M. Jayachandran started getting trained in classical music at the tender age of five. He was trained by prominent musicians of all times, Mullamodu Baagavathar Shri Attingal Hariharaiyyar, Neyyattinkara M K Mohanachandran and Perumbaavoor G Raveendranadh. He was also associated with late M.B.Sreenivasan and Devarajan Master, the legends of music.
Even as a student he used to mesmerise his audience by his hold on music. He bagged numerous awards for the very same reason, and had been the winner of Carnatic music competition in the Kerala University Youth Festival consecutively from 1987 to 1990.
He made his debut in Malayalam film industry as a Singer in the movie Vasudha(1992) directed by V.V. Babu. He continued serving the industry as Devarajan master’s assistant and excelled under his guidance. The movie Chantha (1995), directed by Sunil was a major milestone in M. Jayachandran’s career. That was his debut as an independent music director. And the rest is history.
Jayachandran has guided many aspiring musicians by being the judge for many popular music reality shows like Superstar and Superstar Global in Amrita and Star Singer in Asianet.