K.J. Yesudas

Kattassery Joseph Yesudas (born January 10, 1940) is one of the most eminent Indian classical musicians and leading Playback singer of film songs in many Indian languages.

K.J. Yesudas was born in Fort Kochi, Kerala to Augustine Joseph and Elizabeth Joseph. His father, who was his first guru (teacher), was a well-known Malayalam classical musician and stage actor of his time. He joined the Music Academy in Thrippunithura and won a gold medal for music at a local competition in Fort Kochi at age seven.

He was trained by Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar who was one of the senior most performers of the time in Classical Music, and this training, abruptly cut short by the guru’s demise in 1974, still stood him in good stead. Although a Carnatic expert he also learned Hindustani Music.His voice lends itself well to both Indian classical, devotional and popular songs. He has recorded more than 40,000 songs for many languages including Hindi,Malayalam,Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali, Gujarati, Oriya, Marathi, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tulu, Russian, Arabic, Latin and English through his long career.In his haydays, he was known as the Jim Reeves of South India. Fans term his voice as nothing short of “divine”.

Filmography :

Music Department :

1. Kangaroo (2007) (playback singer)
2. Chocolate (2007) (playback singer)
3. Chess (2006/I) (playback singer)
4. Vadakkum Nathan (2006) (playback singer)
5. Rasathanthram (2006) (playback singer)
6. Madhuchandralekha (2006) (playback singer)
7. Chandrolsavam (2005) (playback singer)
8. Thommanum Makkalum (2005) (playback singer)
9. The Campus (2005) (playback singer)
10. Deepangal Sakshi (2005) (playback singer)
11. Five Fingers (2005) (playback singer)
12. Raam (2005) (playback singer)
13. Kaazhcha (2004) (playback singer)
14. Jalolsavam (2004) (playback singer)
15. Vajram (2004) (playback singer)
16. Agninakshathram (2004) (playback singer)
17. Pattanathil Sundaran (2003) (playback singer)
18. Ammakilikkoodu (2003) (playback singer)
19. Hariharan Pillai Happy Aanu (2003) (playback singer)
20. Pattalam (2003) (playback singer)
21. Swapnam Kondu Thulabharam (2003) (playback singer)
22. Chronic Bachelor (2003) (playback singer)
23. Julie Ganapathy (2003) (playback singer)
24. Kalyanaraman (2002) (playback singer)
25. Meesha Madhavan (2002) (playback singer)
26. Bamboo Boys (2002) (playback singer)
27. Krishna Gopalkrishna (2002) (playback singer)
28. Mazhathullikkilukkam (2002) (playback singer)
29. Pranyamanithooval (2002) (playback singer)
30. Valkannadi (2002) (playback singer)
31. Ishtam (2001) (playback singer)
32. Sundrapurushan (2001) (playback singer)
33. Theerthadanam (2001) (playback singer)
34. Ravanaprabhu (2001) (playback singer)
35. Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka (2001) (playback singer)
36. Akasthile Paravakal (2001) (playback singer)
37. Ee Parakkum Thalika (2001) (playback singer)
38. Karumadikkuttan (2001) (playback singer)
39. Saivar Thirumeni (2001) (playback singer)
40. Thenkasipattanam (2000) (playback singer)
41. Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000) (playback singer)
42. Arayannegalude Veedu (2000) (playback singer)
43. Bharathi (2000) (playback singer)
44. Dada Sahib (2000) (playback singer) (as Yesudas)
45. Devadoothan (2000) (playback singer)
46. Valliettan (2000) (playback singer)
47. Ezhupunna Tharakan (1999) (playback singer)
48. Mazhavillu (1999) (playback singer)
49. Thachiledathu Chundan (1999) (playback singer)
50. Udayapuram Sulthan (1999) (playback singer)
51. Vazhunnor (1999) (playback singer)
52. Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal (1999) (playback singer)
53. Chitrashalabham (1998) (playback singer)
54. Daya (1998) (playback singer)
55. Elavamkodu Desam (1998) (playback singer)
56. Grama Panchayath (1998) (playback singer)
57. Kanmadam (1998) (playback singer)
58. Mangalya Pallakku (1998) (playback singer)
59. Mayajalam (1998) (playback singer)
60. Daud: Fun on the Run (1997) (playback singer) (as Yesudas)
61. Hitler (1997) (playback singer)
62. Aniyathi Pravu (1997) (playback singer)
63. Bhoopathi (1997) (playback singer)
64. The Car (1997) (playback singer)
65. Churam (1997) (playback singer)
66. Gajaraja Manthram (1997) (playback singer)
67. Kadhanayakan (1997) (playback singer)
68. Kalyana Uniikal (1997) (playback singer)
69. Kottapurathe Koottukudumbam (1997) (playback singer)
70. Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu (1997) (playback singer)
71. Lelam (1997) (playback singer)
72. Manasam (1997) (playback singer)
73. Newspaper Boy (1997) (playback singer)
74. Oral Mathram (1997) (playback singer)
75. Superman (1997) (playback singer)
76. Daayraa (1996) (playback singer)
77. Aayiram Naavulla Ananthan (1996) (playback singer)
78. Sreekaram (1996) (playback singer)
79. Kalyana Sowgandhikam (1996) (playback singer)
80. Man of the Match (1996) (playback singer)
81. Patanayakan (1996) (playback singer)
82. Sallapam (1996) (playback singer)
83. Oru Abihibhashakante Case Diary (1995) (playback singer)
84. Kakkakum Poochakkum Kalyanam (1995) (playback singer)
85. Kusruthikaatu (1995) (playback singer)
86. Maanthrikam (1995) (playback singer)
87. Mannar Mathai Speaking (1995) (playback singer)
88. Pai Brothers (1995) (playback singer)
89. Puthukottyile Puthu Manavalan (1995) (playback singer)
90. Sadaram (1995) (playback singer)
91. Sogasu Chooda Tharamaa! (1995) (playback singer)
92. Tom & Jerry (1995) (playback singer)
93. Vishnu (1994) (playback singer)
94. Bheesmacharya (1994) (playback singer)
95. Pavithram (1994) (playback singer)
96. Pingami (1994) (playback singer)
97. Sarigamalu (1994) (playback singer)
98. Vadhu Doctoranu (1994) (playback singer)
99. Padheyam (1993) (playback singer)
100. Kilipetchu Ketkava (1993) (playback singer)
101. Aayirappara (1993) (playback singer)
102. Aagneyam (1993) (playback singer)
103. Akashadoothu (1993) (playback singer)
104. Bhagyavan (1993) (playback singer)
105. Customs Diary (1993) (playback singer)
106. Ekalavyan (1993) (playback singer)
107. Journalist (1993) (playback singer)
108. Samagamam (1993) (playback singer)
109. Venkalam (1993) (playback singer)
110. Vietnam Colony (1993) (playback singer)
111. Mahanagaram (1992) (playback singer)
112. Aayushkalam (1992) (playback singer)
113. Adharam (1992) (playback singer)
114. Champakkulam Thachan (1992) (playback singer)
115. Ente Ponnu Thampuran (1992) (playback singer)
116. Malootty (1992) (playback singer)
117. My Dear Muthachan (1992) (playback singer)
118. Pandu Pandoru Rajakumari (1992) (playback singer)
119. Peddarikam (1992) (playback singer)
120. Soorya Gayathri (1992) (playback singer)
121. Neelagiri (1991) (playback singer)
122. Ganamela (1991) (playback singer)
123. Njan Gandharvan (1991) (playback singer)
124. Parallel College (1991) (playback singer)
125. Souhrudam (1991) (playback singer)
126. Ulladakkam (1991) (playback singer)
127. Kuttettan (1990) (playback singer)
128. Alludugaru (1990) (playback singer)
129. His Highness Abdullah (1990) (playback singer)
130. Thazhvaram (1990) (playback singer)
131. Ardham (1989) (playback singer)
132. Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989) (playback singer)
133. Devadas (1989) (playback singer)
134. Galiyon Ka Badshah (1989) (playback singer)
135. Innale (1989) (playback singer)
136. Jaathakam (1989) (playback singer)
137. Puthiya Karukkal (1989) (playback singer)
138. Raja Chinna Roja (1989) (playback singer)
139. Ulsavapittennu (1989) (playback singer)
140. Unnikrishnante Adyathe Christmas (1989) (playback singer)
141. Bava Marudula Sawal (1988) (playback singer)
142. Rudra Veena (1988) (playback singer)
143. Aranyakam (1988) (playback singer)
144. Kudumba Puranam (1988) (playback singer)
145. Loose Loose Arappiri Loose (1988) (playback singer)
146. Aankiliyude Tharattu (1987) (playback singer)
147. Manivatharile Aayiram Sivarathrikal (1987) (playback singer)
148. Jaalakam (1987) (playback singer)
149. Naradhan Keralathil (1987) (playback singer)
150. Oru Minnaminunginte Nurungu Vettam (1987) (playback singer)
151. P.C. 369 (1987) (playback singer)
152. Sruthi (1987) (playback singer)
153. Thoovana Thumbigal (1987) (playback singer)
154. Vrutham (1987) (playback singer)
155. Veendum (1986) (playback singer)
156. Ee Kaikalil (1986) (playback singer)
157. Nandi Veendum Varika (1986) (playback singer)
158. Adukkan Entheluppam (1986) (playback singer)
159. Veta (1986) (playback singer)
160. Iniyum Kurukshethram (1986) (playback singer)
161. Kunjattakilikal (1986) (playback singer)
162. Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal (1986) (playback singer)
163. Panchagni (1986) (playback singer)
164. Pudhir (1986) (playback singer)
165. Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam (1986) (playback singer)
166. Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mahathyam (1986) (playback singer) (as Jesudas)
167. Sughamodevi (1986) (playback singer)
168. Sunil Vayassu 20 (1986) (playback singer)
169. Tandra Paparayudu (1986) (playback singer)
170. Vivahitare Itihile (1986) (playback singer)
171. Kathodu Kathoram (1985) (playback singer)
172. Alag Alag (1985) (playback singer)
173. Yathra (1985) (playback singer)
174. Ente Kanakkuyil (1985) (playback singer)
175. Pataal Bhairavi (1985) (playback singer)
176. Anu Bandham (1985) (playback singer)
177. Makan Ente Makan (1985) (playback singer)
178. Muhurtham Pathnonnu Muppathinu (1985) (playback singer)
179. Boeing Boeing (1985) (playback singer)
180. Haveli (1985) (playback singer) (as Yesudas)
181. Ithu Nalla Thamasa (1985) (playback singer)
182. Kaiyum Thalayum Purathidaruthu (1985) (playback singer)
183. Koodum Thedi (1985) (playback singer)
184. Mutharamkunnu P.O. (1985) (playback singer)
185. Onnanam Kunnil Oradi Kunnil (1985) (playback singer)
186. Padikkathavan (1985) (playback singer)
187. Pathamudayam (1985) (playback singer)
188. Pillai Nila (1985) (playback singer)
189. Premalekhanam (1985) (playback singer)
190. Vasantha Sena (1985) (playback singer)
191. Vellarikka Pattanam (1985) (playback singer)
192. Yaar Kasam (1985) (playback singer) (as Yesudas)
193. Phulwari (1984) (playback singer)
194. Ek Nai Paheli (1984) (playback singer)
195. Aarorumariyathe (1984) (playback singer)
196. Appunni (1984) (playback singer)
197. Arante Mulla Kochu Mulla (1984) (playback singer)
198. Athirathram (1984) (playback singer)
199. Ente Upasana (1984) (playback singer)
200. Grahasthi (1984) (playback singer)
201. Haisiyat (1984) (playback singer)
202. Inakkilly (1984) (playback singer)
203. Itha Innu Muthal (1984) (playback singer)
204. Ithiri Poove Chuvannapoove (1984) (playback singer)
205. Ivide Ingane (1984) (playback singer)
206. Koottinilamkili (1984) (playback singer)
207. Manase Ninakku Mangalam (1984) (playback singer)
208. Muthodu Muthu (1984) (playback singer)
209. Nallavanukku Nallavan (1984) (playback singer)
210. Onnanu Nammal (1984) (playback singer)
211. Oru Kochukatha Aarum Parayatha Katha (1984) (playback singer)
212. Piriyilla Naam (1984) (playback singer)
213. Poochakkoru Mookkuthi (1984) (playback singer)
214. Swanthamevide Bandhamevide (1984) (playback singer)
215. Thathamme Poocha Poocha (1984) (playback singer)
216. Jeet Hamaari (1983) (playback singer) (as K.J. Jesudoss)
217. Aa Rathri (1983) (playback singer)
218. America America (1983) (playback singer)
219. Andhaa Kanoon (1983) (playback singer)
220. Asthram (1983) (playback singer)
221. Attakkalasam (1983) (playback singer)
222. Belt Mathai (1983) (playback singer)
223. Bhookambam (1983) (playback singer)
224. Changatham (1983) (playback singer)
225. Eththanai Konam Eththanai Paarvai (1983) (playback singer)
226. Himavahini (1983) (playback singer)
227. Iniyenkilum (1983) (playback singer)
228. Karyam Nissaram (1983) (playback singer)
229. Kuyiline Thedi (1983) (playback singer)
230. Meghasandesam (1983) (playback singer)
231. Oru Mukham Pala Mukham (1983) (playback singer)
232. Pin Nilavu (1983) (playback singer)
233. Prasnam Gurutharam (1983) (playback singer)
234. Rachana (1983) (playback singer)
235. Rugma (1983) (playback singer)
236. Sadma (1983) (playback singer) (as Yesudas)
237. Zara Si Zindagi (1983) (playback singer)
238. Aakrosam (1982) (playback singer)
239. Alolam (1982) (playback singer)
240. Ayaash (1982) (playback singer)
241. Baawri (1982) (playback singer)
242. Chillu (1982) (playback singer)
243. John Jaffer Janardhanan (1982) (playback singer)
244. Kelkatha Shabdam (1982) (playback singer)
245. Kurukkante Kalyanam (1982) (playback singer)
246. Nireekshana (1982) (playback singer)
247. Padayottam (1982) (playback singer)
248. Ponmudy (1982) (playback singer)
249. Ponnum Poovum (1982) (playback singer)
250. Swayamvaram (1982) (playback singer)
251. Ahimsa (1981) (playback singer)
252. Thrishna (1981) (playback singer)
253. Ariyappedatha Rahasyam (1981) (playback singer)
254. Attimari (1981) (playback singer)
255. Chashme Buddoor (1981) (playback singer)
256. Kaaran (1981) (playback singer)
257. Palangal (1981) (playback singer)
258. Raaja Paarvai (1981) (playback singer)
259. Seethakoka Chilaka (1981) (playback singer)
260. Sollaathey Yaarum Keyttaal (1981) (playback singer)
261. Valarthu Mrugangal (1981) (playback singer)
262. Love in Singapore (1980) (playback singer)
263. Apne Paraye (1980) (playback singer)
264. Angaadi (1980) (playback singer)
265. Ek Baar Kaho (1980) (playback singer)
266. Karimpana (1980) (playback singer)
267. Lava (1980) (playback singer)
268. Maan Abhiman (1980) (playback singer)
269. Manjil Virinja Pookkal (1980) (playback singer)
270. Manushya Mrugam (1980) (playback singer)
271. Payal Ki Jhankaar (1980) (playback singer)
272. Sakthi (1980) (playback singer)
273. Thakara (1980) (playback singer)
274. Lahu Ke Do Rang (1979) (playback singer) (as Yesudas)
275. Raadha Aur Seeta (1979) (playback singer)
276. Griha Pravesh (1979) (playback singer) (as Yesudas)
277. Gopal Krishna (1979) (playback singer)
278. Do Ladke Dono Kadke (1979) (playback singer)
279. Aavesham (1979) (playback singer)
280. Agal Vilakku (1979) (playback singer)
281. Dada (1979) (playback singer)
282. Jeena Yahan (1979) (playback singer)
283. Jeevitam Oru Gaanam (1979) (playback singer)
284. Mamangam (1979) (playback singer)
285. Naiyya (1979) (playback singer)
286. Puthiya Velicham (1979) (playback singer)
287. Sarapanjaram (1979) (playback singer)
288. Sawan Ko Aane Do (1979) (playback singer)
289. Shikshaa (1979) (playback singer)
290. Sunayana (1979) (playback singer)
291. Trishul (1978) (playback singer)
292. Eeta (1978) (playback singer)
293. Madanolsavam (1978) (playback singer)
294. Mera Rakshak (1978) (playback singer)
295. Rathi Nirvedham (1978) (playback singer)
296. Saajan Bina Suhagan (1978) (playback singer) (as Yesudas)
297. Sone Ka Dil Lohe Ke Haath (1978) (playback singer)
298. Toote Khilone (1978) (playback singer)
299. Ulkatal (1978) (playback singer)
300. Agar… If (1977) (playback singer)
301. Alaap (1977) (playback singer)
302. Alukkoru Aasai (1977) (playback singer)
303. Anand Ashram (1977/I) (playback singer)
304. Anand Mahal (1977) (playback singer)
305. Dheepam (1977) (playback singer)
306. Do Chehere (1977) (playback singer)
307. Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye (1977) (playback singer)
308. Safed Jhoot (1977) (playback singer)
309. Swami (1977) (playback singer)
310. Aadalat (1976) (playback singer)
311. Badra Kali (1976) (playback singer)
312. Chitchor (1976) (playback singer) (as Yesudas)
313. Chhoti Si Baat (1975) (playback singer)
314. Picnic (1975) (playback singer)
315. Maravil Thirivu Sookshikkuka (1972) (playback singer)
316. Bhargavi Nilayam (1964) (playback singer)
317. Bharya (1962) (playback singer)
318. Swami Vivekananda (1955) (playback singer)

Soundtrack :

1. Kangaroo (2007) (performer: “Aaraaro Aariraaro”)
2. Chocolate (2007) (performer: “Thaamarayum Sooryanum”)
3. Arabikatha (2007) (performer: “Thirike Njaan Varumennu”)
4. Vinodayathra (2007) (“Kaiyetha Kombatho”)
5. Madhuchandralekha (2006) (performer: “Mallikapoo”, “Manasil Viriyum”)
6. Anandabhadram (2005) (performer: “Thiranurayum”)
7. Kochi Rajavu (2005) (performer: “Sooryan Neeyaneda”)
8. Thommanum Makkalum (2005) (performer: “Vattolakuda”)
9. The Campus (2005) (performer: “Kooku Kooku”, “Palnilavamma”)
10. Deepangal Sakshi (2005) (performer: “Aayiram Poo Virinjal”, “Sneha Poonkuyile”)
11. Five Fingers (2005) (performer: “Karivalayo”, “Chandanapon”)
12. Amrutham (2004) (performer: “Oh Sainaba”)
13. Thilakkam (2003) (performer: “Enikkoru Pennundu”, “Poovidarum”, “Evide”, “Veyilaliyum Munpe”)
14. Dada Sahib (2000) (performer: “Alliyambal Poove”, “Dada Sahib Varunne”, “Thaliyoor Bhagavathikku”)
15. Friends (1999) (performer: “Kadal Kaatin”, “Thankakina Ponkal”)
16. Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu (1998) (performer: “Maane Malaramban”, “Etho Nidrathan”, “Marathaka Raavil”, “Aakashathaamara”)
17. Daud: Fun on the Run (1997) (performer: “O Bhavre”)
18. Aniyathi Pravu (1997) (performer: “Ennum Ninne”, “Vennila Manappurathu”, “Oh Priye”)
19. Desadanam (1997) (performer: “Kaliveedurangiyallo”, “Engane Njan Urakkendu”, “Yathrayayi”)
20. Patanayakan (1996) (performer: “Kulirolamaay”)
21. Sallapam (1996) (performer: “Chandanacholayil”, “Ponnil Kulichu Ninnu”, “Paada Smarana Sukham”)
22. Aadyathe Kanmani (1995) (performer: “Akale Akale Neelakasham”, “Madhuvidhu Raavukale”)
23. Kakkakum Poochakkum Kalyanam (1995) (performer: “Ezhazhakumaar Poovanikalil”)
24. Sindoora Rekha (1995) (performer: “Doore Doore”, “Kalindi”, “Raavil Veena Naadam”, “Pranathosmi”, “Naadam”)
25. Vishnu (1994) (performer: “Nizhalaay Ormmakal”, “Somasamavadane”, “Panineerumaay Puzhakal)
26. Padheyam (1993) (performer: “Jwaalaamukhikal”, “Andhakaaram Anaadhadukham”, “Chanthrakaantham Kondu Naalukettu”, “Raasanilaavinu Thaarunya”)
27. Vatsalyam (1993) (performer: “Alayum Kaatin”, “Innee Kochu”)
28. Aayirappara (1993) (performer: “Yaathrayaay”, “Naattupacha Kili Penne”, “Manchaadi”, “Ellaarkkum Kittiya Sammaanam”)
29. Pravachakan (1993) (performer: “Paal Nilaavil Swayam Nanayuvaano”)
30. Venkalam (1993) (performer: “Othiri Othiri Mohangal”, “Aaraattu Kadavinkal”)
31. Mahanagaram (1992) (performer: “Manninte Punnaram Pole”)
32. Ente Ponnu Thampuran (1992) (performer: “Subhage Naamiruvarum”, “Gaandharvathinu Shruthi”, “Maaghamaasam Mallika Poo”, “Surabhila Swapnangal”)
33. Pandu Pandoru Rajakumari (1992) (performer: “Thanka Soorya Thidambu”)
34. Kankettu (1991) (performer: “Nirakodukka Muthundo”, “Gopihrudayam Nirayunnu”)
35. Uncle Bun (1991) (performer: “Kurukkuthi Kannulla”, “Idayaraaga Ramana”, “Ambilikalayoru”, “You Came To My Lonely World”)
36. His Highness Abdullah (1990) (performer: “Pramadavanam”, “Gopika Vasantham”, “Devasabhathalam”, “Tu Badi Masha Allah”)
37. Devadas (1989) (performer: “Swapnamaalini Theerathundoru”, “Poovil Ninnum”, “Ente Sundara Swapna”)
38. Kudumba Puranam (1988) (performer: “Thappo Thappo Kannaadi”)
39. Aankiliyude Tharattu (1987) (performer: “Sunithe Ninakken”, “Ente Vinnil Vidarum”)
40. Vrutham (1987) (performer: “Kodum Kattilengo”, “Asuresa Thaalam”, “Sirakalil Swayam”)
41. Ithu Nalla Thamasa (1985) (performer: “Ithu Nalla Thamaasha”)
42. Itha Innu Muthal (1984) (“Vellaambal Pookkunna”)
43. Oru Mukham Pala Mukham (1983) (performer: “Oru sneha vaaridhipole”, “Thoomanjin thooval veesi”)
44. Sandhyakku Virinja Poovu (1983) (performer: “Bulbul Maine”, “Mizhiyil Meen Pidanju”)
45. Aakrosam (1982) (performer: “Kaadu Vittu Naattil Vanna”)
46. Padayottam (1982) (performer: “Aazhikkange Karayundo”)
47. Raktham (1981) (performer: “Ayyappantamma Neyyappam Chuttu”, “Manjil Chekkerum Makara Pen Pakshi”, “Sukham Oru Greeshmam”)
48. Kazhukan (1979) (performer: “Enthinee Jeevitha Vishayam”)
49. Swami (1977) (performer: “Ka Karoon Sajani”)
50. Hiridhayam Oru Kshethram (1976) (performer: “Oru Devan Vazhum”, “Mangalam Nerunnu Njaan”)

Composer :

1. Abhinayam (1981)

Self :

1. Nandanam (2002) …. Himself

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