K. J. Yesudas Age, Wife, Family, Biography, Facts & More

K.J. Yesudas profile

Full NameKattassery Joseph Yesudas
ProfessionSinger, Composer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 72 kg
in pounds- 158 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth10 January 1940
Age (as in 2017)77 Years
Birth PlaceFort Kochi, Kingdom of Cochin
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricorn
Nationality Indian
HometownKochi, India
SchoolNot Known
CollegeSwathi Thirunal College of Music in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Educational QualificationThree-year certificate course in Music
Singing DebutPlayback (Tollywood): Attention Penne Attention from the movie- Kaalpadukal (1962)
Playback (Bollywood): Chhoti Si Baat from the movie- Chhoti Si Baat (1975)
Awards/Achievements• Won the National Award for the Best Male Playback Singer seven times.
• The Filmfare Awards five times.
• The State Award for the Best Playback Singer forty-three times.
• Honoured with the CNN-IBN outstanding achievement award having recorded over 20,000 songs in a five-decade career.
• Outstanding Achievements in Music by UNESCO.
• Honoured with Padma Shri (1975)
• Bestowed with Padma Bhushan (2002)
• Awarded Padma Vibhushan (2017)
• Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Music Industry (2024)
FamilyFather- Augustine Joseph
ugustine_Joseph father of K.J. Yesudas (Singer)
Mother- Elizabeth Joseph
Brothers- 2
Sisters- 2
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Wife/SpousePrabha Yesudas
Prabha Yesudas wife of K.J. Yesudas (Singer)
Marriage DateYear- 1970
ChildrenSons- Vinod Yesudas (president at Youth Congress)
Vinod Yesudas son of K.J. Yesudas (Singer)
Vijay Yesudas (Playback singer, actor)
vijay-yesudas_son of K.J. Yesudas (Singer)
Vishal Yesudas (Singer)
vishal-yesudas-K.J. Yesudas (Singer)
Daughter- None

K.J. Yesudas singer

Some Lesser Known Facts About K. J. Yesudas

  • Does K. J. Yesudas smoke?: Not Known
  • Does K. J. Yesudas drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • K. J. Yesudas’s  first guru was his own father, who was a well-known Malayalam classical musician and stage actor.
  • Unfortunately, he could not pursue his music studies due to financial constraints.
  • He was invited to perform in several cities of the USSR  by the Soviet Union government. He also sang a Russian song over Radio Kazakhstan.
  • He recorded the album ‘Ahimsa’ in Sanskrit, Latin, and English and in a mix of styles including new-age and Carnatic. While performing at musical concerts in the Middle East, he sang Arabic songs in Carnatic style.
  • He frequently serves as a cultural ambassador for India through his performances in one country or the other.
  • K. J. Yesudas began a campaign named ‘cross-country musical’ against terrorism in Thiruvananthapuram, with the motto of ‘Music For Peace’.
  • He has performed for Soorya Music festival for as many as 36 times.
  • K. J. Yesudas’s second son Vijay Yesudas, a musician by profession, was honoured with the Kerala State Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 2007 and 2013.
  • The temple of Sabarimala, Kerala uses K. J. Yesudas’s voice for Harivarasanam every day.