Chetan Anand (January 3, 1921 – July 6, 1997) was a Hindi producer, screenwriter, and director from India, whose first film, Neecha Nagar, received the Grand Prize at the first Cannes Film Festival in 1946. More He later co-founded Navketan Filma with his younger brother Dev Anand in 1949.
|Real name||Chetan Anand|
|Profession||Director, producer, acot and screen director.|
|Height (approx.)||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) and 1.7 in meters|
|Date of Birth||January 3, 1921|
|Death Date||6 July 1997|
|Age at Death||82 Year|
|Age (as of 2021)||86|
|Birthplace||Lahore, British India.|
|Hometown||Lahore, Punjab, British India.|
|College||Government College Lahore.|
|School||Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya|
|TV/Movie||Tv series- Param Veer Chakra (1988)|
|Parents||Pishori lal anand|
|Sister||Sheela kanta kapoor|
|Brother||Dev Anand and vijay anand|
Ketan Anand and Vivek Anand.
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Marriage Date||In 1943|
He was the older brother of the Anand family, as he was the older brother of Hindi actors and directors Dev Anand and Vijay Anand. His younger sister, Sheel Kenta Kapoor, is the mother of the Hindi and English director Shekhar Kapoor, in Lahore, British India, of wealthy lawyer Pissoir Lal Anand.
In the early 1940s, while teaching history, he wrote a script for a film about King Ashoka, which he later showed to director Phani Majumdar in Bombay. Anand did not qualify for the Indian Civil Service (ICS) exams in London. Fortunately, he was cast by Phani Majumdar to play the lead role in her Hindi film Rajkumar, released in 1944.
He went to Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya to study Hindu scriptures and graduated in English from Government College in Lahore. He remained a member of the Indian National Congress in the 1930s, then worked for the BBC and taught at Doon School, Dehradun for a time, before coming to Bombay to sell a film script.
He also partnered with the Indian People’s Theater Association (IPTA) in Bombay, now Mumbai. He quickly turned to direct with the acclaimed film Neecha Nagar, which won the Palme d’Or (Best Picture) (then known as the “Grand Prize”) at the Cannes Film Festival in 1946. It was Kamini Kaushal’s first film. and it became the first Indian film to achieve international recognition and was Pandit Ravi Shankar’s first film.