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Dev Anand, the evergreen hero of Indian cinema served the industry for more than five decades in over 110 motion pictures. In his career of over 65 years, he did 114 Hindi films of which 104 have him play the main solo lead hero and he also did 2 English films. Dev Sahab won two Filmfare Awards for his movie “Kala Paani” and “Guide”; besides, he was awarded Padma Bhushan in the year 2001. The best part of all his movies was his acting as well as the music, you may choose any of his movies like ‘Guide’, ‘Kala Paani’, ‘Hare Ram Hare Krishan’, ‘Jewel thief’, ‘Tere Ghar ke Samne and much more.
Here we are sharing some hidden facts from his life that were not so common:
Dev Anand’s first role model was his elder brother Chetan Anand.
Dev Anand received an “outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema” award by the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in July 2000.
In his entire career, he acted in just one two-hero film, named “Insaniyat” with Dilip Kumar.
No actresses wanted to play his sister’s role on Hare Ram Hare Krishna, as they all were interested in playing his love interest.
Dev Anand was known for his flamboyant personality that imitated in his outfits. He owned 800 jackets and his favorite colors were yellow, brown and black.
Both Hema Malini and Premnath worked for free in Dev Anand’s film Jaaneman. The film was directed by Chetan Anand.
Dev Anand was very optimist about roles and was full of life and bubbling with energy all the time, it doesn’t come as a surprise that in his entire career there was only one death scene in Guide that he did.
There were two of his films ‘Kahin Aur Chal’ (1968) and a multi-starter ‘Ek Do Teen Chaar’ (1980) remained unreleased till date.
Dev Anand debuted film was ‘Hum Ek Hain’ (1946), and he was paid Rs 400 per month for his film, and he bought a house with this salary.
Dev Anand gave work to jobless Balraj Sahni and offered Sahni to write the dialogues and screenplay for his movie Baazi.