Born: 8 December 1935 (age 81), Nasrali, Ludhiana
Height: 1.78 m
Actual Name: Dharam Singh Deol
Spouse: Hema Malini (m. 1979)


Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol
Irrfan Khan, Arunoday Singh, Urmila Matondkar
Ankit, Dharmendra, Aziz Khan, Amit Kasera, Shirish Soni, Shreya Piple, Satish K.Sahu, Kanchan Sharma, Rahul Bhardwaj, Pankaj Soni
Gippy Grewal, Tina Ahuja, Dharmendra


  • Amitabh Bachchan is in a bracket where he can't be touched. He's the star of the century. Rajesh Khanna will remain king of super stardom for centuries to come.
  • I loved Rajesh Khanna always. It's misconception spread by media that I had some issue with him working with Hema. I have kissed his forehead during success celebrations of his films and the few birthday parties he threw for all of us. I went on to work with him in Tinku, Rajput, Dharm Aur Qanoon which were hits. Hema and he were a historic pair sharing good onscreen chemistry. Our children were destined to make debut together. He is superstar for centuries to come. He will be remembered for quality performances he gave for centuries.


  • Hindi megastar
  • Father of Esha Deol and Ahana Deol from his second marriage to Hema Malini.
  • Father of Bollywood stars Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol from his first marriage.
  • He is the only actor to have starred with almost all the Kapoor members. He did not star with Kareena Kapoor and Prithviraj Kapoor.
  • On August 21, 1979 he converted to Islam, changed his name to Dilawar Khan, got married to actress Hema Malini, as his first wife, Prakash Kaur, could not be divorced either as she was mother his 4 children and he had fallen in love with Hema Malini only from 1975 whereas had married Prakash Kaur in 1954. In accordance with the Hindu Marriage Act it is illegal for a Hindu to get re-married when his first wife is still alive. Two Congress party-members have launched law-suits against him under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code in this connection as he failed to make a declaration of his religion when he joined the Janata Party.