Birth date: 24th January
"His was scheduled to be Bollywood's most well designed launch ever. Papa Dharmendra and big brother Sunny did everything they could to ensure that Bobby Deol announced his arrival in style. Several girls were screen-tested to play the lead opposite this stunning star son, before Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia's daughter Twinkle, became the chosen one.
None other than Shekhar Kapur was assigned the task of making the young Deol's entry into films a memorable one. But long before the film could be completed, Kapur walked out of the project and Rajkumar Santoshi (who had earlier turned around Sunny's career with 'Ghayal' (1990)) took over. Finally, when 'Barsaat' (earlier titled 'Badal') hit the screen in 1995, the tall expectations and much anticipation built around it couldn't ensure a rousing welcome at the ticket window.
Although the film proved to be an average grosser, Bobby's dreamy eyes, stylish curls and cute dimples turned on the magic. And overnight, this star-son became hot property.
However, his next release 'Gupt' (1997), came nearly two years after 'Barsaat'. This murder mystery proved to be a huge hit and pushed the star's stock skywards. It was no mean feat for a solo hero big-budget venture that vested a lot of faith in Bobby's star appeal."
There is a lot more to Bobby's tale at the link above. I'd suggest reading the whole piece, as Mr. Deol's career has been a lot more interesting than I thought.
Bobby and I have an interesting past. So far, every film of his I've seen has cast him as a hot-tempered violent young man that always manages to get the girl despite ruining her life. After reading the article above, I have decided to check out some of his other movies in the hopes that his trend does not continue.
However, if you like short-tempered young men that enjoy punching people, you could do a lot worse!