Malaysia Vasudevan was an amazing playback singer and well talented actor of Tamil Films for about three decades.He was a playback Singer, an occasional music Composer who gave music for a few films, a talented actor who acted along all eminent actors in Tamil Cinema,Lyricist,Book Writer(Poems) etc.
Vasudevan performed on the stage at the age of eight and from childhood itself he had acting talents.He used to act in plays from youthful days.
In Chennai he got chances to sang in films and his major noted song was for the film 'Delhi to Madras'.During that period he became a close friend of Ilayaraja who was working as assistant of G.K.Venkitesh.That friendship lasted till the last breath of Malaysia Vasudevan.
He sung more than 8000 songs in Tamil and most of them were composed by Ilayaraja.
He worked for Ilayaraja,M.S.Viswanathan,Shankar Ganesh,Deva,A.R.Rahman,Vidyasagar etc.
Under the composition of Ilaya Raja he sang songs of all types and genre and surprised everyone by conveying the essence and feel as per the requisite of the lyricist and music director to the listeners.His wonderful illustrious rendition and his unique voice quality thrilled the listeners.His utmost sincerity and purity of voice was always appreciated.He was contented with what he had and did not try so much to sing in other languages but he sung thousands of songs in Malayalam and other south Indian languages also.
He sang for music albums also.He composed music for films like 'Pakku Vethilai' and 'Ayiram Kaigal'.
Malaysia Vasudevan received accolades as a nice actor and acted in more than 85 Tamil Films.Some of his noted films are'Mudhal Vasantham,Oomal Vizhigal,Kathanayagan,Oru Kaidhiyin Diary,Thiruda Thiruda,Poove Unakkaga,Badri,Punnagai Desam,Kokki' etc.
Some of the songs which highlights the timbre and purity of his unique voice and the impact of the feel it gave are:-
"Oru Thanga Radhathil"
"Ennama Kannu Sowkyama"
"Poove Ilaya Poove"
"Malargale Nadha Swarangal"
"Adu Adu Poongodiye"
"Vaa Vaa Vasanthame"
"Poo Pookkum Oosai"
"Azhakkadalil thedya muthu"
"Allithatha boomi "
"Ananda then sirithum Pooncholayil"
"Ooru Vittu Ooru Vandhu"
Usha Vasudevan is his wife and they have three children.Yugendran Vasudevan Nair,Prashanthini Vasudevan and Pavithra Vasudevan.His son is a film actor,playback singer and composer also and daughter Prashanthini is also a playback singer.
Malaysia Vasudevan Nair Passed away on February 20, 2011.
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