Son of Dharmendra and first wife, Prakash Kaur. His step-mother is Hema Malini and grandson of Jaya Chakravarthy.Younger brother of Sunny Deol.Half-brother of Esha Deol and Ahana Deol.His wife Tanya is the daughter of finance guru, Dev Ahuja, owner of 21st Century Finance.
He made his on-screen debut in the romantic film Barsaat (1995), produced by his father Dharmendra and co-starring Twinkle Khanna. For his role in this film, he was awarded Best Debut as Discovery of the Year at the Filmfare Awards, however, he could not come to the function since he was hospitalized at the time. Unlike his father and brother, he is not really known as an action hero. Although his breakthrough role came in the suspense thriller Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997), these days he is acting in more romantic roles.