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Happy Birthday Dev Anand: The women in his life

It is impossible not to associate Dev Anand with charisma, good looks and oh the charm. During his 65 years as the Bollywood stargaze, he had women swooning around his charm. Being one of the most sought-after actors of the silver screen, he was a producer and a director, too. With such a multifarious profile, he was always a Casanova among women, or that was at least what women wanted him to be.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 September 2018, 10:56:03 AM
During his 65 years career, Dev Anand was an actor, producer and a directoe

During his 65 years career, Dev Anand was an actor, producer and a directoe

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It is impossible not to associate Dev Anand with charisma, good looks and oh the charm. During his 65 years as the Bollywood stargaze, he had women swooning around his charm. Being one of the most sought-after actors of the silver screen, he was a producer and a director, too. With such a multifarious profile, he was always a Casanova among women, or that was at least what women wanted him to be.
Kalpana Karthik and Dev Anand

Kalpana Karthik and Dev Anand

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Mona Singha or more commonly known as Kalpana Karthik is the wife and late widow of Dev Anand. Known to have fallen in love with the charismatic Dev Anand on the sets of Taxi Driver, Mona herself was the beauty queen of the 1950s.
Dev Anand's first love, Suraiya

Dev Anand's first love, Suraiya

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Dev Anand might have had a few affairs with the glitter town ladies but it was his first love, Suraiya, that made headlines for a long time. They met on the sets of their first movie, Vidya and from then on, their chemistry onscreen was undeniably passionate as was tragic. Although an unrequited love, their story was one of the most passionate love sagas of its time.
Dev Anand's muse, Zeenat Aman

Dev Anand's muse, Zeenat Aman

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Dev sure does have a knack of falling in love onscreen and taking it offscreen too. After realising that he was in love with his co-star and muse Zeenat Aman on the on sets of Hare Rama Hare Krishna, he wanted to declare it to her at a romantic meeting at the Taj in Mumbai. But he backed off as a true gentleman, on finding out about her inklings with Bollywood mogul Raj Kapoor.
Hema Malini and Dev Anand

Hema Malini and Dev Anand

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Dev Anand was not only known to win hearts as he went, he also made paths for rising stars along the way. One among them was Bollywood Dreamgirl, Hema Malini. The audience went gaga over two ridiculously good-looking actors together in a fil, the pair of Dev Anand and Hema Malini went onto star in some of the best movies ever made such as, Amir Garib 1974, Tere Mere Sapne 1971, Joshila 1973 among many others.
Tabu and Dev Anand

Tabu and Dev Anand

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Another Bollywood beauty whom Dev Anand saw more than just her beautiful visage. Dev Anand is known for launching the young actors’ career with her first movie Naujawan in 1985. Starting out as Dev Anand’s daughter in her first movie, she was one of the most desirable actresses with movies such as Astitva, Iruvar. Even when older, her talent still shines bright which she exuberantly showed in movies such as Haider, Drishyam. Dev Anand came as a blessing for many and left as a living legacy.