Sunny Deol, the renowned Bollywood actor and the eldest son of Dharmendra, celebrated his 66th birthday on Thursday. Born on October 19, 1956, in Sahnewal, East Punjab, he was originally named Ajay Singh Deol. During the 1980s, he established himself as a notable action star.
In 1983, Sunny made his debut in the film industry with the successful movie Betaab alongside Amrita Singh. Throughout the ’80s and ’90s, he delivered several hits, including memorable performances in films like ChaalBaaz, Ghayal, Arjun, Paap Ki Duniya, Tridev, Damini, Darr, Jeet, Ghatak, Ziddi, and Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, which earned him critical acclaim.
This year proved to be a successful one for Sunny Deol, with the action drama film Gadar 2 becoming a blockbuster, grossing over ₹600 crore globally. He has also acted alongside his father Dharmendra and brother Bobby Deol in films such as Apne, Yamla Pagla Deewana, Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, and Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se.
Aamir Khan is set to produce his upcoming project titled “Lahore 1947,” featuring Sunny Deol. Married to Pooja Deol, Sunny has two sons, Karan and Rajveer. Additionally, he serves as a Member of Parliament for the Gurdaspur constituency in Punjab.
Having spent a significant portion of his younger days in Punjab, Sunny reminisced about his fond memories, emphasizing the time spent with family, learning to swim, and enjoying the natural beauty of the village life.