Dev Anand

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Born Sep 26, 1923

Dharam Dev Pishorimal Anand, better known as Dev Anand, was an Indian film actor, writer, director and producer known for his work in Hindi cinema. Part of the Anand family, he co-founded Navketan Films in 1949 with his elder brother Chetan Anand. Anand is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema.… Read More

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    Star Of 1955's Devdas Suchitra Sen Passes Away
    The Express Tribune Blogs - Jan 17, 2014
  • Film On Dev Anand To Go On Floors On His Birth Anniversary
    The Times Of India - Sep 13, 2013
  • Upkar The Making Of The Biggest Patriotic Film
    Bollywood Hungama - Aug 15, 2012
  • Lake 'lustre'
    The Times of India - Aug 07, 2012


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1923 Birth Dev was born Dharamdev Anand on 26 September 1923 in the Shakargarh tehsil of the Gurdaspur district in Punjab (British India) (present-day Narowal district of Pakistan). … Read More


1949 25 Years Old …  In 1949, he launched his own company Navketan Films (which means "newness"), which, as of 2011, had produced 35 films. … Read More


1954 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Dev Anand married Kalpana Kartik (actual name Mona Singha), a Christian Bollywood actress, originally from Shimla, in 1954, in a very private marriage during the shooting of the film 'Taxi Driver'. They have two children, Suneil Anand, who is unmarried and Devina Anand (Narang). Devina married in 1985, but was divorced a few years later. … Read More
1955 31 Years Old In 1955 he also co-starred with Dilip Kumar in Insaniyat. … Read More


1965 41 Years Old …  Dev Anand tapped his friends in Hollywood to launch an Indo-US co-production that was shot in Hindi and English simultaneously and was released in 1965. … Read More
1969 45 Years Old In 1969 he was a member of the jury at the 6th Moscow International Film Festival. … Read More
1971 47 Years Old 1 More Event
He tasted success with his 1971 directorial effort, Hare Rama Hare Krishna which talked about the prevalent hippie culture. … Read More


1977 53 Years Old Dev Anand has also been politically active. He led a group of film personalities who stood up against the Internal Emergency imposed by the then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. He actively campaigned against her with his supporters in Indian parliamentary elections in 1977. … Read More
1978 54 Years Old The 1978 hit Des Pardes, directed by Dev Anand was the debut movie of actress Tina Munim and this film’s success gave him the tag of evergreen hero. … Read More
1983 59 Years Old …  He was already 60 years old in 1983 when he acted with Padmini Kolhapure in Swami Dada but looked half his age and shared a good on screen chemistry.


1989 65 Years Old In 1989, his directorial venture Sachche ka Bolbala was released. … Read More
2007 83 Years Old In September 2007, Dev's own autobiography Romancing with Life was released at a birthday party with the Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
By 2011, he held the record for being the second actor from Hindi films who has played the central solo lead character in maximum films— 92, with first being Rajesh Khanna who played author backed solo lead hero in maximum films 106. … Read More
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