Dev's original name is Deepak Adhikari. He made his acting debut in the film Agnishapath released in 2006. He is one of the biggest superstar and highest paid actor in Tollywood. He had spent his childhood living with his maternal uncle in Chandrakona after that, he was brought up in Mumbai. He attended Purushottam High School, in Bandra, and Bharatiya Vidyapeeth University, in Pune, receiving a Diploma in Computer engineering from the latter.