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Yuvan Shankar Raja Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 31, 2021

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Short Biography

Yuvan Shankar Raja, the voice behind many Indian songs, was born on 31-08-1979 in Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He is a famous Indian Music Director, Singer, Record Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Musician, Lyricist, Arranger & Playback Singer who is known for his work in Bollywood, Hollywood, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada & Malayalam cinema.

Yuvan Shankar Raja Complete Bio & Career

Yuvan Shankar Raja has predominantly worked in Tamil Films and is famously considered to be a versatile composer giving his music for over 100 films. He started his career by composing music for an album and finally entered the film and music industry of Tamil Cinema at the age of 16. Since then he has been producing music and has got immense love and popularity from the listeners.
Yuvan is also recognized as the Rockstar of Tamil Cinema, as he was the one who introduced the era of remixes and western music in the Tamil Film Industry. This is the cause of Yuvan’s huge popularity among the youth. He has won several awards for his work in 7G Rainbow Colony, Oy! And Raam.
He was the first Indian Composer to receive an award at the Cyprus International Film Festival Awards in 2006 for Raam. In a career of over 25 years, he has composed songs for over 100 films and is arguably one of the most sought-after musicians in the Tamil film industry. He is often compared to A.R. Rahman as well. He is also the owner of the music label U1 records and also has started his production studio named YSR Films. Some of his noted works include 7G Rainbow Colony,  Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu, and Paruthiveeran among others. In addition to Tamil, he has also composed music for other South Indian language films as well. In addition to music composer, he is a noted singer as well. Films that feature some of his popular songs are Maadhathil, Pattiyal, Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu, Pudhupettai, and Paiyaa among others.

Yuvan Shankar Raja Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to film producer mother Jeeva Rajayya & film composer father Ilaiyaraaja. His mother died on 31-10-2011. He has an elder brother named Karthik Raja (Composer) and an elder sister named Bhavatharini (Singer). Venkat Prabhu and Premgi Amaren are his cousins. He first married Sujaya Chandran on 21-03-2005. The couple divorced in Feb 2008. He then married Shilpa Mohan on 01-09-2011 and divorced her in 2014. On 01-01-2015, he married a third-time Zafroon Nisa. The couple has a daughter named Ziya Yuvan, who was born on 07-04-2016.

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 40
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Chennai
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School St. Bede's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Singing and Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut Tamil Film - Aravindhan (1997)
Telugu Film - Seshu (2002)
Kannada - Gilli (2009)
Malayalam - Kelkaatha Shabdam (2007)
Bollywood - Raja Natwarlal (2014)
First Album - The Blast (1999)
Best Movies 7G Rainbow Colony (2004), Pudhupettai (2005), Chennai 600028 (2007), Paiyaa (2010), and Panga (2011) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Audi Q7 and Rolls Royce


Favorite Color White
Favorite Player Dinesh Karthik
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Sai Pallavi
Favorite Actor Dhanush
Favorite Singer Hariharan
Favorite Place Toronto

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Yuvan Shankar Raja

  • He is the only Indian composer to win the Cyprus International Film Festival Award in 2006 for the soundtrack of Raam.
  • His notable works and loyal fanbase earned him the honorific nickname Youth Icon.
  • Apart from South Indian language films, he has also composed the music of Bollywood film Raja Natwarlal.
  • Around 35 of the Tamil films, for which he had composed music, were afterwards dubbed into Telugu, Kannada or Malayalam languages as were the respective soundtracks.
  • He has also given live performances not just in India but in various other countries as well.

Yuvan Shankar Raja Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

44 years, 3months, 7 days old age Yuvan Shankar Raja will turn 45 on 31 August, 2024. Only 8 months, 22 days, 23 hours,24 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Yuvan Shankar Raja has celebrated the total number of 44 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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