P. Jayachandran

Paliyath Jayachandrakuttan, often credited as P. Jayachandran or Jayachandran, is an Indian playback singer and classical musician from Kerala. Jayachandran is best known for his captivating voice which gave him the title Bhava Gayakan by the music fraternity of South India. He has worked with many composers including G. Devarajan, M. S. Baburaj, V. Dakshinamoorthy, K. Raghavan, M. K. Arjunan, M. S. Viswanathan, Ilaiyaraaja, Koti, Shyam, A. R. Rahman, M. M. Keeravani and Vidyasagar.[1] He has sung more than 10000 songs in total in different languages.He also acted in few films too.

P. Jayachandran
Jayachandran performing at Kollam
Jayachandran performing at Kollam
Background information
Birth namePaliyath Jayachandrakuttan
Born (1944-03-03) 3 March 1944 (age 78)
Kochi, Kerala, India
GenresPlayback singing
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1965–present
Websitewww.jayachandransite.com

In 1986, he won the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer and also won Kerala State Film Award five times. In 2020, he was awarded the J. C. Daniel Award, the highest award in Malayalam cinema, for his outstanding contributions to Malayalam cinema.[2] He also won 2 Tamil Nadu state film awards .

Early lifeEdit

Jayachandran was born in Bhadralayam at Ravipuram, Kochi on 3 March 1944 and his family later moved to Irinjalakuda.[3] He is the third of five children of the late Ravivarma Kochaniyan Thampuran, a member of Cochin royal family, who was himself a musician, though never a professional singer and the late Paliyath Subhadrakkunjamma, and also the second of their three sons.[4] His siblings (11lKrishnakumar (b. 1946) Jayanthi (b. 1949).

Jayachandran married Lalitha from Thrissur in May 1973. They have a daughter named Lakshmi and a son named Dinanath, who also sang for films.[5]

CareerEdit

Jayachandran graduated from Christ College, Irinjalakuda. He was a student of the National High School, Irinjalakuda from where he received many prizes for playing the mridangam and light music in the State School Youth Festival. Jayachandran met Yesudas in 1958 when he participated in the state youth festival. Yesudas won the Best Classical Singer award and Jayachandran got the best mridamgist award in the same year.

Jayachandran has won one National Award, five Kerala State Awards and four Tamil Nadu State Awards. He has recorded songs in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi.

In 1967, he sang the evergreen song "Anuragaganam pole", composed by M.S. Baburaj, for the film Udhyogastha, directed by P. Venu. Later together, P. Venu and Jayachandran produced more hits like "Ninmaniarayile" C.I.D. Nazir 1971 and "Malayala Bashathan" Prethangalude Thazhvara 1973. Jayachandran received the Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer in 1972 for the song "Neelagiriyude ('Suprabhaatham')" for the film Panitheeratha Veedu. Its music was done by M. S. Viswanathan. The year 1978 brought him another Kerala State award, this time for the song "Ragam Sreeragam" from the film Bandhanam, composed by M. B. Sreenivasan. In 1985 he received the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song "Sivasankara Sarva Saranya Vibho" from the film Sree Narayana Guru, composed by G. Devarajan . The song "Prayam Nammil", from the film Niram, brought him a third Kerala state award in 1998. In 2015 he received the next state award for his songs in Jilebi and Ennu ninte Moideen 46th Kerala State Film Awards.In 1975, he sang for the Malayalam movie Penpada (with music by R. K. Shekhar) a song called "Velli then Kinnam Pol", regarded as the first composition of the then 9-year-old Dileep Shekhar, now more widely known as A. R. Rahman.[6]

Jayachandran worked in close collaboration with the composer Ilayaraja, producing numerous popular hits in the Tamil language, including "Raasaathi Unna", "Kaathirundhu Kaathirundhu" (both from the 1984 release Vaidhegi kaathirundhaal), "Mayanginen Solla Thayanginen" (from the 1985 release Naaney raaja naaney mandhiri), "Vaalkaiye Vesham" (from the 1979 release Aarilirundhu Arubathu Varai), "Poova Eduthu Oru" (from the 1986 release Amman Kovil Kizhakaaley) and "Thaalaattudhey Vaanam" (from the 1981 release Kadal Meengal). In 1994, he received the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Singer for the song "Kathazham Kattuvazhi" for the film Kizhakku Cheemayile, composed by A. R. Rahman. As a recognition for his contribution to Tamil film music, he was honoured with the 1997 Kalaimamani award of the Tamil Nadu Government.

Jayachandran was honoured with the Swaralaya Kairali Yesudas award at the beginning of 2001, which he was the first person to receive. The motive behind this award is to choose the best from the singers and lyricists within a span of 30 years. He has sung nearly 1000 songs for Malayalam movies over the years, according to the MSI information database.

Jayachandran sang in Hindi for the first time in 2008 for the movie ADA...A Way of Life along with Alka Yagnik, with music scored by A. R. Rahman.

DiscographyEdit

Tamil SongsEdit

Year Song Movie Composer
1973 Ponnenna Poovenna Alaigal (film) M. S. Viswanathan
1974 Manthaara Malare Naan Avanillai M. S. Viswanathan
1976 Vasanthakaala Nadhigalile Moondru Mudichu M S Viswanathan
1978 Mancholai Kilithano Kizhake Pogum Rail Ilaiyaraaja
Vaazhkaiye Vesham Aarilirundhu Aruvathu Varai Ilayaraja
1980 Kadavul Vaazhum kovilile Oru Thalai Ragam T.Rajendar
1981 Thaalattuthey Vaanam Kadal Meengal Ilaiyaraaja
Kavithai Arangerum Neram Antha 7 Naatkal M. S. Viswanathan
Thendraladhu Unnidathil Andha 7 Naatkal M. S. Viswanathan
Vasantha Kaalangal Rail Payanangalil T.Rajendar
1983 Kaalidasan Kannadasan Soorakkottai singakutti Ilaiyaraaja
1984 Raasathi Unna Vaidehi Kathirunthal Ilaiyaraaja
Mounamulla Mayakkam Azhagu G. K. Venkatesh
Kadhal Mayakkam Pudhumai Penn Ilayaraja
1985 Pooviley Medai Pagal Nilavu Ilaiyaraaja
Mayanginen Solla Thayanginen Naane Raja Naane Mandhiri Ilaiyaraaja
Kaathirundhu Kaathirundhu Vaidehi Kathirunthal
Indraiku Yen Indha Aanandame Vaidehi Kathirunthal Ilaiyaraja
1986 Azhagiya Anni Samsaram Adhu Minsaram Shankar–Ganesh
Poova Eduthu Oru Maala Amman Kovil Kizhakale Ilaiyaraaja
Kodiyile Malliyappoo Kadalora Kavithaigal Ilaiyaraaja
1987 Poo Pootha Chediya Kaanom Poo Poova Poothirukku T.Rajendar
Chinna Poove Mella Pesu Chinna Poove Mella Pesu S. A. Rajkumar
1988 Sothanai Theeravilla Senthoora Poove Manoj–Gyan
Enathu Vizhi Solla Thudikuthu Manasu Ilaiyaraaja
1989 Pullai Kooda Paada En Purushanthaan Enakku Mattumthaan Ilaiyaraaja
Poomudithu En Purushanthaan Enakku Mattumthaan Ilayaraja
1990 Andhinera Thendral Inaindha Kaigal Gyan Varma
1992 Oorellam Saamiyaga Deiva Vaakku Ilaiyaraaja
1993 Kattazham Kattuvazhi Kizhakku Cheemayile A. R. Rahman
1994 Kollaiyele Thennai Vaithu Kadhalan A. R. Rahman
Chitthirai Nilavu Vandicholai Chinraasu A. R. Rahman
Enmel Vizhunda May Madham A. R. Rahman
1995 Adi Aathi Pasumpon Vidyasagar
1996 Sollamale Yaar Parthathu Poove Unakkaga S. A. Rajkumar
1998 Idhu Kaadhalin Aval Varuvala S. A. Rajkumar
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Kannathil Muthamittal A. R. Rahman
Malliga Poovukku Sundhara Travels Bharani
Nee Santhanam Poosiya Sundhara Travels Bharani
Rajyama Illai Imayama Baba A. R. Rahman
2003 Vellaiyay Manam Chokka Thangam Deva
2007 Kanavellam Kreedam G. V. Prakashkumar
2018 Kannaadi Maalai Amutha Arun Gopan
2020 chinna poove Vanmurai Sunny Viswanath

Tamil Christian Devotional SongsEdit

Kannada and MalayalamEdit

Kannada songsEdit

Malayalam music albumsEdit

  • Pranayamarmaram – 2009.

Hindi songsEdit

  • "Milo Wahan Wahan (from movie ADA, Debut song in Hindi)

Telugu DiscographyEdit

Year Film Song Composer
1982 Evaru Veeru Evaru Veeru "Idhi Maatalu Raani Vela" Ramesh Naidu
"Kalavu Vache Vela Ani"
"Ippude Thelisindhi"
O aadadhi O Magaadu "O Magadu O Aadadhi" M. S. Viswanathan
1983 Subha Muhurtham "Nee Choopu" Chakravarthy
1984 Ooha Sundari "Adharam Entha Madhuram"
Swathi "Chamanthi Poola Mokka"
"Pagalantha Gaganaaniki"
1985 Ee Tharam Illalu "Raagam Madhuram" Ilaiyaraaja
1987 Thalli Godavari "Rathiri Sagam Ayyevela" Ramesh Naidu
1989 Two Town Rowdy "Vaddhura Niddhara" Raj–Koti
1994 Vanitha "Ye Thalli Kannadani" A. R. Rahman
Premikudu "Muttukunte Kandipoye"
1995 Errodu "Yedari Seemalalo" Vandemataram Srinivas
1996 Gunshot "Pichi Gaali Vachi Paddadhi" S. V. Krishna Reddy
"Yedho Mamatha"
Nalla Poosalu "Dandgaa Maraka Mundhe" Vandemataram Srinivas
1997 Osi Naa Maradhala "Aha Emi Thaluku" M. M. Keeravani
1998 Suryavamsam "Rojave Chinni"(Male) S. A. Rajkumar
Suswagatham "Happy Happy"
1999 Alludugaaru Vachcharu "Chali Chalani" M. M. Keeravani
2000 Nuvve Kavali "Anaganaga Aakasham" Koti
Sri Srimati Satyabhama "Neeli Neeli Meghala" S. V. Krishna Reddy
2001 Prema Sandhadi "Karanamagri Pakkintiloni" Koti
2002 Baba "Rajyama Sanyasama" A. R. Rahman
Neetho "Dil Dil Dil" Vidhya Sagar
Neetho Cheppalani "Ammaye Orakanta" Koti
Vooru Manadhira "Naa Chelli Chandramma"


Filmography as actorEdit

.Nakashatangal- As Neighbour- Directed by Hariharan [7]

.Travancore Lodge -As Narayanan Nair- Directed by VK Prakash [8]

AwardsEdit

National Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards
  • 1972 – Best Male Play Back Singer for the song "Suprabhatham" in the film Pani Theeratha Veedu
  • 1978 – Best Male Play Back Singer for the song "Ragam Sreeragam" in the film Bandhanam
  • 1999 – Best Male Play Back Singer for the song "Prayam Nammil" in the film Niram
  • 2004 – Best Male Play Back Singer for the song "Neeyoru Puzhayaay" in the film Thilakkam
  • 2015 – Best Male Play Back Singer for the songs "Njaan Oru Malayali", "Malarvaka Kombathu", "Sharadambaram" in the films Jilebi, Ennum Eppozhum, Ennu Ninte Moideen
  • 2020 – J. C. Daniel Award for his outstanding contributions to Malayalam cinema[2]
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
Asianet Film Awards
Other awards

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Pradeep, K. (4 June 2011). "Evergreen voice". The Hindu.
  2. ^ a b "J.C. Daniel Award for P. Jayachandran". The Hindu. 13 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "family". www.jayachandransite.com. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Frames".
  6. ^ "First song of the legendary composer A.R.Rahman".
  7. ^ See photos and other info about the cast on Google https://g.co/kgs/qoAhdz
  8. ^ "trivandrum lodge malayalam movie cast - Google Search". www.google.com. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  9. ^ "Swaralaya Kairali Yesudas Award". thiraseela.com. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  10. ^ "Third Harivarasanam Award for Jayachandran". The New Indian Express. 18 August 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2020.

External linksEdit