Dev Anand as the Solo Hero in Hindi Films

93 solo hero films from 1947-2011 and 88 till 1985


It was Dev Anand who held record for most number of solo hero Hindi films starting from 1957 - when Dev already had 40 solo hero films and by 1985 he had 88 solo hero films, which was the maximum by a Hindi hero. Rajesh Khanna broke Dev Anand's record in 1987 as by end of the year 1987, Rajesh Khanna became the only Hindi hero with maximum solo hero films (ie. film where whole film revolves around his character and others support his character) with 92 released films and with 14 two hero released films by start of 1988 and Rajesh Khanna's record of most solo hero Hindi films remains intact since 1987 till 2013 and is yet to be broken.
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1.
Mohan (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
 
2.
Ziddi (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Director: Shaheed Latif
 
3.
Vidya (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Born in a low-caste family of chamars (cobblers), Chandu alias Chandrashekhar (Dev Anand) helps his...
Director: Girish Trivedi
 
4.
Hum Bhi Insaan Hain (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Phani Majumdar
 
5.
Shair (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Chawla
 
6.
Namoona (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An impoverished young man goes to work for a lawyer. He falls for a girl he meets in the lawyer's office...
Director: Hira Singh
 
7.
Jeet (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
India has finally won independence from British rule, and there are signs of progress among the population...
Director: Mohan Sinha
 
8.
Nirala (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A doctor unknowingly spurns a woman who loves him, compelling her to marry a wealthy king whose three wives allegedly killed themselves.
Director: Deben Mukerji
 
9.
Nili (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
 
10.
Madhubala (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Prahlad Dutt
 
11.
Khel (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: S.M. Nawab
 
12.
Dilruba (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Efforts are underway by the owner of a dancer troupe to ensnare an Engineer in the theft of a necklace.
Director: Dwarka Khosla
 
13.
Birha Ki Raat (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
 
14.
Afsar (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(121 mins.)
Director: Chetan Anand
 
15.
Stage (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Vijay Mhatre
 
16.
Sazaa (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
While driving her car, Kamini (Shyama) runs over a young man (Dev Anand), who is seriously injured. She stops the car...
Director: Fali Mistry
 
17.
Sanam (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
 
18.
Nadaan (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Director: Hira Singh
 
19.
Do Sitare (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: D.D. Kashyap
 
20.
Baazi (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An ace gambler is forced to join a gambling syndicate in order to pay for the treatment of his ill sister and is framed for murder when he expresses his desire to get out. (143 mins.)
Director: Guru Dutt
 
21.
Zalzala (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Director: Paul Zils
 
22.
Tamasha (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Dilip, spoilt and careless grandson of wealthy Rai Bahadur, is in love with film actress Nayantara and wants to marry her...
Director: Phani Majumdar
 
23.
Jaal (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
After losing his vision during a storm, Carlos lives with his sister, Maria, off of the Indian coast in a fishing village... (165 mins.)
Director: Guru Dutt
 
24.
Aandhiyan (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(136 mins.)
Director: Chetan Anand
 
25.
Rahi (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After leaving British Army Ramesh joins a tea plantation as a supervisor, where he is required to harass Indians. Gradually his heart changes and falls in love with local girl and revolts against his British employer. (139 mins.)
 
26.
Taxi Driver (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Mangal drives a taxi by day, then drinks at night, listens to his singer girlfriend Sylvie and then goes into a drunken stupor... (133 mins.)
Director: Chetan Anand
 
27.
Patita (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Radha earns a living begging in order to support herself and her crippled and ailing father. They live in a small tenement...
 
28.
Armaan (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Fali Mistry
 
29.
'Ferry' (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Widower Vikas lives a fairly wealthy lifestyle along with son, Raju, on an island off of Bombay's Gateway of India...
Director: Hemen Gupta
 
30.
Munimji (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Roopa lives a wealthy lifestyle with her widowed dad, Captain Suresh, and brother, Shekhar. After she returns from abroad... (163 mins.)
Director: Subodh Mukherji
 
31.
Milap (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Director: Raj Khosla
 
32.
House No. 44 (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Ashok is a petty thief working under a notorious gangster named Sunder. When Ashok comes across a dead body of a watchman...
Director: M.K. Barman
 
33.
Dev Anand in Goa (Alias Farar) (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A group of freedom-fighters face betrayal and go on the run from police in British-occupied Hindustan.
Director: Phani Majumdar
 
34.
Pocket Maar (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Roshan lives a poor lifestyle in Bombay along with his widowed mother. His mother thinks that her son...
Director: H.S. Rawail
 
35.
Funtoosh (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Ram goes crazy after death of his mother and sister, once released from mental hospital comes across Mr Kirorimal who insures him and wants him dead for the money. However Ram ends up marrying his daughter.
Director: Chetan Anand
 
36.
C.I.D. (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A newspaper editor, Shrivastav, is killed when he was about to expose the underworld links of a very rich and influential person... (146 mins.)
Director: Raj Khosla
 
37.
Paying Guest (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An incompetent lawyer gets evicted, dons the guise of an old man to gain accommodation, falls for the owner's daughter, then faces numerous life-changing challenges. (157 mins.)
Director: Subodh Mukerji
 
38.
Nau Do Gyarah (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Runaway wealthy heiress, Raksha, joins a traveller, Madan, in a small truck, heading toward the home of his uncle... (170 mins.)
Director: Vijay Anand
 
39.
Dushman (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(138 mins.)
Director: Raj Rishi
 
40.
Baarish (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
City bred Ramu is involved in petty crime. When his close friend Gopal dada asks him to go to the village and look after his mother... (133 mins.)
 
41.
Solva Saal (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A woman elopes with her boyfriend but finds that he has ditched her and made off with her family heirloom... (135 mins.)
Director: Raj Khosla
 
42.
Kala Pani (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Based on A.J.Cronin's 'Beyond This Place', this movie narrates the story of an untiring crusade for justice... (164 mins.)
Director: Raj Khosla
 
43.
Amar Deep (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Aruna lives a wealthy lifestyle with her paternal grandfather. She has come of marriageable age and...
Director: T. Prakash Rao
 
44.
Love Marriage (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Sunil Kumar rents a room in the city where he is to play cricket for the home team. He meets with the landlord's daughter...
Director: Subodh Mukherji
 
45.
Sarhad (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Four people embroiled in complicated relationships look for closure. (118 mins.)
 
46.
Manzil (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An embittered music composer, estranged from his family, self-destructs after learning his sweetheart has married another male. (120 mins.)
Director: Mandi Burman
 
47.
Kala Bazar (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A man sells movie tickets on the black market, but starts to have a change of heart after he falls in love. (163 mins.)
Director: Vijay Anand
 
48.
Jaali Note (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Inspector Dinesh goes undercover in order to infiltrate a gang that is counterfeiting banknotes. In... (155 mins.)
Director: Shakti Samanta
 
49.
Ek Ke Baad Ek (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Collegian Prakash lives a middle-class lifestyle in a small town along with his brother, Mangal, and Mangal's wife...
Director: Raj Rishi
 
50.
Bombai Ka Babu (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Babu and Malik are two inseparable friends who live in a small town in India. One day they decide to play a prank and steal something... (154 mins.)
Director: Raj Khosla
 
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52.
Maya (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Disillusioned with his wealthy friends, a male goes to live in the slums and falls in love with a burglar's sister.
Director: D.D. Kashyap
 
53.
Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Nisha lives a very wealthy lifestyle in Neelgaon, India, with her businessman dad, Sardar Roop Singh... (139 mins.)
Director: Nasir Husain
 
54.
Baat Ek Raat Ki (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Neela is in police custody for committing a murder. Believing that she did it, she confesses. When renowned lawyer... (145 mins.)
 
55.
Asli-Naqli (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Renu lives a poor lifestyle with her mom, dad and a brother. Her dad decides to travel to Africa so...
 
56.
Hum Dono (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When an army officer is presumed dead in battle, his lookalike is tasked with breaking the news to his family. However, circumstances force him to impersonate the dead man. (164 mins.)
Director: Amar Jeet
 
57.
Tere Ghar Ke Samne (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Children of two life-long rivals fall in love and try to make their fathers see the error of their ways. (149 mins.)
Director: Vijay Anand
 
58.
Sharabi (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Keshav lives a poor lifestyle in a small town in India along with his ailing father, Dinanath, mother...
Director: Rajrishi
 
59.
Teen Devian (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Devdutt Anand works in a company selling musical instruments, and is always late for work, infuriating his boss...
Director: Amar Jeet
 
60.
Guide (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A tour guide falls in love with a married woman, and helps her rediscover her love for dance. (183 mins.)
Director: Vijay Anand
 
61.
Pyar Mohabbat (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After running away from home, Prince Naresh Kumar Singh (Dev Anand) now calls himself Dilip Singh, returns home after a period of 18 years...
 
62.
Akalmand (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
 
63.
Duniya (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An advocate faces heavy odds defending the brother of his sweetheart.
Director: T. Prakash Rao
 
64.
Mahal (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
To pay for his sister's marriage, a brother enters into a criminal conspiracy to impersonate the nephew of a wealthy male. (147 mins.)
Director: Shanker Mukerji
 
65.
Prem Pujari (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Ramdev Bakshi is the only son of widower and former Indian Army General Durgaprasad, who has been decorated... (192 mins.)
Director: Dev Anand
 
66.
Johny Mera Naam (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Monu (Mohan) and Sonu (Sohan) are the two sons of a police inspector. The kids excel in boxing. Their... (159 mins.)
Director: Vijay Anand
 
67.
Gambler (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Raja has been abandoned by his biological mother at a very young age, and grows up with Master, a criminal don and card-sharp... (154 mins.)
Director: Amarjeet
 
68.
Tere Mere Sapne (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Dr. Anand Kumar attains his degree in medicine and re-locates to a small village to assist the local doctors there... (175 mins.)
Director: Vijay Anand
 
69.
Haré Rama Haré Krishna (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In the background of the rise of the International Hare Krishna movement in the 1970s, is a Montreal-based family of the Jaiswals... (149 mins.)
Director: Dev Anand
 
70.
Yeh Gulistan Hamara (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Vijay has been assigned the task of building a bridge in a small community, that will link China with India... (134 mins.)
Director: Atma Ram
 
71.
Shareef Budmaash (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The Government of India has devised plans for a new kind of super aircraft. A gangster, Diwan, manages...
Director: Raj Khosla
 
72.
Heera Panna (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Heera has two passions in his life, namely his love for Reema, an air-hostess, and photography. When Reema passes away during an airplane accident...
Director: Dev Anand
 
73.
Banarasi Babu (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Orphaned Sohan Lal is a wealthy businessman based in Bombay. While on vacation in Kashmir, he meets with beautiful Neela... (141 mins.)
 
74.
Chhupa Rustam (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The Government of India had granted Rs.50,000/- to Prof. Harbanslal to conduct a study in the mountains bordering Tibet with India...
Director: Vijay Anand
 
75.
Joshila (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Jailor Manmohan Krishan is responsible for looking after convicts undergoing sentences of rigorous imprisonment... (137 mins.)
Director: Yash Chopra
 
76.
Prem Shastra (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Writer Sagar Sharma is in love with a much younger woman named Barkha. When Sagar meets his ex-wife...
Director: B.R. Ishara
 
77.
Ishq Ishq Ishq (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Dhun comes from a wealthy and talented family. His desire is to see the world on his own, and he sets upon this travel... (131 mins.)
Director: Dev Anand
 
78.
Amir Garib (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Manmohan alias Moni lives a dual life. One as a magician, and the other as a thief with the name of Bhagula Bhagat...
Director: Mohan Kumar
 
79.
Warrant (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
During a jail riot instigated by convict Jaggu (Joginder), the Jailer, Arun Mehra's (Dev Anand) life is threatened and another convict...
 
80.
Jaaneman (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A taxi-driver must unravel the mystery surrounding the woman he loves.
Director: Chetan Anand
 
81.
Bullet (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Plain-clothes Inspector Dharam Dev is hot on the tracks of notorious underworld don, Durgaprasad, alias "D.P." But Durgraprased is not only elusive...
Director: Vijay Anand
 
82.
Saheb Bahadur (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In a small town, situated in a picturesque Indian valley, lives a corrupt Deputy collector, Hare Murari...
Director: Chetan Anand
 
83.
Kalabaaz (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Daredevil Circus trapeze artistes, Vijay and Radha, who also goes by the name of Lisa, are in love with each other... (145 mins.)
Director: Ashok Roy
 
84.
Darling Darling (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Gogi Anand
 
85.
Des Pardes (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Samir Sahni is a farmer living with his mom, dad, wife, Rama, a young daughter, and his younger brother...
Director: Dev Anand
 
86.
Lootmaar (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Indian Air Force pilot Bhagat lives with his wife, Raksha, and a young son. While going to the bank one day...
Director: Dev Anand
 
87.
Man Pasand (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Kamli belongs to a poor family. She sells datuns for a living. She sells them in local suburban trains as well as on railway platforms...
Director: Basu Chatterjee
 
88.
Hum Naujawan (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A Proffessor searching for his missing daughter later he comes to know that she is not alive and he knows whp is responsible for that but doesnot have the evidence, later the culprit is caught red handed. (137 mins.)
Director: Dev Anand
 
89.
Main Solah Baras Ki (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
When Bollywood megastar Dev Anand makes an announcement he is on the look-out for a female lead in his forthcoming Hindi movie... (150 mins.)
Director: Dev Anand
 
90.
Gangster (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A priest witness a crime committed by the villain, before the priest could take action,the villain frames the priest and goes to jail. After years when the priest comes out, he seeks revenge against the villain.
Director: Dev Anand
 
91.
Censor (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Depicts a filmmaker's struggle to pass his controversial film for family viewing, follows many hardships in the process. (165 mins.)
Director: Dev Anand
 
92.
Mr Prime Minister (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Johnny Master, a survivor of earthquake-ravaged Kutch is a happy-go-lucky elderly man who sells newspapers for a living in a small village in Gujarat...
Director: Dev Anand
 
93.
Chargesheet (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The story revolves around the murder case of an actress.
Director: Dev Anand