Dev Anand

haram Dev Anand(born 26 September, 1923), better known as Dev Anand, is an Indian Hindi Cinema actor, director and film producer. Dev is the second of three brothers who were active in Hindi Cinema. His brothers are Chetan Anand and Vijay Anand. Their sister, Sheel Kanta Kapur, is the mother of renowned Hindi and English film director Shekhar Kapur. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2002 for his contributions towards Indian cinema.

Indian cinema's evergreen star Dev Anand has been invited by the BBC Asian Network for an interview July 7.

Known Indian-born compere Sonia Deol will conduct the interview at London's Radio Theatre.

In his career spanning more than six deacades, the 84-year-old thespian delivered hits like "Ziddi", "Taxi Driver", "Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai", "Tere Ghar Ke Samne", "Guide", "Johnny Mera Naam", "Hare Rama Hare Krishna" and "Jewel Thief".

Dev Anand has also played a crucial role in bringing new faces to the celluloid. He introduced Zeenat Aman as the mini-skirt sporting, pot-smoking girl in his directorial venture "Hare Rama Hare Krishna" and post the film she became an overnight sensation.

Another new face that the legend brought to the showbiz was Tina Munim.

Both the actresses enjoyed a very successful stint in Bollywood.

He is also renowned as a story teller recalling his remarkable career in films and the stars he has worked with.
Dev Anand is the real example of ideal male beauty. Men of all ages are still compared with Dev Anand while estimating the lavel of attraction in them like features, profiles, figure, body language and style. His typical hair style became a brand and was copied by millions of his admirers and still continues to be a contemporary style.

Dev Anand got his first break with 'Hum Ek Hain' in 1946. However, his first hit was 'Ziddi' in 1948. His other famous films are 'Baazi', 'Guide', 'Jewel Thief', 'Johnny Mera Naam', 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna', 'CID' and 'Tere Mere Sapne'.

His last film produced, directed and acted was 'Charge-sheet' that didn’t do well at the box office. Dev Anand always said that box office does not determine success or failure for him. He made films because he enjoyed doing so.

He used to say… “I don't chase life, life chases me”

Here are some pictures of the most handsome man I have ever seen:

The network is operating a random draw this time for tickets for the recording. Those who are interested can enter the random draw at any time until 12 noon Thursday. The winners can watch the recording and get the opportunity to talk to Dev Anand at the end of the interview, the network says on its site.