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Harris Jayaraj is an Indian music director and composer, who predominantly works in the Tamil film industry. He composes scores and soundtracks for Tamil movies, with that, he also composes songs for few Telugu films and two Hindi films as well. As a Composer, he made his debut movie Minnale and the movie was directed by Gautham Menon but his first release movie is Majunu in the year 2001. He worked in the movie Dhruva NatchathiramDev which got huge recognition among the audience because of its songs. His first music album Vaadi Vaadi starring Ashwin Kumar in the lead will be released on June 29, 2022.

He started his music career as a guitarist at the age of 12. His first song Pyaar ki whiskey was actually a Bhojpuri hit song and he also composed a Hindi song Rehna hai there dill mein which is also a popular song. Later he started his programming with his Roland MC-500 and he worked as a programmer under 25 music directors like Raj-Koti, A. R. Rahman, Sadhu Kokila, Mani Sharma, Karthik Raja, Vidyasagar, and more.

Harris Jayaraj made his debut composition for the Gautham Menon’s movie Minnale all the songs in this movie has received a critical acclaim among the people in that particularly the song Vaseegara was exceptionally popular. Then for this movie, he received Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil, who break the 9 years continuous record of A. R. Rahman. Then he worked for the movies like 12B, Majunu and along with director Priyadarshan, he worked for the movie Lesa Lesa. Then he made his debut Telugu movie titled Vasu. Then he grabbed the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director and ITFA Best Music Director Award for the movie Kaakha Kaakha, starring Suriya and Jyothika. Then in the following years, he worked for various Tamil and Telugu movies and grabbed more awards for his performance.

In the year 2011, Harris Jayaraj has announced his first musical world tour titled “Harris on the Edge“. Moreover, this tour features the live performance of Harris all over the world by the group of Tamil playback singers like Karthik, Haricharan, Chinmayi, Tippu, Harini, Naresh Iyer, Harish Raghavendra, Krish, Aalap Raju, KK, Benny Dayal, Andrea, Suvi Suresh, Sunitha Sarathy, Srilekha Parthasarathy and Shweta Menon. Then this event was coordinated by Techfront and it is was directed by A. L. Vijay and the whole tour was covered by Jaya TV. In the year 2017, he started his new studio “Studio H” and it is consist of the latest audio recording systems and technology. The first song that was composed on the studio was Halena from the movie Iru Mugan. Then the soundtrack for the movie S3 was entirely composed in his studio.

Harris Jayaraj Biography

NameHarris Jayaraj
Real NameHarris Jayaraj
NicknameHarry, The King of Melody
ProfessionMusician, Songwriter
Date of Birth8 January 1975
Age47 (as of 2022)
Zodiac signCapricorn
FamilyFather: S.M. Jayakumar (Film Guitarist)
Mother: Yet to be updated
Marital StatusMarried (18 October 1999)
Affairs/GirlfriendsNA
WifeSuma Jayaraj
ChildrenSon: Nikhil
Daughter: Nikitha
ReligionChristianity
Educational QualificationGraduate Grade 4 in Music
SchoolSri Krishnaswamy Matriculation Higher Secondary School, KK Nagar, Chennai
CollegeUniversity of Madras, Chennai
Trinity College of Music, London
HobbiesListening to Music, Playing Guitar, Singing
Birth PlaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Current CityChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
NationalityIndian

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Discography

YearTamilOther LanguagesDubbed ReleasesNotes
2001MinnaleRehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein (Hindi)Cheli (Telugu)Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
2001MajunuMajnu (Telugu)
200112B12B (Telugu)
2002Vasu (Telugu)Vetri (Tamil)
2002SamuraiSamurai (Telugu)
2003Lesa LesaKoddiga Koddiga (Telugu)
2003SaamySwamy IPS (Telugu)
2003KovilRudhrudu (Telugu)
2003Kaakha KaakhaGharshana (2004) (Telugu)Force (2011) (Hindi)Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – TamilTamil Nadu Award for Best Music DirectorITFA Award for Best Music Director
2004ChellamaePrema Chadarangam (Telugu)
2004ArasatchiJudgement (Telugu)
2004ArulAkhandudu (Telugu)
2005Thotti JayaJalakanta (Telugu)
2005Ullam KetkumaePreminchi Chudu (Telugu)
2005AnniyanAparichithudu (Telugu), Aparichit (2006) (Hindi)Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – TamilTamil Nadu Award for Best Music Director
2005GhajiniGhajini (Telugu)Filmfare Special Award - SouthTamil Nadu Award for Best Music DirectorITFA Award for Best Music Director
2006Vettaiyaadu VilaiyaaduRaghavan (Telugu)
2006Sainikudu (Telugu)Kumaran (Tamil)
2007Pachaikili MuthucharamDhrohi (Telugu)
2007Unnale UnnaleNeevalle Neevalle (Telugu)
2007Munna (Telugu)Munna (Malayalam), Vetri Thirumagan (2008) (Tamil)
2008BheemaaBheema (Telugu)
2008SathyamSalute (Telugu)25th Film
2008Dhaam DhoomRakshakudu (Telugu)
2008Vaaranam AayiramSurya S/O Krishnan (Telugu)Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – TamilVijay Award for Best Music DirectorITFA Award for Best Music Director
2009AyanVeedokkade (Telugu)Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – TamilMirchi Music Award for Best Album – TamilEdison Award for Best Music Director
2009AadhavanGhatikudu (Telugu)Vijay Award for Best Music Director
2010Orange (Telugu)Hai Ramcharan (Malayalam), Ramcharan (Tamil)Mirchi Music Award for Best Album – Telugu
2010Engeyum KadhalNinnu Chooste Love Vastundi (Telugu)Vijay Music Award for Best Music Director
2011KoRangam (Telugu)Tamil Nadu Award for Best Music DirectorEdison Award for Best Music Director
20117aum ArivuSeventh Sense (Telugu)
2012NanbanSnehithudu (Telugu)
2012Oru Kal Oru KannadiOk Ok (Telugu)
2012MaattrraanBrothers (Telugu)
2012ThuppakkiThuppakki (Telugu)SIIMA Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
2013Irandaam UlagamVarna (Telugu)
2013Endrendrum PunnagaiChirunavvula Chirujallu (Telugu)
2014Idhu Kathirvelan KadhalSeenu Gaadi Love Story (Telugu)
2014YaanNene (Telugu)
2015Yennai ArindhaalYentha Vaadu Gaanie (Telugu), Satyadev IPS (Kannada)
2015AneganAnekudu (Telugu)
2015NannbendaGood Evening (Telugu)
2016Gethu
2016Iru MuganInkokkadu (Telugu)
2017S3Yamudu 3 (Telugu)
2017Vanamagan50th Film
2017SpyderSpyder (Telugu)Spyder (Malayalam)
2019DevDev (Telugu)
2019KaappaanBandobast (Telugu)
2022The LegendPost-production
TBADhruva NatchathiramPost-production
TBAJR 30Announced
TBANithiin32 (Telugu)Announced
TBASK 21Announced

Lyricist

  • 2011 Engeyum Kadhal – Kulu Kulu Venpani
  • 2016 S3 – Wi Wi Wifi

Awards and nominations

Special Honours

  • 2009: Kalaimamani Award from the Government of Tamil Nadu
  • 2015: Life Time Achievement Award from Konijeti Rosaiah, the Governor of Tamil Nadu
  • 2015: Maestro Award from the Ritz Style Awards 2015
  • 2019: Behindwoods Gold MIC Award for Icon of Inspiration – Setting New Precedents in Film Music
  • 2019: Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute Honorary Doctorate of Letters

Filmfare Awards South

  • 2001: Won – Best Music Director – Minnale
  • 2003: Won – Best Music Director – Kaakha Kaakha
  • 2005: Won – Best Music Director – Anniyan
  • 2005: Won – Filmfare Special Award – South – Ghajini
  • 2008: Won – Best Music Director – Vaaranam Aayiram
  • 2009: Won – Best Music Director – Ayan
  • 2002: Nominated – Best Music Director – Vasu
  • 2003: Nominated – Best Music Director – Saamy
  • 2004: Nominated – Best Music Director – Gharshana
  • 2005: Nominated – Best Music Director – Ghajini
  • 2006: Nominated – Best Music Director – Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu
  • 2007: Nominated – Best Music Director – Munna
  • 2007: Nominated – Best Music Director – Unnale Unnale
  • 2009: Nominated – Best Music Director – Aadhavan
  • 2010: Nominated – Best Music Director – Orange
  • 2011: Nominated – Best Music Director – Ko
  • 2011: Nominated – Best Music Director – 7aum Arivu
  • 2012: Nominated – Best Music Director – Thuppakki
  • 2015: Nominated – Best Music Director – Yennai Arindhaal
  • 2016: Nominated – Best Music Director – Iru Mugan

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

  • 2003: Won – Best Music Director – Kaakha Kaakha
  • 2005: Won – Best Music Director – Anniyan & Ghajini
  • 2009: Won – Best Music Director – Kalaimamani Award
  • 2011: Won – Best Music Director – Ko

Vijay Awards

  • 2008: Won – Best Music Director – Vaaranam Aayiram
  • 2009: Won – Best Music Director – Aadhavan
  • 2008: Won – Favorite Song of the Year – “Ava Enna” from Vaaranam Aayiram
  • 2011: Won – Favorite Song of the Year – “Enamo Aedho” from Ko
  • 2012: Won – Favorite Song of the Year – “Google Google” from Thuppakki
  • 2007: Nominated – Best Music Director – Unnale Unnale
  • 2011: Nominated – Best Music Director – Engeyum Kaadhal
  • 2012: Nominated – Best Music Director – Nanban
  • 2011: Nominated – Best Background Score – Ko
  • 2008: Nominated – Favourite Song of the Year – “Mundhinam” from Vaaranam Aayiram
  • 2008: Nominated – Favourite Song of the Year – “Nenjukkul” from Vaaranam Aayiram
  • 2009: Nominated – Favourite Song of the Year – “Hasili Fisili” from Aadhavan
  • 2009: Nominated – Favourite Song of the Year – “Vizhi Moodi” from Ayan
  • 2012: Nominated – Favourite Song of the Year – “Venaam Machan” from Oru Kal Oru Kannadi
  • 2014: Nominated – Favourite Song of the Year – “Aathangara Orathil” from Yaan

Vijay Music Awards

  • 2011: Won – Best Music Director – Engeyum Kaadhal
  • 2011: Won – Popular Song of the Year – “Enamo Aedho” from Ko
  • 2011: Won – Best Western Song – “Nangaai” from Engeyum Kaadhal

International Tamil Film Awards (ITFA)

  • 2003: Won – Best Music Director – Kaakha Kaakha
  • 2005: Won – Best Music Director – Ghajini
  • 2008: Won – Best Music Director – Vaaranam Aayiram

Mirchi Music Awards South

  • 2009: Won – Best Album of the Year – Ayan
  • 2009: Won – Mirchi Listeners’ Choice for Best Album – Ayan
  • 2010: Won – Best Album of the Year – Orange
  • 2010: Won – Mirchi Listeners’ Choice for Best Album – Orange
  • 2010: Won – Mirchi Listeners’ Choice for Best Song – “Nenu Nuvvantu” from Orange
  • 2011: Won – Best Song of the Year – “Enamo Aedho” from Ko

Edison Awards

  • 2009: Won – Best Music Director – Ayan
  • 2011: Won – Best Music Director – Ko
  • 2015: Won – Favourite Song of the Year – “Danga Maari” from Anegan
  • 2015: Nominated – Best Music Director – Anegan

South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA)

  • 2012: Won – Best Music Director – Thuppakki
  • 2015: Nominated – Best Music Director – Yennai Arindhaal
  • 2016: Nominated – Best Music Director – Iru Mugan

MGR Sivaji Cinema Awards

  • 2019 – Best Music Director – Kaappaan
  • 2019 – Mellisai Mannar M.S.Viswanathan Award

Isaiaruvi Tamil Music Awards

  • 2007 – Best Youthful Album of the Year- Unnale Unnale
  • 2007 – Most Listened Song of the Year- “June Ponal” from Unnale Unnale
  • 2008 – Best Romantic Song of the Year- “Anbe En Anbe” from Dhaam Dhoom
  • 2008 – Best Album of the Year – Vaaranam Aayiram
  • 2008 – Best Music Director – Vaaranam Aayiram
  • 2009 – Best Romantic Song of the Year – “Vizhi Moodi Yosithal” from Ayan
  • 2009 – Best Album of the Year – Aadhavan
  • 2009 – Best Music Director of the Year – Aadhavan

Big FM Awards

  • 2010 – Best Music Director – Orange

Big Tamil Melody Awards

  • 2011 – Best Music Director – Engeyum Kaadhal
  • 2011 – Best Album of the Year – Engeyum Kaadhal
  • 2012 – Best Music Director – Nanban

Chennai Times Film Awards

  • 2011 – Best Music Director – Ko

South Scope Awards

  • 2008 – Most Stylish Music Director – Dhaam Dhoom
  • 2009 – Best Music Director – Ayan

Stardust Awards

  • 2011: Nominated – Standout Performance by a Music Director – Force

Images

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