He earned a Masters degree in Music (MMus) from Rhodes University, South Africa, in 1996 for his thesis, Exploring syncretism between Indian and western music through composition.
Deepak has six solo albums to his credit and as a session musician (he playes flute, flauta and tabla amongs other instruments) can be heard on over twenty five albums. His bansuri can also be heard on movie soundtracks.
In 2000, Deepak was awarded Best Instrumental Album at the South African Music Awards for his album Searching for Satyam. His previous album Flute for Thought also saw him being nominated for Best Male Artist and Best Instrumental Album in the 1999 South African Music Awards. Both these albums feature Deepak's compositions and arrangements based on elements of North Indian music.