I am a big fan of devanand sir. and really miss his acting. I am starting this blog with his story first.His actual name is Dharam Dev Pishorimal Anand
I still remember the days when I used to watch movie in doordarshan on sundays on a black and white Telivision.Those are the happiest days. well lets come back to our topic.

Early life
Dev was born Dharam Dev Pishorimal Anand on 26 September 1923 in the Shakargarh tehsil of the Gurdaspur district in Punjab (British India) present-day Narowal district of Pakistan). His father Pishori Lal Anand was a well-to-do advocate. Dev was the third of four sons born to Pishori Lal Anand. One of Dev's younger sister is Sheela Kanta Kapur, who is mother of Shekhar Kapur. His older brothers were Manmohan Anand (Advocate, Gurdaspur Dist. Court) and Chetan Anand and younger one was Vijay Anand. Dev Anand spent his early years in Gharota village near Gurdaspur, Gurdaspur town. He did his schooling till matriculation from Sacred Heart School, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh (then in Punjab) and went to college Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh before going to Lahore to study. Later Dev completed his graduation in English Literature from the Government College, Lahore in British India.

Dev Anand died in his room at The Washington Mayfair Hotel in London at the age of 88 on 3 December 2011 (4 December 2011 by Indian Standard Time) of a cardiac arrest. His death came just months after the release of his last film, Charge Sheet. Anand was reportedly in London for a medical check up at the time of his death.Condolences poured in from all corners of the Indian film industry, with most of them remembering his positive attitude towards life.On 10 December, his funeral service was held at a small chapel in London after which his casket was taken to the Putney Vale Crematorium in West London for cremation. His ashes were returned to India for immersion burial in the Godavari river.

Awards, honors and recognitions

Civilian Honors
2001 – Padma Bhushan (India's third highest civilian award from the Government of India)

National Film Awards
2002 – Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest award for cinematic excellence

Filmfare Awards
1959 - Winner Best Actor for Kalapani
1967 - Winner Best Film for Guide
1967 - Winner Best Actor for Guide
1991 - Winner Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award

A song from Hum Dono Hindi movie


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