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October 23, 1937|
|Died||2 December 2014
Deven Varma (23 October 1937 – 2 December 2014) 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. He has won Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Chori Mera Kaam, Chor Ke Ghar Chor and Angoor, the last being directed by Gulzar and still considered one of Bollywood's best comedies.
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He was born on 23 October 1937 in Kutchh, Gujarat and brought up in Pune. Varma 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.
Apart from Hindi films, Deven Varma acted in couple of Marathi and Bhojpuri films.
|2003||Calcutta Mail||Reema's grandfather|
|2002||Sabse Badhkar Kaun|
|2002||Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai||Hari Taya|
|1997||Dil To Pagal Hai||Ajay's father|
|1995||Saajan Ki Baahon Mein||Dr. Rastogi|
|1994||Yeh Dillagi||Gurdas Bannerjee|
|1994||Andaz Apna Apna||Murli Manohar|
|1993||Professar Ki Padosan||Pyarelal|
|1993||Ek Hi Raasta||Mehra|
|1992||Chamatkar||Inspector P.K. Santh|
|1989||Prem Pratigyaa||Hair Oil Salesman / Burglar|
|1985||Bhago Bhut Aaya||Munna|
|1983||Rang Birangi||Ravi Kapoor|
|1982||Angoor||Bahadur, double role||Won 1983 Filmfare Best Comedian Award|
|1980||Sau Din Saas Ke||Totaram|
|1980||Judaai||Ram Narayan 'R.N.'||Nominated, 1981 Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role|
|1980||Do Premee||Morari Bhonsle|
|1980||Bombay 405 Miles||Girdharilal Pawa|
|1980||Aap Ke Deewane||Butler|
|1979||Lok Parlok||Chitragupt Sharma|
|1979||Golmaal||Himself, guest appearance|
|1979||Ghar Ki Laaj|
|1978||Dillagi||Gopal Krishan Choudry|
|1978||Chor Ke Ghar Chor||Parvinbhai||Won 1979 Filmfare Best Comedian Award|
|1978||Bhola Bhala||Babu Khan|
|1978||Besharam||Lakshman, his father and mother|
|1977||Doosra Aadmi||Timsi's Uncle|
|1977||Chalu Mera Naam|
|1977||Aadmi Sadak Ka – Dost Asava Tar Asaa||Surendramohan U. Nath 'Suren'||Bilingual film made in Marathi and Hindi|
|1976||Ek Se Badhkar Ek||Constable Ludkuram|
|1975||Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka||Ramu Makhichandani 'Shola'|
|1975||Chori Mera Kaam||Parveen Chandra Shah||Won 1976 Filmfare Best Comedian Award|
|1975||Aa Jaa Sanam||Dr. Kaushal Verma|
|1974||Phir Kab Milogi||Devi Das|
|1974||Kora Kagaz||Drona Acharya|
|1974||36 Ghante||Kirpal Singh|
|1972||Maalik||Ram Murthy Pandey|
|1971||Buddha Mil Gaya||Bhola|
|1970||Khamoshi||Patient No. 22|
|1967||Milan||Ram Vishwanath Rao|
|1966||Mohabbat Zindagi Hai||Vicky|
|1966||Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi||Vikram|
|1964||Qawwali Ki Raat|
|1963||Aaj Aur Kal|
- "Deven Verma no more". Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- "Best Comedians of Bollywood". NDTV Movies. 26 March 2009.
- Hasna Mana Hai: Bollywood's best comedies Indiatimes, 27 May 2005.
- "Just breathe and reboot". Indian Express. 25 March 201. Check date values in:
- "Deven Verma at a musical do". The Times of India. 26 May 2011.
- Flashback to fun Indian Express, Preeti Mudliar, 9 August 2003.
- Veteran actor Deven Verma dies of heart attack in Pune
- Veteran Actor Deven Verma Passes away at 78
- "Veteran actor Deven Verma dies of heart attack in Pune".
- Filmography on Bollywood Hungama
- Lokapally, Vijay (December 11, 2014). "Chori Mera Kaam (1975)". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-12-12.
- List of Filmfare Award Winners and Nominations, 1953–2005
12. An appreciation of his life and craft in The Times of India by Avijit Ghosh http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Deven-Varma-king-of-subtle-comedy-passes-away/movie-review/45355436.cms