Abhay Deol is an Indian actor and producer best known for his work in Hindi films. He is a Deol family member and made his screen debut in Imtiaz Ali’s Socha Na Tha romantic comedy in 2005. Throughout his journey, the good-looking actor with dimples has received wide success. However, he has also been part of several controversies, especially for his straightforward nature. In this post, you will learn details about his early life, career, family, achievements, and more.
Abhay Deol Birth And Family
The actor was born on March 15th, 1976, as Abhay Singh Deol in the famous Bollywood family. His father was Ajit Singh Deol, and his Mother’s name was Usha Deol. As the name already says, Ajit Singh Deol was a famous actor and producer of the 70s in Bollywood. On the other hand, his uncle was another Bollywood superstar, Dharmendra.
Like Abhay Deol, his cousins Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, and Esha Deol also became famous actors in the Hindi film industry. He has another cousin, the youngest daughter of Dharmendra, Ahana Deol, who likes to stay away from the limelight. Moreover, Hema Malini, one of the most famous veteran actors, became the second wife of Dharmendra and is, therefore, Abhay Deol’s aunt. According to sources, Abbeydale was interested in acting right from his childhood.
In an interview, ABI Deval states that he is not an actor because of his father. Instead, it was one of his interests since he was a child and also because he participated in various theatre activities. However, he wanted to prioritize his education, so he started working only after he was 18.
Abhay Deol Debut And Success
Abhay Deol’s debut was an Imtiaz Ali film in 2005 called Socha Na Tha. It was a romantic film opposite his co-star Aisha Takia. At the same time, the film garnered a lot of attention and positive reviews from the audience and critics. But, unfortunately, it did not make a mark at the box office. However, Abhay Deol got a lot of positive reviews for his fantastic performance in his debut film.
Soon he went on to sign his second film in 2006, which was also a romantic drama opposite Soha Ali Khan called Ahista Ahista. However, it was only the beginning of Abhay Deol’s success streak, and he signed his third film, The Very, the following year.
This multi-starrer film, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., became a massive hit at the box office. In the same year, 2007, he signed two more films called Manorama Six-Feet Under and Ek Chalis Ki Last Local. The former became one of his best works, fetching him a prestigious award at the International Film Festival.
Abhay Deol Never Looked Back Again
After giving back-to-back stellar performances, Abhay Deol backed the role of the protagonist in the Dibakar Banerjee dark comedy Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! Lucky, or Lavinder Singh’s character in the movie, is that of a compulsive thief. The whole story is based on his various adventures.
While the story’s plot and the actor’s performance received several accolades from critics, it did not work well at the box office.
The primary reason for the same was that the film was released the day right after the Mumbai attacks of 2008. Then, in 2009, Abhay Deol went on to act in one of his milestone movies- the Anurag Kashyap-directed Dev D. It was an excellent neo-noir movie which was a modern adaptation of Devdas, a classic Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay Bengali novel.
The movie became a super hit, mainly due to its excellent narrative—structure, experimental soundtrack, and unique visual style. According to the Times of India, the firm received a four-star rating. Moreover, Abhay Deol was applauded as a stellar performer. In the same year, Deol appeared in his next movie, Road, opposite Tannishtha Chatterjee.
Apart from his excellent acting, his performances are by their old also did an item number in Tera Kya Hoga Johny. On the other hand, in 2009, Abhay Deol established Forbidden Films, a production company. The first film under the banner was Junction.
In 2010, Abhay Deol’s most significant performance was as Arjun Varman opposite Sonam Kapoor’s Aisha in the huge romantic comedy film Aisha. Nation. The star cast of this film also includes Ira Dubey, Lisa Hayden, Arunoday Singh, Anand Tiwari, Amrita Puri and Cyrus Sahukar.
The Success Story Continues
2011 was again a big success for Abhay Deol when he backed the role of Kabir in the Zoya Akthar film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. His performance alongside Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Kalki Koechlin and Katrina Kaif was terrific again.
Kabir is an architect in this story about three guys who have been best friends since they were young. They depart for Spain on a bachelor party vacation for Kabir. He is getting married to Natasha, a character played by Koechlin and an interior designer.
At the time of its release, the movie had a strong opening weekend with favorable reviews and a worldwide gross of 1.53 billion (US$19 million), exceeding Dhoom 2 in box office revenue.
In addition to winning Best Film, Deol got a nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. After this, Deol acted in several other superhit movies, such as Ranjhanaa, Happy Bhaag Jayegi, Chakravyuh, and more. As a result, he is currently one of the finest actors in the industry.
Abhay Deol won the Indo-American Arts Council Award for Best Actor for his role in Manorama Six-Feet Under in 2007. Later, he also bagged nominations at the Big Star Entertainment Awards for the New Talent (Male) in 2010. Additionally, he got three nominations for supporting actor (male) roles for ZNMD and Ranjhanaa.
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