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Sunday, 15 October 2017

K. J. Yesudas Family Marriage Wife Photos Biography Profile Biodata Age Height Details

 K. J. Yesudas  Family Marriage Wife Photos Biography Profile Biodata Age Height Details

Name K. J. Yesudas
Date of Birth: 10-01-1940
Age: 78
Father Augustine Joseph
 Mother Elizabeth
Wife:Prabha Yesudas
Occupation Playback Singer

Kattassery Joseph Yesudas (born January 10, 1940) is an Indian musician and singer of films. Yesudas sings classical, devoted and cinematographic Indian songs. He has recorded more than 100,000 songs in a number of Indian languages ​​as well as Russian, Arabic, Latin and English over a career spanning more than five decades. He played in most Indian languages ​​except Assamese, Konkani and Kashmiri. He also composed a number of Malayalam movie songs in the 1970s and 1980s. Yesudas is affectionately called Gana Gandharvan (The Celestial Singer). He is considered a cultural icon of the Malayalam language - as well as his ethnic group scattered around the world - due in large part to the fact that his songs have been deeply rooted in the minds of Malayalam speakers for five decades
Yesudas has won seven times the National Award for Best Male Singer, seven times the Filmfare Awards, and the State Award for Best Playback Singer forty-three times, rewarded by the state governments of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal. He received Padma Shri in 1975, Padma Bhushan in 2002 and Padma Vibhushan (second civilian prize in 2017) by the Indian government for his contribution to the arts. In 2011, Yesudas received the CNN-IBN Outstanding Achievement Award having recorded more than 20,000 songs in a career of five decades. In 2006, he sang 16 film songs in four languages ​​of South India the same day at AVM Studio, Chennai


K.J. Yesudas was born in Fort Kochi, in the ancient kingdom of Cochin, into a Roman Catholic Roman Catholic family in late Augustin Joseph and the late Elizabeth Joseph. His father, who was a famous Malayalam musician and actor, was his first guru. Yesudas was the eldest of five children, followed by three younger brothers and a younger sister. He began his academic music training at R.L.V. Academy of Music, Thrippunithura. Later, he studied at Swathi Thirunal College of Music, Thiruvananthapuram under the tutelage of the late carnatic music maestro Sh. K.R. Kumaraswamy Iyer and the late Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer but was unable to complete his studies due to financial constraints. For a brief period, he was with Sri Vechur Harihara Subramania Iyer, after which he followed an advanced training of Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar. He completed the Ganabooshanam course at R.L.V. Music Academy, Thripunithura, Cochin and studied at the Sree Swathithirunal Academy of Music, Trivandrum under the tutelage of late carnatic music maestro Sh. K.R.Kumaraswamy Iyer. In 2011, Yesudas completed his 50 years as a playback singer.

Private life

Yesudas is married to Prabha. They have three sons, Vinod, Vijay and Vishal. Their second son, Vijay Yesudas, is a musician who won the Kerala State Best Film Award in 2007 and 2013.

A statue of Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar sponsored by Yesudas in the gramma of Chembai (village of Kottayi) in Palakkad; next to the house of Bhagavatar.
The great message of Sree Narayana Guru, "A religion and a God for all mankind", influenced the young Yesudas in his relations with his fellow men. He had his own heroes among the musicians too. Mohammed Rafi, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar and Balamurali Krishna are the ones he admires the most. Yesudas visited the temple Kollur Mookambika, Kollur, Karnataka to sing the songs of Saraswati devi, the goddess of knowledge, music and the arts. The music festival began at its 60th anniversary in 2000. The nine-day music festival begins every January at Kollur Mookambika Temple. On Sunday 10 January 2010, he celebrated his 70th birthday (Sapthathi) at the Kollur Sri Mookambika temple with Sangeetharchana (classical devotional songs), as well as 70 singers before the goddess Mookambika. The Sangeetharchana included "Pancharatna Gayana" of the poems of Thyagaraja. He also participated in the Vidyarambha function. All Indian radio broadcasted the special Sangeetharchana throughout Kerala. Yesudas also has many songs dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, including the hit song "Harivarasanam". In 2002, during Marad Massacare, he visited the square with veteran poet Sugathakumari and led classes against violence. Harivarasanam, a musical version of devotional singing composed by G. Devarajan, recited before closing the temple at Sabarimala was sung by Yesudas. Although there have been many different interpretations of this song by several renowned singers, Sabarimala officially uses the voice of Yesudas for Harivarasanam every day.


1965 Kavyamela
1966 Kayamkulam Kochunni
1966 Anarkali
1973 Achaani Prem Nazir
1977 Nirakudam
1977 Harshabashpam
1980 Saranam Ayyappa
1981 Pathira Sooryan
2002 Nandanam
2005 Boyy Friend
2012 Theruvu Nakshatrangal


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