Dharmendra, happy birthday!

We wish the veteran actor many many happy returns of the day

Born on December 8, 1935 as Dharam Singh Deol, he adopted the screen name Dharmendra, and started his Bollywood career with Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere in 1960. Known as the quintessential action hero of B-town, the actor also proved that he could do romantic and emotional scenes with equal élan. He won rave reviews for his funny role as Dr Parimal Tripathi in Hrishikesh Mukehrjee’s Chupke Chupke, and turned producer with Ghayal in 1990. Dharmendra was also seen judging India’s Got Talent in 2011. He was at his encouraging best, and people who followed the show regularly would know how Dharam ji addressed every participant as beta, in his gentle and soothing voice.

Industry insiders rave about the actor’s magnanimous nature. He was last seen in his home production Yamla Pagla Deewana and did a special appearance in his daughter Esha Deol’s film Tell Me O Kkhuda. The actor is all set to entertain the audience again in the sequel of YPD. We are cheering and hooting for you already, Dharam paji, best of luck and a very happy birthday!