Bobby Deol is one of the most bankable actors of Bollywood. He made his debut in 1995 with ‘Barsaat’ and became an overnight sensation. In a career spanning almost three decades, he has explored various genres, played the role of a protagonist as well as antagonist, and also featured in supporting cast.
From stardom to downfall and to making a successful comeback, Deol’s journey in the industry has been eventful.
Let’s take a quick look at his career graph.
Bobby Deol’s first Bollywood film, Rajkumar Santoshi’s ‘Barsaat’, released in 1995 and he managed to charm the audience with his expressive eyes and signature long hair.
He then went on to explore other genres and starred in various films like ‘Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya’ (1997), ‘Kareeb’ (1998), ‘Gupt: The Hidden Truth’ (1997), ‘Soldier’ (1998), ‘Ajnabee’ (2001), ‘Humraaz’ (2002) and ‘Naqaab’ (2007).
From being Sahil Sinha, the son who’s a prime suspect in his father’s murder in ‘Gupt’ or Raj Malhotra, who is conned and wrongly framed for a murder in ‘Ajnabee’ (2001), the actor’s performances were received well. His romantic and thriller films were quite successful.
Bobby Deol’s collaborations with father, veteran actor Dharmendra, and brother, Sunny Deol, have also done wonders with the audience. As a child, he played his father’s younger version in ‘Dharam Veer’ (1977) and worked alongside Sunny in ‘Dillagi’ (1999).
The father and sons worked together for the first time in the 2011 film Apne and then the comedy series ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’.
After being a significant star in the 1990s and the early 2000s, by the time 2010s rolled in, Bobby Deol disappeared from the limelight. His career started going downhill and his efforts of revival fell through.
During this phase, he turned to drinking and even tried his hand DJing.
In 2017, Bobby Deol returned with ‘Poster Boys’, followed by ‘Race 3’ (2018) and ‘Housefull 4’ (2019)
Bobby found a second wind in his career courtesy the streaming platforms.
He entered the OTT space with ‘Class of ‘83’, directed Atul Sabharwal.
He played a no-nonsense dean, cop Vijay Singh. Then came Prakash Jha’s ‘Aashram’, where the actor portrayed the role of conman preacher Baba Nirala. His performance in the series received immense praise. Overwhelmed with the response around ‘Aashram’,
Bobby took to social media and worte. ‘#Aashram presented me with an opportunity to explore the unexplored ... never thought that such a negative role will get me such positive response…’
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