Articles about Abhay Deol

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.

'English Vinglish' to 'Queen': 5 movies that should have sequel

09 Jan 2022

'English Vinglish' to 'Queen': 5 movies that should have sequel

Bollywood has churned out many interesting films, but sometimes, the climaxes of these movies have an open ending, like in Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Photograph.

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

14 Dec 2021

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

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

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

24 Nov 2021

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

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

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

06 Feb 2021

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.

Priyanka and other film stars celebrate Joe Biden-Kamala Harris's victory

08 Nov 2020

Priyanka and other film stars celebrate Joe Biden-Kamala Harris's victory

Many stars from the Indian film fraternity congratulated the United States President-elect Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris for winning the US elections.

Swara, Taapsee react to Kangana's 'B-grade actors' comment

20 Jul 2020

Swara, Taapsee react to Kangana's 'B-grade actors' comment

Not unusually so, actor Kangana Ranaut recently called out the film industry's rampant nepotism, favoritism, and hypocrisy in light of actor Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic death.

Find me better actors than Ranbir, Alia: Balki on nepotism

17 Jul 2020

Find me better actors than Ranbir, Alia: Balki on nepotism

The debate around nepotism in the film fraternity remains fueled ever since actor Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic demise last month.

Sharmila Tagore's son Saif claims he is a "nepotism victim"

02 Jul 2020

Sharmila Tagore's son Saif claims he is a "nepotism victim"

In the aftermath of actor Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic demise, many celebrities (read star kids) are coming forward to clarify their stance on privilege and nepotism in the industry.

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

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.

Boycotted awards because I was nominated as supporting actor: Abhay

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.

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

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.

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

16 Feb 2019

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.

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

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.

On AbRam's 5th birthday, mom Gauri has the adorable wish

27 May 2018

On AbRam's 5th birthday, mom Gauri has the adorable wish

Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan's youngest child AbRam Khan is growing up in front of our eyes.

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

26 May 2018

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.

I was a reluctant actor, says Abhay Deol

03 Apr 2018

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.

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

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.

Wanted drug peddler is "friends" with top Bollywood actors

13 Dec 2017

Wanted drug peddler is "friends" with top Bollywood actors

Since his arrest four days ago, top drug peddler Bakul Chandaria has apparently made some confessions to Mumbai Police.

Real life criminals who inspired Bollywood cinema time and again

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.

Real life criminals who inspired Bollywood cinema time and again

17 Aug 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.

France bans thin fashion models to promote body positivity

07 May 2017

France bans thin fashion models to promote body positivity

Traditionally fashion models have always been shown as impeccable, without any blemishes, sporting a waif-like figure on the ramp or in print campaigns, setting impossible standards.

ASCI guidelines to prevent companies from making exaggerated claims

15 Apr 2017

ASCI guidelines to prevent companies from making exaggerated claims

Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) in a welcome move has issued a series of guidelines to finally prevent the exaggerated claims made by the companies in their ads.