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While some credit him for introducing intensity and physicality to Indian films, some say he is the most charming actor of all time. But everyone agrees to the one common fact that he is one of the most loved and respected actors in the history of the Hindi film industry. Yes! We are talking about the 'He-Man' of the Indian cinema, Dharmendra, one of the few actors with zero haters. The legendary actor had enjoyed an illustrious career, and it still looks incredibly tough to pick someone who can be the heir to his unmatchable legacy.
The veteran actor has turned a year older today and on his special day, his actress-daughter, Esha Deol Takhtani, dropped a priceless video on her social media handle to wish him on his birthday. The video is from the younger days of the iconic actor and also featured a rare glimpse of Esha's childhood days.
On December 8, 2021, Esha Deol Takhtani took to her Instagram handle and shared a priceless video from the 80s featuring her childhood days and her superstar-daddy, Dharmendra. In the rare clip, a young Esha can be seen sitting on his father's lap, looking beautiful in her red and white dress. However, there's no doubt that it is Dharmendra who dominated the whole frame with his dashing looks in a blue shirt, and it brought back all the memories of the past. The video clip is from one of his birthdays in the 80s, and the cutesy conversation between the father-daughter duo speak volumes about their concrete bond. Along with this memorable video, Esha penned a lovely note in the caption, and it can be read as:
"Today is papa's birthday This is how we celebrated papa's birthday way back in the 80's #throwback #throwbackmemories #happybirthday #happybirthdaydharmendra."
Earlier in the day, Esha Deol Takhtani had dropped two beautiful pictures with her dearest daddy, Dharmendra, to wish him on his 86th birthday. In the pictures, while Esha had looked stunning as always in a red top and black pants, her doting daddy had stolen away all the limelight with his cool avatar, as he had looked dapper in a black jacket, blue denim and a cool black cap. Along with these two priceless pictures, Esha had penned a heartmelting note for the birthday boy in the caption, and it could be read as:
"Happy birthday papa Be happy, healthy, strong & fit I love you Stay blessed U are our strength @aapkadharam #happybirthday #happybirthdaydharmendra #fatherdaughter."
In an interview with the Bombay Times, the heartthrob of the entire nation, when Dharmendra was asked why he never likes to celebrate his birthdays in a grand way, as we have always seen him celebrating his birthdays with his family members in a very low-key manner. Answering this, the iconic actor had given a heartbreaking reply as he had opened up about his mother. He had said:
"Maa bhagwan hoti hai. Jab khushi dene wali nahi rahi, toh kaise manau janam din? Bas rasme nibha leta hoon aur tanhai mein maa ko yaad karke ro leta hoon. Woh jab thi tab mere janam din par halwa banati thi."
Happy birthday to the 'He-Man' of the Indian film industry, Dharmendra!
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