Abhay Deol is another member from the Deol family who has made it to Bollywood is. Abhay Deol is the nephew of the veteran actor Dharmendra and is cousin to Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol. Both are popular actors of Bollywood. He is the son of Ajit Deol and was born on March 15, 1976. He was very much involved in theatre when he was in school. In 2005, Abhay made his debut in Bollywood through the film ‘Socha Na Tha’ which was directed by the director of ‘Jab We Met’ fame, Imitiaz Ali. His uncle produced the movie, which was a romantic comedy. This also proved to be the debut movie for the actress paired opposite Abhay, Ayecha Takia. This film, directed by Shivam Nair fetched good review for Abhay for his performance. ‘Ahista Ahista’ which was released in 2006 was Abhay’s second movie. The other actors who acted in this movie were Soha Ali Khan and Shayn Munshi. This movie also earned Abhay Deol good critical review.
The 2007 release ‘Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.’ Porved to the biggest hit for Abhay Deol by far. The movie had a multi-star cast, which included; Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani, Kay Kay, Amisha Patel, Ranvir Shorey, Diya Mirza, Raima Sen and Minnisha Lamba. Abhay Deol was paired opposite Minnisha Lamba. This film also earned Abhay lots of appreciation. His other releases of the year 2007 were; ‘Manorama Six Feet Under’, where she was paired opposite Gul Panag, and Abhay Deol was critically appreciated and ‘Ek Chalis Ki Last Local’ opposite Neha Dhupia.