Esha was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, 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”. Deol is the elder daughter of actors Dharmendra and Hema Malini. She has a younger sister named Ahana. She is also the half-sister of actors Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol. She is part Punjabi and part Tamil and speaks Tamil with her mother Hema Malini and sister Ahana Deol.
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