Birth Place (ਜਨਮ ਸਥਾਨ)- Sahnewal, Punjab, India
Date of Birth (ਜਨਮ ਤਾਰੀਖ)- 8 December 1935
Film debut (ਫਿਲਮੀ ‘ਸ਼ੁਰੂਆਤ)- Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere (1960)
Dharmendra is one of the biggest stars of Indian cinema.
Dharmendra Deol played the romantic hero in woman centric films from 1960-1968 and became romantic hero from 1968-69 and played the role of action hero from 1975-1997 in A grade films. Dharmendra has appeared in almost 286 films. He is known as ‘Garam’ Dharam in Bollywood. Dharmendra’s original name is Dharam Singh Deol. He was born in a Jat Sikh family in Phagwara in Kapurthala district in the Indian state of Punjab to Kewal Kishan Singh Deol and Satwant Kaur. He spent his early life in village Sahnewal and studied at Government Senior Secondary School at Lalton Kalan, Ludhiana. He did his intermediate from Ramgarhia College, Phagwara in 1952. Dharmendra was fond of movies from a young age. He participated in the Filmfare new talent contest, which he won and came to Mumbai from Punjab looking for work. He made his debut with Arjun Hingorani’s Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere (1960). He cemented his image with successful films like Seeta Aur Geeta (1972), Raja Jani (1972), Jugnu (1973) and Yaadon Ki Baarat (1973) and then many more films later. Dharmendra has received several honours for his contribution to cinema and was awarded India’s third highest civilian honour Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2012.