Dev (actor)

Native name দেব
Born Deepak Adhikari
December 25, 1982 (1982-12-25) (age 28)
Mumbai, India
Years active 2007–present

Dev (Bengali: দেব) is a Bengali film actor.[1][2] His original name is Deepak Adhikari. He was born in 'Mahisha' a small village near Keshpur, West Midnapur, West Bengal. He spent his childhood in Chandrakona at his maternal uncle's place.After finishing his primary education, he returned to Mumbai to his parents before coming back and settling down in Kolkata. His debut film was "Agnisapath", which did not run well at box-office. Later, he changed his name to 'Dev' and tried his luck again in the film industry. His first film as Dev 'I Love You'(2007),directed by Ravi Kinnagi, made him popular. It was one of the biggest hit in Bengali Film Industry in that year.[3]

Film career

After finishing studies, he returned to Mumbai and started as an observer in Abbas-Mustan’s Taarzan: The Wonder Car. He also did an acting course at the Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Academy. He got rejected in three films due to height and have been told to wear braces in his heeth. His first film as the lead was Agnishapath opposite Rachana Banerjee, directed by Prabir Nandi. This film was a flop at box office. At that time, Shree Venkatesh Films was looking for a fresh face for their next venture I Love You. He met them and bagged the male lead role.[4]

His Fourth film was director Raj Chakraborty directed Challenge in opposite of Subhashree Ganguly. With what is widely regarded as a handsome demeanor and respected dancing skills, Dev proved his mettle in an interesting action-romance genre in Challenge.The film Challenge was a huge hit in West Bengal and made Dev a very popular actor. Dev's recent films Dui Prithibi and Sedin Dakha Hoyechilo fared modestly in the box office. Towering at above six feet, lightning-feet Dev is the new Tollywood hit-machine.[5]

Dev is also the only actor in Bengali cinema to do an item song. His first item song was from the film 'Chirodini Tumi je Amar' in the song "pante tali". The track as well the video went on to become a massive hit! Dev's new item number is from the film 'Jackpot' directed by Kaushik Ganguly. In this film, he was seen dancing to the remade music track of 'Jibone ki Pabona', a track originally made famous by the presence of iconic Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee.He got STAR ANANDA (a Bengali news channel) Shera notun Protibha Award 2010 award. his superhit film in 2010 was sedin dekha hoyechilo. His latest film is PAGLU, released on 3 June, 2011. His co-actress in this film is Koyel Mullick and the film was directed by Rajib Kumar Biswas He is now working with Subhashree Ganguly in Romeo & Khokababu is being derected by Sujit Mondol & Shankar Aiyyarespectively. He he also shooting for Bastav with Srabanti & Prosenjit being directed by Rajshekhar Basu. Also the script for the sequel for Paglu i.e. Paglu 2 is finalized!


Year Film Role Director Co-Artist Notes
2005 Agnishapath Prabir Nandi Rachana Banerjee
2007 I Love You Rahul Rabi Kinagi Payel Sarkar
2008 Premer Kahini Akash Rabi Kinagi Koyel Mallick
2008 Mon Mane Na Rahul Sujit Guha Koyel Mallick
2008 Chirodini Tumi Je Amar Raj Chakraborty Rahul Banerjee & Priyanka Sarkar In the song Pante Tali
2009 Jackpot Koushik Ganguly Hiran Chatterjee & Koyel Mallick In the song Jibone Ki Pabona
2009 Challenge Abir Raj Chakraborty Subhashree Ganguly
2009 Poran Jaye Jolia Re Raj Rabi Kinagi Subhashree Ganguly
2009 Dujone Akash Rajib Biswas Srabanti
2010 Bolo Na Tumi Amar Abhishek Sujit Mondal Koyel Mallick
2010 Le Chakka Abir Raj Chakraborty Payel Sarkar
2010 Ekti Tarar Khonje (Himself) Avik Sarkar Shayan Munshi & Arpita Chatterjee Cameo
2010 Dui Prithibi Sibu Raj Chakraborty Jeet, Koyel Mullick & Barkha Bisht Sengupta
2010 Sedin Dekha Hoyechilo Abir Sujit Guha Srabanti
2011 Paglu Dev Rajib Biswas Koyel Mallick Biggest Bengali Blockbuster Ever
2011 Romeo Sujit Mondol Subashree Ganguly Coming this November
2011 Khokababu Shankar Aiyya Subhashree Ganguly Coming this December
2011 Bastav Rajshekhar Basu Srabanti & Prasenjit Chatterjee upcoming
2011 Paglu 2 Dev Rajib Biswas Koyel Mullick upcoming


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