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|Died||2 December 2014 (aged 77)|
|Spouse(s)||Rupa Verma (née Ganguly)|
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. He also produced and directed films, including Besharam. He won Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Chori Mera Kaam, Chor Ke Ghar Chor and Angoor.
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Verma was born on 23 October 1937 in Kutch, Gujarat, 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.
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.
|1963||Aaj Aur Kal||Rajkumar Rajendrasingh|
|1964||Qawwali Ki Raat|
|1966||Mohabbat Zindagi Hai||Advocate Vikram 'Vicky' Sinha|
|1966||Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi||Vikram Varma|
|1967||Milan||Ram Vishwanath Rao|
|1968||Aa Jaa Sanam||Dr. Kaushal Verma|
|1969||Yakeen||Guy who found body at the beach||Uncredited|
|1970||Khamoshi||Patient No. 22|
|1971||Buddha Mil Gaya||Bhola|
|1972||Maalik||Ram Murthy Pandey|
|1973||Tere Rang Nyare|
|1974||Phir Kab Milogi||Devi Das|
|1974||Kora Kagaz||Drona Acharya|
|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|
|1975||Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka||Ramu Makhichandani 'Shola'|
|1976||Ek Se Badhkar Ek||Constable Ludkuram|
|1976||Ha Khel Savlyancha||Bhoot Papeshwar Maharaj|
|1977||Doosra Aadmi||Timsi's Uncle|
|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||Chor Ke Ghar Chor||Pravinbhai||Won 1979 Filmfare Best Comedian Award|
|1978||Dillagi||Gopal Krishan Choudry|
|1979||Lok Parlok||Chitragupt Sharma|
|1979||Prem Vivah||Guest Appearance|
|1979||Ghar Ki Laaj||Rajender / Raju|
|1979||Golmaal||Himself, guest appearance|
|1980||Do Premee||Inspector Morari Bhonsle|
|1980||Aap Ke Deewane||Butler|
|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|
|1981||Yeh Kaisa Nashaa Hai|
|1981||Waqt Ki Deewar||Rajpat|
|1981||Ahista Ahista||Savitri's husband|
|1982||Angoor||Bahadur, double role||Won 1983 Filmfare Best Comedian Award|
|1982||Deedar-E-Yaar||Sikander Alam Changezi|
|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||Oonche Log||Mubarak Ali|
|1985||Bhavani Junction||Joseph - Bartender|
|1985||Dekha Pyar Tumhara||Lalu Lalwani|
|1985||Paisa Yeh Paisa||Sukhiram|
|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|
|1990||Dil||Police Inspector Ghalib|
|1991||Jhoothi Shaan||Krishna's to-be groom|
|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|
|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||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|
|1998||2001: Do Hazaar Ek||Billu's Uncle (Mama)|
|2002||Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai||Hari Taya|
|2002||Sabse Badhkar Kaun|
|2003||Calcutta Mail||Reema's grandfather||(final film role)|
|1992||Mama Ji||DD National|
|1993||Zabaan Sambhalke||Praful Popat Dalal||DD Metro|
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