Esha Deol -
born November 2, 1982 is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood
films. She is the elder daughter of the famous couple of Bollywood,
Dharmendra and Hema Malini.
Esha is eldest daughter of Dharmendra and Hema Malini. She is the
half-sister of Sunny and Bobby Deol.
Besides working in movies, Esha is an accomplished Bharatanatyam and
Odissi dancer and National Level football player.
She speaks Tamil fluently with her mother Hema Malini and sister Ahana
Esha Deol made her debut with the film, Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe, which
did not do well at the box office. The film also starred Jaya Bachchan,
Aftab Shivdasani and Sanjay Kapoor.
Her performance was noticed, and she won the Lux New Face Award for this
movie. Taran Adarsh from indiaFM noted that, " Esha Deol looks pleasant
and delivers a sincere performance. However, she needs to brush up her
acting skills and get a little more camera-friendly. "
She starred in a number of films over the next two years, but none of
them succeeded. She finally had her first big hit in the form of Dhoom
in 2004. This was followed by a Karan Johar and Shahrukh Khan joint
Her next hit, Boney Kapoor's No Entry was declared the biggest grosser
of 2005. She also had a hit with the action thriller Dus.
Esha played a negative character for the first time in Vikram Bhatt's
Ankahee, co-starring Aftab Shivdasani and Amisha Patel. Joginder Tuteja,
from indiaglitz noted that, " Esha Deol may not really term 'Ankahee' as
the role of her life as a psycho/obsessive/possessive character has been
beaten to death since the time Shahrukh Khan started it all in Darr. But
it is to her credit that she never once let the grip of the narrative
get loose due to any blemish on her part. She may not look the most
glamorous to suit the role of a Miss World but still does reasonably
well to not come as a caricature. "
Esha's portrayal of a notorious and vengeful ghost in Ram Gopal Verma's
Darling (2007) was praised all over and applauded with positive reviews.
Taran Adarsh from indiaFM noted that, " Esha Deol is excellent in a role
that’s nothing short of a challenge. It would’ve boomeranged had it been
entrusted to any inferior actor, but Esha is in terrific form here. This
should be the turning point in her career. "
She is set to star in her mother's next directorial venture with Rekha
and Abhishek Bachchan and also a film in which her mother and her will
be starring together in for the first time.
2002: Filmfare Best Debut Award for Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe
2002: Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer - Female for Koi Mere
Dil Se Poochhe
2003: Bollywood Movie Award - Best Female Debut for Koi Mere Dil Se