Known as the Action King of Bollywood, he acted in the 1997 blockbuster film, Border, and 2001's Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. He has received multiple Filmfare and National Film Awards for his acting.
He rose to popularity with a starring role in the 1983 hit film, Betaab.
He won a National Film Award and a Filmfare Award for his role in the action film Ghayal. He has won several more awards for his contributions to Indian cinema.
His brother Abhay Deol starred in the Bollywood films Shanghai and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, among others.
He starred opposite Ameesha Patel in the acclaimed film, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha.