Despite being Dharmendra’s nephew and Sunny Deol’s cousin, Abhay Deol’s has gone off the beaten track as far as choosing films is concerned
Abhay Deol is the son of Dharmendra’s younger brother Ajit Singh Deol. His mother’s name is Usha Deol. Abhay’s father Ajit was also an actor, who played small roles in films of the 1970s.
Abhay Deol doesn’t credit his father for his aspiration to enter acting. He revealed he was interested in the medium since participating in theatrical plays during school
Although Abhay Deol may have not achieved box-office success he is counted among Bollywood’s most talented actors
Abhay Deol is known to portray difficult roles with ease
Abhay Deol made his Bollywood foray in 2005 with Imtiaz Ali’s Socha Na Tha
Abhay Deol proved that he was born to be an actor, from his first film itself. He won praise from critics in 2008 for Dibakar Banerjee’s Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, but the films failed to do well at the box-office since it released a day after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks
Abhay Deol first attained success in his Bollywood career with Anurag Kashyap’s 2009 film Dev D
Abhay Deol portrayed a modern and darker version of Devdas in Dev D and underwent tremendous physical changes to suit the role
Abhay Deol teamed up with Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar in Zoya Akhtar’s 2011 directorial Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, which was successful at the box-office. He reunited on-screen with Dev D co-star Kalki Koechlin in the film.