Happy Birthday Dev Anand, the ultimate style icon of Bollywood
Today, if the legend had been alive, he would have celebrated his 89th Birthday. But Dev Anand's legacy continues, and no one can ever talk about the trendsetters of Bollywood and not think of him.
Dev Anand's charisma has always been undeniable. Inspired by his childhood idol Gregory Peck, Dev Anand redefined India fashion during the 1950s and 1960s with his signature mufflers, jackets, scarves and of course, his puff.
He was indeed a trendsetter and a style icon of Bollywood who gave a fillip to Bollywood fashion. Gifted with great looks and a very unique sense of style and a romantic on-screen image, there was a time when women simply swooned over him. Many ladies sent him letters written in blood. And he looked so dashing in a black suit that he was banned from wearing them in public as women would go mad over him and even jump off buildings!
He made the effortless way of wearing sweaters on shoulders a big rage during the 40s and is still the only man you think of when we talk about retro style in Bollywood. Many many years past his hey day, the mere thought of Dev Anand still evoked the image of a very lively man in brightly coloured cardigans, strip trousers and his cap perked to one side.
Today, if the legend had been alive, he would have celebrated his 89th Birthday. But Dev Anand's legacy continues, and no one can ever talk about the trendsetter of Bollywood and not talk about him. Here are some songs featuring the dapper Dev Anand, to celebrate his quintessential style on his birthday.
Gata Rahe Mera Dil from the film Guide
Abhi Na Jao Chaodkar from the film Hum Duno
Khoya Khoya Chand from the film Kala Bazaar
Yeh Dil Na Hota Bechara from film Jewel Thief
Mana Janab Ne Pukara Nahi from the film Paying Guest
Tere Ghar Ke Samne title track
Ae Maine Kasam Li from the film Tere Mere Sapne
Phoolon Ka Taron Ka from the film Hare Rama Hare Krishna
Pal bhar ke liye koi humme pyaar kar le from the film Johny Mera Naam
Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke from the film Nau Do Gyarah
With inputs from agencies
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