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Dev Anand


Born - 26 September 1923, Gurdaspur, Punjab, India
Died - 3 December 2011

Cheerful, open-faced Bollywood superstar with dark, wavy hair, a romantic idol on film even into his sixties. After three years in Bombay seeking a breakthrough, he made his film debut in Hum Ek Hain (1946) and, following his first leading role in Ziddi (1948), was soon a major star with his powerful, outgoing personality. Born Dharamdev Anand, he made several films opposite top female star Suraiya, including Vidya (1948) and Do Sitare (1951). Later he also made a number of movies opposite Kalpana Kartik, whom he married in 1954. He gave an award-winning performance in Kala Paani (1958), but his most famous film remains Guide (1965), in which he played a tour guide jailed for forgery. He remained in romantic leading roles perhaps too long and his star faded from the 1980s, although he continued to film sporadically, his last being Chargesheet (2011). He died from a heart attack.