Dharamdev Pishorimal Anand (26 September 1923 – 3 December 2011) was an Indian film actor, writer, director, producer, and comedian. He was born on 26 September 1923 in Shakargarh, Punjab, British India. He was Known as Dev Anand. He is famous for his work in Indian Cinema.
He got his graduate degree in English Literature from the Government College, Lahore. In early 1940’s he left his hometown and moved to Bombay. Thier he started working at military censor’s office for a salary of 165 and later joined as a clerk in an accounting firm for a salary of Rs. 85. He joined his older brother, Chetan, as a member of the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA).
Dev married Kalpana Kartik, a Bollywood actress from Shimla. They have two children, Suneil Anand and Devina Anand.
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Dev Anand Biography, Wiki, Death Cause, Son and Wife
|Real Name||Dharam Dev Pishorimal Anand|
|Profession||Actor, Producer, Director|
|Date of Birth||26-Sep-23|
|Date of Death||3-Dec-11|
|Birth Place||Shankargarh, Punjab, India (Now in Pakistan)|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Libra|
|Hometown||Gharota, Gurdaspur, Punjab|
|School||Sacred Heart School, Dalhousie|
|College||Government College, Lahore (Pakistan)|
|Educational Qualification||B.A in Literature|
|Debut||Film – Hum Ek Hai (1946) Producer – Afsar (1950) Direction – Prem Pujari (1970)|
|Father||Pishori Lal Anand|
|Sister||Sheel Kanta Kapur|
|Brother||Manmohan Anand, Chetan Anand, Vijay Anand|
|Wife/Spouse||Kalpana Kartik (1954-2011)|
|Children||Son – Suniel Anand Daughter – Devina Anand|
|Net Worth||Not Known|
|Place of Death||London, England|
|Death Cause||Cardiac Arrest|
|Address||2nd Iris Park, Juhu, Mumbai|
Dev Anand Awards
- 2001 – Padma Bhushan (India’s third highest civilian award from the Government of India).
National Film Awards
- 1965 – National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi for Guide
- 2002 – Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest award for cinematic excellence
- 1959 – Best Actor for Kala Pani
- 1967 – Best Film for Guide
- 1967 – Best Actor for Guide
- 1991 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
National honours and recognitions
- 1995 – Star Screen Lifetime Achievement Award
- 1997 – Mumbai Academy of Moving Images Award for his Outstanding Services to the Indian Film Industry
- 1998 – Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ujala Anandlok Film Awards Committee in Calcutta.
- 1999 – Sansui Lifetime Achievement Award for his “Immense Contribution to Indian Cinema” in New Delhi.
- 2000 – Film Goers’ Mega Movie Maestro of the Millennium Award in Mumbai
- 2001 – Special Screen Award for his contribution to Indian cinema
- 2001 – Evergreen Star of the Millennium Award at the Zee Gold Bollywood Awards on 28 April 2001 at the Nassau Coliseum, New York.
- 2003 – Lifetime Achievement Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema” at IIFA Award in Johannesburg, South Africa.
- 2004 – Legend of Indian Cinema Award at Atlantic City (United States).
- 2004 – Living Legend Award by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in recognition of his contribution to the Indian entertainment industry.
- 2005 – Sony Gold Award.
- 2006 – ANR National Award by the Akkineni International Foundation.
- 2006 – Glory of India Award by IIAF, London.
- 2007 – Punjab Ratan (Jewel of Punjab) Award by the World Punjabi Organisation (European Division) for his outstanding contribution in the field of art and entertainment.
- 2008 – Lifetime Achievement Award by Ramya Cultural Academy in association with Vinmusiclub.
- 2008 – Lifetime Achievement Award by Rotary Club of Bombay.
- 2008 – Awarded at the IIJS Solitaire Awards.
- 2009 – Outstanding contribution to Indian cinema at the Max Stardust Awards
- 2009 – Legend Award given to Dev Anand by Rajinikanth
- 2010 – Phalke Ratna Award by Dadasaheb Phalke Academy
- 2010 – Rashtriya Gaurav Award
- 2011 – Rashtriya Kishore Kumar Samman from the Government of Madhya Pradesh
- 2011 – NDTV Indian of the Year’s Lifetime Achievement Award with Rahul Dravid
- Lifetime Achievement Maestro Award by the Whistling Woods International Institute.
- 2013 – To honour him, a brass statue in his likeness was unveiled at Walk of the Stars at Bandra Bandstand in Mumbai in February 2013.
- 2013 – On the occasion of 100 years of the Indian cinema, a postage stamp bearing his likeness was released by India Post to honour him on 3 May 2013.