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K.J. Yesudas Poster

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Date of Birth 10 January 1940Fort Cochin, Kerala, India
Birth Name(Dr.) Kattassery Joseph Yesudas
Nickname Dasettan

Mini Bio (1)

K.J. Yesudas was born on January 10, 1940 in Fort Cochin, Kerala, India as (Dr.) Kattassery Joseph Yesudas. He is known for his work on Kaththi (2014), Indian (1996) and Ennu Ninte Moideen (2015). He has been married to Prabha since 1970.

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Prabha (1970 - present)

Trivia (8)

His father was Augustine Joseph Bagavathor, a well-known Malayalam classical musician and stage actor of his time. Yesudas' first Guru was his beloved father himself, who lovingly and painstakingly led him through the basic precepts of Carnatic Music while he was hardly five years old
One of the greatest South Indian musicians of all times. He is one of India's foremost exponents of classical carnatic vocal music and leading playback singer. Yesudas has sung more than 30,000 songs for thousands of Indian films in various languages.
Recipient of the Padmabhushan Award from the President of India. In 1973 the President conferred on him the title of Padmashree on the advice of the Prime Minister on Republic Day.
Has three sons, Vinod, Vijay (who is following in his father's footsteps), and Vishal.
Uncle of fashion designer Anand Jon.
The family is currently settled in Madras, India and visit Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA time and again for business reasons. [2005]
Adelaide CBD, South Australia [August 2012]
K. J. Yesudas was given a big break in the film ''Kathalikka Neramillai'' in 1964 by Vishwanathan and Ramammoorthy. Later Ramamoorthy used him for the hit song ''Vasantha Kalam Varumo'' in the film ''Marakka Mudiyuma'' in 1965.But Viswanathan started working with him again only in 1973 after a long gap at the insistence of M. G. Ramachandran in the film 'Ulagam Sutrum Valiban'. Yesudas then continued to be voice of M.G. Ramachandran in many films like in Nalai Namathe, Urmaikural, Sirithu Vazha Vendum etc., in Viswanathan's music.

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