Deven Verma was an Indian film and television actor, particularly known for his comic roles, with directors like Basu Chatterji, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Gulzar.
Deven 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.
Born on 23 October 1937 and brought up in Pune, he studied at the Nowrosjee Wadia College for Arts and Science (University of Pune) (1953–57), graduating with Honours in Politics and Sociology. He was married to Rupa Ganguly, daughter of late veteran Bollywood actor, Ashok Kumar and sister of Preeti Ganguly.
Apart from Hindi films, Deven Verma acted in couple of Marathi and Bhojpuri films.
Deven died on 02/12/2014 in Pune due to heart attack.