Deven Varma is 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 three times 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 (Unknown Year), and brought up in Pune, where he studied at of the Nowrosjee Wadia College for Arts and Science (University of Pune), (1953–57), graduating with Honours in Politics and Sociology. He is married to Rupa Gangly, daughter of late veteran Bollywood actor, Ashok Kumar and sister of Preeti Ganguly