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Vijay Anand (Hindi film maker)

Vijay Anand
Born (1934-01-23)23 January 1934
Gurdaspur, Punjab, British India[1]
Died 23 February 2004(2004-02-23)
Other names Vijay
Awards Filmfare Best Director Award:Guide (1965)
Filmfare Best Dialogue Award: Guide (1965)
Filmfare Best Editing Award: Johnny Mera Naam (1969)

Vijay Anand (Hindi: विजय आनंद, Punjabi: ਵਿਜੇ ਆਨੰਦ; 22 January 1934 – 23 February 2004), also known as Goldie Anand, was an Indian filmmaker, producer, screen writer, editor, and actor, who is known for acclaimed films like Guide (1965) and Johny Mera Naam (1970).[2] He made most of his films for the in-house banner Navketan Films and is part of the Anand family.


  • Biography 1
  • Filmography 2
  • Legacy 3
  • Awards 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Vijay Anand was born in Gurdaspur, Punjab, British India to well-to-do advocate Pishori Lal Anand. He was the youngest of the four Anand siblings, including producer and director Chetan Anand and Dev Anand, one of the greatest and most beloved of Hindi film stars, his sister is Sheela Kanta Kapur, who is the mother of acclaimed Indian film director Shekhar Kapur.[3]

Though Vijay Anand has had a career as an actor, screenwriter, editor, and producer, he will primarily be remembered as a director. In 1957, he made his directorial debut with Nau Do Gyarah, which he shot in 40 days.[4]

Some of his successful movies as director are Johny Mera Naam (1970), Jewel Thief (1967), Teesri Manzil (1966), Kala Bazar (1960), Ram Balram, Rajput. Teesri Manzil, which he made for producer Nasir Hussain, was his first non-Navketan film as a director. Some of his major films are Tere Mere Sapne (1971) and Guide (1965). Guide, starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman is Vijay Anand's most critically acclaimed movie. It is based on R.K. Narayan's novel The Guide. Navketan attempted an international release of a remake of Guide without much success.

Vijay Anand is known for his stylish song picturization, like "O Haseena" (Teesri Manzil ), "Kaaton Se Kheech" (Guide ) and "Honthon Mein Aisi Baat" (Jewel Thief ) numbers.[5]

As an actor, his most memorable roles were in films Haqeeqat (1964), Kora Kagaz (1974), in which he starred opposite Jaya Bachchan, and Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978). 'Chor Chor' was a song-less thriller where Leena Chandavarkar was his heroine. He acted in 'Ghoonghroo Ki Aawaz', 'Double Cross' and 'Chhupa Rustam.'

To the younger generation of the 1990s he is also known for playing detective Sam in the television series Tehkikaat (1994).

He served a short stint as the chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification, India's censor board, a position from which he resigned, in 2002, after he ran into ideological differences with the government over introduction of ratings for adult movies.[6]

He caused a major controversy by marrying his much younger niece.[7] He was in the inner circle of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh.[8]

Goldie, as he was affectionately called, died on 23 February 2004 due to a heart attack. He was aged 70.[9]


Year Title Production company Notes
1957 Nau Do Gyarah Navketan Films
  • Directorial Debut
1960 Kala Bazar Navketan Films
1963 Tere Ghar Ke Samne
1965 Guide
1966 Teesri Manzil
1967 Jewel Thief
1968 Kahin Aur Chal
1970 Johny Mera Naam
1971 Tere Mere Sapne
1973 Black Mail
1973 Chhupa Rustam
1980 Ram Balram


Sriram Raghavan's Johnny Gaddar, a noir style thriller is dedicated to his influence on the Hindi noir/thriller genre. It also pays tribute to him in a scene in which his movie Johny Mera Naam is being watched by a character and there he takes the name johnny to hide his identity.

A retrospective of his films was held at International Film Festival of India (IFFI), held at Goa in 2007.[10]



  1. ^
  2. ^ Vijayanand Biography,; accessed 10 June 2014.
  3. ^ Page 1, Romancing with Life — an autobiography by Dev Anand, Penguin books India (2007)
  4. ^ Profile,, 7 March 2004.
  5. ^ The man who revolutionised Hindi film songs
  6. ^ The Hindu, 05, 2004
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ Obituary at
  10. ^ IFFI 2007 restrospective
  11. ^ 1st Filmfare Awards 1953
  12. ^ 69th & 70th Annual Hero Honda BFJA Awards 2007
  13. ^ 69th & 70th Annual Hero Honda BFJA Awards 2007

External links

  • Vijay Anand at the Internet Movie Database
  • Vijay Anand Special Issue on Indian Auteur
  • Short Biography on
  • A study of Guide, Vijay Anand's masterpiece on
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