Abhay Deol is an Indian actor and producer who predominantly works in Bollywood films. Some of his popular films include Dev D, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
Abhay Singh Deol was born on Monday, 15 March 1976 (Age 46 years; by 2022) in Bombay (now Mumbai). His zodiac sign is Pisces. His hometown is Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He did his schooling at Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai. He dropped out of The City College of New York, where he was pursuing acting and theater courses.
Height (Approx.): 6′ 1″
Weight (Approx.): 70 kg
Hair Color: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (Approx.): Chest 41′ Waist 33′ Biceps 13′
parents and siblings
Abhay’s father’s name is Ajit Singh Deol (Deceased), who was a film producer and actor.
His mother’s name is Usha Deol. He is an only child and has no siblings.
wife and kids
As of 2022, he is unmarried.
He is the nephew of actor Dharmendra and cousin of Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Esha Deol, Ahana Deol, Ajita Deol and Vijeta Deol.
Abhay was rumored to be dating model and actress Preeti Desai. As of 2022, Abhay is in a relationship with artist and social worker Shiloh Shiv Suleman.
In 2016, it was reported that he was dating British actress Preeti Desai.
Abhay was born in a Hindu Jat family.
Municipal Industrial Estate, Off Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai
Abhay made his debut in the Hindi film Socha Na Tha in 2005 and played the role of Viren Oberoi.
He also starred in the Bollywood films Manorama Six Feet Under (2007) and Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008). He came into limelight in 2009 with the romantic black comedy Bollywood film Dev D, in which he played the title role. The film was a modern adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s classic Bengali novel Devdas.
He rose to prominence with the comedy-drama film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara in which he played the role of Kabir Dewan. The film follows three friends who decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their friends gets engaged.
Other prominent films in his career include Ahista Ahista (2006), Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007), and Happy Bhag Jayegi (2016).
In 2019, he also made his Tamil film debut with the film Hero.
Abhay made his debut as a host in 2014 with the television show Gumrah: End of Innocence.
In 2021, he appeared in the television film Spin.
In 2020, he made his debut with the web series JL50 as Shantanu on SonyLIV and in 2021, he appeared in the web series 1962: The War in the Hills on Disney+Hotstar.
He has co-produced the Hindi film One By Two (2014) and produced the Hindi film What Are the Odds (2019).
War of words with Anil Kapoor
In 2010, Abhay left the promotion of the film ‘Ayesha’ because the film flopped. In an interview he talked about this and said,
While I was shooting, I realized that the film was more about the clothes than the actual acting. I also read a review of the film which praised the clothes. I would like to say today that I will never be a part of a film like Ayesha in my life. I don’t want to do that kind of film.”
Later in 2010, actor Anil Kapoor spoke about Abhay on Koffee With Karan and said that he needed help.
In 2014, she protested against the music label ‘T-Series’ for not releasing the music of her film ‘One By Two’ with Kaali Aankh at the Screen Awards. Deol stated that music labels such as T-Series expect musicians to sign a contract which is restrictive for the latter, which is why he felt that the musicians of One By Two should not be forced to sign such an agreement. encouraged to. T-Series clarified the confusion in an interview and said,
We regret to inform you that we have decided to relinquish the music rights to ‘One by Two’. Though we had all the rights with Viacom, we are unable to release the music album due to lack of valid link agreements between Viacom and the composers of the album (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy).
Bollywood celebrities criticized for appearing in fairness cream ads
In 2017, Abhay had a fight with Sonam Kapoor after she criticized some Bollywood actors on Facebook for appearing in advertisements for fairness creams. He named actors Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Balan, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra and Shahid Kapoor in the Facebook post. Responding to the Facebook post, Sonam highlighted that Abhay’s cousin Esha Deol also appears in similar ads.
Abhay was not given much attention during award shows
In 2020, he shared a post on Instagram where he revealed that he and Farhan Akhtar were not considered during the award show and Hrithik Roshan was considered as the lead actor. In the post he wrote,
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, released in 2011. Need to chant this title to myself nowadays! Also a good time to watch when you are worried or stressed. I would like to mention that in almost all the award functions me and Farhan were demoted from main lead and we were nominated as ‘supporting actors’. Hrithik and Katrina were nominated as “Actors in a Leading Role”. So by the industry’s own logic, it was a film about a man and a woman falling in love, with the man supported by his friends in whatever decisions he makes.
Criticism of the film ‘Raanjhanaa’
In 2013, Abhay said that the film Raanjhanaa had a backward story and promoted sexual harassment. Sharing a note on social media, he wrote,
Such clear and valid insight from @oldschoolrebel9 about the movie Raanjhanaa. History will not be kind to this film for its regressive message. It’s been a theme in Bollywood for decades, where a guy can (and should) chase a girl around until she reciprocates. Only in cinema does she do this intentionally. In fact we have seen time and time again that it leads to sexual violence of some sort. Glorifying it on screen only leads to blaming the victim, as @oldschoolrebel9 explains it so brilliantly. Please take the time to read his comments on the photos above. #shedoesnotlikeyou #growup #gloryfyingsexualharrasment.”
2009: Breakthrough Talent of the Year at GQ India Man of the Year
2011: Hello! Hall of Fame Award for Most Stylish Man of the Year
2012: Fun Fearless Award for Best Male Actor
2012: Critics Award for Best Song of the Year for the film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
2012: Screen Award for Best Ensemble Cast for the film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
Mitsubishi Pajero SFX
Abhay charges Rs. 2-4 crores per film.
- Sweet: Tiramisu, Cashew Burfi, Gulab Jamun, Muffin
- Film(s): Bicycle Thieves (1948, Italian), Dr. Strangelove (1964), Brazil (1985), Children of Heaven (1997), Star Wars
- Director: Stanley Kubrick
- restaurant: Blue Frog in Mumbai
- travel destination: New York, Mediterranean Sea, Thailand
Facts / Trivia
- Abhay was fondly called ‘Dimpy’ because of his dimples.
- His hobbies include interior designing, traveling, yoga and martial arts.
- When he was young, he thought that he would go straight to Hollywood and not even try to work in Bollywood.
- In an interview, he said that when he started his career, he always thought of maintaining the image of his family.
- In 2009, she was included in Zoom’s list of ’50 Most Desirable Hotties’.
- In 2014, he mortgaged his Juhu flat to recover from the debt of the film ‘One By Two’.
- In an interview, he said that he had taken deep-sea diving training for the film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
- He has a production house ‘Forbidden Films’. In an interview, he talked about becoming a producer and said,
As an actor I’ve always wanted to balance mainstream and non-mainstream work… Now that digital has arrived, independent filmmakers finally have a platform, so I decided to dive in and explore .
- In an interview, he said that he is scared of cockroaches.
- In an interview, she talked about sexism in the Bollywood industry and said,
Sometimes we become sexist without knowing it simply because of our conditioning…and only if you are open to see your faults you can see them and when you do, you can grow by leaps and bounds grow in That conditioning then dies in an instant.
- According to Abhay Deol, he hated fame as a child as media persons frequently visited his family, and it bothered him a lot. Talking about this in an interview, he said,
Because I grew up in a film family. I saw fame up close as a kid. I didn’t like it because your privacy goes away. A lot has been written about you. I really hated the fame and the media. Because growing up I saw a lot written about the family, the question as a child was, ‘Is this true, is this true?’ It annoyed me. ‘Your father works in films, your uncle is a big star’. obviously. Whatever was written about him, I was asked in school. I just didn’t like that. I saw a lot of people around the family who I knew were there to receive benefits, they were not friends.”
In the interview, he also talked about the film Dev D and said that he was a drug addict for almost a year after the film’s release in February 2009. They said,
The role of Dev D that I played, I was not out of that headspace. So for a year I did what Dev D did in the film. I have a little more better than Dev. I was not in tattered clothes on the streets. I used to drink like a fool every day.
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