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Romancing With Life: An Autobiography (English) (Paperback): Book by Dev Anand

Romancing With Life: An Autobiography (English) (Paperback)

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ISBN: 9780143418566    Publisher: PENGUIN INDIA Year of publishing: 2011     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 438        Language: English
In "Romancing with Life", the first-ever full-fledged memoir by a leading Bollywood star, Dev Anand tells his remarkable life story like only he can. Here are tales from Dev's youth in 1930s Gurdaspur...Read more
In "Romancing with Life", the first-ever full-fledged memoir by a leading Bollywood star, Dev Anand tells his remarkable life story like only he can. Here are tales from Dev's youth in 1930s Gurdaspur and Lahore; his years of struggle in 1940s Bombay; his friendship with Guru Dutt and his doomed romance with Suraiya; his marriage to co-star Kalpana Kartik; his relationships with his brothers Chetan and Vijay Anand, with S.D. and R.D. Burman, with his compatriots Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor; to both of whom he was very close, and with his heroines from Geeta Bali, Madhubala, Meena Kumari, Nutan, Vyjayanthimala, Mumtaz and Hema Malini to Waheeda Rehman, Zeenat Aman and Tina Munim, all of whom he launched. Dev Anand has produced an unputdownable book chock-full of bittersweet reminiscences, written in a pacy, effervescent style that carries the reader through sixty of Bollywood's most interesting years. With rare pictures from his personal archive, "Romancing with Life" is the quintessential Dev Anand.
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About the author: Dev Anand
Dev Anand was an award-winning actor, writer, director, and producer of Indian films in Hindi. Although his autobiography has been his only work, Dev Anand... Read more
Dev Anand was an award-winning actor, writer, director, and producer of Indian films in Hindi. Although his autobiography has been his only work, Dev Anand penned the story for 13 of his own films. Anand s writing style is pacy and effervescent, as he keeps the readers hooked to his every word. Anand s full name was Dharam Dev Pishorimal Anand. He was born on 26 September, 1923, in Gurdaspur. He graduated in English Literature from Government College, Lahore, and started his career as a Clerk in Accountancy. He then joined his elder brother Chetan Anand in the latter s theatrical engagements, from where he moved on to Hindi films. In a career spanning over sixty five years, Dev Anand acted in 114 films. He played the lead role in 104 of them. Anand received the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2002. He received several Filmfare awards and international honors and recognitions during his lifetime. Due to his resemblance to Hollywood star Gregory Peck, Dev Anand was accepted as one of Hindi cinema s best looking actors. Anand succumbed to a cardiac arrest on December 3, 2011, in London.
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