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M. Jayachandran
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Jayachandran at University of Kerala, Kariavattom Campus in 2013
Background information
Birth nameJayachandran Madhusoodanan Nair
Also known asM J
Born (1971-06-14) 14 June 1971 (age 51), Trivandrum, Kerala
Origin Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Occupation(s)Music director, playback singer
Years active1993–present

Madhusoodanan Jayachandran is an Indian composer, singer, and musician. He has won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director for a record number of nine times. In 2005, he also won the state award for best male singer. In 2015, he won the National Film Award for Best Music Direction for the film Ennu Ninte Moideen . He has composed music for 126 films.



Jayachandran was born on June 14, 1971 at Thiruvananthapuram. [1] [2] He began learning Carnatic music at the age of 5 under Attingal Harihara Iyer and later under Perumbavoor G. Raveendranath. [3] Thereafter, he was a student of Neyyattinkara Mohanachandran for 18 years. [3] He won the Carnatic vocal competition at the Kerala University youth festival four times in a row from 1987 to 1990. [3] He completed his graduation in Electrical Engineering from TKM College of Engineering and College of Engineering, Trivandrum.

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. [3] In 1995, he became an independent music director through the film Chantha . [3]

Pacha panam thathe song sung by music director M. Jayachandran

Personal life

Jayachandran is the younger among the two sons of late Madhusoodanan Nair (d. 2014) and late Vijaya Nair (d. 2009), born on 14 June 1971. He has an elder brother named Prakash Chandran. He worked at Asianet before taking up full-time music direction. [3] He married Priya on 12 November 1995, and has two sons. [4] He has been on the judging panel of musical reality shows in Malayalam television.


2021 Pathonpatham Noottandu Upcoming Movie
2020 Sufiyum Sujatayum Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
2019 Mamangam
2018 Odiyan
Ente Mezhuthiri Athazhangal
2017 Pullikkaran Staraa
Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol
Kambhoji Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
2015 Ennu Ninte Moideen National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Malayalam
Nirnnayakam Song composer only
2014 Cousins
2013 Kadhaveedu
Radio Jockey
Pattam Pole
Up & Down - Mukalil Oralundu
Celluloid Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Malayalam
Kammath & Kammath
2012 Trivandrum Lodge
Aan Piranna Veedu
No. 66 Madhura Bus
Mallu Singh
Ezham Suryan
2011 Swapna Sanchari
Pranayam Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Malayalam
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
Karayilekku Oru Kadal Dooram Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
Four Friends
Oru Small Family
April Fool
PSC Balan
Happy Husbands
2009 Robin Hood
Bharya Onnu Makkal Moonnu
Ivar Vivahitharayal
Kancheepurathe Kalyanam
Orkkuka Vallappozhum
Makante Achan
Katha, Samvidhanam: Kunchacko
Nammal Thammil
Samastha Keralam PO
Kaval NilayamTamil
I G Inspector General
2008 De Ingottu Nokkiye
Parthan Kanda Paralokam
Madampi Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
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
Bus Conductor
Bada Dosth
AnnorikkalGuest composer
2005Boy Friend
Lokanathan I.A.S
Gomathi Nayagam Tamil film
Paranju Theeratha Visheshangal
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
Youth Festival
Kanninum Kannadikkum
Two Wheeler
2003 Gaurisankaram Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
Asianet Film Award for Best Music Director
Savithriyude Aranjanam
Pakalppooram Guest composer
2001 Bharthavudyogam
Sathyameva Jayathe
Naranathu Thampuran
Samana Thalam
1996 Rajaputhran
1995 Chantha

Albums (non-film)


TV Shows as Judge

TV serials as Music Director


National Film Awards:


Kerala State Film Awards:

Kerala Film Critics Association Awards

Asianet Film Awards:

Filmfare Awards South

Asiavision Awards

Mirchi Music Awards South

Asianet Television Awards

Vijay Television Awards

Mazhavil Mango Award

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