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At 84 Dev Anand is still going strong.

The Evergreen hero, who in his heydays was known as the Indian Gregory Peck, is in fact going to publish his autobiography on September 27th, a day after his birthday. Now that's what we call stamina!

Keeping up with this dynamo, we have compiled this quiz. So what are you waiting for? Get cracking!

1. Where was Dev Anand born?
a. Lahore
b. Gurdaspur
c. Karachi

2. When did Dev Anand receive the Dada Saheb Phalke Award?
a. 29 December 2003
b. 29 December 1997
c. 29 December 2001

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Wrong!
The correct answer is A.
Did you know?Dev Anand has two daughters -- Neelu and Aruna, both divorcees. While Neelu was married to Navin Nischol, Aruna was married to Balraj Sahani's son Parikshit Sahani. In real filmy style Dev Anand saved actress Suraiya from drowning while shooting. They both fell in love and wanted to marry. But Suraiya's grandmother did not allow the union. Dev Anand then married actress Kalpana Karthik.

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Did you know?Dev Anand has two daughters -- Neelu and Aruna, both divorcees. While Neelu was married to Navin Nischol, Aruna was married to Balraj Sahani's son Parikshit Sahani. In real filmy style Dev Anand saved actress Suraiya from drowning while shooting. They both fell in love and wanted to marry. But Suraiya's grandmother did not allow the union. Dev Anand then married actress Kalpana Karthik.

3. What was the name of Dev Anand's debut film?
a. Guide
b. Ziddi
c. Hum Ek Hain

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Did you know? Dev Anand's first film was Hum Ek Hain in 1946 where he became friends with Guru Dutt. They would exchange shirts, go on double dates and even dreamed of making it big together. They even made a pact that if Dev Anand turn producer then Guru Dutt would direct the film and if Guru Dutt ever decide to produce, then Dev Anand would act in it.

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Did you know?Dev Anand's first film was Hum Ek Hain in 1946 where he became friends with Guru Dutt. They would exchange shirts, go on double dates and even dreamed of making it big together. They even made a pact that if Dev Anand turn producer then Guru Dutt would direct the film and if Guru Dutt ever decide to produce, then Dev Anand would act in it.

4. What is Dev Anand's production house called?
a. Navjeevan International Films
b. Navsena International Films
c. Navketan International Films

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Did you know? Dev Anand's first big movie was Ziddi with Kamini Kaushal in 1948. Ashok Kumar saw Dev Anand hanging around the studios and took him under his wing. Ziddi was his first big hit and there was no looking back for the actor. In 1949 Dev Anand turned producer and launched Navketan International Films. True to his promise he made Guru Dutt direct the film under Navketan banner in 1951. The film -- Baazi was a hit.

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Did you know? Dev Anand's first big movie was Ziddi with Kamini Kaushal in 1948. Ashok Kumar saw Dev Anand hanging around the studios and took him under his wing. Ziddi was his first big hit and there was no looking back for the actor. In 1949 Dev Anand turned producer and launched Navketan International Films. True to his promise he made Guru Dutt direct the film under Navketan banner in 1951. The film -- Baazi was a hit.

5. Which is the first movie directed by Dev Anand?
a. Hare Rama Hare Krishna
b. Prem Pujari
c. Baazi

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is B.
Did you know? After proving his talent as an actor Dev Anand took to writing and directing with Prem Pujari in 1970. However, the film flopped. Dev Anand was more lucky with his second movie, Hare Rama Hare Krishna. His son Suneil Anand is also a writer, producer and director, though not as successful as his father.

Correct!
Did you know? After proving his talent as an actor Dev Anand took to writing and directing with Prem Pujari in 1970. However, the film flopped. Dev Anand was more lucky with his second movie, Hare Rama Hare Krishna. His son Suneil Anand is also a writer, producer and director, though not as successful as his father.

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