Jai is an Indian Tamil actor. He was born on 6th April 1984. His birthplace is Chennai in Tamil Nadu. His parents are Sambath and Latha. He has one elder and a younger sister. He is the nephew of famous music director Deva, who worked in all south Indian languages (Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, and Malayalam). As his family is full of musicians, Jai also has an interest in music. For learning keyboard, he went to London and joined Trinity College of London. In his early career in Tamil film industry, he worked as Keyboardist with his Uncle Deva for many movies. His favorite music director is Yuvan Shankar Raja.
In 2002, he made his acting debut in the Tamil film titled Bagavathi. This film turned out to be a commercial hit in the Tamil Industry. Jai played a lead role for the first time in film Chennai 600028 in 2007. In this movie, he played the role of Raghu. Jai acting was widely appreciated in this movie.
In 2009, Jai entered into controversy while filming for movies Vaamanan, Adhe Neram Adhe Idam, Aval Peyar Thamizharasi and Arjunan Kadhali. He gave comments that only Vaamanan will be a box office hit, and others will turn up as financial failures. He was opposed by the producers of these movies for making such type of comments.
Later he played roles in films such as in Goa as Vinayagam, Kanimozhi as Rajesh, Engaeyum Eppothum as Kathiresan,
Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham
as Ramarajan, Vadacurry as Sathish, Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah as Vijayraghavan Chari, Valiyavan as Vinod. He made cameo appearances in the films like Saroja, Ko, Biryani, Bramman, Masss, Vaalu.
He was nominated for Film Fare Award for Best Supporting Actor of Tamil in 2011 for the movie
. From his childhood onwards he had an interest in Car racing, and his inspiration is hero
. It made him participate in JK Tyre National Racing Championship of June 2014 in Sriperumbudur, Chennai. It was his first car racing tournament. The movies like Pugazh,
Idhu Namma Aalu
, Arjunan Kadhali,
Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum
are in different stages of post-production and are yet to be released.