not everyday that you come across colourful, inspiring actors like
Anand. A truly magnificent, irrepressible, evergreen actor and a
thorough gentleman, he has contributed what very few have to the
Hindi film industry. Be it the Gregory Peck suave looks, an
inimitable, vivacious style or his kaleidoscopic performances in the
soulful movies he did or made, he always stood out.
the one to stick to doing set, cliched roles in run-of-the-mill
movies, he featured in a wide array of roles, including as a lovable
romantic in Tere
Ghar ke Saame
to a goon in Kala
to the stylish, drool-worthy cop in Jewel
His performances as the confused-in-life Raju guide turned Guruji in
or the broken, misplaced soldier in much-loved Hum
unmatchable. It's not for nothing that the industry has sung paeans for
years for this Hare
Rama Hare Krishna star,
director and producer.
and millions of reverent fans lost this young-at-heart, charismatic
talent spotter on 2nd
December 2011 to the cruel hands of death. It's a void that can't
ever be filled. And, it's tragic that the man who made such lovely
cinema for India, the one who pledged that he will keep entertaining
the people of India till he breathes, breathed his last on foreign
As a way of paying homage to this
great soul, Ganesha, by employing Vedic Astrology, reads the natal
chart of Dev Anand Sahab to see what made him the legendary man and
actor he was. Read ahead to find out.
of Birth: 9.30am
of birth: Gurdaspur, Punjab, India
Anand was born to be famous as Lord of the Ascendant Venus although
is posited in the 12th
House in its sign of debilitation. And, its debilitation gets
cancelled because it is posited with exalted Mercury.
Venus becomes Swagruhi in the
in Pisces made him creative. Libra Ascendant and Venus' Neech Bhang
lead him to the film industry. It is to be noted that the same
combination is present in Amitabh Bachchan's chart in the 8th
House. Retrograde Mercury in the sign of exaltation is placed with
debilitated Venus cancelling Venus' debilitation.
Jupiter's presence in the Ascendant
is also very promising. Director's role is to 'guide' the actors and
technical team as well. Powerful Jupiter offers good directorial
Stellium of planets in Virgo makes
him workaholic. This was the driving force, says Ganesha. Stellium
of four planets including Sun, Venus, Saturn and retrograde Mercury
has kept him active all through his life.
'Navketan' produced its first film
Afsar in 1951 when Dev Anand was under the influence of Venus major
period and Rahu sub period. Venus is prime significator of arts and
Rahu is in Venus' Constellation! What a perfect astrological
symmetry!! It is to be noted that the film was based on Nikolai
Gogol's play and it was remade under the name of Saheb Bahadur in
During Venus Dasha Dev Anand
and Suraiya's affair was also on, but as Venus Dasha
faded, the relationship took a different turn.
how planets work even if they are in the 12th
Hhouse. During Venus Dasha and Mercury Bhukti in 1958 Dev Anand
received Filmfare Award for the Best Actor for 'Kala-Pani'
Sun is in its own Constellation in
Dev Sahab's chart, and during Sun major period in 1966 'Guide'
received Filmfare Award for the Best Film of the year.
Born with a predominant earth
element, Dev Anand was very practical. His co-workers always used to
appreciate his hard work to conceive and execute a particular
shot/scene. As a director he followed on the lines of his brother, Vijay Anand, absolutely non compromising and stringent. At the same time, the same predominant earth element
gave him a pragmatic approach towards work. He liked being unconventional and that's visible in all the talent spotting he managed. He introduced some of the most ravishing faces of the Indian film industry including Zeenat Aman and Tina Munim.
Thanks to Venus in Neech Bhang, he had a wonderful sense in music.
Anand's demise: an astrological perspective
There is a rule of astrology that
says that a person cannot die unless in Dasha or Bhuktis some planet
concerning to/connected with Ascendant is operating. The range
is little wider, it can be Ascendant Lord, ruler of the sign in
which Ascendant Lord is posited. Cuspal Sub Lord or Nakshatra Lord
of the Ascendant or planet posited in the Ascendant. One of these or
more would be involved at the moment of person's death because first House i.e. Ascendant signifies 'self'.
At the moment of death, Dev Anand
was under the influence of following Dasha Sequence. Let's see how
Ascendant related rule mentioned above applies here.
Jupiter major period: Jupiter is
placed in the Ascendant
Sub period of Venus : Venus is
the Ascendant Lord
Sub sub period of Jupiter : Jupiter
is placed in the Ascendant
Sub sub sub period of Moon :
Rules the Constellation in which Ascendant Lord Venus is placed
Sub sub sub sub period of Rahu :
Ascendant is ruled by Rahu's Constellation Swati
This explanation indicates that the
rule mentioned above regarding death really works.
Ganesha pays homage to Dev Anand Sahab, a
wonderful actor, director and producer.
Bhavesh N. Pattni
The GaneshaSpeaks Team