Veteran Bollywood actor Dharmendra turned 80 today and his colleagues including Amitabh Bachchan extended warm wishes on his birthday.

His actor son Sunny Deol said his father is his “hero”. “My hero… My superstar… Wishing you happy birthday,” he tweeted along with a picture with his father and brother Bobby.

Bachchan, who recently recreated the scene from “Sholay” for a TV show, made a collage of their photographs. “Happy birthday to Dharam ji..,” Bachchan tweeted.

Dharmendra started off his career with romantic roles in films like “Bandini”, “Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya” and “Phool Aur Paththar” before making a mark as an action hero in “Mera Gaon Mera Desh”, “Satyakam”, “Dharam Veer” and “Sholay”.

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