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K. J. Yesudas Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : January 10, 2023

Short Biography

K. J. Yesudas was born on 10-01-1940 in Fort Kochi in the state of Kerala, India. He is an Indian Musician, Playback Singer, Singer, Composer, Music Producer & Film Actor who is best known for his work in Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu films.

Other Name: Kattassery Joseph Yesudas, Gana Gandharvan Dasettan
Other Professions: Playback Singer Singer Composer Music Producer Film Actor
Appearance: Malayalam Bollywood Kannada Tamil Telugu

K. J. Yesudas Complete Bio & Career

Born as Kattassery Joseph Yesudas, KJ Yesudas is a musician and playback singer from India. He has recorded over 100,000 songs in several languages including Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, and Kannada as well as Latin, Russian, and Arabic in a career that spans over five decades.

His father was his first Music teacher. He studied music at RLV Music Academy and later joined SwathiThirunal College of Music. His first popular song was ‘JaathiBhedamMathaDwesham’, recorded in 1961. He gained immense popularity with the song ‘Attention Penne Attention’. He gave hit songs for the composers like G Devarajan, MS Baburaj in Malayalam industry. He also did his first Tamil recording for S Balachander. Yesudas was invited by Soviet Union Government for concerts, where he also sang a Russian song over Radio Kazakhstan. He was appointed as the Chief of Kerala SangeethaNataka Academy in 1971, making him the youngest to occupy the position. His first Bollywood song was recorded for ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ in 1971. His greatest Bollywood hits came with the movie ‘Chitchor’ in 1976. He was awarded an Honorary Award for Outstanding Achievements in Music and Peace by UNESCO in 1999. He has been a cultural ambassador for Carnatic music as he sings Latin and Arabic songs in Carnatic style.

He was awarded Padma Shri award in 1977, and Padma Bhushan in 2002, and Padma Vibhushan in 2017 by Government of India. He is fondly called ‘GanaGandharvan’.He has bagged the National Award for Best Male Playback Singer for seven times. He has received the Filmfare Award five times and State Film Award for Best Playback Singer for about 43 times. He recorded 16 film songs of four South Indian Languages on the same day at a studio in Chennai. 

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Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 1975 Arts
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2002 Arts
Padma Vibhushan Civilian Award 2017 Arts

K. J. Yesudas Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Kattassery Augustine Joseph
Mother Elizabeth Joseph
Sisters Jayamma, Pushpa
Brothers Mani, Babu, Antony, Justin
Wife Prabha (01-02-1970)
Sons Vinod Yesudas, Vijay Yesudas, Vishal Yesudas

He was born to an Indian Musician Kattassery Augustine Joseph & Elizabeth Joseph. He has six siblings include two sisters named Jayamma, Pushpa and four brothers named Mani, Babu, Antony, Justin. His sister Pushpa and his brother Babu died at their young age, and his brother Justin died at the age of 62 in Feb 2020. He married Prabha on 01-02-1970 and together they have three sons named Vinod Yesudas, Vijay Yesudas and Vishal Yesudas. Vijay Yesudas is a famous playback singer & film actor.

Life's Important Dates Of K. J. Yesudas

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Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Kochi
Nationality Indian
Religion Christian
Address Dr. K.J. Yesudass Audio & Visuals Corporation Limited
No.9, ( Old No. 5 ) Venkata Swamy Street, Santhome,
Chennai - 600 004 (Tamil Nadu)
School St. Sebastian's High School, Palluruthy, Kochi
College RLV College of Music and Fine Arts, Ernakulam
Swathi Thirunal College of Music, Thiruvananthapuram
Qualification Certificate Course in Music
Hobbies Reading
Marital Status Married
Debut Jaathi Bhedam Matha Dwesham - 14-11-1961
Bollywood - Jaaneman Jaaneman Tere Do Nayan Song of the film Choti Si Baat (1976)
Salary N/A
Net Worth $70 Million
Official Website http://drkjyesudas.com
Contact Numer Phone No. 044-24613524 & 044-24612028


Favorite Color White
Favorite Singer Mohammed Rafi , Lata Mangeshkar
Favorite Place USA

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About K. J. Yesudas

  • He gave his voice to Hindi film 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan'.
  • He had his own heroes among the musicians too. Mohammed Rafi, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar and Balamurali Krishna are the ones he admires the most.
  • He was bestowed with the Honorary award for "Outstanding Achievements in Music and Peace" by UNESCO.
  • He also owns estates in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA and Flower Mound, TX, USA for personal and business reasons.

K. J. Yesudas Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

83 years, 4months, 26 days old age K. J. Yesudas will turn 84 on 10 January, 2024. Only 7 months, 4 days, 16 hours,27 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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