26 September 1923 and he died on 3 December 2011. He was an Indian film actor, writer, director and producer known for his work in Hindi cinema. He founded the Navketan Films in 1949 with his elder brother Chetan Anand. He was given the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2002 for his contribution to Indian cinema. He ruled more than 65 years in bollywood. He acted in more than 116 films. He was born in Shakargarh tehsil of the Gurdaspur district in Punjab. His father was Pishori Lal Anand and was a well-to-do advocate. He completed his education from Sacred Heart School, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh (then in Punjab) and then was admitted to Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh before going to Lahore to study. He also completed BA degree in English Literature from the Government College, Lahore in British India. He did movies like: Vidya (1948), Jeet (1949), Shair (1949), Afsar (1950), Nili (1950), Do Sitare (1951) and Sanam (1951) and all of which were successful at the box office. His sizzling chemistry with actresses like: Raakhee, Parveen Babi, Hema Malini, Zeenat Aman stole hearts of millions. He worked with well known music composers like: Hasrat Jaipuri, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Neeraj, Shailendra, Anand Bakshi, and playback singers Mohammed Rafi, Hemant Kumar and Kishore Kumar. Check out this page for more updates on Dev Anand.