DevaPublished: February 3, 2015
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.
|Place of Birth||Chennai|
|School||Raja Muthiah High School|
|College||Trinity College of Music, London|
|Occupation||Music Director,Playback Singer|
|Debut movie||Manasukkeththa Maharaasa|
|Awards||Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director – Vaigasi Poranthachu (1990) ,Aasai (1995) , Kushi (2000)|
|Parents||Chokkalingam – Krishnaveni|
|Date of Marriage||1974|
Veteran music director M. S. Viswanathan conferred the title Thenisai Thendral upon Deva for his contributions.