Dev Anand

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Dev Anand

Birth Date: 26 Sep, 1923, Age (88)

Occupation : Artist, Actor, Director, Producer

Place of Birth : Punjab

Date of Death : 03 Dec, 2011

Dev Anand

Dev Anand

Dev Anand, was an Indian film actor, writer, director, and producer known for his work in Indian cinema.Dev Anand had a love affair with actress Suraiya from 1948-1951, but it could not come to the marriage altar, because of opposition by Suraiya's maternal grandmother. Suraiya remained unmarried throughout her life till she died on 31 January 2004. In 1954, Dev married Kalpana Kartik, a Bollywood actress from Shimla, in a very private marriage during the shooting of the film Taxi Driver. Kartik was Christian.

Dev Anand was offered his first big break by Ashok Kumar. He spotted Anand hanging around in the studios and picked him as the hero for the Bombay Talkies production Ziddi (1948), co-starring Kamini Kaushal, which became an instant success. After Ziddi's success, Anand decided that he would start producing films.

A rapid-fire style of dialogue delivery and a penchant for nodding while speaking became Dev's style in films such as House No. 44 , Pocket Maar, Munimji, Funtoosh, C.I.D. and Paying Guest. In the 50s his films were of the mystery genre or light comedy love stories or were films with social relevance such as Ek Ke Baad Ek and Funtoosh. His style was lapped up by the audience and was widely imitated.

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    Born on September 26, 1923, Anand's real name was Dharam Dev Anand and known to be one of the most handsome actors of his time.His unique dialogue delivery, style and charm earned his the title of 'Gregory Peck of India'. The actor had unmatched stardom in 60s.