Dev Anand is one of the most successful actors of his time and even today the stardom which he had received no one till now. The actor enjoyed a massive fan following. His career spanned nearly 6 decades and enjoyed a huge fan following, especially among women but his first love remained in complete,
Dev Anand was in love with his co star Suraiya.Dev Anand opened up about their love story in his autobiography, Romancing with Life. While talking about the book, he said, “It was destined that way. Had I gone to her, my life would have been different. Had I married her, life at her end would have taken me to a different course. Then may be I would not have been the Dev Anand I am today.”
The duo had fallen in love when Devanand saved her from drowning during the shoot of the song Kinare Kinare Chale Jayen Ge for the film Vidya. She slipped from the boat and Dev jumped into the lake to save her. Suraiya had once said in her interviews that she wouldn't have been alive had he not saved her. This attracted her to Dev Anand.
After this They went on to meet each other despite opposition from Suraiya's grandmother. It is said Suraiya was even planning to elope with Dev Anand but her grandmother got to know about it and ruined her plans. She was against their inter-religion love story. Dev Anand accepted his destiny and said, "I fell in love for the first time. We all know what first love does to a human being. Then the agony of not getting it. Suddenly hope was aroused after being encouraged, but again disillusionment crept in when nothing happened." Suraiya surrendering herself to family pressure. She remained unmarried until her death at the age of 74.
Devanand has worked in more than 100 films and has entertained us with films like Guide, Hare Krishna Hare Ram, Des Pardes holds a special place in everyone's heart. Not only in reel life, but in real life as well, the late actor had an aura that could attract anyone.