Dharmendra took to micro blogging website and thanked Maharashtra government for respecting him with Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement Award. Vinod Tawde, Minister of cultural affairs announced on Twitter that Dharmendra will be given this award for his outstanding contribution in cinema over a period of five decades. Raj Kapoor awards are Maharashtra’s state honors which are given out yearly to people of film industry who have a valuable contribution in this field. Dharmendra has been acting in films for over 5 decades as he started with black and white films to the time of 3D.
He does not work as frequently but his career span has extended more than Amitabh Bachchan. He was one of the first action hero of Hindi film industry with Dara Singh and excelled in dramatic roles as well. Very good looking man and a brilliant actor rolled into one with incredible screen presence that commands attention of the spectator. At one point of time women use to write letters with their blood to him and constantly ask him to get married. he married twice and dream girl Hema Malini was his second wife as he converted to Islam in order to keep both the wives.
His eldest son Sunny Deol came into films and became one of the biggest superstars of the 90’s. Sunny Deol was a huge name and still work in films though not as frequently. His younger boy Bobby Deol also came up and about in films as a tough guy and enjoyed a form of stardom for around a decade and later almost disappeared from the films only to now come back with ‘Race 3’ also starring Salman Khan. Director Rajkumar Hirani will also be getting Raj Kapoor special contribution awards for his extremely valuable contribution to the field of storytelling as he has made a few classics.
Thank you Government of Maharashtra & Honourable Minister Of Cultural Affairs @TawdeVinod for the prestigious Maharashtra State’s Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement Award. I feel honoured for the love and respect bestowed upon me. Congratulations to the fellow recipients!! 🙏 https://t.co/4Eh8Q2sDve
— Dharmendra Deol (@aapkadharam) April 16, 2018