Animal star Bobby Deol turns 55

Actor Bobby Deol, who made a strong return to the big screen with his impactful role in 2023 Box Office rocker Animal, turned 55 on Saturday (January 27, 2024).

Bobby responded to his heartwarming wish and posted in the comment section: "Love you Bhaiya you are my everything."
Bobby Deol turns 55. Photo Courtesy: Bobby Deol Instagram page

Brother and actor Sunny Deol was quick in greeting him with an emotional Instagram post where he wrote: “Happy Birthday My Lil #LordBobby.”

Bobby responded to his heartwarming wish and posted in the comment section: “Love you Bhaiya you are my everything.”

Bobby played the key antagonist, Abrar Haque, in Ranbir Kapoor’s last released movie, Animal, which was directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga.

Fans appreciated his performance in the movie, specifically his entry scene where he could be seen dancing to the Iranian track Jamal Kudu.

Not only the song, Bobby’s dance moves and expressions went viral and became the talk of the town last month.

Bobby’s strong entry in Bollywood in 90s with Barsaat and Gupt: The Hidden Truth

Long-haired and dreamy-eyed Bobby Deol, who is the younger son of veteran actor Dharmendra, made his Bollywood debut in Barsaat (1995).

Bobby won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for Barsaat, which also marked the silverscreen debut of Twinkle Khanna.

He established himself as a lead with the top-grossing films Gupt (1997), Soldier (1998), Badal (2000), Bichhoo (2000), Ajnabee (2001), and Humraaz (2002).

Slow growth in career

After his powerful debut and initial run at the box-office, Bobby Deol’s career suffered a major jolt in the upcoming years, where he appeared in multi starrers like Apne (2007), Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011), Race 3 (2018) and Housefull 4 (2019).

Return of Lord Bobby

Bobby, however, made an equally eventful comeback on the OTT platform with digital ventures like Class of ’83 (2020), Aashram (2020–present).

2023 marked his major return to the big screen with Animal.

A busy time ahead

Bobby will next be seen in Tamil fantasy movie Kanguva.

Directed by Siva and produced by K E Gnanavel Raja, V Vamsi Krishna Reddy and Pramod Uppalapati, under the banners of Studio Green and UV Creations, the film stars Suriya in six roles, leading an ensemble cast that includes Disha Patani and Bobby Deol, alongside Natarajan Subramaniam, Jagapathi Babu, Yogi Babu, Redin Kingsley, Kovai Sarala, Anandaraj, Ravi Raghavendra, K S Ravikumar and B S Avinash.

Makers of the movie released a poster of Bobby Deol from the movie on Saturday.

The movie will also mark Bobby’s Tamil film debut.