|Occupation||Actor, Music Director, Singer|
|Language Worked in||Hindi, Telugu, Tamil|
|Education||He has graduated in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois at|
|Favourite Cuisine||South Indian|
Devan Ekambaram (born 25 December in Freehold Borough, New Jersey) or Devan is an Indian playback singer, actor and a Film composer. He began his career as a playback singer in Tamil films and later branched out to many other south Indian languages as well like Telugu, Kannada and has so far sung over 150 songs.
Devan began his singing career in the year 1999, when he received an unexpected call from one of the musician A. R. Rahman's assistants for a voice audition. He then, went on to record his maiden song "O Mariah" for the film Kadhalar Dhinam along with Yugendran. The song proved to be a hit among all sections and thereafter he received several offers from many other Southern music directors.
Devan's second huge hit came in his short piece mellifluous rendition in "Ore Nyabagam" from Minnale (2001) composed by Harris Jayaraj. Thereafter he sang many popular tracks in Tamil and Telugu films under the compositions of Ilayaraja, Vidhyasagar, Deva, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Karthik Raja and others. His most recent popular song is for the A. R. Rahman composed song Anbil Avan from the super-hit movie Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010).
Devan debuted as a music director in the 2010 film Bale Pandiya. The music album was received with a mixed response .Besides this film, Devan has composed for several short Tamil album songs and has also sung for them.