Jolly Abraham is an Indian singer. He sings for Malayalam movies. He has also acted in a few movies. Jolly Abraham was born in Kochi, Kerela, India. He graduated from a college in Cochin called Sacred Heart College, Thevara. He is B.Sc. in Botany. In 1974, he started working for a recording company which produces Christian devotional songs called HMV in Chennai. It was his first break as a singer. He sang two songs along with Padmabhushan K.J. Yesudas.
He continued working at HMV and became an Assistant Recording Officer. His first movie break was in Chattambi Kalyani. He sang a song named Jayikkanai Janichavan Naan. The director of the movie, Shree. Shreekumaran Thambi was the one who gave Jolly his first break in movies. He worked with music directors like Saleel Chowdhry, Messrs. M.S. Viswanathan, A.T. Ummer, G.Dearajan, Johnson, Shyam,
, Kannoor Rajan, and Ravindran. He became very famous due to his voice in a very short time.
He also sang for a few Tamil movies. His first Tamil movie break was in the movie, Vanakkathukuriya directed by Mellisai Mannar M.S. Viswanathan. The song name was Adiyenai Paramma. He continued to work for M.S.V. for certain Tamil movies. The song, Rajnigandhi from the movie Panchami was certainly a super hit. His voice in the song Meena Reena Seetha Geetha from the movie Oruthalai Ragam became very well known. He then worked for music directors like T.G.Lingappa, Sri. Rajan Nagendra, V.Kumar,
, Shivaji Raja, Gunasingh, S.P.Venkatesh, etc. for different languages like Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, etc.
He also has learnt Carnatic music. He learned Carnatic music from renowned Sri.Kumbalam Baburaj and Sri.Natesa Bhaghavadhar. He later learned from the student of Sri.G.N.Balasubramaniam, Sri.R.M.Sundaram. He sang over 600 songs for movies in multiple languages like Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, and Kanada. He established a recording studio in Chennai in the year 1991, called Rohith Recording Studios. Also, he created an audio company which was named, Rohith Recording Company. He started releasing devotional songs under his banner.
His recording company was the debut company to release all Christian video album called Ekkalam in the Tamil language. Jolly has also done various concerts all over the world. He first performed devotional songs in Switzerland and USA in the year 1997. He also performed in various gulf countries covering all major cities around the world. He is also associated with a group that sings devotional songs called ‘Hosanna.’ He also has received few awards for his songs and devotional contribution.