Music Directors - M. Jayachandran

M. Jayachandran (born 5 April 1971) is a film score composer, singer, and musician in Malayalam films. He has won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director for a record number of six times. In 2005, he also won the state award for best male singer. He has composed music for more than one hundred films.

Jayachandran began learning Carnatic music at the age of 5 under Attingal Harihara Iyer and later under Perumbavoor G. Raveendranath. Thereafter, he was a student of Neyyattinkara Mohanachandran for 18 years. He won the Carnatik vocal competition at the Kerala University youth festival four times in a row from 1987 to 1990. He began his career in the film industry as a playback singer for the movie Vasudha in 1992, then became an assistant to Malayalam music director G. Devarajan. In 1995, he became an independent music director through the film Chantha.