Dev Anand’s Birth Anniversary: Rishi Kapoor Shares Pics, Pays Tribute to the Legendary Star of Hindi Cinema
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Dev Anand’s Birth Anniversary: Rishi Kapoor Shares Pics, Pays Tribute to the Legendary Star of Hindi Cinema

Dev Anand was one of the most successful actors of Hindi cinema. He also worked as a writer, director and producer, with his film career spanning over five decades.

Dev Anand, born on 26th September, is considered one of the most successful actors in Hindi cinema. On his birth anniversary, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor took to social media to pay tribute to the late actor. Sharing a picture of Dev Anand from his younger days, he wrote, “Salute to the evergreen star Dev Anand sahab on his 97th Birthday. Never a style Icon and a young at heart like him. Just after Bobby’s release (1973) he told me  at Stardust magazine’s party ‘We youngsters should do a film together’ Such was his confidence. God Bless you sir!” Rishi Kapoor also shared a few other old photos of himself in the company of Dev Anand.

Meanwhile, singer Shaan also paid a tribute by posting a video on Instagram, where he can be seen singing one of Dev Anand’s popular songs (Khwab Ho Tum Ya Koi Haqeeqat from Teen Devian). He wrote, “Remembering the Evergreen #DevAnand on His Birthday today!!!”

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Dev Anand was born in Shakargarh, Punjab (present-day Pakistan). In the 1940s, he became a member of the Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA) and was inspired by Ashok Kumar to become an actor. He got his big break with Ziddi in 1948. His career spanned over five decades and he appeared in many classic Hindi movies such as Guide, Taxi Driver, Jewel Thief and CID. He co-founded his film production house, Navketan Films, in 1949 with his brother Chetan Anand, and worked as a writer, director and producer, along with acting in films. For his contributions to Indian cinema, Dev Anand was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2002. He passed away in 2011 in London, at the age of 88, following a cardiac arrest. He was working even then and his last project, Chargesheet, was ready for release while he was already planning another project.

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