Jai

Other names of Jai: Jai Sampath
Birthday: 06-04-1985
Age: 34
Star sign: Taurus

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 Raja Rani. From his childhood onwards he had an interest in Car racing, and his inspiration is hero Ajith Kumar. 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.

Janagaraj

Janagaraj is one of the few comedians of Tamil cinema, who quit acting though he was at his peak. Whether it is a comedy or a supporting role, he played that with equal finesse. During his period, Janagaraj gave rigorous competition to Goundamani and Senthil. He has over 100 Tamil movies to his credit. Born during the year 1955, Janagaraj was initially a stage artist and a theater artist. It was during the year 1971 that Janagaraj aimed to work in movies. He got small roles in several films of ace director K Balachander. Later in 1977 the film Sevuppu Villu made the audience to notice him. Right from Nizhalgal, his other films including Mudhal Vasantham, Palaivana Rojakkal, Apoorva Pirargal, Rajadhi Raja, Sindhu Bhairavi, Agni Natchathiram, Apoorva Sagodharargal, Roja and Kizhaku Vasal earned him a good name that he rightly deserves. In fact, Janagaraj was seen in most of Rajinikanth’s and Kamal Haasan’s movies in 80s and 90s. Janagaraj’s performance in Nayagan was very much appreciated. Nayagan, Baasha, and Annamalai are the films which provided fodder to Janagaraj’s character roles. He was also seen in the films in early 2000, including Aayutha Ezhuthu, King, and M Kumaran S/o Mahalakshmi. Janagaraj experimented with different roles and was successful in his attempt. He was seen in most of Maniratnam’s films and he gave stellar performances in all these films. Janagaraj maintained his individual style of acting and never copied other comedians. Other than acting, Janagaraj is interested in music. The voice of Janagaraj is his strength, it is considered as an inspiration for many mimicry artists. In fact, he has also sung for some films in Kollywood. Janagaraj has his interest in classical drama and dance. The body language of Janagaraj has gained him much appreciation. Janagaraj rarely uses unwanted language in films. Janagaraj maintains good rapport with another Tamil actor Delhi Ganesh. Though he is highly talented, he is not seen in films nowadays. When contacted him, he revealed that his son is very rich; he doesn’t want his father to act.

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