"Dharmendra is recovering well and is likely to be discharged soon," tweeted Hema Malini
Dharmendra has featured in films like Seeta Aur Geeta, Phool Aur Patthar, Razia Sultan, Chupke Chupke, Sholay and Yamala Pagla Deewana. In 2012, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India
Hema Malini plans to spend time with family and then visit Mathura as part of her birthday celebrations
Legendary actor Dilip Kumar's 91st birthday was attended by stars like Rani Mukherji, Dharmendra and Asha Parekh. His family and doctors were also part of the quiet celebrations.
Here's a look at his life in pics as he turns a year older.
Actor Dharmendra turns 79 today
Bollywood's action hero Dharmendra, who is known for his films such as Sholay, Seeta Aur Geeta, Phool Aur Paththar and Chupke Chupke, shows no signs of slowing down even as he turns 78.