Veteran actor Dharmendra has turned a year older today. He is one of the most celebrated stars in the history of Hindi cinema. From romancing beautiful ladies on the silver screen to bashing up villains, he did it all with perfection. He continues to rule million hearts even now. The actor made his Bollywood debut with Arjun Hingorani’s Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere in 1960. He then went on to feature in many romantic movies and established himself as a charmer in the era dominated by legends like Dev Anand and Dilip Kumar.

In 1966, people got to see the Jat image of the actor as he showcased his action avatar for the first time.  Dharmendra delivered successful films like Dharam Veer, Charas, Dharm Aur Qanoon and many more.

He worked with veteran actress Hema Malini in films like Seeta Aur Geeta, Sharafat and Sholay. It was being said that both of them fell in love during this time. They eventually got married. In her autobiography, Beyond the Dream Girl, the actress herself revealed, “I liked him. I couldn’t deny that he was attractive and strong and there was an air of serenity about him. I tried turning away from him. But I couldn’t. There was something inherently good about him.”

He carved his niche as a versatile actor. He played sensitive characters in films Satyakam, Anupamaand Khamoshi.

There is no denying the fact that he is the pride of Hindi cinema and will continue to inspire many who come to the city with the dream to make it big in the industry.

On his 83th birthday, have a look at some of his evergreen songs:

Aaj Mausam Bada Beimaan Hai