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DEV ANAND

Dev Anand (26 September 1923 – 3 December 2011), was an Indian film actor, writer, director and producer known for his work in Hindi cinema. Part of the Anand family, he co-founded Navketan Films in 1949 with his elder brother Chetan Anand. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 2001 . His career spanned more than 65 years with acting in 114 Hindi films of which 104 have him play the main solo lead hero and he did 2 English films.
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Dev Anand flanked by two of his most beautiful and promising discoveries, Tina Munim and Zeenat Aman. Such a delightful threesome, the trio had regaled us with their incredible charm and sophistication for decades, their movies and songs still popular and being played on radios round the world! Such a wonderful photograph

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Sheila Ramani, Kishore Kumar, Kalpana Kartik and Dev Anand on the sets of the film 'Taxi Driver' (1954).

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Dev Anand married co-star Kalpana Kartik (Mona Singha) in a very non-filmi style during the shooting of TAXI DRIVER. Both took a half-an-hour break between shots to get married at the Registrar of Marriages and came back as husband and wife to resume the shooting.

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#Hollywood actor Gregory Peck & Bollywood heartthrob #DevAnand...Both shared a very close resemblance. It is also said that Dev Anand used to model himself on #GregoryPeck to impress Suraiya because she was a big fan of Gregory while our Dev was in love with Suraiya.

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Made for each other! Kishore Kumar’s voice suited Dev Anand perfectly. In fact, #KishoreKumar’s first recorded song “Marne Ki Duayen Kyon Maangu” for “Ziddi” (1948) was picturised on Dev. From then on, Kishore preferred singing only for himself and Dev till 1968-69, when he turned towards full time playback singing. Their musical bondage lasted right from ‘Ziddi’ days till Kishore Kumar’s death in October 1987.

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