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  • Birth Name Sri Prasad
  • Date of birth 1982-08-02
  • birth place Vedurupaka, AP
  • spouse(s) -
  • children -
  • debut year 1999
  • debut movie Devi

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Overview

Popularly called DSP, Devi Sri Prasad is a music devil and a power house of energy. He brought in a new wave of freshness in to Telugu cinema music and also tried his hand in writing lyrics and playback singing.

  • Personal Life

    Devi Sri Prasad is the son of popular script writer, G.Satya Murthy. He was born in Vedurupaka, East Godavari District. His family moved to Chennai after his father became busy in films. Devi completed his schooling and BBA there itself.

     

  • Career

    Devi Sri Prasad’s grandmother, Devi Meenakshi was a classical musician and was Devi’s first guru. He used to learn Kabir Dohas and compose his tunes for them. He later learnt Carnatic music from renowed Mandolinist U.Srinivas. He used to score music for all the functions in his school and college. His first break came from TV. When he composed music and lent voice for '50-50'. Later his song ‘Ey Unnoda’ was featured in Magnasound's collection of Tamil pop songs called ‘Dance Party’. This song and its video became very popular and the company went on to do a complete album 'Mr.Devi' with him.

    Producer MS Raju was quick to spot his talent and thus came his first filmy assignment in the form of Devi, a mythological movie. The album is popular till date and the songs are still being played in all the temples across the state. Later on Anandham and Kalusukovalani got him good recognition and there is no looking back after the success of Khadgam and Manmadhudu.
    The biggest Milestone in his career came in 2003 with MS Raju’s Varsham. The success of the album is so big that many critics and audience attribute the success of the movie to Devi’s music.  Devi later on scored music for MS Raju’s Pournami, Aata, Nuvvosthanante Nenodhantana. All of them were big hits.

    In the same year, he created a rage in youth with his ‘Aa ante Amalapuram’ and ‘Feel My Love’ songs in Allu Arjun’s Aarya movie. The song was later reused in Bollywood movie, Maximum. Allu Arjun and DSP’s combination proved to be special always. They teamed up for Bunny, Aarya-2 and Julayi – all of them are super hits. Ringa Ringa song from Aarya-2 attracted the attention of Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan and it was used in his Ready movie as ‘Dhinkachaka’. 
    In 2004, even more surprises were in store for him. He got the opportunity to score music for Megastar Chiranjeevi’s movie, Shankar Dada MBBS. Later on he scored music for Chiranjeevi’s Andarivaadu, Shankar Dada Zindabad.  He also bagged a chance to score music for Junior NTR for the first time and went on to do 4 movies with him till date - Naa Alludu, Rakhi, Adhurs, Oosaravelli.
    In 2006, he scored music for Siddharth’s Bommarillu. The movie went on to become the biggest hit that year and is still the biggest hit in Siddharth’s career. Needless to say, all the six songs in the movie were chartbusters and helped a lot for the movie success.
     
    2007 witnessed one of the rarest music sensations in recent times. The album of Pawan Kalyan’s Jalsa was instant hit with youth and the music company raked in a moolah with this album. He later scored music for Pawan Kalyan’s Gabbar Singh and Attarintiki Daredhi – Both the albums were big hits too.

    Tamil Stint:
    In 2008, he was chosen to score the background music for Kamal Hassan’s Dashavataram and this opportunity paved way for his Tamil stint and is currently one of the busiest music directors there. He scored music for all most all the big stars there.

    Recent Form:
    • 1-Nenokkadine (Average Album)
    • Legend (Hit Album)
    • Alludu Seenu (Average Album)

  • Trivia

    • Besides being a successful music composer, Devi Sri Prasad is also good lyricist and playback singer. He sings for movies as well as other music directors.

  • Upcoming Movies

     
    • Gabbar Singh 2 starring Pawan Kalyan and directed by Bobby.
    • Untitled film of Allu Arjun and Trivikram.
    • Kumari 21 F starring Raj Tharun directed by Surya Pratap.
    • Untitled film of Mahesh Babu and Koratala Siva.

CAREER STATISTICS

Filmography
No.of Movies
Music Director
55

awards

awards

2004: Filmfare Best Telugu Music Director Award for Varsham

2004: Santosham Best Music Director Award for Varsham

2004: CineMAA Award for Best Music Director for Varsham

2005: Filmfare Best Telugu Music Director Award for Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana

2005: Santosham Best Music Director Award for Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana

2006: Filmfare Best Telugu Music Director Award for Bommarillu

2008: Santosham Best Music Director Award for Jalsa

2009: Mirchi Music Award South Best Song of the Year for Ringa Ringa from Arya 2

2009: Mirchi Music Award South Album of the Year for Arya 2

2009: CineMAA Award for Best Music Director for Arya 2

2012: Santosham Best Music Director Award for Gabbar Singh

2012: CineMAA Award for Best Music Director for Gabbar Singh

2012: MAA Music Award for Most Popular Music Director

2012: MAA Music Award for Best Music Director for Gabbar Singh

2012: MAA Music Award for Best Love Song for Pilla Nuvvuleni From Gabbar Singh

2012: MAA Music Award for Best Item Song for Kevvu Keka From Gabbar Singh

2012: Mirchi Music Award South Best Song of the Year for Akasam Ammayaithe from Gabbar Singh

2012: Mirchi Music Award South Listeners Choice - Song of the Year for Kevvu Keka from Gabbar Singh

2012: Mirchi Music Award South Album of the Year for Gabbar Singh

2012: Mirchi Music Award South Listeners Choice - Album of the Year for Gabbar Singh

2012: Mirchi Music Award South Best Music Director for Gabbar Singh

2012: Hyderabad Times Film Awards - Best Music Director for Gabbar Singh

2012: TSR TV9 Award for Best Music Director for Damarukam

2012: SIIMA Best Music Director Award for Gabbar Singh

2012: Filmfare Best Telugu Music Director Award for Gabbar Singh

2013: Margadarsi Big Telugu Entertainment Awards - Best Music Director for Attharintiki Daaredhi

2013: GAMA Award-Best Melody Award for Violin Song From Iddarammayilatho

2013: GAMA Award-Best Background Score Award for Mirchi

2013: GAMA Award-Best Music Director Award for Attharintiki Daaredhi

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