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


Bio 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 Signature


Some Lesser Known Facts About K. J. Yesudas

  1. Does K. J. Yesudas smoke?: Not Known

  2. Does K. J. Yesudas drink alcohol?: Not Known

  3. K. J. Yesudas’s  first guru was his own father, who was a well-known Malayalam classical musician and stage actor.

  4. Unfortunately, he could not pursue his music studies due to financial constraints.

  5. 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.

  6. K. J. Yesudas has lent his voice to many leading actors in Hindi cinema including Amitabh BachchanAmol Palekar, and Jeetendra.

  7. 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.

  8. He frequently serves as a cultural ambassador for India through his performances in one country or the other.

  9. K. J. Yesudas began a campaign named ‘cross-country musical’ against terrorism in Thiruvananthapuram, with the motto of ‘Music For Peace’.

  10. He has performed for Soorya Music festival for as many as 36 times.

  11. 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.

  12. The temple of Sabarimala, Kerala uses K. J. Yesudas’s voice for Harivarasanam every day.

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