Dev Negi

Last updated on 11 October 2017

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
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Background information
Born 25 June 1989
Dwarahat, Uttarakhand, India
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Piano
Years active 2013 – present

Early life

Negi hails from a hilly town Dwarahat of Almora, Uttarakhand. He has done his schooling from a local state run intermediate school. He used to perform in school and local cultural events. During his childhood he spent his maximum time listening to Mohammed Rafi & Kishore Kumar. 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]


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 proved 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 & Nisha Aur Uske Cousins. Besides, he has recorded songs for Punjabi, Marathi, Telgu & Bengali films.[7][8][9][10]

Personal life

Negi was born in Dwarahat on 25 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 married his college friend Shivani Kherwal on 23rd May 2016. The ceremony took place in his hometown Dwarahat with all the rituals.[11][12]



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
2017 Sweety Tera Drama Bareilly Ki Barfi Tanishk Bagchi Shabbir Ahmed, Pravesh Mallick Pawni Pandey, Shraddha Pandit,
Pravesh Mallick
2017 Butterfly Jab Harry Met Sejal Pritam Irshad Kamil Sunidhi Chauhan, Aman Trikha,
Nooran Sisters
2017 Naach Meri Jaan Tubelight Pritam Amitabh Bhattacharya Kamaal Khan, Nakash Aziz,
Tushar Joshi
2017 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
2016 Dil Ye Khamakha Saansein Vivek Kar Kumaar
2016 Mera Ishq Saansein Vivek Kar Kumaar Arijit Singh, Ash King,
Swati Sharma, Joi Barua
2016 Tum Mere One Night Stand Vivek Kar Kumaar
2015 Tujhse Door Love Exchange Jaidev Kumar Kumaar Javed Bashir, Shipra Goyal,
Sanj V
2015 Automatic Love Exchange Jaidev Kumar Kumaar Ishmeet Narula
2015 Meeruthiya Gangster (Title Track) Meeruthiya Gangster Vivek Kar Kumaar Zubeen Garg
2015 Paro Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Hitesh Sonik Kumaar Shipra Goyal
2015 Yadaan Teriyaan (Duet) Hero Jassi Katyal Kumaar Shipra Goyal
2015 Ho Gaya Hai Pyar Tanu Weds Manu Returns Krsna Solo Raj Shekhar
2015 Coffee Peetey Peetey Gabbar Is Back Chirantan Bhatt Kumaar Paroma Dasgupta
2014 Ungli Pe Nachalein Ungli Aslam Keyi Kumaar Shipra Goyal
2014 Hai Yehi Zindagi Kick Meet Bros. Anjjan Kumaar
2013 Delhi Delhi Zindagi 50 50 Vivek Kar Dev Negi, Vivek Kar
2013 Teri High High Heels The Sounds of Mere Dad Ki Maruti Sachin Gupta Kumaar
2013 Red Red Laali The Sounds of Mere Dad Ki Maruti Sachin Gupta Kumaar
2013 Maa Da Karz The Sounds of Mere Dad Ki Maruti Sachin Gupta Kumaar
2013 Aaja Ab Jee Le Jara Ankur Arora Murder Case Chirantan Bhatt Kausar Munir Deepali Sathe


Year Song Film Composer(s) Lyricist(s) Co-singer(s)
2017 Jaya Tomari Champ Jeet Ganguly Raja Chanda
2015 Deva Ganesha Yudh Vivek Kar Jaffer Sagar Adarsh Shinde, Pratap
2013 Teri Meri Jodi Haani Jaidev Kumar Kumaar Shipra Goyal


  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. ^ "Dev Negi: You can never say 'no' to anything in Bollywood". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  8. ^ "JHMS singer Dev Negi: I want to sing romantic songs, not just peppy dance numbers". Hindustan Times. 2017-07-31. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  9. ^ "Singing is tougher than preparing for Indian Administrative Exam says Dev Negi". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  10. ^ "John Abraham puts his baritone to good use paying tribute to Indian army". Deccan Chronicle. 2016-10-22. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  11. ^ "Dev Negi made a bang in bollywood". Hindustan. 2017-03-03. Retrieved 2017-04-14.
  12. ^ "Dev Negi crooned for Emraan Hashmi". Amar Ujala. 2014-11-16. Retrieved 2017-04-14.

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