Vijay Yesudas

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In this Indian name, the name Yesudas is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Vijay.
Vijay Yesudas
Vijay Yesudas at his house.jpg
Vijay Yesudas at his house, 2011
Background information
Birth name Vijay Yesudas Kattassery
Also known as Junior Yesudas[1]
Born (1979-03-23) 23 March 1979 (age 38)
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Origin Fort Kochi, Kerala, India
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Playback singer
  • actor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2000–present
Labels Sony Music India
Website Vijay Yesudas official site

Vijay Yesudas (born 23 March 1979) is an Indian filmi playback singer and occasional actor.[2]

The son of acclaimed singer K. J. Yesudas, Vijay made his debut as a singer with the 2000 film Millennium Stars.[3] Vijay's known for his work predominantly in the South Indian film industry, especially Malayalam and Tamil films as well as in other Indian languages such as Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. He has won two Kerala State Film Awards for Best Singer,[4] four Filmfare Awards for Best Singer,[5] and a NAFA Award for Best Male Playback Singer.[6] He made foray into acting by playing the villain role in the Tamil film Maari (2015).[7]

Early life[edit]

Vijay Yesudas Kattassery was born on 23 March 1979 in Madras (now Chennai) to singer K. J. Yesudas and his wife Prabha. He is the second son in the family, having an elder brother named Vinod and a younger one, Vishal. His paternal grandfather is the stage singer Augustine Joseph. He studied in Chennai till 9th grade and left for the United States for further studies. Vijay attended the Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He graduated from Florida International University with a BA in music.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Vijay met his future wife Dharshana at a music concert held in Dubai on 2002 Valentine's Day. After five years of dating, he married Dharshana in 2007 at Trivandrum. They have a daughter named Ammeya and a son named Avyan.[8]

Career[edit]

Vijay Yesudas started learning Carnatic music in the early 2000s. He is popular for songs sung under composer Yuvan Shankar Raja. He has collaborated with various other composers such as Dakshinamoorthy Swami, Ilaiyaraja, A.R. Rahman, Raveendran, Hamsalekha, Deva, Ouseppachan, Vidyasagar, Mani Sharma, Keeravani, and Mohan Sitara along with the new generation composers such as Karthik Raja, M. Jayachandran, Sabesh Murali, Harris Jayaraj, G.V.Prakash, D. Imman, Srikanth Deva, and Deepak Dev. Vijay's latest song Malare which he sang for the hit film Premam went viral among young audiences. The song was reshared countless times soon after its video release. He has sung 178 Malayalam songs and 118 Tamil songs.

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards:

Filmfare Awards South:

CERA BIG Malayalam Music Awards:

  • 2014 – CERA BIG Malayalam Music Awards – Best Male Singer[9]

South Indian International Movie Awards:

Asiavision Awards:

Asianet Film Awards:

Partial discography[edit]

For complete discographies, see external links below.

Year Film Songs Language
1999 Millennium Stars O Mumbai, Parayan Njan Marannu, Krishna Malayalam
2000 Life is Beautiful Keli Nilavoru Malayalam
2001 Friends Rukku Rukku, Vaanam Perusuthan Tamil
2003 Jayam Kodi Kodi Minnalgal Tamil
2003 Kai Ethum Doorathu Vasantha Ravil Malayalam
2003 Manassinakkare Thankathingal Malayalam
2003 Julie Ganapathy Enakku Piditha Paadal Tamil
2003 Kadhal Kondein Kadhal Mattum Purivathillai Tamil
2004 Naa Autograph Nuvvante pranamani Telugu
2004 Relax Anubhandhalu Prahamamudi Malayalam
2004 Vismayathumbathu Mizhikal Malayalam
2004 Vajram Njan Nadakkum Chaliloru Malayalam
2004 Satyam Be Happy Malayalam
2004 Two Wheeler Two Wheeler Malayalam
2004 Pulival Kalyanam Aarundine Malayalam
2005 Rappakal Kadha Kadha Malayalam
2005 Raam Nizhalinai Nijamum, Yaaro Arivaal Tamil
2005 Sandakozhi Dhavani Potta Deepavali Tamil
2005 Kalvanin Kadhali Tajmahal Oviyakkaadhal Tamil
2005 Pudhupettai Pulpesum Poopesum Tamil
2006 Sri Ramadasu Allah, Yetheruga Telugu
2006 Pudichirukku Nenjirukkum Varai Tamil
2006 Emmtan-Magan Kalloori Generation Tamil
2006 Pattiyal Dei Namma, Poga Poga Tamil
2006 Madhuchandralekha Thulli Thulli Malayalam
2006 Photographer Poompuzhayil Malayalam
2007 Chennai 600028 Un Parvai Tamil
2007 Anumanaspadam Ninnu Vethiki Vethiki choosi Telugu
2007 Thamirabharani Kattabomma oor enakku Tamil
2007 Deepavali Kadhal Vaithu Tamil
2007 Kireedam Kanneer Thuliye Tamil
2007 Sivaji Sahara Tamil
2007 Dhol Bheega Aasman Hindi
2007 Nivedyam Kolakuzhal Viliketto, Tham Thakida Malayalam
2007 Sooryan Pattellam Malayalam
2007 Mayakannadi Ulagile Azhagi Tamil
2007 Billa Seval Kodi Tamil
2008 Bheema Rangu Rangamma Tamil
2009 Sarvam Sutta Suriyane Tamil
2009 Nandhalala Kai Veesi Tamil
2009 Vaamanan Enge Povadhu Tamil
2009 Bhagyadevatha Allipoove Malayalam
2009 Samastha Keralam P O Sundari Sundari Malayalam
2009 Banaras Koovaram Kili Malayalam
2009 Robinhood Priyanu Mathram Malayalam
2009 Aa Okkadu Vuruko Manasa Telugu
2009 Aayirathil Oruvan Thaai Thindra Mannae (The Cholan Ecstasy)/(Classical Version) Tamil
2009 Taj Mahal Chellani Premaku Telugu
2010 Kaadhal Solla Vandhen Enna Enna Aagiraen Tamil
2010 Boss Engira Bhaskaran Mama Mama Tamil
2010 Jhootha Hi Sahi[12] I've Been Waiting Hindi
2010 Kalayan Ram Kathi Jai Jai RAM Telugu
2010 Cocktail Neeyam Thanalinu Malayalam
2011 Gadhama Naattuvazhiyorathe Malayalam
2011 Mappillai Aaru Padai Tamil
2011 Avan Ivan Oru Malaiyoram Tamil
2011 Muthal Idam Thinadaduren Naane Tamil
2011 Mankatha Balle Lakka Tamil
2011 Ethan Mazhaiyudhir Kaalam Tamil
2011 Ninaivil Nindraval Yennavaley Tamil
2011 Maha Raja Hello Nanbaa Tamil
2011 Muthukku Muthaga Enna Panni Tholache Tamil
2011 Teja Bhai and family Oru Madhurakinavin remix Malayalam
2011 Indian Rupee Ee puzhayum Sandhyakalum Malayalam
2011 Beautiful Moovanthiyai Akele Malayalam
2012 Grandmaster Akaleyo Nee Malayalam
2012 Manjadikuru Chaadi Chaadi Malayalam
2012 Casanovva Sakhiye Malayalam
2012 Ennennum Ormakkayi Azhake manjumani Malayalam
2012 Mullessery Madhavankutty Ishta Swapnamini Malayalam
2012 Ee Adutha Kalathu Oruvazhiyai Malayalam
2012 Namukku Parkkan Kannadi kallangal Malayalam
2012 Namukku Parkkan Kanmani Malayalam
2012 Female Unnikrishnan Ayalethe Sundariye Malayalam
2012 Pachuvum Kovalanum Manase Malayalam
2012 Spirit Mazhakondu Mathram Malayalam
2012 Akasathinte Niram Kanneer kadalin Malayalam
2012 Run Baby Run Aarohanam avarohanam Malayalam
2012 Thappana Oorum Perum Ariyathe Malayalam
2012 Parudeesa Parisudha Kanya Mariyame Malayalam
2012 Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam Ormakalil Ormakalil Malayalam
2012 Puthiya Theerangal Rajagopuram Kadannu Malayalam
2012 Theevram Rudra Suriyan Malayalam
2012 Ayalum Njanum Thammil Januariyil Malayalam
2012 Vaidooryam Veeralithankapatil Malayalam
2012 Rasaleela Neelambari Malayalam
2012 Friday Olathil chanchadi Malayalam
2012 Sembattai Muthe Muthe Tamil
2012 Raja Pokkiri Raja Manikanakkil Sirikum Tamil
2012 Raja Pokkiri Raja Kelunga Kelunga Tamil
2012 3 Nee Partha vizhigal Tamil
2012 Meenkothi Survey Survey survesa Tamil
2012 Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer Poovum Poovum Tamil
2013 Kadal Chithirai Nela Tamil
2013 Kadal Chitti Jaabili Telugu
2013 Dalam Yetellinaa Telugu
2012 Gnabhagam Varuthe O Intha Nesam Tamil
2013 Nanbargal Kavanathirku Kummaru Kummalu Tamil
2013 Neengatha Ninaivugal Vaazhakkaiyil Tamil
2013 Hi January Mazhayil Tamil
2013 Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga Dheivangal Ellam Tamil
2013 Kan Pesum Varthaigal Perilla Mozhiyile Tamil
2013 Koottam Nigarputha Pinagalai Tamil
2013 Kammath and Kammath Koyambatore Natile Malayalam
2013 Romans Aarthunkale Palliyil Malayalam
2013 Romans Kuyil Padiya Malayalam
2013 David and Goliath Nee Aro Malayalam
2013 Rebecca Uthup Kizhakkemalayil Kizhakkemalayile Malayalam
2013 Pakaram Neela Mekham Malayalam
2013 KQ Kannivasantham Malayalam
2013 Ladies and Gentlemen Kandathinappuram Malayalam
2013 Vallatha Payan Kannamthalir Malayalam
2013 Hotel California Manjuthirum Ravin Malayalam
2013 Parayoo Pathukeyen Kathil Mazhavannu Mannine Malayalam
2013 Junction Kattuchembakam Malayalam
2013 Up & Down: Mukalil Oralundu Vaanam Chuttum Malayalam
2013 Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam Paakathe Paakathe Tamil
2013 Memories Thirayum Theeravum Malayalam
2013 Arrambam Melala Vedikkudhu Tamil
2014 Praise the Lord Innaleyolam Malayalam
2014 Legend Nee Kanti Choopullo Telugu
2014 Drushyam Nimisham Nimisham Telugu
2014 Govindudu Andarivadele Chinnari Ki Voniliche Bangari Bava Telugu
2015 Premam Malare Malayalam
2015 Lavender Anaadhi Yugangalaai Malayalam
2015 Urumeen Hey Umayaal Tamil
2015 Kohinoor Hemanthamen Malayalam
2015 Ennu Ninte Moideen Kannondu Chollanu Malayalam
2015 Elanjikavu P.O Mazhathornna Ponkinavin Malayalam
2015 She Taxi Vezhambal Mizhikal Malayalam
2015 Amar Akbar Anthony Maanjadum Malayalam
2015 Charlie Chithirathira Malayalam
2016 Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada Avalum Naanum Tamil
2016 Arathu Sinam Thanimaiye Thanimaiye Tamil
2016 Miruthan Mirutha Mirutha Tamil
2016 Oka Manasu Hrudayama Kalusuko Telugu
2016 Premam Evare Telugu
2017 Enai Noki Paayum Thota Maruvarthaai Tamil

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Director
2010 Avan Apu,(cameo role) Nandan Kavil
2015 Maari Arjun Kumar Balaji Mohan
2017 Padai Veeran Dhana

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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