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Dev Anand Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Top Movies, Hit Songs, Style, Quotes

Dev Anand Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Top Movies, Hit Songs, Style, Quotes

Dev Anand Biography (Wiki)

He kept making films till his death in 2011 and he was very passionate about movies.

During his entire career he worked in more than 105 films, most of them did good business at the box office but only a few achieved the cult status. See his all film list

He along with his elder brother Chetan Anand founded a film production company known as Navketan Films. Here are some blockbuster movies under this banner: Baazi, Kala Pani, Hum Dono, Jewel Theif, Guide and Hare Rama Hare Krishna etc. 

His acting style is still copied by many actors, comedians. His fast dialogue delivery became his trademark.

He took his last breath in London, England on 3rd December 2011 (aged 88) where he died because of cardiac arrest.

  • Real Name            -          Dharam Dev Pishori Anand

  • Nicknames             -         Dev Sahab

  • Profession             -           Actor, Producer, Director

  • Date of Birth
    (DOB)                   -           26th September 1923

  • Died                      -           3rd December 2011 (at the age of 88) ( because of Heart Attack)

  • Birth Place           -           Shakargarh, Gurdaspur, Punjab, British India

  • Hometown           -            Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

  • Address/Bungalows    -    2 Iris Park, Juhu, Mumbai (400049)

  • School                  -             Sacred Heart School, Dalhousie, Punjab (now Himachal Pradesh)

  • College                 -             Government College, Lahore, British India

  • Education            -              Bachelor of Arts (BA)

  • Height                  -               179 cm
                                                  1.79 in m
                                                  5' 8" Feet Inches

  • Weight                 -               65 kg or 143 Pounds

  • Measurements               
  • Chest                   -               42 Inches         
  • Waist                   -               32 Inches
  • Biceps                  -               12 Inches

  • Body Type           -                Normal

  • Favorite Colors          -       Black, Grey & Blue

  • Favorite Holiday Destination    -    London (England)  

  • Favorite Sports          -       Cricket, Tennis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Favorite Movie           -       Guide (1965)

  • Favorite Directors     -        Guru Dutt, Vijay Anand

  • Favorite Actors         -          Ashok Kumar

  • Favorite Actresses      -        Suraiya, Zeenat Aman

  • Favorite Song          -           He loved all his songs but one of his favorite was (Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya) (from the 1961 movie Hum Dono)

  • Favorite Weather     -          Monsoon

  • Favorite City            -          Kolkota, India   

  • Diet                             -        Parantha's with pickles, Raw Carrots, Methi Ki Sabzi, Dal, Roti, Channa, Bread, Fruits, He liked home cooked food, He was away from Alcohol and Smoking 

  • Favorite Food             -        Butter Chicken

  • Favorite Dessert         -          Jalebi       

  • First Car                   -            Hillman Minx 

  •  First Hindi Movie     -          Hum Ek Hain (1946)

  • First Movie as Producer      -     Afsar (1950)

  • First Movie as Director      -       Prem Pujari (1970)

  • First International Movie     -       The Evil Within (1970)

  • First Filmfare Award           -     Kala Pani (1959) for Best Actor

  • First National Film Award   -   Guide (1965) Best Feature Film 

  • Last Movie                        -         Chargesheet (2011)

  • Family
  • Father                  -               Pishori Lal Anand            

  • Grandmother     -                 Saraswati Devi

  • Eldest Brother          -          Manmohan Anand                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Elder Brother          -          Chetan Anand                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  • Younger Brother     -            Vijay Anand                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Sister                         -         Sheela Kanta Kapur              

  • Marital               -              Married
  • Status

  • Wife                     -             Kalpana Kartik real name Mona Singha (married in 1954 till his death in 2011)

  • Daughter (Elder)            -             Devina Narang

  • Son (Younger)                  -            Suneil Anand                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Son-in-law           -            Harjinder Pal Singh Deol

  • Granddaughter         -        Jeena Narayan

  • Grand Son (Paternal)               -          None

  • Grand Son (Maternal)              -         None

  • Affairs/ 
    Girlfriend           -             Suraiya

  • Eye Color            -              Black

  • Hair Color          -              Black

    • Nationality         -               Indian

    • Religion              -               Hindu

    • Caste                    -              Punjabi Khatri

    • Zodiac Sign            -           Libra (Birth Chart)

    • Blood Type          -              AB

    • Net Worth           -             340 Crore Rupees (Approx.)
                                                  $50 Million Dollars

    • Hobbies                -            Yoga

    • Books Written on Him  -  The Dev Anand Story (by Dr. Govind Sharma), Dev Saab: A Journey With The Legend Dev Anand (by Vijay Kumar)

    • Book Written by Him   -   Romancing With Life (Own Biography)

    • Best Movies           -               Guide (1965), Jewel Thief (1967), Paying Guest (1957), Johny Mera Naam (1970), Nau Do Gyarah (1957), Des Pardes (1978)

     Pishori Lal Anand (Father) - His father was a very well known lawyer in Gurdaspur District Court.

    Manmohan Anand (Eldest Brother) -  He followed the footsteps of his father and became an advocate in Gurdaspur District Court.

    Chetan Anand (Elder Brother) - He started his film career along with Dev Anand and he directed his first movie Neecha Nagar in 1946. He also co-founded Navketan Films in 1949.

    Vijay Anand (Younger Brother) - He started his movies career with Navketan Films and directed his first movie Nau Do Gyarah in 1957. He also directed one of Dev's best movie "Guide" in 1965.

    Sheela Kanta Kapoor (Sister) - She is married to Kulbhushan Kapur (a doctor). She is the mother of famous director, actor & TV host Shekhar Kapur.

    Kalpana Kartik (Wife) - She is the wife of Dev Anand and she did six films in her whole career which are all made under the Navketan Films.

    Devanand with wife & kids

    School, College Days & Early Work

    Although everybody called him 'Dev Sahab' in the film industry at home his nickname was 'Chiru'.

    He used to play marbles, sometimes cricket, sometimes hockey and also Gulli Danda with his friends.

    Dev studied till matric from Sacred Heart School, Dalhousie (then in Punjab).

    In school, all of his friends used to call him DD.

    He was very popular in school, girls loved to follow him all around the school.

    After finishing school, he went to Lahore where he completed his BA in English Literature from Government College, Lahore.

    On 19th July 1943, he came to Bombay from Lahore with the dream of acting in films, he was just 18 years old at that time.

    After coming to Bombay he struggled because money was a big problem. He then did a job in military censors where he has to censor letter, he did this job for one and a half years.

    Movie Career Of Dev Anand

    In 1945, he did a little theatre after relinquishing the military job, where he was spotted by someone and told him that Prabhat films are looking for a new face for a lead role in Hum Ek Hain. He went there, he was told to go to Pune for the audition and there he was selected. This is how he got his first film.
    The movie was released in 1946, his co-star in Hum Ek Hain was Kamala Kotnis, the movie went almost unnoticed at the box office.

    While shooting this film he became a good friend of assistant director Guru Dutt and they both decided if one become successful then the other one will cast or act in their own films.

    Ziddi released in 1948 and it became superhit at the box office. It changed the career of the evergreen actor.
    Because of the success of Ziddi, he got his career-changing film Vidya against the leading lady Suraiya who was a bigger star than Anand. The two got along really well and they also fell in love.

    His next movie was Hum Bhi Insaan Hain which also proved to be a success at the box office.

    House No. 44 which came in 1955 starring Dev and his wife Kalpana Kartik became a record-breaking hit.

    In 1957, in his movie Paying Guest, he showed his unique acting skills and the songs of this movie also became evergreen hits.

    He did Kala Pani in 1958 with Madhubala which became memorable among the audiences. The movie had some famous songs which are classics.
    A song from this movie "Acha Ji Main Haari"

    Teen Devian came in 1965 where Dev Anand had three heroines Nanda, Kalpana & Simi Grewal. He showed his some his finest acting in this movie.

    Dev Anand Top 10 Movies
    Below is the list of Dev Anand Top 10 Movies of all time.

    10.) Hum Dono
    This movie is must watch for Dev Saab's incredible acting as playing a double role, one as a poor guy and other as a major in the army. Also, watch it for simplest and beautiful 'Sadhna' and sweet and charming Nanda. It's one of a kind of a love story which you don't want to miss.

    9.) Baazi
    This movie comes out as a very very special one for Devanand and many others. Baazi makes Dev Saab a star but it also special for him because he secretly married his co-star and his present wife 'Kalpana Kartik' during the shoot of the movie. This flick is also special for actor-director 'Guru Dutt' who made his directorial debut with this Anand-Geeta Bali-Kalpana Karthik starrer Baazi, a crime thriller with noir elements.

    8.) Tere Ghar Ke Samne
    It a beautiful and simple love story which was directed by Vijay Anand (Goldie). Dev Anand and Nutan performed superbly as a leading couple. The movie was greatly appreciated by the audiences.

    7.) Kala Paani
    Dev Anand as Karan Mehra has found out that his father, considered long dead, was in a jail alive and serving a life term for a murder he did not commit, He vows to get justice for his family. So he all sets out to dig the truth that will prove his father’s innocence. Dev Saab was as superb as he is known for and Madhubala as the reporter and Nalini Jaywant as the fallen woman were excellent.  Also, watch it for two beautiful songs like "Hum Bekhudi Mein Tujko" and "Accha jee main hari".

    6.) Paying Guest
    Nutan's commanding acting skills are the one to look out for. Dev Saab as charming and flirtatious and you can found many more characters in this romantic comedy. Paying Guest” is a story of a lawyer (Ramesh), who falls in love with his landlord's daughter, who manages to wins her heart but lost her faith in him due to some misunderstanding between them but our hero wins her heart and her and eventually saves her from the charge of a murder.

    5.) C.I.D 
    C.I.D, a masterpiece of suspense and romance, Dev Sahab flawlessly performed the character of a smart CID officer, who is well versed in his job and also knows how to romance as elegantly as his work. The movie is also a debut film for the eternal beauty of Indian cinema 'Waheeda Rehman'. She looks as gorgeous and as simple in her first flick. One can also never forget the beautiful songs of this movie which are still fresh in our minds.

    4.) Hare Rama Hare Krishna
    Hare Rama Hare Krishna” was a phenomenal movie of the 70's era. It was a time when India and Indian youth going through a tremendous change. It was a time when a huge menace of drugs culture was growing. So Dev Saab who sense this changing and made a picture which showed this new change in our society. He made this an emotional story of a lovely relationship between a brother and a sister. A brother who saved her sister who indulged in drug addiction. Zeenat Aman who played the role of Dev Saab sister becomes an overnight star after the release of the movie. Songs like Dum Maro dum, Phoolon ka taaron ka are still remembered as some of the awesome songs of Indian cinema.

    3.) Johny Mera Naam
    It was a thriller movie and have had everything present to become one of the great movies of 70's era. Dev Anand looks awesome and young even after growing older opposite much younger and beautiful 'Hema Malini', it was her first film. Its a story of two lost brothers where one a becomes a criminal and other become a CID officer. The wonderful story and charming sons like 'pal bhar ke liye' is still remembered as one of the best romantic songs.

    2.) Jewel Theif
    It is one of those suspense movies which will never ever replaced. If you're watching it for the first time, you will be amazed by the storyteller and also think that in those days people are far ahead in making movies. Some of the superb acting of Dev Anand and veteran and talented actor Ashok Kumar. Jewel Theif should never we missed if you want to know the real Bollywood.
    1.)  Guide
    This movie is a magic of a great director 'Vijay Anand' and also the sublime music of SD Burman. It also a great story is taken from R.K. Narayan book, which becomes the backbone of this phenomenon picture.  Dev Saab become a superstar, Waheeda Rehman also becomes famous and movies were just awesome. Don't waste your time and watch it as soon as possible if you haven't watched it yet.

    Dev Anand & Hema Malini Movies List

    Both of them did 9 films together and they are:

    1. Johny Mera Naam (1970)

    2. Tere Mere Sapne (1971)

    3. Shareef Budmaash (1973)

    4. Chhupa Rustam (1973)

    5. Joshila (1973)

    6. Amir Garib (1974)

    7. Jaaneman (1976)

    8. Sachche Ka Bol Bala (1989)

    9. Censor (2001)

    Dev Anand & Madhubala Movies List

    They did 8 films with each other & they are:

    1. Nirala (1950)

    2. Madhubala (1950)

    3. Nadaan (1951)

    4. Aaram (1951)

    5. Armaan (1953)

    6. Kala Pani (1958)

    7. Jaali Note (1960)

    8. Sharabi (1964)

    Dev Anand & his wife Kalpana Kartik Movies List
    Kalpana Kartik (real name Mona Singha) only did 6 movies as an actor and they all stars Dev Anand. The list of their movies together is:

    1. Baazi (1951)

    2. Aandhiyan (1952)

    3. Humsafar (1953)

    4. Taxi Driver (1954)

    5. House No. 44 (1955)

    6. Nau Do Gyarah (1957)

    Dev Anand & Asha Parekh Movies List

    They did only 4 movies together & they are:

    1. Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai (1961)

    2. Kahin Aur Chal (1968)

    3. Mahal (1969)

    4. Main Tere Liye (1988)

    Dev Anand & Nutan Movies List

    They did 4 films together and they are:

    1. Paying Guest (1957)

    2. Baarish (1957)

    3. Manzil (1960)

    4. Tere Ghar Ke Samne (1963)

    Dev Anand & Geet Bali Movies List

    The pair worked in 6 movies together and the list is:

    1. Baazi (1951)

    2. Jaal (1952)

    3. Ferry (1954)

    4. Milap (1955)

    5. Faraar (1955)

    6. Pocket Maar (1956)

    Dev Anand & Mala Sinha Movies List

    They only did 2 films with each other and they are:

    1. Love Marriage (1959)

    2. Maya (1961)

    Dev Anand & Sadhna Movie

    They only did one movie together:

    1. Asli Naqli

    Movies Directed by Dev Anand


    He started directing films in 1970 and he kept directing movies till his death in 2011. Here is the list of movies directed by Dev Anand:

    1. Prem Pujari (1970)

    2. Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971)

    3. Heera Panna (1973)

    4. Ishk Ishk Ishk (1974)

    5. Des Pardes (1978)

    6. Lootmaar (1980)

    7. Swami Dada (1982)

    8. Anand Aur Anand (1984)

    9. Hum Naujawan (1985)

    10. Sachche Ka Bol Bala (1989)

    11. Awwal Number (1990)

    12. Sau Crore (1991)

    13. Pyaar Ka Tarana (1993)

    14. Gangster (1994)

    15. Main Solah Baras Ki (1998)

    16. Censor (2001)

    17. Love At Time Square (2003)

    18. Mr. Prime Minister (2005)

    19. Chargesheet (2011)

    Dev Anand Style
    Incredible Devanand always known for his style. Whether his dressing style, mufflers, his mullers are popular in the 60's and 70's, his caps, he has had a huge collection of caps and everyone just loves to see Devanand caps.

    He was the 'cool' hero of his times, who wears every new thing he saws or likes and later it becomes trends.

    Dev Saab is the only actor who is banned from wearing a Black Suit in public because his huge number of female  fans started sending him letters in their blood and jumping off buildings

    after seeing him in a black suit.

    He also has had an infinite number of jackets. His cool hair puff was also famous in his halcyon day and he becomes a style icon for Indians.

    Dev Anand Famous Caps With Names

    Devanand Dressing Style

    Dev Anand Quotes
    Here below are some of the motivational quotes by Dev Anand. The legendary evergreen actor of Bollywood always been an inspiration for all fo us. The actor always remains youthful by heart. Although he always looks young in most of his life.

    The secret of his youthfulness and energetic life, even during his last days of life is because he never carries the baggage of the past of any regrets and stress. As he said 'sorrows come in my life for just a short period of time, and I came back to normal life swiftly after that' As one of his quotes is  'I never hung on my sorrows, Its a waste of time'. That why I'm always energetic and full of life because I have nothing in myself that is related to the past.

    Here is the list of  Top 23 Quotes of Devanand to inspire all of us during our difficult times and move towards our goal without discomfort and stress.


    Dev Anand Last Interview

    Dev Anand Hit Songs List:
    Below is the list of Dev Anand best songs including romantic songs, sad songs, funny and inspirational ones. We have chalked the list of his all-time hits.

    51 Best Songs Of Dev Anand Jukebox

    Devanand HD Wallpaper

    Unknown/Interesting Facts of Dev Anand

    • Dev Anand favorite colors were Black, Yellow, and Brown. He also wears a Red Color clothes once in a week.
    • Legendary actor Shammi Kapoor's two blockbusters movies, 'Teesri Manzil' and 'Junglee' and Amitabh Bachhan's first superhit movie 'Zanjeer' were first offered to Dev Anand.
    • Dev saab have also been known for his dashing style and clothes. He has had more than 800 jackets and also a huge collection of caps and scarves.
    • He used to sit with directors and music composers to choose his songs, he used to say that I can't sing a song onscreen which I don't like. He always gave great emphasis to music.
    • There was a gap in his teeth which made his smile unique. During his early days of film career, the makers tried to fill the gap but it didn't work. He felt very awkward & said, "if people like then they will like me with this smile".
    • He always gave first priority to romance in his films which is made for the youngsters. He also thought that being versatile is also a must for an actor.
    • He once used Cindy Crawford's picture in his film Awwal Number as his dead mother.
    • Kishore Bhanushali is the duplicate of Dev Anand and he did many movies duplicating the stars iconic gestures and also his voice.   
    • He was also called 'Gregory Peck of India' a title he didn't like. This name was given to him by Suraiya and media picked on it.
    • There was a rumor that the black coat was banned for him but he himself denies it.

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