Mini Biography : Chetan Anand (January 3, 1915 Lahore, British India – July 10, 1997) was an acclaimed film producer, screenwriter and director from India, and the elder brother of Dev Anand and Vijay Anand.
He entered the Hindi film industry as a hero in Phani Majumdar’s film Rajkumar, which was released in 1944.
He soon took to film direction with the well-acclaimed movie, Neecha Nagar which bagged an award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1946. This film was the debut film for Kamini Kaushal.
After the critical acclaim of his directorial debut, Chetan along with his younger brother Dev Anand set up `Navketan Productions’ in the early 50s. Afsar, starring Dev Anand and Suraiya, was the first film made by him under the banner. It turned out to be a moderate success. Taxi Driver and Andhiyan were other notable films he directed for Navketan.