Happy Birthday Sunny Deol: The actor-turned-politician is celebrating his 63rd birthday on Saturday. The actor, director, producer, politician, and Gurdaspur MP is a cinematic legend. The sensation created by the hand-pump scene from his iconic film, Gadar – Ek Prem Katha, is unmatched. Sunny Deol has won two National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards.
He made his debut in the film, Betaab (1982) opposite fellow debutante Amrita Singh, for which he was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actor award. He was at the peak of his career in 1990 when he won the Filmfare award for Best Actor and the National Film Award for the film, Ghayal.
His portrayal of a lawyer in the film, Damini (1993), earned him the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. His film, Gadar – Ek Prem Katha (2001) was the highest-grosser at the time of its release. He also bagged the Filmfare Best Actor Award nomination for the film.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, Sunny Deol contested from Gurdaspur on the BJP ticket. He defeated Congress candidate Sunil Jhakhar.