Kattassery Joseph Yesudas (K. J. Yesudas born January 10, 1940) is an Indian Carnatic musician and filmi playback singer. The 1970s Yesudas entered Bollywood. The first Hindi song he sang was for the movie Jai Jawan Jai Kissan (1971), but the first released movie was Chhoti Si Baat. Yesudas's most popular Hindi songs are in the 1976 movie Chitchor. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1975 and the Padma Bhushan in 2002 by the Government of India for his contributions towards the arts.
|National Film Award||Best Male Playback Singer||7 times||Government of India|
|Kerala State Film Awards||Best Playback Singer||25 times||Government of Kerala|
|Andhra Pradesh State Film Awards||Best Playback Singer||4 times||Government of Andhra Pradesh|
|Karnataka State Film Awards||Best Playback Singer||3 times||Government of Karnataka|
|Tamil Nadu State Film Awards||Best Playback Singer||5 times||Government of Tamil Nadu|
|West Bengal State Film Awards||Best Playback Singer||1 times||Government of West Bengal|