Paliyath Jayachandrakuttan, popularly known as P. Jayachandran, is an Indian playback singer and classical musician from Kerala. Jayachandran is best known for his captivating voice which gave him the title Bhava Gayakan by the music fraternity of South India.
Jayachandran was born in Bhadralayam, Ravipuram, Ernakulam, on 3 March 1944 and his family later moved to Irinjalakkuda. He is the third of five children of Ravivarma Kochaniyan Thampuran and Paliyath Subhadrakkunjamma, and their second son.
Jayachandran married Lalitha from Thrissur in May 1973. They have a daughter named Lakshmi and a son named Dinanath, who also sang for films.