Bobby Deol was born into a Jat Sikh family and is the second son of Bollywood movie super star Dharmendra and Prakash Kaur. He is the younger brother of Sunny Deol. Deol was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He has two sisters, Vijeyta and Ajita, and two half sisters – from his father's second marriage to actress Hema Malini – Esha Deol and Ahana Deol. Actor Abhay Deol is his younger cousin. Bobby Deol wanted to study at The Lawrence School, Sanawar but later joined the Mayo College, Ajmer where he completed his schooling. He is married to Tanya Ahuja and has two sons.