Jayachandran is also affectionately called the Bhava Gayakan. Jayachandran got his first state award in 1972 for the song "Suprabhatham..." for the film "Panitheeratha Veedu". Its music was done by Sree M.S. Viswanathan. The year 1978 brought him another state award.
The song was" Ragam Sreeragam" for the film "Bandhanam" and the music director was M.B.Sreenivasan. He received a prestigious national award in 1985 for "Sivasankara Sarva Saranya Vibho...", a Gurusthuthi song for the film "Sree Narayana Guru". The song "Prayam Nammil..." from the film Niram " brought him a third state award in 1998. He got the first Asianet award and the Arabian award for the same song in the same year. Its music was done by Sree Vidyasagar.
In 1994, he received the Tamil Nadu state Government award for the best singer for the song , "Kathazham Kattuvazhi..." for the film "KizhakkuCheemayile". A.R. Rahman composed the music. As a recognition for his contribution to Tamil film music, he was honoured with the "Kalaimamani" award of the Tamil Nadu Government. Read more on Last.fm.
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