Deven Varma is regarded as one of the greatest actors, directors and producers of the nineteenth century. His witty character was highly appreciated in major films like Chori Mera Kaam, Angoor, Golmaal and Chor Ke Ghar Chor.
Deven Verma was born on Saturday, 30 October 1937 (age 77 years; at the time of death) in Kutch, Gujarat. He is famous for playing excellent comedic roles. Deven Verma’s comedic roles were praised in several films like Angoor Mein Bahadur, Chor Ke Ghar Chor and Chori Mera Kaam.
And not just in the field of acting, he has been a prominent director as well as a producer. The film Besharam (1978) which starred Amitabh Bachchan and Sharmila Tagore and was directed by Deven Varma was a huge hit. Deven Verma was a multi-talented actor. Apart from Hindi films, he has also worked in some Marathi and Bhojpuri films. In an interview, he told how he used to manage his busy schedule.
I have a record of working in 16 films at a time. There was a time when I was shooting for Esmail Shroff’s Ahista Ahista all night in Mumbai, then early in the morning I used to go to Hyderabad to shoot for Jeetendra’s Pyaasa Sawan and at four in the evening I would leave for Delhi from Hyderabad to shoot. Was. Yash Chopra’s Silsila, then back to Mumbai for Esmail Shroff.
Height (approx.): 5′ 2″
Weight (approx): 81 kg
Deven Verma belonged to a Rajasthani Hindu family.
parents and siblings
Deven Verma father Baldev Singh Verma was from Rajasthan and was in silver business while his mother Sarla Devi was from Kutch, Gujarat. Deven Verma had four siblings. Reportedly, two of them were twins. The names of the four sisters were Nirupama, Tushar, Amita and Parul.
wife and children
Deven Verma married Roopa Ganguly who was the daughter of late Bollywood actor Ashok Kumar and elder sister of Preeti Ganguly. Deven Verma also acted in a few films with Ashok Kumar, and he would visit him for dinner at his house, where he was met by his younger daughter, Roopa Ganguly.
Roopa and I liked each other and wanted to get married and I asked Ashok Kumar Saab For his hand in marriage. He looked at me and said, “We’ll think about it.” It took us two years to finally get married. They used to say that she is too young, we will decide later, and kept delaying because Ashok Kumar’s elder daughter Bharati also married a Gujarati, Dr. Patel.
Deven Verma’s father was from a Rajasthani family.
Growing up in Pune, Maharashtra, Deven completed his graduation from Naurosji Wadia College. Deven Varma is known for working in around 149 films. His extraordinary comedic roles made him prominent. He started his acting career in 1961 with his first film Dharmaputra but the film flopped.
Later Dharmaputra, I went abroad to do stage shows. Dharmaputra flopped. I was in Mauritius where Shashi (Kapoor) sent me a letter saying, ‘The picture has flopped and no one knows the reason’
His comedic role in Chori Mera Kaam (1975) was a major hit and the film was particularly praised for his performance. Having set up some great comedic roles, Deven Varma was considered as a leading actor during the 70s. Judaai (1980) and the famous film Angoor (1982) were one of his award winning films.
He has worked under many famous directors like Basu Chatterjee, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Gulzar.
Deven Verma has not only been in comic roles in Hindi films, but he has also appeared in Marathi and Bhojpuri films. Deven Verma has acted in Hindi serials like Mama Ji (1992) and Zabaan Sambhalke (1993). He mostly played supporting roles in films such as Gumra (1963), in which he played the role of Servant, Qawwali Ki Raat (1964), Devar (1966), Andaz Apna Apna (1994), Anupama (1966), Gol Maal (1979). , Deven Varma’s last film was Calcutta Mail (2003) where he played the role of Rani Mukerji’s grandfather as Reema’s grandfather.
director and producer
Along with acting in several Hindi films, Deven Varma has directed and produced some outstanding films such as Nadaan (1971) which starred Mithun Chakraborty with Asha Parekh and Naveen Nischal, Bada Kabove (1973) and Dana Pani (1989) Was. His first Hindi film which he produced was Yakeen (1969).
Deven Verma passed away on December 2, 2014, at the age of 78, following a severe cardiac arrest and kidney failure.
- Best Actor in a Comedy Role for the film Angoor (1983).
- Best Actor in a Comedy Role for the film Chor Ke Ghar Chor (1979).
- Best Actor in a Comedy Role for the film Chori Mera Kaam (1976).
Facts / Trivia
- Deven Verma’s real name was Devendu Verma. He changed his name in college and kept Deven.
- His acting career began to soar high after he received his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor in a Comedy for the film Chori Mera Kaam.
My career really started in 1975 after Chori Mera Kaam, which earned me my first Filmfare Award. It was a huge hit and I was flooded with offers.
- Deven Verma enrolled himself to study law from Law College Mumbai, but left soon after finding it uninteresting.
- In an interview, Deven Verma claimed that he loved watching Vicky Donor.
I have never enjoyed a film as much as I have seen Vicky Donor. It was related to my style. I liked it because it’s a believable comedy