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Bobby Deol

Bobby Deol (Vijay Singh Deol ) born on January 27, 1969 is a Bollywood artist. Deol is the son of the celebrated Bollywood actor Dharmendra and the brother of Sunny Deol, also a triumphant actor in the Mumbai based Indian film industry.

Deol has generally acted in detective films often playing characters that are forced to assign offense to avenge the deaths of loved ones. Examples of such films include Gupt, Jurm and Bichhoo. His films usually engage themes of jealousy, deceit and vengeance and in his more passionate thrillers often engross him caught in love triangles.

Date Of Birth : January 27, 1967
Place Of Birth : Mumbai, India
Zodiac Sign : Aquarius

Deol was rewarded the Filmfare Best Debut Award for his character in the 1995 film Barsaat and was later on nominated for the Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in Humraaz in 2002.

  • Bobby Deol was born into a Punjabi Sikh family and is the second son of Bollywood movie star Dharmendra and Prakash Kaur.
  • He is the younger brother of Sunny Deol. Bobby Deol was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • . He has two sisters, Vijeyta and Ajita, and two semi sisters – from his father's second wedding to actress Hema Malini – Esha Deol and Ahana Deol. Actor Abhay Deol is his younger cousin.
  • Bobby Deol is wedded to Tanya Ahuja and has two sons.


In 1997, Deol starred in Gupt: The Hidden Truth, a trepidation thriller directed by Rajiv Rai, considered his best role. Cast at the side of Manisha Koirala, Kajol, Paresh Rawal, Om Puri and Raj Babbar, Deol played the character of Sahil, a young man indicted of murdering his step father over an appointment proposal and erroneously imprisoned. He escapes and tracks down the real killer. Gupt: The Hidden Truth was highly praised for its storyline and soundtrack and was a chief commercial achievement. In the similar year, Deol emerged in Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, at the side of Aishwarya Rai in her entrance Bollywood role. The movie failed to do well at the box office.


In 1998, Deol starred contrary Neha in the Vidhu Vinod Chopra film, Kareeb. Deol played the nature of Birju, a reckless young man from an upper middle class folks in Himachal Pradesh with a love of petty thievery and sham. Afterward in 1998, he materialized in Abbas Mustan's military thriller Soldier, alongside Raakhee Gulzar and Preity Zinta. Deol played the mysterious disposition of Vicky, afterward exposed as Raju, son of Vijay Malhotra who was condemned of arms smuggling.


. In 1999, Deol starred in Dillagi, directed and co-starred by his brother Sunny Deol. The movie is noted for being the initial time Sunny Deol directed a motion picture and also the first time he acted alongside Bobby. This combination was repeated in 23rd March 1931: Shaheed (2002), Apne (2007) and Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011). Dillagi features the two as the brothers Ranvir and Rajvir, fighting for the fondness of Shalini.


In 2000, Deol appeared in the stroke drama Badal at the side of Rani Mukerji, under the director's rudder of Raj Kanwar. The film is set in 1984 when riots were overwhelming parts of Punjab and Delhi. Deol plays the character of Badal, a boy who witnesses the massacre of his family and villagers by a crooked police official Police Inspector Jai Singh Rana (Ashutosh Rana) and grows up to be a dismayed terrorist, fuelled by the anger and detestation of the authorities who wrongly underprivileged him of his family and friends.


. The film is inspired by The Devil's Own (1997), starring Brad Pitt and Harrison Ford.Following this he starred alongside Karisma Kapoor in Hum To Mohabbat Karega (2000), and reunited with Rani Mukerji to star in Bichhoo (2000), an unconcealed remake of Luc Besson's,1994 film Leon, starring Jean Reno and Natalie Portman.


Deol plays Reno's role, Jeeva, a young man from a struggling middle-class family who has the bad luck of falling in love with the well-off Kiran (Malaika Arora). Her cruel, censorious father in wrath at their rapport has Jeeva's mother and two sisters publicly arrested for prostitution, and in the end all three kill themselves. Jeeva becomes a skilled killer and later extorts vengeance alongside Kiran's father and his henchmen. He and his neighbour Kiran Bali (Mukherjee) soon witness the complete Bali family get massacred. Jeeva now chooses to help Kiran seek out revenge on the men who killed her relatives. The film and Deol's recital was slammed by the critics.


In 2001 (although filmed in 2000), Deol starred at the side of Karisma Kapoor and Rahul Dev in Indra Kumar's Aashiq. Subsequent to this, he featured in Abbas Burmawalla and Mustan Burmawalla's detective story, Ajnabee, alongside Kareena Kapoor, Akshay Kumar and Bipasha Basu. The film, modified from the 1992 American thriller film accepting Adults, features Deol as Raj, the new husband of Priya Malhotra (Kapoor) who after moving to Switzerland and originally befriending their neighbours (Kumar and Basu), become entwined in a mesh of deceitfulness and extra-marital movement.


In 2002, Deol starred alongside his brother Sunny in the historic film 23rd March 1931: Shaheed. Set in British India, it illustrates the events leading up to the hanging of Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh and his companions Rajguru and Sukhdev on March 23, 1931. The film stars Bobby Deol as Bhagat Singh and Sunny Deol as another innovatory Chandrashekhar Azad. The film acknowledged a mixed reception from critics, with a few good appraisals.

Chor Machaaye Shor

The film was normally praised by detractors. Deol's ultimate film of 2002 was David Dhawan's Chor Machaaye Shor in which he engaged in recreation of Shyamm alongside Paresh Rawal, Shilpa Shetty, Bipasha Basu and Om Puri, a diminutive time felon who gets his hands on some diamonds worth millions.


In 2003, Deol took a lull from acting and revisited the screen in 2004 in Kismat conflicting Priyanka Chopra. In Bardaasht, a stage show based on the screenplay written by Vikram Bhatt, Deol starred together with Lara Dutta and Rahul Dev as Aditya Shrivastav, an abandoned army officer. The film deals with topics of police brutality and fraud and fair dealing. Deol then played another military officer, a Lieutenant commanding officer in Anil Sharma's Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo as Kunaljit Singh/Vikramjeet Singh. The film, which featured some famous Bollywood artists such as Amitabh Bachchan (who played a commoner and Deol's father), and Akshay Kumar, it was debatably Deol's highest profile film to date but regardless of high box office expectations it was a profitable breakdown. His most well-known role of all time in Ab tumhare watan satio was when he wore a pugh/turban. That gave him extra audience from the Punjabi crowd, and had gotten comments saying he looks improved in a turban.


In 2005, Deol starred in Vikram Bhatt's thriller Jurm as the affluent businessman Avinash Malhotra who guesses his wife Sanjana (Lara Dutt) of having an issue with Rohit (Milind Soman). Deol's recital was honored by a number of critics.

Tango Charlie

Deol then starred at the side of Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty and Ajay Devgan in Mani Shankar's war movie Tango Charlie as an Indian trooper named Tarun Chauhan of the 101st BSF Battalion, working in the northeastern Indian region of Manipur. He followed this character by featuring in Suneel Darshan's romance film Barsaat as the determined young Indian Arav, who, in living in the United States, becomes implicated in a love triangle with beauties Priyanka Chopra and Bipasha Basu. The movie was not a serious success. His ultimate character of 2005 was as Karan in Dosti: Friends Forever, conflicting Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Kareena Kapoor, and Juhi Chawla. He once again plays a rich businessman but is down on his fortune with his finances and romancing women. The film, though performing below standard in India was a chief success in the United Kingdom, where it became the uppermost grosser of Bollywood in 2005, grossing around £888,000.

Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai

In 2006, Deol starred in the romantic melodious film Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai. Deol played Raj, a personality who falls in love with Durga (Amisha Patel), a gorgeous blind woman with a gift for shaping pottery but faces contest from Rohit (Arjun Rampal). Deol and Patel have been labelled as the "Bollywood corresponding of Hugh Grant and Rene Zellweger".Although the film established a diverse reception, a number of critics praised Deol's performance. Later on that year, he made a concise unique appearance in Alag in the song Sabse Alag.

Shakalaka Boom Boom

In 2007, Deol starred in 6 movies. The first of them, Shakalaka Boom Boom, was shot in South Africa and is based on clashes and the power game concerned in the functioning of the music industry, addressing the themes of resentment, distrust, diffidence, nervousness, manipulation and fury. The film, which featured Bobby together with Upen Patel, Kangana Ranaut and Celina Jaitley was commonly praised by critics, particularly for its dance routine, and Deol established some very optimistic reviews.
  • Deol was rewarded the Filmfare Best Debut Award for his character in the 1995 film Barsaat and was later on nominated for the Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in Humraaz in 2002.

  • Partly shot in Scotland, Deol broke his leg in an equestrian mishap whilst filming and had to be flown to London to convalesce and had to call off numerous publicity shoots which acknowledged his first appearance. The film was nevertheless a great success and acquired him the Filmfare Best first appearance Award.

  • Soon after in 2002, Deol was designated for the prominent Filmfare Best Actor Award for his role as a polished, wealthy shipping businessman in Abbas-Mustan's romantic thriller Humraaz. The film is motivated by Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M For Murder (1954) (remade in 1998 as A Perfect Murder) and features Deol in a love triangle with Akshaye Khanna and Amisha Patel.
  • Deol first in brief appeared as a child actor in the film Dharam Veer in 1977 and Ghulami in 1985. Just ten years old at the time, he played the younger side of the film's lead actor, his father, Dharmendra.

  • Deol then made his adult introduction with Twinkle Khanna in the 1995 Bollywood film Barsaat, directed by Rajkumar Santoshi.

  • Deol plays the personality of Badal, a naive but intellectual young man who moves from a petite village to the big city and gets caught up with dishonest police and illicit gangs amidst falling in love.

  • Deol's next film titled, Help, was shot in Mauritius, in which he emerged opposite Mugdha Godse. The film was released on August 13, 2010. Deol then starred in Yamla Pagla Deewana which was released on January 14, 2011.

  • He later starred in the movie Thank You opposite Sonam Kapoor. His nature was that of a businessman who is not frank with his wife. In 2012 , he appeared in the heist movie Players. The film established to be a letdown at box office.

  • His role was of Ronnie., who has no skill in convicting people, but is a master of false impression. He was one of the trendiest illusionists who discarded magic after a terrible incident.
  • Deol's second film of 2007 was Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, which saw him play the personality of Steve/Satvinder Singh conflicting Abhishek Bachchan Preity Zinta, and Lara Dutta. Directed by Shaad Ali, the film was made by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner. The film was not perilously commended and was mostly censured by what critics believed was a trivial screenplay.

  • Deol next starred in the boxing drama Apne. The film was a folk's affair, featuring Bobby Deol beside his father Dharmendra, a mortified retired boxer who coaches Bobby and his brother (Sunny Deol) to become champion boxers but in doing so creates a rift within the folks. Apne was a chief commercial triumph, mainly in northern India and overseas, especially in the UK, where it made £579,457 on the opening weekend, inflowing into the UK Top Ten at Number 3.

  • "Acting skills cannot be educated. They can only be explained. Everyone has their own styles and methods. I cannot primate my father nor can he primate me. So these are the stuff I've learnt from my father". – Deol commenting on the acting line of work during the advertising of Apne in 2007.

  • Deol next starred in the anxiety thriller Naqaab, one more Abbas-Mustan film which features him at the side of Akshaye Khanna and Urvashi Sharma as another millionaire trapped in a love triangle. Deol established a mixed reaction for his performance. This film was chased by a brief unique appearance by DEol as himself in Om Shanti Om and Nanhe Jaisalmer.

  • In 2008, Deol starred reverse in Priyanka Chopra, Danny Denzongpa and Irrfan Khan in the crime stage show Chamku, playing the escort quality and titlesake of Chamku, a man raised by Baba (Denzongpa), a Naxal head based in the southern interiors of Bihar, after his family was viciously murdered. He is allotted by a concealed governmental agenda mutually conceived by RAW and Intelligence Bureau to bring out political murders but after falling in love with the kindergarten teacher Shubhi (Chopra), he decides to escort a rehabilitated life but is later on appealed to turn to offense again. Kabeer Kaushik, the manager of the film had initially advanced Deol to play the guide role in his unveiling film, Sehar, but in spite of liking the script, Deol turned it downward because at the time he was not ready to work with a debutant director.

  • Deol after that featured in Heroes as an army officer and DJ Dhananjay "DJ" Shergill alongside a sturdy shed which incorporated Salman Khan, Preity Zinta, Sunny Deol and Mithun Chakraborty. Even though originally set to be free on 6 June 2008, it was pushed to 24 October 2008, the aperture weekend of the festival Diwali. Much of the filming took place in northern India, as well as in Ladakh (notably Pangong Tso), Chandigarh, Punjab, and Delhi.

  • Deol's final role in 2008 was in the film Dostana, as Abhimanyu Singh, supporting role to the films' main stars Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra under the Dharma Productions banner. The movie explores the story of two men who act as if to be gay but both fall in love with the identical girl, their roommate. Dostana is the foremost Bollywood movie to be filmed wholly in Miami, United States and went on to befall the eighth highest grossing film at the Indian Box Office in 2008. In 2009, Deol exposed Nandu, an orphan turned murderer wrongly accused of a politician's murder in the movie Ek - The Power of One.