Abhay Deol: News

Abhay Singh Deol is an Indian actor and producer born on March 15, 1976, and the nephew of veteran Bollywood actor Dharmendra. He made his onscreen debut with Imtiaz Ali's rom-com named 'Socha Na Tha' in 2005. His performance in the 2007 film 'Manorama Six Feet Under' earned him the Best Actor Award at the Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival. Deol is also the owner of the production company named Forbidden Films, which was established in 2009. He is a strong supporter of Indian parallel cinema and is often portrayed as a nonconformist or an unconventional actor by Indian media. He's known for portraying complex characters onscreen, and his breakthrough role came in 2009 with the lead role of Dev in the black comedy 'Dev.D'. Also, his performance in Zoya Akhtar's 2011 film 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' earned him a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Deol was also featured on the list of 'Zoom's "50 Most Desirable Hotties" in 2009. Some of his major films include 'Chakravyuh', 'Raanjhanaa', 'Road, Movie', and 'Shanghai', among others.

11 Jun 2024

Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap fires back at Abhay Deol's 'Dev.D' criticism

Renowned filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has addressed actor Abhay Deol's recent critique of their joint venture, Dev.D.

15 Mar 2024

Happy Birthday

Revisit Abhay Deol's quirky, character-driven roles on his birthday

Not a Khan, Kapoor, or Kumar, but undeniably a force in Indian cinema—Abhay Deol stands as a testament to the power of talent beyond the mainstream.

10 Jan 2024

Happy Birthday

Kalki Kanmani's birthday special: Celebrating actor's rule-breaking roles in Bollywood

Born in Pondicherry to French parents, Kalki Kanmani has gone through a long journey of gaining acceptance from audiences regarding her "Indianness."

11 Dec 2023


'Gadar 2,' 'RRKPK,' 'Animal': Charting Deol family's blockbuster 2023

If there is one family in Bollywood that has not one but numerous reasons to celebrate this year, it is the Deol family.

16 Nov 2023

Bollywood Life

Imran Khan-Lekha Washington enjoy evening with Anoushka Shankar, Abhay Deol

Crossovers are always exciting. When celebrities from various walks of life come together for an evening filled with revelry and fun, it sparks curiosity among fans.

04 Nov 2023

Zeenat Aman

Here's when Abhay Deol-Zeenat Aman-Shabana Azmi's 'Bun Tikki' starts rolling

Bun Tikki, headlined by Abhay Deol, Zeenat Aman, and Shabana Azmi, has been in the news for the past few months thanks to its cast and intriguing title.

01 Sep 2023


Manish Malhotra unveils banner, Stage5 Production; Bollywood showers wishes

Fashion designer Manish Malhotra announced the launch of his new production house, Stage5 Production on Instagram.

22 Jun 2023


Reminiscing 'Raanjhanaa' as Dhanush announces 'Tere Ishk Mein'

On the occasion of 10 years of Raanjhanaa, director Aanand L Rai announced his upcoming film Tere Ishk Mein starring the quintessential superstar and his frequent collaborator Dhanush.

15 Mar 2023

Bollywood Films

Happy birthday, Abhay Deol! Decoding 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara's Kabir

Abhay Deol is one of those actors who has been doing content-oriented cinema for ages. Deol has an enigmatic personality and that is what attracts his fans. Back in 2011, he starred in Zoya Akhtar's ensemble travel film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and that film is etched in our hearts to date.

30 Jan 2023


Anurag Kashyap recalls refusing to speak with Sushant Singh Rajput

Anurag Kashyap, who is currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabba, confessed to getting pangs of guilt for refusing to speak to Sushant Singh Rajput about a project in a recent interview.

23 Jan 2023


Reminiscing 'Dev.D' amid Anurag Kashyap-Abhay Deol's verbal spat

The quarrel between director Anurag Kashyap and actor Abhay Deol has been making rounds on the internet. This goes back to Kashyap's 2020 interview when he remarked that working with Deol in Dev.D was "painful."

14 Dec 2022


Abhay Deol-starrer Netflix series 'Trial By Fire' gets premiere date

Netflix's limited series Trial By Fire based on the 1997 Uphaar Cinema fire that had claimed several lives, will start streaming on the OTT platform on January 13.

14 Dec 2021

Mouni Roy

'Velle' review: Decent performances, picks up pace in second half

Abhay Deol, Mouni Roy, and Karan Deol starrer Velle was released over the weekend.

24 Nov 2021

Ajay Devgn

'Velle' album review: The tracks will surely appeal to youngsters

Ahead of its December release, makers of Velle dropped its jukebox recently online.

06 Feb 2021

Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap's 'Dev.D' turns 12: Some lesser-known facts

When the task at hand is to adapt a classic like Devdas for modern-day sensibilities, trust the maverick Anurag Kashyap to take the challenge and master it.

30 Jun 2020


Farhan slams Abhay for take on 'ZNMD' and award shows

Recently, Abhay Deol expressed his disappointment with Bollywood award shows, revealing that he and co-star Farhan Akhtar were "demoted" to "Supporting Actors" for Zoya Akhtar's 2011 movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, a tale of three friends.

19 Jun 2020


Boycotted awards because I was nominated as supporting actor: Abhay

Abhay Deol, who has a reputation for calling a spade a spade, has once again taken a dig at how the movie business works.

02 Jun 2019


#Review: 'Chopsticks' is a mediocre film, neither funny nor serious

What happens when a young girl, a mysterious con man, and a goat-loving goon indulge in a cat-and-mouse chase to retrieve a stolen car? Shit just 'goat' real.

16 Feb 2019

Alia Bhatt

Zoya Akhtar to make 'ZNMD' sequel, but conditions apply!

It's been seven years since the release of Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and the movie continues to be one of the evergreen favorites.

12 Nov 2018


'Narcos: Mexico' stars Micheal Pena, Diego Luna meet 'Sacred-Games' team

It was an iconic off-screen crossover of two of Netflix's popular series when 'Narcos: Mexico' stars Michael Pena and Diego Luna met the full cast of 'Sacred Games' yesterday, including Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, showrunner Vikramaditya Motwane, directors Anurag Kashyap and Neeraj Ghaywan and writer Varun Grover.

26 May 2018

Shah Rukh Khan

Model Sushrii Shreya Mishraa set to debut with SRK's 'Zero'

The latest addition to the star-studded cast of Shah Rukh Khan starrer 'Zero' is Miss United Continents 2015 runner-up Sushrii Shreya Mishraa.

03 Apr 2018

Anurag Kashyap

I was a reluctant actor, says Abhay Deol

Abhay Deol was determined to create his own identity when he made his debut over a decade ago but coming from a film family, the actor says he was conflicted about fame.

12 Jan 2018


Here's why Sushant Singh Rajput rejected Rs. 15 crore

Recently, actor Sushant Singh Rajput was approached by a fairness brand to endorse their product. The endorsement, according to Mid-Day, would have fetched him a whopping Rs. 15 crore.

04 Sep 2017


Real life criminals who inspired Bollywood cinema time and again

Often filmmakers take inspirations from colorful personalities in real life to weave magic on the silver screen.