Vijay Yesudas

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Vijay Yesudas
Vijay Yesudas at his house.jpg
Vijay Yesudas at his house, 2011
Background information
Birth name Vijay Yesudas Kattassery
Born (1979-03-23) 23 March 1979 (age 39)
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Playback singer
  • actor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1999–present
Labels Sony Music India, Muzik 247
Website Vijay Yesudas official site

Vijay Yesudas is an Indian film playback singer and occasional actor. He has sung over 300 film songs.[1]

The son of acclaimed singer K. J. Yesudas, Vijay made his debut as a singer with the 2000 Malayalam film Millennium Stars, which had music composed by Vidyasagar.[2] 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.

Vijay Yesudas won two Kerala State Film Awards for Best Singer for the songs "Kolakkuzhal Vili Ketto" in Nivedyam (2007), and "Akaleyo Nee" in Grandmaster (2012) and "Mazhakondu Mathram" in Spirit (2012).[3] He has also won four Filmfare Awards for Best Singer[4] and four SIIMA Awards for Best Male Playback Singer.[5] He made foray into acting by playing the villain role in the Tamil film Maari (2015) and the lead role in the Tamil film Padaiveeran (2018).[6]

Early life[edit]

Vijay Yesudas was born 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. He is the grandson of stage singer Augustine Joseph. He studied in Chennai till 9th grade and left to the U.S. for further studies. He graduated from Florida International University with a BA in music.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Vijay met his future wife Darshana at a music concert held in Dubai on 2002 Valentine's Day. After five years of dating, he married Darshana 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 1997. 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:

IIFA Utsavam:

Nandi Awards:

South Indian International Movie Awards:

Asiavision Awards:

Asianet Film Awards:

Vanitha Film Awards:

  • 2012– Best singer male
  • 2016 - Best singer male
  • 2018 - Best singer male

Edison Awards (India):

  • 2014-Best Male Playback singer

North American Film Awards:

  • 2016-Best Male singer
  • 2018-Best Male singer

Anand TV awards:

  • 2016-Best Male singer

CERA BIG Malayalam Music Awards:

  • 2014 – CERA BIG Malayalam Music Awards – Best Male Singer[11]

Mangalam Music awards

  • 2017 - Best Playback Singer

Flowers Music awards

  • 2018 - Best Playback Singer

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
2002 Basket Anubhandhalu Prahamamudi Malayalam
2003 Jayam Kodi Kodi Minnalgal Tamil
Kai Ethum Doorathu Vasantha Ravil Malayalam
Manassinakkare Thankathingal Malayalam
Julie Ganapathy Enakku Piditha Paadal Tamil
Kadhal Kondein Kadhal Mattum Purivathillai Tamil
2004 Naa Autograph Nuvvante pranamani Telugu
Vismayathumbathu Mizhikal Malayalam
Vajram Njan Nadakkum Chaliloru Malayalam
Satyam Be Happy Malayalam
Two Wheeler Two Wheeler Malayalam
Pulival Kalyanam Aarundine Malayalam
2005 Rappakal Kadha Kadha Malayalam
Raam Nizhalinai Nijamum, Yaaro Arivaal Tamil
Sandakozhi Dhavani Potta Deepavali Tamil
Kalvanin Kadhali Tajmahal Oviyakkaadhal Tamil
Pudhupettai Pulpesum Poopesum Tamil
2006 Sri Ramadasu Allah, Yetheruga Telugu
Pudichirukku Nenjirukkum Varai Tamil
Emmtan-Magan Kalloori Generation Tamil
Pattiyal Dei Namma, Poga Poga Tamil
Madhuchandralekha Thulli Thulli Malayalam
Photographer Poompuzhayil Malayalam
2007 Chennai 600028 Un Parvai Tamil
Anumanaspadam Ninnu Vethiki Vethiki choosi Telugu
Thamirabharani Kattabomma oor enakku Tamil
Deepavali Kadhal Vaithu Tamil
Kireedam Kanneer Thuliye Tamil
Sivaji Sahara Tamil
Dhol Bheega Aasman Hindi
Nivedyam Kolakuzhal Viliketto, Tham Thakida Malayalam
Sooryan Pattellam Malayalam
Mayakannadi Ulagile Azhagi Tamil
Billa Seval Kodi Tamil
2008 Bheema Rangu Rangamma Tamil
2009 Sarvam Sutta Suriyane Tamil
Nandhalala Kai Veesi Tamil
Vaamanan Enge Povadhu Tamil
Bhagyadevatha Allipoove Malayalam
Samastha Keralam P O Sundari Sundari Malayalam
Banaras Koovaram Kili Malayalam
Robinhood Priyanu Mathram Malayalam
Aa Okkadu Vuruko Manasa Telugu
Aayirathil Oruvan Thaai Thindra Mannae (The Cholan Ecstasy)/(Classical Version) Tamil
Taj Mahal Chellani Premaku Telugu
2010 Kaadhal Solla Vandhen Enna Enna Aagiraen Tamil
Boss Engira Bhaskaran Mama Mama Tamil
Jhootha Hi Sahi[12] I've Been Waiting Hindi
Kalayan Ram Kathi Jai Jai RAM Telugu
Cocktail Neeyam Thanalinu Malayalam
2011 Gadhama Naattuvazhiyorathe Malayalam
Mappillai Aaru Padai Tamil
Avan Ivan Oru Malaiyoram Tamil
Muthal Idam Thinadaduren Naane Tamil
Mankatha Balle Lakka Tamil
Ethan Mazhaiyudhir Kaalam Tamil
Ninaivil Nindraval Yennavaley Tamil
Maha Raja Hello Nanbaa Tamil
Muthukku Muthaga Enna Panni Tholache Tamil
Teja Bhai and family Oru Madhurakinavin remix Malayalam
Indian Rupee Ee puzhayum Sandhyakalum Malayalam
Beautiful Moovanthiyai Akele Malayalam
2012 Grandmaster Akaleyo Nee Malayalam
Manjadikuru Chaadi Chaadi Malayalam
Casanovva Sakhiye Malayalam
Ennennum Ormakkayi Azhake manjumani Malayalam
Mullessery Madhavankutty Ishta Swapnamini Malayalam
Ee Adutha Kalathu Oruvazhiyai Malayalam
Namukku Parkkan Kannadi kallangal Malayalam
Namukku Parkkan Kanmani Malayalam
Female Unnikrishnan Ayalethe Sundariye Malayalam
Pachuvum Kovalanum Manase Malayalam
Spirit Mazhakondu Mathram Malayalam
Akasathinte Niram Kanneer kadalin Malayalam
Run Baby Run Aarohanam avarohanam Malayalam
Thappana Oorum Perum Ariyathe Malayalam
Parudeesa Parisudha Kanya Mariyame Malayalam
Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam Ormakalil Ormakalil Malayalam
Puthiya Theerangal Rajagopuram Kadannu Malayalam
Theevram Rudra Suriyan Malayalam
Ayalum Njanum Thammil Januariyil Malayalam
Vaidooryam Veeralithankapatil Malayalam
Rasaleela Neelambari Malayalam
Friday Olathil chanchadi Malayalam
Sembattai Muthe Muthe Tamil
Raja Pokkiri Raja Manikanakkil Sirikum Tamil
Raja Pokkiri Raja Kelunga Kelunga Tamil
3 Nee Partha vizhigal Tamil
Meenkothi Survey Survey survesa Tamil
Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer Poovum Poovum Tamil
2013 Kadal Chithirai Nela Tamil
Kadal Chitti Jaabili Telugu
Dalam Yetellinaa Telugu
Gnabhagam Varuthe O Intha Nesam Tamil
Nanbargal Kavanathirku Kummaru Kummalu Tamil
Neengatha Ninaivugal Vaazhakkaiyil Tamil
Hi January Mazhayil Tamil
Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga Dheivangal Ellam Tamil
Kan Pesum Varthaigal Perilla Mozhiyile Tamil
Koottam Nigarputha Pinagalai Tamil
Kammath and Kammath Koyambatore Natile Malayalam
Romans Aarthunkale Palliyil Malayalam
Romans Kuyil Padiya Malayalam
David and Goliath Nee Aro Malayalam
Rebecca Uthup Kizhakkemalayil Kizhakkemalayile Malayalam
Pakaram Neela Mekham Malayalam
KQ Kannivasantham Malayalam
Ladies and Gentlemen Kandathinappuram Malayalam
Vallatha Payan Kannamthalir Malayalam
Hotel California Manjuthirum Ravin Malayalam
Parayoo Pathukeyen Kathil Mazhavannu Mannine Malayalam
Junction Kattuchembakam Malayalam
Up & Down: Mukalil Oralundu Vaanam Chuttum Malayalam
Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam Paakathe Paakathe Tamil
Memories Thirayum Theeravum Malayalam
Arrambam Melala Vedikkudhu Tamil
2014 Praise the Lord Innaleyolam Malayalam
Legend Nee Kanti Choopullo Telugu
Drushyam Nimisham Nimisham Telugu
Govindudu Andarivadele Chinnari Ki Voniliche Bangari Bava Telugu
2015 Premam Malare Malayalam
Lavender Anaadhi Yugangalaai Malayalam
Urumeen Hey Umayaal Tamil
Ennum Eppozhum Pularipoo Penne Malayalam
Kohinoor Hemanthamen Malayalam
Ennu Ninte Moideen Kannondu Chollanu Malayalam
Elanjikavu P.O Mazhathornna Ponkinavin Malayalam
She Taxi Vezhambal Mizhikal Malayalam
Amar Akbar Anthony Maanjadum Malayalam
Charlie Chithirathira Malayalam
2016 Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada Avalum Naanum Tamil
Arathu Sinam Thanimaiye Thanimaiye Tamil
Miruthan Mirutha Mirutha Tamil
Oka Manasu Hrudayama Kalusuko Telugu
Shikhamani Nila Vaanile Malayalam
Premam Evare Telugu
2017 Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol Athimara Kombile Malalyalam
Shatamanam Bhavati Shatamanam Bhavati Telugu
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion ali Bali Bahubal
Ore Oru Raja
Malalyalam
Maheshinte Prathikaaram Mounangal Malalyalam
Sriramudinta Srikrishnudanta Adugutho Aduge Telugu
Dada is Back Mallige Mellage Kannada
Alamara Poovakum Neeyen Malalyalam
Vanamagan Silu Silu Tamil
Oru Mexican Aparatha Ivalaaro Malalyalam
Sathriyan Maina Rendu Tamil
Padai Veeran Inaiye Inaiye Tamil
The Great Father Kaiveesi Enne Malalyalam
Udaharanam Sujatha Kattilila Polengo Malalyalam
Shivalinga Sirika Vechu Tamil
Nene Raju Nene Mantri Radhamma Radhamma Telugu
Dubai seenu Kanya Raasi Telugu

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Director Language
2010 Avan Apu Nandan Kavil Malayalam
2015 Maari Arjun Kumar Balaji Mohan Tamil
2018 Padaiveeran Munishwaran Dhana Tamil

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ . Manorama Online http://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/interview/vijay-yesudas-on-giving-hit-songs-and-other-music-ventures.html. Retrieved 24 June 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ . The New Indian Express http://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/malayalam/article261621.ece. Retrieved 18 June 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ . The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/music/vijay-yesudas-scores-high-with-akaleyo-nee/article4443241.ece. Retrieved 18 June 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ . http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/malayalam/movies/news/Shreya-Ghoshal-Vijay-Yesudas-win-Filmfare-Best-Playback-Singers-Award/articleshow/52811873.cms. Retrieved 18 June 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help); External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ Best Male Playback Siger Award from NAFA in 2016
  6. ^ "Vijay Yesudas shines alongside Dhanush in 'Maari' trailer". Retrieved June 23, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Vijay Yesudas's Portfolio". Vijay Yesudas official website. 25 March 2007. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Vijay Yesudas gets hitched". Oneindia. 23 January 2007. Retrieved 14 March 2009. 
  9. ^ http://www.emirates247.com/entertainment/mammotty-kavya-madhavan-bag-asiavision-awards-2013-11-05-1.526962
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  12. ^ Gurupriya S (25 October 2010). "Everyone sways over Vijay's song". Times of India. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 

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