After recording his first EP in 1993 he received his first recording contract with MAGNASOUND records, a licensee of WARNER BROS in India, and released his debut album titled KAMBAN ORU KANNILE in 1998.
Following the release of his album Academy Award® winning composer AR RAHMAN contacted Devan after listening to his album and brought him to feature as a vocalist on the soundtrack of the film KADHALAR DHINAM and after the release of the film in 1999 Devan has been sought after by many composers and has been a featured vocalist for 20 years on over 500 film soundtracks and has over 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify with many of his songs also garnering millions of views on YouTube.
He has also been a music producer and vocal arranger for other artists and composers as well. His first album as a producer was for the Rap Artist- Style Bhai. He has done arrangements on many film background scores for composers such as AR RAHMAN & HARRIS JAYARAJ on films like Jodha Akbhar, Vaaranam Aaiyeeram.
Devan debuted as a film composer in 2010 for the film BALE PANDIYA which earned him critical acclaim. His 2nd feature film as composer titled PATTARAI is due for release in 2023. He got his first international recognition as a vocalist and vocal arranger on the 2015 Grammy® winning New Age album, WINDS OF SAMSARA by Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman. Recently he was featured as a vocalist & vocal arranger on the 2022 Grammy® winning New Age album, DIVINE TIDES by Stewart Copeland & Ricky Kej.
In addition to his work in the studio, he is a live performer traveling regularly across the globe having performed in over 20 countries, and has also been a judge on the leading music reality show SUPER SINGER for Vijay TV. Devan's latest album titled BRINDAVAN is now streaming across all platforms.