By Khushi Pal
Published Dec 08, 2023

Hindustan Times

Dharmendra birthday special: Revisiting actor's 10 best roles

Veteran actor Dharmendra is celebrating his 88th birthday on December 8, 2023. Here is a look at his 10 memorable roles.

The played the character of prison-doctor in this love-triangle featuring him alongside Nutan and Ashok Kumar.

Bandini (1964)

He essayed the role of war hero Captain Bahadur Singh in Chetan Anand's film based on the backdrop of the 1962 Sino-Indian War.

Haqeeqat (1964)

He played a poet in this coming-of-age drama by filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee which stars him opposite Sharnila Tagore.

Anupama (1966)

He won a National Film Award for his strong performance in this Hrishikesh Mukherjee directorial which also starred Sharmilla Tagore.

Satyakam (1969)

He reunited with filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee for this blockbuster comedy-drama and featured alongside a stellar cast comprising Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan and Sharmila Tagore. 

Chupke Chupke (1975)

One of his iconic roles, Dharmendra essayed the role of Veeru and shared screen space with Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan and Sanjeev Kumar, among others in Ramesh Sippy's classic action film.

Sholay (1975)

The actor donned the uniform of a cop in this revenge-drama by Dulal Guha which also starred Hema Malini and Ajit Khan.

Pratiggya (1975)

He had a hit chemistry with Hema Malini in this romantic drama helmed by Basu Chatterjee.

Dillagi (1978)

He played a prominent role in filmmaker Ravi Chopra's hit action-thriller film which also starred Vinod Khanna, Jeetendra and Hema Malini.

The Burning Train (1980)

His comeback role in Karan Johar's romantic drama saw him opposite Shabana Azmi. 

Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani (2023)