Jai is a Tamil film actor. He is best known for his performances and appearances in the films Chennai 600028,Subramaniapuram, Goa and Engeyum Eppodhum. He is the nephew of music director Deva. Srikanth Deva is his cousin. Jai had worked as a keyboardist in films and had made his acting debut in a supporting role in Bagavathi (2002). In 2007, he successfully auditioned for a leading role in Venkat Prabhus sports film Chennai 600028. The film emerged as a cult classic, as did his next role of an unemployed 1980s Madurai lad in Sasikumars 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.