Suneil Anand is the son of veteran Indian actor
Dev Anand and actress
Kalpana Kartik. He was born in Switzerland on June 30, 1956. He has a sister named ‘Devina’. Famous director Shekhar Kapoor is his cousin. He completed his graduation, majoring in Business Administration and Mass Communication, from American University, Washington D.C. After graduation, he started working in his father’s film production company Navketan Films. Navketan Films have produced many blockbuster films including ‘
Jewel Thief’, a spy thriller released in 1967, ‘
Hum Dono’, released in 1961 where Dev Anand played the lead role; ‘Tere Ghar Ke Samne’, released in 1963 and was a major hit of the year. He started his acting career in 1984 with the Hindi movie ‘Anand Aur Anand’. Some of his other noted films are Car Thief (1986), directed by Sameer Malkan and ‘Main Tere Liye’ (1988), directed by
Vijay Anand. In 2011 he launched himself as a director through his film ‘Master’. It is considered to be India’s first movie on martial arts. Suneil is trained in Wing Tsun from Hong Kong and it inspired him to choose martial art as the subject of his first directed film. In 2014, he started directing and acting in a Hollywood movie called ‘Vagator Mixer’. This movie is co-produced by Dev Anand’s production house Navketan Films. Besides acting and directing, he is now the Managing Director of Navketan Films. He will soon be taking over his father’s unfinished scripts and turn them into movies. His father, Dev Anand, was his best friend. His whole life circled around his father. He didn’t get married and didn’t ever have any girlfriends. His father, Dev Anand, was everything to him.