Dev Anand

  • Birthday: 26. September 1923
  • Birthplace: Shakargarh, Punjab, British India, now in Punjab, Pakistan
  • Awards: 2001 – Padma Bhushan (India's third highest civilian award from the Government of India), 1965 – National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi for Guide, 2002 – Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest award for cinematic excellence, 1959 – Best Actor for Kala Pani, 1967 – Best Film for Guide, 1967 – Best Actor for Guide, 1991 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, 1996 – Star Screen Lifetime Achievement Award, 1997 – Mumbai Academy of Moving Images Award for his Outstanding Services to the Indian Film Industry, 1998 – Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ujala Anandlok Film Awards Committee in Calcutta, 1999 – Sansui Lifetime Achievement Award for his 'Immense Contribution to Indian Cinema' in New Delhi, 2000 – Film Goers' Mega Movie Maestro of the Millennium Award in Mumbai, 2001 – Special Screen Award for his contribution to Indian cinema, 2001 – Evergreen Star of the Millennium Award at the Zee Gold Bollywood Awards on 28 April 2001 at the Nassau Coliseum, New York, 2003 – Lifetime Achievement Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema" at IIFA Award in Johannesburg, South Africa, 2004 – Legend of Indian Cinema Award at Atlantic City (United States), 2004 – Living Legend Award by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in recognition of his contribution to the Indian entertainment industry, 2005 – Sony Golden Glory Award, 2006 – ANR National Award by the Akkineni International Foundation, 2006 – Glory of India Award by IIAF, London, 2007 – Punjab Ratan (Jewel of Punjab) Award by the World Punjabi Organisation (European Division) for his outstanding contribution in the field of art and entertainment, 2008 – Lifetime Achievement Award by Ramya Cultural Academy in association with Vinmusiclub, 2008 – Lifetime Achievement Award by Rotary Club of Bombay, 2008 – Awarded at the IIJS Solitaire Awards, 2009 – Outstanding contribution to Indian cinema at the Max Stardust Awards, 2009 – Legend Award was given to Dev Anand by Rajnikanth, 2010 – Phalke Ratna Award by Dadasaheb Phalke Academy, 2010 – Rashtriya Gaurav Award, 2011 – Rashtriya Kishore Kumar Samman from the Government of Madhya Pradesh, 2011 – NDTV Indian of the Year's Lifetime Achievement Award with Rahul Dravid, Lifetime Achievement Maestro Award by the Whistling Woods International Institute


Dharam Devdutt Pishorimal Anand (26 September 1923 – 3 December 2011), better known as Dev Anand, 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. Anand is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema.

The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2002 for his contribution to Indian cinema. 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.