Vijay Anand was a director, producer, writer, editor and actor in Bollywood. But of all these he is remembered today as one of the eminent film makers in Bollywood. Vijay Anand has given Indian cinema some great hits and has thus won hearts all across the country.
Vijay Anand was born in Gurdaspur in Punjab on 22nd January 1934. He was fondly known as Goldie Anand. He was the youngest of the four Anand siblings. His brothers Chetan Anand and Dev Anand were also into Bollywood. Dev Anand was a very popular Bollywood actor and Chetan was a famous director. Infact Vijay Anand learnt the craft of film-making from his brother, Chetan Anand.
The Anand`s had an in-house production house namely Navketan Films. You will be surprised to know that when he was only 20 years old he wrote his first script Taxi Driver for Navketan. The movie was directed by Chetan Anand. Three years later he made his directorial debut in 1957 with Nau Do Gyarah. He shot the movie within 40 days.
His sound knowledge in direction and editing won him many awards. Some of the popular awards won by him are:
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