Jayachandran

Jayachandran was born in ‘Bhadralayam’, Ravipuram, Ernakulam, and later his family moved to Irinjalakkuda. He began to learn the essence of Mridangam at a young age. He began to sing devotional songs in churches at the age of 8. The famous Malayalam film comedy actor, Innocent Vincent, was his classmate during his school days.

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 Light Music Singer as well as best Mridamgist award in the same year.

Jayachandran got his first state award in 1972 for the song “Suprabhatham…” for the film “Panitheeratha Veedu”. Its music was done by Sree M.S. Viswanathan. The year 1978 brought him another state award. The song was” Ragam Sreeragam” for the film “Bandhanam” and the music director was M.B.Sreenivasan. He received a prestigious national award in 1985 for “Sivasankara Sarva Saranya Vibho…”, a Gurusthuthi song for the film “Sree Narayana Guru”. The song “Prayam Nammil…” from the film Niram ” brought him a third state award in 1998.

Filmography :

  1. Thanmathra (2005) (playback singer)
  2. Rappakal (2005) (playback singer)
  3. Chandrolsavam (2005) (playback singer)
  4. Thommanum Makkalum (2005) (playback singer)
  5. Jalolsavam (2004) (playback singer)
  6. Vajram (2004) (playback singer)
  7. Ammakilikkoodu (2003) (playback singer)
  8. Hariharan Pillai Happy Aanu (2003) (playback singer)
  9. Melvilasam Sariyanu (2003) (playback singer)
  10. Pattalam (2003) (playback singer)
  11. Chronic Bachelor (2003) (playback singer)
  12. Mullavalliyum Thenmavum (2003) (playback singer)
  13. Baba (2002) (playback singer)
  14. Mazhathullikkilukkam (2002) (playback singer)
  15. Valkannadi (2002) (playback singer)
  16. Akasthile Paravakal (2001) (playback singer)
  17. Karumadikkuttan (2001) (playback singer)
  18. Saivar Thirumeni (2001) (playback singer)
  19. Arayannegalude Veedu (2000) (playback singer)
  20. Dada Sahib (2000) (playback singer)
  21. Nuvve Kavali (2000) (playback singer)
  22. Valliettan (2000) (playback singer)
  23. Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal (1999) (playback singer)
  24. Pai Brothers (1995) (playback singer)
  25. May Madham (1994) (playback singer)
  26. Ponvilangu (1993) (playback singer)
  27. Souhrudam (1991) (playback singer)
  28. Kuruppinte Kanakku Pustakom (1990) (playback singer)
  29. Rajavazhcha (1990) (playback singer)
  30. Simon Peter Ninakku Vendi (1988) (playback singer)
  31. Oru Sindoora Pottinte Ormaykku (1987) (playback singer)
  32. Ullam Kavarntha Kalvan (1987) (playback singer)
  33. Vazhiyorakkazhchakal (1987) (playback singer)
  34. Shyama (1986) (playback singer)
  35. Aappirikaavil Appu (1986) (playback singer)
  36. Karimpin Poovinakkare (1985) (playback singer)
  37. Athirathram (1984) (playback singer)
  38. Swanthamevide Bandhamevide (1984) (playback singer)
  39. Aa Rathri (1983) (playback singer)
  40. America America (1983) (playback singer)
  41. Belt Mathai (1983) (playback singer)
  42. Bhookambam (1983) (playback singer)
  43. Iniyenkilum (1983) (playback singer)
  44. Kuyiline Thedi (1983) (playback singer)
  45. Marakkillorikkalum (1983) (playback singer)
  46. Pin Nilavu (1983) (playback singer)
  47. Prasnam Gurutharam (1983) (playback singer)
  48. Aakrosam (1982) (playback singer)
  49. John Jaffer Janardhanan (1982) (playback singer)
  50. Kelkatha Shabdam (1982) (playback singer)
  51. Ponnum Poovum (1982) (playback singer)
  52. Pooviriyum Pulari (1982) (playback singer)
  53. Parvathi (1981) (playback singer)
  54. Love in Singapore (1980) (playback singer)
  55. Vilkkanundu Swapnangal (1980) (playback singer)
  56. Lava (1980) (playback singer)
  57. Manushya Mrugam (1980) (playback singer)
  58. Sakthi (1980) (playback singer)
  59. Puthiya Velicham (1979) (playback singer)
  60. Sarapanjaram (1979) (playback singer) (as P. Jayachandran)
  61. Rathi Nirvedham (1978) (playback singer)
  62. Ulkatal (1978) (playback singer)
  63. Maravil Thirivu Sookshikkuka (1972) (playback singer)

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