DEV ANAND ( Indian Film Actor)
An Legendary Actor with Evergreen Personality.
BIOGRAPHY – DEV ANAND
The Legendary personality Dev Anand was born in 1923 in Gurdaspur. Died 3 December 2011 in UK. born in successful lawyer family of Devdutt Pishorimal. After completing his early education he went to Lahore to do his graduation at the famous Government College. During those days Government College of Lahore was the well-known educational institution in North India and was a zone of attraction to all the new talents across the country. His elder brother Chetan was already a prominent member of left leaning Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA). After completion of his graduation in English literature from Lahore he came to Bombay to join Chetan. Bombay in those days was very rarely visited place, although the film industry was experiencing great complication.
Dev Anand suffered few years of hardship. He worked for a short while in the Military Censor's Office, reading soldiers' letters to their families. He got his first break in the film “HUM EK HAIN” which was the Prabhat studio's production. His first salary was Rs. 350 which was a lot at that time. Out of that money, he used to send Rs 60 to his sister who was studying in Lahore. My first break was in a film on Hindu-Muslim unity, Hum Ek Hain. Dev Anand met Rehman on the sets of HUM EK HAIN as Rehman played the Muslim and Dev Anand played the Hindu. It was appreciated by the people and did above-average business. The best thing which happened to Dev Anand at Prabhat was that he met Guru Dutt Padukone. At that time Gurudutt was only choreographer employed full time by Prabhat. Dev remembers “I met Guru Dutt at Prabhat. We shared a common dhobi who gave my clean shirts to Guru Dutt by mistake and gave me his.
was working with Bedekar and had a very small role in Hum Ek Hain. Guru Dutt
and Dev Anand became great pals and promised each other other that if he got
a chance to direct, then he'd cast me in the leading role, and if I got a
chance to produce then Guru Dutt would direct the picture.” Not more
achieving in the few years in Poona Dev Anand decided to return to Bombay
where the life was waiting for him to twist. his brother Chetan Anand who
was former teacher and a writer had made his way to the film making. His
first film Neecha Nagar was a serious issue of slum dwellers protesting
against the toxic waste being dumped in their colony and the behaviour of
corrupt municipal officers. It was really a bold effort put forth
by Chetan and his film a won a prize at the Cannes film
Festival.After Dev Anand shift to Bombay he met one of the leading singer
and heroine of Bombay, Suraiya. Dev Anand and Suraiya's first film together
But the film didn't do too well at the Box –office.
passionately in love with each other, while Suraiya mother approved for the
marriage ,but her grandmother didn’t. Pressurized on all sides Suraiya
decided to break with him. Dev Anand went home and cried on brother Chetan's
shoulders. Now the time took a turned and success was on the doorstep of Dev
Anand’s he was starred in the lead role in Bombay Talkies' Ziddi opposite
Kamini Kaushal. The film was a success and rooted Dev Anand as one of the
leading heroes of Bombay.
ANAND’S LOVE STORY:-
Dev Sahab was romantically involved with Singer cum Actress Suraiya and these couple had worked in six films together. Accidentally During the shooting of a song, a boat capsized and Dev Anand saved Suraiya from drowning. After that moment she fell in love with him but unfortunately her Grandmother disagreed this relationship and they have to forget each other and get back seriously in their Acting career but Suraiya was still in love with Dev Sahab and therefore she remained Unmarried all her life. But Dev Anand got married to Kalpana Kartik in 1954. His first film in colour was Guide representing an Indo-US Collaboration released in 1965.
won two Filmfare Awards for his performance in the film "Kala
Paani" and "Guide".
also received Filmfare 'Lifetime Achievement Award'.
2001, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, an honour by the Government of
Anand is a head of
the film production company Navketan International Films, which was founded
He was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, 2002, for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema.
Dev Anand Sahab is father of Sunil
Anand and uncle of Ketan Anand. He is the brother of Vijay Anand
and Chetan Anand. Dev Anand and Nutan Bhel have formed Best On-Screen
From August 2003 they all are in America, scripting, casting and in the process of finalizing American composers and singers for his new movie "Song Of Life". Which includes All American Cast. This movie is to be made in the English language. This movie will be completely shoot in the United States and will have all the American cast with Dev Anand himself playing the central role. Dev Anand is also directing the film.
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