Happy Birthday Dharmendra: The eternal romantic hero

Movies | | December 8, 2012, 11:30 am
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The actor turns 77 today.

The actor turns 77 today.

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Dharmendra's pairing with Mala Sinha also went onto become a hit.

Dharmendra's pairing with Mala Sinha also went onto become a hit.

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'Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas' from 'Blackmail' turned out to be a blockbuster.

'Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas' from 'Blackmail' turned out to be a blockbuster.

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Dharmendra, who has romanced many actresses on screen, has earned the reputation of being a romantic hero.

Dharmendra, who has romanced many actresses on screen, has earned the reputation of being a romantic hero.

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Dharmendra, who entered Bollywood with 'Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere' in 1960, was considered one of the most handsome heroes.

Dharmendra, who entered Bollywood with 'Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere' in 1960, was considered one of the most handsome heroes.

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Dharmendra's romantic comedy 'Chupke Chupke' was much-appreciated by the audience.

Dharmendra's romantic comedy 'Chupke Chupke' was much-appreciated by the audience.

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The actor went onto cast in romantic movies till 1974.

The actor went onto cast in romantic movies till 1974.

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From 'Mera Gaon Mera Desh' to 'Aaye Din Bahar Ke', the actor also did many films with Asha Parekh.

From 'Mera Gaon Mera Desh' to 'Aaye Din Bahar Ke', the actor also did many films with Asha Parekh.

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Dharmendra, who did many films with Hema Malini, fell for the actress on the sets of 'Sholay'. The two later married each other.

Dharmendra, who did many films with Hema Malini, fell for the actress on the sets of 'Sholay'. The two later married each other.

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Dharmendra went onto do innumerable films with Sharmila Tagore.

Dharmendra went onto do innumerable films with Sharmila Tagore.

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The actor went onto win his first Filmfare Award in 1997.

The actor went onto win his first Filmfare Award in 1997.

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Dharmendra worked in innumerable films over a career span of five decades.

Dharmendra worked in innumerable films over a career span of five decades.