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Bollywood Legend Sunny Deol’s 66th Birthday

Celebrating the iconic Bollywood journey of Sunny Deol’s 66th birthday, from "Betaab" to "Gadar," highlighting his stellar career and lasting impact in Indian cinema.

From ‘Betaab’ to ‘Gadar’: Celebrating Sunny Deol’s 66th Birthday and Iconic Bollywood Journey

Sunny Deol, the action-packed Bollywood superstar, this year marks Sunny Deol’s 66th birthday on October 19. Born into the illustrious Deol family, Sunny has carved a unique niche for himself in the Indian film industry with his iconic action-packed roles. While his father, Dharmendra, was a superstar in the 70s, Sunny continued the legacy and emerged as one of the most celebrated action heroes of the 90s. 

Early Life and Family

Sunny Deol was born on October 19, 1957, into the family of renowned actor Dharmendra and his mother Prakash Kaur. His stepmother, Hema Malini, is also a successful actress in the Hindi film industry, although she transitioned into politics as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Sunny has a younger brother, Bobby Deol, who is a well-known actor. He also has two sisters and two step-sisters, with his real sisters Ajita and Vijayta residing in California. His step-sisters, Esha Deol and Ahana Deol, are also associated with the entertainment industry. Additionally, Sunny has a paternal cousin, Abhay Deol, who is a successful actor in Hindi films.

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Sunny Deol Bollywood debut

Sunny Deol made his Bollywood debut with the 1983 film “Betaab,” which was produced and directed by his father, Dharmendra. While he received critical acclaim for his performance in “Betaab,” his journey to stardom was not without its struggles. Despite appearing in several films like “Sunny” (1984), “Manzil Manzil” (1984), “Sohni Mahiwal” (1984), “Arjun” (1985), “Zabardast” (1985), “Sultanat” (1986), “Yateem” (1988), “Tridev” (1989), and “Krodh” (1990), none of these movies managed to leave a lasting impact.

The Golden Era: The ’90s

It was in the 1990s that Sunny Deol’s career witnessed a significant upturn. The ’90s marked a golden era for him, and he became the go-to action hero in Bollywood. At a time when actors like Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, and Shah Rukh Khan were making their mark in the film industry, Sunny Deol stood out as the quintessential action star. While Aamir Khan made his debut with “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak” in 1988, Salman Khan entered the scene with “Maine Pyar Kiya” in 1989, and Shah Rukh Khan’s Bollywood journey began in 1992 with “Deewana.” Despite this competition, Sunny’s raw, intense performances set him apart.

Sunny Deol’s early days were marked by his introverted nature, a stark contrast to the larger-than-life characters he portrayed on screen. He aspired to be a successful actor, just like his father. As a result, Dharmendra sent him to England to receive acting training. Sunny underwent formal training in acting at the Old World Theatre in Birmingham, England. After completing his studies, Dharmendra called him back to India, where he made his debut with “Betaab.”

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Awards and Recognition:

Throughout his career, Sunny Deol has starred in many memorable films, including “Ghayal,” “Damini,” and “Gadar: Ek Prem Katha.” He has received several accolades, including two Filmfare Awards and two National Film Awards for his outstanding contributions to Indian cinema. Sunny’s acting talent and intense performances have made him a beloved figure among Bollywood enthusiasts.

In addition to his acting career, Sunny Deol ventured into politics and is currently serving as a Member of Parliament from Gurdaspur, Punjab. His foray into politics demonstrates his commitment to public service and the well-being of his constituents.

Earnings and Property

Sunny Deol is estimated to charge around 8 to 10 crores for a film in recent times. His net worth is substantial, with ownership of properties in Mumbai’s Juhu area, as well as ancestral property in Punjab. Furthermore, he owns a splendid house in the UK, where he has also filmed several of his movies.

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