Abhay Deol

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Abhay Deol
BornAbhay Singh Deol
(1976-03-15) March 15, 1976 (age 36)
Mumbai, India
Years active2005–present
PartnerPreeti Desai
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Abhay Deol
BornAbhay Singh Deol
(1976-03-15) March 15, 1976 (age 36)
Mumbai, India
Years active2005–present
PartnerPreeti Desai

Abhay Singh Deol (born 15 March 1976), better known as Abhay Deol, is an Indian film actor and producer whose family has a long history in the Hindi film industry. Deol has appeared in films such as Dev.D, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Shanghai. He is the nephew of Bollywood actor Dharmendra, and the cousin of Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol.



Abhay Deol stated in an interview with Rediff that he is not into acting because of his father, but because he was involved in theatre since school. "At 18, I decided to take the plunge. It took me 10 years because I didn't want to leave my education to get into films. "[1]

He made his film debut in the 2005 film Socha Na Tha. His second film was Ahista Ahista in 2006. His first 2007 release was Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. which had a multi-star cast and emerged as a box office success.[2] His second release for the year was Ek Chalis Ki Last Local. His third film in 2007 was Manorama Six Feet Under, which won the Best Film at the Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival in New York City. He also won Best Actor award for his role for the same. His only 2008 release was Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! which became extremely popular.

Deol devised and enacted the title role of Devdas in the 2009 film Dev.D. Nikhat Kazmi, the critic for Times of India gave the movie a perfect 5 out 5 stars in her review.[3] Abhay Deol has been the cover of Man's World and Time Out Mumbai, with titles such as The New Face of Indian Cinema. He was placed seventh on Zoom's "50 Most Desirable Hotties" poll for 2009.[4] He did Road, Movie[5] with Tannishtha Chatterjee. Deol has also started producing films through his company Forbidden Films. For Basra, the first film under his new production company,[6] Deol learned the Israeli martial art Krav Maga.[7] Abhay did a special Item number for the movie Tera Kya Hoga Johnny in 2010.[8] He also trained to be a deep-sea diver for his 2011 film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara which was filmed in Spain.[9] His latest movie is Shanghai.[10][11]

Personal life

Deol is in a romantic relationship with actress Preeti Desai.[12] Deol lives in Mumbai, where he also grew up. He is a self-described fan of "cinema that has the 'real' element" and lists his favourite films as Chupke Chupke, Mother India, and Dr. Strangelove. His family roots include being the younger cousin of Sunny and Bobby Deol[1]



2005Socha Na ThaViren OberoiNominated- Filmfare Best Male Debut Award
2006Ahista AhistaAnkush Ramdev
2007Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.Aspi
2007Ek Chalis Ki Last LocalNilesh Rastogi
2007Manorama Six Feet UnderSatyaveer Singh RandhawaWon- Filmfare Award for Best Actor
2008Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!Lovinder 'Lucky' Singh
2010Road, MovieVishnu
2010Tera Kya Hoga JohnnyHimselfSpecial appearance in song 'Shaher Ki Rani'
2010AishaArjun Burman
2011Zindagi Na Milegi DobaraKabir DewanNominated- Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
2012ShanghaiT. A. Krishnan
2012ChakravyuhKabirFilming (Release: 24 October 2012)
2012Love, Lots of ItAssociate Producershort film, 2011 Tribeca Film Festival premiere, distributed on iTunes
2013Rock the ShaadiRohanFilming (Release: 8 February 2013)


  1. ^ a b Patcy N (2 March 2005). "'Sunny bhaiyya loves soft toys!'". Rediff. http://inhome.rediff.com/movies/2005/mar/02abhay.htm. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Box Office 2007". Box Office India.com. http://www.boxofficeindia.com/showProd.php?itemCat=214&catName=MjAwNw==. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Nikhat Kazmi. "'Dev D Movie Review'". Indiatimes.com. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/movie-reviews/hindi/Dev-D/moviereview/4082878.cms. Retrieved 5 February 2009. 
  4. ^ Madhureeta Mukherjee (8 January 2010). "Ranbir is India's most desirable". Times of India. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/news-interviews/Ranbir-is-Indias-most-desirable/articleshow/5420166.cms. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "I try to fight off labels: Abhay Deol". The Hindu. PTI. New Delhi, March 4, 2010. http://www.thehindu.com/arts/cinema/article139246.ece. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Abhay to launch action thriller". Mumbai Mirror. Times of India. 22 December 2009. 
  7. ^ Hiren Kotwani (14 December 2009). "Abhay Deol’s new moves". Hindustan Times. http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed/celebwatch/Abhay-Deol-s-new-moves/490123/Article1-486438.aspx. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Abhay Deol turns item boy in 'Tera Kya Hoga Johnny'". Entertainment.in.msn.com. 2010-12-14. http://entertainment.in.msn.com/bollywood/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4695262. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  9. ^ Sharin Wader Butani (10 April 2010). "Abhay making a splash". Times of India. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/news-interviews/Abhay-making-a-splash/articleshow/5777750.cms. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  10. ^ Bhumika K. (June 8, 2012). "A different Deol". The Hindu. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/article3502812.ece. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  11. ^ Gaurav Malani, (Jun 7, 2012). "Shanghai: Movie Review". The Times of India. TNN. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-06-07/news-interviews/32100544_1_abhay-deol-krishnan-jogi. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Abhay Deol-Abhay with girlfriend Preeti Desai". The Times of India. 2010-01-14. http://photogallery.indiatimes.com/articleshow/5444807.cms. 

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