Abhay Deol

Abhay Deol (born 15 March, 1976, India) is an Indian film actor.

Family background

Abhay is the son of producer and director Ajit Deol. His paternal uncle is famous veteran actor Dharmendra and his cousins are actors Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and actress Esha Deol.


Abhay Deol said in an interview with Rediff that he didn't get into acting because of his famous uncle and his cousins but that he was involved in theatre in school. "At 18, I decided to take the plunge. It took me 10 years because I didn't want to leave my education to get into films.

He made his film debut in the 2005 film Socha Na Tha which was produced by his uncle. The film got him good reviews for his performance but it did not well at the box office. His second film was Ahista Ahista in 2006 which was also a box office flop but also got him good critical reviews. His first 2007 release was Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. which has a multi starcast and has emerged to be his first major box office success. His second 2007 release was Ek Chalis Ki Last Local which did average business at select multiplexes. His third film in 2007 Manorama Six Feet Under released on September 21, 2007 and was a disaster at the box office


  • In an interview, he said he had four professions in mind: acting, painting, philosophy and journalism. He chose acting.
  • He says he likes Iranian films because "they make something magical out of the simplest subjects."
  • All of the films he has starred in have been helmed by debutante directors.


Year Title Role Other notes
2008 Dev D Dev In production
2008 Meridian Vijay In production
2007 Manorama Six Feet Under Satyaveer
2007 Ek Chalis Ki Last Local Nilesh
2007 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. Aspi
2006 Ahista Ahista Ankush
2005 Socha Na Tha Viren

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