Mumbai: Veteran Bollywood actor Dharmendra admitted to Nanavati Hospital, he is suffering from gastroenteritis? ANI (@ANI_news) December 20, 2016
Dharmendra made his Bollywood debut in 1960 film Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere directed by Arjun Hingorani. Jugnu, YaadonKi Baarat, The Burning Train Dost and Dillagi are counted amongst his most popular films. He was last seen on the big screen in 2015 film Second Hand Husband.
Earlier this year, Dharmendra told news agency IANS that he doesn't want a biopic made on him as there isn't an actor as "colourful" as him. He said: "My biopic will be so colourful that nobody will be able to do it. There is no other actor, who has my characteristics. Maybe nobody else will be able to do the things that I have done. It's very difficult."
Dharmendra won a National Award (as producer) for Ghayal, which featured his son Sunny Deol in lead role. Dharmendra was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2012.
Dharmendra, born Dharam Singh Deol, has four children with Parkash Kaur - Sunny, Bobby, Vijayta and Ajeeta. He married Prakash Kaur in 1954. In 1979, he married actress Hema Malini and together they have two daughters Esha, also an actress and Ahaana.