Sunny deol, born as ajay singh deol, is the elder son of superstar dharmendra and his first wife prakash kaur. He was born on 19th october, 1961 in new delhi, india. He has a younger brother bobby deol, who is also an actor. He had two sisters vijeeta and ajeeta, who live in the us.
He had two halfsisters, esha deol and ahana deol, daughters of his father second wife hema malini. His cousin abhay deol is also currently an actor. Sunny deol is married to pooja deol, and they two sons, rajvir and ranvir, which are incidentally the names he chose for himself and bobby deol in his directorial debut dillagi (1999).
Sunny went to england to study acting. He studied theatre and acting at the old web theater in birmingham, england. Sunny deol made his acting debut with betaab in 1983. The film was directed by rahul rawail. Sunny heroine in the film was amrita singh.
It was a love story revolving around a poor, young, humongous and romantic boy sunny, and rich spoilt brat girl roma. The film also starred shammi kapoor and nirupa roy. It was one of the biggest hits of 1983.
In 1984, sunny deol acted in three films, sunny, sohni mahiwal and manzil manzil. In sunny (1984), sunny was seen opposite amrita singh. The film also starred his father dharmendra, sharmila tagore and waheeda rehman.
In sohni mahiwal (1984), sunny deol was seen alongside poonam dhillon. It was based on one of the four tragic love stories of sindh and punjab in pakistan. In manzil manzil (1984), sunny was paired opposite dimple kapadia.
The film also starred prem chopra, danny denzongpa and kulbhushan kharbanda.Sunny deol will be seen in yamla pagala deewana, which is slated to release in december 2010. The film is directed by samir karnik. The film also stars his father dharmendra and brother bobby deol.
Sunny has directed the film dillagi (1999), starring himself, bobby deol and urmila matondkar. Sunny deol has won two national awards. He won the national film awardspecial jury award for ghayal (1990). He won the national award for best supporting actor, for damini (1993).
Sunny has won two filmfare awards. In 1991, sunny won the filmfare award for best actor for ghayal (1990). In 1994, sunny won the filmfare best supporting actor award for damini (1993). In 1983, sunny was nominated for filmfare best actor award for betaab (1983).
In 1997, sunny was nominated for filmfare best actor award for ghatak (1996) in 1998 sunny was nominated for filmfare best actor award for border (1997). In 2002, sunny was nominated for filmfare best actor award for gadar: ek prem katha (2001).