Deepak Devraj Komath (born 30 April 1978), better known as Deepak Dev,[1][2] is an Indian music composer, best known for his compositions in Malayalam cinema. He started his career in the film Industry through the movie Chronic Bachelor (2003) directed by Siddique. Deepak is also a former member of the Kochi based Indian rock band Motherjane.[3]

Deepak Dev
Deepak in 2011
Deepak in 2011
Background information
Birth nameDeepak Devraj Komath
Born30 April 1978 (1978-04-30) (age 45)
Thalassery, Kerala, India
Years active2003–present
Smitha Girijan
(m. 2002)
Musical career
Instrument(s)Keyboards, vocals
Formerly ofMotherjane

Early years edit

Deepak Dev is a native of Tellicherry in Kerala, and grew up in Dubai. He studied at the Indian High School there and learned Indian Carnatic music since childhood. 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 intercollege competition 'Talent Time – Woodstock' award every year. He focused on programming music and started working with reputed musicians like A.R Rahman, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Sandeep Chowta, Vidyasagar, Anu Malik, M.M. Keeravani, Mani Sharma, and Adesh Shrivastav.

He started his career in Malayalam movies with Chronic Bachelor, directed by Siddique (of Siddique-Lal fame).

He said 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." However, every time he tried to sell 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".[4]

Personal life edit

Deepak was born to Devraj Komath and Asha Dev based in Tellichery, who now live in Dubai. He has a younger brother, Dixit Dev. He was educated at The Indian High School, Dubai and at Sacred Heart College, Thevara. Deepak married Smitha Girijan on 26 May 2002. The couple now live in Ernakulam with their two daughters, Devika (born 2003) and Pallavi (born 2006).

Discography edit

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Language Songs Score Notes
2003 Chronic Bachelor Malayalam Yes Yes
2004 Symphony Malayalam Yes Yes
2005 Udayananu Tharam Malayalam Yes No Vanitha Film Award for Popular Song.
Naa Oopiri Telugu Yes Yes
Naran Malayalam Yes No
Ben Johnson Malayalam Yes No
2006 Lion Malayalam Yes No
Kilukkam Kilukilukkam Malayalam Yes No
Rashtram Malayalam Yes No
Yes Your Honour Malayalam Yes No
2007 The Speed Track Malayalam Yes No
Kaakki Malayalam Yes Yes
2008 Sadhu Miranda Tamil Yes Yes
2009 Puthiya Mukham Malayalam Yes Yes Asianet Film Award for Best Music Director
2010 Drona 2010 Malayalam Yes No
Tournament Malayalam Yes No
2011 Christian Brothers Malayalam Yes No
Urumi Malayalam Yes Yes Kerala State Film Award for Best Background Score
Teja Bhai & Family Malayalam Yes Yes
2012 Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar Malayalam Yes No
Cobra Malayalam No Yes
Grandmaster Malayalam Yes Yes
101 Weddings Malayalam Yes Yes
Chettayees Malayalam Yes Yes
I Love Me Malayalam Yes Yes
2013 Ladies and Gentleman Malayalam No Yes
Aaru Sundarimaarude Katha Malayalam Yes Yes
Honey Bee Malayalam Yes Yes
Ezhamathe Varavu Malayalam No Yes
Bicycle Thieves Malayalam Yes Yes
2014 7th Day Malayalam Yes Yes
Gangster Malayalam Yes Yes
Ithihasa Malayalam Yes Yes
Hi I'm Tony Malayalam Yes Yes
Avatharam Malayalam Yes Yes
2015 Bhaskar the Rascal Malayalam Yes Yes
Lavender Malayalam Yes Yes
Thilothama Malayalam Yes Yes
Swargathekkal Sundaram Malayalam No Yes
Chirakodinja Kinavukal[5] Malayalam Yes Yes
2016 Jaadayum Mudiyum Malayalam Short film
King Liar Malayalam Yes Yes
2017 Honey Bee 2: Celebrations Malayalam Yes Yes
Sunday Holiday[6] Malayalam Yes Yes
Adam Joan Malayalam Yes No
Kaattu[7] Malayalam Yes Yes
Masterpiece[8] Malayalam Yes Yes
2019 Lucifer[9] Malayalam Yes Yes
Vallikudilile Vellakkaran[10] Malayalam Yes Yes
Ittymaani: Made in China[11] Malayalam Yes Yes
Ganagandharvan[12] Malayalam Yes Yes
2020 Big Brother[13] Malayalam Yes Yes
Yogi Da[14] Tamil Yes Yes
2022 Bro Daddy Malayalam Yes Yes
Twenty One Gms Malayalam Yes Yes
Djibouti Malayalam Yes Yes
Monster Malayalam Yes Yes
2024 L2: Empuraan Malayalam Yes Yes

Awards edit

Year Award Category Film/Album/Song
2019 Mazhavil Music Awards Best Background Score Lucifer
2011 Kerala State Film Award Urumi
2009 Asianet Film Award Best Music Director Puthiya Mukham
2006 Vanitha Film Award Udayananu Tharam

Television shows edit

Title Role Channel
Super star Judge Amrita TV
Super Star Junior
Super Star Junior 2
Super Star 2
Super star 3
Super star Junior 3
Gandharva sangeetham Kairali TV
Super Star Junior 4 Amrita TV
Music Mojo Season 2 Band singer Kappa TV
Music Mojo Season 3
Bhima Music India Judge Asianet
Super 4 Mazhavil Manorama
Wonder Kids Asianet
Top singer 2 Flowers
Music Ulasavam
Star Night
Eenangalude Gandharvan

References edit

  1. ^ Official Website. (2014-03-19). Retrieved on 2015-12-25.
  2. ^ Official SoundCloud. Retrieved on 2015-12-25.
  3. ^ "Motherjane Official Website".
  4. ^ "Deepak Dev Profile". Archived from the original on 24 June 2013.
  5. ^ Chirakodinja Kinavukal Malayalam Movie - Preview, Trailers, Gallery, Review, Events, Synopsis. Retrieved on 2015-12-25.
  6. ^ "Asif Ali and Aparna Balamurali team up for Sunday Holiday; movie starts rolling". International Business Times. 23 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Arun Kumar Aravind ropes in Asif Ali, Murali Gopy for a revenge drama - Times of India". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "Mammootty's Masterpiece: Here is a New Update". 2 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Mohanlal's Lucifer: The Title Font of the Movie is Out!". 8 May 2018.
  10. ^ "പാലും പഴവും കൈകളിലേന്തിയ ഗണപതി വള്ളിക്കുടിലില്‍".
  11. ^ "MohanLal's 'Ittymaani — Made in China' is a family entertainer".
  12. ^ "Mohanlal makes surprise visit to film launch of Mammootty's 'Ganagandharvan'". 3 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Mohanlal plays Sachidanandan in 'Big Brother'". 7 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Music director Deepak Dev returns to Tamil cinema after a decade with Yogi da". Cinema Express.

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