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Dev Anand Birth Anniversary: Lesser Known Facts About Evergreen Star

Tributes to one of the greatest and most beloved actor, Dev Anand. Not only, Dev Anand re-defined romance with his incredible repertoire, but he also became the true definition of a 'hero' in Bollywood. On the occasion of his birthday, we have listed down some of unknown facts about the evergreen star.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 September 2019, 11:17:40 PM
Dev Anand Birth Anniversary: Lesser Known Facts About Evergreen Star

Dev Anand Birth Anniversary: Lesser Known Facts About Evergreen Star

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Tributes to one of the greatest and most beloved actor, Dev Anand. Not only, Dev Anand re-defined romance with his incredible repertoire, but he also became the true definition of a 'hero' in Bollywood. On the occasion of his birthday,  we have listed down some of unknown facts about the evergreen star. (Image credit: Twitter) 

Dev Anand Birth Anniversary: Lesser Known Facts About Evergreen Star

Dev Anand Birth Anniversary: Lesser Known Facts About Evergreen Star

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During his struggling days in Mumbai, Dev Anand worked as a clerk in an accountancy firm for a earn salary of Rs 85 to make ends meet. (Image credit: Twitter) 

Dev Anand Birth Anniversary: Lesser Known Facts About Evergreen Star

Dev Anand Birth Anniversary: Lesser Known Facts About Evergreen Star

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His career spanned more than 65 years with him acting in 114 Hindi films, of which, 104 have him play the main solo lead hero. (Image credit: Twitter) 

Dev Anand Birth Anniversary: Lesser Known Facts About Evergreen Star

Dev Anand Birth Anniversary: Lesser Known Facts About Evergreen Star

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The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2002 for his contribution to Indian cinema. (Image credit: Twitter) 

Dev Anand Birth Anniversary: Lesser Known Facts About Evergreen Star

Dev Anand Birth Anniversary: Lesser Known Facts About Evergreen Star

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Dev Anand also formed a party called the 'National Party of India', which he later disbanded. (Image credit: Twitter) 

Dev Anand Birth Anniversary: Lesser Known Facts About Evergreen Star

Dev Anand Birth Anniversary: Lesser Known Facts About Evergreen Star

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Dev Anand died in his room at The Washington Mayfair Hotel in London at the age of 88 on December 3, 2011. (Image credit: Twitter)