Who is Esha Deol? Age, Husband, Biography, Net Worth, Movies, Siblings, Children, Parents

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Esha Deol (born November 2, 1981) is a renowned Indian actress primarily recognized for her roles in Hindi cinema. Born to legendary actors Dharmendra and Hema Malini, she entered the film industry with her debut in the romantic thriller Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe, a performance that earned her the prestigious Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

Beyond her achievements in Hindi cinema, Esha Deol has also showcased her talents in a Tamil film. Moreover, she is a proficient classical dancer, having undergone extensive training, and has graced numerous dance performances with her skill and grace. Alongside her acting career, Deol has succeeded as a model, lending her image to various prominent brands through endorsements.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Esha Deol
Born: 2 November 1981 (age 42 years old)
Place of Birth: Mumbai, India
Nationality: Indian
Education: Oxford University
Height: 1.68 m
Parents: Hema Malini, Dharmendra
Siblings: Ahana Deol, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Ajeita Deol, Vijeta Deol
Spouse: Bharat Takhtani (m. 2012-2024)
Boyfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Radhya Takhtani, Miraya Takhtani
Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth: $2 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Esha Deol, a renowned actress, was born into a film family in Mumbai on November 2, 1981. Her father, Dharmendra, is a legendary Bollywood actor, and her mother, Hema Malini, is a renowned actress and dancer. 

She has a younger sister, Ahana Deol, and four half-siblings, Sunny DeolBobby DeolAjeita Deol, and Vijeta Deol.

Esha Deol attended the Jamnabai Narsee School, was a standout football player, and later attended Oxford University to earn a master’s in computer technology and media arts.


Esha Deol‘s journey in the entertainment industry took a significant turn with her debut in the romantic thriller Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe (2002), a performance that earned her the esteemed Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

Following her debut, Deol showcased her versatility in various successful films, including the political drama Aayutha Ezhuthu (2004), the horror flick Kaal (2005), and action-packed thrillers like Dhoom (2004) and Dus (2005). However, despite her early triumphs, Deol encountered a setback and opted to take a hiatus from the industry.

Nevertheless, Esha Deol‘s career is a testament to her resilience and talent. Making a comeback in 2011 with Tell Me O Kkhuda, she reestablished herself in the industry, exploring diverse genres and roles. In 2018, she ventured into the digital world with the web series Bard of Blood, further expanding her repertoire.

Beyond her acting prowess, Esha Deol‘s multifaceted talents extend to music, as she has showcased her singing abilities with the release of two albums. Additionally, she demonstrates her entrepreneurial acumen as a co-founder of the popular fashion brand House of Esha, further cementing her status as a versatile artist and businesswoman.

Awards & Nominations

Filmfare Awards

  • 2003: Winner, Best Female Debut – Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe
  • International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA):
  • 2003: Winner, Best Debutant (Female) – Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe
  • 2005: Nominee, Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Female) – Dhoom

Bollywood Movie Awards

  • 2003: Winner, Best Debutant – Female – Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe
  • 2007: Nominee, Best Actor/Actress in a Negative Role – Ankahee

Other Awards

  1. 2022: Winner, Jury Award for Best Actress in a Short Film – Ek Duaa (IWM Digital Awards)
  2. 2019: Winner, Editor’s Choice Award for Best Actress in a Short Film – Cakewalk (IWMBuzz Digital Awards)

Social Media

  • Instagram: @eshadeo
  • Twitter: @EshaDeol

Personal Life

Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani, who celebrated 12 years of marriage, have recently decided to part ways. The couple exchanged vows in a private ceremony at the ISKCON temple in Mumbai in 2012. Together, they are parents to two daughters, Radhya Takhtani and Miraya Takhtani, born in 2017 and 2019, respectively. Esha Deol, aged 42, marks her birthday every November 2.

On February 6, 2024, Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani released a joint statement announcing their separation. They expressed that they had “mutually and amicably decided to part ways” and emphasized that the “well-being and welfare of our two children remains our utmost priority.” Respectfully, they requested privacy during this period of transition.


  • 2002 – Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe (Debut film) – Anjali 
  • 2002 – Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa – Esha 
  • 2003 – Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne – Sheena 
  • 2003 – Kucch To Hai – Tanya 
  • 2004 – Aayutha Ezhuthu (Tamil film) – Anjali 
  • 2004 – Yuva – Radhika 
  • 2004 – Dhoom – Sheena 
  • 2005 – Dus – Anjali 
  • 2005 – Shaadi No. 1 – Neha 
  • 2005 – Kaal – Avika 
  • 2006 – Ankahee – Anjali 
  • 2006 – Mera Dil Leke Dekho – Anjali 
  • 2007 – Just Married – Ritika Khanna 
  • 2007 – Darling – Geeta Menon 
  • 2007 – Cash – Pooja 
  • 2008 – One Two Three – Jiya 
  • 2008 – Hijack – Saira 
  • 2008 – Money Hai Toh Honey Hai – Dancer/Singer 
  • 2011 – Tell Me O Kkhuda – Tanya R. Kapoor 
  • 2012 – Kahin Aag Na Lag Jaaye – Nikki Khanna
  • 2013 – Shortcut Romeo – Laila 
  • 2015 – Care of Footpath 2 (Kannada film) – Advocate Meera 
  • 2016 – Maanja (Telugu film) – ACP Kavya Reddy  

Net Worth

Esha Deol‘s net worth is estimated at around ₹15 crore (US$2 million). However, this figure may not accurately reflect her true net worth as it is based on public information and does not account for any private investments or assets she may have. Additionally, her net worth may fluctuate due to market conditions and career choices.

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