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Member of the Indian Parliament
for Bikaner
In office
Preceded byRameshwar Lal Dudi
Succeeded byArjun Ram Meghwal
Personal details
Dharam Singh Deol

(1935-12-08) 8 December 1935 (age 87)
Nasrali, Punjab, British India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
  • Parkash Kaur
    (m.1954–present); 4 children
    [1]Hema Malini
    (m.1979–present); 2 children
ChildrenSunny Deol (Ajay Singh Deol)
Bobby Deol (Vijay Singh Deol)
Vijayta Deol
Ajeeta Deol
Esha Deol
Ahana Deol
Alma materRamgarhia College, Phagwara
OccupationActor, producer, politician
AwardsPadma Bhushan (2012)

Dharmendra (born Dharam Singh Deol;[2] 8 December 1935)[3] is an Indian movie actor and politician. His starring roles in action movies earned him nicknames such as "Action King" and "He-Man".[4] One of his most known roles was in Sholay (1975).[5]

He was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India, representing Bikaner constituency in Rajasthan from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was a member of the Lok Sabha from 2004 through 2009.

In 2012, he was honored India's third highest civilian honour Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hema Malini on 35th wedding anniversary". No. Mid-day.com. Mid Day. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  2. NDTV Movies: Dharam still Garam at 77[permanent dead link], ndtv.com; accessed 4 November 2016.
  3. "14th Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha. Archived from the original on 2013-12-13. Retrieved 2017-04-29.
  4. "Hema is still my dream girl: Dharmendra". The Times of India. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2015.[permanent dead link]
  5. "Top Box Office Draws of Indian Cinema". Ibosnetwork,com. Retrieved 20 November 2010.[permanent dead link]
  6. "Padma Awards". pib. 27 January 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2015.

Other websites[change | change source]

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