Actor / Producer / Director Hindi
Deven Varma Biography
Born : 23 October 1937, in Kutchh, Cutch State, British India
Death : 02 December 2014, in Pune, Maharashtra, India
Later, Verma appeared in the film Chori Mera Kaam (1975), for which he won great acclaim. It was after this that his career reached the next level, and he began receiving and accepting many more offers at a time, working on a record 17 films at one time around the early eighties. Some of the films he is best remembered for include Chor Ke Ghar Chor (1978), Angoor (1981), and Andaaz Apna Apna (1994). Verma had a busy career, becoming well-appreciated for his performances in comic roles, and even for his few productions and directorial ventures including Bada Kabootar (1973) and Naadan (1977). He worked without a break until he retired, claiming there was never in time when he was out of work. He won the Filmfare Best Comedian Award for three of his films, namely Angoor (1983), Chor Ke Ghar Chor (1978), and Chori Mera Kaam (1976).
The last film he worked on was Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (2002), but an earlier project, Calcutta Mail (2003), ended up being his last new release as an actor. He made a conscious decision to leave the industry after feeling out of place and put-off when he was filming for this final movie. He claimed to feel out of place when it came to a new culture with new references. He also wished to spend his time enjoying his retirement.
He died on the 2nd of December 2014, at the age of 78, due to a heart attack.
- Rupa Ganguly