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Back in 2005, nephew of the veteran star, Dharmendra and cousin of actors, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and Esha Deol, Abhay Deol had made his acting debut with an Imtiaz Ali film. Back in the day, Socha Na Tha that Abhay would become an actor class apart and one of the most unconventional heroes of his generation. Ahista Ahista, Abhay made his place in the entertainment industry as well as in our hearts and he deserves complete credit for bringing indie cinema to the mainstream audience at a time when fewer people had access to OTT platforms. His style is as individualistic and unique as his choices in scripts. (Also Read: Neetu Kapoor And Kareena Kapoor Khan Wish Ranbir Kapoor's Ladylove, Alia Bhatt On Her 28th Birthday)
Abhay Deol has created his own niche in the film industry like his cousins, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and Esha Deol Takhtani. Though Sunny and Bobby prefer to keep their personal life private, Esha sometimes gives a glimpse of her beautiful relationships through her social media feed, be it with her parents, husband, kids, in-laws, half-siblings or cousin. Esha shares a lovely bond with her cousin, Abhay and proof of the same was seen at her wedding, where the ZNMD star had performed the rituals. To mark her eighth anniversary in 2020, Esha had posted a picture from her wedding rituals with Abhay performing the puja and her parents, Hema Malini and Dharmendra standing by her side.
To mark Abhay Deol’s 45th birthday, Esha Deol Takhtani posted a throwback picture with her cousin from their Californian vacation in 2018. In the picture, Esha and Abhay have goofily posed for the camera and gave major sibling goals. To wish Abhay, Esha captioned the picture as “Happy birthday brother! Love you! @abhaydeol “u are that sunshine in my pocket I carry for life” #brotherandsister #brotherhood #mondaymotivation #abhaydeol #eshadeol #eshadeoltakhtani.”
To wish Abhay Deol on his 43rd birthday in 2019, Esha Deol Takhtani had posted a throwback picture from their Goa vacation. Sharing the priceless memory, Esha had written, “Happy birthday to my dearest @abhaydeol #throwbacktogoa #sunkissed #brothersister #togetherforever #stayblessed #bigbrother.” Back in 2018, Abhay had posted a super-adorable picture with his niece and Esha’s daughter, Radhya Takhtani and it was a sight to behold. He had captioned the hilarious picture as “Radhya- “TALK TO THE HAND BUDDY!” Not even 9 months old and already sassy. Ah well, she is my niece!” (Also Read: The Only Time Dharmendra's Two Wives, Prakash Kaur And Hema Malini Posed Together, Rare Photo Inside)
In a throwback 2012 interview with The Times of India, Abhay Deol had revealed that Tamil for him is his cousin, Esha Deol Takhtani. When asked, “Who is the first Tamilian that comes to your mind?” Abhay had retorted, “Tamil for me is my cousin Esha. I even told her that I was preparing to play a Tamilian and asked her if she could teach me the language. However, we didn’t go around to doing it because she was busy with her shoot when I was filming Shanghai.”
During the lockdown in 2020, reports were rife that post his breakup with Preeti Desai, Abhay Deol had found love in a celebrity manager-cum-artist, Saireena Mamik. SpotboyE had quoted a source revealing that Abhay and Saireena have been together for the past 3 years now and had spent their quarantine together. The source was quoted as saying, “At the moment, they are spending time together. Saireena is spending her quarantine period at Abhay’s residence.” Although, neither Abhay nor Saireena has confirmed or denied the reports yet. (Also Read: Esha Deol Reusing Her Heavily Embroidered Red Wedding Dupatta For A Shoot Proves Its Timeless Charm)
We wish, a very happy birthday to Abhay!