They are often portrayed as wise-cracking buffoons but they are also cinema's bravest men, loyal citizens and fearless soldiers. The sons of sardaars of Bollywood.
Amitabh Bachchan played an army officer in Major Saab.
Sunny Deol is the angry sardar Tara Singh in Anil Sharma's Gaddar.
Ajay Devgn has played a Sardar before in The Legend Of Bhagat Singh. He is back as a Sikh again in his upcoming film Son of Sardaar with Sonakshi Sinha.
Anupan Kher played the role of a sardar in Tanuja Chandra's Hope and Little Sugar. This is a still from the film.
Rocket Singh - Salesman of the Year had Ranbir Kapoor dressed up as a sardar. It was directed by Shimit Amin and produced by Aditya Chopra.
Kunal Kapur plays a Sikh Air force Pilot in Govind Nihalini's Vijeta.
The Deol team of Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby stirred up a laugh riot in 'Yamla Pagla Deewana'.
In the 2008 Hindi film Heroes directed by Samir Karnik, Salman Khan played the role of Balkar Singh.
Akshay Kumar totally rocked Singh is Kingg as the turbaned Sikh.
You remember Lucky Singh of Lage Raho Munna Bhai? Boman Irani endeared himself to his fans playing the sardar locked in a battle of will with Munna Bhai Sanjay Dutt.
Saif Ali Khan's 'Love Aaj Kal' created a stir within the Sikh community. It was directed by Imtiaz Ali.
Sunny Deol again dons the role of a sardar in Jo Bole So Nihaal, a 2005 film directed by Rahul Rawail.
Sarhad Paar tells the story of Major Ranjeet Singh played by Sanjay Dutt.
The film '23rd March 1931: Shaheed' was directed by Guddu Dhanoa and starred Bobby Deol as Bhagat Singh.
Amitabh Bachchan played a Sikh in Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyon.
In the 1997 film Border, Sunny Deol played a Sikh Army officer.