Actor Dharam Singh Deol or as he’s more popularly known Dharmendra is one of the best-known actors of the 960s, the 70s and 80s. Dharmendra’s most memorable role came as Veeru in 1975’s Sholay. While Dharmendra may not be quite as active in commercial cinema these days, the younger generation of Deols, Sunny, Bobby, Esha and Abhay can still be seen in Bollywood flicks from time to time.
Dharmendra’s wife and former actress Hema Malini is now an active politician and a member of Parliament. In this post, we’ll take a look at all 13 SUVs owned by Dharmendra and his family.
Land Rover Range Rover
Dharmendra’s favourite SUV seems to be this Range Rover SUV. The actor has been spotted using the older-generation British SUV on many an occasion. Range Rovers are some of the most luxurious and capable SUVs around. This makes the fact that the veteran actor’s family owns quite a few SUVs from the British marque.
Range Rover Evoque
The Range Rover Evoque is said to be a gift from Sunny Deol to his father. However, this SUV has been seen mostly being used by Sunny’s children. The Evoque is the smallest Range Rover model currently sold in India and Land Rover recently revealed the second-generation version of this premium SUV that doesn’t mind going off-road.
Mercedes ML Class
Actress and active politician Hema Malini is Dharmendra’s second wife. The Member of Parliament for the Mathura Lok Sabha seat owns a few SUVs including the ML-Class from Mercedes Benz that can be seen above. Mercedes may have replaced the ML-Class with the current GLE-Class, but the current SUV still is a favourite among those in the higher echelons of society for its comfortable cabin, a robust and powerful engine and decent off-roading ability and of course that three-pointed star badge.
Hyundai Santa Fe
The Hyundai Santa Fe owned by Hema Malini is easily the most affordable SUV in the Deol Family garages. This South Korean SUV is the MP’s daily driver and is one of the most luxurious models to have been sold by Hyundai in India. The Santa Fe draws power from a turbodiesel engine and comes packed with a host of features.
This Audi Q5 was mostly by the actress on the campaign trail for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of which she is a member. This black Q5 is an older-gen model of the SUV, which in its present guise is still one of the most popular SUVs sold by Audi.
Range Rover Autobiography
The eldest son of Dharmendra, actor Sunny Deol is a household name in the homes of Bollywood movie fans thanks to his iconic roles in Ghayal, Border and Gadar. Sunny Deol’s SUV of choice is the Range Rover Autobiography. The Autobiography is the absolute top-spec model from Range Rover owners looking for the best in luxury and performance. Sunny Deol also owns a high-end luxury German sedan.
Range Rover Sport
The most recent addition to Bobby Deol (the younger of the Deol brothers) is the 2017 Range Rover Sport. The current diesel version of the Range Rover Sport introduced in April this year is powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine that produces 255 Bhp and 600 Nm of torque. Prices for the new version of the Range Rover Sport which is said to be more feature-laden than before start at Rs 99.47 lakhs.
Range Rover Vogue
Bobby Deol also owns a previous-generation version of the Range Rover in the Vogue spec. Prices for the current Range Rover Vogue start at Rs 1.74 crore and the luxury SUV is quite popular among the Bollywood crowd.
Bobby Deol’s other SUV from Germany is the Porsche Cayenne. The Cayenne is the flagship SUV model from Stuttgart based carmaker best known for the 911 sports car. Bobby Deol’s Cayenne is an older-generation model. Porsche recently discontinued the diesel variants of the current Cayenne in India and now only offers the SUV in hybrid and turbo guises in India.
Actor Abhay Deol is the nephew of Dharmendra and the actor’s current SUV of choice is a BMW X6. He used to drive a Mitsubishi Pajero SFX, but that SUV was stolen a few years back. To fill the void in his garage, Abhay opted to buy the BMW X6, the world’s first coupe-SUV crossover.
Dharmendra and Hema Malini’s eldest daughter is also an actor and appeared in the Dhoom franchise. Her SUV of choice is the Audi Q5 which can also be found in her mother’s garage. However, unlike Hema Malini’s Q5, Esha Deol’s Audi SUV features a white paint job. The Q5 is one of the most luxurious SUVs currently on sale from Audi India and comes with the German luxury carmaker’s Quattro all-wheel-drive setup as standard.
Like the Audi Q5, Esha Deol’s other SUV option in her garage is also from Germany. Esha owns a previous-generation BMW X5. The X5 is Bavarian carmaker’s top-of-the-line SUV model for those looking for the top-spec all-wheel-drive luxury utility vehicle from BMW. While the X6 may cost more, the X5 offers more space for passengers, especially for those seated in the rear.