Dev Anand

About Dev Anand

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

  • 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

     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 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

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