Bobby Deol

Bobby Deol

Infobox actor
name = Bobby Deol
birthname = Vijay Singh Deol

birthdate = birth date and age|1966|1|27
location =Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
spouse = Tanya Deol
occupation = Actor
yearsactive = 1995 - present
height = 183 cm
filmfareawards=Best Debut: "Barsaat" (1995)

Vijay Singh Deol (Punjabi: ਵਿਜੈ ਸਿੰਘ ਦਿਉਲ, Hindi:विजय सिंह देओल, Urdu: وِجے سِںہ دِیول, born 27 January, 1966) popularly known as Bobby Deol, is an Indian film actor. He is the younger son of Dharmendra and is younger brother of Sunny Deol. He was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Acting career


When he was 6 years old he made a very brief appearance in the 1977 movie "Dharam Veer" where he played the younger version of his father's character.

1995 - 1999

He made his debut as a leading man in Rajkumar Santoshi directed "Barsaat". The film was produced under his home banner 'Vijayta Films' for which he won a Filmfare Best Debut Award. The movie was the sixth highest domestically grossing movie of the year 1995. Twinkle Khanna, daughter of famous actors Dimple Kapadia and Rajesh Khanna also made her debut in the movie.

After having no release in 1996, Deol returned with his sophomore release "", a murder mystery which released on July 4, 1997 The movie turned out to be one of the biggest hits of that year. His following film that year "Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya" did not do well commercially.

In 1998, Deol had two releases - "Kareeb" and "Soldier". "Kareeb", a romantic film directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, flopped commercially. Whereas, the latter directed by Abbas Burmawalla & Mustan Burmawalla was a big hit. Deol received acclaim for his role of a mysterious killer in the action thriller.

In 1999, he starred with his elder brother Sunny Deol for the first time in the latter's directorial debut "Dillagi". The film flopped commercially.

2000 - 2007

In 2000, he had moderate success with action flicks "Badal" and "Bichhoo". Whereas, "Hum To Mohabbat Karega", a romantic-comedy between his two successful releases that year flopped miserably.

His first release in 2001 was "Aashiq", the film flopped too. Whereas, his other release of the year, "Ajnabee", saw him reuniting with director duo Abbas Burmawalla & Mustan Burmawalla, turned out to be a hit. In the year 2002, Deol had as many as four releases - "Kranti", ', "Humraaz" and "Chor Machaaye Shor". All of his releases that year flopped except "Humraaz", in which he was once again directed by Burmawalla brothers. The film also won him the nomination for the Filmfare Best Actor Award"'.

In the year 2003, Deol didn't have a single release. The year 2004 didn't bring much joy either. His three releases - "Kismat", "Bardaasht" and "Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo" flopped.

Despite having four releases in the year 2005 - "Jurm", "Tango Charlie", "Barsaat" and "", Deol's dismal run continued and a hit film still eluded him. The first two releases flopped. Whereas, the other two did below average business at the domestic box office but did very good business overseas.

Deol had only one releases in 2006, "Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai", a long delayed film which had a very small release and flopped badly.

After no major release in the year 2006, Deol returned with "Shakalaka Boom Boom", on April 6, 2007. The film flopped. Deol's next release of the year was Yash Raj Films' "Jhoom Barabar Jhoom". The film released on June 15, 2007, the movie did below average business in India but turned out to be a hit in the USA and UK markets. On June 29, 2007 "Apne", a film in which Deol was seen with his father Dharmendra and elder brother Sunny Deol for the first time released. The movie turned out to be Deol's first hit after 2002's "Humraaz" in the domestic market. The movie was a big hit in the overseas market too. Deol had his fourth release of the year in "Naqaab" on July 13. The movie did below average business at the box office. Deol then played himself in his last release of the year - "Nanhe Jaisalmer". The movie was released on September 14, 2007 and had a very limited release. The movie flopped commercially.

Upcoming releases

*"Heroes" (Director : Samir Karnik.
*"Dostana" (Director : Tarun Mansukhani.
*"Roshan" (Director : Samir Karnik).
*"Ek - The Power of One" (Director : Sangeeth Sivan).

Personal life

Bobby Deol is the second son of Dharmendra and Prakash Kaur. His elder brother Sunny Deol is also a famous actor. Bobby also has two half-sisters born from his father's second wife (actress Hema Malini), whose names are Esha Deol and Ahana Deol. Actor Abhay Deol is his cousin.

He is married to Tanya Ahuja, with whom he has two children. His eldest son's name is Aryaman, born in June 2002. His second son was born on November 5, 2004 and was named Dharam after his grandfather.

Related Information

*At 2007's IIFA Awards, Deol broke into tears when he was called upon the podium by his father Dharmendra, after his father received the "IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award".


External links

*imdb name|0219967

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