Dev (actor)

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Native nameদেব
BornDeepak Adhikari
(1982-12-25) December 25, 1982 (age 29)
Mumbai, India
ResidenceKolkata, India
Years active2005–present
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Native nameদেব
BornDeepak Adhikari
(1982-12-25) December 25, 1982 (age 29)
Mumbai, India
ResidenceKolkata, India
Years active2005–present

Dev (Bengali: দেব) (born Deepak Adhikari on 25 December 1982) is a Bengali film actor.[1][2]



Dev was born in Mahisha, a small village near Keshpur, to Guru and Mousumi Adhikari. He has a sister named Deepali. His nickname is Raju. He spent his childhood living with his maternal uncle in Chandrakona; after that, he was brought up in Mumbai. He attended Purushottam High School, in Bandra, and Bharatiya Vidyapeeth University, in Pune, receiving a Diploma in Computer engineering from the latter.

Film career

After receiving his diploma, Dev returned to Mumbai and started his film career by observing on the set of Abbas-Mustan’s Taarzan: The Wonder Car. He also did an acting course at the Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Academy. His first role as leading actor was in the 2005 film Agnishapath, directed by Prabir Nandi, opposite Rachana Banerjee. The film was a flop. By this point, the film I Love You, directed by Ravi Kinnagi, was in development at Shree Venkatesh Films. Dev met with the producers and landed the male lead role.[3]

Despite the financial success of I Love You, Dev did not take on any other roles for about 14 months. He went to Mumbai, and, dedicated to improving himself, learned dance and trained under fight choreographer Aejaz Gulab (of Shootout at Lokhandwala and Mission Istaanbul).

Dev returned to acting in director Raj Chakraborty's action-romance Challenge, opposite Subhashree Ganguly.[4] The film was a huge hit in West Bengal, giving Dev a considerable popularity boost.

Dev is the only actor in Bengali cinema to do an item song.[dubious ] His first was "Pante Tali," from the film Chirodini Tumi Je Amar. The track as well as the video were very successful. Dev performed an additional item number in the film Jackpot, directed by Kaushik Ganguly. The song was a remake of "Jibone ki Pabona," a track originally performed by Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee.

In 2010, Dev received the "STAR Ananda Shera notun Protibha Award," from the Bengali news channel of the same name. The same year, he starred in Shedin Dekha Hoyechilo and Dui Prithibi, both remakes of Telugu films. Dui Prithibi was the highest-grossing Bengali film of that year.

In January 2012, Dev starred in Khokababu, the current highest-grossing Tollywood film, once again opposite Subhashree Ganguly. The film was directed by Shankar Aiyya.


2012Challenge 2Raja ChandaPooja BoseShree Venkatesh Films
2012Paglu 2Sujit MondalKoel MullickShree Venkatesh Films
2012KhokababuShankar AiyyaSubhashree GangulyEskay Movies
2011RomeoSujit MondolSubhashree GangulyShree Venkatesh Films
2011PagluRajib BiswasKoel MullickSurinder Films
2010Shedin Dekha HoyechiloSujit MondalSrabantiShree Venkatesh Films
2010Dui PrithibiRaj ChakrabortyKoel MullickShree Venkatesh Films
2010Le ChakkaRaj ChakrabortyPayal SarkarSrijan Arts
2009Bolo na tumi aamarSujit MondalKoel MullickSurinder Films
2009DujoneRajib BiswasSrabantiEskay Movies
2009Poran Jaye Jolia ReRavi KinnagiSubhashree GangulyShree Venkatesh Films
2008ChallengeRaj ChakrabortySubhashree GangulyShree Venkatesh Films
2008Mon Mane NaSujit GuhaKoel MallickSurinder Films
2007Premer KahiniRavi KinagiKoel MullickShree Venkatesh Films
2006I Love YouRavi KinagiPayal SarkarShree Venkatesh Films

Awards and nominations

2009Anandalok AwardsAnandalok Awards for Best ActorChallengeWon
2009Anandalok AwardsAnandalok Awards for Best Action HeroChallengeWon
2010Star Jalsha Entertainment Awards 2010Star Jalsha Entertainment Awards 2010 for Best ActorPoran Jaye Jolia ReWon
2010Kalakar Awards 2010Kalakar Awards 2010 for Best ActorChallengeWon
2010Star Ananda Shera Bangali awards 2010STAR Ananda Shera notun Protibha AwardWon
2010Anandalok Awards 2010Anandalok Awards 2010 for Best Actor (Male)Le ChakkaWon
2011Big Bangla Movie Awards 2011Big Bangla Movie Awards 2011 for Best Actor of the decadeWon
2012Star Guide Bengali film Awards 2012Star Guide Bengali film Awards 2012 for Best ActorPagluWon
2012Zee Bangla Awards 2012Zee Bangla Awards 2012 for Best ActorKhokababuWon
2012Kalakar Awards 2012Kalakar Awards 2012 for Best ActorPaglu[5]Won


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