Harris Jayaraj – an Indian composer from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

In 2019, he was bestowed with the Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute Honorary Doctorate of Letters for his significant contributions to Tamil cinema music


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Harris Jayaraj

Harris Jayaraj (conceived 8 January 1975) is an Indian writer from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He is most popular for his tunes. He makes soundtracks prevalently for Tamil movies, while additionally having created for a couple of movies in Telugu and two movies in Hind

Harris Jayaraj (conceived 8 January 1975) is an Indian writer from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He is most popular for his tunes. He makes soundtracks prevalently for Tamil movies, while additionally having created for a couple of movies in Telugu and two movies in Hindi.

Beginning around 2001, he has won 6 Filmfare Awards South and has gotten 20 Filmfare Awards South selections. He has likewise won 6 Mirchi Music Awards, 5 Vijay Awards, 4 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, 3 International Tamil Film Awards and Big FM Awards. He has been respected with Kalaimamani Award from the Government of Tamil Nadu and the Life Time Achievement Award from Konijeti Rosaiah, the Governor of Tamil Nadu. In 2019, he was presented with the Dr. M.G.R. Instructive and Research Institute Honorary Doctorate of Letters for his huge commitments to Tamil film music.

Early life
Harris Jayaraj was raised in Chennai. His dad is a Tamil Christian while his mom is from Madurai. He learned at Krishnaswamy Matric School. His dad, S. M. Jayakumar, was a prominent movie guitarist and an associate to Malayalam music chief Shyam and later turned into a prominent artist and film author. At age six, Harris started his proper preparation in carnatic music. His dad believed him should turn into a guitarist and caused him to gain old style guitar from Mr.A.Abdul Sattar. Harris scored the best grade in Asia on his fourth grade test of Trinity College of Music, London.

Beginning around 2001, he has won 6 Filmfare Awards South and has gotten 20 Filmfare Awards South selections. He has likewise won 6 Mirchi Music Awards, 5 Vijay Awards, 4 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, 3 International Tamil Film Awards and Big FM Awards.

He began his music profession as a guitarist in 1987 at age twelve. He began playing console and created interest over synthesizers. He then began programming with his Roland MC-500 and proceeded to fill in as a software engineer under in excess of 25 music chiefs in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam, working in excess of 600 undertakings till the year 2000. He worked under noted arrangers including Raj-Koti, A. R. Rahman, Sadhu Kokila, Mani Sharma, Karthik Raja, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Ouseppachan and Vidyasagar. While functioning as an extra developer under A. R. Rahman, he made music for different TV advertisements including a Coca-Cola business highlighting entertainer Vijay. In his initial years, he respected music arrangers M. S. Viswanathan, A. R. Rahman and Hans Zimmer.

Movie vocation
Harris appeared as a film arranger with Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Minnale. The collection was generally welcomed, especially the melody Vaseegara was particularly famous. He got the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil for his work in Minnale, breaking the 9 years constant record of A. R. Rahman. The accompanying soundtrack collections 12Band Majunu met with high approval and recognition. He likewise created for the Hindi change of Minnale named Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, additionally coordinated by Gautham Menon. The greater part of the tunes from the Tamil form were held in the Hindi variant as well, and just two new tunes were made. He then worked in Lesa coordinated by Priyadarshan. The title track of Lesa was the first melody in Quite a while to be delivered as a solitary preceding a film soundtrack collection discharge (The very first single to be delivered before a collection was Anaida’s “hotline”). Harris made his introduction in Telugu film with Vasu. He got the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Directorand ITFA Best Music Director Award for Kaakha, featuring Suriya and Jyothika. This movie coordinated by Gautham Vasudev Menon was a tremendous business achievement and the melodies met with extraordinary basic recognition. In its Telugu change Gharshana two new melodies separated from the Tamil adaptation were added to suit the flavor of Telugu crowd. The tune Uyirin Uyire reused as Cheliya in Telugu and Khwabon in Hindi had compelling utilization of babble words which later turned into a mark component in Harris melodies.

In its Telugu change Gharshana two new melodies separated from the Tamil adaptation were added to suit the flavor of Telugu crowd. The tune Uyirin Uyire reused as Cheliya in Telugu and Khwabon in Hindi had compelling utilization of babble words which later turned into a mark component in Harris melodies.

Yet again harris brought together with chief Jeeva on Ullam Ketkumae after 12B. The music was valued for its excellency and cooperative energy with the air all through the film. Chief S. Shankar, noted driving head of Tamil film, brought together with Harris in his artful culmination Anniyan. It was whenever Shankar first didn’t collaborate with A. R. Rahman. Shankar later referenced that working with Harris was an encounter. The soundtrack collection got a few honors including Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director and Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil. The following movie he scored was Ghajini coordinated by AR Murugadoss, for which he got Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director. Pundits noticed that the collection had “shining, party-jumping numbers”, which brought about a gigantic business progress in sound deals; the track “Sutum Vizhi” crossed 20 million downloads and ended up finding actual success. Harris created a vital tastefulness into Gautham Menon’s blockbuster wrongdoing thrill ride Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu featuring Kamal Haasan. Gautham uncovered that he imparts the whole content to Harris and gives contribution’s from his side.

“Harris and I, when we work together, we put in a lot of effort. I give him the entire script. I give him inputs. When we sat down for Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu, I told him to do away with the traditional pallavicharanam format in the Manjal veyyil song.”

Yet again harris wandered into Tollywood with a fruitful collection Sainikudu. The music collection of the film was let all the while in 10 picked scenes out of five unique nations. Yet again gautham Menon who considers the music and foundation score of Harris as a significant resource of his movies, collaborated with Harris on a heartfelt thrill ride Pachaikili Muthucharam. The soundtracks of Pachaikili Muthucharam are assessed as melancholic, lilting, strange, and on the other hand appealing. Harris’ coordinated effort with Jeevacontinued with Unnale. The music collection overflowing with energy all through ended up being significantly better than the rest. His next Telugu adventure Munna had a decent business gathering, and the melody Manasa got a Filmfare Best Singer Female honor to Sadhana Sargam. With the accompanying collection Bheema, Harris proceeded with his determination with every one of the six melodies. The track Siru Parvaiyalae utilized Pashto words in intervals. The collection was lauded for raising visual summarization from sound. Harris involved a live ensemble of 84 individuals for the activity cop film Sathyam. In 2009, Harris Jayaraj was endorsed in for Vikram Kumar’s 24, which was to star Vikram. He was additionally endorsed in for the Malayalam film Yoddha 2, featuring Mohanlal. Be that as it may, the two movies were along these lines racked.

In Anegan, Harris’ “Danga Maari Oodhari”, including verses in North Madras shoptalk become a moment diagram buster. Following a rest of 6 years, Harris worked together with Gautham Vasudev Menon for the activity cop film Yennai Arindhaal. The soundtrack got positive audits from pundits and as per Behindwoods, it was the most played collection of 2015 in Chennai radio broadcasts.

Promotion jingles
He made music for different TV plugs including a Coca-Cola business highlighting Vijay. In 2008, he made for Herova? Zerova? promotion crusade which Suriya started under the Agaram Foundation, attempting to help youngsters who exit school right off the bat in Tamil Nadu. With the Ministry of Education in Tamil Nadu, he made a short business video illustrating kid neediness, work and absence of instruction, named Herova? Zerova?. The film was composed and created by Sivakumar and furthermore featured Suriya, Vijay, R. Madhavan and Jyothika.

He made music for different TV plugs including a Coca-Cola business highlighting Vijay. In 2008, he made for Herova? Zerova? promotion crusade which Suriya started under the Agaram Foundation, attempting to help youngsters who exit school right off the bat in Tamil Nadu. With the Ministry of Education in Tamil Nadu, he made a short business video illustrating kid neediness, work and absence of instruction, named Herova? Zerova?. The film was composed and created by Sivakumar and furthermore featured Suriya, Vijay, R. Madhavan and Jyothika.

Personal life

Harris is hitched to Joyce (previously Suma); the couple have a child named Samuel Nikhil and a girl named Karen Nikitha Harris, brought into the world in 2006. Nikitha is a playback vocalist who made debut through the melody Vinnil Vinmeen for the film Kaappaan, and won a V4U Media grant in 2020.

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

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