Dev Anand, who lived his life at a pace that would have rendered most other mortals breathless. Life, in all its glory was a celebration for Dev Anand. An evergreen star of Bollywood, Dev Anand. A man with such a great personality. An Indian film actor, writer, producer, director who was known for his outstanding work in the history of Indian cinema.
Did you know the eternal star had an intense emotional love story too?? Yes, it’s true. And the love story of Dev Anand was nothing less than a movie script.His love life was nothing short of an epic story. A story which had love, romance, hatred and a sad ending too.
Do you want to know the love saga of the two souls, Dev Anand and Suraiya?? Hold your interest to know everything about the passionate love sagas of that time and an unfortunate one too.
First Meeting with Suraiya Jamaal Sheikh
Dharam Devdutt Pishorimal Anand known as Dev Anand was born on September 26, 1923 in Shakargarh, Punjab. It was during the late 1940s when the budding star Dev Anand met Suraiya for the first time.
Suraiya Jamaal Sheikh popularly known as Suraiya, was born on June 15, 1929 in Gurjanwala, Punjab.
She was a sensational singing star and a renowned actress.They met on the sets of the movie ‘Vidya’ in 1948. Suraiya was already an established star while Anand was a new comer.
Attraction Towards Each Other
Anand was already fascinated by the beauty, charm and down to earth nature of Suraiya on the first day itself. Suraiya also found him to be very charming.
She even could not resist the simplicity of the handsome actor and was swayed away by his charisma. During the shooting of a song on a river, Anand and Suraiya’s boat capsized.
Suraiya did not how to swim and Anand saved her life. On that very moment, Suraiya felt indebted to Anand and soon the two of them became friends.
Falling In Love
Anand-Suraitya became the hit pair and the pair was signed together time after time. They started spending a lot of time in each other’s company.
Love blossomed between the two and they fell in love with each other. Suraiya was Anand’s first love and was very intense.
Did you know the couple hide their courtship for good 2 years before it became public??
Anand Proposed His Lady Love
The two birds were deeply in love with each other. One day, Anand finally proposed to Suraiya with a diamond ring. It took their relationship to the next level.
They wanted to marry and start a new life. The two of them were very well aware to the fact that they belonged to different faiths. They knew their families would never concede to their relationship.
So, the lovers even decided to get hitched and elope during the shooting. But…
But The Plan Failed
The plan for their marriage would have apparently worked, but it failed. The news reached the ears of Suraiya’s grandmother through an assistant director.
Suraiya’s maternal grandmother, Badshah Begum came to know about their plan and dragged her home. She wanted to end their relationship anyhow.
Suraiya was also threatened by her grandmother to end her life if she tied the knot with Dev Anand.
Suraiya’s mother was always on Anand’s side and supported the love birds but was often snubbed by others. Anand was deeply hurt and Suraiya was also heartbroken.
The strict nature of her grandmother was becoming unbearable for Anand. He could not able to meet his lady love at home or talk to her on phone. She started keeping eye on the lovers.
But the lovers used to meet secretly at Suraiya’s building terrace.
You would be surprised to know that it was Suraiya’s mother who arranged the last meeting between the couple.
The Last Meeting
Eventually, Suraiya’s grandmother succeeded in separating the love birds. The couple met for the last time in Suraiya’s building terrace.
They hugged, cried and ended their four years long relationship and decided never to meet again. Suraiya threw Anand’s proposal ring into the sea and a sweet love story came to a tragic end.
Second Chance To Love, Kalpana Karthik
Anand was deeply depressed and he almost decided to quit films. It was only his elder brother Chetan Anand who counselled him to focus on his career. The actor again got an offer for a movie and shared the screen with Kaplana Karthik. Kalpana Karthik, a beauty queen was born on September 19, 1931 in Lahore, Punjab.
She made her debut with the movie ‘Baazi’ which went on to become a massive hit.
The pair went on to do films together and Anand fell in love with Kalpana. This time Anand did not waste any time, and gave out his feelings without hesitation and surprisingly Kalpana reciprocated the same sentiment about him.
Dev Anand And Kalpana’s Marriage
The sorrows and wounds of Anand were finally healed, and he finally found his true soulmate. The couple finally tied the knot and the couple were blessed with two children. A son, Suneil Anand and a cute daughter, Devina Anand.
On the other hand, Suraiya decided not to marry anyone else ever and spend her life all alone.
All love stories don’t have a perfect end, some are meant to be incomplete. Some people are meant to fall in love with each other, but not meant to be together”.