Deva was born on 20th November 1950 in the state of Tamilnadu, India. His full name is Devanesan Chokkalingam, and he is a very prominent and promising music director of the Kollywood film industry. He has also sung songs that were huge hits indeed. He got huge fan followers for his music composition and singing. The instruments that he use includes Keyboards, Guitar, Piano, and Harmonium. He is quite active in the cinema field right from the year 1988 until the present.
He also worked in other South Indian film industries like Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam and made a mark. He is known for his Gaana songs especially, and he is regarded as the Father of Gaana music as a whole. He is a very big talent in great demand in the South Indian film industry for about a couple of decades. The best part of him is that he did the composition for many movies in a short period.
He made his composition debut for the movie Manasukkeththa Maharaasa in the year 1989. He made a big record of having composed music in more than four hundred movies. He pursued his graduation from the Trinity College of music, London.
is his son, and he is also a very popular music composer as his father. 'Vaigasi Poranthachu' is his second movie venture as a music director and it has gone viral. The movie received positive comments about his music, and he got felicitated by critics.
Afterward, he stayed quite strong in singing and composing Gaana songs. He composed for a couple of movies namely Annamalai and Baasha, the blockbuster movies of Super Star Rajinikanth. He started to come up with great piece of composition and gave back to back hits. The music director M.S.Viswanathan granted the title of 'Thenisai Thentral' on Deva. He won the Kalaimamani award in 1992 and got felicitated by popular journals like Screen, Dinakaran, and Cinema Express. He also made cameo roles in movies like Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen (1998), Chinna Raja (1999), Adi Thadi (2004), and Modhi Vilayadu (2009).