Thursday, April 3, 2014

KARAN DEWAN

Karan Dewan was a popular Bollywood actor who acted mainly as hero during 
40's and 50's. He shifted to  character roles in 60's and 70's.He was the hero of the famous Blockbuster film 'Rattan' which was released in 1944.
Karam Dewan was born as 'Dewan Karan Chopra' on 6 November 1917 at Gujranwala,Punjab(Now in Pakistan).His ambition was to become a film actor and it was materialized in 1942 by the film 'Tamanna'.
The film 'Rattan' boosted his popularity in which Swaran Lata was the heroine and Amir Banu also acted. M.Sadiq was the director of this film which was the highest grossing film of that year.The songs composed by Naushad also became much popular.
 





'Duniya' was a noted film of 49 in which Suraiya acted opposite him and Shakeela also acted in it.
'Bahar' was a well noted film of 1951 in which Vyjayanthimala and Padmini acted along with Karan Dewan.Pran,Om Prakash, and Leela Mishra were in the cast and this super hit film was directed by M.V.Raman.
Karan Dewan and Meena Shorey were the leading pair of 'Aag Ka Dariya' which was directed by Roop K.Shorey.Prithviraj Kapoor also acted in it.
Karan Dewan acted as the male lead of 'Teen Batti Char Raaste'(53) directed by Rajaram Vankudre Shantaram.Sandhya Shantaram was the heroine of this critically acclaimed film.
M.Sadiq directed 'Musafir Khana' in 55 and 'Chhoo Mantar' in 1956 in which Karan Dewan and Shyama were the leading pair.Jayant,Gope,Johnny Walker etc acted along with them in Musafir Khana and In the film 'Chhoo Mantar' Johnny Walker and Anita Guha acted with Karan Dewan and Shyama.
'In 1960 in the super hit film 'Apna Ghar' Prem Nath and Shyama were the leading pair and Karan Dewan acted in character role.
'Nadaan' was a well noted hit film of 1971 in which Asha Parekh,Navin Nischal acted as main pair.Devan Verma was the director and Karam Dewan acted in  character role.
He acted in an important role in the film 'Himalay Se Ooncha' of  1975 in which Sunil Dutt was the hero.
Karan Dewan's brother Jaimini Dewan was a film Producer.
Karan Dewan's wife was actress Manju.He died on August 2, 1979 in Bomabay.
Selected Filmography
School Master

Rattan 
Zeenat
Mehandi
Do Dil
Shakti
Duniya
Bahar
Aag Ke Dariya
Teen Batti Char Raasta
Duniya Gol Hai
Musafir Khana
Bahu
Chhoo Mantar
Taqdeer
Chandan
Apne Ghar
Raj Nandini
Aamne Samne
Maya
Jeene Ki Raah
Maa Aur Mamta
Nadaan
Shehzada
Khoon Khoon
Daag
Jalte Badan
Kala Sona
Himalay Se Ooncha
Bhanwar

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