Vijay Yesudas

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Vijay Yesudas
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Vijay at 62nd Britannia Filmfare South Awards
Background information
Born (1979-03-23) 23 March 1979 (age 42)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Playback singer
  • actor
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1999–present
Labels

Vijay Yesudas (born 23 March 1979) is an Indian playback singer and occasional film actor. He has sung over 300 film songs. Vijay works predominantly in the South Indian film industry, mostly in Tamil and Malayalam and also in Telugu,Kannada, and Bollywood. He is the son of acclaimed singer K. J. Yesudas.

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Vijay made his debut as a singer with the 2000 Malayalam film Millennium Stars , which had music composed by Vidyasagar. 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). He has also won five Filmfare Awards for Best Singer and four SIIMA Awards for Best Male Playback Singer. He made a foray into acting by playing the villain role in the Tamil film Maari (2015) and the lead role in the Tamil film Padaiveeran (2018). [1]

Early life

Vijay Yesudas was born to singer K. J. Yesudas and 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 went to the U.S. for further studies. He graduated from Florida International University with a BA in music. [2]

Career

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 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 made his playback debut in the 2000 Malayalam film Millennium Stars , on the composition of Vidyasagar. He won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer for "Kolakkuzhal Vili Ketto" in Nivedyam (2007). Vijay made his acting debut in the 2010 Malayalam film Avan . [3] In 2013, he won his second Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer for "Akaleyo Nee" in Grandmaster and "Mazhakondu Mathram" in Spirit (2012). [4] In 2015, Vijay sang "Malare" in the Malayalam film Premam , went viral among young audiences. The song was often shared soon after its video release, he also had another successful song, "Hemnathamen Kaikumbili" from Kohinoor . That year, he also acted as villain in the commercially successful Tamil film Maari . His performance received appreciation. [5] He has sung 178 Malayalam songs and 118 Tamil songs.

Personal life

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, Ammeya, and a son, Avyan. [6]

Awards

Kerala State Film Awards:

Filmfare Awards South:

IIFA Utsavam:

Nandi Awards:

South Indian International Movie Awards:

Asiavision Awards:

Asianet Film Awards:

Vanitha Film Awards:

Edison Awards (India):

North American Film Awards:

Anand TV awards:

CERA BIG Malayalam Music Awards:

Mangalam Music awards

Flowers Music awards

Discography

Telugu discography

YearFilmSongsComposer
2002 Neetho "Pannendintiki" Vidhya Sagar
2003 Abhimanyu "Prapanchame" Mani Sharma
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
2005 Abhimaani "Ragam Theese"(Male) Varikuppala Yadagiri
Sivapuram "Shashi Vadhanam" M. G. Radhakrishnan
2006 Adavi Biddalu "Gangamma Gundello" R. Narayana Murthy
Chilipi "Tajmahalu" Yuvan Shankar Raja
Sri Ramadasu "Allah" M. M. Keeravani
"Ye Teeruga"
Tata Birla Madhyalo Laila "Puvvai Pova Cheliya" M. M. Srilekha
E "Naa Swasaga" Srikanth Deva
2007 Maharadhi "Veeche Gaalulalo" Gurukiran
Dubai Seenu "Kanya Raasi" Mani Sharma
Anumanaspadam "Ninu Vethiki Vethiki" Ilaiyaraaja
Sunny "Ningilo Neelima"
Shivaji "Sahara" A. R. Rahman
Sandhya "Inkonchem"Ganesh Chakravarthy
2008 Badhradri "Gorinka" Mani Sharma
Okka Magaadu "Devadhi Deva"
Aalayam "Gudilo Challani" Koti
Mallepuvvu "Chirugali" Ilaiyaraaja
Bheema "Rangu Rangamma" Harris Jayaraj
Pandurangadu "Prema Valambanam" M. M. Keeravani
Maha Yagnam "Ayyo Idhi Amanusham" Vandemataram Srinivas
Gajendra "Challani Punnami" D. Imman
Maa Ayana Chanti Pilladu "Emandoy Sreevaru" M. M. Srilekha
2009 Ajantha "Rave Swarama"(Version l) Ilaiyaraaja
"Rave Swarama"(Version ll)
Aa Okkadu "Vuruko Manasa" Mani Sharma
Mitrudu "Aakasham Nunchi"
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
Love Journey "Punnami Punnami" Satish Chakravarthy
2013 Kadali "Chitti Jaabili" A. R. Rahman
Dalam "Yetellina" James Vasanthan
Yedalo"Raagam Yedaina"Jagadish Pamarthi
2014 Legend "Nee Kanti Choopulloki" 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 Bhavathi" Mickey J. Meyer
Sriramudinta Srikrishnudanta "Adugutho Aduge"Naresh Penta
Kaadhali "Nuvvante Nenani"Prasan Praveen Shyam
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 Dear Comrade "O Kalala Kathala"(Reprise) Justin Prabhakaran
Guna 369 "Manasukidi Garalam" Chaitan Bharadwaj
Tholu Bommalata "Goppadira Manishi"Suresh Bobbili
Aswamedham "Ganesha"Charan Arjun
Prati Roju Pandage "Chinnataname" S. Thaman
2020 Degree College "Neeve Neeve" Sunil Kashyap
Oka Chinna Viramam"Yeduruga Ranamunna"Bharath Manchiraju
Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya "Ningi Chutte" Bijibal
Asalem Jarigindhi"Ningilona Chandhamaama"Yelendhar Mahaver
Nishabdham "Ee Premante Inthey" Gopi Sundar
Middle Class Melodies "Manchidho Cheddadho"Sweekar Agasty
2021 Ninnila Ninnila "Naa Kosam" Rajesh Murugesan
"Nee Mayalo Padithe"

Malayalam discography (partial)

YearFilmSongsComposer
1987 Idanazhiyil Oru Kaalocha Karaagre VasatheV Dakshinamoorty
2000 Life Is Beautiful Kelinilaavoru PalazhiOuseppachan
Millennium Stars oh MumbaiVidyasagar
Krishna Krishna
Shravan Gange
Mahaganapatim
Dada Saheb"Thaliyoor Bhagavathike"Mohan Sithara
Indriyam "Manju Thazhvaram"Berney Ignitious
2001Aparanmar Nagarathil"Swapangalil"Sanan Nair K
2002Kaiyethum Doorathu"Vasantharavin"Ousepachan
Puthuramputhri Unniyarcha"Padam Padam"G.Devarajan
Adheena"Shishrardra"Natesh
2012Spirit"Mazhakondu Mathram"Shabaz aman
2014 Ettekaal Second "Katharamam"K Santhosh
2017 Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol "Athimara Kombile"M. Jayachandran
2019Rakshapurushan"Parayu Engu Nee"Jibin George Sebastian
2019 Vijay Superum Pournamiyum "Etho Mazhayil", "Pakalaay"Prince George
2019 Puzhikkadakan "Ponveyilin"Ranjith Meleppat
2019 A for Apple "Thottu Thottu Vidarnnu"Jerry Amaldev
2020 Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo - (Dubbed)"Samajavaragamana"S. Thaman

Kannada discography [12]

YearFilmSongsComposer
2005 Jogi "Hodi Maga" Gurukiran
2005 Nenapirali "Ajantha Ellora" Hamsalekha
2006Shubham"Love Kane" Gurukiran
2006Ravi Shastry"Hennige" Rajesh Ramanath
2007LokiJogullaRam Narayan
2007Nanna Bitu
2007 Gunavantha "Chandira O Chandira" Hamsalekha
2007 Amrutha Vaani "Jigidu Jigidu Haado"M P Naidu
2007 Aa Dinagalu "Aa Dinagalu" Ilayaraja
2007"Aa Dinagalu" (duo)
2008 Minchina Ota "Aa Moda Hani" V. Manohar
2008"Minchante Bandey"
2008"Oh Mega Hogi Baa"
2008Yuga Yugagale Sagali"Aadanga Baari" Hamsalekha
2012 Arakshaka "Kuch Kuch" Gurukiran
2013Kaveri Nagar"Bhoomili"Pradip Raj
2016 Nan Love Track "Naadu Beediyalli"Praveen
Shyam Prasanna
2017Sullyada Siri"Channakesava Swamy"
2017Dream Girl"Doora Doora Dooravadalu" V. Manohar
2019Haftha"Devare Devare"Vijay Yardley

Tamil discography

YearFilmSongsComposer
2000 Friends Rukku Rukku Ilaiyaraja
2003 Jayam Kodi Kodi Minnalkal Patnaik
2003 Kadhal Kondein Kadhal Kadhal Kadhalil Nenjam Yuvan Shankar Raja
2005 Sandakozhi Dhavanipotta Deepavali
2006 Kalvanin Kadhali Tajmahal oviya kadhal
2007 Deepavali Kadhal vaithu
2007 Chennai 600028 Un Paarvai Mele Pattal
2010 Boss Engira Bhaskaran Mama Mama
2011 Avargalum Ivargalum Idhu Oru Kadhal Vilaiyattu Srikanth Deva
2012 Nellai Santhippu Vizhigalil Udhiruthe Yugendran
2012 3 Nee Paartha Vizhigal Anirudh Ravichandran
2013 Azhagu Raja Unna Paartha Neram Thaman
2016 Bangalore Naatkal Thodakkam Mankalyam Gopi Sundar
2020 Kanni Maadam Oru VeeduHari Sai

Hindi discography

YearFilmSongsComposer
2004 Phir Milenge "Kuchh Pal" Bhavatharini
"Phir Milenge"
2006 Chup Chup Ke "Tumhi Se" Himesh Reshammiya
2007 Dhol "Bheega Aasman" Pritam
2010 Jhootha Hi Sahi "I've Been Waiting"A.R Rahman
Lava Kusa: The Warrior Twins "Satya Sanathan" L. Vaidyanathan
2019 Mamangam "Penne Thirumudi" M. Jayachandran

Filmography

YearFilmRoleDirectorLanguage
2010 Avan ApuNandan Kavil Malayalam
2015 Maari Arjun Kumar Balaji Mohan Tamil
2018 Padaiveeran MunishwaranDhanaTamil
2020 Salmon 3D Sarfarosh Shalil Kallur Multilingual

See also

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