Sunny Deol is an Indian film actor, director, and producer known for his works exclusively in Hindi cinema. Sunny Deol was born Ajay Deol into a Sikh Jat family in the village of Sahnewal in Punjab, India to Bollywood actor Dharmendra and Prakash Kaur. He has a younger brother Bobby Deol and two sisters Vijayta and Ajeeta who are settled in California. In a film career spanning over thirty years, Deol has won two National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards. Deol made his debut in the film Betaab for which he was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actor Award. From there, he went on to star in numerous films in the 1980s and 90s like Tridev, Arjun, Kroadh, Ghayal, Vishwatma, Lootere, Darr, Damini – Lightning, Jeet, Ghatak, Border, Ziddi, Arjun Pandit, and Indian.
Deol has appeared in Rahul Rawail’s Arjun (1985), in which he played the titular role of an unemployed youngster. The film went on to become a major hit and established Deol’s status as an action hero. In 1986 he appeared alongside his father in Sultanat. In the final years of the decade he appeared in several hits including Dacait (1987), Yateem(1988) and Paap Ki Duniya (1988) In 1989, he had back to back hits with Rajiv Rai’s Tridev and Pankaj Parashar’s ChaalBaaz. He paired with Aditya Pancholi in Vishnu-Devaa(1991).
Deol is married to Pooja Deol and the couple has two sons, Karan and Rajvir. Karan was an assistant director on Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 and has rapped in a song sung by Diljit Dosanjh in the film. Karan is set to make his Bollywood debut in Dharmendra‘s home production while Rajvir has also expressed an interest in acting.
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