Profession: Actor, Producer
Brothers of Abhay Deol
Ajit Singh Deol
Cousins of Abhay Deol
Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Esha Deol, Ahana Deol, Ajeita Deol, Vijeta Deol
Father of Abhay Deol
Late Ajit Singh Deol (Filmmaker, Actor)
Mother of Abhay Deol
Affairs/Girlfriends of Abhay Deol
Preeti Desai (Model, Actress)
Favourite Actors of Abhay Deol
Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan
Favourite Actress of Abhay Deol
Favourite Colour of Abhay Deol
Favourite Destination of Abhay Deol
New York, Mediterranean sea, Thailand
Favourite Director of Abhay Deol
Favourite Film of Abhay Deol
Hollywood: Bicycle Thieves (1948, Italian), Dr Strangelove (1964), Brazil (1985), Children of Heaven (1997), Star Wars
Favourite Food of Abhay Deol
Thai, Chinese cuisine, Tiramisu, Kaju barfi, Gulab jamun, Muffin
Favourite Restaurant of Abhay Deol
Blue Frog in Mumbai
Favourite Sport of Abhay Deol
Controversies of Abhay Deol
He was not happy about being part of 'Aisha' (2010), also starring Sonam Kapoor. According to him, the film derailed from its path and had more to do with clothes than acting.
On the eve of the Screen Awards 2014, Abhay attended the event with a black eye. He showed it as a sign of protest against music label 'T-Series' for not releasing the music of his film 'One By Two.' He posted about it on his facebook account that he has since decided to take a stand against the practice of signing certain contracts that he claims may damage remuneration of singers and music composers.
In April 2017, he criticized some of the Bollywood actors for endorsing fairness creams with series of Facebook posts, including Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Balan, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra, Shahid Kapoor, etc. In response to it, Sonam Kapoor, had an online spat with Abhay, reminding him that his cousin Esha Deol had also done a similar ad.
Information about Abhay Deol
Abhay is the paternal nephew of Dharmendra and cousin of Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol.
He got the nickname 'Dimpy' due to his dimples.
His long time girlfriend Preeti Desai was the Miss Great Britain 2006.
Initially, he had 4 professions in mind: acting, painting, philosophy and journalism. He chose acting as he was involved in theatre in school.
He played the role of a thief in the film 'Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!', but in real life, he became a victim of a major thievery in real life as in September 2013 his SUV car, Mitsubishi Pajero, was stolen from a residential area in Santa Cruz, Mumbai.
In 2014, he faced financial crisis after his maiden production film 'One By Two' performed poorly at the box-office. As a result, he had to mortgage his Juhu flat worth INR 2-4 crore to take care of his financial troubles.
Does Abhay Deol smoke?: Yes
He won the Best Actor Award at the Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival in New York for his role in 'Manorama Six Feet Under' (2007).
Does Abhay Deol drink alcohol?: Yes
His debut 'Socha Na Tha' (2005) was produced by his uncle Dharmendra, and was the directorial debut film of Imtiaz Ali. Though the film was critically acclaimed, it did not do well at the box office.
He got training in deep-sea diving for his role in the film 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' (2011).
In 2007, he tasted his first Bollywood success with the multi-star cast film 'Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.'
He has a production house, 'Forbidden Films'.
He spent his childhood in a joint family and was so close to Dharmendra that he grew up calling his parents, Ajit Uncle and Usha Aunty.
He is scared of Cockroaches.
He was on the cover of Man's World and Time Out Mumbai, with heading 'Fresh Face of Indian Movies.'
His first solo hit was 'Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!' (2008) which became extremely popular.