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Overview (5)

Born in Gurdaspur, Punjab, British India [now Gurdaspur, Punjab, India]
Died in London, England, UK  (cardiac arrest)
Birth NameDharam Devdutt Pishorimal Anand
Nickname Dev Saab
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (2)

After having played the Lead Actor for more than five decades in over 110 motion pictures, Dev Anand continues to bestride Indian Cinema today. He has given a new dimension to that magical state known as Stardom. And for his exemplary work he was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2001 by the President of India. From the time he embarked on his career as a Film Actor in the mid-forties till now, his movies has been a journey filled with enriching experiences for the 'Evergreen Living Legend' of Indian Cinema. And he has always remained eternally youthful by his remarkable ability to live always in the present and the future; never in the past.

Also, as head of his film production company Navketan International Films, which was founded in 1949, Anand has introduced a multitude of talent to the Indian Film Industry by way of actors, directors, music composers and cinematographers. Today, he continues to introduce new talent to cinema and experiment with new ideas for movies. And today, he also heads one of the finest Film Sound Post-Production facilities in India - Anand Recording Studios - which has to its credit more than 3,000 Indian feature films that have been mixed/ surround mixed for worldwide release.

Anand has won two Filmfare Awards - India's equivalent of the Oscars - in 1958 for his performance in the film "Kala Paani" (Black Water) and in 1966 for his performance in Navketan International Films' "Guide". "Guide" went on to win Filmfare Awards in five other categories including 'Best Film' and 'Best Director' and was sent as India's entry for the Oscars in the foreign film category that year. He co-produced the English Version of "Guide" with the Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck ("The Good Earth"). Eventually, his creative sensibilities got the better of him and he started writing and directing his own movies.

In 1993, he received a Filmfare 'Lifetime Achievement Award' and in 1996 he received a Screen Videocon 'Lifetime Achievement Award'. Then in 1997 he was given the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images Award for his Outstanding Services to the Indian Film Industry. In 1998, he was given a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' by the Ujala Anandlok Film Awards Committee in Calcutta. In 1999, he received the Sansui 'Lifetime Achievement Award' for his 'Immense Contribution to Indian Cinema' in New Delhi. In the year 2000, he was awarded the Film Goers' 'Mega Movie Maestro of the Millenium' Award in Mumbai. And then in July 2000, in New York City, he was honored by an Award at the hands of the then First Lady of the United States of America - Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton - for his 'Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema'. And again Anand was awarded the Indo-American Association 'Star of the Millennium' Award in the Silicon Valley, California. The President of India honored Anand with the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award on India's Republic Day - August 15, 2001. And yet again, Donna Ferrar, Member New York State Assembly, honored him with a New York State Assembly Citation for his 'Outstanding Contribution to the Cinematic Arts Worthy of the Esteem and Gratitude of the Great State of New York' on May 1, 2001.

Most recently, in April 2003, Anand was given a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' by the F.I.F.A. Committee in Johannesburg, South Africa. For an Indian Movie Icon who has hobnobbed with royalty, heads of State and celebrities, he has done it all. Anand continues to forge ahead with his new All American Film Project "Song Of Life" - a musical love story which will be entirely shot in the United States. He will play the central character in this film which will have a predominantly American star cast and for which the Music will be composed by American composers and sung by American singers. "Song Of Life" will be made in English and will be directed by Dev Anand.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Suneil Anand and Navketan Publicity.

Dev Anand was born as Dharam Dev on September 26, 1923, in the Punjabi-speaking Anand family, son to Advocate Pishorimal, younger brother to Chetan and Manmohan, and senior to Vijay. He had one sister, Sheela, who was subsequently married in the Kapur family, and gave birth to actor/film-maker, Shekhar Kapur; two daughters, Neelu, who was married to actor Navin Nischol; and Aruna who was the wife of Ajay/Parikshat Sahni, son of renowned Balraj Sahni. Both Neelu and Aruna have since been divorced.

Dev graduated from Government College, Lahore, British India, left his hometown to work in the Military Censor Office at Churchgate, Bombay. He was offered a role in the 1946 flick 'Hum Ek Hain'. This is where he stuck a friendship with Bollywood legend Guru Dutt.

Ashok Kumar introduced Dev as a leading man opposite Kamini Kaushal in 'Ziddi'. Thereafter there has been no looking back for the 'evegreen' Dev Anand, who went on to star in over 110 movies, spanning from 1946 through to 2005.

He is perhaps one of the few who dreamed of starlet Snehprabha Pradhan and had his dream come true when he got to not only meet her but also act with her. His other dream was of owning a car, a Hillman, was also fulfilled.

While filming opposite Singer-actress Suraiya, the boat capsized, Dev rescued her and in true Bollywood style both fell in love and wanted to get married. This did not happen as Suraiya's grandma strongly opposed this alliance. Suraiya, who acted with Dev in half a dozen movies, remained unmarried all her life.

In 1954 Dev met Mona Singh, a beauty queen from Simla, who was discovered by his brother, Chetan, and both got married her in a quiet ceremony in Russia where they were on a tour to screen 'Rahee' and 'Aandhiyan'. She adapted the screen name of Kalpana Kartik, and starred opposite her to-be-husband in all her movies. Both became parents in 1956 when Suneil was born. They also become parents to a daughter, Devina.

Dev is also known for introducing two of the most beautiful actresses to Bollywood, namely Zeenat Aman in 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' and Tina Munim in 'Des Pardes.

Not easily intimidated, Dev Anand, Shatrughan Sinha, Inder Sen Johar, Kishore Kumar were amongst the few that actually stood up against the authoritarian and oppressive regime of Indira Gandhi during the Emergency, while many in the opposition preferred to flee India to escape Mrs. Gandhi's wrath. He founded the now extinct National Party of India.

The Anand Brothers founded Navketan Films which is being administered by Suneil.

He was honored with the Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Palke awards during the years 2001 and 2002 respectively, in addition to winning three Filmfare Awards - one each for his performance in 'Kala Paani' and 'Guide'; and the third being the Lifetime Achievement award that was presented to him during 1991. During 1996 he received the 'Screen Videocon Lifetime Achievement' Award.

His autobiography 'Romancing with Life' was released during his 2007 birthday party. In February 2011 his 1961 hit 'Hum Dono' was colorized and re-released.

Due to health reasons Dev and Suniel had traveled to London, Britain and had booked a room in The Washington Hotel. His son was present with him when at 03:30 hours GMT on Sunday December 3, 2011, he passed away in his sleep after a sudden cardiac arrest. Paramedics were summoned but were unable to revive him. He is survived by his wife, Kalpana; son, Suniel; and daughter, Devina. On December 10, 2011, he was cremated in West London's Putney Vale Crematorium. His remains were taken to India and immersed in the Godavari River. He was 88.

Condolences poured in from every corner of India, including ones from President Pratibha Patil; Prime Minister Manmohan Singh; Parliament Speaker Meira Kumar; Information & Broadcasting Minister, Ambika Soni, in addition to ones from prominent Bollywood and other personalities like Salman Rushdie.

This ever-green legend with an endearing toothy grin, long-sleeved shirts, with a unique gait and dialogue delivery will never be forgotten.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: rAjOo

Family (4)

Spouse Kalpana Kartik (1954 - 3 December 2011)  (his death)  (2 children)
Children Suneil Anand
Parents Pishori Lal Anand
Relatives Ketan Anand (niece or nephew)
Vijay Anand (sibling)
Chetan Anand (sibling)
Kohli, Bhisham (niece or nephew)
Narang, Gina (grandchild)
Kapur, Shekhar (niece or nephew)
Kapur, Sohaila (niece or nephew)
Anand, Vishwamitra (cousin)
Kolhi, Hersh (niece or nephew)
Savitri (sibling)
Sheila (sibling)
Sareen, Bonnie (sibling)
Ushie (sibling)
Madhok, Puneet (niece or nephew)

Trade Mark (2)

Frequently produced or directed movies adapted from novels or based on real life incidents
Charming, debonair persona.

Trivia (91)

Uncle of Ketan Anand.
Father of Suneil Anand.
Brother of Vijay Anand.
Brother of Chetan Anand.
Formed a popular screen couple with Nutan
Dev was one of four brothers of a lawyer in India. He went to Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1943 after graduating from the Government College in Lahore, India with a degree in English.
He is survived by his wife, Kalpana Kartik; their son, Suneil Anand, and daughter, Devina Anand. Younger brother of Chetan Anand who he started a film production company, Navketan.
Dev Anand was highest paid Hindi actor from 1957-1964 and and the 2nd highest paid Hindi actor from 1965-1975.
Uncle to Bollywood actor/director Bhisham Kohli. Bhisham acted under the screen name Vishal Anand in a few films. Bhisham was the son of Dev's sister Savitri (Kanti).
Dev Anand held the record for the most solo hero Hindi films starting from 1957 - when Dev already had 40 solo hero films and by 1985 he had 90 solo hero films, which was the maximum by a Hindi hero. Rajesh Khanna broke Dev Anand's record in 1987 as by end of the year 1987, Rajesh Khanna became the only Hindi hero with maximum solo hero films (ie. film where whole film revolves around his character and others support his character) with 92 released films and with 14 two hero released films.
Grandaughters name is Gina Narang .She is the daughter of Devina Anand Narang. Gina is a popular name in the fashion and photography world. She models and also makes short ad films. She has won several awards for her photography.She is a aspiring filmmaker/actress.
Uncle to Hollywood / Bollywood director Shekhar Kapur. Dev's sister is Shekhar's mother.
Dev Anand's niece Neelam is the former partner of Bollywood Legend Navin Nischol. Dev's sister Sheela is Neelams mother . Neelam is also the sister of Shekhar Kapur.
Currently in America, scripting, casting, and in the process of finalising American composers and singers for his new All American Movie to be made in the English language - "Song Of Life". The movie will be completely shot in the United States and will have an all American cast with Dev Anand himself playing the central role. Anand will also direct the film. [August 2003]
India, Mumbai: Getting ready to release his latest film, Chargesheet. [May 2011]
Uncle of actress, writer, director, journalist Sohaila Kapur (Kapoor). Sohaila is Dev's sister, Sheela's daughter. Sohaila is also the sister of Neelam Kapoor who married Navin Nischol. Sohaila's brother is Shekhar Kapur.
Cousin Vishwamitra Anand was the father of director Gogi Anand.
Former brother in law of actress Uma Anand. ( Chetan Anand's wife).
Son Suneil Anand never got married or had any children.
Father-in-law of Harjinder Pal Singh Deol aka Bali, who is married to his daughter Devina Narang.
Grand uncle to actor Surya Rishi Anand ( Chetan Anand's grandson, Vivek Anand's son).
Uncle to Producer, Director Hersh Kolhi (Sister's son).
Grand uncle to Purab Kohli (Hersh Kohli's son).
Uncle to producer Yash Kohli ( Bisham and Hersh's brother). Yash is Dev Anand's sister Savitri (Kanti) son. Yash would later attempt to launch his son Sanjay in a film titled "Target" co starring Dev Anand. This was in the year 1992.
Daughter Devina divorced her first husband a few years after getting married. Bobby Narang ( Her first husband ) was a pilot. His real name was Rajesh Narang who was the brother of famous businessman Ramesh Narang (infamous for being involved with Zarina Wahab) and Rico (Rakesh Narang). Bobby passed away from cancer in 2010.
Dev Anand has a young sister named Sarita (Bonnie) Sareen (Sarin) who lives in Surrey, England. She is married to Raj Sarin. They have a son named Tony Sareen (Sarin).
Granddaughter Gina Narang went to Vancouver BC Canada in 2011 to study photography. It was after that she decided to be a fashion photographer.
His granddaughter Gina Narang (Born 1986) is a licensed pilot. She has followed in the footsteps of her pilot father. Her father passed away from cancer in 2010.In 2007 she eventually left for Dallas, Texas to acquire a Commercial Pilots License.
Granddaughter Gina Narang is married to Prayag Menon. He is a fashion stylist that works in Mumbai India. He mostly works with Gina.
Grandniece name is Rima Kohli. She is the daughter of Hersh Kohli and sister of Purab Kohli. Purab Kohli' s episode in the film " I Am" was based on her experience's. Rima has written several blogs online about her experience 's in Afganistan.
Dev Anand has 4 sister's in total. 2 elder one's. One is married to a doctor. One is married to a lawyer. He has 2 younger sister's.
Dev Anand's first duplicate who was his look a like was Sev Anand. Sev has acted in Parivar (1968) and Om Shanti Om.
Has a look-a-like actor named Sev Anand.
Wanted to launch Hema Malini' s youngest daughter Ahana Deol in a film titled " Beauty Queen". Hema declined the offer.
Amit Khanna was producing a film titled " Naya Johnny " in 1979. Starring Dev Anand, Shammi Kapoor (Replaced Sanjeev Kumar) Hema Malini (Later replaced by Salma Agha),Tina Munium,Sajid Khan, Kaajal Kiran, Gautam Sarin,Amjad Khan, Om Shivpuri, Girish Karnad.Music by Bappi Lahiri, Directed by Surindra Suri. The film got endlessly delayed. Hema Malini opted out. Sanjeev Kumar also followed due to health issues. The director also left the film. Dev Anand stepped in and decided to produce the film with Amit Khanna now in the director's chair. Hema Malini 's role went to Salma Agha in 1981. There were reports that Salma Agha had recorded all the songs in her voice. The film was eventually shelved .
In the late 1990's he wanted to launch Mumtaz's daughter Natasha in a film. Mumtaz declined the offer as her husband did not want his daughters to act.
Starred in the shelved film Navketan "Hum Teeno" (1980/1981) Starring Dev Anand , Hema Malini, Suneil Anand, Raj Babbar,Directed by Gogi Anand. This was to be Suneil's debut. Dev later decided to scrap the film.
Dev Anand sister names are : Savitri (Kanti) , Sheila , Bonnie, and Ushie .
Sister named Usha Madhok.
Sister Usha Madhok is married to Dr. Prithvi Madhok. Prithvi Madhok is the son of director D.N, Madhok. Prithvi has 2 daughter's. Priyam Bhitija ( Married to Deepak) and Alka Puri ( Based in San Jose, California).
Sister Bonnie Sareen is married to Raj Sareen. Actor Gautam Sarin is relative of Raj Sarin. Possibly a younger brother.
Grandniece name is Monisha Anand. Monisha is the granddaughter of Dev's brother Manmohan Anand . She is married to Zubie Anand . Zubie works at the world famous RBC bank. They are now based in Ottawa, Canada.
Nephew name is Puneet Madhok . He is the son of Dev's sister Usha and Prithvi Madhok.
Dev Anand's nephew (Bonnie's son) Tony Sarin is currently Chairman of Quercus Enterprises, a multi-million pound commercial property investment and development company. Tony is also a non-executive director of Coinsilium plc, a listed blockchain technology investment and development company, and he is a prolific angel investor, having developed a well-proven track record of helping smaller companies grow. Tony is also the head of our Restaurants & Hotels and Travel sector groups.If Tony wasn't an accountant, he'd be a professional golfer or an actor.
Dev Anand is the Only Lead Actor in the World whose career has spanned 8 decades--1940s to 2011.
Vijay Anand's first wife Loveleen was signed for the lead role in Jaan Hazir Hai but opted out to get married to Vijay Anand. Vijay was producing the film.
Starred in the shelved movie, Navketan's "Hijack"(1988) Starring Dev Anand, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Amrish Puri, Ranjeet,Saniya, Music by Bappi Lahiri,Written, Produced and Directed by Dev Anand.
Starred in the shelved film Mushir Riaz's "Tijori "(1977). Starring Dev Anand, Music by Laxmikant Pyarelal. Directed by Raj Khosla.
Starred in Anand Pal's shelved film "Pilot"(1956). Starring Dev Anand ,Namita Sinha.
Starred in the shelved film "Raksha" (1977). Starring Dev Anand, Hema Malini, Amjad Khan,Music by Laxmikant Pyarelal,Produced by Sham Behl, Directed by T Prakash Rao.
Starred in the shelved film Navketan's "Accident" (1977). Starring Dev Anand, Praveen Babi, Kabir Bedi,Katy Mirza,Nirupa Roy,Amjad Khan, Music by Rahul Dev Burman, Produced by Dev Anand and Gogi Anand and Directed by Gogi Anand.
Starred in the shelved film Mercury Productions "Mr.John" (1975) Starring Dev Anand, Rekha,Yogita Bali,Anil Dhawan, Pradeep Kumar,Ajit, Pran ,Mehmood,Sulochana,Music by Usha Khanna, Produced and Directed by Sawan Kumar Tak.
Starred in the shelved film Navketan's "Hum Teeno" (1981). Starring Dev Anand, Hema Malini, Suneil Anand,Smita Patil,Raj Babbar,Vidya Sinha, Written by Suraj Sanim, Music by Rahul Dev Burman, Directed by Gogi Anand/Mahesh Bhatt. This was to be Suneil Anand's debut.
Starred in the shelved film Nalanda's "Nawab Aur Shabab"(Nawab Aur Sharab) (1976). Starring Dev Anand, Sunil Dutt,Sanjeev Kumar, Zeenat Aman, Amjad Khan,Prem Chopra, Music by Laxmikant Pyarelal, Produced by Amarjeet and directed by Raj Khosla.
Starred in the shelved film Rajkala's "Kamyaab"(1976). Starring Dev Anand, Rekha,Music by Laxmikant Pyarelal, Produced by Raj Kala, Directed by Raj Rishi. The film was shelved due to the producers not paying the studio for shooting.
Starred in the shelved film Moon Beam Movies "Dev Dharam Dhanraj" (1976) Starring Dev Anand ( In a triple role),Hema Malini,Prem Chopra,Music by Kalyanji Anandji,Directed by Brij Sadanah.
In 1983,Dev Anand had signed Hrishikesh Mukherjee under the Navketan banner. He was to direct Dev Anand and Kushboo in a father daughter story. The film got shelved.
Starred in the shelved movie Maya Movietone's Maharathi (1980). Starring Dev Anand,Jeetendra,Zeenat Aman, Reena Roy, Amjad Khan,Music by Laxmikant Pyarelal,Directed by Kalidas.
Dara Singh Sent a marriage proposal of his eldest daughter to Dev Anand's son Suneil. Dev accepted the proposal but it was Suneil who refused it. This was in 1986. It was actor Jankidas who brought the proposal to Dev.
There was a movie named "Kaafir" starring Dev Anand and Geeta Bali in the 50s but it was not completed after shooting 6 reels. The film was being directed by Chetan Anand! Another film which was announced under Shahin Pictures named 'HUBAB' with Nigar Sultana and Veera along with 'introducing a new face' posted with a question mark! The story was based on Thomas Hardy's 'The Woodlanders'! The director was named as 'S M Jawab.' Hubab in Urdu means 'goal', 'aim'. .
Dev Anand and Kamal Haasan were to do the shelved film Tahiti Productions " Do Diwane Pyar Mein"(1982/1983). Starring Dev Anand,Kamal Haasan, Reena Roy,Ranjeeta Kaur, Smita Patil, (Padmini Kohlapure and Poonam Dhillon's name were also attached to the film at one point). Music by Kalyanji Anandji. It was to be made by producer,director Prakash Verma, who wrote the story of Loot Maar. Dev Anand insisted he just he just verbally gave the okay and was yet to hear the story or get a signing amount . Dev simply gave him an okay about the film. Verma on the other hand told the media he received the dates of all the lead actors.
In the early 1960's there was talk of Dev Anand's family wanting Dev's sister to marry Raaj Kumar. The match making did not work out .
Starred in the shelved movie "Interpole Agent From India" (1962) Starring Dev Anand, Madhubala,K.N.Singh, Helen,Madan Puri,Jeevan,Music by O.P. Nayyar,Directed by Shakti Samantha.
Nephew is producer Acha Anand. He was the son of brother Manmohan Anand. Manmohan Anand had written the lyrics in Chetan Anand's Neecha Nagar (1946). Acha Anand worked as a production controller with Navketan productions. On 26thh November 1994, he died due to cirrhosis of the liver. He was in Delhi for the shooting of his film, Amar Vijay. He worked as secretary of Shabana Azmi , Jackie Shroff and Rajesh Khanna. He is survived by his mother, wife and two daughters.
Starred in the shelved movie Navketan's "Ek Tha Raja"(1974).Starring Dev Anand, Hema Malini, Jeevan, Sunil Thapa, Music by Rahul Dev Burman, Produced by Dev Anand, Directed by Chetan Anand.
In 1975, Dev Anand had flown to New York ,USA to finalize the film "The Immigrants" by Reynold Massey. The project fizzled out .
S. D. Burman recorded Kumar's voice for Dev Anand's Munimji (1954), Taxi Driver (1954), House No. 44 (1955), Funtoosh (1956), Nau Do Gyarah (1957), Paying Guest (1957), Guide (1965), Teen Deviyan (1965), Jewel Thief (1967), Prem Pujari (1970), and Tere Mere Sapne (1971). Some of their songs were; "Maana Janaab Ne Pukara Nahin" from Paying Guest, "Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke" from Nau Do Gyarah, "Ai Meri Topi Palat Ke Aa" from Funtoosh, "Chhod Do Aanchal" from Paying Guest, "Ankhon Mein Kya Ji" from Nau Do Gyarah, "Haal Kaisa Hai Janaab Ka" and "Arre Yaar Meri Tum Bhi Ho Gajab" from Teen Deviyan.
Starred in the shelved movie Orly International's "Target"(1992) Starring Dev Anand, Sanjay Kohli (Son of Dev Anand's nephew Yash Kohli),Tanaaz,Shakti Kapoor,Kader Khan,Sreeprdha, Kunika,Lyrics by Dev Kohli, Music by Raam Laxman,Directed by Ashok Tyagi. The film was originally being made in 1981. Pashupati Pictures Pvt Ltd "Target" Starring Dev Anand, Shatrughan Sinha,Rekha , Amjad Khan,Music by Rahul Dev Burman, Produced by Yash Kohli ( Yash's son Sanjay would star in the new movie Target in 1992), Directed by Gogi Anand.
Starred in the shelved movie Vishesh Films "Ab Mere Bari"(1981) Starring Dev Anand, Rishi Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Tina Munium,Dr. Shreeram Lagoo,Ranjeet,Amjad Khan, Written by Suraj Sanim,Music Bappi Lahiri, Produced by Mukesh Bhatt, Directed by Mahesh Bhatt.
Starred in the shelved movie "Parda Faash"(1989) Starring Dev Anand, Produced by Soham Bhatia,Directed by Kader Kashmiri.
Dev Anand kept requesting the Ramsay's make the film "Om" with him in 1980. It was a remake of the movie "The Omen". Eventually was shot with Rajesh Khanna. . The film was shelved.
In 1989, Anil Sharma signed Dev Anand for Shantketan Films " The Godfather". Dev was to play the title role. Music by Annu Malik, Produced by K.C.Sharma, Written and Directed by Anil Sharma. The project got shelved.
Starred in the shelved movie Rajkala's "Vakil Saheb"(Kamyaab)(1974) Starring Dev Anand, Rekha, Leena Chandavarkar,Sujit Kumar,Music by Laxmikant - Pyarelal, Produced and Directed by Raj Rishi .
Starred in the shelved movie "Mr.Hitler"(1966) Starring Dev Anand, Saira Banu,Music by Shankar Jaikishen,Produced and Directed by Subodh Mukherjee.
Starred in the shelved Hollywood movie "The Trails of Love"(1965) Starring Dev Anand, Jennifer Jones,Charles Bickford, Herbert Marshal,Mary Murphy, Douglas Kennedy,Alec Guiness,William Tannen, J.Carrol Naish,Directed by David O. Selznick.
Starred in the shelved movie "Bhookh"(1969) Starring Dev Anand, Written and Directed by Vijay Anand.
Starred in the shelved movie Nalanda's "Jackpot"(1973) Starring Dev Anand. Zeenat Aman,Pran,Music by Rahul Dev Burman, Produced and Directed by Amarjeet.
Starred in the shelved movie Navketan's "Purana Paapi"(1991) Starring Dev Anand, Amitabh Bachchan,Hema Malini,Meenakshi Sheshadri, Anupam Kher, Music by Bappi Lahiri,Written,Produced and Directed by Dev Anand.
Starred in the shelved movie Shakti Films "One Night To Murder"(1961) Starring Dev Anand, Shammi Kapoor,Madhubala, Pran. Shakila, Helen,Music by O.P. Nayyar, Produced and Directed by Shakti Samanta.
In 2002,Dev Anand was planning a project on Nepals royal massacre is titled RAJMAHAL KA HATYAKAND..The film got shelved.
Starred in the shelved movie Tanushushree Films "Dynamite" (1985) Starring Dev Anand. Music by Bappi Lahri,Produced and Directed by Jagdish Kader.
Starred in the shelved movie "Kaafir"(1965) Starring Dev Anand,Geeta Bali, Priya Rajvansh, Balraj Sahni,Music by Khayyam, Produced and Directed by Chetan Anand.
Nephew Siddhartha "Kaka" Anand, worked as a production controller with Navketan. He also produced Maine Jeena Seekh Liya (1982). Siddhartha was the younger brother of director Gogi Anand. Their father Vishwamitra was Dev's cousin.
At the time of his death, his estate was valued at US$ 50 million.
On the eve of centenary celebrations of Indian Cinema in 2013, he was voted #7 in a poll conducted for "Top 100 Bollywood Stars Of All-Time" by Eastern Eye Magazine, UK.
Was the first bollywood star to purchase an estate in Mumbai's lavish Juhu area during the 50s.
Unlike most of their contemporaries, Dev Anand and good friend cum fellow screen legend Raj Kapoor are one of the few leading men to never play a negative role. However, Anand did play anti-heroes and characters of gray shades in films like Baazi(1951), Jaal(1952), Taxi Driver(1954), Kala Bazaar(1960) and Gambler(1972).
Dev's nephew ,Acha Anand had signed super model Vishesh Uppal in 1993. Vishal was a NRI from Australia who came to India to model. He had signed him for the film "Shaksiyat".
Starred in the shelved movie "Air Hostess"(1969) Starring Dev Anand,Anju Mahendru,Music by Sonik -Omi, Produced and Directed by Madan Kapoor.
Nephew Acha Anand was producing the shelved movie Creative Arts "Amar Vijay"(1994) Starring Dharmendra, Raj Babbar, Ayub Khan, Varsha Usgaonkar, Tinnu Anand, Music by Anu Malik, Produced by Acha Anand ( Dev Anand's nephew), Directed by Ketan Anand.
Second recipient of the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award after Amitabh Bachchan. The honour was presented to him by good friend and long term collaborator singing legend Lata Mangeshkar at the 1993 Filmfare ceremony. The award is also known as The Raj Kapoor Memorial Award, instituted in 1991 in the memory of Anand's contemporary and good friend Raj Kapoor.

Personal Quotes (6)

Life is too short. I don't have time to speak slowly.
I was the leading star in 1945. I slowed down my pace of acting assignments after I came into direction.
You create a work of art. You do not know whether it will get public sanction. Sometimes outstanding films do no business, and sometimes films which are not so good work.
If I wanted, I could have ruled half of Bombay.
I keep drawing inspiration from people every day. All of a sudden, something strikes me so hard and dramatically, and then a dream comes - I sit down, cut it off and make a script out of it.
Motion picture making is a very, very involved affair. It is completely my baby. I'm a thorough professional. I plan films right from the conception of an idea to its final execution.

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