Happy Birthday veteran actor Dharmendra: The He-Man of the Indian film industry, Dharmendra, turned 82 today (December 8). From being a charming lover to a macho man, Dharmendra has entertained his fans for almost five decades. Dharmendra is the ultimate tough guy. Some call him the He-Man.In 1997, he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Hindi cinema.His starring roles in action films earned him nicknames such as “Action King” and “He-Man”. One of his most notable roles was in Sholay (1975).He has been a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India, representing Bikaner constituency in Rajasthan from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In 2012, he was honored India’s third highest civilian honor Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. On the dashing star’s 82nd birthday today, we look at the many extraordinary roles and performances that Dharmendra had performed in his life.Dharmendra plays a young and unusually handsome prison doctor, brimming with optimism and a desire for honorable consciousness, who falls in love with the prisoner played by the spartan-esque Nutan in Bandini movie (1963). Also he gave a remarkable performance in Sholay, Chupke Chupke (1975), Satyakam (1969) and this list is continued till now also.Talking about his personal life Hema and Dharmendra share a deep bond of love. He and Malini starred together in a number of movies in the early 1970s including the super hit film, Sholay. The couple has two daughters, Esha Deol and Ahana Deol.