• Birthday: 08. December 1935
  • Birthplace: Nasrali, Ludhiana
  • Awards: The Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award


Dharmendra (born Dharam Singh Deol[3] on 8 December 1935)[4] is a Hindi film actor. In 1997, he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Hindi cinema.

His starring roles in action films earned him nicknames such as "Action King" and "He-Man".[5] One of his most notable roles was in Sholay (1975).[6]

He has also been a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India, representing Bikaner constituency in Rajasthan from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In 2012, he was honoured India's third highest civilian honour Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.