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Dharmendra
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Member of the Indian Parliament
for Bikaner
In office
2004–2009
Preceded by Rameshwar Lal Dudi
Succeeded by Arjun Ram Meghwal
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Born
Dharam Singh Deol

8 December 1935 (1935-12-08) (age 85)
Nasrali, Punjab, British India
Nationality Indian
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)
  • Parkash Kaur
    (m.1954–present); 4 children
    Hema Malini
    (m.1979–present); 2 children
Children Sunny Deol (Ajay Singh Deol)
Bobby Deol (Vijay Singh Deol)
Vijayta Deol
Ajeeta Deol
Esha Deol
Ahana Deol
Alma mater Ramgarhia College, Phagwara
Occupation Actor, producer, politician
Awards Padma Bhushan (2012)
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Dharmendra (born Dharam Singh Deol; 8 December 1935) is an Indian movie actor and politician. His starring roles in action movies earned him nicknames such as "Action King" and "He-Man". One of his most known roles was in Sholay (1975).

He was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India, representing Bikaner constituency in Rajasthan from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was a member of the Lok Sabha from 2004 through 2009.

In 2012, he was honored India's third highest civilian honour Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.

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