Son of one of the first few playback singers in the Tamil film industry and the grandson of a veteran stage and film actress, Deepan Chakravarthy is an established playback singer in Tamil cinema. He belongs to a talented lineage which gave Tamil movies legends, such as C. T. Rajakantham and Tiruchi Loganathan.
He started off by performing at several stage shows and hence making his debut in the music world in 1974. In 1975, T R Papa introduced him on All-India Radio. Henceforth, Thanjai Vanan hosted him on Indian Television - Doordarshan. In 1980, Ilaya Raja, the Isai Gnani Maestro introduced Deepan as a playback singer in the film industry. His first song was "Oh Nenjame Ethu Un Raghame" with S.Janaki as his female counterpart in the movie Enakaka Kathiru. Ilaya Raja was responsible for the music in the movie and
Gangai Amaran for the lyrics. However, the first song released was "Poongathave Thazh Thiravai" for the flick Nizhalgal. The same music director and lyricist collaborated with Deepan for this song. This song got him his first award as a singer.
Furthermore, he has acted in movies like Rani Theni and Marupatta Konangal. His role in the film Arasangam received a lot of appreciation. In 2007, he quite perfectly played the role of a police officer in Veeranum Eeranum. His acting experience is not limited to the big screen; he also starred in Megala, a Tamil Television serial on SUN TV and Aaru Maname Aaru, a series on RAJ TV. Not only has he set a mark amongst the Tamil audiences but he has performed worldwide, with him conducting the first ever Tamil film music show in many countries. Denmark, Malaysia, Singapore, London, Sri Lanka, France, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Canada, Australia, Lebanon, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait have witnessed his musical excellence. Deepan has received numerous awards for his excellent performances. Thevar Award and State Best Singer Award (1983) are a few of the many.