New Delhi, July 28 -- Dharam Singh Deol(born 8 December 1935), knownmononymouslyasDharmendra, is an Indian actor, producer, and politician who is best known for his work in Hindi films. He is also known as the "He-Man" ofIndian cinema.

He is among the few actors in world cinema who have over 100 successful movies as a lead actor. In 1997, he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Hindi cinema. One of his most notable roles was in the 1975 filmSholay.

He was a member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India, representing the Bikaner constituency inRajasthanfromBharatiya Janata Party(BJP). In 2012, he was awarded India's third-highest civilian honorPadma Bhushanby theGovernment of India.

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