Deven Bhojani

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Deven Bhojani
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Deven Bhojani in 2016
Born
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor, Director, Comedian
Years active1987–present
Home townMumbai, India

Deven Bhojani is an Indian actor and director. He is a theatre artist, who is best known for his Gujarati plays. He made his television debut with the famous show Malgudi Days in 1987. He mainly gained popularity for his comic roles and for playing some supporting characters. He has won three best director awards for Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, The ITA Award, The Indian Telly Award and The Apsara Award.[1]

Early life[edit]

Bhojani is a Gujarati – Born and brought up in Mumbai. [2]

Education[edit]

He has completed his schooling from Gokalibai punamchand pitamber high school, Vile Parle, Mumbai. Bhojani completed his graduation in Commerce from SVKM's NMIMS, Mumbai. He studied film direction at the University of Southern California. [2]

Filmography[edit]

As Actor[edit]

Year Titles Role Notes
1992 Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander Ghanshyam (Ghansu)
1994 Aaja Sanam
Andaz Ajay
Kranti Kshetra
1995 Sarhad: The Border of Crime
Kartavya
1996 Uff! Yeh Mohabbat
1999 Chalo America Rajat[3]
2004 Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke Vipul Kothari
2010 Khichdi: The Movie Brain Hemorrhage Patient Special appearance[4]
2011 Chala Mussaddi... Office Office Patel
2012 Agneepath Azhar Lala

As Director[edit]

Year Titles
2017 Commando 2: The Black Money Trail[5]

Television[edit]

As Actor[edit]

Year Titles Role Notes
1987 Malgudi Days Nitya Episode 22
1993–1994 Dekh Bhai Dekh Karima
1993 Tara[6] Petha
1994 Shrimaan Shrimati Adult Chintu Episode 63
1995 V 3 + Vinny
1997 Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka Raju Rajkotwala
1998–2001 Hum Sab Ek Hain Rohan Khachroo
2001–2004 Office Office Patel
2003 Khichdi Dr. Praful Shah Episode 20
2004–2006 Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Dushyant Also Creative Director
2005–2010 Baa Bahoo Aur Baby Gopal Thakker (Gattu)
2005 Instant Khichdi Genie Special appearance
2006 Naya Office Office Patel
2009 Remote Control[7] Babulnath
2011 Mrs Tendulkar Mr. Suhaas Tendulkar
2012–2013 Alaxmi Ka Super Parivaar Gattu
2013 Bh Se Bhade Bhade
2014 Badi Door Se Aaye Hai Advocate Jugal Raichura Special appearance
2014 Gulmohar Grand Mr. Gopal Episodic role
2017 Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Take 2 Dushyant
2019–present Bhakarwadi Balkrishna Gokhale (Anna)

As Director[edit]

Year Title Notes
2004–2006 Sarabhai vs Sarabhai[8] Creative Director
2014–2015 Pukaar - Call For The Hero[5]
2015–2016 Sumit Sambhal Lega[9]

As Producer[edit]

Year Titles Notes
2012 Bhai Bhaiya Aur Brother[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deven Bhojani to direct an action film". IANS. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Interview with Deven Bhojani". BuddyBits. 27 December 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Rediff On The NeT, Movies: America calling". www.rediff.com.
  4. ^ "Taste Khichdi's magic on the big screen". Rediff.
  5. ^ a b India, Press Trust of (26 February 2017). "Had discussed to turn 'Sarabhai vs Sarabhai' into film: Deven" – via Business Standard.
  6. ^ "Have Heard Alok Nath 'Gets Crazy When He Drinks,' Says Vinta Nanda's Tara Actor Deven Bhojani". NDTV.com.
  7. ^ "'I hate having my cheeks pulled'". Hindustan Times. 28 June 2008.
  8. ^ "Deven Bhojani takes to film direction - Indian Express". archive.indianexpress.com.
  9. ^ "Deven Bhojani to direct Sumit Sambhal Lega - Times of India". The Times of India.
  10. ^ Bureau, Adgully. "SAB TV announces Bhai, Bhaiyya Aur Brother; a show coproduced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah & Deven Bhojani". www.adgully.com.