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Deven Verma

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Deven Verma
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Born(1937-10-23)23 October 1937
Pune, Bombay Presidency, British India
💀Died2 December 2014(2014-12-02) (aged 77)
Pune, Maharashtra, India2 December 2014(2014-12-02) (aged 77)
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
Actor
👩 Spouse(s)Rupa Verma (née Ganguly)[1]

Deven Verma (23 October 1937 – 2 December 2014) was an Indian film and television actor, particularly known for his comic roles, with Bollywood directors like Basu Chatterji, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Gulzar.[2][3] He also produced and directed films, including Besharam. He won Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Chori Mera Kaam, Chor Ke Ghar Chor and Angoor, the latter being directed by Gulzar and still considered one of Bollywood's best comedies.[4][5]

Life[edit]

Verma was born on 23 October 1937 in Kutch, Gujarat,[6] and was brought up in Pune. He studied at the Nowrosjee Wadia College for Arts and Science (University of Pune) (1953–57), graduating with Honours in Politics and Sociology. He married Rupa Ganguly, daughter of late veteran Bollywood actor Ashok Kumar and sister of Preeti Ganguly.[7][8]

Apart from Hindi films, Verma acted in a few Marathi and Bhojpuri films.

He died at 2 a.m IST on 2 December 2014 in Pune, following a heart attack[9] and kidney failure.[10][11]

Partial filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2003 Calcutta Mail[12] Reema's grandfather
2002 Sabse Badhkar Kaun
2002 Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai Hari Taya
2000 Kya Kehna
1999 Heeralal Pannalal Mangalbhai
1998 Salaakhen Giri Rao
1997 Ishq Behram
1997 Dil To Pagal Hai Ajay's father
1995 Saajan Ki Baahon Mein Dr. Rastogi
1995 Akele Hum Akele Tum Kanhaiya
1995 Hulchul Vinod bhai
1994 Yeh Dillagi Gurdas Bannerjee
1994 Andaz Apna Apna Murli Manohar
1993 Professor Ki Padosan Pyarelal
1993 Ek Hi Raasta Mehra
1992 Deewana Devdas Sabrangi
1992 Chamatkar Inspector P.K. Santh
1990 Dil Inspector
1989 Prem Pratigyaa Hair Oil Salesman / Burglar
1985 Saaheb Pareshan
1985 Jhoothi Rasik
1985 Bhago Bhut Aaya Munna
1983 Kissi Se Na Kehna Mansukh
1983 Rang Birangi Ravi Kapoor
1983 Nastik Gayaprasad
1982 Bemisal Hiralal Tandon
1982 Angoor Bahadur, double role Won 1983 Filmfare Best Comedian Award
1980 Thodisi Bewafaii Noor-E-Chasmis
1980 Sau Din Saas Ke Totaram
1980 Nishana
1980 Judaai Ram Narayan 'R.N.' Nominated, 1981 Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role
1980 Jal Mahal Shankar
1980 Do Premee Inspector Morari Bhonsle
1980 Bombay 405 Miles Girdharilal Pawa
1980 Aap Ke Deewane Butler
1979 Prem Vivah
1979 Magroor Tony
1979 Lok Parlok Chitragupt Sharma
1979 Golmaal Himself, guest appearance
1979 Ghar Ki Laaj
1979 Chakravyuh
1979 Amar Deep Rahim
1978 Naukri Loco
1978 Dillagi Gopal Krishan Choudry
1978 Chor Ke Ghar Chor Pravinbhai Won 1979 Filmfare Best Comedian Award
1978 Bhola Bhala Babu Khan
1978 Besharam Lakshman, his father and mother
1978 Anpadh Bankelal Banarasi
1977 Safed Jhooth Suleiman
1977 Priyatama
1977 Mukti Tony
1977 Khatta Meetha Dara
1977 Doosra Aadmi Timsi's Uncle
1977 Dildaar Salim
1977 Chalu Mera Naam
1977 Aadmi Sadak Ka – Dost Asava Tar Asaa Surendramohan U. Nath 'Suren' Bilingual film made in Marathi and Hindi
1976 Zindagi Prabhu
1976 Kabhie Kabhie Rambhajan
1976 Ek Se Badhkar Ek Constable Ludkuram
1976 Arjun Pandit
1975 Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka Ramu Makhichandani 'Shola'
1975 Chori Mera Kaam Pravin Chandra Shah Won 1976 Filmfare Best Comedian Award[13]
1975 Aa Jaa Sanam Dr. Kaushal Verma
1974 Phir Kab Milogi Devi Das
1974 Kora Kagaz Drona Acharya
1974 Imtihaan
1974 36 Ghante Kirpal Singh
1973 Dhund Banke Lal
1973 Bada Kabootar Bhola
1972 Maalik Ram Murthy Pandey
1972 Annadata Pestonji's client
1971 Mere Apne Niranjan
1971 Buddha Mil Gaya Bhola
1970 Khamoshi Patient No. 22
1969 Tamanna
1967 Milan Ram Vishwanath Rao
1966 Mohabbat Zindagi Hai Vicky
1966 Devar
1966 Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi Vikram
1966 Anupama Arun
1964 Suhagan Sukhiram
1964 Qawwali Ki Raat
1963 Aaj Aur Kal
1963 Gumrah Pyarelal
1961 Dharmputra

Producer[edit]

Year Film Notes
1989 Dana Paani
1983 Chatpati
1978 Besharam
1971 Nadaan
1969 Yakeen

Director[edit]

Year Film Notes
1989 Dana Paani
1978 Besharam
1973 Bada Kabutar
1971 Nadaan

Awards[edit]

Filmfare Best Comedian Award[14]
1983 Angoor – Bahadur
1979 Chor Ke Ghar Chor – Pravinbhai
1976 Chori Mera Kaam – Pravin Chandra Shah

References[edit]

  1. "Deven Verma no more". Archived from the original on 29 April 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. An appreciation of his life and craft in The Times of India by Avijit Ghosh
  3. "Best Comedians of Bollywood". NDTV Movies. 26 March 2009.[permanent dead link]
  4. Hasna Mana Hai: Bollywood's best comedies Indiatimes, 27 May 2005. Archived 10 July 2012 at Archive.today
  5. "Just breathe and reboot". Indian Express. 25 March 201.
  6. "Why Deven Varma retired from the movies". Rediff. Archived from the original on 8 August 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. "Deven Verma at a musical do". The Times of India. 26 May 2011. Archived from the original on 10 September 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2012. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. Flashback to fun Archived 29 August 2003 at the Wayback Machine Indian Express, Preeti Mudliar, 9 August 2003.
  9. "Veteran actor Deven Verma dies of heart attack in Pune - Hindustan Times". web.Archive.org. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  10. "Veteran Actor Deven Verma Passes away at 77 - Filmy Keeday News". web.Archive.org. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  11. "Veteran actor Deven Verma dies of heart attack in Pune". Archived from the original on 29 April 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  12. "Deven Verma : Filmography and Profile". web.archive.org. 22 February 2008. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  13. Lokapally, Vijay (11 December 2014). "Chori Mera Kaam (1975)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 16 December 2019. Retrieved 2014-12-12. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  14. "List of Filmfare Award Winners and Nominations, 1953–2005" (PDF). googlepages.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 June 2009. Retrieved 29 April 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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