Devan started of his career with the movie vellam which was a flop! But the good looks of this actor earned him lots of roles. He became her in the movie Oozham. His luck changed when he started doing villainous roles. After that there was no stopping him he has acted in almost all South Indian languages and has acted in more than 250 movies till now. He has also tried hi luck in politics. He started a party named as Kerala Peoples Party but was unsuccessful.