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Ketan Anand is an Indian film director. He is son of film-maker Chetan Anand and actress Uma Anand. He is the cousin of director Shekhar Kapur. He has directed the movies Toote Khilone and Shart and was associate producer of Heer Raanjha
In early years of his life, Ketan and his brother Vivek Anand were featured in a song alongside Dev Anand and Sheila Ramani from the movie Funtoosh.Watching his father make films, Ketan decided to forgo administration as his major and concentrated on theater. He graduated from St. Stephen's College, Delhi. He co-authored the book Chetan Anand: The Poetics of Film with his mother.
In 2008, Ketan Anand is all set to revive his father, Chetan Anand's banner Himalaya Films with a psychological love story titled Petrol Pump. This movie was written some 30–40 years ago by his father Chetan Anand who had wanted to direct the film himself with Raaj Kumar and Rajesh Khanna in the lead. But things didn't work out. The script was his last gift to his son when he died. Ketan will be launching his cousin Vaibhav Anand in the movie.
Shekhar Kulbhushan Kapoor is an Indian film director, actor, and film producer, known for his works in Hindi cinema and international cinema. Part of the Anand family, Kapur became known in Bollywood with his recurring role in the TV series Khandan in the mid-1980s and his directorial debut in the cult Bollywood film Masoom in 1983, which won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie for that year, before gaining widespread success with the science fiction film Mr. India (1987).
Dharamdev Pishorimal Anand, 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. He is considered to have been one of the greatest and most successful actors in the Indian film industry.
Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone, better known as Guru Dutt, was an Indian film director, producer, actor, choreographer and writer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of Indian Cinema. He made 1950s and 1960s classics such as Pyaasa (1957), Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960) and Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962). In particular, Pyaasa and Kaagaz Ke Phool have been included among the greatest films of all time, Pyaasa by Time magazine's "All-TIME" 100 best movies list and by the 2002 Sight & Sound critics' and directors' poll, where Dutt himself is included among the greatest film directors of all time. Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam is also regarded as one of Hindi cinema's greatest films. In 2010, he was included among CNN's "Top 25 Asian Actors of all time".
Chetan Anand was a Hindi film producer, screenwriter and director from India, whose debut film, Neecha Nagar, was awarded the Grand Prix Prize at the first ever Cannes Film Festival in 1946. Later he co-founded Navketan Films with his younger brother Dev Anand in 1949.
Thomas Beach Alter was an Indian actor of American descent. He was best known for his work in Hindi cinema and Indian theatre. In 2008, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India.
Siddharth Anand is an Indian film writer and director. He started his career as an assistant director on the 2001 film Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi and then wrote Hum Tum (2004) before making his directorial debut with the romantic comedy Salaam Namaste (2005), the highest earning film of the year abroad, in which he also had a special role. After directing Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007), Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) and Anjaana Anjaani (2010), he gained recognition helming the action films Bang Bang! (2014) and War (2019), both of which rank among the highest-grossing Indian films. His work in the latter resulted in him being nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Director.
Priya Rajvansh, born Vera Sunder Singh, was an Indian film actress, who is known for her performance in Hindi films like Heer Raanjha (1970) and Hanste Zakhm (1973), amongst a handful of films she did during her career.
Kalpana Kartik is a retired Hindi film actress. She starred in six films in the 1950s. She is the widow of the late Hindi film actor and film maker Dev Anand.
Haqeeqat is a 1964 Indian Hindi-language war-drama directed and produced by Chetan Anand. The film stars Dharmendra, Balraj Sahni, Priya Rajvansh, Sudhir, Sanjay Khan and Vijay Anand in major roles. The music of the film is composed by Madan Mohan and the lyrics of the songs are by Kaifi Azmi. The film is based on the events of the 1962 Sino-Indian War about a small platoon of soldiers in Ladakh pitched against a much larger adversary. The film was constructed around the battle of Rezang La in Ladakh and showcases a fictionalised version of the last stand of Ahir Company, 13 Kumaon led by Major Shaitan Singh. However the film is not only a representation of war, but a dramatic retelling of the impact war has on the common soldier. Chetan Anand dedicated the film to Jawaharlal Nehru and the soldiers in Ladakh. The film is widely considered as one of India's greatest black and white war-films.
Mukul S. Anand was an Indian film director and producer. He was the nephew of veteran film scriptwriter Inder Raj Anand and cousin of actor and director Tinnu Anand.
Suneil Anand is an Indian film actor and director. He is the son of former actors Dev Anand and Kalpana Kartik. He runs Navketan Films.
Aakhri Khat is a 1966 Bollywood film written and directed by Chetan Anand. This film marked the debut of Rajesh Khanna, who became the first superstar of Indian Cinema from 1969. The music of the film is by Khayyam and lyrics by Kaifi Azmi; it includes the song "Baharon Mera Jeevan Bhi Sanwaro", sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The film was given 5 stars in Bollywood Guide Collections.
Toote Khilone is a 1978 Indian Hindi-language film produced by Prem Sawhney and Mahendra Shah. The film is directed by Ketan Anand. The film stars Ketan's cousin Shekhar Kapur, Shabana Azmi and Utpal Dutt. The films music is by Bappi Lahiri. The song "Maana Ho Tum" written by Kaifi Azmi and sung by Yesudas is the highlight of this film.
Kala Bazar is a 1960 Hindi crime film produced by Dev Anand for Navketan Films. Written and directed by Dev's younger brother Vijay Anand, the film starred Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Vijay Anand, Chetan Anand, Nanda, Rashid Khan, Madan Puri, Leela Chitnis, Mumtaz Begum and Helen. S.D. Burman composed the music, while the lyrics were penned by Shailendra.
Heer Raanjha is a 1970 Hindi film, produced by son Ketan Anand and directed by father Chetan Anand. The film stars Raaj Kumar, Priya Rajvansh, Pran, Prithviraj Kapoor, Ajit, Jayant, Sonia Sahni, Kamini Kaushal, Indrani Mukherjee, Achla Sachdev and Tun Tun. The film's music is by Madan Mohan. It was a box-office hit.
Jaidev was a music composer in Hindi films, most known for his work in films: Hum Dono (1961), Reshma Aur Shera (1972), Prem Parbat (1973), and Gharaonda and Gaman both 1977.
Nanabhai Bhatt was an Indian film director and producer who worked in Hindi and Gujarati cinema. He is known for making over a hundred fantasy and mythological films, including Mr. X (1957), Zimbo Comes to Town (1960), Lal Qila (1960) and the blockbuster Kangan (1959) starring Nirupa Roy and Ashok Kumar. His first film, Muqabala (1942), was the first to feature the double-role or "twins" phenomenon in Indian cinema, wherein lead actress Fearless Nadia alternated between the good sister and the gangster's moll. The formula was subsequently emulated in numerous Hindi films.
Rakesh Pandey is an Indian actor in Hindi and Bhojpuri movies. He played roles in several TV serials such as Dadaji (Grandfather) of Chotti Bahu and Ramesh Shrivastav of Dehleez. He is an alumnus of the Indian Film and Television Institute, Pune.
Uma Anand was an Indian journalist, actress, and a broadcaster in the mid-1900s.
Ramesh Deo is an Indian film and television actor who has worked in more than 285 Hindi films, 190 Marathi films and 30 Marathi dramas with over 200 showings in his long career. He has also produced feature films, television serials and over 250 ad films. He has also directed a number of films, documentaries and television serials. He has received many state and national awards for his work.