Articles about Dev Anand

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.

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.

26 Mar 2020

Bollywood News
Veteran actor Nimmi passes away; Bollywood pays tribute

Veteran actor Nimmi, popular for her roles in Hindi movies in the 1950s and 60s, passed away on Wednesday. She was 88 years old.

26 Jun 2019

Bollywood News
Six Bollywood celebrities who have strong educational background

Bollywood is a place where people have to start young to become a star eventually. In this process, pursuing education often takes a backseat.

13 Sep 2018

Dilip Kumar
When Ayushmann was asked to show his c*ck in audition

Undoubtedly, Ayushmann Khurrana has managed to carve a niche for himself in the industry, without any godfather.

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.

29 Apr 2018

Mumtaz's daughter dismisses death rumors, says she's "happy and healthy"

Veteran actress Mumtaz's younger daughter Tanya Madhvani has dismissed the reports of her death.

27 Jan 2018

Hamid Karzai: Trump must "walk the talk" on Pakistan's terrorism

Former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai called upon US president Donald Trump to "walk the talk" about curbing Pakistan's support to terrorist outfits.

09 Nov 2017

Deepika Padukone
10-years of Om Shanti Om: Tracing its contribution to cinema

Om Shanti Om, the glossy Farah Khan film that tried to recreate Bollywood's most iconic period, completes 10 years today.

09 Sep 2017

Akshay Kumar turns 50: Is the era of Superstars gone?

Come November, Shah Rukh Khan turns 52, in December Salman Khan will be 51, Aamir Khan is 52 and today Rajiv Bhatia, popularly known as 'Akshay Kumar', turns 50.

18 Jun 2017

Bollywood, the bygone era of Superstars and mass euphoria

Come November, ShahRukh Khan turns 52, in December Salman Khan will be 51, Aamir Khan is 52 and September will see Rajiv Bhatia popularly known as 'Akshay Kumar' reach 50.

15 Aug 2016

Indian cinema today: In numbers

43% of the net box office revenue was amassed by the Hindi film industry (Bollywood) as of 2014.

04 Aug 2016

Amitabh Bachchan
'The Voice India Kids' mentors pay tribute to Kishore Kumar

Popular singers Shaan, Neeti Mohan and Shekhar Ravjiani of 'The Voice India Kids' paid a musical tribute to the Indian-cinematic legend ahead of his 87th birthday which falls on Thursday.