Deven Verma

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.[4][5]

Deven Verma
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Born(1937-10-23)23 October 1937
Died2 December 2014(2014-12-02) (aged 77)
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)Rupa Verma (née Ganguly)[1]

LifeEdit

Verma was born on 23 October 1937 in Kutch, Gujarat,[6] to Baldev Singh Verma and Sarala Devi and was brought up in Pune.His father was Rajasthani and mother belonged to Kutch. His father was a film distributor. 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]

Deven Verma's original name was Devendu Verma which he changed to Deven in college. Deven Verma had 4 sisters, 2 elder and 2 younger. His younger sisters were twins. His sister's name are Nirupama, Tushar, Amita and Parul.

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]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1961 Dharmputra Sudesh Rai
1963 Gumrah Pyarelal
1963 Aaj Aur Kal Rajkumar Rajendrasingh
1964 Suhagan Sukhiram
1964 Qawwali Ki Raat
1965 Oonche Log
1965 Rishte Naahte Raja
1966 Anupama Arun
1966 Mohabbat Zindagi Hai Advocate Vikram 'Vicky' Sinha
1966 Devar Suresh
1966 Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi Vikram Varma
1967 Milan Ram Vishwanath Rao
1968 Aa Jaa Sanam Dr. Kaushal Verma
1968 Sunghursh Nisar
1969 Yakeen Guy who found body at the beach Uncredited
1969 Tamanna
1970 Khamoshi Patient No. 22
1971 Nadaan Vicky Uncredited
1971 Mere Apne Niranjan
1971 Buddha Mil Gaya Bhola
1972 Maalik Ram Murthy Pandey
1972 Annadata Pestonji's client
1973 Tere Rang Nyare
1973 Dhund Banke Lal
1973 Bada Kabutar Bhola
1974 Phir Kab Milogi Devi Das
1974 Kora Kagaz Drona Acharya
1974 Imtihan
1974 Do Aankhen
1974 36 Ghante Kirpal Singh
1975 Deewaar Coolie in song 'Idhar Ka Maal Udhar' (Song deleted), Uncredited
1975 Chori Mera Kaam Pravin Chandra Shah Won 1976 Filmfare Best Comedian Award[12]
1975 Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka Ramu Makhichandani 'Shola'
1976 Kabhie Kabhie Rambhajan Uncredited
1976 Ek Se Badhkar Ek Constable Ludkuram
1976 Zindagi Prabhu
1976 Ha Khel Savlyancha Bhoot Papeshwar Maharaj
1976 Farrari Gulab
1976 Arjun Pandit Naren
1977 Mukti Tony
1977 Doosra Aadmi Timsi's Uncle
1977 Dildaar Salim
1977 Chalu Mera Naam Bawra Singh
1977 Aadmi Sadak Ka – Dost Asava Tar Asaa Surendramohan U. Nath 'Suren' Bilingual film made in Marathi and Hindi
1978 Besharam Lakshman, his father and mother
1978 Bhola Bhala Babu Khan
1978 Don Voice of Raj Singh Uncredited
1978 Naukri Loco
1978 Anpadh Bankelal Banarasi
1978 Priyatama
1978 Chor Ke Ghar Chor Pravinbhai Won 1979 Filmfare Best Comedian Award
1978 Safed Jhooth Suleiman
1978 Khatta Meetha Dara
1978 Dillagi Gopal Krishan Choudry
1978 Chakravyuha
1979 Chakravyuh
1978 Atithee Station Master
1979 Lok Parlok Chitragupt Sharma
1979 Prem Vivah Guest Appearance
1979 Ghar Ki Laaj Rajender / Raju
1979 Amar Deep Rahim
1979 Magroor Tony
1979 Golmaal Himself, guest appearance
1980 Do Premee Inspector Morari Bhonsle
1980 Aap Ke Deewane Butler
1980 Thodisi Bewafaii Noor-E-Chasmis
1980 Jal Mahal Shankar
1980 Neeyat Topi
1980 Sau Din Saas Ke Totaram
1980 Nazrana Pyar Ka Abdulla
1980 Judaai Ram Narayan 'R.N.' Nominated, 1981 Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role
1980 Bombay 405 Miles Girdharilal Pawa
1980 Nishana
1981 Yeh Kaisa Nashaa Hai
1981 Waqt Ki Deewar Rajpat
1981 Ladies Tailor Asif
1981 Kudrat Pyarelal
1981 Biwi-O-Biwi Gafoor
1981 Silsila Vidyarthi
1981 Pyaasa Sawan Shewakram
1981 Chhupa Chhuppi
1981 Ahista Ahista Savitri's husband
1981 Jyoti Siyaram
1981 Josh
1982 Adhura Aadmi
1982 Bemisal Hiralal Tandon
1982 Angoor Bahadur, double role Won 1983 Filmfare Best Comedian Award
1982 Karwat
1982 Deedar-E-Yaar Sikander Alam Changezi
1982 Sumbandh
1982 Daulat Murli
1983 Nastik Gayaprasad
1983 Rang Birangi Ravi Kapoor
1983 Kaun? Kaisey? Photographer Nand Dukaan Bandh
1983 Bandhan Kuchchey Dhaagon Ka Ratanpal Singh
1983 Kissi Se Na Kehna Mansukh
1984 Main Qatil Hoon
1984 Aao Jao Ghar Tumhara
1984 Aaj Kaa M.L.A. Ram Avtar Digvijay's PA
1984 Jaag Utha Insan Devandra Chaturvedi (Deva)
1985 Saaheb Pareshaan mama, copycat Bollywood writer
1985 Pighalta Aasman Badal - Suraj's friend
1985 Ulta Seedha Sapan Kumar
1985 Yudh Police Inspector Sawant
1985 Bhago Bhut Aaya Munna
1985 Pyari Behna Makhan Singh - Tanvi's prospective groom
1985 Sur Sangam Advocate Madhav
1985 Jhoothi Rasik Lal Sharma
1985 Alag Alag Karim
1985 Oonche Log Mubarak Ali
1985 Bhavani Junction Joseph - Bartender
1985 Dekha Pyar Tumhara Lalu Lalwani
1985 Paisa Yeh Paisa Sukhiram
1985 Bond 303 Aslam
1987 Pyar Ke Kabil Nandkishore Goverdhan
1987 Sadak Chhap Shankar's friend
1987 Mera Yaar Mera Dushman
1988 Mardon Wali Baat Chaila
1989 Prem Pratigyaa Hair Oil Salesman / Burglar
1989 Dana Paani Pampu Uncredited
1989 Bahurani Kumar Chatterjee Uncredited
1990 Dil Police Inspector Ghalib
1991 Jhoothi Shaan Krishna's to-be groom
1992 Deewana Devdas Sabrangi
1992 Chamatkar Inspector P.K. Santh
1993 King Uncle Karim, the butler
1993 Aaja Meri Jaan Kasturia Main Negative Role
1993 Ek Hi Raasta Mehra
1993 Bedardi Bhagwandas 'Mamaji'
1994 Elaan Head Const. Devkinandan Sharma
1994 Yeh Dillagi Gurdas Bannerjee
1994 Professor Ki Padosan Pyarelal
1994 Andaz Apna Apna Murli Manohar
1995 Saajan Ki Baahon Mein Dr. Rastogi
1995 Hulchul Vinod bhai
1995 Gundaraj
1995 Ram Jaane Daddu Uncle
1995 Akele Hum Akele Tum Kanhaiya
1996 Tu Chor Main Sipahi SPO Varma
1996 Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi
1997 Udaan Madhu's Uncle (Mama)
1997 Dil To Pagal Hai Ajay's father
1997 Ishq Behram
1998 2001: Do Hazaar Ek Billu's Uncle (Mama)
1998 Salaakhen Giri Rao
1999 Heeralal Pannalal Mangalbhai
2000 Kya Kehna Rustom
2002 Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai Hari Taya
2002 Sabse Badhkar Kaun
2003 Calcutta Mail[13] Reema's grandfather (final film role)

TelevisionEdit

Year! Serial Role Channel Notes
1992 Mama Ji DD National
1993 Zabaan Sambhalke Praful Popat Dalal DD Metro

ProducerEdit

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

DirectorEdit

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

AwardsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Deven Verma no more". Archived from the original on 29 April 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  2. ^ "An appreciation of his life and craft in The Times of India by Avijit Ghosh". Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  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. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Why Deven Varma retired from the movies". Rediff. Archived from the original on 8 August 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  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.
  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". 2 December 2014. Archived from the original on 2 December 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Veteran Actor Deven Verma Passes away at 77 - Filmy Keeday News". 15 December 2014. Archived from the original on 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.
  12. ^ Lokapally, Vijay (11 December 2014). "Chori Mera Kaam (1975)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 16 December 2019. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  13. ^ "Deven Verma : Filmography and Profile". 22 February 2008. Archived from the original on 22 February 2008. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  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.

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