Bollywood actor Sunny Deol is undoubtedly the most loved actor of all time. His performances in films like ‘Damini’, ‘Ghayal’, ‘Border’ and ‘Gadar –Ek Prem Katha’ earned him the tag of superstar. Today the actor is starting his political journey as he has joined Bharatiya Janata Party, amid speculation that he will contest the Lok Sabha elections.
Here in this article, let’s have a look at some of the interesting facts about Sunny Deol you may not know:
He was born 19 October 1956.
Sunny Deol’s real name is Ajay Singh Deol. Sunny was his nickname in his school days.
Sunny Deol’s mother is Prakash Kaur and his father is veteran Bollywood actor Dharmendra. Hema Malini is his step mother.
He made his Bollywood debut opposite debutante Amrita Singh in Betaab (1982).
Sunny Deol, being a Punjabi Jatt, has a huge fan following in Punjab.
Sunny Deol is the winner of two National Awards. He won the National Award for Best Actor in 1990 for Ghayal and the National Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1993 for Damini.
His 2001 film Gadar: Ek Prem Katha became so popular in Punjab that the theatres there would begin playing the film at 6 in the morning due to audience demand.
Sunny Deol is married to Pooja Deol and the couple has two sons, Karan and Rajveer.
Sunny Deol’s dialogue from the movie Damini, made it into list the best dialogues ever written in Bollywood. “Tareekh pe tareekh, tareekh pe tareekh, tareekh pe tareekh milti gayi My Lord, Per insaaf nahi mila!”
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Since his debut in 1982, Sunny Deol has featured in over 100 Bollywood films