Deva

Deva

Deva is an Indian film composer and singer. His real name is Devanesan Chokkalingam. He has composed songs and provided background music for Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films in a career spanning about 20 years. Many know his gaana songs, written mostly using Madras Tamil. He is known as the Father of Gaana Genre in the Tamil film industry.He debuted as a film music director in the film Manasukkeththa Maharaasa. He has composed music for more than 400 films.

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Name Deva
Real Name
DOB 20/11/1950
Place of Birth Chennai
Complexion Wheatish
Hair color Black
Eye color Black
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
School Raja Muthiah High School
College Trinity College of Music, London
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Birth Sign Scorpio
Hobbies
Professional
Occupation Music Director,Playback Singer
Active from 1989
Debut movie Manasukkeththa Maharaasa
Known For Aasai,Baasha,Kushi
Awards Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director - Vaigasi Poranthachu (1990) ,Aasai (1995) , Kushi (2000)
Family
Home Town Chennai
Parents Chokkalingam - Krishnaveni
Spouse Vijaya
Date of Marriage 1974
Children Srikanth Deva,Sangeetha,Jayapradha
Siblings Sambath,Sabesh,Murali,Siva,Selvi
Relative Jai (Nephew)
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Interesting Facts
Veteran music director M. S. Viswanathan conferred the title Thenisai Thendral upon Deva for his contributions.

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