(born 2 November 1982) is an Indian actress
who appears in Bollywood
films. She is the elder daughter of Bollywood actors Dharmendra
and Hema Malini
Esha was born in Mumbai
, India, and given the full name of Esha Dharmendra Deol. The name 'Esha' comes from the Upanishads
and is derived from the Sanskrit
language meaning "the divine beloved". She has a younger sister named Ahana. She is the half-sister of actors Sunny Deol
and Bobby Deol
. She is part Punjabi and part Tamil and speaks Tamil
with her mother and sister.
She has the Gayatri Mantra
and a symbol of the yoga asana
Scorpio in a sunburst tattooed
on her back and a scorpion
with a small red heart on her left breast.
She is passionate about football
and plays the midfielder
position. She was captain of her school football team, represented her college in handball
at the state level and was selected for the Indian national woman's football team.
Deol attended Mithibai College
in Mumbai where she planned to be become a fashion designer.
Deol trained in the Odissi
dancing style under Mumbai Odissi guru
She was trained by and performs classical Bharatanatyam
dance with her mother.
Deol's film career began with Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche
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