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Born as Ajay Singh Deol to veteran actor, Dharmendra and his wife, Prakash Kaur, Sunny Deol is one of the finest actors of Indian cinema. Referred to as the 'Angry Man of Bollywood', Sunny had made his acting debut in Betaab (1983) and since then, there was no looking back for this versatile actor. With films like Ghayal, Damini, Gadar: Ek Pre Katha, Sunny has proved his mettle in acting.
Not many of you know, but Sunny was already a married man before he had entered the film industry. The actor got married in the year 1984, just a year after the release of his first film. Often regarded as the most hush-hush wedding of Bollywood, Sunny had tied the knot with a London-based lady, Pooja Deol. Sunny Deol and Pooja Deol have two children, Karan Deol and Rajvir Deol.
On October 19, 2021, Sunny Deol turned 65 and his younger brother and actor, Bobby Deol penned a heartfelt wish for him. Booby took to his IG handle and shared a rare picture with Sunny and their sisters, Ajeita and Vijeta. In the picture, the brothers and sisters were seen sharing a group hug and it was a sight to behold. Along with the priceless picture, Bobby wrote, "Happy birthday bhaiya you mean the world to me" followed by heart emoticons.
When Bobby Deol had completed 25 years in Bollywood, his elder brother, Sunny Deol had talked about his brother’s splendid journey in a conversation with IANS. He had said, “I always told him to be disciplined, get up early, be active and do workouts. Bob at that age was more into parties and stuff. I would discourage him from all that. He has grown up. Earlier, he used to be with me on shoot at times, my dad's shoot also. He had groomed himself.”
In an interview with the Deccan Chronicle, Sunny Deol had revealed why the Deol men are generally in the limelight, while the women in the family (wife Pooja Deol, sisters, Ajeita and Vijeta, mother Prakash Deol and even Bobby’s wife Tanya Deol) have not been a part of it. Revealing if this is a deliberate decision, Sunny had shared, "That’s not true. Neither my mother nor my wife was forced to stay away from the limelight. My wife is her own person. She has always had the liberty to make her own decisions. To not make public appearances is her own call. Like I said, neither my father nor I have forced the women in our family to follow our rules."
Happiest birthday Sunny Deol!