1. Deven Verma
    Film actor

  2. Deven Varma was an Indian film and television actor, particularly known for his comic roles, with directors like Basu Chatterji, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Gulzar. He has also produced and directed some films including Besharam.
    Born: October 23, 1937
    Died: December 2, 2014, Pune
    Spouse: Rupa Ganguly (m. ?-2014)
    Awards: Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role

BY THE SEVENTIES, DEVEN VERMA WAS ONE OF BOLLYWOOD'S MOST IN-DEMAND COMEDIANS, WINNING THE FIRST OF HIS THREE FILMFARE AWARDS FOR BEST COMEDIAN IN 1976 FOR CHORI MERA KAAM

Actor Deven Verma, a star who twinkled for decades in the firmament of Bollywood funny men, died at 77 in Mumbai.

Mr Verma was born on October 23, 1937 and grew up in Pune. He studied Politics and Sociology at Pune's Nowrosjee Wadia College.

Deven Verma began his screen career in the early '60s with roles in films like Dharmputra, Aaj Aur Kal and Anupama.

By the Seventies, he was one of Bollywood's most in-demand comedians, winning the first of his three Filmfare Awards for Best Comedian in 1976 forChori Mera Kaam.

Deven Verma's most famous roles were in films directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Basu Chatterji and Gulzar. Gulzar directed him in a double role opposite Sanjeev Kumar, also in a double role, in 1982's Angoor, the Hindi adaptation of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. He won his third Filmfare Best Comedian award for his performance as twin brothers separated at birth, both called Bahadur and working for a second set of twins separated at birth called Ashok.

In Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 1983 film Rang Birangi, Deven Verma played a starring role as the mastermind of an elaborate comedy involving characters played by Amol Palekar, Farooque Sheikh, Parveen Babi, Deepti Naval and Utpal Dutt.

Deven Verma continued appearing on screen in the Nineties. In 1994, he had a brief but unforgettable role in Andaz Apna Apna playing the long-suffering father of Amar, the ne'er-do-well played by Aamir Khan.

Mr Verma's last film was 2003's Calcutta Mail, playing actress Rani Mukerji's grandfather.

Deven Verma also produced and directed films like Nadaan (1971), Besharam (1978) and Dana Paani (1989). He appeared in Marathi and Bhojpuri films, in addition to Hindi.

Mr Verma was married to Rupa Ganguly, daughter of late actor Ashok Kumar and niece of his actor-singer brother Kishore.













1. Gol Maal
Year:1979, Director:Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Cast:Shubha Khote, Dina Pathak, Deven Verma, Amol Palekar, Bindiya Goswami, Manju Singh
Language:Hindi
Category:Comedy


2. Angoor
Year:1982, Director:Gulzar
Cast:Aruna Irani, Sanjeev Kumar, Moushumi Chatterjee, Deven Verma, Deepti Naval, Padma Chavan
Language:Hindi
Category:Comedy


3. Andaz Apna Apna
Year:1994, Director:Rajkumar Santoshi
Cast:Paresh Rawal, Mehmood, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor
Language:Hindi
Category:Comedy


4. Jaag Utha Insan
Year:1984, Director:K. Vishwanath
Cast:Mithun Chakraborty, Sujit Kumar, Deven Verma, Beena Banerjee, Sudhir Dalvi, Kanan Kaushal
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Family


5. Akele Hum Akele Tum
Year:1995, Director:Mansoor Khan
Cast:Deven Verma, Aamir Khan, Manisha Koirala, Anjan Srivastav, Rohini Hattangadi, Master Adil
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Romantic


6. Dil
Year:1990, Director:Indra Kumar
Cast:Anupam Kher, Saeed Jaffrey, Deven Verma, Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Shammi
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Comedy


7. Khatta Meetha
Year:1981, Director:Basu Chatterjee
Cast:Ashok Kumar, Deven Verma, Raju Shrestha, Rakesh Roshan, Bindiya Goswami, Preeti Ganguli
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Comedy


8. Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka
Year:1975, Director:Devendra Goel
Cast:Dharmendra, Ashok Kumar, David Abraham, Sharmila Tagore, Deven Verma, Leena Chandavarkar
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Family


9. Bemisal
Year:1982, Director:Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Cast:Amitabh Bachchan, Aruna Irani, Om Shivpuri, Rakhee Gulzar, Vinod Mehra, Deven Verma
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Family


10. Saaheb
Year:1985, Director:Anil Ganguly
Cast:Utpal Dutt, Rakhee Gulzar, Anil Kapoor, Deven Verma, Biswajeet, Amrita Singh
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Romantic


11. Mere Apne
Year:1971, Director:Gulzar
Cast:Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Deven Verma, Ramesh Deo, Meena Kumari, Sumita Sanyal
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Family


12. Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi
Year:1966, Director:Shaheed Latif
Cast:Dharmendra, Mala Sinha, Tanuja, Johnny Walker, Deven Verma, Rehman
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Romantic


13. Devar
Year:1966, Director:Mohan Segal
Cast:Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Durga Khote, Dhumal, Deven Verma, Shashikala
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Romantic


14. Ishq
Year:1997, Director:Indra Kumar
Cast:Johnny Lever, Ajay Devgan, Juhi Chawla, Dalip Tahil, Aamir Khan, Kajol
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Comedy


15. Phir Kab Milogi
Year:1974, Director:Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Cast:Mala Sinha, Abhi Bhattacharya, Deven Verma, Kumari Naaz, Biswajeet, Vijaya Choudhury
Language:Hindi
Category:Romantic


16. Pyaasa Sawan
Year:1981, Director:Narayana Rao Dasari
Cast:Madan Puri, Jeetendra, Moushumi Chatterjee, Vinod Mehra, Reena Roy, Deven Verma
Language:Hindi
Category:Romantic, Family


17. Thodisi Bewafaii
Year:1980, Director:Esmayeel Shroff
Cast:Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, A.K. Hangal, Shreeram Lagoo, Deven Verma, Padmini Kolhapure
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Family


18. Mukti
Year:1977, Director:Raj Tilak
Cast:Shashi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Deven Verma, Bindiya Goswami, Vidya Sinha, Master Bittoo
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Romantic


19. Deewana
Year:1992, Director:Raj Kanwar
Cast:Rishi Kapoor, ShahRukh Khan, Dalip Tahil, Alok Nath, Deven Verma, Divya Bharti
Language:Hindi
Category:Comedy, Romantic


20. Anupama
Year:1966, Director:Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Cast:Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Durga Khote, Deven Verma, Dulari, Shashikala
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Family


21. Aaj Aur Kal
Year:1963, Director:Vasant Joglekar
Cast:Ashok Kumar, Agha, Sunil Dutt, Tanuja, Nanda, Sudesh Kumar
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Romantic


22. Gumrah
Year:1963, Director:B.R. Chopra
Cast:Ashok Kumar, Nirupa Roy, Sunil Dutt, Mala Sinha, Deven Verma, Shashikala
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Romantic


23. Chor Ke Ghar Chor
Year:1978, Director:Vijay Sadanah
Cast:Ashok Kumar, Pran, Zeenat Aman, Anwar Hussain, Deven Verma, Randhir Kapoor
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Comedy


24. Bhago Bhoot Aayaa
Year:1985, Director:Krishna Naidu
Cast:Aruna Irani, Shakti Kapoor, Ashok Kumar, Deven Verma, Prema Narayan, Kaajal Kiran
Language:Hindi
Category:Romantic, Action


25. Khamoshi
Year:1970, Director:Asit Sen
Cast:Rajesh Khanna, Iftekhar, Lalita Pawar, Nasir Hussain, Waheeda Rehman, Snehlata
Language:Hindi
Category:Romantic, Family


26. Dharmputra
Year:1961, Director:Yash Chopra
Cast:Shashi Kapoor, Manmohan Krishna, Mala Sinha, Rehman, Indrani Mukherjee, Tabassum
Language:Hindi
Category:


27. Chamatkar
Year:1992, Director:Rajiv Mehra
Cast:Naseeruddin Shah, Shammi Kapoor, ShahRukh Khan, Deven Verma, Urmila Matondkar, Malvika Tiwari
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Comedy


28. Rang Birangi
Year:1983, Director:Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Cast:Utpal Dutt, Parveen Babi, Deepti Naval, Amol Palekar, Farooq Shaikh, Chhaya Devi
Language:Hindi
Category:Comedy


29. Sunghursh
Year:1968, Director:Harnam Singh Rawail
Cast:Sanjeev Kumar, Sunder, Dilip Kumar, Balraj Sahni, Vyjayanthimala, Jayant
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Action


30. Milan
Year:1967, Director:Adurthi Subba Rao
Cast:Pran, Sunil Dutt, Nutan, Shyama, Jamuna, Surendra Nath
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Romantic


31. Dillagi
Year:1978, Director:Basu Chatterjee
Cast:Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Asrani, Urmila Bhatt, Deven Verma, Mithu Mukherjee
Language:Hindi
Category:Comedy, Romantic


32. Buddha Mil Gaya
Year:1971, Director:Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Cast:Aruna Irani, Lalita Pawar, Om Prakash, Deven Verma, Navin Nischol, Archana
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Romantic


33. Mohabbat Zindagi Hai
Year:1966, Director:Jagdish Nirula
Cast:Dharmendra, Mehmood, Nasir Hussain, Deven Verma, Chand Usmani, Rajshree
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Comedy


34. Kudrat
Year:1981, Director:Chetan Anand
Cast:Aruna Irani, Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna, Raaj Kumar, Priya Rajvansh
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Thriller


35. Jal Mahal
Year:1980, Director:Raghunath Jhalani
Cast:Pran, Rekha, Jeetendra, Manmohan Krishna, Deven Verma, Rajesh Behl
Language:Hindi
Category:Fantasy


36. Kissi Se Na Kehna
Year:1983, Director:Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Cast:Utpal Dutt, Saeed Jaffrey, Deven Verma, Deepti Naval, Farooq Shaikh, S.N. Banerjee
Language:Hindi
Category:


37. Dhund
Year:1973, Director:B.R. Chopra
Cast:Madan Puri, Danny Denzongpa, Zeenat Aman, Nana Palsikar, Navin Nischol, Sanjay Khan
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Thriller


38. Nastik
Year:1983, Director:Pramod Chakravorty
Cast:Amitabh Bachchan, Pran, Madan Puri, Hema Malini, Amjad Khan, Deven Verma
Language:Hindi
Category:Action


39. Pyari Behna
Year:1985, Director:Bapu
Cast:Shakti Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Vinod Mehra, Deven Verma, Padmini Kolhapure, Tanvi Azmi
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Comedy


40. Yeh Dillagi
Year:1994, Director:Naresh Malhotra
Cast:Akshay Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Saif Ali Khan, Reema Lagoo, Kajol, Achyut Potdar
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Comedy


41. Amar Deep
Year:1979, Director:R. Krishnamurthy, K. Vijayan
Cast:Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Bindu, Vinod Mehra, Deven Verma, Roopesh Kumar
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Romantic


42. Imtihan
Year:1974, Director:Madan Sinha
Cast:Ranjeet, Vinod Khanna, Bindu, Asit Sen, Murad, Tanuja
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Family


43. Arjun Pandit
Year:1976, Director:Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Cast:Ashok Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Bindu, Vinod Mehra, Deven Verma, Srividya
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Family


44. Jhoothi
Year:1985, Director:Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Cast:Rekha, Raj Babbar, Deven Verma, Prema Narayan, Amol Palekar, Supriya Pathak
Language:Hindi
Category:Comedy


45. Ek Se Badhkar Ek
Year:1976, Director:Brij
Cast:Ashok Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Anwar Hussain, Deven Verma, Raaj Kumar, Navin Nischol
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Action


46. Silsila
Year:1981, Director:Yash Chopra
Cast:Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Rekha, Jaya Bhaduri, Sushma Seth, Sudha Chopra
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Romantic


47. Bombay 405 Miles
Year:1980, Director:Brij
Cast:Pran, Amjad Khan, Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Zeenat Aman, Deven Verma
Language:Hindi
Category:Comedy, Action


48. Prem Pratigyaa
Year:1989, Director:Bapu
Cast:Mithun Chakraborty, Ranjeet, Vinod Mehra, Deven Verma, Madhuri Dixit, Nilu Phule
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Romantic


49. Yudh
Year:1985, Director:Rajiv Rai
Cast:Danny Denzongpa, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Deven Verma, Nutan, Tina Munim
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Action


50. Dil To Pagal Hai
Year:1997, Director:Yash Chopra
Cast:Aruna Irani, ShahRukh Khan, Farida Jalal, Akshay Kumar, Madhuri Dixit, Karisma Kapoor
Language:Hindi
Category:Drama, Comedy

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