Jai

Jai

 Actor
 Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
 16-Apr-1984
  Bhagavathi (2002)

About Me

Jai was born on 16 April 1984 and he is an indian actor working in Tamil films. His entered the tamil cinema industry 2002. Jai acting debut in a supporting role in Bagavathi (2002). In 2007, he successfully auditioned for a leading role in Venkat Prabhu's sports film Chennai 600028. The film emerged as a cult classic, as did his next role of an unemployed 1980s Madurai lad in Sasikumar's Subramaniapuram (2008). Jai subsequently garnered praise for diverse roles, including a villager on holiday in Goa (2010), a timid working factory worker in Engaeyum Eppothum (2011) and a customer care executive in the romantic drama Raja Rani (2013), which became his biggest commercial success. Born into a family of musicians, Jai has stated that music was close to his heart and that it influenced him in his "growing years", particularly crediting his uncle, composer Deva. He has completed fifth grade in keyboard from Trinity College London and has said that he likes to be involved in the music compositions of his films. He has called himself a "huge fan" of Yuvan Shankar Raja’s work, saying that he has "often dreamt of surpassing his work as a composer someday". Jai made his film debut at age 16 as Vijay's younger brother in the 2002 film Bhagavathi, with director A. 

Early Life

Born into a family of musicians, Jai has stated that music was close to his heart and that it influenced him in his "growing years", particularly crediting his uncle, composer Deva. He has completed fifth grade in keyboard from Trinity College London and has said that he likes to be involved in the music compositions of his films. He has called himself a "huge fan" of Yuvan Shankar Raja’s work, saying that he has "often dreamt of surpassing his work as a composer someday".

Career

Venkatesh choosing Jai as a result of his striking similarity of looks with Vijay. His friend, the singer Yugendran, recommended Jai to audition for a role in Venkat Prabhu's directorial debut Chennai 600028 (2007).The success of the film began an association with Venkat Prabhu and Jai has repeatedly collaborated in Prabhu's ventures through leading or cameo roles. He was then selected to play a leading role by debutant director Sasikumar in Subramaniapuram (2008).The actor, who was filming for Vaamanan, Aval Peyar Thamizharasi, Adhe Neram Adhe Idam and Arjunan Kadhali at the time, revealed that only Vaamanan would do well and the rest would become financial failures. Initially, the Nadigar Sangam council had asked him to complete his pending assignments before he could start work on any other project, beginning with Venkat Prabhu's Goa. His next release Ahmed's Vaamanan (2009), an action thriller featuring Priya Anand, Lakshmi Rai and Rahman.  Adhe Neram Adhe Idam opened to unanimous negative reviews.

He was then seen in Venkat Prabhu's romantic comedy Goa (2010), where he played a villager on a coming-of-age trip to Goa alongside Vaibhav Reddy and Premgi Amaren. He appeared in Aval Peyar Thamizharasi with different looks throughout the film to reflect his character's growth, with the main ones being that of an eighteen-year-old boy and a twenty-eight-year-old man.After his string of failures, Jai signed up to play a role in AR Murugadoss's debut production Engaeyum Eppothum after being impressed by Saravanan's script. Portraying a timid working class professional, his role was well received and the film performed well at the box office. A critic noted "the highlight of the film is it lead actors Anjali, Ananya, Jai and Sharwanand who live the role of the characters they play". Jai then accepted to play a secondary role in Atlee's Raja Rani (2013) and admitted he was initially apprehensive about accepting the offer, only choosing to do so after being convinced by the film's climax. Raja Rani opened to positive reviews and became a blockbuster at the box office, with Jai's role being well received by critics.

 His second release of the year was the fantasy comedy Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham, where Jai played a Siddha doctor who becomes deserted on an island after a bachelor party with his three friends. The film opened to mixed reviews and became an average grosser at the box office, with critics noting that Jai was "disappointing" and that he "hams it up".Jai currently has several films scheduled for release in 2014, including the long-delayed venture Arjunan Kadhali, which he began work on in 2008. His next release is likely to be Vadacurry, a comedy venture produced by Dayanidhi Azhagiri, where he features with Swati Reddy. He also plays the lead role in Aascar Films' romantic-comedy Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah alongside Nazriya Nazim, as well as featuring in Gautham Menon's production Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum, where he portrays a mail carrier. As of April 2014, he began production on two further films, Jagajalan directed by Parthy Bhaskar and Valiyavan with Saravanan. He has also shot scenes for the delayed multi-starrer Vettai Mannan, while agreeing terms to feature in Manimaran's Podiyan with Priya Anand.

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