Dev Anand: News

Dev Anand was an Indian film actor, producer, and director who worked in the Hindi film industry. In a career spanning over six decades, Dev was one of the most successful actors in the Indian film industry. He received the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2002. He is also the recipient of three Filmfare awards. In 1949, Dev had co-founded Navketan Films along with his elder brother Chetan Anand. He harbored the wish to become a performer after watching Ashok Kumar’s performance in films like ‘Kismet’ and ‘Achhut Kanya.’ In 1946, Dev was offered the lead role in ‘Hum Ek Hain.’ While shooting for the film, he befriended actor Guru Dutt. Dev got his first big break in the 1948 film ‘Ziddi,’ which was offered to him by legendary actor Ashok Kumar. Following this, he went on to act in more than 110 movies. Some of his popular movies include ‘Jaal,’ ‘Kala Pani,’ ‘Baazi,’ ‘Funtoosh,’ ‘Guide,’ among several others. In 1969, Dev was also a member of the jury at the 6th Moscow International Film Festival. He died on December 3, 2011, due to a cardiac arrest.

27 Sep 2023


Saira Banu remembers 'big-hearted' Dev Anand in note

Veteran actor Saira Banu commemorated the 100th birth anniversary of legendary actor Dev Anand by sharing some amusing anecdotes from their time together on the set of the 1966 film, Pyar Mohabbat.

11 Sep 2023


Amitabh Bachchan opens up about Dev Anand's birth centenary celebrations

The Film Heritage Foundation is celebrating the centenary of legendary Indian actor Dev Anand with a unique festival titled Dev Anand@100 - Forever Young. The two-day event, held in association with NFDC-NFAI and PVR Inox, will take place on September 23-24 across 30 cities and 55 cinema halls in India.

11 Sep 2023


Dev Anand birth centenary: Film Heritage Foundation announces 2-day festival

The Film Heritage Foundation (FHF) has announced a two-day film festival titled Dev Anand@100 - Forever Young, to celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of legendary actor Dev Anand.

03 Dec 2020

Ashok Kumar

Tina Ambani shares heartfelt post on Dev Anand's death anniversary

Former actress Tina Ambani has shared a heartfelt post for late superstar Dev Anand, remembering him on his death anniversary.

11 Aug 2018


Poetry in songs has died down, says Tochi Raina

Singer-composer Tochi Raina says poetry in songs has died down, deteriorating the quality of music being produced.

10 May 2018

Amitabh Bachchan

40 years of 'Don': A film Bollywood rejected, people accepted

"Don" was a Salim-Javed script that many big stars in the industry had passed on but Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, and director Chandra Barot decided to take on the "difficult" project to pull one of their friends out of debt.