Dharmendra and Hema Malini met for the first time when they were shooting for the film Tum Haseen Main Jawan, and they both were playing leading roles in the movie, and reportedly they both fell in love during the shoot of the movie.

At that time Dharmendra was married to Prakash Kaur with whom he has sons Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol. The actor converted to Islam in 1979 to marry Hema Malini as per Times of India, so that he could marry Hema Malini and be allowed to have two wives, and to legitimize his second Marriage which he couldn’t do as a Hindu man.

They both tied the knot in 1980. The duo have two children together Esha Deol and Ahana Deol. According to Indian media, Dharmendra changed his name to Dilawar Khan and Hema changed her name to Aisha.


The iconic reel and real life pair has never discussed their conversion in media.

Dharmendra wished a fan Eid Mubarak in 2020 on his twitter account.