"Good morning! Dharamji's bday today (Monday) & my thoughts are all with him as he is shooting in Punjab I am travelling to Delhi to attend Parl today (Monday)," Hema Malini, his wife, tweeted.
"I must thank all his numerous fans from all over the world who have been sendg best wishes for their hero's bday to both of us. Thank u all," added the actress and politician.
In his over five decade-long movie career, Dharmendra has worked with his wife in hits like Seeta Aur Geeta, Sholay and Dream Girl. But people have forgotten about his first family, his first wife and the four kids he had with her.
So on his 79th birthday, here are some rare, unseen pictures of Dharmendra with his first wife, Prakash Kaur and four kids, Vijeta, Ajeeta, Sunny and Bobby.
Dharmendra with his first wife, Prakash Kaur and four kids, Vijeta, Ajeeta, Bobby and Sunny Deol.
Dharmendra with Bobby and wife Prakash performing a Pooja.
Dharmendra with his eldest kids, Vijeta and Sunny and also his wife, Prakash Kaur.
Grown Up Sunny
This was at a time when Sunny Deol was entering Bollywood industry and making his debut in films as the lead hero.
Yet Another Pic
Yet another picture of grown up Sunny with the family at the time of his debut in Bollywood.
Dharmendra with the kids from the industry including young Abhishek Bachchan.
This is a collage of pics of Dharmendra with his kids, from Sunny to Esha.
Dharmendra with his four kids and wife, yet another family picture taken before his marriage to Hema Malini.
This unseen picture is of Esha Deol with papa Dharmendra.
Daddy's favourite, Bobby Deol is seen posing for a picture along with his father Dharmendra.