Born into an aristocratic family of Kerala in the South of India to Sri. Subash Chandran and Smt. Soudamini Neithiyar, Devie started singing even at the tender age of three as her mother taught her the basics of singing. She was then initiated into serious training by the Nadaswara Vidwan Shri. Nalleppilly Vaidyanathan. Blessed with a naturally mellifluous and extra ordinarily expressive voice, by the age of five, she had already started winning prizes in national-level competitions! She then came under the loving care of the music genius Guruji Dr. T. V. Gopalakrishnan (TVG) in Chennai. Living in his house in Chennai , she became Guruji TVGs foster daughter and blossomed into his premier disciple. Now, after more than 3 decades of devoted study, Devie is one of South Indias most unique and versatile vocalists.