- Latest Update: January 12, 2021 12:01 pm
|Birthday||26 September 1923 (Wednesday)|
|Date of death||03 December 2011 (Saturday)|
|Birth Place||Shakargarh , Narowal , Punjab|
|Age (in 2011)||88 years 2 months 7 days Old|
|Height||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.7 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 6" ins
|Weight||in Kilograms- 55 kg
in Pounds- 121.25 lbs
Dev Anand was born on 26-09-1923 in Shakargarh, Narowal in the state of Punjab, Pakistan. He was an Indian Film Actor, Film Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Writer, Founder & Comedian who well known for his work in Bollywood industry.
|Other Name:||Dharamdev Anand, Dev Sahaab, Dharam Devdutt Pishorimal Anand|
|Other Professions:||Comedian Film Director Film Producer Founder Screen writer Writer|
Dev Anand Biography, Relationship & Career
Shortly after completion of his research, he relocated to Bombay and started working in a military censor’s office. Simultaneously, he also joined his elder brother Chetan Anand in Indian People’s Theatre Association.
He had been offered a part in the famed movie Hum Dono at the year 1946 where he was paired opposite veteran celebrity Suriya in the year 1946. Their pairing became hit one of the people and they then starred in seven more movies like Do Sitare, Jeet, Sangam and Vidya among others. They began dating each other too but because of family differences, they could not marry and stopped working with each other too. The first big film he obtained was offered to him by Ashok Kumar who signed him for a Bombay Talkie movie titled Baazi from the year 1948. The film was a massive hit and Dev Anand became highly popular with the audiences. Following this film, he also established his own production house named Navketan and beneath his production house, he made around 35 movies till his death in 2011. He signed up the legendary director and actor Guru Dutt to direct his movie Baazi. He was the producer of the movie and played the lead character. He was paired Kalpana Karthik in this movie. This film was a massive hit and he had been offered different movies opposite Kalpana then. Finally, the couple fell in love on the collections of Taxi Driver.
He’ll forever be remembered for his style of nodding his head when speaking. This fashion of his became highly popular among his fans. In the decade of the 1960s, he established himself as the very sought-after romantic hero and has been paired with all leading actresses of the time such as Mala Sinha, Nutan, Asha Parekh, and Meena Kumari among others. Some of his movies which require a particular mention are Hum Dono, Guide, C.I.D., Hare Rama Hare Krishna and Tere Ghar Ke Saamne among others. He had an illustrious career both as an actor and as a producer and combined with various Best Actor awards, he was felicitated by the Government of India with Padma Bhushan and the Dada Saheb Phalke Award in the year 2001 and 2002 respectively.
Together the couple is blessed with a boy called Suniel Anand and a daughter called Devina Anand.
Body Measurements of Dev Anand
Personal Info of Dev Anand
|Home Town||Shakargarh tehsil, Gurdaspur|
|Address||2 Irish Park Juhu, Mumbai|
|School||Sacred Heart School, Dalhousie, (then in Punjab)|
|College||Government College, Lahore|
|Qualification||BA degree in English Literature|
|Hobbies||Reading, Writing, Collecting pens, Jackets and Pair of shoes, Yoga.|
|Net worth||$50 Million|
Favourite things of Dev Anand
|Favorite color||Black, Brown, Yellow|
|Favorite food||Non Veg Food, Homemade Healthy Food|
Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Dev Anand
- Following his hit movie Kaala Paani, he had been asked not to wear the black suit in public as women in those days used to leap from buildings to see him wear a black suit.
- Before becoming an actor, he earned a meagre Rs. 160 working in the Military Censor Office.
- Dev Anand turned down hit movies like Junglee, Zanjeer and Teesri Manzil among others.
- The famous checkered hat that was worn by him in his iconic movie Jewel Thief was purchased by him from a hat store in Copenhagen, Denmark.
- He was frequently called DD.