Sunny Deol

Sunny Deol, an iconic figure in Indian cinema, boasts a career studded with powerful performances and versatile roles. From his memorable portrayal of an anguished protagonist in "Ghayal" to his patriotic fervor in "Gadar: Ek Prem Katha," his on-screen presence resonates with audiences. Beyond his cinematic achievements, Sunny Deol's privacy-oriented approach sets him apart. He shares a strong bond with his family, including legendary father Dharmendra and brother Bobby Deol. Despite his fame, Sunny Deol's down-to-earth demeanor and dedication to his craft have solidified his place in Bollywood's hall of fame.



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- Tara Singh

Sunny Deol, born Ajay Singh Deol on October 19, 1956, is a distinguished figure in Indian cinema. Hailing from the esteemed Deol family, he catapulted into fame with his debut in 1983’s “Betaab.” His robust acting style and impactful roles, like in “Ghayal” and “Border,” have earned him a National Film Award.

Sunny’s legacy extends beyond acting; he directed and ventured into the digital realm with web series. While maintaining a private personal life, his on-screen charisma and diverse career reflect his enduring influence on Bollywood.

Early Life and Age:

Born on October 19, 1956, Sunny Deol, whose full name is Ajay Singh Deol, hails from the illustrious Deol family. He was born in Sahnewal, Punjab, India. As of now, he is in his mid-60s, an age that has only added to his charismatic presence on screen.

Family and Hometown:

Sunny Deol belongs to a family deeply rooted in the Indian film industry. His father is veteran actor Dharmendra, and his mother is Prakash Kaur. He is the elder brother of Bobby Deol and has two half-sisters, Esha Deol and Ahana Deol. The Deol family is known for its legacy in Bollywood, making Sunny’s hometown an intrinsic part of the industry’s history.

Sunny Deol

Career Beginnings:

Sunny Deol made his debut in the film industry with the movie “Betaab” in 1983, which was a massive success. His rugged charm and intense acting style set him apart, leading to a string of iconic roles. His performance in “Ghayal” (1990) earned him a National Film Award for Best Actor, solidifying his position as a force to be reckoned with.


The ’90s witnessed Sunny Deol’s meteoric rise to stardom with films like “Border” (1997), a patriotic blockbuster that resonated with audiences. His portrayal of a soldier in the film showcased his versatility and the depth of his acting prowess. His on-screen presence and the iconic dialogue “Dhai Kilo Ka Haath” from “Damini” (1993) are etched in Bollywood history.

Popular Movies:

Sunny Deol, a Bollywood actor, has been part of numerous successful movies. Some of his popular movies include:

Ghayal (1990):

This intense drama earned Sunny Deol a National Film Award for Best Actor. His portrayal of a man seeking justice for his brother’s death resonated with audiences.

Damini (1993):

In this film, Sunny Deol played the role of an advocate fighting for justice for a rape victim. His powerful performance and the iconic “Dhai Kilo Ka Haath” dialogue are memorable.

Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001):

A blockbuster that captured hearts with its love story set against the backdrop of India’s partition. Sunny Deol’s portrayal of Tara Singh became iconic.

Border (1997):

A war drama that showcased his versatility, Sunny Deol’s portrayal of Major Kuldip Singh garnered praise for his emotional depth.

Jeet (1996):

This action-packed film showcased his action-hero persona and chemistry with co-star Karisma Kapoor.

Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011):

A comedy that brought together the Deol trio – Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, and Bobby Deol – in an entertaining family drama.

Apne (2007):

A heartwarming sports drama that united the Deol family on-screen, exploring themes of family, redemption, and boxing.

Darr (1993):

In this thriller, Sunny Deol played the role of a man confronting an obsessive stalker, played by Shah Rukh Khan.

Arjun (1985):

A film that established Sunny Deol’s tough-guy image, portraying the journey of a police officer fighting crime.

Ghatak- Lethal (1996):

An action-packed movie where Sunny Deol portrayed a man seeking vengeance for his family’s suffering.

All Movies:
Year Movie Genre Role
1983 Betaab Romance Sunny
1984 Manzil Manzil Drama Vijay
1984 Sohni Mahiwal Romance Prince Iqbal
1985 Arjun Action Arjun Malvankar
1985 Zabardast Action Raja
1986 Sultanat Action Shakti Singh
1986 Dacait Drama Shiva
1986 Samundar Action Sunder
1987 Aag Ka Gola Action Shankar
1988 Yateem Drama Krishna
1989 ChaalBaaz Comedy Suraj
1989 Vardi Action Inspector Anand
1990 Ghayal Action Ajay Mehra
1991 Vishwatma Action Inspector Prabhat Singh
1991 Narsimha Action Narsimha
1992 Lootere Action Karan
1993 Damini Drama Govind
1993 Izzat Ki Roti Drama Gopi
1993 Darr Thriller Sunil
1994 Kshatriya Action Rajkumar
1995 Imtihaan Drama Vicky
1996 Jeet Action Karan
1996 Ghatak Action Kashi Nath
1996 Ziddi Action Deva
1997 Border War Drama Major Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri
1997 Zor Action Deva Pradhan
1998 Qahar Action Krishna
1999 Arjun Pandit Action Arjun Singh
2001 Gadar: Ek Prem Katha Romance Tara Singh
2001 Indian Drama Maj. Kabir
2003 The Hero: Love Story Action Arun Khanna
2004 Jaal: The Trap Action Ajay
2007 Apne Sports Drama Angad
2007 Big Brother Drama Deva
2011 Yamla Pagla Deewana Comedy Paramveer Singh Dhillon (Veer)
2013 Singh Saab The Great Action Saranjit Singh Talwar (Sunny)
2016 Ghayal Once Again Action Ajay Mehra
2018 Yamla Pagla Deewana: Comedy Puran
2019 Blank Thriller Hanif
Personal Life and Relationships:

Sunny Deol’s personal life has been relatively private. He married Pooja Deol (Lynda Deol) in 1984, and the couple has two sons, Karan and Rajvir. His dedication to keeping his personal life away from the media glare is a testament to his focus on his craft.

Sunny Deol

Relationship Family Member
Father Dharmendra
Mother Prakash Kaur
Brother Bobby Deol
Half-Sister Esha Deol
Half-Sister Ahana Deol
Wife Pooja Deol
Sons Karan Deol
Rajvir Deol
Awards and Recognitions:

Sunny Deol’s contribution to cinema has not gone unnoticed. Apart from his National Film Award, he has received several accolades for his impactful performances. His portrayal of characters with depth and conviction has earned him the respect of both peers and audiences.

Year Award Category Movie
1991 Filmfare Award Best Actor Ghayal
1993 National Film Award Best Supporting Actor (Special Jury Award) Damini
1994 Filmfare Award Best Supporting Actor Damini
1996 Filmfare Award Best Actor Ghatak
1998 Filmfare Award Best Supporting Actor Dil To Pagal Hai
1998 National Film Award Best Supporting Actor Border
2001 Filmfare Award Best Actor Gadar
2004 Filmfare Award Best Supporting Actor The Hero: Love Story
2011 National Film Award Best Feature Film Yamla Pagla Deewana
2018 National Film Award Best Feature Film Ghayal Once Again
Web Series and Television:

Into the web series format with “Gadar Ek Prem Katha – 2”, Sunny Deol signaling his adaptability to changing trends in the entertainment industry. His foray into television with “Dil Deke Dekho” showcased his versatility and ability to connect with audiences across different mediums.

Year Project Role Platform
2017 Dil Se Dil Tak Himself (Guest) Colors
2017 India’s Best Dramebaaz Himself (Guest) Zee TV
2018 Entertainment Ki Raat Himself (Guest) Colors
2019 Comedy Nights with Kapil Himself (Guest) Colors
2019 The Kapil Sharma Show Himself (Guest) Sony Entertainment
2019 Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Producer and Director Theatrical Release
2020 Paatal Lok Narrator Amazon Prime Video
2021 Gadar Ek Prem Katha 2 Producer and Actor Upcoming Project