Deva Premal was born in Germany to an artist father and a classical musician mother. She was raised chanting the Gayatri mantra through her childhood and later became a devotee of controversial Indian mystic Osho, in whose ashram she met her partner in life, the musician Miten. Together, for the past 23 years they have traveled the world, inspiring millions with their soulful interpretations of sacred Sanskrit sound formulas. Deva has studied Shiatsu, reflexology, CranioSacral therapy and massage, but music remains her first love. The influence of Indian classical music is evident in her singing, although she has never attempted to copy or steal from the tradition.