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Dharmendra Deol played the romantic hero in woman centric films from 1960-1968 and became romantic hero from 1968-69 and played the role of action hero from 1975-1997 in A grade films. Dharmendra has appeared in 286 films which includes 157 multi star cast films and did only 85 solo hero films and 44 films not as lead hero but in guest appearance. Off these 157 multi star cast films - 101 were flops and had 56 hits. Off the 85 solo hero films - 45 were flops and 40 hits. Then from the 44 films where he had guest role only 10 were hits and rest 34 were flops. Dharmendra had a total of 180 flops from 1960-2013 and had 106 hits from 1960-2013. He is known as 'Garam' Dharam in Bollywood. Had the looks of a real gentle man, masculine body of a he-man and when it came to his films, he had a very humorous touch in his dialog-delivery and the timing. The heroics in his films - Phool Aur Patthar (1966), Jugnu (1973), Raja Jani (1972) and Loafer (1973) - are all quite remarkable and unforgettable. He got nominated for Filmfare best actor 4 times in his career though he couldn't get one but got "The Life Time Achievement" award in 1997 from Filmfare for his achievements, splendid performance during his times and wonderful career in Bollywood. His best romantic pairing was with the actress Asha Parekh with whom he had 5 hits and Hema Malini, with whom he did 35 films of them 31 had them as a leading romantic pair. Dharam Hema had 20 hits and 15 flops. Dharm-Hema have 2 children together, Esha and Ahana and he has two sons, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol from previous marriage with Prakash Kaur. Often in 1960's till 1971 he played the romantic lead opposite female leading ladies in woman oriented films where the female protagonist's role overshadowed his roles with Dharam playing only supporting role in these films opposite Meena Kumari, Nutan, Mala Sinha, Sharmila Tagore. Phool Aur Paththar was the turning point in his career and established him as an action hero and as a solo lead hero.Artistically and popularity wise his peak period was the 1971-1979 where he did multi star as well as solo hero films in action and comedy genres and when his performances was appreciated by critics as well as audiences. Critics panned every film he did from 1980-2002 with exception being Dharm Aur Qanoon, Rajput and Ghulami. He was the 2nd highest paid actor along with Vinod Khanna in Hindi films from 1976-1982 and Dharam alone was 3rd highest paid Hindi actor from 1987-1993 of A grade Hindi Films. His roles as the lead hero tended to get repetitive from the 1984 till 2002 as often he was seen as an drunkard action hero who is elder of a romantic younger brother in the multi star films.He accepted mostly B grade film from 1990-2003 as the lead hero and returned to A grade Hindi films in 2007 with hat-rick of hits as supporting actor in Life In Metro, Johnny Gaddaar and Apne.
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