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Hindi Movie Actor Dev Anand
  • DOB : 26-09-1923
  • Date of death: 03-12-2011
  • Lived For : 87 Years
  • Star Sign : Libra
  • Gender : Male
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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 Muhammad Yusuf Khan was born on the 11th of Decemb >> Read More... , Raj Kapoor Rajkapoor is a film maker and movie director from >> Read More... and the evergreen Ashok Kumar Ashok Kumar hails from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. >> Read More... . 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 Born on 9th July 1925, Guru Dutt was an Indian act >> Read More... 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 Story soon >> Read More... ”, 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 Jaal is a Pakistani drama TV serial that aired on >> Read More... ”, 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 Raj Khosla was a director in the Indian film indus >> Read More... , who was Guru Dutt’s chief assistant and whom he seems to have specially earmarked for Dev’s films, like “ CID Crimes happens to anybody in this world. You canno >> Read More... ” (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 Actor Afsar was born in Sowcarpet in Chennai. He e >> Read More... ” (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 Click to look into! >> Read More... ”(1948) that Ashok Kumar, with his Bombay Talkies Click to look into! >> Read More... ’ 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 Kishore Kumar is an Indian playback singer, who ha >> Read More... 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 Guide is a Telugu education TV show which aired on >> Read More... ” in 1968 based on R.K. Narayan’s famous novel; and the earlier “ Hum Dono Hum Dono is a Hindi television show in which the s >> Read More... ” 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.

Dev Anand Family Tree (Infographic Family Tree)

Dev Anand Family Tree


Omkar Govardhan Hindi Movie Actor
DOB: 18 September 1986
Nikitin Dheer Hindi Movie Actor
DOB: 17 March 1980
Saahil Prem Hindi Movie Actor
DOB: 5 March 1988
Sushant Shelar Hindi Movie Actor
DOB: 17 November 1980


Born: 27 May 1997

Age Now 27

Ankur Nayyar - (TV-Actor)

Born: 27 May 1956

Age Now 68

Asha Sachdev - (TV-Actress)

Born: 27 May 1989

Age Now 35

Shiju Kataria - (TV-Actress)

Born: 27 May 1988

Age Now 36

Sugandha Mishra - (TV-Actress)

Born: 27 May 1985

Age Now 39

Chirag Jain - (Editor)

Born: 27 May 1957

Age Now 67

Dinesh Kaushik - (Movie Actor)

Born: 27 May 1970

Age Now 54

Mukesh Chhabra - (Director)