| Keyboards, vocals|
Smitha Girijan (m. 2002)
Asha Dev, Devraj Komath
| 2 March 1978 (age 37)
Kochi, Kerala, India (1978-03-02) |
Film score, soundtrack, world music, Indi-pop, Dance music, Classical music
Film composer, music director, record producer, Singer, Instrumentalist
Devika Deepakdev, Pallavi Deepakdev
Siddique, Santosh Sivan, Gopi Sunder, Shaan Rahman, Ouseppachan
Deepak Dev Wikipedia
Deepak Devraj Komath, better known as Deepak Dev (Malayalam: ദീപക് ദേവ്), 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.
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.
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).
Kerala State Film Awards:Best Background Score – 2011 – Urumi
Other Awards:Vanitha Film Awards for Best Music Director – 2006 – Udayananu Tharam
Asianet Film Awards for Best Music Director – 2009 – Puthiya Mukham