Devayani is who born in Mumbai (Bombay), India. Her real name is Sushma. Besides she has done films in Bengali, Malayalam, Hindi and Telugu. She started her career with a Hindi film called Koyal which was cancelled followed by a few Malayalam films. In one part, when she was interviewed by Anu Haasan, she said, My friend who knew my first film (Hindi) was cancelled, she said it was good!.