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Dev Anand

(Born On 26 September 1923)

About Dev Anand

Dev Anand Believed that he Never actually Aged And was Very Young at Heart. Lets Remember him as the Forever Young King of Romance
Dharam Devdutt Pishorimal Anand is Otherwise Known as Dev Anand. Dev Anand was an Indian Actor, Producer and Director. He had a 65 year long Career in Indian Cinema, where he did a Total of 114 movies. Dev Anand is called one of the greatest and most Influential actors in the History of Indian Cinema. He was often credited to be a Mirror image of the Contemporary popular American actor 'Gregory Peck'. Dev Anand was a Padma Bhushan Recipient (2001) and was conferred the renowned Dadasaheb Phalke Award as well, in 2002. His romantic drama 'Guide' was a much acclaimed movie and was a box office hit. The movie was awarded National Film Award under 'Best Feature Film in Hindi' Category. Dev Anand Penned his own Biography "Romancing With Life" and had it Published in 2007.

Dev Anand's Early Life

Dev was born in Punjab state of India, to advocate Pishori Lal Anand. Dev Anand's eldest brother Chetan Anand was director and younger brother Vijay/Goldie Anand was an actor, a famous Director and a producer. Dev Anand did his matriculation from Dalhousie and went to Dharamshala and later Lahore for further studies. He obtained a BA degree in English Literature from the Government College, Lahore
 Dev Anand, with younger brother Vijay & Anand, Amit Khanna
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 Dev Anand Famous director producer and evergreen actor
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Dev Anand Began his Career

Soon after graduating, Dev Anand went to Bombay for work. He used to work as a clerk but when he saw the work of veteran actor Ashok Kumar, he was inspired to become an actor. He got his first break in 'Hum Ek Hain', a Prabhat Films production company film of 1946
 Dev Anand, with younger brother Vijay & Anand, Amit Khanna

Dev Anand's successful movies

Dev Anand's came into limelight in 1948 when he was paired opposite famous actress 'Suraiya' and Madan Puri. Then the duo went on to work in a total of 7 films altogether. Dev and Suraiya became a hit pair delivered successful movies. However, Dev Anand actual big break came in 1951 when actor and Director Ashok Kumar casted him in the lead role in 'Ziddi'. Ziddi established Dev Anand as a lead actor in Indian Cinema
Dev Anand and Madan Puri in  movie Kala Bazar

Dev Anand's Personal Life

In 1949, Dev Anand and his elder brother Chetan Anand co-founded 'Navketan Films', a production house, which went on to produce 35 movies. Friend and debut Director Guru Dutt casted Dev Anand as the lead actor in his urban crime film 'Baazi'. Baazi starred actress 'Geeta Bali' along with newcomer Kalpana Kartik and was a box-office hit. Kalpana and Dev Anand then delivered 4 successful movies: Aandhiyan (1952), Taxi Driver (1954), House No. 44 (1955) and Nau Do Gyarah (1957). Dev Anand took a liking of Kalpana and married her soon after the release of 'Taxi Driver'.
Dev Anand with wife Kalpana Kartik

Dev Anand's Hit Movies

Guru Dutt produced another movie for Dev Anand named 'C.I.D', which again was very successful at the box office. Dev Anand's role in romantic films like Manzil and Tere Ghar Ke Samne, both with Nutan, famed him as a leading romantic hero. He had a peculiar style and persona which made him stand out in the class of actors
CID is remembered not for its simplistic but as the film that launched Waheeda Rahman

Dev Anand's best movie listed at 'The Time magazine'

Vijay Anand directed a romantic drama film 'Guide' and asked Dev Anand to play the lead role opposite actress Waheeda Rehman. The film was based on the novel 'The Guide', by writer R. K. Narayan. It was the first colored film of Dev Anand. The film is often thought to be the best movie of Dev Anand. Time magazine listed it at Number Four on its list of Best Bollywood Classics
One of the best writers India the honor of producing, R.K. Narayan

Dev Anand's Work as a Director

Dev Anand's first movie as a Director with the movie 'Prem Pujari', the film did not do well. Dev Anand's first successful film as a director proved to be 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna'. He launched Zeenat Aman with the movie. He directed many more movies, namely Lootmar, Des Pardes, Heera Panna, Swami Dada. His last film as a director was 'Chargesheet', which released in 2011. It was also the last movie in which he gave an appearance.
in 1958 Dev Anand won two Filmfare Awards in Oscars

Awards, honors and Recognitions

Dev Anand was awarded Padma Bhushan, third-highest civilian award, in 2001 by the Government of India. He was also awarded Cinema's highest excellence award 'Dadasaheb Phalke Award' in 2002. In 2000, he was awarded for his 'Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema' by the then First Lady of the United States of America, Hillary Clinton, in New York.
Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards
Dev Anand was Honored with a "Special National Film Award" by the Government of Nepal in Stockholm. A Brass Statue in his image was erected at the 'Walk of the Stars', in Mumbai. When Indian Cinema Completed 100 years of its being, a Postage stamp Bearing the image of Dev Anand was released by India Post to Honor him on 3 May 2013.
Waheeda Rehman and Suniel Anand pose with Dev Anand Statue

Dev Anand's Trivia:
➯ Dev Anand is short for Dharam Devdutt Pishorimal Anand
➯ Dev Anand has worked in Indian Cinema for 65 years in over 114 movies
➯ Dev Anand's brothers Chetan Anand and Vijay Anand were also directors
➯ Dev Anand founded Navketan Films along with his elder brother Chetan Anand
➯ 'Hum Ek Hain' was Dev Anand's first film
➯ Dev Anand married co-actor Kalpana Kartik
➯ 'Prem Pujari' was Dev Anand's first movie as a Director
➯ Dev Anand's autobiography "Romancing With Life" was published in 2007
➯ Dev Anand was awarded Padma Bhushan, third-highest civilian award, in 2001 by the Government of India
➯ Dev Anand was conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Cinematic Excellence, in 2002

Dev Anand's Personal and Movie Quotes:
➯ "When you are at an impressionable age you make idols, but when you grow out of the phase, you develop your own persona. I don't want to be known as India's Gregory Peck, I am Dev Anand"
➯ "Musibat aur zindagi ka kehte hai chitta tak ka saath rehta hai" (It is said that problems and life stay together until you die)
➯ Lagta hai aaj har ichcha poori hogi ... par mazaa dekho ... aaj koi ichcha hi nahi rahi (Feels like all my wishes will be fulfilled today ... but the fun is ... today I don't have any wishes to make)
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