Dev Anand is regarded as one of the greatest actors of the Indian cinema. The evergreen actor worked in over 100 films during his illustrious career. The entire country still remembers him for his powerful and unforgettable roles. On his 100th birth anniversary today, not only the film fraternity but other eminent personalities are also paying their tributes to the legend. Dev Anand is best known for films including Guide, C.I.D., Jewel Thief, Johny Mera Naam and Taxi Driver among others. The way he played his characters in his movies established him as one of the biggest actors of all time.
Former Delhi MLA Vijay Jolly organised a programme in memory of the late actor. India TV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma joined it online from London. Rajat Sharma said that when he visited the office of Dev Anand to invite him on his show 'Aap Ki Adalat', the actor told him that it was not him but he (Rajat Sharma) who has become the star now. Rajat Sharma also explained the meaning of Dev Anand. "Anand was associated with Dev Sahab's name. Happiness, enthusiasm, and celebration were his biggest strengths. This is what we need to learn on Dev Sahab's birthday. How can we be happy, how can we not care about someone's age. Let us live life on our own terms. He (Dev Anand) used to say 'Mai Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya' (lines of his famous song). We need to learn the same way to live life," said Rajat Sharma.
Dev Anand was born as Dharamdev Phismorimal Anand on September 26, 1923. He received his Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Government College, Lahore. Later, he entered the film industry and played the lead role in 104 films in his 65-year-long career. In 1977, he decided to enter politics and formed a political party, the National Party of India. However, he left politics and went back to producing films. His last film was Mr Prime Minister in 2005. He died in 2011 at the age of 88. Dev Anand dominated our minds and souls with his acting and charm.