoor, Chameli Ki Shaadi, Janbaaz, Karma, Mr. India, Kasam, Ram-Avtar, Sone Pe Suhaaga, Tezaab, Inteqam, Ram Lakhan, Eeshwar, Rakhwala, Parinda, Kishen Kanhaiya, Jeevan Ek Sangharsh, Jamai Raja, Benaam Badsha, Pratikar, Lamhe Beta, Heer Ranjha, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja, Laadla, 1942: A Love Story, Trimurti, Loafer, Mr. Bechara , Judaai, Virasat, Deewana Mastana Kabhi Na Kabhi, Gharwali Baharwali, Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate, Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain, Biwi No.1, Taal, Pukar, Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai, Nayak, Badhaai Ho Badhaai , Om Jai Jagadish, Calcutta Mail Musafir, Bewafaa, My Wife's Murder, No Entry, Chocolate, Humko Deewana Kar Gaye, Darna Zaroori Hai, Salaam-e-Ishq and Welcome.

  • Boney Kapoor, a film producer is elder brother of Anil Kapoor.
  • Anil is married to his dress designer Sunita who owns an integrated dance and exercise academy in Juhu. It's one of the best 'Aerobic Gyms' in Bombay. Anil has two daughters 'Sonam' and 'Rhea' and one son 'Harshavardhan'.

Bollywood Actor Govinda 1963

Govinda (Born Govind Arun Ahuja, 21 December 1963) is a Filmfare award-winning Indian actor and politician. He has appeared in over 120 Hindi language films. At the start of his career, his acting and dancing skills gained him widespread attention among film viewers. He later gained worldwide fame as a Bollywood icon through comedy films such as Shola Aur Shabnam, Aankhen, Coolie No. 1, Haseena Maan Jaayegi and Partner.

He is a member of the Indian National Congress Party. He was elected as the seventh Member of Parliament for the Mumbai North Constituency of Maharashtra, India in the 14th Lok Sabha elections in 2004, after defeating Ram Naik of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In the 2009 General Elections, he opted out of politics to concentrate more on films. However he continues to have political favor from Congress Party. His constituency was succeeded by Sanjay Nirupam (also from Congress).

In June 1999, Govinda was voted as the tenth greatest star of stage or screen of the last thousand years by BBC News Online users.

Member of Parliament
for Mumbai North, India
In office
3 June 2004 – 2009
Succeeded by Sanjay Nirupam
Constituency Mumbai North
Personal details
Born Govind Arun Ahuja
December 21, 1963 (1963-12-21) (age 47)
Virar, Thane, Mumbai
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Sunita Ahuja (1987–present)
Children Ashu Devi
Residence Mumbai
Profession Actor, Television presenter, Politician
Religion Hindu
Years active 1986–present

Govinda’s father, Arun Kumar Ahuja, was born in pre-partition Gujranwala, Punjab on January 26, 1917. He studied in an engineering college at Lahore. Veteran producer Mehboob Khan brought him to Mumbai in 1937 and cast him in Ek Hi Raasta as the leading man. Arun was notable for acting in Mehboob Khan's Aurat (1940). Govinda's mother, Nazeem who was Muslim had converted to Hinduism and adopted the name Nirmala Devi.[citation needed] Arun and Nirmala first met during the making of the film Savera, in which they were cast opposite each other. They married in 1941.

The only film Ahuja ever produced was a flop. Unable to bear the loss, his health failed. The family, living in a bungalow on Mumbai's upmarket Carter Road, later moved to Virar — a northern Mumbai suburb, where Govinda was born. The youngest of six children, his pet name Chi Chi means little finger in Punjabi, the language they speak at home. Since his father was unable to work, Nirmala Devi brought up the children through hard times in Mumbai.

Early career

He studied at Annasahb Vartak College in Vasai, Maharashtra. He graduated in commerce, but failed to find a job. He was not considered for a steward's position at the Taj Mahal hotel, because his English wasn't good enough. His father suggested films. Around this time, Govinda saw the film Saturday Night Fever and dance became his obsession. He practiced for hours and circulated a promo of himself on a VHS cassette. Soon a fertilizer commercial came his way, followed by an Allwyn ad, finally his very first leading role in Tan-Badan, which was to be directed by his uncle Anand. He started shooting for his next film Love 86 in June 1985. By mid-July, he had signed 40 others.

His first released film was Ilzaam (1986), a box office success and the fifth biggest hit of 1986. The film established him as a dancing star. He acted in a string of movies after that with mixed success. Most of the films he appeared in during the 1980s were in the action, romance or family drama genres. He was often paired opposite actress Neelam and together they appeared in several hit films such as Love 86 (1986), Khudgarz (1987) and his brother Kirti Kumar's directorial, Hatya (1988). He had success with family drama films such as Dariya Dil (1988), Jeete Hain Shaan Se (1988) and Hum (1991) as well as action films such as Marte Dam Tak (1987) and Jung Baaz (1989). He worked with David Dhawan for the first time in the 1989 action film Taaqatwar. He also worked with Rajini Kanth and Sridevi in a hit film that year titled, Ghair Khanooni.


Govinda appeared in several successful films in the 1990s. In 1992, he was seen in the critically acclaimed film, Zulm Ki Hukumat, an Indian remake of The Godfather where his performance was appreciated. He then formed a successful collaboration with David Dhawan and went onto act in 17 movies directed by him most of which were comedy films. The most successful films made by their collaboration include, Shola Aur Shabnam (1992), Aankhen (1993), Raja Babu (1994), Coolie No. 1 (1995), Saajan Chale Sasural (1996), Hero No. 1 (1997), Deewana Mastana (1997), Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998), Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999), Anari No.1 (1999) and Jodi No. 1 (2001). Dhawan and other directors frequently cast him opposite actresses such as Divya Bharati, Karishma Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Manisha Koirala, and Raveena Tandon during the 1990s.


His box office graph suffered a setback in the early 2000s following a series of commercially unsuccessful films. He played the role of a villain for the first time in his career in Shikari (2000). Although the movie was not a commercial success, Govinda's convincing portrayal of a sociopath murderer was critically acclaimed. He turned down roles in Taal, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha and Devdas which went on to become successful films.[9] His acting career was further affected when he contested and won the seat for Member of Parliament from Mumbai North in the 2004 parliamentary elections. He did not have any new film releases in 2004 and 2005 although some of his delayed films such as Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen (2005) and his home production Ssukh (2005) were released and turned out to be box office disasters.

Govinda made a comeback to films in late 2006 with the comedy film, Bhagam Bhag, alongside Akshay Kumar which became a hit. His first release of 2007 was the huge multi-starrer Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love. Although a box office disappointment, Govinda was praised for his performance.

His second release of 2007 was the David Dhawan directed comedy, Partner, which co-starred Salman Khan. The film grossed Rs. 300 Million in India on its opening week, the second highest domestic opening week gross for an Indian film until then. In 2008, he appeared in the film, Money Hai Toh Honey Hai. The same year, Salman Khan invited David Dhawan and Govinda on his show Dus Ka Dum to celebrate the success of their film Partner. In 2009, he had a successful release titled Life Partner. Govinda got back to the successful trio of David Dhawan, Vashu Bhagnani and himself with the film, Do Knot Disturb, which flopped at the box office.

In 2010, Govinda was seen in Mani Ratnam's bilingual project, Raavan, along with Vikram, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai. Govinda played a forest officer who takes Vikram's character through the forests in search of a wanted criminal. While it was earlier speculated that his character was a contemporary version of Hanuman, Govinda refuted the claim. Despite having a small role in the film, Govinda was appreciated for his performance.

Political career

In 2004, Govinda joined the Congress party, and was elected to the Lok Sabha, the lower House of Parliament from Mumbai with a thumping majority of beating the five time sitting MP by over 50000 votes. In a run up to the polls, Govinda had announced that his agenda will be prawaas (transportation), swasthya (health) and gyaan (education).

During the first ten months of his tenure as a Member of Parliament (MP), Govinda did not spend any money from his MP Local Area Development Fund of Rs. 20 million. He started utilizing his fund only when newspaper reports brought this to notice. According to the Thane district collectorate sources, Govinda committed Rs 7 to construct anganwadi, samaj mandirs and resolve drinking water problem of Vasai and Virar residents. However, work on these projects did not begin (as of August 2005), because administrative approval was being awaited. Govinda also took credit for 80% of the quadrupling of Borivli-Virar section on Western Railway (India).


As an MP, Govinda has been criticized for being inaccessible to the people of his constituency, especially during the terrible rains (beginning 26 July 2005) that left around 450 dead in Mumbai. After the rains, while speaking to a TV channel, Govinda claimed that he had got Rs 150 million sanctioned for his flood-hit constituency after speaking to Sonia Gandhi. However, his own party colleagues contested the claim. Mohan Adhikari, the president of Palghar Congress Unit went on record saying that "not a single paisa" had been received.

During his tenure as an MP, Govinda embarrassed his party, Congress, by coming out in open to support actor Shakti Kapoor, who had been caught in a sting operation, asking for sexual favours from a television reporter posing as a Bollywood aspirant. He also opposed the ban on dance bars, which embarrassed the Congress-NCP led Democratic Front Government, which had proposed the ban.

During his tenure as the Member of Parliament, he was criticized for never playing any active role. He was mostly absent while the house was in session. He also did not participate in any debates or raise any queries regarding his constituency.

On 20 January 2008, he decided to quit politics to concentrate on his acting career in Bollywood.

Personal life

Govinda's father Arun Ahuja was an actor in the 1940s and his mother Nirmala Ahuja was also an actress as well as a singer. His brother, Kirti Kumar is an actor, producer and director. His sister, Kaamini Khanna is a writer, music director, singer, anchor and founder of 'Beauty with Astrology'. Govinda has six nephews and two nieces in the entertainment industry: actors Vinay Anand, Krushna Abhishek, Aryan, Arjun Singh, Ragini Khanna, Amit Khanna, Aarti Singh and director Janmendra Kumar Ahuja. Govinda's brother-in-law, Devendra Sharma has also acted in a few Hindi films.

Govinda's maternal uncle Anand Singh, who was assistant to director Hrishikesh Mukherjee, launched him in his film, Tan Badan. Anand's wife's sister Sunita fell in love with Govinda during the 'Mahurat' of Tan Badan. They got married on 11 March 1987. Their marriage was a closely guarded secret for four years. The couple have two children, Narmada and Yashvardhan.

Govinda narrowly escaped death on 5 January 1994 while traveling to a studio for the shooting of Khuddar (1994). The actor's car collided with another car, resulting in him sustaining injuries to his head. Though bleeding profusely, Govinda did not cancel the shooting. After visiting a doctor, he shot for the film till midnight.

Age dispute

Govinda's year of birth has been cited as both 1960 and 1963. According to Govinda's parliament member profile on Loksabha.nic.in, the Official Government website of Lok Sabha, his date of birth is listed as 21 December 1963. The profile is compiled from government records. Personal Information of parliament members are obligatorily scrutinized and affirmed at the time of submitting nominations for candidacy.

The year of birth has also been stated as 1958 in numerous web portals. This probably originated from an unverified entry on his IMDb page. Various web portals like Rediff that referred IMDb as a source featured articles on the actor celebrating his 48th birthday on the eve of Bhagam Bhag's release on December 21, 2006.

Filmfare Awards


  • 1997 - Filmfare Special Award for Saajan Chale Sasural
  • 1999 - Filmfare Best Comedian Award, Haseena Maan Jaayegi


  • 1994 - Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Aankhen
  • 1996 - Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Coolie No. 1
  • 1997 - Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Saajan Chale Sasural
  • 1998 - Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Deewana Mastana
  • 1999 - Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Bade Miyan Chote Miyan
  • 2000 - Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for - Haseena Maan Jaayegi
  • 2000 - Filmfare Best Villain Award forShikari
  • 2001 - Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for Kunwara
  • 2002 - Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for Jodi No.1
  • 2002 - Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta
  • 2003 - Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for Akhiyon Se Goli Maare

Other Awards


  • 1995 - Star Screen Award Special Jury Award for Coolie No. 1
  • 1998 - Lux Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for Dulhe Raja
  • 1998 - Special Videocon Screen award from Jury for overall performance[29]
  • 1999 - Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for Bade Miyan Chote Miyan
  • 2000 - Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for Haseena Maan Jaayegi
  • 2002 - IIFA Best Comedian Award for Jodi No. 1
  • 2007 - "Excellent Comic Actor" Award at the Star Gold Comedy Honors
  • 2007 - Most Stylish Comeback Award at the MTV Lycra Style Awards
  • 2008 - Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards, "NDTV Imagine Best Jodi of the Year 2007" along with Salman Khan.
  • 2008 - Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Male for Partner
  • 2008 - IIFA Best Comedian Award for Partner


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Ilzaam Ajay Sharma/Vijay Features the hit song “Street Dancer”
Duty -
Tan-Badan Ravi Pratap
Love 86 Vikram Doshi
Sadaa Suhagan Ravi
1987 Mera Lahoo Govinda Singh
Marte Dam Tak Jai
Khudgarz Kumar Saxena Adaptation of Kane and Abel
Dadagiri Suraj
Pyaar Karke Dekho Ravi Kumar
Sindoor Ravi
1988 Jeete Hain Shaan Se Iqbal Ali
Paap Ko Jalaa Kar Raakh Kar Doonga Deepak Malhotra
Hatya Sagar Remake of Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal
Halaal Ki Kamai -
Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani Amar Dhanraj
Dariya Dil Ravi
Ghar Mein Ram Gali Mein Shyam Amar
Pyaar Mohabbat -
Shiv Shakti Shakti
Tohfa Mohabbat Ka Vinay
1989 Aakhri Baazi Ram Kumar
Jung Baaz Arjun Srivastav
Do Qaidi Kannu
Paap Ka Ant -
Gentleman Hari/Om
Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharnii Ravi Verma Neil Nitin Mukesh played the younger version of Ravi.
Billoo Badshah -
Gair Kaanooni Om Narayan
Farz Ki Jung Vishal
Dost Garibon Ka -
Asmaan Se Ooncha Vikrant Malik (Vicky)
Gharana Ravi Mehra
Sachai Ki Taqat Sagar Singh
Taaqatwar John D'Mello
1990 Maha-Sangram Ram Kumar
Mohabaat Ki Aag -
Kaun Kare Kurbani -
Awaargi Dhiren Kumar
Swarg Krishna
Izzatdaar Vijay
Kali Ganga Govinda
Khatarnaak Dancer in song "Jeena Hai Humka.."
Naya Khoon Dr. Anand
Raeeszada -
Taqdeer Ka Tamasha -
1991 Hum Vijay
Kaun Kare Qurbani Ajit
Bhabhi Amar/Nakadram
Karz Chukana Hai Ravi
1992 Shola Aur Shabnam Karan
Teri Payal Mere Geet Premi
Baaz -
Jaan Se Pyaara Inspector Jai/Sunder Double Role
Zulm Ki Hukumat Pratap Kohli
Radha Ka Sangam Govinda
1993 Aankhen Bunnu/Gaurishankar Highest Grossing film of the year
Muqabla Hawaldar Suraj
Zakhmo Ka Hisaab Suraj Kumar
Aadmi Khilona Hai Sharad Verma
Prateeksha Raja
1994 Ekka Raja Rani Sagar
Andaz Apna Apna as Himself
Raja Babu Raja Singh Remake of Rasukutty
Rakhwale -
Khuddar Siddanth Suri
Dulaara Raja
Bhagyawan Amar
Beta Ho To Aisa Raju
Prem Shakti Gangwa/Krishna
Aag Birju/Raju
Brahma Suraj
1995 Gambler Dayashankar Pandey Version of Short Time
Rock Dancer -
Hathkadi Suraj Chauhan/Rajnikant
Andolan Aniket
Kismat Ajay
Coolie No. 1 Raju Nominated for Filmfare Best Actor Award, Remake of Chinna Mapillai
1996 Saajan Chale Sasural Shyamsunder Special Filmfare Award,Remake of Allari Mogudu
Chhote Sarkar Amar/Rohit
Zordaar Ravi
Maahir Bhola
Apne Dam Par -
1997 Hero No. 1 Rajesh Malhotra Remake of Bawarchi
Kaun Rokega Mujhe -
Deewana Mastana Bunnu Nominated for Filmfare Best Actor Award, Version of What about Bob?
Do Ankhen Barah Hath Sagar
Agnichakra Amar
Loha Govinda
1998 Achanak Arjun
Banarasi Babu Gopi
Dulhe Raja Raja Remade as Thuruppu Gulan.Two of the movie's songs were used as titles for other movies - Suno Sasurjee and Akhiyon Se Goli Maare.
Aunty No. 1 Gopi/Kanaklakshmi
Maharaja Kohinoor Karan
Naseeb Krishna Prasad
Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan Pyare Mohan/Chhote Miyan Version of Bad Boys
Pardesi Babu Raju Pardesi
1999 Anari No.1 Rahul Saxena /Raja Double Role
Rajaji Rajaji
Haseena Maan Jaayegi Monu Winner, Filmfare Best Comedian Award
Hum Tum Pe Marte Hain Rahul Malhotra
2000 Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain Ganga
Shikari Om Srivastav/Mahendra Pratap Singh Nominated for Filmfare Best Villain Award
Kunwara Raju Remake of Telugu film "Bavagaru Bagunnara"
Beti No. 1 Bharat Bhatnagar Remake of Aadyathe Kanmani
Joru Ka Ghulam Raja
Hadh Kar Di Aapne Raju/Mummy/Daddy/Sweety/Dada/Dadi Six Roles
2001 Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa Bhishma
Albela Tony Guide
Censor -
Jodi No.1 Veeru
Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya Prem
Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta Raj Malhotra Remake of Liar Liar
2002 Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai Sunder
Waah! Tera Kya Kehna Raj Oberoi/Banne Khan Double Role
Akhiyon Se Goli Maare Raj Oberoi
Chalo Ishq Ladaaye Pappu Remake of Strangers on a Train
2003 Ek Aur Ek Gyarah Tara
Raja Bhaiya Raja Bhaiya
Three Roses - Remake of Charlie's Angels
2005 Ssukh Chandraprakash Sharma
Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen Raja/Vicky
2006 Sandwich Shekhar/Vicky/Sher Singh Double Role
Bhagam Bhag Babla Remake of Mannar Mathai Speaking
2007 Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love Raju Inspired by Love Actually
Partner Bhaskar Diwakar Chowdahry Remake of Hitch
Jahan Jaaeyega Hamen Paaeyega Karan/Bobby Singh/Sher Khan
Om Shanti Om as Himself
2008 Money Hai Toh Honey Hai Bobby Arora Hansika Motwani who played his romantic interest had eariler acted as his daughter in the never completed film "Yahoo".
Humsey Hai Jahaan -
2009 Chal Chala Chal Deepak Remake of Malayalam FilmVaravelpu (1989)
Life Partner Jeet Oberoi
Do Knot Disturb Raj
Wanted Himself Special appearance in song "Jalwa"
2010 Loot

Raavan Sanjeevani Kumar
2011 Naughty @ 40

Run Bhola Run
Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai Pappu Filming
Chai Garam Bengali Babu Filming

Bollywood Actor Dilip Kumar / Yusuf Khan 1922

Yusuf Khan (Urdu: يوسف خان) (Hindi: यूसुफ़ ख़ान) (born 11 December 1922), popularly known as Dilip Kumar (Hindi: दिलीप कुमार) is an Indian actor and a former Member of Parliament. He lives in Pali Hill in the Mumbai suburb of Bandra.

Starting his career in 1944, Kumar's career has spanned five decades and over 60 films. He was the first actor to receive a Filmfare Best Actor Award and holds the record for most number of Filmfare Awards won for that category along with Shahrukh Khan with 8 wins. He starred in a wide variety of roles such as the romantic Andaz (1949), the swashbuckling Aan (1952), the dramatic Devdas (1955), the comical Azaad (1955), the historical Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and the social Ganga Jamuna (1961). In 1976, Kumar had a five-year break from film performances. In 1981, he returned with a character role in the film Kranti and continued his career playing central character roles in films such as Shakti (1982), Karma (1986) and Saudagar (1991). His last film was Qila in 1998. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 for his contributions towards Indian cinema.

Born Yusuf Khan
11 December 1922 (1922-12-11) (age 88)
Peshawar, British India, now Pakistan
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Other names Dilip Sahaab
Occupation Actor, Producer, Director, Politician
Years active 1944–1998 (retired)
Religion Islam (Muslim)
Spouse Saira Banu (1966–present)

Dilip Kumar was born Muhammad Yusuf Khan at Mohallah Khudadad, in Qissa Khwani Bazaar in Peshawar, British India (now Pakistan). He was born to a Hindko-speaking Peshawari family with twelve children. His father, Lala Ghulam Sarwar, was a fruit merchant who owned large orchards in Peshawar and Deolali in Maharashtra near Nashik. The family relocated to Bombay (now Mumbai) in the 1930s and in the early 1940s Yusuf Khan moved to Pune and started a canteen business and supplying dried fruits.

In 1943, actress Devika Rani, who was also the wife of the founder of the Bombay Talkies film studio, Himanshu Rai, helped Khan's entry into the Bollywood film industry. Hindi Author Bhagwati Charan Varma gave him the screen name Dilip Kumar and gave him the leading role in his film Jwar Bhata (1944). Devika Rani and her husband Svetoslav Roerich spotted Khan in one of Pune's Aundh military canteens.


His first film with Nisar Bhai and Hamed Bhai Jwar Bhata was released in 1944 which went unnoticed. His first major hit was the 1947 film Jugnu. He appeared in many hits thereafter including the romantic melodrama Andaz, Deedar (1951), Amar (1954), Devdas (1955) and Madhumati (1958). These films established his screen image as the "Tragedy King".

He also played lighthearted roles in films such as Aan (1952), Azaad (1955) and Musafir (1957). In 1960 he portrayed Prince Salim in the historical film Mughal-e-Azam which as of 2008 was the second highest grossing film in Hindi film history.

In 1961 he produced and starred in Ganga Jamuna in which he and his real-life brother Nasir Khan played the title roles. This was the only film he produced. In 1962 British director David Lean offered him the role of Sherif Ali in his 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia, but Kumar declined the part. The role eventually went to Omar Sharif, the Egyptian Muslim actor. In 1967 Dilip Kumar played a dual role of twins separated at birth in the hit film Ram Aur Shyam and in the 1976 film Bairaag he played triple roles as a father and his twin sons. He took a five year hiatus from films from 1976 to 1981.

In 1981 he returned to film with the multi-starrer Kranti. He went onto play character roles in films including Shakti (1982), Vidhaata (1982), Mashaal (1984) and Karma (1986). In 1991 he starred alongside veteran actor Raaj Kumar in Saudagar which was his last successful film. In 1993 he won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1996 he was attached to make his directorial debut with a film titled Kalinga but the film was shelved. In 1998 he made his last film appearance in the unsuccessful film Qila where once again he played dual roles as an evil landowner and his twin brother investigating his death. His films Mughal-E-Azam and Naya Daur were fully colorized and re-released in 2004 and 2008 respectively.

Kumar has been active in efforts to bring the people of India and Pakistan closer together. He has been a member of the upper house of Parliament since 2000.

He was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994. In 1998 he was awarded the Nishan-e-Pakistan, the highest civilian award conferred by the government of Pakistan. He is the second Indian to receive the award. At the time of the Kargil War, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray demanded Kumar return his Nishan-e-Pakistan, arguing that "He must return Nishan-e-Imtiaz following that country's blatant aggression on Indian soil.". Kumar refused, saying:

"This award was given to me for the humane activities to which I have dedicated myself. I have worked for the poor, I have worked for many years to bridge the cultural and communal gaps between India and Pakistan. Politics and religion have created these boundaries. I have striven to bring the two people together in whatever way I could. Tell me, what does any of this have to do with the Kargil conflict?"

Personal life

Kumar married actress and beauty queen Saira Banu in year 1966 when he was aged 44 and she was 22. His brothers are Nasir Khan, Ehsan Khan and Aslam Khan. Kumar's younger brother Nasir Khan was also an actor and appeared opposite him in Ganga Jamuna (1961) and Bairaag (1976). In the early 1980s the news of Dilip's second marriage to a woman named Asma was broken to much hue and cry. It was revealed that Dilip and Asma had been married for three years and that Asma had been kept with Dilip's sister during the whole time. The scandal caused much damage to Dilip's image of a gentleman. For reasons concerned with his image and also Asma's continued links with her first husband Dilip divorced her sometime in the mid 80s.


Kumar has received many awards throughout his career, including 8 Filmfare Award for Best Actor awards and 19 nominations. He was honoured with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993. The Government of India honoured him with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 - the highest award for cinematic excellence in India. In 1980, he was appointed Sheriff of Mumbai, an honorary position. In 1991, he was awarded Padma Bhushan from the Government of India. In 1997, Kumar was awarded, Nishan-e-Imtiaz, Pakistan's highest civilian award.

He received in 1997 the NTR National Award. He was also awarded CNN-IBN Indian of the Year - Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.


Year Film Role Awards
1944 Jwar Bhata Jagdish
1945 Pratima

1947 Milan Ramesh
Jugnu Sooraj
1948 Shaheed Ram
Nadiya Ke Paar

Mela Mohan
Ghar Ki Izzat Chanda
Anokha Pyar Ashok
1949 Shabnam Manoj
Andaz Dilip
1950 Jogan Vijay
Babul Ashok
Arzoo Badal
1951 Tarana Motilal
Hulchul Kishore
Deedar Shamu
1952 Sangdil Shankar
Daag Shankar Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Aan Jai Tilak
1953 Shikast Dr. Ram Singh
Footpath Noshu
1954 Amar Amarnath
1955 Udan Khatola


Devdas Devdas Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1957 Naya Daur Shankar Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award

1958 Yahudi Prince Marcus
Madhumati Anand/Deven Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1959 Paigham Ratan Lal Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1960 Kohinoor
Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Mughal-E-Azam Prince Salim
1961 Gunga Jumna Gunga Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1964 Leader Vijay Khanna Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1966 Dil Diya Dard Liya Shankar/Rajasaheb Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1967 Ram Aur Shyam Ram/ Shyam Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1968 Sunghursh
Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Sadhu aur Shatan

Aadmi Rajesh/ Raja Saheb Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1970 Sagina Mahato

Gopi Gopi Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1972 Dastaan Anil/ Sunil
Anokha Milan

1974 Sagina
Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Phir Kab Milogi

1976 Bairaag
Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1981 Kranti Sanga/Kranti
1982 Vidhaata Shamsher Singh
Shakti Ashvini Kumar Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1983 Mazdoor Dinanath Saxena
1984 Duniya Mohan Kumar
Mashaal Vinod Kumar Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1986 Dharam Adhikari

Karma Vishwanath Pratap Singh, alias Rana
1989 Kanoon Apna Apna Collector Jagat Pratap Singh
1990 Izzatdaar Brahma Dutt
Aag Ka Dariya

1991 Saudagar Thakur Veer Singh Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1998 Qila Jaganath/Amarnath Singh

Bollywood Actor Dino Morea 1975

Dino Morea (Hindi: डीनो मोरिया; born 9 December 1975) is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood films and a former model.

Dino Morea was born in Bangalore to an Italian father and an Anglo Indian mother. He is the second of three brothers. Nicolo Morea is his older brother, and Santino Morea is his younger brother. His family moved to Bangalore, Karnataka in 1996. He attended and graduated from St. Josephs College in Bangalore and also went to Army Public School, Bangalore and Bangalore Military School. He was first noticed when he was modeling for a fashion company, and he soon received his first film offer.

Born December 9, 1975 (1975-12-09) (age 35)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Occupation Actor, Model

Morea made his acting debut in Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi opposite Rinke Khanna, which was a flop, but he got his breakthrough roles with Rajiv Menon's Tamil film Kandukondain Kandukondain, the 2002 horror film Raaz and the thriller, Gunaah. His other prominent films include, Baaz: A Bird in Danger, Sssshhh..., Rakht and Acid Factory. He is contestant of reality show Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi Level 3 in 2010.


Year Film Role Notes
1999 Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi Sidd
2000 Kandukondain Kandukondain Vinod Tamil film
2002 Raaz Aditya Dhanraj
Gunaah Aditya
2003 Baaz: A Bird in Danger Raj Singh
Sssshhh... Rocky
2004 Ishq Hai Tumse Arjun
Plan Bobby
Insaaf: The Justice IPS Officer Abhimanyu Singh
Rakht: What If You Can See the Future Sunny
2005 Chehraa Akash
2006 Aksar Rajveer
Holiday Dino
Fight Club - Members Only Karan
Tom, Dick, and Harry Tom
Julie Shashi Kannada film
Aap Ki Khatir Danny
2007 Life Mein Kabhie Kabhiee Rajeev Arora
Om Shanti Om Himself Special appearance in song "Deewangi Deewangi"
Dus Kahaniyaan Dino
2008 Bhram Shantanu
Meeting Se Meeting Tak Rahul
Anamika Vikram Singh Sisodiya
Kabhi Bhi Kahin Bhi Raj
Har Pall Ambi Special appearance
Heroes Sahil Naqvi
Karzzzz Ravi Verma
Gumnaam - The Mystery Dev


2009 Acid Factory

Main Aurr Mrs Khanna Sanjay (Samir Khanna's business Partner) Supporting Role
2010 Pyaar Impossible Varun Sanghvi/Siddharth Singh

Bollywood Actor Dharmendra Singh Deol 1935

Dharmendra Singh Deol (Hindi: धर्मेंद्र सिंह देओल , Punjabi: ਧਰਮਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਦਿਉਲ, born 8 December 1935 in Punjab), better known as Dharmendra, is an award-winning Hindi film actor who has appeared in more than 247 Hindi-language films up to 2011. In 1997, he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Hindi cinema. He is often referred to as the "Action King" of Hindi cinema having starred in numerous action films and is considered a living legend. He is father of notable actors Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and Esha Deol. He was the main lead of the all-time blockbuster film, Sholay (1975) and also went on to star in numerous successful Bollywood films cutting across five decades. Dharmendra has thus established himself as one of the most prominent figures of the Hindi film industry.

He was born into a Punjabi Jat Sikh family in Punjab state to Kewal Kishan Singh Deol and Satwant Kaur. He spent his early life at village Sahnewal, Ludhiana. His father was a school headmaster in the village of Lalton Ludhiana where the family later moved. At the peak of his film career he was considered the most handsome actor in Bollywood and a matinée idol. He was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India representing Bikaner constituency in Rajasthan from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was awarded the Lifetime achievement award for his contribution to Hindi cinema at the 2007 IIFA Awards.

Film career

Dharmendra won the Filmfare new talent award and came to Mumbai from Punjab looking for work. Starting with Arjun Hingorani's Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere (1960), he worked in several romantic black and white films in the early 1960s, hitting solo hero stardom with Phool Aur Patthar (1966). At the start of his career, he was usually cast as a romantic hero and later in the period from 1974 onwards as an action hero. He starred with several leading actresses at the beginning of his career. He worked with Nutan in Soorat Aur Seerat (1962) and Bandini (1963), Mala Sinha in Anpadh (1962) and Pooja Ke Phool (1964), Saira Banu in Shaadi (1962) and Ayee Milan Ki Bela (1964) and with Meena Kumari in Main Bhi Ladki Hoon (1964), Kaajal (1965), Poornima (1965) and Phool Aur Paththar (1966).

Phool Aur Paththar became the highest grossing film of 1966 and Dharmendra received his first Filmfare nomination for Best Actor. He formed a very successful pairing with actresses like Meena Kumari, Saira Banu, Sharmila Tagore, Mumtaz, Asha Parekh, Parveen Babi, Zeenat Aman and Hema Malini. His most successful pairing was with Hema Malini, who went on to become his future wife. They formed a hit pair delivering phenomenal hits like, Raja Jani, Seeta Aur Geeta, Sharafat, Tum Haseen Main Jawaan, Jugnu, Dost, Charas, Maa, Chacha Bhatija, Azaad, Teesri Aankh and Sholay. The 1980 film, The Burning Train also saw the Dharam-Hema chemistry in full flight.

Dharmendra, along with the male cast of Sholay. From left to right, Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Sanjeev KumarAmjad Khan. and

His most notable acting performance was Satyakam with Hrishikesh Mukherjee[10] and Sholay, where he appeared as the inimitable Veeru. Sholay went on to become one of the biggest hits in the history of Hindi cinema and is listed by Indiatimes as one of the "top 25 must see Bollywood films of all time". Dharmendra went on to star in numerous successful Bollywood films in the 1970s and 80s like Pratigya, Dharam Veer, Charas, Azaad, Katilon Ke Kaatil, Ghazab, Bhagavat, Dharam Aur Kanoon, Hukumat, Watan Ke Rakhwale, Aag Hi Aag, Ghulami, Hathyar and Loha.

He has worked with various directors, each having different styles in their film-making, like Bimal Roy and Mohan Kumar in drama films, Yash Chopra and Raghunath Jhalani in romance films, Raj Khosla, Ramesh Sippy, Arjun Hingorani, Anil Sharma and Rajkumar Santoshi in action films and Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Basu Chatterji and Rajkumar Kohli in comedy films. He also has the distinction of appearing in quite a few films opposite actresses who have also starred opposite his son Sunny Deol. Notable amongst those are Sridevi in Naaka Bandi, Jaya Prada in Elaan-E-Jung, Dimple Kapadia in Shehzaade, Amrita Singh in Sachai Ki Taaqat, Kimi Katkar in Humlaa and Poonam Dhillon in Sone Pe Suhaaga.

He has also periodically done films in his native tongue of Punjabi, starring in Do Sher (1974), Dukh Bhanjan Tera Naam (1974), Teri Meri Ik Jindri (1975), Putt Jattan De (1982) and Qurbani Jatt Di (1990). Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, he continued to appear in many more films playing leading roles or supporting roles. In 1997, he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. While receiving the award from Dilip Kumar and his wife Saira Banu, Dharmendra became emotional and remarked that he never received any Filmfare award in the Best Actor category despite having worked in so many successful films and nearly a hundred popular movies. He was glad that his contributions had finally been recognized. Speaking on the occasion Dilip Kumar commented, "Whenever I get to meet with God Almighty I will set before Him my only complaint-why did You not make me as handsome as Dharmendra?".

He has also experimented with film production; he launched both of his sons in films: Sunny Deol in Betaab (1983) and Bobby Deol in Barsaat (1995) as well as his nephew Abhay Deol in Socha Na Tha (2005). In one of her interviews, actress Priety Zinta has been quoted as saying that Dharmendra is her favourite actor. She has gone on to recommend him to play her father's role in Har Pal (2008).

After a few years hiatus from acting since the early 2000s, he is reappearing in films as a character actor. His 2007 films Life in a Metro and Apne were both successful at the box office. In the latter, he appears with both his sons, Sunny and Bobby for the first time. His other release was Johnny Gaddaar, where he played a villainous role. His latest film Yamla Pagla Deewana co-starring his sons Sunny and Bobby was released on January 14, 2011.

Political career

All India Jat Mahasabha Centenary Celebrations 2007, Seen in the image are Dharmendra, Dara Singh and Kamal Patel

Dharmendra has also been active in politics. He was elected as a Member of the Parliament in the 2004 general elections, from Bikaner in Rajasthan, on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket. During his election campaign, he made an ironic remark that he should be elected Dictator Perpetuus to teach "basic etiquette that democracy requires" for which he was severely criticized. Dharmendra has rarely attended the Parliament when the house was in session, preferring to spend the time shooting for movies or doing farm-work at his farm house. He has also not participated in any debates or raised any queries. Along with actor Govinda, Dharmendra has been criticised for ignoring his duties as a Member of Parliament.

Personal life

Dharmendra maintained two relationships at same time. His first marriage was to Prakash Kaur at the age of 19 in 1954. His second marriage took place with actress Hema Malini. They are said to have fallen in love on the set of Sholay (1975) although they had made films together before. He married Hema while he was still married to his first wife Prakash Kaur. According to some reports, he converted to Islam before marrying her.

From his first marriage, he has two sons, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol who are also successful actors, and two daughters named Vijeta and Ajeeta. From his second marriage to Hema Malini, Dharmendra has two daughters Esha Deol, who is an actress and Ahana Deol. Dharmendra was also romantically involved with his Phool Aur Patthar co-star Meena Kumari.

Dharmendra has gone on record saying he does not believe that the Mumbai film industry is a place suitable for girls. He was unperturbed by his sons Sunny and Bobby joining the industry, but was vocal about his displeasure regarding his daughter Esha's choice of profession.


Filmfare Awards

  • 1991 – Filmfare Award For Best Film/Producer for Ghayal
  • 1997 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Indian Cinema.
  • 1965 – Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Ayee Milan Ki Bela
  • 1967 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Phool Aur Patthar
  • 1972 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Mera Gaon Mera Desh
  • 1974 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Yaadon Ki Baaraat
  • 1975 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Resham Ki Dori
  • 1984 – Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Naukar Biwi Ka

Other Awards and recognitions

Dharmendra receiving his life achievement award 2007 from Swiss producer Johannes Boesiger
  • In the mid seventies, he was voted as one of the most handsome men in the world, a feat only repeated by Salman Khan (from Bollywood) in 2004.
  • He has received the World Iron Man award.[citation needed]
  • He has also received a Special Award for "contribution in Indian Cinema" at the Kalakar Awards.
  • He is a recipient of the prestigious "Living Legend Award" by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Indian entertainment industry.
  • In 2003 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sansui Viewers' Choice Movie Awards.
  • In 2004, he was honoured for Best Contribution to Indian Cinema.
  • In 2005, he received the Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievement.
  • In 2007, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Pune International Film Festival (PIFF).
  • In 2007, he received an IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • In 2007, he received an award for Humanitarian Services to the Indian Nation.
  • In 2007, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award by DBR Entertainment.
  • In 2007, the Punjabi newspaper Quami Ekta honoured him for his contributions to the Indian cinema.
  • In 2008, he was named "Actor Par Excellence" at the Max Stardust Awards.
  • In 2008, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 10th Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image International Film (M.A.M.I).
  • In 2009, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Nashik International Film Festival (NIFF).
  • In 2010, he was honoured as the Big Star Entertainer for his 50 years of excellence at the Big Star Entertainment Awards.
  • In 2011, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards.
  • In 2011, he received a "Salaaam Maharashtra Award" for completion of 50 years in the film industry.
  • In 2011, he was honoured with "Outstanding Performance For The Last 50 Years" award at the Global Indian Film & Television Honors.


  • Subway to Nowhere (1955)


  • Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere (1960)
  • Shola Aur Shabnam(1961)
  • Boy Friend (1961) ….
  • Soorat Aur Seerat (1962)
  • Shaadi (1962)
  • Anpadh (1962)
  • Begaana (1963)
  • Bandini (1963) (as
  • Pooja Ke Phool (1964) ….
  • Mera Qasoor Kya Hai (1964)
  • Main Bhi Ladki Hoon (1964)
  • Haqeeqat (1964) ….
  • Ganga Ki Lahren (1964)
  • Ayee Milan Ki Bela (1964)
  • Aap Ki Parchhaiyan (1964) ….
  • Purnima (1965)
  • Neela Aakash (1965) ….
  • Kaajal (1965) ….
  • Chand Aur Suraj (1965)
  • Akashdeep (1965)
  • Phool Aur Patthar (1966) ….
  • Mohabbat Zindagi Hai (1966) ….
  • Mamta (1966) ….
  • Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya (1966)
  • Devar (1966)
  • Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi (1966) ….
  • Anupama (1966 film) …. Ashok
  • Aaye Din Bahar Ke (1966)
  • Majhli Didi (1967) ….
  • Jab Yaad Kisi Ki Aati Hai
  • Ghar Ka Chiraag (1967 film) (1967)
  • Dulhan Ek Raat Ki (1967) .
  • Chandan Ka Palna (1967) ….
  • Shikar (1968)
  • Mere Hamdam Mere Dost (1968) …. Sunil
  • Izzat (1968)
  • Baharon Ki Manzil
  • Baazi (1968)
  • Aankhen (1968) …. Sunil
  • Yakeen (1969) ….
  • Satyakam (1969)
  • Pyar Hi Pyar (1969) ….
  • Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke (1969)
  • Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969) ….
  • Khamoshi (1969) …. Mr. Dev (Patient)


  • Tum Haseen Main Jawaan (1970) ….Sunil
  • Sharafat (1970) …. Rajesh
  • Mera Naam Joker (1970) …. Mahender
  • Kankan De Ole (1970) …. Banta Singh
  • Kab? Kyoon? Aur Kahan? (1970) …. CID Inspector Anand
  • Jeevan Mrityu (1970) …. Ashok Tandon/Bikram Singh
  • Ishq Par Zor Nahin (1970)
  • Rakhwala (1971)...Deepak
  • Naya Zamana (1971) …. Anoop
  • Mera Gaon Mera Desh (1971) …. Ajit
  • Guddi (1971)Dharmendra himself
  • Seeta Aur Geeta (1972) …. Raka
  • Samadhi (1972) …. Lakhan Singh/Ajay (double role)
  • Raja Jani (1972) …. Rajkumar Singh
  • Lalkaar (1972) …. Major Ram Kapoor
  • Anokha Milan (1972) …. Ghanshyam "Ghana"
  • Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973) …. Shankar
  • Phagun (1973)
  • Keemat (1973) …. Mr. Gopal (Agent 116)
  • Kahani Kismat Ki (1973) …. Ajit Sharma
  • Jugnu (1973) …. Ashok/Jugnu
  • Black Mail (1973) …. Kailash Gupta
  • Loafer (1973) …. Ranjit
  • Jheel Ke Us Paar challenge (1973) …. Sameer Rai
  • Jwar Bhata (1973)
  • Resham Ki Dori (1974) …. Ajit Singh
  • Patthar Aur Payal (1974) …. Ranjeet Singh
  • Pocketmaar (1974)
  • Dukh Bhanjan Tera Naam (1974)
  • Do Sher (1974)
  • Dost (1974) …. Maanav
  • International Crook (1974) …. Shekar
  • Teri Meri Ik Jindri (1975)
  • Saazish (1975)
  • Pratigya (1975) …. Ajit Singh
  • Kahte Hain Mujhko Raja (1975)
  • Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka (1975)
  • Dhoti Lota Aur Chowpatty (1975) …. Madman
  • Chupke Chupke (1975) …. Dr. Parimal Tripathi/Pyare Mohan
  • Chaitali (1975)
  • Apne Dushman (1975) …. Brijesh
  • Sholay (1975) …. Veeru
  • Santo Banto (1976)
  • Charas (1976) …. Suraj Kumar
  • Tinku (1977)
  • Swami (1977)
  • Mit Jayenge Mitane Wale (1977)
  • Kinara (1977)
  • Khel Khiladi Ka (1977) …. Shaki Lutera/Raja Saab/Ajit
  • Dream Girl (1977) …. Anupam Verma
  • Do sholay gaaf mein daale (1977)
  • Do Chehere (1977) …. Kanwar Pran (Drunkard)/C.I.D. S.P. Shukla
  • Dharam Veer (1977) …. Dharam Singh
  • Charandas (1977)
  • Chala Murari Hero Banne (1977)
  • Chacha Bhatija (1977) …. Shanker
  • Shalimar / Raiders of Shalimar (1978) …. S.S. Kumar
  • Phandebaaz (1978)
  • Dillagi (1978)
  • Azaad (1978) …… Ashok (Azaad)
  • Dil Kaa Heera (1979)
  • Kartavya (1979)


  • Ram Balram (1980) …. Ram/
  • The Burning Train (1980) …. Ashok singh
  • Chunaoti (1980)
  • Alibaba Aur 40 Chor (1980) …. Ali-Baba
  • Insaaf Ka Tarazu (1980) …. Soldier (Guest Appearance)
  • Putt Jattan De (1981) …. Chaudhary Dharam Singh
  • Professor Pyarelal (1981) …. Ram/Professor Pyarelal
  • Krodhi (1981) …. Vikramjit Singh/Acharya Shradhanand (Vicky)
  • Katilon Ke Kaatil (1981) …. Ajit/Badshah
  • Aas Paas (1981) …. Arun Choudhury
  • Naseeb (1981)
  • Teesri Aankh (1982)
  • Samraat (1982)
  • Main Intequam Loonga (1982) …. Kumar Agnihotri 'Bitto'
  • Ghazab (1982) …. Ajay Singh 'Munna'/ Vijay singh (double role)
  • Do Dishayen (1982)
  • Baghawat (1982) …. Sandeep Kumar Rohilla
  • Badle Ki Aag (1982) …. Sher Singh 'Shera'
  • Rajput (1982) …. Manu Pratap Singh
  • Meharbaani (1982)
  • Razia Sultan (Movie) (1983) …. Yakut Jamaluddin
  • Naukar Biwi Ka (1983) …. Deepak Kumar/Raja
  • Jaani Dost (1983)
  • Andha Kanoon (1983) …. Truck Driver (Guest Appearance)
  • Qayamat (1983)
  • Sunny (1984) …. Inderjeet
  • Ranjhan Mera Yaar (1984)
  • Raaj Tilak (1984) …. Zohravar Singh
  • Jeene Nahi Doonga (1984)…. Shaka
  • Jagir (1984) …. Shankar
  • The Gold Medal (1984)
  • Dharam Aur Kanoon (1984) …. Rahim Khan
  • Baazi (1984) …. Ajay
  • Insaaf Kaun Karega (1984)
  • Jhootha Sach (1984)
  • Karishma Kudrat Kaa (1985) …. Vijay/Karan (double role)
  • Ghulami (1985) …. Ranjit Singh
  • Sitamgar (1985)
  • Saveray Wali Gaadi (1986)
  • Mohabbat Ki Kasam (1986) …. Shop-owner
  • Main Balwan (1986) …. Inspector Chowdhury
  • Sultanat (1986) …. General Khalid
  • Watan Ke Rakhwale (1987)
  • Mera Karam Mera Dharam (1987) …. Ajay Shankar Sharma
  • Mard Ki Zabaan (1987)
  • Insaaf Ki Pukar (1987)
  • Dadagiri (1987) …. Dharma (Dada)
  • Aag Hi Aag (1987) …. Sher Singh
  • Insaniyat Ke Dushman (1987) …. Insp. Shekhar Kapoor
  • Loha (1987) …Amar
  • Hukumat (1987) …. Arjun Singh
  • Jaan Hatheli Pe (1987) …. Soni
  • Zalzala (1988) …. Inspector Shiv Kumar
  • Soorma Bhopali (1988)
  • Sone Pe Suhaaga (1988) …. Vikram/CBI Officer Ashwini Kumar
  • Saazish (1988)
  • Khatron Ke Khiladi (1988) …. Balwant
  • Mardon Wali Baat (1988) …. Yadvinder Singh
  • Mahaveera (1988) …. Ajay Verma
  • Paap Ko Jalaa Kar Raakh Kar Doonga (1988) …. Shankar
  • Ganga Tere Desh Mein (1988) …. Cobra/Vijay Nath
  • Sachai Ki Taqat (1989) …. Havaldar Ram Singh
  • Nafrat Ki Aandhi (1989) …. Sonu
  • Hathyar (1989) …. Khushal Khan
  • Kasam Suhaag Ki (1989)
  • Ilaaka (1989) …. Inspector Dharam Verma
  • Batwara (1989) …. Sumer Singh
  • Elaan-E-Jung (1989)
  • Sikka (1989) …. Vijay
  • Shehzaade (1989) …. Subedhar Zorawar Singh/Inspector Shankar Shrivastav (double role)


  • Veeru dada (1990) …. Veeru dad (siddhartha barbarity)
  • Vardi (1990) …. Havaldar Bhagwan Singh
  • Qurbani Jatt Di (1990)
  • Pyaar Ka Karz (1990)
  • Nakabandi (1990)
  • Humse Na Takrana (1990)
  • Trinetra (1991) …. Raja
  • Mast Kalandar (1991)
  • Kohraam (1991)
  • Hag Toofan (1991)
  • Farishtay (1991) …. Veeru
  • Paap Ki Aandhi (1991) …. Dharma/Mangal (double role)
  • Dushman Devta (1991) …. Shiva
  • Zulm Ki Hukumat (1992) …. Pitamber Kohli
  • Waqt Ka Badshah (1992)
  • Tahalka (1992)
  • Virodhi (1992) …. Inspector Shekhar
  • Khule-Aam (1992) …. Shiva
  • Humlaa (1992) …. Bhawani
  • Kal Ki Awaz (1992)
  • Agnee Morcha (1993)
  • Kundan (1993)
  • Kshatriya (1993) …. Maharaj Prthivi Singh (Surjangarh)
  • Maha Shaktishaali (1994)
  • Jodh Juaari (1994)
  • Policewala Gunda (1995)
  • Maidan-E-Jung (1995) …. Shankar
  • Aazmayish (1995) …. Shanker Singh Rathod
  • Taaqat (1995) …. Shakti Singh
  • Hum Sab Chor Hain (1995)
  • Veer (1995)
  • Smuggler (1996)
  • Return of Jewel Thief (1996) …. Police Commissioner Surya Dev Singh
  • Himmatvar (1996) …. Sultan
  • Aatank (1996) …. Jesu
  • Mafia (1996) …. Fauji Ajit Singh
  • Loha (1997) …. Shankar
  • Jeeo shaan se (1997)…….triple role
  • Gundagardi (1997)
  • Dharma Karma (1997) …. Dharma
  • Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998) …. Thakur Ajay Singh (Chacha)
  • Zulm O Situm (1998) …. SP. Arun
  • Nyaydaata (1999) …. DCP Ram


  • Sultaan (2000)…. Sultan Singh
  • Meri Jung Ka Elaan (2000) …. Ajit Singh
  • Jallad No. 1 (2000) …. Shankar
  • Bhai Thakur (2000)
  • Kaise Kahoon Ke Pyaar Hai (2003)
  • TADA (2003) …. Balraj Singh Rana
  • Hum Kaun Hai? (2004) …. Virendra 'Viru' (Guest Appearance)
  • Kis Kis Ki Kismat (2004) …. Hasmukh Mehta
  • Metro (2007) …. Amol
  • Apne (2007) ….. Baldev Singh Chaudhary
  • Johnny Gaddaar (2007) ….. Sheshadri
  • Om Shanti Om 2007 …. Himself in song Deewangi Deewangi
  • Har Pal (2009)… Baba


  • Yamala Pagla Deewana (2011) - Dharam Singh