From childhood, he had a passion for singing. Once the passion grew stronger, he took the critical decision of his life – chuck his nice cosy corporate job and become a singer. A singer he did become. His career graph reminds one of the Telugu music director Ramana Gogula, who chucked his job in Seagate in the USA and became a full time music director in Telugu cinema.
Jayadev’s journey into playback singing began in 2005 and after six years, he is one of the brightest talents in the world of Kollywood. His first hit was “ Nenjangootil Neeye Nirkiray in the film “Dishyum” for the renowned music director Vijay Antony. The song was a run away hit and it fast became a caller tune in many a cell phone of the teeny boppers in Chennai.
Nan Avan Illai starring Jeevan saw Jayadev singing a sensuous melody “en enakku mayakkam”.
Jayadev has sung in as many as 11 languages including Tamil, Teleugu, Kannada, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Baduga ( spoken in ooty), Punjabi, etc. He has sung for music directors such as Sri Kant Deva, Mani Sharma and Devi Prasad. And for all this success, Jayadev is modest and has a head on his shoulders and not a chip on his shoulders.
But Jayadev says the biggest break and feather in his cap is working with MM Kreem, who gave him the break in the Tamil version of the Telugu super hit Magadheera , “Maveeran”. It started with one song but led to Jayadev singing as many as five songs in the film. The film is doing well in the commercial circuit in Tamil Nadu.
Jayadev has also done some cameos with Bappi Lahiri and AR Rehman in Guru. He has also lent his voice to Sufi music as evidenced in the Hindi film Kshan Kshan for which the music director was the renowned R P Pattnaik.
“His repertoire is amazing , he can sing at a good base in the lower octave to a higher octave with a refreshing sweet voice. His future looks bright and biggers music directors could lap him up,” says TN Ashok, a Delhi based communications specialist and a family friend, who has watched Jayadev grow.