Harris Jayaraj (Tamil: ஹாரிஸ் ஜெயராஜ்) (born January 8, 1975) is a Tamil film composer from Tamil cinema. He has written scores and soundtracks and played music for many Tamil films, as well as Telugu and Hindi films. He lives in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Over a period of seven years, Jayaraj has established himself as one of the leading composers of Chennai film music in South India. His father, S.M. Jayakumar, is a film guitarist who later became a noted musician and Chennai film composer.