M. Jayachandran

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M. Jayachandran
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M. Jayachandran at University of Kerala, Kariavattom Campus on 2013 May 27.
Background information
Also known as M J
Born 5 April 1971 (1971-04-05) (age 43)
Origin Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Occupations Music director, playback singer,
Years active 1993-present
Website www.mjayachandran.com

M. Jayachandran (born 5 April 1971) is a film score composer, singer, and musician in Malayalam films. He has won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director for a record number of six times. In 2005, he also won the state award for best male singer. He has composed music for more than hundred films.

Biography[edit]

Jayachandran was born in Kochi[citation needed] and brought up in Trivandrum.[1] Jayachandran began learning Carnatic music at the age of 5 under Attingal Harihara Iyer and later under Perumbavoor G. Raveendranath.[2] Thereafter, he was a student of Neyyattinkara Mohanachandran for 18 years.[2] He won the Carnatik vocal competition at the Kerala University youth festival four times in a row from 1987 to 1990.[2] He began his career in the film industry as a playback singer for the movie Vasudha in 1992, then became an assistant to Malayalam music director G. Devarajan.[2] In 1995, he became an independent music director through the film Chantha.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Jayachandran was born to Madhusudhanan Nair and Sukumari Amma on 5 April 1971. He completed electrical engineering graduation from College of Engineering,Trivandrum[1] He had worked at Asianet before taking up full-time music direction.[2] Jayachandran married Priya on 12 November 1995.[3] and has two sons Nandagopal and Karthik.[citation needed].Jayachandran has been on the judging panel of musical reality shows in Malayalam television.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Title Notes
2013 Kadhaveedu
Radio Jockey
Pattam Pole
Kalimannu
Up & Down - Mukalil Oralundu
Celluloid Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
Kammath & Kammath
Romans
2012 Trivandrum Lodge
Aan Piranna Veedu
916
No. 66 Madhura Bus
Chattakaari
Mallu Singh
Ezham Suryan
2011 -Swapna Sanchari
Pranayam Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Malayalam
Rathinirvedam
Manikiakkallu also Guest Appearance
Lucky Jokers composed along with Berny ignatious and S.P Venkatesh
Bhakthajanangalude Sradhakku
Living Together
Khaddama Background music only
2010 Shikkar
Sahasram
Karayilekku Oru Kadal Dooram Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
Four Friends
Sadgamaya
Arayan
Oru Small Family
Janakan
Kadaksham
April Fool
PSC Balan
Pramani
Happy Husbands
2009 Robinhood
Bharya Onnu Makkal Moonnu
Ivar Vivahitharayal
Utharaswayamvaram
Kancheepurathe Kalyanam
Banaras
Orkkuka Vallappozhum
Makante Achan
Chemistry
Vairam
Katha, Samvidhanam: Kunchacko
Nammal Thammil
Samastha Keralam PO
Kaval Nilayam Tamil
I G Inspector General
Vilapangalkappuram
2008 De Ingottu Nokkiye
Sultan
Parthan Kanda Paralokam
Madampi Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
Anthiponvettam
Novel also Guest appearance
2007 Katha Parayumbol
Nivedyam Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
Asianet Film Award for Best Music Director
2006 Kanaka Simhasanam
Nottam Kerala State Film Award For Best Male Playback Singer
Chakkara Muthu
Mahasamudram
Bus Conductor
Ravanan
Bada Dosth
Madhuchandralekha
Annorikkal Guest Composer
2005 Boy Friend
Lokanathan I.A.S
Paranju Theeratha Visheshangal
Krithyam
Athbhutha Dweepu
Immini Nalloraal
Junior Senior
Sarkar Dada
The Campus
2004 Amrutham
Perumazhakkalam Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
Asianet Film Award for Best Music Director
Asianet Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Malayalam
Kathavasheshan Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
Maampazhakkaalam
Malsaram
Youth Festival
Sathyam
Natturajavu
Mayilattam
Akale
Kanninum Kannadikkum
Vellinakshatram
Kusruthi
Two Wheeler
Kakkakarumban
Thalamelam
2003 Gaurisankaram Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
Asianet Film Award for Best Music Director
Balettan
2002 Kanmashi
Savithriyude Aranjanam
Valkannadi
Pakalppooram Guest Composer
2001 Bharthavudyogam
Sathyameva Jayathe
Nagaravadhu
Naranathu Thamburan
Punyam
Samana Thalam
1996 Rajaputhran
1995 Chantha

Albums (non-film)[edit]

  • Mangalyathaali (Lyrics: Chovvalloor Krishnankutty, Chittoor Gopi, Sreemoolanagaram Ponnan, Singers: Various)
  • Mahamaaya (2005) (Lyrics: Rajeev Alunkal, Singer: K. S. Chithra)
  • Sandhyanjali (2005) (Lyrics: Traditional, Singer: K. S. Chithra)
  • Unnikkannan (2005) (Lyrics: Chowalloor Krishnankutty, Singer: K. S. Chithra)
  • Vandeham Harikrishna (2006) (Lyrics: Gireesh Puthenchery, Singer: K. S. Chithra)
  • Padmam Sree Padmam (2008) (Lyrics: S Ramesan Nair, Singers: M. G. Sreekumar, Radhika Thilak)
  • Aattukal Deviyamma (Lyrics: Various, Singers: Various)
  • Amme Devi Mahamaye (Lyrics: S. Ramesan Nair, Singer: P. Jayachandran)
  • Gopichandanam (Lyrics: S Ramesan Nair, Singer: K. S. Chithra)
  • Haripriya (Lyrics: S Ramesan Nair, Singer: K. S. Chithra)
  • Campus (2002) (Lyrics: Gireesh Puthenchery, S Ramesan Nair, Rajiv Alunkal, Yogesh, Singers: Various)
  • Kudamullapoo (2003) (Lyrics: Gireesh Puthenchery, Singers: K. J. Yesudas, Vijay Yesudas, K. S. Chithra)
  • Iniyennum (2004) (Lyrics: East Coast Vijayan, Singers: Various)
  • Ormakkai (2005) (Lyrics: East Coast Vijayan, Singers: Various)
  • Swantham (2006) (Lyrics: East Coast Vijayan, Singers: Various)
  • Raagolsavam (Lyrics: Pallippuram Mohanachandran, Singers: Biju Narayanan, Srinivas, K. S. Chithra)
  • Thiruvona Paattu (Lyrics: Sreekumaran Thampi, Singers: P. Jayachandran, K. S. Chithra)

Awards[edit]

Honorary

Kerala State Film Awards:

Asianet Film Awards:

Filmfare Awards South

Asiavision Awards

References[edit]

External links[edit]