Dev Anand

1923 - 2011

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Dharamdev Pishorimal Anand (26 September 1923 – 3 December 2011), better known as Dev Anand, was an Indian film actor, writer, director and producer known for his work in Hindi cinema, through a career that spanned over six decades. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dev Anand has received more than 4,258,907 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Dev Anand is the 681st most popular actor (up from 2,810th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Pakistan (up from 57th in 2019) and the most popular Pakistani Actor.

Dev Anand is most famous for being one of the pioneers of Indian cinema. He is also known for his work in the film Guide.

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Among actors, Dev Anand ranks 681 out of 10,030Before him are Michael York, John Payne, Lee Majors, John Saxon, Walter Brennan, and Jennifer Jones. After him are James Garner, Jeroen Krabbé, Ryan Reynolds, Frank Langella, James Spader, and Michael Gough.

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Among people born in 1923, Dev Anand ranks 48Before him are Jorge Semprún, Val Logsdon Fitch, Mauno Koivisto, Frederick Herzberg, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, and Edgar F. Codd. After him are René Thom, Alice Miller, Conrad Bain, Aaron Spelling, Stephanie Kwolek, and Masao Ono. Among people deceased in 2011, Dev Anand ranks 50Before him are Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Richard Winters, Ernesto Sabato, Ralph M. Steinman, Baruj Benacerraf, and Leonora Carrington. After him are Michael Gough, Jane Russell, Ante Marković, Har Gobind Khorana, Tom Gehrels, and Maria Altmann.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Dev Anand ranks 17 out of 158Before him are Benazir Bhutto (1953), Vasubandhu (400), Asanga (300), Kanishka (78), Abdus Salam (1926), and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928). After him are Raj Kapoor (1924), Har Gobind Khorana (1922), Aga Khan III (1877), Muhammad bin Tughluq (1290), Manmohan Singh (1932), and Ranjit Singh (1780).

Among ACTORS In Pakistan

Among actors born in Pakistan, Dev Anand ranks 1After him are Raj Kapoor (1924), Kabir Bedi (1946), Dilip Kumar (1922), Sunil Dutt (1929), Prithviraj Kapoor (1906), Kumail Nanjiani (1978), Amjad Khan (1940), Kader Khan (1937), Vinod Khanna (1946), Raaj Kumar (1926), and Manoj Kumar (1937).

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