Happy birthday, Abhay Deol

The actor, who has become known as the face of multiplex cinema, turns 36 today

Despite coming from the famous Deol family, Abhay Deol has managed to chalk out a new path for himself. Instead of opting for a big budget launch pad, the actor decided to enter the industry with a small film and a new director called Imitiaz Ali in Socha Na Tha. Being aware of the fact that he could not fit into the industry as a mainstream hero with his non-conventional looks and even less usual style, Abhay chose his films carefully and slowly emerged as a promising actor, star of multiplex cinema, with movies like Dev D, Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye, Honeymoon Travels and Manorama Six Feet Under.

He’s definitely the unlikely star in Bollywood and the face of small-budget cinema in the country. Even as he moves on to bigger and more mainstream films with productions like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and his forthcoming release Shanghai, he tries to keep one foot firmly planted in off-beat movies like the zombie comedy Rock The Shaadi. We wish the actor a very happy birthday and hope that he comes up with some more entertaining and unconventional films for his growing band of fans!