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December 25, 1982
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December 25, 1982
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.
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.
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 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.
|2012||Challenge 2||Raja Chanda||Pooja Bose||Shree Venkatesh Films|
|2012||Paglu 2||Sujit Mondal||Koel Mullick||Shree Venkatesh Films|
|2012||Khokababu||Shankar Aiyya||Subhashree Ganguly||Eskay Movies|
|2011||Romeo||Sujit Mondol||Subhashree Ganguly||Shree Venkatesh Films|
|2011||Paglu||Rajib Biswas||Koel Mullick||Surinder Films|
|2010||Shedin Dekha Hoyechilo||Sujit Mondal||Srabanti||Shree Venkatesh Films|
|2010||Dui Prithibi||Raj Chakraborty||Koel Mullick||Shree Venkatesh Films|
|2010||Le Chakka||Raj Chakraborty||Payal Sarkar||Srijan Arts|
|2009||Bolo na tumi aamar||Sujit Mondal||Koel Mullick||Surinder Films|
|2009||Dujone||Rajib Biswas||Srabanti||Eskay Movies|
|2009||Poran Jaye Jolia Re||Ravi Kinnagi||Subhashree Ganguly||Shree Venkatesh Films|
|2008||Challenge||Raj Chakraborty||Subhashree Ganguly||Shree Venkatesh Films|
|2008||Mon Mane Na||Sujit Guha||Koel Mallick||Surinder Films|
|2007||Premer Kahini||Ravi Kinagi||Koel Mullick||Shree Venkatesh Films|
|2006||I Love You||Ravi Kinagi||Payal Sarkar||Shree Venkatesh Films|
|2009||Anandalok Awards||Anandalok Awards for Best Actor||Challenge||Won|
|2009||Anandalok Awards||Anandalok Awards for Best Action Hero||Challenge||Won|
|2010||Star Jalsha Entertainment Awards 2010||Star Jalsha Entertainment Awards 2010 for Best Actor||Poran Jaye Jolia Re||Won|
|2010||Kalakar Awards 2010||Kalakar Awards 2010 for Best Actor||Challenge||Won|
|2010||Star Ananda Shera Bangali awards 2010||STAR Ananda Shera notun Protibha Award||Won|
|2010||Anandalok Awards 2010||Anandalok Awards 2010 for Best Actor (Male)||Le Chakka||Won|
|2011||Big Bangla Movie Awards 2011||Big Bangla Movie Awards 2011 for Best Actor of the decade||Won|
|2012||Star Guide Bengali film Awards 2012||Star Guide Bengali film Awards 2012 for Best Actor||Paglu||Won|
|2012||Zee Bangla Awards 2012||Zee Bangla Awards 2012 for Best Actor||Khokababu||Won|
|2012||Kalakar Awards 2012||Kalakar Awards 2012 for Best Actor||Paglu||Won|
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