Vijay Yesudas (Born: 23rd March, 1979) is an Indian classical musician and playback singer from Chennai. He is known for his work predominantly in the south Indian film Industry, especially Malayalam, and Tamil films as well as in other Indian Languages such as Telegu, Kannada, and Hindi.
Vijay is the son of prominent singer K.J. Yesudas and the grandson of stage singer Augustine Joseph. His mother’s name is Prabha, and he is the second son of the family. He studied in Chennai until the 9th grade and moved to the US for further studies. He graduated from the University of Miami with a B.A in Music.
Vijay Yesudas started learning Carnatic music in early 2000. He is popular for his songs with composer
Yuvan Shankar Raja in Tamil Cinema. He has worked with various composers including Dakshinamoorthy Swami, Ilaiyaraja, A.R Rahman, Raveendran, Hamsalekha, Deva Ouseppachan, Vidyasagar, Manu Sarma, Keeravani and Mohan Sitara, along with new generation composers such as
Karthik Raja, M. Jayachandran, Sabesh Murali,
Harris Jayaraj and Deepak Dev.
Vijay is a popular singer in Tamil and Malayalam. He made his debut as a singer in the Malayalam film Millenium Stars (2000). As of today, he has sung about 178 Malayalam and 118 Tamil songs. In the year 2002, Yesudas met Dharshana at a Valentines Day music concert in Dubai. They got married in 2007. They have a daughter named Ameya.