Dev Anand was an actor, writer, director and producer of the Indian film industry. He was the evergreen hero of the film industry. He was called Dev Saab by his admirers. He was the co founder of the Navketan Films.
Dev Anand played the lead actor for more than 5 decades in over 110 motion pictures. He gave a new dimension to the magical state called stardom. He has directed 19 films and produced 35 films. He was a style statement in the era he ruled.
He was dubbed the Gregory Peck of India. He was one of the trios formed by the superhit Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand himself.
Dev Anand was honored the Padma Bhushan by the government of India in 2001. He was the recipient of the Dadasaheb Falke award in 2002 for his contribution to Indian cinema.
Awards, Honors and recognitions
2001 – Padma Bhushan (India's third highest civilian award from the Government of India)
National Film Awards Winner
1965 – National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi for Guide
2002 – Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest award for cinematic excellence
Filmfare awards Winner
1959 – Best Actor for Kala Pani
1967 – Best Actor for Guide
1967 – Best Film for Guide
1993 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
National honors and recognitions
1995 – Star Screen Lifetime Achievement Award
1997 – Mumbai Academy of Moving Images Award for his Outstanding Services to the Indian
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 Gold 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 is given to Dev Anand by Rajinikanth
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.
2013 – To honor him, a brass statue in his likeness was unveiled at Walk of the Stars at Bandra Bandstand in Mumbai in February 2013.
2013 – On the occasion of 100 years of the Indian cinema, a postage stamp bearing his likeness was released by India Post to honor him on 3 May 2013.
International honours and recognitions
In July 2000, in New York City, he was honoured by an Award from the hands of the then First Lady of the United States of America, Hillary Clinton, for his "Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema".
In 2000, he was awarded the Indo-American Association "Star of the Millennium" Award in Silicon Valley, California.
Donna Ferrar, Member of the New York State Assembly, honoured him with a "New York State Assembly Citation" for his "Outstanding Contribution to the Cinematic Arts Worthy of the Esteem and Gratitude of the Great State of New York" on 1 May 2001.
In 2005, he was honoured with a "Special National Film Award" by the Government of Nepal at Nepal's first National Indian film festival in Stockholm.
In 2008, he was guest of honour at a dinner hosted by the Provost of Highland Council in Inverness, Scotland to celebrate 10 years since he first worked in the Scottish Highlands. He spent several days in the area, en route to Cannes, as a guest of the Highlands and Islands Film Commission. Read More and pay tribute Here