Sunny Deol (born Ajay Singh Deol, 19 October 1956) is an Indian film actor, producer and director. Often referred to as "Action King of Bollywood", Deol has established himself as one of the leading actors of Hindi Cinema.
Deol was born to Hindi Cinematic actor Dharmendra To study acting, Deol learned from acting schools in England, where he joined the Old Rep Theater in Birmingham. There he studied theatre and acting. Since, he has won two National Film Awards, as well as two Filmfare Awards.
Deol's films such as Border (1997) and Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001) remain some of Bollywood's biggest hits, while films like Betaab (1983), Arjun (1985),Saltanat (1986), Paap Ki Duniya (1988), Tridev (1989), Ghayal (1990), Damini – Lightning (1993), Darr (1993), Jeet (1996), Ghatak: Lethal (1996), Ziddi (1997), Indian (2001), The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003), Apne (2007), Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011) are other successful films thus making him one of the successful leading actors of Bollywood. Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, if inflation is taken into account, is the second-highest grossing movie of Indian film history and most watched Bollywood movie of modern era in theaters.