Legendary actor Dev Anand, who is fondly remembered as Bollywood’s evergreen romantic hero, passed away eight years ago. Remembering the eight-year anniversary, fans and celebrities of the “Guide” actor shared his iconic songs and pictures on social media to pay tribute to the great actor.
Former actress Tina Ambani, who had worked with Dev Anand in films like “Man Pasand” and “Des Prades”, wrote, “Mentor, guide, friend, one of the most debonair men we will ever see. Miss your presence, feel your absence. #Devanand.”
Rishi Kapoor tweeted, “Salute to the evergreen star Dev Anand sahab on his 97th Birthday. Never a style Icon and a young at heart like him. Just after Bobby’s release(1973) he told me at Stardust magazine’s party “We youngsters should do a film together” Such was his confidence. God Bless you sir!”
Congress party also took to Twitter to pay tribute to Dev Anand. The party wrote, “We remember Dev Anand, noted actor, writer, director and producer on his birth anniversary. Known for his exemplary work in Indian cinema, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan.”
Dev Anand’s Biography
Dev Anand was an Indian film actor, director, writer and producer known for his remarkable work in the Indian Cinema. He is considered as one of the most successful and influential actors in the history of Indian cinema. He aspired to become a performer after seeing Ashok Kumar‘s performance in films like Achhut Kanya and Kismet. He made his acting debut with the film Hum Ek Hain in 1946.
Dev Anand was paired with singer-actress Suraiya in seven films together – Vidya, Jeet, Shair, Afsar, Nili, Do Sitare and Sanam.
The legendary actor acted in over 40 films, directed 19 films and produced 35 films.
Along with Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar, he was considered one of the Bollywood Trio that reigned in the fifties and the sixties.
He completed his graduation in English Literature from the Government College, Lahore. Dev Anand was also honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award and Padma Bhushan for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.
Apart from acting, he also explored his hands on scriptwriting, direction and production as well. His last film “Chargesheet”, released in 2011, was directed and produced by him, and he also had a role in the film.
Dev Anand Hit Movies
The veteran actor will always remain in the hearts of millions due to his films and today is the perfect day to remember some of his best films.
Though the Bombai Ka Babu has appeared in several hit films, some of his most memorable films include “Guide” (1965), “Jewel Thief” (1967), “Johny Mera Naam” (1970) and “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” (1971), Hum Dono (1961), Kala Bazar (1960), Tere Mere Sapne (1971), Kala Pani (1958), C.I.D. (1956), Baazi (1951), Tere Ghar Ke Samne (1963), Bombai Ka Babu (1960), Paying Guest (1957), Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai (1961), Asli-Naqli (1962), among numerous others.
Dev Anand’s Death Reason
Dev Anand was 88 when he died of a cardiac arrest in his room at a hotel in London on 3 December 2011 (4 December 2011 I.S.T). His death came just months after the release of his last film ‘Chargesheet’. The great actor was reportedly in London for a medical checkup at the time of his death.
Dev Anand Images on India Content
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