Dharmendra Net Worth

Dharmendra is a noted Indian actor who enjoys a net worth of $70 million. Born in Punjab, Dharmendra is very popular across India for his immense contribution to Indian cinema. At one point of time he was the most popular actor in Bollywood and was known as the original action hero of Bollywood. He has appeared in more than 247 Hindi movies and is still active today. Nowadays one can only see him essaying character roles. 

In the early days of his career Dharmendra was usually cast in women oriented films as a romantic hero. He found early success with films like Bandini (1963), Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya (1966) and Phool aur Paththar (1966). His first blockbuster film was Phool aur Patthar which was also his 1st action film. However, he established himself as an action hero only in 1971 with ‘Mera Gaon Mera Desh’.  His most famous film, till date, is Sholay which was released in 1975. 

Dharmendra has been very active in politics also. In the 2004 general election he was elected as an MP on a BJP ticket. He had converted to Islam in 1979 to keep alive both his marriages – to Parkash Kaur & Hema Malini, popular Hindi film actress. He has 6 children from his marriages – 2 sons and 4 daughters. 

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