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

Vijay Yesudas
Vijay Yesudas at his house.jpg
Vijay Yesudas at his house, 2011
Background information
Birth nameVijay Yesudas Kattassery
Born (1979-03-23) 23 March 1979 (age 40)
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Playback singer
  • actor
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1999–present
LabelsSony Music India, Muzik 247
WebsiteVijay Yesudas official site

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 three Kerala State Film Awards for Best Singer for the songs "Kolakkuzhal Vili Ketto" in Nivedyam (2007), "Akaleyo Nee" in Grandmaster and "Mazhakondu Mathram" in Spirit (2012), and "Poomuthole" in Joseph (2018).[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]

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Early lifeEdit

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 lifeEdit

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]

CareerEdit

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, M. M. Keeravani, and Mohan Sitara along with the new generation composers such as Karthik Raja, M. Jayachandran, Sabesh Murali, Harris Jayaraj, G. V. Prakash Kumar, 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.

AwardsEdit

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

Telugu discographyEdit


Year Film Songs Composer
2002 Neetho "Pannendintiki" Vidhya Sagar
2003 ShivaPutrudu "Adigo Avineeti" Ilaiyaraaja
"Evaridi Evaridi"
"Okate Jananam"
Manasantha "Teeyanidi Teeranidi"
"Nee Kalle"
Seetayya "Samayaniki" M. M. Keeravani
2004 Naa Autograph "Nuvvante Pranamani" M. M. Keeravani
Dosth "Nee Chupu" Koti
2006 Sri Ramadasu "Allah" M. M. Keeravani
"Ye Teeruga"
Tata Birla Madhyalo Laila "Puvvai Pova Cheliya" M. M. Srilekha
2007 Dubai Seenu "Kanya Raasi" Mani Sharma
Anumanaspadam "Ninnu Vethiki Vethiki" Ilaiyaraaja
Sunny "Ningilo Neelima"
Shivaji "Sahara" A. R. Rahman
2008 Mallepuvvu "Chirugali" Ilaiyaraaja
Bheema "Rangu Rangamma" Harris Jayaraj
Pandurangadu "Premavalambanam" M. M. Keeravani
2009 Ajantha "Raave" Ilaiyaraaja
"Raave Swarama"
Aa Okkadu "Vuruko Manasa" Mani Sharma
Taj Mahal "Chellani Premaku" M. M. Srilekha
Raju Maharaju "Mamatala Kovela" Chakri
Joy "Megham Madhuram" Vidhya Sagar
2010 Kalayanram Kathi "Jai Jai Ram" Mani Sharma
Yuganiki Okkadu "Singarinchina" G. V. Prakash Kumar
"Daachindi Manne"
"Mammalni Paalinchi"
Lava Kusa: The Warrior Twins "Niliche Sathyam" L. Vaidyanathan
1977 "Oke Oka" Vidhya Sagar
2013 Kadali "Chitti Jaabili" A. R. Rahman
Dalam "Yetellinaa" James Vasanthan
2014 Legend "Nee Kanti Choopullo" Devi Sri Prasad
Govindudu Andarivadele "Bavagari Choope" Yuvan Shankar Raja
Erra Bus "Ontariga Nuvvunte" Chakri
"Aakashana"
2015 Tommy "Aakasham Pampinda" Chakri
"Nuvve Kanipinchaka"
2016 Kalyana Vaibhogame "Evaru Neevu" Kalyani Malik
Manyam Puli "Muvvalane Navvinche" Gopi Sundar
Oka Manasu "Hrudayama Kalusuko" Sunil Kashyap
Premam "Evare" Rajesh Murugesan
2017 Shatamanam Bhavati "Shatamanam Bhavati" Mickey J. Meyer
Sriramudinta Srikrishnudanta "Adugutho Aduge" Naresh Penta
Nene Raju Nene Mantri "Radhamma Radhamma" Anup Rubens
2018 Jai Simha "Anaganaga Anaganaga" Chirantan Bhatt
Nela Ticket "Chuttu Janam" Shaktikanth Karthik
Shailaja Reddy Alludu "Pelli Pandiri" Gopi Sundar
Bhairava Geetha "Bhagavad Geetha" Ravi Shankar
Ala "Ala Loni" Srinivas Sharma Rani
Sathya Gang "Yevaru Chesina Papam" Prabhas
2019 Guna 369 "Manasukidi Garalam" Chaitanya Bharadwaj

Malayalam discographyEdit

Year Film Songs Composer
2012 Spirit "Mazhakondu Mathram" Shahabaz Aman
2019 Rakshapurushan "Parayu Engu Nee" Jibin George Sebastian
2019 Vijay Superum Pournamiyum "Etho Mazhayil", "Pakalaay" Prince George

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FilmographyEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A year in which the world was his oyster". OnManorama. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Vijay Yesudas all set to debut as an actor". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  3. ^ Nagarajan, Saraswathy (22 February 2013). "Vijay Yesudas scores high with 'Akaleyo nee'". Retrieved 19 June 2019 – via www.thehindu.com.
  4. ^ "Shreya Ghoshal, Vijay Yesudas win Filmfare Best Playback Singers' Award! - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Best Male Playback Siger Award from NAFA in 2016". Archived from the original on 20 July 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  6. ^ "Vijay Yesudas shines alongside Dhanush in 'Maari' trailer". Retrieved 23 June 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. ^ Sathish, V. M. (5 November 2013). "Mammotty, Kavya Madhavan bag Asiavision awards". Emirates24-7. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  10. ^ "16th Ujala Asianet Film Awards 2014 Winners List". ww.metromatinee.com. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  11. ^ "Chitra Vijay Win Cera Big Malayalam Music Award". www.canindia.com. Archived from the original on 13 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  12. ^ "From Hollywood to Mollywood". News24hours.

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