Dev Anand would be nostalgically remembered by filmgoers of the golden era of Bollywood that saw the transition from the black and white age to the age of colour. He happened to be one out of the famous quartet of heroes of that golden age, along with Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor and the evergreen Ashok Kumar. More than his core acting abilities, Dev Anand was remembered more for his sheer handsomeness and an unbroken style of delivering dialogues with subtle and sudden modulations, and a fascination for nodding while delivering. Yet he had hit films to his credit, one after the other, in the 100 plus films that he had acted in, most of which had him as the central male protagonist.

Like most of his famous contemporaries, Dev Anand also came from Punjab, and having completed his graduation in English Literature, he moved over to Mumbai for a job in the early 1940s. This seems to have been a happy coincidence for him, as his older brother Chetan, who was already in Mumbai and an active member of the Indian People's Theater Association (IPTA), encouraged Dev into the performing arts. Dev himself was also inspired by seeing films and nursed a desire to emulate famous actors of his time like Ashok Kumar. His own break came in the 1946 movie “Hum Ek Hain” produced by Prabhat films, whose production team was won over by his handsome looks and were confident of his making the grade in a film career. As luck would have it, during the making of the film he struck up a friendship with the famous Guru Dutt who also went on to become one of the renowned producer director and actors of the period.

This association resulted in so many hit films over the next 10 years, starting with the 1951 film, “Baazi”, which incidentally was the very second film of Dev’s own production House Nav Ketan. This film was directed by Guru Dutt, and its tremendous success propelled Dev onto the front lines of Hindi cinema. This was followed in 1952 by “Jaal”, which like Baazi was another big musical hit. Even though Guru Dutt himself got busy as an actor, the Dev Anand – Guru Dutt co-operation continued through director Raj Khosla, who was Guru Dutt’s chief assistant and whom he seems to have specially earmarked for Dev’s films, like “ CID” (1956) and “Kala Paani” in 1958.

Like Dev’s association with Guru Dutt, his working together with the singing star Surayya in late 1940s also raised a lot of ripples, for its perceived romantic overtones, the duo having worked in seven films, one after the other between 1948 and 1951, including hits like “ Afsar” (1950) and ending with “Do Sitare” . Likewise, Ashok Kumar too had a hand in boosting the career of Dev, after the latter had become typified as an actresses’ hero in the 40s. It was in “ Ziddi”(1948) that Ashok Kumar, with his Bombay Talkies’ connections, selected Dev to be the hero, and it worked wonderfully well with the film becoming a overnight hit. This film also marked the beginning of Kishore Kumar becoming the singing voice of Dev Anand, an association that lasted till the legendary singer’s death.

To recount the life of a legend like Dev Anand, is not easy, and one can hardly do justice to his entire career, studded as it was with so many hits. The films from a more serious genre that would obviously remain in people’s minds would be “ Guide” in 1968 based on R.K. Narayan’s famous novel; and the earlier “ Hum Dono” in 1961, and “ Kala Pani” in both of which he has given sensitive portrayals. On the lighter and romantic side were “CID” in 1956 and “ Jewel Thief” in 1968 both being crime thrillers and “ Hare Rama Hare Krishna” in 1971 which saw Dev in his directorial debut.

During a long career, as long as his, it was natural to have to his name a string of awards and honours, but more than any of these would be his inimitable style that would remain in the minds and hearts of his fans for years to come.
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Deepak Adhikari or Dev was born on 25 December 1985, in Mahisha, a small village near Keshpur, He is an actor, entertainer, a politician, and a singer. He first appeared on screen in 2006 in a film named “Agnishapath.” He is the most famous and wealthiest star in the cinema of Bengal. He has a younger sibling named ‘Dipali.’ His parents call him “Raju” out of love. He was raised by his maternal uncle in Mumbai. He did his schooling from Purushottam High School, Bandra and joined Bharatiya Vidyapeeth University, Pune for his higher studies. After this, Dev came back to Mumbai. His debut film opposite Rachana Banerjee did not do well at the box office and was a flop movie. His next movie “I Love You” was a hit and after the release of this film, Dev did not take up any roles for 14 months. “Challenge” marked the came back of Dev, and the movie was a big hit. He then appeared in some of the item songs. Dev was awarded STAR Ananda Shera Notun Pratibha award in 2010. He was a part of the movie “Paglu” which went to become the highest opener in Tollywood. The movie got so much appreciation from the fans and left behind even three idiots in the terms of T.R.P. Dev did martial arts in the movie was praised for his action sequences. He did most of his scenes without a body double, and everyone was shocked at such a dedication for a movie. “Romeo” and “Khokababu” were the two films that released in 2011 and 2012 respectively. In both the movies he starred alongside Subhashree Ganguly. “Khookababu” became the second highest grossing movie and also had the longest running time in 2012. The movie also featured the costliest item song. Dev did a cameo in Raj Chakraborty’s serial in 2011. He gave many live stage performances and organized concerts for his fans. He is an excellent dancer and a terrific stage performance. Dev is also a part of political aspects. He made it successfully in the Lok Sabha Elections in 2014 representing the ‘Trinamool Congres.’ His charm and his looks made him top the list of ‘Calcutta Times Most Desirable Men’ in 2013. Dev is also a brand endorser for brands like Royal Stag, Vivel and Bakefresh Biscuits. Currently, he has been hosting the famous dance show “Dance Bangla Dance.”

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Dev Patel is a British actor, who saw his first global success with ‘Slumdog Millionaire.' After watching the film like “Slumdog Millionaire,’’ people would talk about this guy Dev Patel (an actor), many film directors even had felt that actor has grown up at a young age. Many Hollywood directors appreciated ‘Slumdog Millionaire,' for the content and story-telling, but felt even that he was better than a lot of other actors who got easy recognition with this film. When the film was released, the director Danny Boyle said that the actor was heading in the right direction- closer to the Oscars, Many audiences in India became a big fan of Dev Patel. Dev Patel, who played the role of Jamal in the movie, said he had seen something different in his role to regular movies. Of course, he got best promising actor award and many more awards for Danny Boyle;s film. Of course, The Last Airbender, was his next project, and that film did not appeal like Slumdog Millionaire.    After the film Slumdog Millionaire, he was dating his co-star Freida Pinto in 2000 but later had broken up after six years of dating. There was something wrong with his subsequent projects such as ‘’About Cherry’ and ‘The Road Within’, which did not appeal much. Later on, in 2015, he seems to strike back again with two movies,’ The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ where he plays the role hotel owner Sonny Kapoor in a lead role. Then there is ‘Chappie, where Patel will be playing a robotic expert. This actor is basically a Gujarati but identified as a British actor. He grew up in West London. Patel had inspiration from his mother in joining films. It is his mother who took him to audition for a television series. He was selected to play the role of “Anwar Kharral”, a Muslim-Pakistani in TV series ‘Skins”. This was his first break in the world of acting. Later on, he also did many more TV serials and currently busy shooting for a film’ Chappie’. This actor was born on 23 April 1990.

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