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The Evil Within (1970)/ Passport to Danger was a clumsy Bond-style film made by the Filipino director Lamberto V. Avellana in Tagalog. It had a mostly B-string international cast--except for Dev Anand, who was by then known to international audiences and accepted as an important star, mainly because of the Guide (1966). The other exception was Vietnamese beauty Kieu Chinh who would later star in Wayne Wang's Joy Luck Club. The cast was headed by Dev Anand. It was Zeenat Aman’s debut film.

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The sources of this article

i) The Telegraph, UK

ii) When Dev Anand was mistaken for a taxi driver

The Times of India

Roshmila Bhattacharya,Mumbai Mirror | Nov 12, 2013

iii) Dev Anand loved premieres in Kolkata

The Times of India TNN | Sep 26, 2013

By Ranjan Das Gupta

iv) The Times of India

PTI | Dec 4, 2011, 09.46PM IST

v) The Times of India

PTI | Dec 4, 2011

vi) When Dev Anand almost declared his love for Zeenat Aman

The Times of India

PTI | Dec 4, 2011

vii) Maestro SDBurman, Evergreen Dev Anand & All Time Great Rafi Sahab & Hidden Truths

By Vijay Bavdekar

Early life

Dharamdev Pishorimal Anand (he quickly shortened the name to “Dev Anand”) was born in Gurdaspur in Punjab on September 26 1923. Pishorimal Anand was the name of his father, a scholarly lawyer who sent his son to a convent school in Dalhousie in the Himalayas and saw to it that his son studied English literature at Lahore’s elite Government College. Dev Anand is the second of three brothers who were active in Hindi Cinema. His brothers are Chetan Anand and Vijay Anand. Their sister, Sheel Kanta Kapur, is the mother of renowned film director Shekhar Kapur.

After getting a BA, Dev Anand wanted to carry on with an MA in English but his father, who was facing financial problems, demanded that his son work in a bank. At this Dev Anand felt aggrieved, since his elder brother, Chetan, 10 years his senior, had been sent to university in London.

In Lahore, Dev Anand got his first exposure to the big western movies of the time. “This was the period of MGM, of Fox, of Paramount, of Clark Gable, of Gone with the Wind,” he noted. But it was not until he headed to Bombay – then as now the city of celluloid dreams – that he got his screen break.

He left for the city in 1943, aged only 19 and with just 30 rupees (not even £3) in his pocket. More than 55 years would pass before Dev Anand returned to Lahore, which had become part of Pakistan after Partition. Then, with the Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, he climbed on board a touring “friendship” bus as India and Pakistan attempted to resolve their differences. Dev Anand received a rapturous welcome and was serenaded by one fan who could play the melodies from all his hit movies on a flute.


Dev Anand, the debonair hero, whose signature puff hair and swagger enchanted fans across generations, outlived many of his contemporaries with his infectious zeal for life and cinema.

The charismatic star lived by the philosophy of "Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata chala gaya, har fikar ko dhuen mein udata chala gaya," a song written for him by friend Sahir Ludhiyanwi in 1961 film "Hum Dono".

He broke new grounds, playing a smuggler in "Jaal", absconding gang member in "Dushman", blackmarketeer in "Kalabazaar" and a murderer in "Bombay Ka Babu".

Still, critics accused him of being more style than substance. But, Dev Anand proved his detractors wrong - first with a class act in "Kala Paani" (1958). Then came "Hum Dono" (1961) and he finally sealed all doubts with a nuanced performance in "Guide" (1966).

Honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2002, Dev Anand had also been politically active. He led a group of film personalities, who stood up against the 1975 Emergency imposed by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

He actively campaigned against her with his supporters in 1977 Parliamentary elections. He also floated a political outfit, National Party of India, which he later disbanded.

Dev Anand, born September 26 1923, died December 3 2011

1946-49: Early career

Love for acting made Dev Anand leave his hometown and arrive in Mumbai (then Bombay), where he began working at the military censor office at Churchgate, reading letters written by soldiers to their families.

His first starring role came three years after he arrived in Bombay, with the film Hum Ek Hain (1946), about gangsters in Lahore. Dev Anand made his debut as an actor in 1946 in 'Hum Ek Hain'. By the time his 'Ziddi' was released in 1947 he was a superstar and has never looked back.

His first breakthrough "Hum Ek Hain" in 1946, with Pune's Prabhat studios, did little to boost his film career but he found a lifelong friend in fellow actor-director Guru Dutt. The duo made a pact: if Dev produced a film, Guru Dutt would direct and if Guru Dutt produced a film, Dev would act in it.

Dev Anand was offered his first big break by Ashok Kumar for Bombay Talkies "Ziddi" co-starring Kamini Kaushal in 1948 which became a success.

Other productions followed and by 1948, the year Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated, he had begun to establish himself, earning 365 rupees a film.

This was enough to buy his first car, a Hillman Minx, which he took out for a spin on the day that Gandhi was killed. Returning to the set of Vidya after racing along Bombay’s Marine Drive, he found that filming had been suspended as India mourned the passing of the “Father of the Nation”.

Vidya was one of seven films in which Dev Anand took the role of male lead opposite the popular star Suraiya. The pair were often romantically linked but religious differences (she was Muslim, he Hindu) scotched any plans of marriage.

The 1950s

After Do Sitare (1951) the Dev-Suraiya pair did not share the screen again. Instead he sought to establish himself as a star in his own right by setting up the production company, Navketan. Always the one to think ahead, he decided to start producing after Zinddi's success by launching his own company Navketan in 1949. As promised, he signed his friend Guru Dutt to direct the crime thriller 'Baazi' (1951). This creative collaboration was a success.

Among Navketan’s first films was the thriller Baazi (1951), with Kalpana Kartik playing the female lead. Once again Anand found himself one half of a couple adored by audiences, and the pair reprised the success of Baazi throughout the Fifties in films such as Aandhiyan (1952) and Nau Do Gyarah (1957). By then, however, the screen couple had become man and wife in real life; following the marriage Kalpana Kartik began to wind down her film career.

1952, 1953: lean years

Reeling under the financial burden of two flops— 'Aandhiyan' (1952) and 'Humsafar' (1953)-- Navketan's 'Taxi Driver' drove on to the streets of Mumbai on a shoestring budget. Scripted by the youngest Anand, Vijay, fondly called Goldie, who was still studying at the St. Xavier's College, and fine-tuned by Chetan Anand's wife Uma, the film starred Dev Anand and Kalpana Kartik.

Kalpana was a girl from an army background in Shimla, who was paired with Dev in Guru Dutt's 'Baazi' (1951) went on to make a hit jodi with him after the success of the crime thriller.


The two signed up for Taxi Driver (1954). With Suraiya out of the picture, Dev fell in love with her and the two quietly got married on the sets during lunch break. However, they couldn't keep the wedding a secret for long because the cinematographer spotted a ring on Kalpana's finger, which hadn't been there an hour earlier. Enquiries revealed that her dashing groom had slipped it on. Two years later, Suneil was born. Kalpana quit acting after 'Nau Do Gyarah', went back to her original name Mona and over the years became a recluse.

Mohan Churiwala, Dev's close associate, remembers the song 'Jaayen to jaayen kahan' recorded separately by Lata Mangeshkar and Talat Mehmood. "Talat saab was an unusual choice for Dev saab, but Dada (SD Burman) insisted on recording the male version with him and the song won him the Filmfare Award for Best Playback (Male) while Burman was adjudged Best Music Director," said Churiwala.

Churiwala recalls how Dev was mistaken for a real cabbie when he had stopped outside Taj Mahal Hotel to pick up Sheila Ramani who plays to a club dancer Sylvie. "A foreigner jumped in and directed Dev saab to take him to the red light area. It took our hero a few minutes to convince him that they were shooting a film following which the apologetic guy got off," he narrates.

Mumbai (then Bombay), he points out, was mentioned in the credits, and the cab, a Buick, took viewers on a picturesque tour of the city. "At the film's premiere, members of the taxi drivers union who'd been invited, parked their cabs outside Minerva theatre before stepping in. It was a rare sight," Churiwala says, adding that in 1976 the film was remade by Chetan Anand as Jaaneman.

In Navketan's silver jubilee year Dev wanted all three brothers to make films under the banner. Chetan Anand made Jaaneman, Vijay Anand made Bullet, while Dev Anand started on Des Pardes which was released two years later.

Important films

Apart from Guide (1966), films that secured his place in India’s pantheon included Hum Dono (1961); Jewel Thief (1967); and Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971). Hum Dono was re-released in colour in 2011 as ‘Hum Dono Rangeen.’

The songs of Dev Anand: SD Burman, Rafi and Kishore

Vijay Bavdekar writes in It was always said that Kishore was SD Burman-da’s first choice for Dev Anand, also it is an open truth that Burmanda had a special feeling for Kishore In my opinion facts are somewhat different. So without prejudice, let us have a flashback.

Burman-da — Dev Ananad–Kishore combination

Few examples are as below.

Kishore,who started career from “Ziddi” (M D Khemchand Prakash-1948), sang for Dev under Burmanda’s music for the first time in 1951 and the song was- “Dil ye kya cheej hai” (Baazi), and thereafter he continued upto 60-70 deacade just as…”De bhi chuke hum dil nazrana” (with Geeta Dutt-Jaal) “Dukhi man mere“,”Aye meri topi palat ke aa“and “Wo dekhen to unki inayat“-with Asha-(Fantoosh), “Jeevan ke safar me raahi” (Munimjee) ,”Mana janabne pukara nahi“,”Hay hay hay ye nigahen” & “Jamana kya kahega“-with Asha,”(Paying Guest) Hum hai raahi Pyaarke” & “Aankhome kya jee“-with Asha, “(Nau do gyarah),”Oonche sur me gaye jaa“-(House no.44) “Khwaab ho tum ya“,”Are yaar meri“–with Asha, “Likha hai teri aankhonme” & “oof kitni thandi hai meri” -both with Lata (All from Teen Deviyan),”Gata rahe mera dil“-with Lata (Guide),”Ye dil na hota bechara” & “Aasman ke neeche“-with Lata-(Jewel Thief) ,”Phoolonke rangse” (Prem Pujari) and lastly “Dil aaj shayar hai gum aaj nagma hai“-(gambler). No doubt these songs were great hits once upon a time, but I feel, they lack some variety and exact vocal expressions which Dev Anand shew on his chocolate face. You will find this, with something more in SD–DEV–RAFI–melodious & more romantic combination.” think over the songlist below.

SD Burman–DevAnand–Mohd. Rafi

“Thummak thummak chali kahan“(Ek ke Baad Ek), and more songs form this film,”Chale gaye hum bekhudime” & “Achhaji mai haari chalo maan jaao na“-with Asha-(Kala Pani) “Khoya Khoya chaand “,”Apni to har aah ek toofan hai” & “Rimzim ke Tarane leke aayi Barsaat“-with Asha (All from Kala Bazaar), “Diwana mastana hua dil“-with Asha, & “Saathi na koi manzil” (Both from Bambai ka babu),”O aaja panchhi akela hai“, “Kalike roopme chali ho dhoopme” – (Both from Nau do gyarah),”Dilka bhanwar kare pukar“,”tu kahan ye bata“,”sunle tu dilki sada” & “Dekho rootha na karo” (All from Tere gharke saamne),”Aise to na dekho” & “kahin bekhayaal ho kar” (both from Teen Deviyan),”Kyaa se kyaa ho gaya“,”tere mere sapne ab ek rang hai” & “Din dhal jaye haye“All from Guide), “Chupkese mile pyaase pyaase “-with Geeta Dutt and “mera man tera pyaasa” from gambler (last song of Rafi for Dev and SD).

Rafi sang for Dev Anand (One year before than Kishore ) “Sawan ki gahatao dheere dheere aana” Aage Badho with Khursheed–Sudhir Phadake-1947) and continued from 50-51 to 60-70 decade as below.

Husnalal Bhagatram- “Chhotasa fasana hai tere mere pyaarka” (with Lata –Birha ki Raat) & “O sanam, sanam sanam (Rafi-Sureiya-Film Sanam) , & more films. C.Ramchandra-”Dekh hame aawaaj na dena” (Rafi-Asha–Amardeep),”Duniya kya hai” (Sarhad) and more films. Chic Chocolete-”Aisa kya kusur kiya“(Rafi-Lata –Naadan) OPNayyar–”Aankho hi aankhonme“(Rafi –Geeta-CID),”Raat sard sard hai”(Jali note,–All rafi songs of this film are enchanting), Salil Chaudhari – Koi soneke dilwala (Maya), Shankar Jaikishan- teri julfonse judaai to nahi (Jab pyar kisisse hota hai)-”Dheere dheere chal“(Rafi-Lata-Love Marriage), “Aap naraz khuda khair karen”(Pyar Muhabbat)and more films, Jaidev-”Mai zindagika saath” and more (Hum dono), MadanMohan-”Sawan ke mahineme ek aagsi seeneme”and classic ”Mujhe le chalo aaj phir us galime” -(Sharabi) etc. etc.

Love life

Regarding Suraiya and Kalpana Kartik, also see above

In the 40s, Dev Anand got a few offers to star opposite singer-actress Suraiya, an established actress of that time.

While shooting these films, he became romantically involved with Suraiya. The two of them were paired in seven films together --"Vidya", "Jeet", "Shair", "Afsar", "Nili", "Do Sitare" and "Sanam" , all hits at the box office.

He finally proposed Suraiya on the set of "Jeet" but Suraiya's maternal grandmother opposed the relationship as they were Muslim and Dev Anand Hindu. Suraiya remained unmarried all her life. He married Kalpana Kartik after meetin her on the set of "Taxi Driver".

When Dev Anand almost declared his love for Zeenat Aman

Basking in the glow of the success of Hare Rama Hare Krishna in 1971, Dev Anand, the ever-romantic hero, soon realised that he was in love with the film's leading lady and his discovery Zeenat Aman.

Describing his feelings for Zeenat, Dev Anand wrote in his autobiography, Romancing With Life that he enjoyed it when newspapers and magazines started linking them together romantically after the film's success.

He almost declared his love to her, but quietly withdrew when he saw her getting close to Raj Kapoor, who wanted to cast her in his film Satyam Shivam Sundaram.

"Whenever and wherever she was talked about glowingly, I loved it; and whenever and wherever I was discussed in the same vein she was jubilant. In the subconscious, we had become emotionally attached to each other," Dev Anand wrote in his 2007 book.

Some years later, Dev Anand admitted he felt jealous when Raj Kapoor kissed Zeenat in full view of the invited audience at the premiere of his next film Ishq Ishq Ishq.

He soon realised that he was in love with her and wanted to declare it to her at a romantic meeting at the Taj in Mumbai.

He wrote: "Suddenly, one day I felt I was desperately in love with Zeenat - and wanted to say so to her! To make an honest confession, at a very special, exclusive place meant for romance. I chose the Rendezvous at the Taj, on top of the city, where we had dined together once earlier."

Dev Anand wrote that he called up Zeenat and arranged to go to the meeting place after a brief presence at a party, where "a drunken Raj Kapoor .. threw his arms around her exuberantly. This suddenly struck me as a little too familiar. And the way she reciprocated his embrace seemed much more than just polite and courteous."

Suspecting something, Dev Anand recalled that a rumour had been floating that Zeenat had gone to Raj Kapoor's studio for a screen test for the main role in his new movie Satyam Shivam Sundaram.

"The hearsay now started ringing true. My heart was bleeding," he wrote.

The situation changed further for Dev Anand when Raj Kapoor, "in drunken joviality", told Zeenat: "You are breaking your promise that you will always be seen by me only in a white sari."

A dejected Dev Anand wrote: "More embarrassment was written large on her face, and Zeenat was not the same Zeenat for me any more. My heart broke into pieces... The rendezvous had already lost all meaning in my mind. I sneaked out of the place."

He added: "The evening delivered a blow to my personality, and my dominating spirit. I had decided on the spur of the moment to tell Zeenat for the first time how much I loved her. And that there was an idea in my mind of another story that would put her on a pedestal as never before, the highest so far. But that was never to be."

Refusal to accept the advent of age

When his contemporaries like Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar stopped playing the leading men in movies, Dev Anand continued to woo young heroine in movies till 1983.

Even though after 'Awwal Number' (1990), his movies did not do well at the box office, the evergreen hero's mantra was always to think positive. "I never give myself a chance to get depressed. I think ahead."

His recent movies focused on the themes of present times like "Sau Crore", "Censor", "Mr Prime Minister" and the latest "Chargesheet" where he always played the central character.

In 2007, he released his memoirs " Romancing with Life" where he admitted he has never looked back in his life, always preferring to remain optimistic and confident about future.

The Telegraph adds: During the Seventies and Eighties, Dev Anand managed to defy the passing of time, resolutely wooing much younger female stars on screen. Eventually, though, as he moved into his 70s, audiences and critics found it increasingly difficult to suspend their disbelief.

Despite the enormous and enduring affection in which he was held, Dev Anand’s later films – such as Love at Times Square (2003); Mr Prime Minister (2005); and Charge Sheet (2011) – did not prosper. But his energy and enthusiasm for the film business never waned. The fact that Navketan was producing the movies meant that he could go on living the life of the Bollywood hero until the very end. Even as one film was being taken off the screens by weary distributors, Dev Anand was enthusiastically planning his next cinematic disaster.

He usually wrote the treatments for these films in English and was proud of the fact that did not require a ghostwriter for his autobiography, Romancing With Life.

His last years

In his last years he was involved in the direction of a new all American film Project 'Song Of Life' - a musical love story which was to be shot in the United States.

He was to play the central character in the film which was to have a predominantly American star cast.

Keeping up with his image of an evergreen star, the actor had said that he wanted to be reborn as Dev Anand.

In an interview to PTI in 2010, he said, "I am always in a rush because time is slipping away and I am chasing it, chasing it. I have so many stories to tell but where is the time. I wish I am born again as Dev Anand and people will see a young star 25 years later. That will give me some time to finish what I want to do."

His films spoke of his modern sensibilities and desire to portray tomorrow's headlines today. The Bollywood legend always said that his films were expression of his world view and hence dealt with socially-relevant subjects.


IANS | Dec 4, 2011

Dev Anand was perhaps the first Bollywood star who formally tried his luck in politics.

He had a short but not sweet stint, but certainly started a trend of celebs entering the corridors of power.

Way back in 1977, after the Emergency was imposed by then prime minister Indira Gandhi, Dev Anand decided to set things right and "teach the politicians a lesson". He plunged into politics by launching the National Party of India (NPI).

His opposition to Indira Gandhi, her late son Sanjay Gandhi and other top Congres leaders of the time arose mainly out of his disdain for Emergency, which he vociferously mentioned in public and private, his favourite line being: "Unko sabak sikhana hai", said a close family friend, who was also an office bearer of the NPI.

This was despite the fact that Dev Anand enjoyed good relations with top leaders, including the country's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and even Atal Behari Vajpayee, who also went on to become prime minister.

In his autobiography aptly titled "Romancing With Life", Dev Anand has devoted a significant portion to his short-lived political movement.

He recalled the slogan "Indira is India, India is Indira" and referred to Sanjay Gandhi as the "Pampered young Prince"- "......I knew I had become a marked man for the Sanjay coterie," he wrote.

About the 1975-1977 period of Emergency, Dev Anand wrote: "The pro-Emergency lobby enforced strict discipline amongst the masses and the rank and file of the government offices through certain legislative measures. It did a lot of good to the country. But, the fact was that the soul of the people was smouldering, their spirit stifled by an iron hand."

"They were dying to break the shackles, and the lava inside them was gathering momentum, soon to explode into a spluttering volcano. It just needed a single matchstick to light up. And the matchstick was provided by Indira Gandhi herself."

He got inspired from the initiative taken by late southern superstar M.G. Ramachandran, whose foray into politics did wonders for the people of Tamil Nadu.

"I accepted the challenge and was elected president of the party, the determined motto of which was to help elect only those people to the Lok Sabha who were the most qualified in respective fields, and therefore the most deserving," he wrote.

For the new-born NPI's inaugural rally at the historic Shiva ji Park here was comparable to political rallies by any other mainstream political party.

Besides Dev Anand, other Bollywood big names like F.C. Mehra and G.P. Sippy addressed the crowds which cheered enthusiastically - signalling that "Bollywood had finally arrived in politics," according to his close friend, who attended the rally, but declined to be identified.

However, for the evergreen star, the dust and grime of real life politics was difficult to stomach.

Though he quit politics, Dev Anand and his top colleagues were seen regularly in public, rushing to help the victims of floods, earthquakes, riots or other natural and man made calamities around the country.

After that, he was never considered close to any party, though he was invited by Vajpayee when he went on his famous Bus Yatra to Pakistan over a decade ago, in Feb 1999.

Dev Anand, born in undivided India and educated in Lahore, now in Pakistan, and some other celebs grabbed the opportunity to travel on the bus.

It is believed that political parties realised the crowd-pulling magnetism of actors only after the NPI and later almost every party made it a norm to include one or two celebs in its top rungs.

For instance, Indira Gandhi nominated the late Nargis Dutt to the Rajya Sabha, much later, her late husband and actor Sunil Dutt also became a Lok Sabha member from Mumbai and was a minister at the centre.

There were politicians like Shatrughan Sinha and Vinod Khanna in the Bharatiya Janata Party.

In fact, film stars are a 'must' on the list of speakers for most major political rallies.

Dev Anand and Calcutta

April 6, 1966. A crowd of about 1,000 enthusiastic fans were waiting outside a city five-star to greet their idol, Dev Anand.

The evergreen hero was in Kolkata, along with brother, director Vijay Anand and leading lady Waheeda Rehman, for the premiere of 'Guide'. As Dev saab came out to greet the crowd, a female fan threw an autograph book to him, which he caught. Much to her delight, he signed 'With Love, Dev Anand' and returned the book to her. He also made it a point to visit Paradise and Lotus cinemas where 'Guide 'was being screened to packed houses.

Kolkata was Dev saab's favourite city to premiere his films. Taxi Driver, Nau Do Gyarah, Hum Dono, Hare Rama Hare Krishna and Heera Panna — most of his films started their journeys from this city. He had fond memories of his first visit to Kolkata in 1951 for the premiere of Baazi. The actor, then young and shy, was overwhelmed to be introduced to Uday Shankar by his friend, director Guru Dutt.

In the '60s, whenever he visited Kolkata, he made it a point to meet actress Suchitra Sen with whom he had worked in Bambai Ka Babu and Sarhad. He was also fond of singer Sandhya Roy, who played his rakhi-sister in Asli Naqli. Their bond was so strong that Dev treated her as his own sister.

While shooting Teen Deviyan here in 1965, the actor is said to have taken help from ace director cinematographer Ajay Kar. "This is the capital of culture. It is the land of icons like Pramathesh Barua, Chabi Biswas, Uttam Kumar and Satyajit Ray and its audience has appreciated my films the most," Dev sahab always said. His last visit here was in May 2011 to launch a book.

Dev Anand and London

In 1978 he set Des Pardes, a film about illegal immigration, in London. Despite missing out on the chance to attend university in Britain, he always felt at home here and was a frequent visitor. At any restaurant in London he would be instantly recognised by Indians, old and young, and would happily sign autographs and pose for group pictures.

Dev Anand, who had gone to London for a medical check up, was not keeping well for the last few days, family sources told PTI. His son Sunil was with him when he breathed last.


For his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema, Dev Anand was honoured with the prestigious the 'Padma Bhushan' in 2001 and 'Dada Saheb Phalke Award' in 2002.

Dev Anand has won two Filmfare Awards - India's equivalent of the Oscars - in 1958 for his performance in the film 'Kala Paani' (Black Water) and in 1966 for his performance in 'Guide'.

'Guide' went on to win Filmfare Awards in five other categories including 'Best Film' and 'Best Director' and was sent as India's entry for the Oscars in the foreign film category that year.

In 1993, he received a Filmfare 'Lifetime Achievement Award' and in 1996 he received a Screen Videocon 'Lifetime Achievement Award'.

Complete filmography

As an actor

1946 Hum Ek Hain

1947 Aage Badho

1947 Mohan

1948 Hum Bhi Insaan Hain

1948 Vidya

1948 Ziddi

1949 Jeet

1949 Namoona

1949 Shair

1949 Udhaar

1950 Afsar

1950 Birha Ki Raat

1950 Dilruba

1950 Khel

1950 Madhubala

1950 Nili

1950 Nirala

1951 Aaram

1951 Baazi

1951 Do Sitare

1951 Nadaan

1951 Sanam

1951 Sazaa

1951 Stage

1952 Aandhiyan

1952 Jaal

1952 Tamasha

1952 Zalzala

1953 Armaan

1953 Humsafar

1953 Patita

1953 Rahi

1954 Baadbaan

1954 'Ferry'

1954 Taxi Driver

1955 Dev Anand in Goa (Alias Farar)

1955 House No. 44

1955 Insaniyat

1955 Milap

1955 Munimji

1956 C.I.D.

1956 Funtoosh

1956 Pocket Maar

1957 Baarish

1957 Dushman

1957 Nau Do Gyarah

1957 Paying Guest

1958 Amar Deep

1958 Kala pani

1958 Solva Saal

1959 Love Marriage

1960 Bombai Ka Babu

1960 Ek Ke Baad Ek

1960 Jaali Note

1960 Kala Bazar

1960 Manzil

1960 Sarhad

1961 Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai

1961 Maya

1961 Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja

1962 Asli-Naqli

1962 Baat Ek Raat Ki

1962 Hum Dono

1963 Kinare Kinare

1963 Tere Ghar Ke Samne

1964 Sharabi

1965 Guide

1965 Teen Devian

1966 Akalmand

1966 Pyar Mohabbat

1967 Jewel Thief

1968 Duniya

1968 Kahin Aur Chal

1969 Mahal

1970 Johny Mera Naam

1970 Prem Pujari

1970 The Evil Within

1971 Haré Raama Haré Krishna

1971 Tere Mere Sapne

1972 Yeh Gulistan Hamara

1971 Gambler

1973 Banarasi Babu

1973 Chhupa Rustam

1973 Heera Panna

1973 Joshila

1973 Shareef Budmaash

1974 Amir Garib

1974 Ishq Ishq Ishq

1974 Prem Shastra

1975 Warrant

1976 Bullet

1976 Jaaneman

1977 Darling Darling

1977 Kalabaaz

1977 Saheb Bahadur

1978 Des Pardes

1980 Ek Do Teen Chaar

1980 Lootmaar

1980 Man Pasand

1982 Swami Dada

1984 Anand Aur Anand

1985 Hum Naujawan

1989 Lashkar

1989 Sachché Ká Bol-Bálá

1990 Awwal Number

1991 Sau Crore

1994 Gangster

1996 Return of Jewel Thief

1998 Main Solah Baras Ki

2001 Censor

2003 Aman Ke Farishtey

2003 Love at Times Square

2005 Mr Prime Minister

2009 Chellamay (TV Series)

2011 Chargesheet

As a director

Anand had perhaps just two hits as a director)

1970 Prem Pujari (mega-budget flop)

1971 Haré Raama Haré Krishna (hit: the no.5 or no.7 hit of the year)

1973 Heera Panna

1974 Ishq Ishq Ishq

1978 Des Pardes (a success; no.16 that year)

1980 Lootmaar

1982 Swami Dada

1984 Anand Aur Anand

1985 Hum Naujawan

1989 Sachché Ká Bol-Bálá

1990 Awwal Number

1991 Sau Crore

1993 Pyaar Ka Tarana

1994 Gangster

1998 Main Solah Baras Ki

2001 Censor

2003 Love at Times Square

2005 Mr Prime Minister

2011 Chargesheet

As a producer/ Navketan films

He established his film production company 'Navketan International Films' in 1949 and has produced more than 35 movies.

1950 Afsar

1953 Humsafar

1955 House No. 44

1956 Funtoosh

1957 Nau Do Gyarah

1958 Kala pani

1960 Kala Bazar

1962 Hum Dono

1963 Tere Ghar Ke Samne

1965 Guide

1967 Jewel Thief

1970 Prem Pujari

1971 Haré Raama Haré Krishna

1971 Tere Mere Sapne

1973 Heera Panna

1973 Shareef Budmaash

1974 Ishq Ishq Ishq

1976 Jaaneman

1978 Des Pardes

1980 Lootmaar

1982 Swami Dada

1984 Anand Aur Anand

1987 Madadgaar (associate producer)

1989 Sachché Ká Bol-Bálá

1990 Awwal Number

1991 Sau Crore

1993 Pyaar Ka Tarana

1994 Gangster

1998 Main Solah Baras Ki

2001 Censor

2003 Love at Times Square

2005 Mr Prime Minister

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As a scriptwriter

1952 Aandhiyan

1970 Prem Pujari

1971 Haré Raama Haré Krishna

1973 Heera Panna

1978 Des Pardes

1985 Hum Naujawan

1989 Sachché Ká Bol-Bálá

1990 Awwal Number

1993 Pyaar Ka Tarana

1994 Gangster

2001 Censor

2003 Love at Times Square

As a playback singer

1966 Pyar Mohabbat (Sun, sun, sun re balam)

1969 Mahal

Lesser known facts

Dev Anand: Lesser known facts about the actor

The Times of India

Bollywood's evergreen hero Dev Anand, who worked in more than 100 films and has entertained us with films like Guide, Hare Krishna Hare Ram, Des Pardes, Jewel Thief and Johnny Mera Naam to name a few, holds a special place in everyone's heart. One of the most handsome actors of his times, Dev Anand was asked not to wear black suit in public apparently because women would go crazy seeing him dressed in black and would jump from buildings. The Bollywood superstar was born as Devdutta Pishorimal Anand and was called Dharam Dev Anand. His nickname was Chiru.

He earned Rs. 160 before becoming an actor: The legendary superstar spent his early years in Gharota village near Gurdaspur town. He did his schooling till matriculation from Sacred Heart School, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh (then in Punjab) and went to college Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh before going to Lahore to study. Later, Dev completed BA degree in English Literature from the Government College, Lahore in British India. During his struggling days in Mumbai, Dev Anand worked as a clerk in an accountancy firm for a meagre salary of Rs 85 to make ends meet. He also worked at the Military Censor Office and earned Rs. 160 before becoming an actor.

Ashok Kumar aka Dada Muni inspired Dev Anand to become an actor. Yes, it was Ashok Kumar, whose films like Achut Kanya motivated him to take up acting seriously. Ashok Kumar gave Dev Anand his first movie break in Ziddi. Apparently, he spotted Dev Anand on the sets and took him in for the Bombay Talkies production 'Ziddi'. The film was directed by Shaheed Latif.

The Dev-Suraiya romance: Indian film industry has seen number of beautiful onscreen pairs who light up the screen with their presence and chemistry. One such pair was Dev Anand and his alleged love interest Suraiya. According to reports in the media, Dev Anand and Suraiya's romance blossomed on the sets of the film Vidya. The famous on-screen pair fell in love while shooting for the film Vidya. In fact during the shooting of the song Kinare kinare chale jaayenge on a boat, the boat overturned and in a true Bollywood hero style Dev Saab rescued Suraiya and wanted. He wanted to marry her. He also proposed to Suraiya on the sets of the film Jeet with a diamond ring worth Rs 3,000, but Suraiya's maternal grandmother was strongly opposed to the inter-religious romance. Suraiya remained unmarried all her life.

When Dev Anand turned down Junglee, Teesri Manzil and Zanjeer: The legendary actor, who has given a break to many newcomers in Bollywood had turned down many blockbusters. Very few people are aware of the fact that Dev Anand was the original choice for films like Subodh Mukherjee's Junglee and Nasir Hussain's Teesri Manzil but the actor turned down both the offers owing to differences with the makers. Both the films went on to become the biggest hits of Shammi Kapoor's career. Apart from Teesri Manzil and Junglee, even Zanjeer was originally offered to Dev Anand.

His famous chequered print cap: Dev Anand, who is best remembered for his romantic roles and style statements left an impressive impact on the generations to come. The legendary actor’s iconic, chequered print cap worn in the film Jewel Thief was reportedly purchased from a shop in Copenhagen, Denmark. While shooting for Pyar Mohabbat with Saira Bano, the actor bought this iconic checkered cap.

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