Date of Birth: 26th September, 1923.
Address: 2nd Iris Park, Juhu, Bombay-400049.
Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m)
Education: Graduate (English Literature)
Debut Film: "Hum Ek Hain"
Film Awards: Filmfare Best Actor Award for "Kala Paani"
Filmfare Best Actor Award for "Guide"
Filmfare Life Time Achievement Award
Dev Anand was born at Gurdaspur in undivided Punjab to Pishorimal Anand
(Advocate). After graduation, he left home and landed at Mumbai to
fulfill his passion of acting in films. Devanand did job in the military
censor office at Churchgate, Mumbai, for a salary of Rs. 160. Dev Anand
was offered his first big break by his favorite actor Ashok Kumar in the
film "Ziddi" opposite Kamini Kaushal. The film was successful
and afterthat Dev Anand launched his own production company 'Navketan'.
First film produced by him was crime thriller "Baazi", whiah
was directed by his friend Guru Dutt. Lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi's song,
'Tadbeer se bigdi huyee taqdeer bana de', in the film proved prophetic
and Dev Anand became a true star. His films "Rahee", "Aandhiyan"
and "Taxi Driver" were super hit at box office.
A rapid-fire style of dialogue delivery, an array of hats and a penchant
for nodding while speaking became Dev Anand's style in the films like "Munimji",
"CID" and "Paying Guest". His style was lapped up by
the audience and was widely imitated. His class act in the film "Kala
Paani" won him Filmfare Best Actor Award. Devanand's first colour
film "Guide", which was directed by his elder brother Vijay
Anand, is regarded as his best work till date. He also tried his hand at
film direction with the film "Hare Ram Hare Krishna" in which
he introduced Zeenat Aman. The film was based on hippie culture.
Dev Anand is one of those few Indian actors/filmmakers who are
politically aware and active and are ready to stand up for the cause
that is dear to them. He led a group of film personalities who stood up
against the Internal Emergency imposed by the then Prime Minister of
India, Indira Gandhi. Most of his films are an expression of his world
view and have dealt with socially relevant subjects
Mr Prime Minister, Aman Ke Farishtey, Love at Times Square, Censor Main
Solah Baras Ki, Return of Jewel Thief, Gangster, Sau Crore, Awwal
Number, Kishen Kanhaiya, Lashkar, Sachche Ka Bol Bala, Hum Naujawan,
Anand Aur Anand, Swami Dada, Man Pasand, Lootmaar, Des Pardes, Darling
Darling, Chhupa Rustam, Heera Panna, Joshila, Shareef Budmaash, Yeh
Gulistan Hamara, Gambler, Hare Raama Hare Krishna, Tere Mere Sapne,
Johny Mera Naam, Prem Pujari, Mahal, Duniya, Jewel Thief, Pyar Mohabbat,
Guide, Teen Devian, Sharabi, Hum Dono, Solva Saal, C.I.D., Funtoosh,
Taxi Driver, Rahi, Aandhiyan, Baazi, Do Sitare, Madhubala , Ziddi, Aage
Badho, Mohan and Hum Ek Hain.