Dev Negi

Dev Negi (born 25 June 1989) is an Indian playback singer from Dwarahat, Uttarakhand. He is currently active in Bollywood and has recorded songs for films, albums & television. His latest song Chalti Hai Kya 9 Se 12 from Judwaa 2 is the remake of 90's blockbuster song Tan Tana Tan Tan from the original film Judwaa.[1][2][3]

Dev Negi
Dev Negi RSMMA
Background information
Born 25 June 1989 (age 28)
Dwarahat, Uttarakhand, India
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
Years active 2013 – present
Associated acts

Early life

Negi hails from a hilly town Dwarahat of Almora, Uttarakhand. He has done his schooling from a local state run intermediate school. During his childhood, he used to perform in school and local cultural events and he spent his maximum time in listening to Mohammed Rafi & Kishore Kumar's songs. According to Negi, he has learnt most of the music through listening and he too mentioned Rafi saab as an institution to him. After his schooling, he moved to Jalandhar, Punjab for higher education. Negi holds a bachelor's degree in music from Apeejay College of Fine Arts and he has learned Hindustani classical music from his guru Shri Vinod Verma ji. He trained his voice there in Jalandhar and by the end of 2010 he shifted to Mumbai.[4][5][6][7]


Negi made his debut with the song Aaja Ab Jee Le Zara from the film Ankur Arora Murder Case in 2013. From then to now, he has shown his vesatility by singing in different genres. He has sung dance tracks, romantic tracks, rap songs & devotional. Some of his notable songs include the holi song Badri Ki Dulhania from the film Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Butterfly from the film Jab Harry Met Sejal & Ho Gaya Hai Pyar from the film Tanu Weds Manu Returns. Negi has sung a powerful rap song Rang Laal along with John Abraham in Force 2 which perfectly depicts the emotions of every Indian, post the Uri terror attack and India's retaliatory surgical strike. Apart from the films, he has sung several title tracks for television including Mere Rang Mein Rangne Waali, Ek Boond Ishq, Beintehaa and Nisha Aur Uske Cousins. Besides, he has recorded songs for Punjabi, Marathi, Telegu and Bengali films. [8][9][10][11] In 2017, he sang a song for a 15 year old Music Composer Shourya Kumar Lal.

Personal life

Negi was born in Dwarahat on 25th June 1989. His father Mr. Pan Singh Negi is an ex-army man and a former boxing player and mother Mrs. Uma Negi is a housewife. Negi tied the knot with his college friend Shivani Kherwal on 23rd May 2016 after a courtship of two years. The ceremony took place in his hometown Dwarahat with all the rituals.[12][13]


Film Soundtracks


Year Song Film Composer(s) Lyricist(s) Co-singer(s)
2017 Chalti Hai Kya 9 Se 12 Judwaa 2 Anu Malik

Sandeep Shirodkar

Dev Kohli Neha Kakkar
Sweety Tera Drama Bareilly Ki Barfi Tanishk Bagchi Shabbir Ahmed, Pravesh Mallick Pawni Pandey, Shraddha Pandit,
Pravesh Mallick
Butterfly Jab Harry Met Sejal Pritam Irshad Kamil Sunidhi Chauhan, Aman Trikha,
Nooran Sisters
Naach Meri Jaan Tubelight Pritam Amitabh Bhattacharya Kamaal Khan, Nakash Aziz,
Tushar Joshi
Badri Ki Dulhania (Title Track) Badrinath Ki Dulhania Tanishk Bagchi Shabbir Ahmed Neha Kakkar, Monali Thakur,
2016 Rang Laal Force 2 Gourov - Roshin Kumaar Aditi Sharma, John Abraham
Dil Ye Khamakha Saansein Vivek Kar Kumaar
Tum Mere One Night Stand Vivek Kar Kumaar
2015 Tujhse Door Love Exchange Jaidev Kumar Kumaar Javed Bashir, Shipra Goyal,
Sanj V
Automatic Ishmeet Narula
Paro Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Hitesh Sonik Kumaar Shipra Goyal
Yadaan Teriyaan (Duet) Hero Jassi Katyal Kumaar Shipra Goyal
Ho Gaya Hai Pyar Tanu Weds Manu Returns Krsna Solo Raj Shekhar
Coffee Peetey Peetey Gabbar Is Back Chirantan Bhatt Kumaar Paroma Dasgupta
2014 Ungli Pe Nachalein Ungli Aslam Keyi Kumaar Shipra Goyal
Hai Yehi Zindagi Kick Meet Bros. Anjjan Kumaar
2013 Delhi Delhi Zindagi 50 50 Vivek Kar Dev Negi

Vivek Kar

Teri High High Heels The Sounds of Mere Dad Ki Maruti Sachin Gupta Kumaar
Red Red Laali
Maa Da Karz
Aaja Ab Jee Le Jara Ankur Arora Murder Case Chirantan Bhatt Kausar Munir Deepali Sathe

Regional Languages

Year Language Song Film Composer(s) Lyricist(s) Co-singer(s) Label References Notes
2018 Bengali Chai Na Kichui Inspector Notty K Suddho Roy Priyo Chatterjee Shweta Pandit Grassroot Entertainment

Jaaz Multimedia

India-Bangladesh Joint Production
2017 Hawai Hawai Jio Pagla Jeet Gannguli Prasenjit Mallick Monali Thakur SVF Music [14]
Chaap Nishna Shrestha Bangali Aanjan Bhattacharya Lipi Katiha Mamta Sharma

Aanjan Bhattacharya

Zee Music Company [15]
Jaya Tomari Chaamp Jeet Gannguli Raja Chanda [16]
2015 Marathi Deva Ganesha Yudh Vivek Kar Jaffer Sagar Adarsh Shinde


Chal Door Door (Unplugged)
2013 Punjabi Teri Meri Jodi Haani Jaidev Kumar Kumaar Shipra Goyal Saga Music [18]


Year Title Album Label References
2017 Tujhme Hi Mera Jahaan Tujhme Hi Mera Jahaan - Single Times Music [19]
2017 Roke Na Ruke/Mast Magan (with Tulsi Kumar) T-Series Mixtape T-Series [20]
2016 Pukarta Chala Hoon The Jam Room Sony Mix
Din Dhal Jaye
Jeevan Ke Har Mod Pe


  1. ^ "Dev Negi: My struggle has been different - Times of India". The Times of India. 2015-05-22. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  2. ^ "Dev Negi doesn't record songs without knowing the actor he's singing for | music". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  3. ^ "Love singing romantic songs most: Dev Negi". Ians Live. 2017-04-19. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  4. ^ "'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' Singer Dev Negi On Bollywood Business". ETC Bollywood. 2017-03-01. Retrieved 2017-04-14.
  5. ^ "Dev Negi: I owe my success to Kumaarji". Radio and Music. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  6. ^ "FB Live: Dev Negi Belts Out His 'JHMS' Number 'Butterfly'". The Quint. 2017-07-27. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  7. ^ "Uttarakhand singer Dev Negi: My style of singing is inspired from Kumaoni music". TOI. 2018-05-10. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  8. ^ "Dev Negi: You can never say 'no' to anything in Bollywood". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  9. ^ "JHMS singer Dev Negi: I want to sing romantic songs, not just peppy dance numbers". Hindustan Times. 2017-07-31. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  10. ^ "Singing is tougher than preparing for Indian Administrative Exam says Dev Negi". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  11. ^ "John Abraham puts his baritone to good use paying tribute to Indian army". Deccan Chronicle. 2016-10-22. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  12. ^ "Dev Negi made a bang in bollywood". Hindustan. 2017-03-03. Retrieved 2017-04-14.
  13. ^ "Dev Negi crooned for Emraan Hashmi". Amar Ujala. 2014-11-16. Retrieved 2017-04-14.
  14. ^ Jio Pagla (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Single by Jeet Gannguli on Apple Music, 2017-10-13, retrieved 2018-01-03
  15. ^ Shrestha Bangali (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP by Sanjeev - Darshan on Apple Music, 2017-08-31, retrieved 2018-01-03
  16. ^ Chaamp (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP by Jeet Gannguli on Apple Music, 2017-06-10, retrieved 2018-01-03
  17. ^ Yudh - Astitvachi Ladai (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP by Vivek Kar on Apple Music, 2015-05-08, retrieved 2018-01-03
  18. ^ Haani (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Jaidev Kumar on Apple Music, 2013-08-22, retrieved 2018-01-03
  19. ^ Tujme Hi Mera Jahaan - Single on Apple Music, 2017-04-21, retrieved 2018-01-20
  20. ^ T-Series Mixtape by Various Artists on Apple Music, 2017-08-11, retrieved 2018-01-03

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