Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Deven Varma

Deven Varma was an acclaimed Bollywood actor who gained much appreciation for his comic roles in several films.Some of his best comedy roles were in films of eminent directors like Basu Chatterjee,Gulzar, Hrishikesh Mukherjee etc.He was also a producer and director.He als

o acted in TV serials.He  used to act in Bhojpuri and Marathi Films.
Deven Varma was born in Kutch,Gujarat and was brought up at pune, from where he took his degree in Politics and Sociology.
He started his acting career as a stage actor and his debut film was 'Dharam Putra' in the year 1961 which was directed by Yash Chopra.Shashi Kapoor and Mala Sinha were the leading pair in that film.This was Shashi Kapoor's first film as an adult actor.This film received 'Best Feature film in Hindi' award. 
He was well acclaimed for his comedy roles and his performance in films like Chori Mera Kaam,Chor Ke Ghar Chor,Angoor etc received much appreciation.He got Filmfare Best Comedian Awards for Films Chori Mera Kaam,Chor Ke Ghar Chor and Angoor.
He produced films like Yakeen,Nadaan,Besharam Chatpati and Dana Paani.
He directed films Nadaan,Bada Kabutar,Besharam and Dana Paani.
He married Veteran actor Ashok Kumar's daughter Rupa Ganguly.
Chori Mera Kaam was directed by Brij in the year 1976 in which Ashok Kumar,Shashi Kapoor,Zeenat Aman,Pran Iftekher etc acted.Deven Varma's first Filmfare award was for this film.He acted as the character Parveen Chandra Shah who aroused much comedy scenes in this film.
In the film Chor Ke Ghar Chor Ashok Kumar,Randhir Kapoor,Zeenat Aman acted in main roles.
Deven Verma received accolades for his role in the film 'Khatta Meetha' in 1978 which was directed by Basu Chartterjee.Rakesh Roshan,Ashok Kumar,Bindiya Goswami etc acted in it.Deven Verma got a Filmfare nomination  for Best Performance in a Comic role for this film.
'Angoor' was a nice comedy film directed by Gulzar in 1982 and in this film Sanjev Kumar,Deven Varma,Moushumi Chatterjee were in the main roles.Deven Varma received his third Best Comdian actor award for this film.
In his directorial debut film 'Nadaan' of 1971 screenplay was also written by him.Asha Parekh,Navin Nischal,Madan Puri,Asit Sen,Devn Varma,Heln,Nirupa Roy etc were the actors.
Deven Varma directed the film 'Besharam' in 1978 in which Amitabh Bachchan and Sharmila Tagore were in the main leads.Amjad Khan,Dhumal,A.K.Hanghal,Nirupa Roy,Iftekhar etc acted in it.
The theme was about an innocent man who sets out to find the truth about his Father's death and faces several dangers in that effort.
Yakeen was produced by him in 1968 in which Dharmendra and Sharmila Tagore acted in main roles.
He was appreciated for his excellent performance in the film 'Dil To Pagal Hai' which was released in 1997 in which he acted along with Sharukh Khan,Madhuri Dixit,Akshay Kumar,Karishma Kapoor etc.The film was directed
 by Yash Chopra.

Deven Verma was excellent in films like 'Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai,Hulchul,Golmaal,Rang Birangi,Calcutta Mail,Andaz Apna Apna etc'.
Ajay Devgn was the hero of the film Hulchul in which Deven Varma acted as the character Vinod Bhai.
Rajesh Khanna and Shabana Azmi starred in main roles of the hilarious film 'Thodisi Bewafai' in which Deven Varma exalted his acting talents.
In the film 'Andaz Apna Apna' Deven Varma acted as the father of Aamir Khan.
His last Hindi film was Calcutta Mail which was released in the year 2003.
Deven Varma passed away on 2nd December 2014 at Pune.He was 78.
Selected Filmography
Dharam Putra
Buddha Mil Gaya
Mere Apne
Kora Kagaz
Phir Kab Milegi
Chori Mera Kaam
Arjun Pandit
Aadmi Sadak ka
Doosra Aadmi
Khatta Meetha
Prem Vivah
Thodisi Bewafai
Rang Birangi
Andaz Apna Apna
Kya Kehna
Mere Yaar Ki Shadi Hai
Calcutta Mail

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