Sunny Deol Height Age Girlfriend Wife Family Biography

Ajay Singh Dharmendra Deol (born 19 October 1956), better known by his stage name Sunny Deol, is an Indian actor, film director, producer, politician and incumbent Member of Parliament from Gurdaspur (Lok Sabha constituency) of Punjab, India. As an actor, he has worked in more than 100 Hindi films and earned the image of an angry action hero. He went on to star in numerous successful films in the 1980s and 1990s and is considered as one of the top stars of that time. Deol has won two National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards.

Deol made his debut opposite fellow debutante Amrita Singh in Betaab (1983), for which he received a Filmfare Best Actor Award nomination. With his portrayal of an amateur boxer wrongly accused of his brother’s murder in Rajkumar Santoshi’s Ghayal in 1990, Deol gained wide recognition and praise and won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor and the National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film). His portrayal of a lawyer in the film Damini – Lightning (1993) won him the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. He starred in several other blockbuster movies such as Arjun (1985), Paap Ki Duniya (1988), Tridev (1989), ChaalBaaz (1989), Darr (1993), Jeet (1996), Ghatak (1996), Ziddi (1997), Border (1997), Arjun Pandit (1999) and Indian (2001).

Another milestone for Deol was Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001), in which Deol portrayed a patriotic Indian truck driver, and the movie became the highest-grossing Bollywood film ever at the time of its release, garnering him a Filmfare Best Actor Award nomination. Later, Deol appeared alongside his father Dharmendra and brother Bobby Deol together for the first time in the 2007 hit, Apne; followed by a family comedy, Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011), which was also successful.

Early life

Sunny Deol was born as Ajay Singh Dharmendra Deol on 19 October 1956, in the village of Sahnewal in Punjab, India in a Punjabi Jat family, to Bollywood actor Dharmendra and Parkash Kaur.

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He has a younger brother Bobby Deol and two sisters Vijayta and Ajeeta who are settled in California, USA. Hema Malini is his stepmother. Actress Esha Deol and Ahana Deol are his half-sisters. His cousin Abhay Deol is also an actor.

Personal life

Sunny Deol is married to Pooja Deol (aka Lynda Deol) and the couple has two sons, Karan and Rajveer. Karan was an assistant director on Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 and has rapped in a song sung by Diljit Dosanjh in the film. Karan Deol has made his Bollywood debut in 2019 with the Hindi-language feature film Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas. In June 2023, son Karan Deol got married to Drisha Acharya in the presence of the Deol family, including Sunny Deol, Dharmendra and Bobby Deol, among others.

Sunny Deol Height Age Girlfriend Wife Family Biography

Real NameAjay Singh Deol
Profession(s)Actor, Filmmaker
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 174 cm

in meters- 1.74 m

in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 85 kg

in pounds- 187 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)– Chest: 44 inches

– Waist: 34 inches

– Biceps: 16 inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBrown
DebutFilm (Actor): Betaab (1983)
Film (Producer And Director): Dillagi (1999)
Awards, HonoursFilmfare Awards

1991: Best Actor Award for Ghayal

1994: Best Supporting Actor Award for Damini

National Film Awards

1991: Special Jury Award for Ghayal

1994: Best Supporting Actor for Damini

Other Awards

2002: Best Actor Award for Gadar: Ek Prem Katha by the Sansui Viewers’ Choice Movie Awards, Zee Cine Special Award for Outstanding Performance – Male for Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, Best Actor for Gadar: Ek Prem Katha

2012: Lions favourite charming actor: Sunny Deol
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Personal Life
Date of Birth19 October 1956
Age (as in 2023)67 Years
BirthplaceSahnewal, Punjab, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra
Sunny Deol Autograph
HometownSahnewal, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
SchoolSacred Heart Boys High School, Maharashtra
College/UniversityRamniranjan Anandilal Podar College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
Educational QualificationGraduate
AddressPlot No. 22, 10th Road, Juhu Scheme, Mumbai, India
HobbiesPhotography, Working Out At Gym, Trekking
Likes/DislikesLikes: Travelling, Driving

Dislikes: Traffic on roads, Lies
ControversyHe had differences with Yash Raj Films and Shah Rukh Khan after the huge success of their film “Darr;” as Sunny believed his role was trimmed and Shah Rukh took all the limelight. Sunny never worked with YRF and Shah Rukh again.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsAmrita Singh (Actress, Rumour)

Dimple Kapadia
Wife/SpousePooja Deol
ChildrenSons– Karan and Rajvir
Daughter– None
ParentsFatherDharmendra (Actor)
Mother– Prakash Kaur (Real mother), Hema Malini (Step-mother, actress)
SiblingsBrotherBobby Deol (Actor, Younger)

Sisters– Vijayta (settled in California, USA), Ajeeta

(settled in California, USA), Esha Deol (half-sister), Ahana Deol (half-sister)

CousinAbhay Deol
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Thai Food, Methi Ka Parantha, Lauki Ki Sabzi
Favourite Actor(s)James Dean, Sylvester Stallone, Dharmendra
Favourite Destination(s)Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
Favourite ColourBlack
Favourite SongPal Pal Dil Ke Paas from the film Blackmail
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionSilver SL500, Porsche Cayenne, Audi R8
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)₹5 Crore/film
Net Worth (approx.)₹339 Crore ($50 million)

Acting career

Debut, breakthrough, & rise to prominence (1983-1989)
Deol made his debut in the 1983 romantic film Betaab in which role he was praised and he was nominated for best actor at Filmfare Awards. 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 Sunny 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 Paap Ki Duniya (1988), Tridev (1989) and ChaalBaaz (1989).

Action hero image, commercial success & superstardom (1990-2003)
Deol won his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Rajkumar Santoshi’s 1990 film Ghayal. He paired with Aditya Pancholi in Vishnu-Devaa. From 1992 to 1997, he gave back to back hits with films like Vishwatma, Darr, Damini, Lootere, Jeet, Ghatak, Ziddi and Border. In 1999 he made his directorial debut with Dillagi starring himself, his brother and Urmila Matondkar.

His first blockbuster hit in the millennium was 2001 film Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, directed by Anil Sharma, in which Deol played the role of a patriotic Indian truck driver, Tara Singh who falls in love with a Muslim girl, Sakeena, in the backdrop of 1947 partition violence, and makes a dramatic trip to Pakistan to get back his beloved. Gadar became the highest-grossing Hindi film up until then in mainstream cinema earning over ₹1.3 billion (US$16 million) worldwide and Deol was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actor once again. In the same year, Deol also worked in another successful action thriller film Indian (2001). Then, in 2003, Deol teamed up with director Anil Sharma yet again for The Hero: Love Story of a Spy, which also starred Preity Zinta and Priyanka Chopra. Released on 11 April, The Hero was billed as Bollywood’s most expensive film at that time with an estimated budget of ₹600 million (US$7.5 million). The film became the third highest-grossing Bollywood film of that year.

Box office fluctuations and expansion into comedies (2004-present)

Deol appeared alongside his father Dharmendra and brother Bobby Deol together for the first time in Apne (2007). In 2008, he appeared with his brother again in the ensemble film Heroes.

Deol’s first release of 2010 was Neeraj Pathak’s crime thriller Right Yaaa Wrong which had him playing a police inspector. Yamla Pagla Deewana which also featured him alongside his father and brother was Deol’s only release in 2011 and was one of the biggest successes of the year. In 2011, he started working in Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru’s I Love NY opposite Kangana Ranaut and in Chandraprakash Dwivedi’s Mohalla Assi opposite Sakshi Tanwar, but due to some reason both films were delayed and released several years later.

For the first time in his career, Deol lent his voice (for Bheem) in the Animated film Mahabharata; produced by Jayantilal Gada of PEN India Pvt Ltd. It earned ₹16.9 millions whereas Yamla Pagla Deewana earned ₹887.25 million Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, a sequel to his 2011 hit was released in 2013 but the film was a critical and box office failure. In the end of 2013 Deol teamed up with Anil Sharma yet again for Singh Saab The Great which was loved massively and created a big pandemonium in the cinema hall as well as on Facebook.

Having given a number of blockbuster hits earlier, from 2015 onwards, Deol has been getting several sequel movies. In 2016, Ghayal Once Again was released which was a sequel to his 1990 film Ghayal and is the second film directed by him. In 2017 he and his brother appeared in Shreyas Talpade’s comedy film Poster Boys, which became a semi hit at the box office. In 2018, Deol appeared in Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se, the third film in the franchise. Also that year, two of his long delayed films Bhaiyyaji Superhitt (where he plays a double role for the first time), and Mohalla Assi were released.

Meanwhile, in 2019, Deol took the mantle of a director again, his third film as a director, Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, which marked the debut of his son Karan Deol, with another newcomer Sahher Bambba in lead roles.

Further, in 2023, the sequel of the 2001 blockbuster Gadar, Gadar 2, is scheduled to be released on 11 August 2023; and film story is centered around the era of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, in which Deol as Tara Singh returns to Pakistan to bring back his son. It is directed and produced by Anil Sharma, and the film stars Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, and Utkarsh Sharma in lead roles. Another sequel to the 2007 hit family movie, Apne, Apne 2 starring three generations of Deols with Dharmendra, Bobby Deol, and Karan Deol in under production; however, its release date is expected in late 2023/ early 2024.

Political career

Deol joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on 23 April 2019. He won the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections from Gurdaspur constituency in Punjab against his rival Sunil Jakhar of Indian national Congress with a margin of 82,459 votes.



1983BetaabSunny KapoorNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
1984SunnySunny Inderjit
Manzil ManzilVijay (Sonu)
Sohni MahiwalMahiwal/Mirza Izzat Beg
1985ArjunArjun Malvankar
ZabardastSunder Kumar/Shyam
Saveray Wali GaadiRavidas
1987DacaitArjun Yadav
1988Paap Ki DuniyaSuraj / Ashok
InteqamAjay / Birju
1989VardiAjay Kumar Singh
TridevKaran Saxena
Nigahen: Nagina Part IIAnand
Main Tera DushmanGopalSpecial Appearance
Aag Ka GolaVikram Singh / Shankar ‘Shaka’
KroadhAjay ‘Ajju’ V. Shukla
GhayalAjay MehraNational Film Award – Special Jury Award Filmfare Award for Best Actor
BadnamHimself as Shankar’s friend DarshanSpecial AppearanceBengali Language Film
1991Vishnu-DevaaVishnu Prasad / Vishnu Subramaniam / Jack D’Souza
YodhaKaran Srivastav
NarsimhaNarsimha25th Film
1992VishwatmaPrabhat Singh
1993LootereKaran Chopra
KshatriyaVinay Pratap Singh
DaminiAdvocate Govind SrivastavaNational Film Award for Best Supporting Actor Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Izzat Ki RotiJeet
VeertaMangal Singh
GunaahRavi Sohni
DarrSunil MalhotraNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
1994InsaniyatKarim Lala
1995Dushmani: A Violent Love StorySuraj Singh
1996HimmatAjay Saxena
JeetKaranNominated—Star Screen Award Best Actor
Ghatak: LethalKashi NathNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
1997ZiddiDeva Pradhan
BorderKuldeep Singh ChandpuriNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor Nominated—Zee Cine Awards for Best Actor – Male
Aur Pyaar Ho GayaHimselfSpecial Appearance
1998ZorArjun U. Singh
SalaakhenVishal Agnihotri
Iski Topi Uske SarrBhangra DancerSpecial Appearance
1999Pyaar Koi Khel NahinAnand
Arjun PanditArjun Dixit / Arjun Pandit
DillagiRanvir SinghAlso Director
2000ChampionRajveer Singh
2001FarzDCP Karan Singh
Gadar: Ek Prem KathaTara SinghZee Cine Special Award for Outstanding Performance – MaleStar Screen Award Best ActorSansui Viewers’ Choice Movie Awards for Best ActorNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor Nominated—IIFA Best Actor AwardNominated—Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male
Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar KeSagarSpecial Appearance
IndianDCP Rajshekhar Azad50th Film
2002Maa Tujhhe SalaamPratap Singh
23rd March 1931: ShaheedChandrashekhar Azad
Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi KahaniKaran Saxena
Karz: The Burden of TruthSuraj Singh
2003The Hero: Love Story of a SpyArun Khanna / Ajay Chakraborty / Batra / Wahid Khan
Kaise Kahoon Ke… Pyaar HaiArjun SinghSpecial appearance
Jaal: The TrapAjay Kaul
Khel – No Ordinary GameACP Rajveer Scindia
2004Lakeer – Forbidden LinesArjun Rana
Rok Sako To Rok LoKabir (Phantom) Mukherjee
2005Jo Bole So NihaalNihaal Singh
2006NakshaVeer K. Malhotra
Teesri Aankh: The Hidden CameraACP Arjun Singh
2007Big BrotherDevdhar S.’Deva’ Gandhi / Devdhar Sharma
Fool & FinalMunna
ApneAngad Singh Choudhary
KaafilaSameer Ahmed Khan
2008Tolly LightsSpecial AppearanceBengali language film
HeroesVikram Shergill
2009FoxYashwant Deshmukh
2010Right Yaaa WrongAjay Shridhar
Khuda KasamHussain75th Film
Hello DarlingNikhil BajajSpecial Appearance
2011Yamla Pagla DeewanaParamveer Singh DhillonNominated—Best Actor Award by Bhaskar Bollywood AwardsNominated—Jodi number 1 by Bhaskar Bollywood Awards (with Dharmendra and Bobby Deol)
2013Yamla Pagla Deewana 2Paramveer Singh Dhillon
Singh Saab the GreatSaranjeet Talwar (Sunny) / Singh Saab
2014DishkiyaoonLakwa Gurjar
2015I Love New YearRandhir Singh
2016Ghayal Once AgainAjay MehraAlso Director
2017Poster BoysJagaavar Chaudhry
2018Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir SePooran
Mohalla AssiDharamnath Pandey
Bhaiaji SuperhitLal Bhaisahab Dubey
2019BlankSS Dewan
Pal Pal Dil Ke PaasDirector
2022Chup: Revenge of The ArtistIG Arvind Mathur
2023Gadar 2 †Tara SinghPost-production
Baap †TBAFilming
Soorya †TBAFilming

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