It’s Harris Jayaraj’s birthday today. He is widely considered as the best sound engineer in Tamil. Let’s look at 10 facts about him.
1. He started his career as a guitarist in 1987 at the age of 12.
2. Harris’s Lesa Lesa was the first film in India to have a single release before the release of the entire music album.
3. His first musical Tour was in the year 2011 and was titled ” Harris on the Edge and telecast on Jaya Tv.
4. He has made guest appearances in the movie Ko and Thozha
5. He has also been a lyricist for one song in Engeyum Kadhal and Singam 3 respectively.
6. He composed the music for Vijay’s Coke Ad with Katrina Kaif.
7. Harris broke ARR’s streak of continuous filmfare awards with his win for Minnale in 2001. He has had 20 film dard nominations and has won 6 of those.
8. He also broke Shankar’s continuous collaboration with ARR by composing music for Anniyan. Likewise ARR broke Harris’s streak of continuous films with GVM with his collaboration for VTV.
9. His daughter Karen Nikita made an appearance in Kaapan.
10. He won the Kalaimamani Award in 2009 and Lifetime Achievement award in 2015.