Yugendran
Born
Yugendran Vasudevan

(1976-12-20) 20 December 1976 (age 45)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
NationalitySingaporean
OccupationActor, singer
Years active1987–2013
Spouse(s)Hayma Malini
ChildrenVisashan Naarayan Yugendran

Kishan Naarayan Yugendran

Darshan Naarayan Yugendran

Yugendran (born Yugendran Vasudevan on 20 December 1976)[1] is an Indian actor and singer who has sung hundreds of songs in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.[2] He is also an occasional music director and host.

Personal life

Yugendran is the son of the late Malaysian Malayali origin Tamil language playback singer-actor Malaysia Vasudevan. He has two sisters named Pavithra and Prashanthini. Prashanthini is a Tamil playback singer as well and has sung in films such as 12B, Veyil and Vaaranam Aayiram.[3]

Yugendran performed in the Launch of a Tamil radio station in Sri Lanka called Swarna Oli in 1999, where he met his wife, Hayma Malini, a popular RJ host. His wife Hayma Malini who was born and raised in Singapore, holds an Singapore citizenship. Together they have three children, Visashan Naarayan, Kishan Kutty Naarayan and Darshan Naarayan Nair. He, his wife and children had previously resided in India, Malaysia and Singapore. They currently reside in Auckland, New Zealand and runs his own events company Rambutan Media Works NZ Limited.

Music career

Yugendran started out in the music industry as a Mridangamist and made his debut solo performance at the age of 10. His mridangam arangetram had Dr. Balamurali Krishna accompanying him on the viola and was attended by Illaiyaraja himself. His first song was for the movie Uzhavan Magan, "Senthoorave poove", where he sang the shepherd boy's voice. He went on to sing in stage shows with his father in India as well as overseas. Till the age of 14, he used to sing the female portion of the duets his father rendered on stage. After his voice broke, he went on to do solo performances in countries such as Switzerland, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia and America, even before becoming a playback singer.

Yugendran's debut as a playback singer was with the song "Pollaachi Santhaiyile" (in the film Rojavanam). This was followed by "Parthein Parthein" in the movie Parthein Rasithein. He has rendered most of the songs for Baradwaj. He has sung in the music of the Ilaiyaraaja and also the Oscar award winner A. R. Rahman and the younger music directors of today, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Sri Kanth Deva to Deva, Sirpy and Adidtyan.

Yugendran continues to sing to date, his latest being the song from Goa. He also composes music. He has composed music for Veeramum Eeramum and Balam and he did the re-recording for Aghatiyan's movie Nenjathai Killaathe, starring Vikranth. His latest venture, Nellai Santhippu, released in 2012.[4]

Acting career

Yugendran was initially supposed to make his acting debut through Raja Kantheeban's Mouname in 1998, but the project was shelved.[5] Yugendran Vasudevan Nair's debut was in the movie Poovellam Un Vasam opposite Ajith Kumar and Jyothika. He went on to doing more movies with Illaiya Thalapathy Vijay. His latest movie is Yuddham Sei, a Mysskin movie of 2011. He has acted as a hero in 3 movies: Kaiyodu Kai, Ulla Kadathal and Pachai Nirame.

He has acted in TV serials such as Savithree, Kolangal, Megala and Idhayam. He has acted in TV Dramas in countries such as Singapore and Malaysia.

Host

Yugendran started out hosting Musical programs on Jaya TV and went on to hosting more musical shows on Sun TV and VJ TV. He then was also roped in to host other genre programs, especially reality programs such as Treasure Hunt on Jaya TV and a couples contest show on the same Channel. Recently he has organised online 8 hours music tribute to his father Thiru. Malaysia Vasudevan on 75th Birthday with all renowned singers

TV Producer

Yugendran started a company called Rambutan Productions in India and Rambutan Media Works in Singapore. He is currently producing programs for India, Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. He runs the company with his wife, Hayma Malini. He did TV shows in Singapore under Rambutan Media Works, which includes Endrendrum Punnagai (Film Based), Sollathaan Ninaikirain (Talk show), Vidumurai Vasantham (Holiday Variety), Kondaattam (info-ed) and Achamillai Achamillai (Talk show for women by women). Rambutan Media Works is now changed to 23 Frames Pte Ltd. and is currently producing the children's variety series "Vilaiyaattu Pasanga" (https://www.facebook.com/VilayaattuPasanga). He also directed a Reality Game Show on Starhub Varnam Television. He acted in a Singapore Tele-movie Sathurangam, which was telecasted in Singapore on Father's Day 2016 on Vasantham (MediaCorp).

Filmography

As actor

Year Film Role Notes
2001 Poovellam Un Vasam Karna
2002 Enge Enadhu Kavithai Auto driver Guest appearance
Youth Pratap
Bagavathi Anand
Kadhal Samrajyam Unreleased
2003 Student Number 1 Sathya
Kaiyodu Kai Manik (Manikkam)
Anbe Anbe Shiva
Thayumanavan Veeramuthu
2004 Madurey Jeevan
Oru Murai Sollividu Sundar
2005 Thirupachi Inspector Veluchamy
Ulla Kadathal Robert
Alaiyadikkuthu
2006 Amirtham Veerayan
2007 Mudhal Kanave David
2008 Nenjathai Killadhe Inspector Meyyappan
Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu Raju
Pachai Nirame Manoj
2009 Kannukulle Dhanasekhar
Newtonin Moondram Vidhi Deva
Rajadhi Raja Advocate
2011 Yuddham Sei Inba
2012 Kathalaanain Singapore film
2013 Vizha Manimaaran

As singer

Song Name Album Name Co-singers Music
A samba A samba Pandavar Bhoomi Subha, TL. Maharajan Bharathwaj
Aadi Aadi Vamma Indran Srivarthini, Yugendran Mani Sharma
Adida! Nayaandiya Goa S.P.B.Charan Yuvan Shankar Raja
Autograph I Love You Daa Pop Shalini, Yugendran Bharathwaj
Carolinaa Kadhal Sadugudu Karthik Deva
Cherry Cherry Oh Cherry Love Channel Anuradha Sriram Deva
Enna Parkurai Thavamai Thavamirundhu Suchitra Sabesh–Murali
Kalayanamthan Katti Saamy Kay Kay, Srilekha Parthasarathy Harris Jeyaraj
Kilakke Paarthen Autograph Bharathwaj
Koodaimela Kooda Vetchu Kannan Varuvaan K.S. Chitra, S. P. B. Charan Sirpy
Kozhi Vandhadha Aahaa..! Anuradha Sriram, Malaysia Vasudevan, Sujatha Deva
Mekki Mekki Kaadhal Thirudaa Anuradha Sriram Bharani
Mullai Poo Kadhal Samrajyam S.P.B.Charan, Venkat Prabhu Yuvan Shankar Raja
Muthal Muthalai Lesa Lesa Srimathumitha, Tippu Harris Jeyaraj
Nenjathai Killadhe Nenjathai Killadhe Prashanthini, Yugendran Premji Amaren
Oh Shalalala Jamaai Junior Senior Prem, Yuvan Shankar Raja Yuvan Shankar Raja
Oh.. Maria Kadhalar Dhinam Devan, Febi Mani A. R. Rahman
Oru Mathiri Kee Moo Prashanthini Elngo Kalaivanan
Parthen Parthen Parthen Rasithen Reshmi Bharathwaj
Patthe Patthe Relax Chorus Deva
Picaso Oviyam Royal Family Prasad Bharani
Poddale Kaddila Kathal Jaathi Yuvan Shankar Raja Ilayaraja
Rosapoo Uthadula Thamizh Anuradha Sriram Bharathwaj
Thozha Thozha Pandavar Bhoomi Chtira Sivaraman Bharathwaj
Sudumvarai Neruppu Jananam Balaji, Karthik, Timmy, Tippu Bharathwaj
Suthuthae Suthuthaey Nepali Srikanth Deva
Pollaachi Sandhaiyile Rojavanam Bharathwaj
Vilakkuvonu Thiriya Paarkudhu Devathayai Kanden Malathi Deva

As music director

Year Film Language Notes
2007 Veeramum Eeramum Tamil
2008 Nenjathai Killadhe Tamil composed only one song
2009 Balam Tamil
2011 Nellai Santhippu Tamil
2012 Kathalaanain Tamil

References

  1. ^ "Find Tamil Actor Yugendran Filmography, Movies, Pictures and Videos". Jointscene.com. Archived from the original on 8 October 2011. Retrieved 3 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Yugendran – A busy musician – Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Events – A Peppy Chat With Prashanthini". IndiaGlitz. 17 February 2009. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 3 December 2011.
  4. ^ Kumar, S. R. Ashok (5 May 2012). "Audio Beat: Nellai Santhippu". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". www.dinakaran.com. Archived from the original on 12 March 2005. Retrieved 12 January 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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