Dev Negi

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Dev Negi
Negi at 8th Mirchi Music Awards
Background information
Born (1989-06-25) 25 June 1989 (age 32)
Dwarahat, Uttarakhand, India
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
Instruments
Years active2013 – present
Associated acts
Websitedevnegi.com

Dev Negi (born 25 June 1989) is a singer-songwriter and a playback singer based in Mumbai, India. Negi has recorded numerous charbuster songs for hindi films, regional films, albums, television and TV commercials. The song Biba which is a collaboration of the international DJ Marshmello and music composer Pritam has been sung by Negi along with Shirley Setia & Pradeep Sran. His song Badri Ki Dulhania was the most viewed Indian song on YouTube in 2017.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

Negi hails from a hilly town Dwarahat of Almora, Uttarakhand. He has done his schooling from a local state run intermediate school. During his childhood, he used to perform in school and local cultural events and he spent his maximum time in listening to Mohammed Rafi & Kishore Kumar's songs. According to Negi, he has learnt most of the music through listening and he too mentioned Rafi saab as an institution to him. After his schooling, he moved to Jalandhar, Punjab for higher education. Negi holds a bachelor's degree in music from Apeejay College of Fine Arts and he has learned Hindustani classical music from his guru Shri Vinod Verma ji. He trained his voice there in Jalandhar and by the end of 2010 he shifted to Mumbai.[4][5][6][7]

Career[edit]

Negi made his debut with the song "Aaja Ab Jee Le Zara" from the film Ankur Arora Murder Case in 2013. He sang "Hai Yehi Zindagi" (film version) for Sajid Nadiawala's Kick and the title track of Ungli in 2014. In 2015, he got noticed when his two film songs released consecutively, "Ho Gaya Hai Pyaar" from Tanu Weds Manu Returns and "Coffee Peetey Peetey" from Gabbar Is Back. These songs brought him fame but "Badri Ki Dulhania" in 2017 came out as a major milestone in his career. After that he recorded a list of major chartbusters including "Chalti Hai Kya 9 Se 12" from Judwaa 2, "Sweety Tera Drama" from Bareilly Ki Barfi, "Butterfly" from the film Jab Harry Met Sejal, "Sweatheart" from Kedarnath and many others. His song Naach Meri Jaan for the Salman Khan starrer Tubelight has the Kumaoni lyrics written by him. It was for the first time when Kumaoni language has been used in a mainstream Hindi film song. Negi has done rapping in the song "Rang Laal" from Force 2 along with John Abraham which perfectly depicts the emotions of every Indian, post the Uri terror attack and India's retaliatory surgical strike. Apart from the films, he has sung several title tracks for television including Mere Rang Mein Rangne Waali, Ek Boond Ishq, Beintehaa and Nisha Aur Uske Cousins. Besides, he has recorded songs for Punjabi, Marathi, Telugu, Bengali films. From then to now, he has shown his versatility by singing in different genres.[8][9][10][11][12]

Personal life[edit]

Negi was born in Dwarahat on 25 June 1989. His father is an ex-army man and a former boxing player and mother is a homemaker. Negi is the youngest among his siblings. Being born and brought up in a Kumaoni – Rajput family, he has no ancestral roots to the music. However, he feels the music is always there in the beauty of hills and that has always been a big inspiration to him. In an interview, he mentioned that the feel is the most important factor in singing, particularly in playback and that feel is there in his singing due to the hills.[13][14][15]

Discography[edit]

Hindi Film[edit]

Year Song Film Composer(s) Lyricist(s) Co-singer(s)
2021 Danka Baja Mumbai Saga Payal Dev Prashant Ingole
2020 Teri Bhabhi Coolie No. 1 Javed - Mohsin Danish Sabri Neha Kakkar
Deedar De Chhalaang Vishal–Shekhar Panchhi Jalonvi Asees Kaur
LOL Ginny Weds Sunny Payal Dev Kunaal Vermaa Payal Dev
Virgin Bhanupriya – Title Track Virgin Bhanupriya Saurabh-Vaibhav Ajay Lohan
Ankhiyon Se Goli Mare Returns Pati Patni aur Woh Lijo George – DJ Chetas Shabbir Ahmed Asees Kaur
Bhankas Baaghi 3 Tanishk Bagchi Bappi Lahiri, Jonita Gandhi
2019 Aa Paas Aa X Ray: The Inner Image Raaj Aashoo Alka Khan
Prassthanam – Title Track Prassthanam Farhad Samji
Fikar Not Chhichhore Pritam Amitabh Bhattacharya Nakash Aziz, Amit Mishra, Antara Mitra, Sreerama Chandra, Amitabh Bhattacharya
Zilla Hilela Jabariya Jodi Tanishk Bagchi Tanishk Bagchi, Shabbir Ahmed Monali Thakur, Raja Hassan
Dilbar Jaani India's Most Wanted Amit Trivedi Amitabh Bhattacharya Nikhita Gandhi
Mumbai Dilli Di Kudiyaan Student of the Year 2 Vishal–Shekhar Vayu Payal Dev
Theme Song Total Dhamaal Gourov-Roshin Kumaar
Paisa Yeh Paisa Kunwar Juneja Shubro Ganguly, Arpita Chowkrabarty
2018 Aala Re Aala Simmba Tanishk Bagchi Shabbir Ahmed Goldie
Sweetheart Kedarnath Amit Trivedi Amitabh Bhattacharya
Sajan Bade Senti Badhaai Ho JAM8 Vayu Harjot Kaur
Rang Taari Loveyatri Tanishk Bagchi Shabbir Ahmed, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Hommie Dilliwala Yo Yo Honey Singh
Gayee Kaam Se Laila Majnu Joi Barua Irshad Kamil Amit Sharma, Meenal Jain
Pyar Le Pyar De Genius Himesh Reshammiya Shabbir Ahmed Ikka Singh, Iulia Vantur
2017 Chalti Hai Kya 9 Se 12 Judwaa 2 Anu Malik

Sandeep Shirodkar

Dev Kohli Neha Kakkar
Sweety Tera Drama Bareilly Ki Barfi Tanishk Bagchi Shabbir Ahmed, Pravesh Mallick Pawni Pandey, Shraddha Pandit,
Pravesh Mallick
Butterfly Jab Harry Met Sejal Pritam Irshad Kamil Sunidhi Chauhan, Aman Trikha,
Nooran Sisters
Naach Meri Jaan Tubelight Amitabh Bhattacharya Kamaal Khan, Nakash Aziz,
Tushar Joshi
Badri Ki Dulhania (Title Track) Badrinath Ki Dulhania Tanishk Bagchi Shabbir Ahmed Neha Kakkar, Monali Thakur,
Ikka
2016 Rang Laal Force 2 Gourov-Roshin Kumaar Aditi Sharma, John Abraham
Dil Ye Khamakha Saansein Vivek Kar
Tum Mere One Night Stand
2015 Tujhse Door Love Exchange Jaidev Kumar Javed Bashir, Shipra Goyal,
Sanj V
Automatic Ishmeet Narula
Paro Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Hitesh Sonik Shipra Goyal
Yadaan Teriyaan (Duet) Hero Jassi Katyal
Ho Gaya Hai Pyar Tanu Weds Manu Returns Krsna Solo Raj Shekhar
Coffee Peetey Peetey Gabbar Is Back Chirantan Bhatt Kumaar Paroma Dasgupta
2014 Ungli Pe Nachalein Ungli Aslam Keyi Shipra Goyal
Hai Yehi Zindagi Kick Meet Bros. Anjjan
2013 Delhi Delhi Zindagi 50 50 Vivek Kar Dev Negi

Vivek Kar

Teri High High Heels Mere Dad Ki Maruti Sachin Gupta Kumaar
Red Red Laali
Maa Da Karz
Aaja Ab Jee Le Jara Ankur Arora Murder Case Chirantan Bhatt Kausar Munir Deepali Sathe

Non-Film[edit]

Year Title Album(s) Co-singer(s) Composer(s) Lyricist(s) Label(s) References
2020 Raja Ganpati (feat. Asees Kaur, Deedar Kaur) Raja Ganpati – Single Asees Kaur, Deedar Kaur Tanishk Bagchi Rashmi Virag Times Music
Kahin Ka Na Chorha Kahin Ka Na Chorha – Single Bharat Goel Siddhant Kaushal
2019 Choodiyan (feat. Jackky Bhagnani & Dytto) Choodiyan — Single Asees Kaur Tanishk Bagchi Shabbir Ahmed Jjust Music
Zaroori To Nahi Zaroori To Nahi – Single Dev Negi Saba Akbarabadi, Amit Sharma Indie Music Label
BIBA (feat. Marshmello & Pritam) BIBA – Single Shirley Setia & Pradeep Sran Marshmello & Pritam JoyTime Collective
Psycho Psycho – Single Rajjat Sharma Dev Negi Indie Music Label / Sony Music India
2018 Yeh Kya Hua Broken But Beautiful Shreya Ghosal Rana Mazumdar Amitabh Bhattacharya ALTBalaji
Side Wala Hero SideHero Vayu Vayu Eros Now
2017 Tujhme Hi Mera Jahaan Tujhme Hi Mera Jahaan – Single Aslam Keyi B K Samant Times Music [16]
Roke Na Ruke / Mast Magan (with Tulsi Kumar) T-Series Mixtape T-Series [17]
2016 Pukarta Chala Hoon The Jam Room Sony Mix
Din Dhal Jaye
Jeevan Ke Har Mod Pe Paroma Das Gupta

Regional[edit]

Year Language Song Film Composer(s) Lyricist(s) Co-singer(s) Label References Notes
2019 Bengali Jurajuri (জুরাজুরি) Oriplast Originals Protijyoti Ghosh Ritam Sen, Sambalpuri Folk Lyrics – Binod Pasayat Anushree Gupta SVF Music
Jamai Badal Title Song Jamai Badal Jeet Gannguli Priyo Chattopadhyay Payal Dev Surinder Films
2018 Masha Allah Sultan: The Saviour Savvy Raja Chanda Akriti Kakkar Grassroot Entertainment
Chai Na Kichui Inspector Notty K Suddho Roy Priyo Chatterjee Shweta Pandit
2017 Hawai Hawai Jio Pagla Jeet Gannguli Prasenjit Mallick Monali Thakur SVF Music [18]
Chaap Nishna Shrestha Bangali Anjjan Bhattacharya Lipi Katiha Mamta Sharma

Anjjan Bhattacharya

Zee Music Company [19]
Jaya Tomari Chaamp Jeet Gannguli Raja Chanda Raja Chanda [20]
2015 Marathi Deva Ganesha Yudh.. Astitvachi Ladai Vivek Kar Jaffer Sagar Adarsh Shinde

Pratap

[21]
Chal Door Door (Unplugged)
2013 Punjabi Teri Meri Jodi Haani Jaidev Kumar Kumaar Shipra Goyal Saga Music [22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dev Negi: My struggle has been different – Times of India". The Times of India. 22 May 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Dev Negi doesn't record songs without knowing the actor he's singing for | music". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Love singing romantic songs most: Dev Negi". Ians Live. 19 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  4. ^ "'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' Singer Dev Negi On Bollywood Business". ETC Bollywood. 1 March 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Dev Negi: I owe my success to Kumaarji". Radio and Music. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  6. ^ "FB Live: Dev Negi Belts Out His 'JHMS' Number 'Butterfly'". The Quint. 27 July 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Uttarakhand singer Dev Negi: My style of singing is inspired from Kumaoni music". TOI. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Dev Negi: You can never say 'no' to anything in Bollywood". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  9. ^ "JHMS singer Dev Negi: I want to sing romantic songs, not just peppy dance numbers". Hindustan Times. 31 July 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Singing is tougher than preparing for Indian Administrative Exam says Dev Negi". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  11. ^ "John Abraham puts his baritone to good use paying tribute to Indian army". Deccan Chronicle. 22 October 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  12. ^ "JDev Negi: Expressions in the voice are important; that's what connects a singer to his eventual audience". The Times of India. 27 August 2020. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  13. ^ "Dev Negi made a bang in bollywood". Hindustan. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  14. ^ "Dev Negi crooned for Emraan Hashmi". Amar Ujala. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  15. ^ "Simmba's Singer Dev Negi to release his new single in January". India Today. 27 July 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  16. ^ Tujme Hi Mera Jahaan – Single on Apple Music, 21 April 2017, retrieved 20 January 2018
  17. ^ T-Series Mixtape by Various Artists on Apple Music, 11 August 2017, retrieved 3 January 2018
  18. ^ Jio Pagla (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Single by Jeet Gannguli on Apple Music, 13 October 2017, retrieved 3 January 2018
  19. ^ Shrestha Bangali (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – EP by Sanjeev – Darshan on Apple Music, 31 August 2017, retrieved 3 January 2018
  20. ^ Chaamp (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – EP by Jeet Gannguli on Apple Music, 10 June 2017, retrieved 3 January 2018
  21. ^ Yudh – Astitvachi Ladai (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – EP by Vivek Kar on Apple Music, 8 May 2015, retrieved 3 January 2018
  22. ^ Haani (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Jaidev Kumar on Apple Music, 22 August 2013, retrieved 3 January 2018

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