Deol at FICCI Frames, 2015
15 March 1976
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Parent(s)||Ajit Singh Deol |
|Relatives||See Deol family|
Abhay Deol (also known as Abhay Singh Deol, born 15 March 1976)is an Indian actor and producer, who works predominantly in Hindi language films. Born in the influential Deol family of the Hindi cinema, he began acting at a young age in theater productions at his school. Deol made his on-screen debut in 2005 with Imtiaz Ali's romantic comedy Socha Na Tha .
Hindi cinema, often metonymously referred to as Bollywood, and formerly known as Bombay cinema, is the Indian Hindi-language film industry, based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The term being a portmanteau of "Bombay" and "Hollywood", Bollywood is a part of the larger cinema of India, which includes other production centers producing films in other Indian languages. Linguistically, Bollywood films tend to use a colloquial dialect of Hindi-Urdu, or Hindustani, mutually intelligible to both Hindi and Urdu speakers, while modern Bollywood films also increasingly incorporate elements of Hinglish.
Imtiaz Ali is an Indian film director, producer and writer. He started his career with writing and directing television shows. He directed shows like Imtehaan, Naina and Kurukshetra. In 2005 he made his directorial debut with Socha Na Tha, that did not do well. Then he earned critical and commercial success for his direction of Jab We Met (2007). Love Aaj Kal (2009) and Rockstar (2011) made him a noted filmmaker.
Socha Na Tha is an Indian Hindi language romance film, released on 4 March 2005. It was the debut of Abhay Deol and stars Ayesha Takia & Apoorva Jha. The film marks the directorial debut of Imtiaz Ali. Abhay Deol's uncle Dharmendra produced it. It was remade into Telugu as Premante Inte and Odia as Aama Bhitare Kichhi Achhi.
After the modest success of his debut, Deol garnered praise for his performances in films including Manorama Six Feet Under (2007), which won him the Best Actor Award at the Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival, and the commercially successful Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008). His breakthrough role came in 2009 with the starring role as Dev in Anurag Kashyap's critically and commercially successful Dev.D , a modern-day adaptation of the Bengali classic novel Devdas . With the success of the film, Deol gained wider recognition and further praise from film critics.
Manorama Six Feet Under is a 2007 Indian neo-noir thriller film directed and co-written by Navdeep Singh. The film features Abhay Deol, Raima Sen and Gul Panag in the lead roles. The film released on 21 September 2007. It follows an amateur detective in a small sleepy town from Rajasthan who finds himself caught in a web of lies, deceit and murder. This movie is based on Chinatown (1974) by Roman Polanski, with the basic premise being similar to the original, despite changes in the representation of characters and some key plot points. In a cinema-noir style, the makers of Manorama Six Feet Under acknowledge the inspiration from the original by playing the sequence where Jack Nicholson's character gets his nose slashed on the main character's (Satyaveer) television.
The Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) is an American non-profit cultural organization that promotes Indian theatre, art, film, fashion, music, dance. and Literature in the United States. The Council was established in 1998 in New York City and is headed by Aroon Shivdasani. IAAC hosts cultural and artistic events throughout the year, including the annual New York Indian Film Festival, which showcases Indian and diaspora-related films.
Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! is a Bollywood comedy film starring Abhay Deol, Paresh Rawal, Neetu Chandra, Manu Rishi, Richa Chadda, Manjot Singh and Archana Puran Singh. It was directed by Dibakar Banerjee. The film won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film. The film is inspired by the real life shenanigans of Devinder Singh alias Bunty, a real-life “super-chor”, originally from Vikaspuri, Delhi.
Deol mainly appeared in independent films early in his career, but that changed in 2011 when he starred in Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara , a road film that went to become one of the highest-grossing films in Bollywood. His performance in the film was well received, and earned him his first nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Deol has since appeared in commercially successful films including the drama film Raanjhanaa (2013), and the romantic comedy Happy Bhag Jayegi (2016), while simultaneously working in independent films including the drama Road, Movie (2010) and the war film Chakravyuh (2012).
Zoya Akhtar is an Indian film director and screenwriter. After completing a diploma in filmmaking from NYU, she assisted directors such as Mira Nair, Tony Gerber and Dev Benegal, before turning writer-director in her own right.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is a 2011 Indian buddy road film that was directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani of Excel Entertainment. The film features an ensemble cast consisting of Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif, and Kalki Koechlin. It was filmed in Spain, India, Egypt, and the United Kingdom on a budget of ₹550 million (US$7.7 million). The music and score were composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy with lyrics by Javed Akhtar.
The Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor is given by Filmfare as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films, to recognise a male actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a supporting role. Although the awards started in 1954, awards for the best supporting actor category started only the following year 1955. As of 2016, Pran, Amrish Puri, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Anil Kapoor lead the list, with three wins each. Anil Kapoor currently also holds the record of being the youngest recipient of the award, whereas Rishi Kapoor holds the record for being the eldest.
Deol continuously garners attention for his portrayal of complex characters on screen, and is vociferous in his support for parallel cinema in India. He has often been labelled as a nonconformist or an unconventional actor by Indian media. Deol owns a production company, Forbidden Films which was established in 2009. In addition to his acting career, he is also an active philanthropist and supports various NGOs.
Non-governmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, or nongovernment organizations, commonly referred to as NGOs, are usually non-profit and sometimes international organizations independent of governments and international governmental organizations that are active in humanitarian, educational, health care, public policy, social, human rights, environmental, and other areas to affect changes according to their objectives. They are thus a subgroup of all organizations founded by citizens, which include clubs and other associations that provide services, benefits, and premises only to members. Sometimes the term is used as a synonym of "civil society organization" to refer to any association founded by citizens, but this is not how the term is normally used in the media or everyday language, as recorded by major dictionaries. The explanation of the term by NGO.org is ambivalent. It first says an NGO is any non-profit, voluntary citizens' group which is organized on a local, national or international level, but then goes on to restrict the meaning in the sense used by most English speakers and the media: Task-oriented and driven by people with a common interest, NGOs perform a variety of service and humanitarian functions, bring citizen concerns to Governments, advocate and monitor policies and encourage political participation through provision of information.
Deol was born into a Sikh family to Ajit Singh Deol and Usha Deol.He is the nephew of Film Actor Dharmendra, and the cousin of Esha Deol, Ahana Deol, Bobby Deol and Sunny Deol. Abhay Deol stated in an interview with Rediff that he is into acting not because of his father, but because he was involved in theatre since school. "At 18, I decided to take the plunge. It took me 10 years because I didn't want to leave my education to get into films."
Dharam Singh Deol is an Indian film actor, producer and politician. In 1997, he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Hindi cinema.He is considered one of the greatest and most successful actors of Indian cinema.
Esha Deol is an Indian film actress and model who predominantly appears in Hindi films. Daughter of actors Dharmendra and Hema Malini, Deol made her debut in Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe (2002) and was praised for her performance which earned her numerous awards and nominations including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
Vijay Singh Deol, better known as Bobby Deol, is an Indian film actor and occasional DJ who works in Hindi films. In a career spanning more than two decades, he has appeared in over forty films and is the recipient of a Filmfare Award and a Filmfare Best Actor Award nomination. He is the son of Dharmendra and the brother of Sunny Deol, also a successful actor in the Indian Film Industry. He is particularly noted for acting in several thriller films, often playing antiheroic characters who are forced to commit crimes to avenge the deaths of loved ones and his films commonly involve themes of jealousy, deceit and revenge and are romantic thrillers often involving him caught in love triangles.
Deol made his film debut in the 2005 Imtiaz Ali's Socha Na Tha , a romantic comedy where he starred opposite Ayesha Takia.The film garnered mostly positive reviews from critics and was an average grosser at the box-office. Deol's performance in the film was well received. His second film role was 2006's Ahista Ahista . Deol's first 2007 release was the multi-starrer comedy drama Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. which emerged as a box-office success. Deol had two more releases in the year, the crime film Ek Chalis Ki Last Local and the thriller Manorama Six Feet Under . The latter won the Best Film at the Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival in New York City, and Deol won the Best Actor Award.
Ayesha Takia is an Indian former actress who appeared in Bollywood films. She made her film debut in Taarzan: The Wonder Car for which she won the Filmfare Best Debut Award in 2004. Her notable films also include Dor (2006), for which she won the Screen Award for Best Actress (Critics), and Wanted (2009).
Ahista Ahista is a Hindi film starring Abhay Deol, Soha Ali Khan and Shayan Munshi. It was released in August 2006. This film marks the directorial debut of Shivam Nair with a story much closer to the Fyodor Dostoevsky's short story, White Nights, on which an earlier Raj Kapoor film Chhalia was also based. Nair and Imtiaz Ali had earlier directed a telefilm for Star Bestsellers, with the same story.
Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. is a 2007 Indian comedy drama film. It is produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under Excel Entertainment banner and marked the debut of Reema Kagti as a director. The movie has six different parts in it.
Deol's sole release of 2008 was black comedy film Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! . Directed by Dibakar Banerjee, the film had Deol portray a compulsive thief, Lovinder Singh a.k.a. Lucky, and the film's plot follows his exploits.Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! was met with critical acclaim, but suffered heavily because of the timing of its release, a day after the 2008 Mumbai attacks, leading to widespread fear of crowded places.
Deol's breakthrough role came in 2009 when he portrayed the titular character in Anurag Kashyap's 2009 neo-noir film Dev.D , a modern-day adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's classic Bengali romance novel Devdas . The idea behind the film was conceived by Kashyap during a conversation with Deol where the latter spoke about a man frequenting a Los Angeles strip club like a "modern day Devdas".Dev D. received widespread attention for its distinct visual style, experimental soundtrack, and the innovative narrative structure which was unprecedented for any Bollywood film. In a 4 out of 5 star review for Times of India , Nikhat Kazmi deemed Deol's performance in the film as a "class act". Deol appeared alongside Tannishtha Chatterjee in Road, Movie Deol made a cameo appearance for an Item number in the movie Tera Kya Hoga Johnny in 2010. In 2009, Deol launched a production company Forbidden Films, with Junction being the film to be picked up by the banner.
In 2011, Deol starred in Zoya Akhtar's comedy drama road movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara alongside Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif and Kalki Koechlin. The story that follows three friends, who have been inseparable since childhood, had him play the role of Kabir, an architect. They set off to Spain on a bachelor trip for Kabir who is set to be married to Natasha, an interior designer played by Koechlin. ₹1.53 billion (US$21 million) worldwide, surpassing Dhoom 2 in the worldwide gross, becoming the ninth highest worldwide grosser of all time for a Bollywood film, at the time of its release.He trained to be a deep-sea diver for the film which was filmed in Spain. The film opened to critical acclaim and grossed
Deol had two releases in 2012, both of which were political thrillers– Dibakar Banerjee's Shanghai and Prakash Jha's Chakravyuh . In the latter, Deol starred alongside Arjun Rampal as a police informer, but later gets involved in a Naxalite movement ₹200 million (US$2.8 million) in India.. The film received mixed reviews from film critics. Shanghai co-starring Emraan Hashmi and Kalki Koechlin was based on the French novel Z by Vassilis Vassilikos. The film opened to positive reviews and Deol's performance as a bureaucrat/IAS officer garnered much acclaim. Raja Sen of Rediff.com applauded Deol writing that he, " wears his inscrutability thickly and delivers a strong performance". The film was a surprise hit and went on to gross over
Deol has been described by the Indian media as an actor who continuously understands how to play complex characters.He has appeared on the several magazine covers including the Man's World and the Time Out Mumbai, with titles such as "The New Face of Indian Cinema". In 2009, Deol was included in the list of Zoom's "50 Most Desirable Hotties", being placed seventh. Deol learned the Israeli martial art Krav Maga. He has been an outspoken feminist on social media.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2005||Socha Na Tha||Viren Oberoi|
|2006||Ahista Ahista||Ankush Ramdev|
|2007||Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.||Aspi|
|Ek Chalis Ki Last Local||Nilesh Rastogi|
|Manorama Six Feet Under||Satyaveer Singh Randhawa|
|2008||Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!||Lovinder 'Lucky' Singh|
|Tera Kya Hoga Johnny||Himself||Special appearance in song 'Shaher Ki Rani'|
|2011||Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara||Kabir Dewan||Playback singer for the song Señorita|
|2012||Shanghai||T. A. Krishnan|
|2013||Raanjhanaa||Jasjeet Singh Shergil|
|The Lovers||Udaji||English-language film|
|2014||One By Two||Amit Sharma||Also co-producer|
|2016||Happy Bhag Jayegi||Bilal|
|2018||Nanu Ki Jaanu||Nanu|
|The Field||Officer Raghav|
|TBA|| Bounty Hunter ||Announced|
|TBA||Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kadhai||King Vikramaditya||Tamil debut|
|2007||Manorama Six Feet Under||Annual Central European Bollywood Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|Indo-American Arts Council Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|2010||—||BIG Star Entertainment Awards||New Talent of the Decade (Male)||Nominated|
|2012||Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara||Filmfare Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|IIFA Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|4th Mirchi Music Awards||Upcoming Male Vocalist of The Year for "Senorita"||Nominated|
|2014||Raanjhanaa||Producers Guild Film Awards||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Nominated|
Farhan Akhtar is an Indian film director, screenwriter, actor, playback singer, producer, and television host. Born in Mumbai to screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, he grew up under the influence of the Hindi film industry. He began his career in Bollywood by working as an assistant director in Lamhe (1991) and Himalay Putra (1997).
Dev.D is an Indian romantic black comedy drama film released on 6 February 2009. Written and directed by Anurag Kashyap, it is a modern-day take on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's classic Bengali novel Devdas, previously adapted for the screen by P.C. Barua and Bimal Roy and more recently by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Dev.D was embraced by the media, critics and public. The film is set in contemporary Punjab and Delhi, where familial ties are negotiated by the traditions of patriarchy and marriages are reduced to a game of power and "honour".
Kalki Koechlin is an Indian-born French actress and writer, who lives and works in India. Known for her unconventional body of work in the Hindi film industry, she is the recipient of such accolades as a National Film Award, a Filmfare, and two Screen Awards. Koechlin was conferred with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture for her contributions to cinema.
Manjot Singh is an Indian Bollywood actor, best known for his role in films like Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Student Of The Year and Fukrey. He won Filmfare Critics Award for the Best Debut Actor category for his performance in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!. He completed his schooling from Hillwoods Academy.
Dibakar Banerjee is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer and advertisement-filmmaker known for his work in Hindi films. Banerjee started his career in advertising, being a feature filmmaker, he still continues to be an ad-filmmaker. He also runs his own film production company, Dibakar Banerjee Productions.
Alyssa Mendonsa is an Indian playback singer who made her debut in the film Karthik Calling Karthik with the song "Uff Teri Adaa".
The 57th Filmfare Awards were held on 29 January 2012 at Film City, Mumbai honoring the best film of 2011 from the Hindi-language film industry. The ceremony was jointly hosted by Shahrukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor. Incidentally, both of them have hosted the award ceremonies previously but with different co-hosts, hence making it the first time for this pair to host the show.
"Ik Junoon " is a song by composer trio Shankar Ehsaan Loy for the film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. The song was performed by Clinton Cerejo, Vishal Dadlani and Alyssa Mendonsa while the lyrics was penned by Javed Akhtar.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is the soundtrack album to Zoya Akhtar's 2011 Hindi film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara starring Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol and Farhan Akhtar. The film has seven songs and two remixes composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy with lyrics by Javed Akhtar. The album marks the second collaboration of the trio with Zoya Akhtar, and eighth with Excel Entertainment. The music was released on 3 June 2011 by T-Series.
"Señorita" is a song from the 2011 film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. It was composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy and performed by Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol and Spanish singer María del Mar Fernández. The lyrics were penned by Javed Akhtar. The Latino-flavored Spanish flamenco song is about being yourself and having fun.
María del Mar Fernández is a Spanish flamenco singer best known for her rendering of the song "Señorita" from the 2011 hindi film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
Bosco–Caesar is an Indian choreographer duo who work in Bollywood. They are Bosco Martis and Caesar Gonsalves, who have together worked on 200 songs and about 75 films. They run the Bosco Caesar Dance Company in Brampton, Scarborough, Mumbai, Phoolbagan, and Salt Lake in Kolkata.
Katrina Kaif is an English. actress who predominantly appears in Bollywood films. She made her film debut in the 2003 erotic heist film Boom, a box office bomb. She then played the titular princess in the Telugu film Malliswari (2004). Kaif had her first success in Bollywood when she appeared opposite Salman Khan in David Dhawan's romantic comedy Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?. The 2006 musical romance Humko Deewana Kar Gaye saw Kaif pair opposite Akshay Kumar for the first of many films, though the film was a critical and financial failure.
Hrithik Roshan is an Indian actor known for his work in Bollywood films. As a child, he made uncredited appearances in three films directed by his maternal grandfather, J. Om Prakash, the first of which was in Aasha (1980). In 1986, Roshan played the adopted son of Rajinikanth's character in Prakash's crime drama Bhagwaan Dada. Roshan subsequently worked as an assistant director on four films, including Khudgarz (1987) and Karan Arjun (1995), all of which were directed by his father, Rakesh.
The Mirchi Music Award for Upcoming Male Vocalist of The Year, is given yearly by Radio Mirchi as a part of its annual Mirchi Music Awards for Hindi films.
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