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Dev Wiki Wife Family Age Net Worth, Family, Affairs, Marriage, Wiki & much more. Dev (born Deepak Adhikari on 25 December 1982) is an Indian film actor, producer, entertainer, singer and film writer, known for his works in Bengali cinema, and more recently, a politician. He owns the production house Dev Entertainment Ventures Pvt. Ltd. He is also the Highest-Paid Bengali Actor.

Born in Keshpur, he made his acting debut in the 2006 film Agnishapath. Dev faced flak after the film was released, and it turned out to be a critical and commercial flop. His starring role in I Love You opposite Payal Sarkar was his breakthrough. Directed by Ravi Kinnagi, the film was critically unsuccessful, but was commercially successful and was quick to resurrect his career. Despite the success, Dev didn’t get any work for the next fourteen months.

He had been a recipient of numerous awards, namely Tele Cine Awards, Kalakar Awards, Filmfare Awards East, Filmfare Awards East (2017) & NABC International Bangla Film Award 2017. His accomplishments have made him one of the highest paid and sought out actors of Bengali cinema. Though he has delivered some critically acclaimed performances, Dev is often trolled for his poor accent, average acting skills, his winning of the Mahanayak Samman from the Government of West Bengal and his work as a politician.

Dev had also been a mentor on the Bengali dance reality show Dance Bangla Dance, replacing Mithun Chakraborty. He is now also an honorable Member of Parliament of India from the Ghatal constituency, as a candidate from the party All India Trinamool Congress.

Early Life and Background

Dev was born on 25 December 1982, in Mahisha, a small village near Keshpur, to Gurudas Adhikari and Mousumi Adhikari. His father used to have a food-catering service and his mother is a housewife. His nickname is Raju. He spent his childhood living with his maternal uncle in Chandrakona and his sister, Deepali. Later in his childhood, he moved to Mumbai and attended Purushottam High School in Bandra, where he was a good student. His sister, Deepali Adhikari, was married on August 9, 2015 to Anirban.

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He also did an acting course at the Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Academy. In an interview with The Times of India, Dev recalled that when his school was closed for summer, he went to the outdoors of Prahaar: The Final Attack with his father, where Nana Patekar was shooting. He described it as more of a family vacation for them and work didn’t feel like work. As a child, that was the first time he got a taste of cinema. Though that was his first, life continued to be the same for the next couple of years. The family was based in Mumbai and Dev would often accompany his father to the sets of Abbas-Mustan and Prakash Jha, among several others. There were times when his father would keep busy with other things and he had to chip in. Though he couldn’t cook, he would do the groceries and supervise on his father’s behalf. He also said there were times when he washed plates and served food. After receiving his diploma from Bharatiya Vidyapeeth University, in Pune, in Computer Engineering, Dev returned to Mumbai and started his film career as an observer on the set of Abbas-Mustan’s Taarzan: The Wonder Car.

Dev Biography Wiki Wife Family Age Net Worth

Bio
Real NameDeepak Adhikari
NicknameDev, Raju
ProfessionActor, Producer, Singer, Screen Writer, Politician
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 185 cm
in meters- 1.85 m
in feet inches- 6’ 1”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 85 kg
in Pounds- 187 lbs
Body Measurements– Chest: 44 Inches
– Waist: 33 Inches
– Biceps: 15 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth25 December 1982
Age (as in 2019)37 Years
Birth PlaceVillage Keshpur, Mahisha, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricorn
NationalityIndian
HometownTown Chandrakona, West Bengal, India
SchoolPurushottam High School, Bandra, Mumbai, India
CollegeBharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, Mumbai, India
Educational QualificationDiploma in in Computer Engineering, Diploma in Acting
DebutFilm: ‘Agnishapath’ (2005)
TV: ‘Sobinoy Nibedon’ (2011)
FamilyFather– Gurudas Adhikari (Caterer)
Mother– Mousumi Adhikari (Housewife)
Brother– Not Known
Sister– Deepali (Married)
ReligionHinduism
AddressSouth Kolkata, India
HobbiesReading, Gymming
Controversies• In 2014, before Lok Sabha Elections, Bengali Ebela e-Paper media asked Dev ‘if he enjoyed being in the spotlight?’ He replied, that “it’s just like being raped, either you can enjoy or can shout.” This improper statement created controversy and led to calls for him to withdraw his candidacy but soon after, he apologized on his official Twitter account.
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodChicken Biryani
Favourite ActorsRaj Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Govinda, Abhishek Bachchan
Favourite ActressRukmini Maitra
Favourite ColoursRed, Blue
Favourite SportCricket
Favourite PerfumeLacoste
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsSubhasree Ganguly- Actress (Rumoured)
Rukmini Maitra- Actress (Present)

Politics

Dev won the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections as a Trinamool Congress candidate from Ghatal constituency.[43] He gave his maiden speech in the Lok Sabha after two years of winning the elections, in Bengali language regarding the implementation of Ghatal Master Plan.

Film Soundtracks

FilmSongMusic byYearBannerRef
Khokababu“Khoka Chalu Cheez”Savvy Gupta2012Eskay Movies
Chaamp“Dekho Dekho Chaamp”Raftaar2017Dev Entertainment Ventures

Filmography

Main article: Dev filmography

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