Ten Rare Facts of Harris Jayaraj
1.Harris Jayaraj won his first film fare award for Minnale breaking the 9 continuous film fare win record by A. R Rahman. The album received a unanimous thumbs up from the audience.
2.Harris Jayaraj once again broke the Shankar – A.R Rahnan combo through Anniyan. Since his first film Shankar had only worked with A.R Rahman but Harris changed all that. This was in fact similar to how A.R Rahman broke the Maniratnam – Illayaraja combo with Roja..
3.The BGM for the famous oonjal scene in Padayappa was actually selected by Harris Jeyaraj in absence of ARR and approved by ARR himself. Rahman was so happy with Harris Jayaraj’s selection that he retained what ARR has selected.
4.Minnale songs didn’t feature in the Weekly Top 10 or the Pepsi Ungal choice song of Sun Tv when it first came out. This was due to a tiff Sun Network had with the team of Minnale. In fact Minnale didn’t feature in the Top 10 movies as well. It was only during the end of the end of the year that Vaseegara was first played as the number 1 song of the year out of the Top 10 songs of the year.
5.Harris during his childhood years, he trained as a classical guitarist, making his professional debut on the instrument in 1987.
6.The favourite musician of Harris Jayaraj was M.S Viswanathan. The legend that M.S Viswanathan is one of the inspirational figures of the Tamil Music Industry.
7.Harris Jayaraj has been a keyboardist & percussionist for various music directors based in South India. He has predominantly worked with A R Rahman, Karthik Raja, Vidhyasagar.
8.Some of the singers introduced by Harris Jayaraj include Nakul, Saindhavi, Srilekha Parthasarathy, Madhumitha, Nikhil Matthew, Mahathi and Suchithra Ramanathan.
9.Harris Jayaraj has been a keyboardist & percussionist for various music directors based in South India. He has predominantly worked with A R Rahman, Karthik Raja, Vidhyasagar.
10.Harris made his professional debut in the year 1987.