Dev Negi is a Bollywood playback singer. He was born on 25 June 1989 and is 27 years old. His Star Sign is Leo. He is born in Dwarahat district of Almora, Uttarakhand. He was brought up in a musical background therefore he grew up playing and practicing Manjiras for Bhajans at a temple of Lord Shiva. No one ever thought that one day he will be the celebrity singer giving his voice in songs starring superstars such as
Varun Dhawan, R. Madhwan, and many more. Dev pursued Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) from Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar, Punjab. He learnt music in Jalandhar. Besides being a professional singer, he is also a songwriter. Uttarakhand has come up with bunch of talented people time to time and Dev is one of them.
He hascontributed to the country with his beautiful and melodious voice and we all are proud of such talent. He owns a degree in music and his hobbies are playing Guitar and Travelling. He started his career with the biggest personality in the industry-
Salman Khan. Not every person can have such an excellent opportunity to begin his career. He was the singer for Salman's song 'Hai Yahi Zindagi' in his film Kick (2014). Dev’s inspirations are
Sonu Nigam, A.R. Rehman, KK, Mohammad Rafi, and
Enrique Iglesias. Before his debut in Bollywood films, Dev started singing tracks for Television shows. Ek boond Ishq, Beintehaan and,
Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat are the TV serials he worked for. In an interview, Dev says that Singing is harder than preparing for Indian Administrative Exam.
He was also selected as the OSM Musician of the year. Dev has recorded songs for T-series label. After getting famous, he started creating his albums; some of them are Khoobsurat (2014), Chal Sai Ke Desh (2014), Zara Zara Tumse Hai Kehna (2013), and so on. Talking about his Bollywood songs, they are have been hits of their times and have helped Dev attain stardom. After his song in the film '
Ungli', 'Ungli Pe Nachalein', his voice is quite famous amongst people. He has sung songs like, 'Coffee Peetay Peetay' (
Gabbar Is Back), Ho Gaya Hai Pyaar (
Tanu Weds Manu Returns), Mera Ishq, Paro, Tum Mere (
One Night Stand), and the list goes on. As Dev belongs to a small town from Uttarakhand and had no connection with the Filmy city- Mumbai, it was difficult for him to find work and decide his career path in a metro city.
By a chance, he met
Rakesh Kumaar in this strange journey, whom he now calls his Guruji. Kumaarji treated him very warmly and soon both of them started sharing an intense and mutual relationship, says Dev. Negi. He gives the credits of his success to his guru, Kumaarji. Mr. Kumaar accompanied him since he was new in the city and continues to do the same till now even when he has achieved name and fame. Dev was unaware of the recording studios, training centers, and other hospitalities of the city, at that point in time.Kumaarji gave him a helping hand and made him reach to the top with his training and support. Very few people are as lucky as Dev who get to work with singers like,
Shreya Ghoshal, Neha Kakkad,
Monali Thakur, and many more.
He is versatile singer who believes that he can sing all types of songs and enjoys different kind of music genres. He loves taking new challenges in his work and tries his best to compete with himself to get better. His latest project was seen in the movie Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya in the title track which is a big hit these days. He heartily admires Akshay Kumar for his work and choice of films.
Kishore Kumar has always been his favorite. Also, Humari Adhuri Kahaani album consists of some of his favorite songs. Dev has been gifted with soulful voice by God.
He believes that 'the more versatile you are, more are your chances to stay in Bollywood.' Success is not an instant thing; same was the case with Dev, as he had to struggle for some. Soon he became popular after the song from Ungli. People began to fall in love with his sweet and soothing voice which greeted their ears whenever they played his songs. Music heals all problems especially when it comes from such a mellifluous voice. Number of projects was lined up in front of him after he gave few hits. He has promised to come up with something new and more melodious very soon.