Vijay Yesudas was born in Chennai to legendary singer K. J. Yesudas and Prabha. He studied in Chennai and later in the US. He is the second son in the family, having an elder brother named Vinod and a younger one, Vishal.
Vijay Yesudas started learning classical music in early 20s. He worked for eight years before being accepted by the industry. He has sung many songs under the Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja.
On January 21, 2007, he married his long-time girlfriend Dharshana in Thiruvananthapuram. He has a daughter named Ammeya.