Deepak Dev, whose original name was Deepak devraj a native of Tellicherry in Kerala, grew up in Dubai. He studied at the Indian High School there and was learning Indian Carnatic music ever since his childhood days. Later his interest switched mainly to the keyboard. He focused a lot on prograaming music and started working with reputed musicians like A.R Rahman, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Sandeep Chowta, Vidyasagar, Anu Malik, M.M. Kreem, Mani sharma, Adesh shrivastav. He started his career in Malayalam movies with ‘Chronic Bachelor’ directed by Siddique (of Siddique-Lal fame).
He says in an interview that he had almost given up on his musical career, soon after completing his graduation, “as nothing exciting was happening in my career.” But, as fate would have it, every time he tried to sell off his keyboard, it always came back to him, “as any guy who bought it from me with a mere small advance could never pile up the money that they had promised me for that keyboard and ended up giving it back to me. And soon after the third time it happened, the Siddique-Lal duo called me to join their group for their shows in the United States. They wanted me to render some music to fill the time in-between programmes. Eventually, it was those tunes that prompted Siddique to choose me to compose the music for `Chronic Bachelor,’ my first film,” recalls Deepak.
He’s married to his love Smitha, who was his junior in college and the couple now live in Chennai with their two daughters, Devika deepakdev and Pallavi deepakdev.
Almost all the songs of his very first film “Chronic Bachelor” were super hits. The stand out song among them was “Swayam Vara Chandrike”. His other hit songs are “Parayathe Ariyathe” (Udayananu Tharam), “Oh o Naran” (Naran), “Sona Sona” (Ben Johnson), “Chiri Mani Mulle” (Lion). Ever since then no looking back and churning out hits after hits has been a simple routine for Deepak dev .His latest composition for 2009 Malayalam film Puthiya Mukham. “Piche Vechu Naal” is already topping the charts (on TV) in Kerala just after the video release. The other songs in the movie have also gained popularity and the music of this movie is said to be one of the vital factors why the movie was a big hit.
Deepak dev’s recently composed ‘station id jingle’ for radio mango 91.9 has been the awarded “the bronze world award” for the best jingle of the year 2008-2009 held at New York radio festivals where top class jingles from all over the world competed and the finalist were deepaks tune for radio mango and Australian Vega FM. Deepak Dev got his first award ever for composing the song “parayathe ariyaathe” which was sung by the living legend Padmashri Dr K J Yesudas and Chitra. The song “Parayathe Ariyathe” was considered as the “JANAPRIYA SONG” of tat year.
Edited by huge999 on 8 May 2010, 22:41
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