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 decided to become an actor when he saw Ashok Kumar’s Achhut Kanya’.
- Ashok Kumar had selected Dev Anand for the blockbuster movie Ziddi.
- Dev Anand wanted to join Royal Indian Navy of the British Armed Forces, but he got rejected. So he started working for Rs 165/Month in the military censor’s office, Churchgate.
- Later he joined an accounting firm as a clerk for Rs 85/Month.
- Dev Anand and Guru Dutt decided that all Guru Dutt movies will have Dev Anand as the lead actor and all movies produced by Dev Anand will be directed by Guru Dutt.
- Dev Anand wanted to cast Mumtaz in “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” movie in 1971, but Mumtaz had already signed seven films that year. That time, one actor had the restriction on signing more than seven movies a year. But Dev Anand fought with everyone and took Mumtaz to Nepal under police protection.
- Dev Anand was banned to wear the Black suit after the super hit movie “Kala Pani” in 1958. Whenever he went into the audience in a black suit, girls used to be faint due to his charming looks.
- He also worked in a Hollywood movie, The Evil Within in 1970.
- For the movie Junglee and Teessri Manzil he was the first choice, however, due to some reasons, he declined both the offers. Which later become a huge commercial success.
- Dev Anand and actress Surraiya fell in love during the shooting of the movie Vidya in 1948. He proposed her with a diamond ring worth Rs 3000. but Surraiya could not accept his proposal because of her maternal grandmother because of his religion. Surraiya stayed single till her death.
- He is also a big fan of Charlie Chaplin.
- Guide was the only movie in his entire career, in which he had died in the end.
- Room Number 11 at Fredrick hotel in Mahabaleshwar, a hill station in Maharashtra was always reserved for Dev Anand. He always stayed in that room whenever he was in the town.
- He never works in any advertisements in his entire career.
- The famous checkered hat that was worn by him in his iconic film Jewel Thief was bought by him from a hat shop in Copenhagen, Denmark.
- He loved collecting jackets and has over 800 Jackets.
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.