Deepak Dev

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Deepak Dev
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Deepak Dev
Background information
Born 30 April 1972 (1972-04-30) (age 45)
Kochi, Kerala, India
Genres Film score, soundtrack, world music, Indi-pop, Dance music, Classical music
Occupation(s) Film composer, music director, record producer, Singer, Instrumentalist
Instruments Keyboards, vocals
Years active 2003–present
Website www.deepakdev.in

Deepak Devraj Komath, better known as Deepak Dev (Malayalam: ദീപക് ദേവ്),[1][2] is an Indian music composer, best known for his compositions in Malayalam cinema, with films such as Chronic Bachelor, Udayananu Tharam, Naran, Puthiya Mukham, Urumi, Grandmaster and Bhaskar the Rascal.

Early years[edit]

Deepak Dev is a jaffa native of Thalasserry 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. While a graduate student in Sacred Heart College, he was the mastermind behind the college rock band which went on to win the prestigious intercollege competition 'Talent Time – Woodstock' award every year. He focused a lot on programing music and started working with reputed musicians like A.R Rahman, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Sandeep Chowta, Vidyasagar, Anu Malik, M.M. Keeravani, 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 from Sacred Heart's College, Cochin, "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 programs. As I got a chance to visit America, my intention was to get some job in the States like marketing, sales or anything other than music. During that time Mr.Siddique heard my composition and told me that 'I have good talent in music and I must take music as my career' Eventually, it was those words gave me courage to take music as my career. "After that I came back to India I shifted base from Kerala to Chennai , that was in 1999. After few years I met Siddique and he asked me to compose music for his movie 'Chronic Bachelor', my first film" recalls Deepak.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Deepak was born to Devraj Komath & Asha Dev based in Tellichery, who are now settled in Dubai. He has a younger brother, Dixit Dev. Deepak married Smitha Girijan on 26 May 2002. The couple now live in Ernakulam with their two daughters, Devika (born 2003) and Pallavi (born 2007).

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Songs Score Notes
2003 Chronic Bachelor Malayalam Yes
2004 Symphony Malayalam Yes
2005 Udayananu Tharam Malayalam Yes No Vanitha Film Awards for Popular Song

Background Score by Ouseppachan

Naa Oopiri Telugu Yes
Naran Malayalam Yes No Background Score by Ouseppachan
Ben Johnson Malayalam Yes No Background Score by Rajamani
2006 Lion Malayalam Yes No Background Score by Ouseppachan
Kilukkam Kilukilukkam Malayalam Yes No Background Score by S. P. Venkatesh
Rashtram Malayalam Yes
Yes Your Honour Malayalam Yes No Background Score by Rajamani
2007 The Speed Track Malayalam Yes No Background Score by Ouseppachan
Kaakki Malayalam Yes
2008 Sadhu Miranda Tamil Yes
2009 Puthiya Mukham Malayalam Yes Asianet Film Awards for Best Music Director
2010 Drona 2010 Malayalam Yes No Background Score by Rajamani
Tournament Malayalam Yes No Background Score by Alex Paul
2011 Christian Brothers Malayalam Yes No Background Score by Rajamani
Urumi Malayalam Yes Yes Kerala State Film Award for Best Background Score
Teja Bhai & Family Malayalam Yes Yes
2012 Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar Malayalam Yes No Background Score by Bijibal
Cobra Malayalam No Yes Music by Alex Paul
Grandmaster Malayalam Yes
101 Weddings Malayalam Yes Yes
Chettayees Malayalam Yes
I Love Me Malayalam Yes Yes
2013 Ladies and Gentleman Malayalam No Yes Music by Ratheesh Vegha
Aaru Sundarimaarude Katha Malayalam Yes Yes
Honey Bee Malayalam Yes Yes
Ezhamathe Varavu Malayalam No Yes Music by Hariharan
Bicycle Thieves Malayalam Yes Yes
2014 7th Day Malayalam Yes Yes
Gangster Malayalam Yes Yes
Ithihasa Malayalam Yes Yes
Hi I'm Tony Malayalam Yes Yes
Avatharam Malayalam Yes Yes
2015 Bhaskar the Rascal Malayalam Yes Yes
Lavender Malayalam Yes Yes
Thilothama Malayalam Yes Yes
Swargathekkal Sundaram Malayalam No Yes Music by Rakesh Kesavan
Chirakodinja Kinavukal[4] Malayalam Yes Yes
2016 Jaadayum Mudiyum Malayalam Short Film
King Liar Malayalam Yes Yes Only Song Anjali
2017 Honey Bee 2: Celebrations Malayalam Yes Yes
Sunday Holiday[5] Malayalam Yes Yes
Adam Malayalam Yes Yes
Kattu[6] Malayalam Yes Yes

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards:

Other Awards:

Television Shows[edit]

Title Role Channel
Super star Judge Amrita TV
Super star junior
Super star Junior 2
Super Star 2
Super star 3
Super star Junior 3
Gandharva sangeetham Kairali TV
Super star junior 4 Amrita TV
Music mojo season 2 Band singer Kappa TV
Music mojo season 3
Bhima Music India Judge Asianet

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