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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.
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).
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.