In 1954, at the age of 19, Dharmendra got married to Prakash Kaur, his first wife. Dharmendra’s second marriage happened after his blockbuster ‘Sholay’ was lapped up by the public, and the on-screen pair of Veeru and Basanti embraced each other in holy matrimony off screen too. Dharmendra supposedly fell in love with Hema Malini on the sets of ‘Sholay’, despite having done several films before. However, Dharmendra maintained both his marriages, and had to even convert his religion in order to be able to do the same. From his first marriage, Dharmendra has sons Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol – both of whom are recognizable names in the Hindi Film Industry, and daughters Vijeeta and Ajita. From his marriage to Hema Malini, the veteran actor is blessed with daughters Esha Deol – who too, is a known face in the film industry, and Ahana Deol.