|Native name||தேவன் ஏகாம்பரம்|
Freehold Township, New Jersey, United States
|Occupation(s)||Playback Singer,Film Composer, Actor|
Devan Ekambaram (Tamil: தேவன் ஏகாம்பரம், born 25 December in Freehold Township, New Jersey), or Devan, is an Indian/American playback singer, actor and a Film composer. He began his career as a playback singer in Tamil films and later branched out to many other south Indian languages as well like Telugu, Kannada and has so far sung over 500 songs.
Playback singing career
Devan began his singing career in the year 1999, when he received an unexpected call from one of the musician A. R. Rahman's assistants for a voice audition. He then, went on to record his maiden song "O Mariah" for the film Kadhalar Dhinam along with Yugendran. The song proved to be a hit among all sections and thereafter he received several offers from many other Southern music directors.
Devan's second huge hit came in his short piece mellifluous rendition in "Ore Nyabagam" from Minnale (2001) composed by Harris Jayaraj. Thereafter he sang many popular tracks in Tamil and Telugu films under the compositions of Ilayaraja, Vidhyasagar, Deva, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Karthik Raja and others. The song "Anbil Avan" from Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa composed by A. R. Rahman ruled the music chart for months.
Most of his songs are for the music director Harris Jayaraj. And all the songs which he had sung for him have received a good reception from the audience.
Recently he has sung a peppy number called "Nahna na Na" for Director Venkat Prabhu's Biriyani Which was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja has become a viral hit from the day it was released. Two different remix versions of the song called "Jack Swing Mix" and "The Extended Mix" also received a massive response.
Devan debuted as a music director in the 2010 film Bale Pandiya. The music album was received with a mixed response .Besides this film, Devan has composed for several short Tamil album songs and has also sung for them.
Devan has also acted in few Tamil films as a character artist. The prominent ones being Parthiban Kanavu (debut film), Unnale Unnale and Jayam Kondaan.He also dubbed for Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu for character "Detective Anderson".
|2015||Yennai Arindhaal||"Yennai Arindhaal"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2014||Yaan||"Hey Lamba Lamba"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2013||Biriyani||"Nahna Nah Na"||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Endrendrum Punnagai||"Vaan Engum Nee Minna"||Harris Jayaraj|
|Settai||"Theme Music of Settai"||S. Thaman|
|2010||Bale Pandiya||"Kannodu Illaye"||Devan Ekambaram|
|Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya||"Anbil Avan"||A. R. Rahman|
|2009||Ayan||"Honey Honey"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2008||Vaaranam Aayiram||"Nenjukkul Peidhidum"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2006||Thalainagaram||"Yedho Ninaikiren"||D. Imman|
|2003||Punnagai Poove||"Venus Venus Pennae"||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2002||Kannathil Muthamittal||"Signore Signore"||A. R. Rahman|
|2001||Minnale||"Ore Nyabagam"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2000||Kandukondain Kandukondain||"Smayiyai"||A. R. Rahman|
|1999||Kadhalar Dhinam||"Oh Mariya"||A. R. Rahman|