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Sunny Deol


Ajay Singh Dharmendra Deol (born 19 October 1956), better known by his stage name Sunny Deol, is an Indian actor, film director, producer, politician and incumbent Member of Parliament from Gurdaspur (Lok Sabha constituency) of Punjab, India


As an actor, he has worked in more than 100 Hindi films and earned the image of an angry action hero. He went on to star in numerous successful films in the 1980s and 1990s and is considered one of the top stars of that time. Deol has won two National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards.


Deol made his debut opposite fellow debutante Amrita Singh in Betaab (1983), for which he received a Filmfare Best Actor Award nomination. 


With his portrayal of an amateur boxer wrongly accused of his brother's murder in Rajkumar Santoshi's Ghayal in 1990, Deol gained wide recognition and praise and won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor and the National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film)


His portrayal of a lawyer in the film Damini – Lightning (1993) won him the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.


 He starred in other several blockbuster movies such as Darr (1993), Jeet (1996), Ghatak (1996), Ziddi (1997), Border (1997), Arjun Pandit (1999), and Indian (2001).


Another milestone for Deol was Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001), in which Deol portrayed a patriotic Indian truck driver, and the movie became the highest-grossing Bollywood film ever at the time of its release, garnering him a Filmfare Best Actor Award nomination.  


Later, Deol appeared alongside his father Dharmendra, and brother Bobby Deol for the first time in the 2007 hit, Apne, followed by a family comedy, Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011), which was also successful.


Gadar 2 as Tara Singh