Active - 1949 - 2020  |   Born - Dec 8, 1935 in Nasrali, Khanna, Punjab Province, British India  |   Genres - Drama, Action, Crime

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  • Made his acting debut in Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere (1960).
  • Set up the production company Vijayta Films in 1983. It's first release was Betaab(1983), which starred his son Sunny Deol.
  • As producer he received the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and the Filmfare Award for Best Movie for Ghayal (1990).
  • Received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.
  • In 2011 he was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Ratna Award, India's highest cinematic award.
  • Was honoured with India's third highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan, in 2012.