Devi Sri Prasad

Devi Sri Prasad

Devi Sri Prasad (born 2 August 1979) is an Indian music composer, playback singer and lyricist in Telugu and Tamil films, currently residing in Hyderabad, Telangana. He won 5 Filmfare Awards for best music direction in Telugu films. He admires legendary singers S. P. Balasubrahmanyam , S. Janaki & K. S. Chithra very much . He is inspired by Maestro Illayaraja music a lot. Devi Sri Prasad was born in Vedurupaka, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India. His family later moved to Chennai where he completed his schooling and BBA graduation.

Music fascinated him since an early age and he won several prizes in light music and dance competitions in his childhood. At school, he used to learn Kabir dohas and other such stuff and compose his own tune for them. His father G.Satya Murthy is an accomplished script writer and his grandmother Devi Meenakshi is a classical musician. He is a disciple of renowned mandolinist U. Srinivas and he learnt Carnatic music from him. He was heavily inspired by the works of Maestro Ilaiyaraaja and Michael Jackson. His big breakthrough came with Anandam in 2001 and the album went on to become a colossal hit and changed his life as a composer. Songs like “Kanulu Therichina” and “Evaraina Epudaina” had a huge impact and DSP’s career took an upswing from here. The peppy “Udayinchina” from Kalusukovalani is still popular and is performed in many dance shows. Krishna Vamsi’s patriotic film Khadgam followed and became a big hit musically due to “Nuvvu Nuvvu”, “Govinda” and “Aha Allari”.

His first major venture was the romantic comedy Manmadhudu, starring Tollywood biggie Nagarjuna. The songs were appreciated for their freshness and melody. Even his background score for the film was highly appreciated.

Varsham earned him stardom as a composer with all songs becoming huge hits. The songs “Nuvvostanante” and “Mellaga” are still popular among the youth. The album is another landmark in DSP’s career after ‘Anandam’ and he was soon flooded with offers. It fetched him his first Filmfare Best Telugu Music Director Award. Venky was extremely popular, thanks to dance numbers like “Silakemo” and “Gongura Thotakada”.

He composed music for Sukumar’s directorial debut Arya. The whole album became hugely popular, especially among the youth. He then composed music for Megastar Chiranjeevi starrer Shankar Dada MBBS and Nagarjuna starrer Mass. They became huge hits and catapulted DSP to the top league of music directors. These albums also cemented his place in the industry and he proved his versatility in composing mass as well as melodious songs Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, Sachien and Bunny fared really well among his next few albums. “Kanmoodi” and “Vaadi Vaadi” from ‘Sachien’ were instant hits and DSP’s success streak extended to Tamil Industry too.In 2005 Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana film he fetched second Filmfare Best Telugu Music Director Award.

He started off 2006 by composing Prabhu Deva’s periodic drama Pournami. The album was well received, but it was overshadowed by the tremendous musical success of Bommarillu .Consequently Devi Sri Prasad won his third Filmfare Best Telugu Music Director Award for his highly acclaimed work in ‘Bommarillu’. After Jagadam and Shankar Dada Zindabad, he got special recognition for composing item numbers.

He started off 2006 by composing Prabhu Deva’s periodic drama Pournami. The album was well received, but it was overshadowed by the tremendous musical success of Bommarillu .Consequently Devi Sri Prasad won his third Filmfare Best Telugu Music Director Award for his highly acclaimed work in ‘Bommarillu’. After Jagadam and Shankar Dada Zindabad, he got special recognition for composing item numbers.

The music of Pawan Kalyan starrer Jalsa became a stupendous success best music album of the year. Kamal Haasan chose Devi Sri Prasad for the background score of his magnum opus Dasavathaaram and his dream of working with the legendary actor came true. His ability to compose, sing, write and set the stage afire during live shows made Kamal Haasan call him ‘The Showman’.”Daddy Mummy” from Villu and “Excuse Me” from Kanthaswamy became very popular and enhanced his reputation.

“Ringa Ringa” from Arya 2 was a chartbuster and received nation wide recognition. Popular Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan once danced to this song while another star Salman Khan used it in his movie Ready.

He then composed for the Jr. NTR starter Adhurs, which became another landmark in his career with all the songs topping the charts. The album featured popular Bollywood singer Mika Singh debuting in Telugu, along with Jr. NTR rendering another chartbuster.

Notable albums like Namo Venkatesa, Singam, Manmadhan Ambu, Mr.Perfect, 100% Love, Dhada, Oosaravelli and Venghai followed, with most of them becoming commercially and critically successful. 100% Love earned rave reviews for its novelty and appealing mix of numbers.

Among them the albums of 2012, Gabbar Singh, Julayi and Sarocharu were highly successful. The music of ‘Gabbar Singh’ became a massive hit. For his acclaimed and hugely popular work for the film, he received his fourth Filmfare Best Telugu Music Director Award. The background score of Damarukam was highly appreciated.

His work for Ajith’s Veeram was a big plus for the movie success with “Nallavannu” and the title track becoming superhits.Attharintiki Daaredhi film he won his fifth Filmfare Best Telugu Music Director Award.

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Name Devi Sri Prasad
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DOB 02/08/1979
Place of Birth Vedurupaka, Andhra Pradesh
Complexion Fair
Hair color Black
Eye color Black
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
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Height 5'6''
Birth Sign Leo
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Occupation Music Director,Play back Singer
Active from 1999
Debut movie Devi (Telugu)
Known For Sachien,Kanthaswamy,Singam
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Home Town Hyderabad
Parents Satyanand -
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Siblings Vidya Sagar
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