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Happy Birthday He-Man

Veteran actor Dharmendra turned 80 today and his industry colleagues including Sholay co-star Amitabh Bachchan extended warm wishes on his birthday

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 December 2015, 02:42:36 PM
Viru can never be forgotten

Viru can never be forgotten

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For his iconic role in Ramesh Sippy’s Sholay Dharmendra will always be remembered in Bollywood
Happy Birthday Dharma-Garam

Happy Birthday Dharma-Garam

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The action king made his debut with Arjun Hingorani's Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere in 1960
Happy Birthday Dharma-Garam

Happy Birthday Dharma-Garam

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Phool Aur Paththar became the highest grossing film of 1966 and Dharmendra received his first Filmfare nomination for Best Actor.His performance in Anupama was critically acclaimed.
Happy Birthday Dharma-Garam

Happy Birthday Dharma-Garam

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His most successful pairing was with Hema Malini, who went on to become his future wife. The couple played together in a many films including Raja Jani, Seeta Aur Geeta, Sharafat, Naya Zamana, Patthar Aur Payal, Tum Haseen Main Jawaan, Jugnu, Dost, Charas, Maa, Chacha Bhatija, Azaad, and Sholay.
Happy Birthday Dharma-Garam

Happy Birthday Dharma-Garam

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In 2005, the judges of the 50th annual Filmfare Awards awarded Sholay the special distinction of Filmfare Best Film of 50 Years.
Happy Birthday Dharma-Garam

Happy Birthday Dharma-Garam

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In 2011, Dharmendra replaced Sajid Khan as the male judge of the third series of popular reality show India's Got Talent
Happy Birthday Dharma-Garam

Happy Birthday Dharma-Garam

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He was elected as a Member of the Parliament in the 2004 general elections, from Bikaner in Rajasthan, on a BJP ticket