Late actor Dev Anand was born on September 26, 1923. Though his actual name is Dharam Devdutt Pishorimal Anand, he was known as Dev Anand, one of the most influential actors in Indian film history. In his career spanning almost 65 years, he featured in around 114 Hindi movies.
His first movie Ziddi was an instant hit, and then followed a trail of many hits. The actor was known for his famous movies such as Ziddi, Jewel Thief, Prem Pujari, Gambler, Hare Rama Hare Krishna. His trademark style was his penchant for nodding, which is still being imitated by a lot of people when they try to imitate him. He mostly featured in crime, light comedy and romantic movies.
The eminent actor has been actively part of the film industry, people still enjoy his movies, they have a nostalgic feel to it. He has been credited with Padma Bhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke Award and Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the Indian cinema. His evergreen songs such as Gaata Rahe Mera Dil, Acha Jee Mai Haari, Abhi Na Jao Chhodkar, Dil Pukare Aa Re and Shokhiyon Mein Ghola have still not lost charm. On his birth anniversary we share with you a jukebox of hit Dev Anand songs.
Listen to the best music of Dev Anand’s successful films below!