Yugendran Vasudevan, also known as Yugendran, is an Indian actor and singer who has sung hundreds of songs in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. He is also an occasional music director and host. He is the son of the late Malaysian origin Tamil language playback singer-actor Malaysia Vasudevan. He has acted in several Tamil movies, mostly in supporting or negative roles. He has also composed music for some films and done the re-recording for others. He is one of the contestants of Bigg Boss Tamil 7, which is set to premiere on October 1, 2023.
In this article, we will learn more about Yugendran Vasudevan’s biography, career, net worth, achievements, education, marital status and family. We will also look at some of his popular songs and movies.
Yugendra Vasudevan Biography
|Full Name||Yugendran Vasudevan Nair|
|Date of Birth||December 20, 1976|
|Profession||Actor, Singer, Music Director, Host|
|Age||46 years (as of 2023)|
|Height and Weight||5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) and 75 kg (165 lbs)|
|Net Worth||$1 million (estimated)|
|Hobbies||Singing, Travelling, Reading|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
Yugendran Vasudevan Career
Yugendran Vasudevan started his career as a mridangam player 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 Vasudevan’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.
Yugendran Vasudevan was initially supposed to make his acting debut through Raja Kantheeban’s Mouname in 1998, but the project was shelved. His debut was in the movie Poovellam Un Vasam opposite Ajith Kumar and Jyothika. However, his character Pratap in ‘Youth’ gave him a big break in Tamil. His handsome villain avatar in the movie is still celebrated by fans. Later, he gained attention in movies like Kadhal Samrajyam, Student Number 1, Kaiyodu Kai, Anbe Anbe, Thayumanavan, Madurey, Oru Murai Sollividu, Thirupachi, Ulla Kadathal, Saadhuryan, Alaiyadikkuthu, Amirtham, Mudhal Kanave, Nenjathai Killadhe, Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu, Pachai Nirame, Kannukulle, Rajadhi Raja, Yuddham, Sei and Kathalaanain.
Here is a table of some of his notable movies and songs:
|Poovellam Un Vasam||2001||Surya||–|
|Kadhal Samrajyam||2002||–||Kadhal Samrajyam|
|Student Number 1||2003||–||A samba A samba|
|Madurey||2004||–||Koodaimela Kooda Vetchu|
|Nenjathai Killadhe||2008||–||Muthal Muthalai|
Yugendran Vasudevan Net Worth
Yugendran Vasudevan’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million, according to some sources. He earns his income from his acting, singing, music composing and hosting career.
He also runs his own events company Rambutan Media Works NZ Limited in Auckland, New Zealand, where he currently resides with his family.
Yugendran Vasudevan Achievements
Yugendran Vasudevan has achieved a lot in his career as an actor and singer. Some of his achievements are:
- He has sung hundreds of songs in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam languages, working with some of the best music directors in the industry.
- He has acted in more than 20 movies, mostly in supporting or negative roles, and received appreciation for his performance.
- He has composed music for some movies and done the re-recording for others, showcasing his talent as a music director.
- He has hosted several shows and events, such as 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.
- He has participated in Bigg Boss Tamil 7, one of the most popular reality shows in Tamil Nadu.
Yugendran Vasudevan Education and Marital Status
Yugendran Vasudevan completed his schooling from St. John’s International Residential School in Chennai. He then graduated from Loyola College, Chennai with a degree in Visual Communication. He also holds a diploma in Sound Engineering from SAE Institute, Chennai.
Yagendra Vasudevan is happily married to Hayma Malini since 2000. They have three children, Visashan Naarayan, Kishan Kutty Naarayan and Darshan Naarayan Nair.
Yugendran Vasudevan Family
Yugendran Vasudevan belongs to a family of singers and actors. His family members are:
- Father: Malaysia Vasudevan (late), a famous playback singer and actor who sang more than 8000 songs in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada languages.
- Mother: Selvarani Vasudevan
- Spouse: Hayma Malini who was born and raised in Singapore, holds an Singapore citizenship.
- Children: Visashan Naarayan Yugendran, Kishan Kutty Naarayan Yugendran and Darshan Naarayan Yugendran
- Siblings: Pavithra Vasudevan and Prashanthini Vasudevan. Prashanthini is also a playback singer who has sung in movies like 12B, Veyil and Vaaranam Aayiram.
Yugendran Vasudevan is a versatile actor and singer who has made his mark in the Tamil film industry. He is also a music director and host who has shown his skills in various fields. He is one of the contestants of Bigg Boss Tamil 7, where he will face new challenges and opportunities. He is a talented and hardworking person who deserves recognition and appreciation for his work.