Dharmendra – A Biography: Not Just a He-Man is out now.
Dharmendra – A Biography: Not Just a He-Man is all set to hit the stands and it’ll also be available on all the e-commerce platforms from 20th of December 2018. The book is eagerly awaited by the fans of the superstar and it is being published by Rupa Publications India, the book is penned by author Rajiv M. Vijayakar. Dharmendra’s starring roles in action films earned him nicknames such as “Action King” and “First He-Man” but he is much more than that, a versatile actor, a gem of a human and ideal family man.
About The Book:
A teacher’s son from the hinterlands of Punjab who dreamt of doing what Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, and Raj Kapoor did on screen and expecting to own ‘a flat and a Fiat’ consequently, has emerged as one of the most loved icons of Hindi cinema.
This ever-humble Jat attributes his hard-earned superstardom and global following to parental blessings, the Power Above and the love of the people. It’s been over fifty-five years of blockbusters like Phool Aur Patthar, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Sholay, Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Pratiggya, Chupke Chupke, and Dharam-Veer, with fabulous performances in many of these and notable productions including Satyakam, Betaab, and Ghayal.
What’s more, this Padma Bhushan awardee has also dabbled sincerely albeit fruitlessly in politics and writes poetry that comes straight from his heart. There may be a million stars, but there can be only one Dharmendra.
About The Author:
Rajiv M. Vijayakar has been an entertainment journalist for over twenty-six years and has twice been National Film Awards Jury member. He is also a consultant at India’s first music-based museum at Bangalore. An authority on Indian films, he is the author of The History of Indian Film Music.
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