The golden trio of bollywood ; Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Dev Anand in the late 50's were the pioneers of charisma in the hindi cinema but today its about the one who with his scarves and colourful appearance was a debonaire. He was full of life and his movies, full of love. Yes, I am talking about Dev Anand .
Dharam Dev Pishorimal Anand; born on 26th September 1923, in Pakistan, after completing his education came to Mumbai as he aspires to become an actor, influenced by Ashok Kumar's performance in 'Achhut Kanya' and 'Kismet' of Bombay Talkies. But reality hinders every dream; getting the role in a film was not a doddle. Anand had to work in the military censor's office at Churchgate to earn his bread butter. Later, he joined an accounting firm. Usually time turns when one does something beyond one's thoughts.
Anand, would have never thought before that he would gatecrash into the office of the man who gave him his first break; Babu Rao Pai of Prabhat Film Studios. Later, Babu Rao mentioned to his people that 'this boy struck me because of his smile and beautiful eyes and his tremendous confidence.' Anand debuted by the film 'Hum ek hain' of Prabhat Films.
Anand was offered his first big break by the legendary Ashok Kumar. He spotted Anand and picked him as the hero for the BombayTalkies production Ziddi (1948) which became an instant success. Then Anand became an epitome for charm, love and enthusiasm.After getting established in 50's he emerged as a romantic hero in 60's in films like Manzil, Tere ghar ke samne, Asli Nakli and many more, can't forget to mention 'Guide'; his first colour film with Waheda Rehman which was Indo-Us-Co Production and was shot in both hindi and English, Though Guide couldn't get that appreciation that time but now it is considered as a classic.
His life couldn't be comprised in my words or to be precise in anybody's words.
In 3rd December 2011, he left us but his charm is still in the hearts of everyone.When he was asked about his philosophy for life, his words were "मैं जिन्दगी का साथ निभाता चला गया, हर फिक्र को धुएं मे उडाता चला गया."❤#oldbollywood#classicbollywoodsongs#Devanand#Bombaytalkies#bollylife#gloriousbollymemories