Dharmendra Net Worth: Interesting facts, Earnings, Wiki, Age, height

Dharmendra Net Worth:$60 Million (Rs 450 Crores)

Net Worth:$60 Million
Date of Birth:Dec 8, 1935 (86 years old)
Gender:Male
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Profession:Actor, Politician, Film Producer, Businessperson
Nationality:India
Last Updated:2022
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Dharmendra Net Worth 2022:

Dharmendra Singh Deol has a net worth of $60 million in 2022. That is a combined net worth with his wife, actress/politician Hema Malini.

Dharmendra is an Indian film actor, producer and politician. In 1997, he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Hindi cinema.

  • FULL NAME:Dharmendra Singh Deol
  • AGE:86 years old (in 2021)
  • BIRTHPLACE:Sahnewal, Punjab, British India

Dharmendra Biography:

He was born in Phagwara, Punjab to a Jat (Sikh) father Kewal Kishen Singh Deol and Sikh mother Satwant Kaur. Ahe was considered the most handsome actor in Bollywood and a matinée idol. He is considered as one of the biggest Bollywood superstars.

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He was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Bikaner constituency of Rajasthan and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political party.

He rose to fame as a Punjabi actor who appeared in more than 200 Hindi films since the early 1960s. He married Prakash Kaur and later actress Hema Malini.

He is the father of actors Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol. He also has two married daughters Vijeta and Ajeeta known as Dolly and Nonu who have been successfully kept away from the Bollywood industry by Prakash Kaur Deol.

He is also the father of actress Esha Deol and Ahana Deol from Hema Malini. His brother Ajit Singh Deol is a former director and did a cameo of a truck driver in the film Pratigya. He is the uncle of actor Abhay Deol, who is the son of his younger brother Ajit Deol. His father was Kewal Kishen Singh Deol, a school headmaster in Punjab.

Dharmendra Height, Weight:

  • HEIGHT:5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
  • WEIGHT:78 Kg (171 lbs)
  • CHEST:40 Inches
  • BICEPS:13 Inches
  • HAIR COLOR:Black
  • EYE COLOR:Dark Brown

Dharmendra career:

Dharmendra is the only actor to have starred with almost all the Kapoor members, except Kareena Kapoor and Prithviraj Kapoor.

Dharmendra has starred in a large number of hit films in Bollywood and is considered a living legend. The “HE-MAN” as he is often called as, has given blockbusters consistently from 1962 till 1995 as a lead hero alone. He was first noticed in a Filmfare spot-the-talent contest and came to Mumbai to become an actor. He was signed by Arjun Hingorani for the film Dil Bhi Tera, Hum Bhi Tere (1960).

At the start of his career, he was usually cast as a romantic hero and later in the period 1974 onwards as an action hero.

He starred with several big leading ladies at the beginning of his career. 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 Aayi Milan Ki Bela -1964 and one of the most influential persons with whom he was associated, Meena Kumari in Main Bhi Ladki Hoon -1964, Kaajal -1965, Poornima -1965 and Phool Aur Paththar -1966, etc.

Dharmendra even though acted with many heroines, his pairing with the following made larger impact – Sharmila, Asha Parekh, Zeenat Aman, Parveen Babi and Hema Malini.

He acted with Hema Malini in as many as 27 movies of which 20 are more popular. Most of these movies were hits which in turn propelled producers to cast them in romantic films in the 70s.

Dharmendra and Hema acted in many blockbusters like Sholay, Charas, Aas Paas, Jugnu, Seeta Aur Geeta, The Burning Train, Tum Haseen Main Jawan, Naya Zamana, Sharafat, Raja Jani, Dost, Pratigya, Azaad, Maa, Dream Girl, Chacha Bathija, Dilaagi, Ali Baba Aur Chalis Chor, Samraat, Bhagavat, and the last being a flop, Razia Sultan. This despite the fact that it was the era of Amitabh Bachchan who starred in action movies.

His first major hit film was Phool Aur Paththar. Dharmendra starred in many comedy films, most notably, Chupke Chupke, a masterpiece from Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Dillagi. Before Chupke Chupke Dharmendra had worked in Satyakam with Hrishikesh Mukherjee, which he produced as well.

As action movies became more popular, he took on action hero roles throughout the 1970s. Perhaps, the most memorable of these was his role in the 1975 blockbuster film Sholay, where he was teamed with Amitabh Bachchan. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s he continued to appear in many more films playing leading roles or supporting roles.

Till 2011 Dharmendra appeared in more than 247 Hindi movies.

At the 14th National Film Awards, he has rewarded a souvenir in reference to his performance in the movie Anupama.

Dharmendra got sentimental and romantic roles in movies such as Aaye Milan Ki Bela, Aaya Sawan Jhoomke, Mere Humdum Mere Dost, Pyaar Hi Pyaar, Jeevan Mrityu.

Interesting facts about Dharmendra:

  • Dharmendra hometown is Dangon, that is near Pakhowal, Ludhiana.
  • Dharmendra most notorious performance was in Sholay
  • Dharmendra has received the Filmfare magazine’s new talent award then in search of work, he moved to Mumbai from Punjab.
  • At the 14th National Film Awards, Dharmendra has rewarded a souvenir in reference to his performance in the movie Anupama.
  • Dharmendra got sentimental and romantic roles in movies such as Aaye Milan Ki Bela, Aaya Sawan Jhoomke, Mere Humdum Mere Dost, Pyaar Hi Pyaar, Jeevan Mrityu.
  • Dharmendra took part in many dual roles in various movies likeYakeen (1969) as both the hero and the villain, Samadhi (1972) as father and son, Ghazab (1982) as twin brothers.
  • Dharmendra has performed with all of the Kapoor family except for Prithviraj and Kareena Kapoor.
  • As the male judge, Dharmendra took the place of Sajid Khan in the third series of famous reality show India’s Got Talent in 2011.
  • A production company titled Vijayta Films was created by Dharmendra in 1983. Its 1st  movie was released in 1983, Betaab, that featured his son Sunny Deol as the lead actor. The movie was a blockbuster.
  • Dharmendra produced the action flick Ghayal, in 1990. The movie earned 7 Filmfare Awards, including the Best Movie Award. It won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.

lesser known facts about Dharmendra:

Dharmendra always dreamt of becoming an actor and it was his mother with whom he shared his fascination. During one of his conversations with his mum, she suggested that he should write a request letter to act in films, something which proved to be a boon for Dharmendra.

10 unknown interesting facts about Dharmendra  HE MAN of Bollywood
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Dharmendra was introduced to bollywood by Arjun Hingorani in Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere in 1960. The movie flopped. But Dharam Ji and Hingorani remained friends until the latter’s death. Dharam Ji worked in most of Hingorani’s films known for their ‘KKK’ titles: Kahani Kismat Ki, Kab Kyon Aur KahanKhel Khiladi Ka, and Kaatilon Ke Kaatil.

10 unknown interesting facts about Dharmendra  HE MAN of Bollywood
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Dharmendra is a true loyal friend and there were directors Dharam Ji never said no to like Arjun Hingorani, O P Ralhan, Manmohan Desai, Ramanand Sagar, and Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Hands-down the best Dharmendra performance was in Hrishida’s Satyakam.

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 Dharmendra and Sharmila Tagore share the same birthday. The two are very fond of each other, having worked together in innumerable films including the three Hrishikesh Mukherjee classics Anupama, Satyakam, and Chupke Chupke.

Dharmendra was never afaid in doing female-oriented films even when he was a superstar. At the start of his career, he did Soorat Aur Seerat  with Nutan, knowing fully well she had the main role (her husband directed the film). Later Dharamji did Bandini  with Nutan where she had the author-backed role. He stood his ground.

10 unknown interesting facts about Dharmendra  HE MAN of Bollywood
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Dharmendra is one of Bollywood’s most versatile and underrated actors. He was always open to challenges. In 1983 he signed with Sai Paranjpye to direct him and Shabana Azmi in a film titled Bichchoo. But the film couldn’t go beyond the first schedule and was shelved. Many years later Dharamji’s son Bobby did a film titled Bichchoo.

10 unknown interesting facts about Dharmendra  HE MAN of Bollywood
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Sholay remains Dharam Ji’s most popular film. Strangely no one thought of bringing together Dharam Ji and Mr Bachchan again except Vijay Anand who signed them together for the flop Ram Balram and Hrishikesh Mukherjee who signed them together in comedic roles for Chupke Chupke.

10 unknown interesting facts about Dharmendra  HE MAN of Bollywood
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During his 60-year career Dharmendra has worked with every possible heroine, from Tarla Mehta (Shola Aur Shabnam) to Tamil Nadu’s Iron Lady Jayalalitha (Izzat) to Suchitra Sen (Mamta). But the weirdest pairing of Dharmendra’s career was in a film called Dushman Devta in 1991 where his love interest was Dimple Kapadia, rumoured to be Dharam Ji’s son Sunny’s special friend.

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Dharmendra met Hema Malini on the set of the movie Tum Haseen Main Jawan (1970). Things were complicated because Dharmendra; was already married with two young sons. However, they fell in love, and five years later, in May 1980, they got married. This was brought about because of their conversion to Islam. By changing religion, Dharmendra was allowed to take a second wife. (The Indian Times).