In the recently released film “Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya”, where Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon take center stage, Dharmendra is not credited by his family name but as Dharmendra Singh Deol. This marks a significant name change for him after six decades in the industry.
Dharmendra Singh Deol, born Dharam Singh Deol in Punjab on December 8, 1935, has been an influential figure in Indian cinema.
Although his childhood name was Dharam Singh Deol, he later adopted the name Dharmendra when he entered the film industry. However, the recent film credits him under his original name with the added surname Singh Deol.
“Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya” is a science fiction film starring Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon in the lead roles. The unique love story revolves around Kriti as a robot and Shahid as an ordinary human, exploring the complexities of their relationship.
The film has garnered positive reviews, not only for its plot but also for its captivating music that has become a fan favorite.
Although Dharmendra has not officially announced this name change, credible sources have reported this alteration in the film’s credits. This move adds a new aspect to Dharmendra’s long-standing legacy in the Indian film industry.
Dharmendra’s recent foray into a unique film role is not the first time the veteran actor has taken up unconventional projects.
In the film ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’, Dharmendra played a small but important role as Shahid Kapoor’s grandfather. Despite his advanced age, Dharmendra gave a commendable performance, showcasing his versatility and enduring commitment to his craft.
On the personal front, Dharmendra was born to Kewal Kishan Singh Deol and Satwant Kaur in the village of Sahnewal, Punjab.
His father was a director and his mother was a housewife. Dharmendra later moved to Mumbai to pursue her passion for acting, where she abandoned his middle name and surname upon entering the film industry.
Interestingly, when his sons Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol followed in his footsteps, they chose to retain the family name.
Dharmendra’s cinematic journey continues to be marked by evolution and adaptation, with each project presenting a new facet of his talent and dedication.