20 December 1976
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Yugendran (Tamil: யுகேந்திரன், born Yugendran Vasudevan on 20 December 1976) is an Indian film actor and singer who has sung more than 400 songs. He is also an occasional music director and host.
Yugendran Personal life
Yugendran is the son of veteran popular playback singer and 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.
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. Hayma Malini is a Singaporean. Together they have three children, Visashan Naarayan, Kishan Kutty Naarayan and Darshan Naarayan Nair. He, his wife and children had previously resided in India and Singapore. They are currently living in Auckland, New Zealand.
Yugendran started out in the music industry as a Mridangamist and made his debut solo performance at the age of 10. His mirundanga (or mridangam) arangetram had Dr. Balamurali Krishna accompanying him on the viola and was attended by the maestro 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 Karthik). 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 Maestro 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 Balamand he did the re-recording for Aghatiyan’s movie Nenjathai Killaathe, starring Vikranth. His latest venture Nellai Santhippu is yet to be released.
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. has acted as a hero in 3 movies: Kaiyodu Kai, Ulla Kadathal and Pachai Nirame.
has acted in TV serials such as Kolangal, Megala and Idhayam. He has acted in TV Dramas in countries such as Singapore and Malaysia.
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.
Yugendran started a company called Rambutan Productions in India and Rambutan Media Works in Singapore. is currently producing programs for India, Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. runs the company with his wife, Hayma Malini. 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 childrens’ 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).
|2001||Poovellam Un Vasam||Karna||Tamil|
|2002||Enge Enadhu Kavithai||Auto driver||Tamil||Special appearance|
|2003||Student Number 1||Sathya||Tamil|
|2004||Oru Murai Solli Vidu||Tamil|
|Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu||Raju||Tamil|
|Newtonin Moondram Vidhi||Deva||Tamil|
|2012||Kathalaanain||Tamil||Singapore Tamil film|
|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|
|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|
|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||Laysa Laysa||Madhumitha, 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|
|Picaso Oviyam||Royal Family||Prasad||Bharani|
|Poddale Kaddila||Kathal Jaathi||Yuvan Shankar Raja||Ilayaraja|
|Rosapoo Uthadula||Thamizh||Anuradha Sriram||Bharathwaj|
|Sudumvarai Neruppu||Jananam||Balaji, Karthik, Timmy, Tippu||Bharathwaj|
|Suthuthae Suthuthaey||Nepali||Srikanth Deva|
|Vilakkuvonu Thiriya Paarkudhu||Devathayai Kanden||Malathi||Deva|
As music director
|2008||Nenjathai Killadhe||Tamil||composed only one song|