artist Vijay Prakash

Early Life

Vijay Prakash is a playback singer. Prakash was born in Mysore. He did his graduation from Sri Jayachamarajendra (SJC) Engineering College in Mysore. Vijay sung number of songs for bollywood films including Yuvvraaj, Kaal, Swades, Lakshya, Blue, Matrubhoomi, Tere Naam, and Cheeni Kum. Also he has performed in Kannada,Tamil, and Telugu movies and also hosted the Kannada reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee Kannada.

Vijay is one of the four singers credited for the song, "Jai Ho", which won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Original Song. He sang the portion with the words "Jai Ho". As a result the song was nominated for the 52nd "Grammy Awards" in the categories "Best Song Written For Motion Picture.


Vijay Prakash was a participant in Sa Re Ga Ma on Zee TV, hosted by Sonu Nigam. Later, he hosted Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee Kannada. He debuted in Hindi cinema with the film "Baaz" starrer Karishma Kapoor, in 2002, and his first song for A. R. Rahman was in Ashutosh Gowariker's Swades.

He has sung songs for almost 25 foreign films. Also he has recorded for ads including "Knorr Soups" and "HDFC Life Insurance". As a result in 2009, his song, "Jai Ho" won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Also he was one of the judges in Confident Star Singer 2 (Kannada).


  • RAPA award for the Best Singer in Advertising in the year in 1999
  • Adityakalakiranpuraskar – award by the Aditya Birla Group in 2004
  • Mirchi Music Award Critics Award – song of the year Tamil in 2009
  • Airtel Super Singer Junior popular male singer award in 2009
  • 5th Vijay Awards ( Best Male PlayBack Singer) in 2011
  • Zee Kannada Music Awards 2014 - Best Singer Male in 2015

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