yuvan shankar raja Biography, Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Height, Family

Yuvan Shankar Raja is a famous soundtrack composer, songwriter, singer, and Music director in Kollywood. He is a child born with a golden spoon in his mouth. He is the youngest son of Isaignani, the Ilaiyaraaja. Thus, music is in his blood.

yuvan shankar raja

Getting an entry into the film industry was not a struggle for Yuvan. He wished to become a pilot, and finally took him to take a career in music as advised by his mother. Yuvan is the only Indian recipient of the Cyprus International Film Festival award for his outstanding musical score for the film Raam in 2006. He also received many Filmfare and state awards for music direction in the South Indian film industry.

Yuvan Shankar Raja lived his dreams and worked hard to rise from a flop music director, giving sleeper hits in Tamil films, and finally the most sought music director since 2000. He is active today and has many movies in his hands as his father was in his peak years. Know more about Yuvan Shankar Raja’s Age, family, relationship, love, marriage, carrier, net worth facts, and information in the below-detailed biography. 


Yuvan Shankar Raja was born on the 31/08/1980 in Theni District in Tamil Nadu, India. His  current age is 42 years

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Yuvan Shankar Raja is the last son of Ilaiyaraaja among his siblings Karthick Raja and Bhavatharani. His father and some of his relatives struggled to get into the Tamil film industry. Yet, when Yuvan was born, his father was into national fame as a music director. He did sing for his father’s musical score since the 1990s.

Yuvan did not have any formal education. He is a dropout student from St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Madras after attempting the 10th board exam. Later he went o piano classes in Musee Musical.

Since 2000, he has been the first to introduce hip-hop music in Tamil films. It was a great success, and his soundtracks are much appreciated apart from his song composition. He is famous as his dad is. Yuvan’s songs were mass hits in his composed music and others. Yuvan received fewer reviews from film critics

Real NameAbdul Khaliq
NameYuvan Shankar Raja
Date of Birth31 August, 1979
Age43 (as of 2023)
BirthplaceTamil Nadu, India
NationalityBritish Indian
ProfessionMusic Director, Singer, Lyricist
Zodiac sign / Sun signVirgo
Famous ForMovies
Educational QualificationsNA
Years ActiveNA

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Yuvan Shankar Raja hails from a Tamil Hindu family based in Madurai, TN. He was born in Theni and brought up in Madras or Chennai. His father, Ilaiyaraaja, is famous as Maestro in the Indian film industry. His mother’s name is Jeeva, and she passed away in 2011. Karthick Raja and Bhavatharini are his elder brother and sister. All siblings are famous music composers and singers in the Tamil film industry.

Father NameIlaiyaraaja
Mother NameJeeva
Brother NameKarthick Raja
Sister NameBhavatharini

Girlfriend, Wife

Sujaya Chandran was a fan he loved and got married privately in 2003 in London. Yet, they both returned to Chennai and gave a public reception in 2005. Yet, his first marriage did not last for more than 5-years as they divorced due to irreconcilable differences. In 2011, he tied the knot with Shilpa. In 2014, he praised Islam and married for the 3rd time with Zafroon Nisa. They had a girl child in 2016.

Yuvan Shankar Raja Wife & Mother & Father
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs / GirlfriendNot Known
Wife NameSujaya Chandran(2003-2008)
Sujaya Chandran(2011-2014)
Sujaya Chandran(2015)
Marriage date

Physical Appearance

Yuvan Shankar Raja’s skin complexion is dark. He is a stout man with a clean, shaved figure. He is energetic and looks good in shape. His height is 5.2-ft, and he weighs 60 Kg. His body shape is 32-26-32.

Weight(approx.)Kilograms- 65 Kg
Weight in Pounds- 143 lbs
Height(approx.)Centimeters – 157 cm
Inches – 5 ft 2 in
Meter – 1.57m
Figure Measurements (approx.)32-26-32
Shoe Size8
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack

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Kalyana Galatta

Aravindhan was his debut film in 1997. In 1998, he did Velai and Kalyana Galatta. All these three films were massive flops in theaters. His recognition as a music director was established by Poovellam Kettuppar and Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga in 1999. The later movie was dubbed in Telegu as Deal in 2007.

Thulluvadho Ilamai

Since 2000 he has been successful and has a million fans in South India and with Tamilians. In 2000, he made music for Dheena and Rishi. In 2001 he composed music and background for Thulluvadho Ilamai, Manadhai Thirudivittai, and Nandha. In 2002, he composed music for seven movies like April Maadhathilie, Bala, Mounam Pesiyadhe, Punnagai Poove, and Pop Carn.

Kaadhal Kondein

In 2003, he did six movies: Winner, Kaadhal Kondein, Pudhiya Geethai, Thennavan, Kurumbu, and Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan. In 2004, he composed for seven movies like Ullam, Aethiree, Perazhagan, 7G Rainbow Colony, Manmadhan, Bose, and Adhu. In 2005 he composed music for ten films like Raam, Arinthum Ariyamalum, Daas, Thotti Jaya, Oru Kalluriyin Kathai, Kanda Naal Mudhal, Sandakozhi, Kalvanin Kadhali, Agaram, and Pudhupettai.

Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu,

In 2006, he composed music for seven films: Pattiyal, Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu, Vallavan, Kedi, Thimiru, Paruthiveeran, and Thaamirabharani. In 2007, Yuvan composed music for 11 movies like Deepavali, Chennai 600028, Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram, Satham Podathey, Thottal Poo Malarum, Kannamoochi Yenada, Kattradhu Thamizh, Vel, Machakaaran, Billa, and Vaazhthugal. In 2008, he composed music for Saroja, Yaaradi Nee Mohini, Aegean, and Silambattam.

Kunguma Poovum Konjum Puravum

In 2009, he scored music for nine movies: Kunguma Poovum Konjum Puravum, Siva Manasula Sakthi, Sarvam, Vaamanan, Muthirai, Yogi, Paiyaa, Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai, and a Bengali film Bolo Na Tumi Aamar. In 2010, he composed music for Goa, Baana Kaathadi, Kaadhal Solla Vandhen, Thillalangadi, Naan Mahaan Alla, Boss Engira Bhaskaran, and Pathinaaru.

Kadhal 2 Kalyanam

In 2011, he did music for Pesu, Kadhal 2 Kalyanam, Vaanam, Avan Ivan, Aaranya Kaandam, Mankatha, Kazhugu, Rajapattai, and Vettai. In 2012, he scored music for Ullam, Billa-2, Ameerin Aadhi Baghavan, Aadhalal Kadhal Seiver, Moondru Per Moondru Kaadhal, and Samar. In 2013, he composed music for Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga, Thanga Meenkal, Thillu Mullu, Biriyani, and Arrambam. In 2014, he composed music for Vadacurry, Vanavarayan Vallavarayan, Thirudan Police, Anjaan, Poojai, Vai Raja Vai, and Idam Porul Yaeval.

Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan

In 2015, he composed music for Mass and Yatchan. In 2016, he composed music for Dharma Durai, Chennai 600028 II: Second Innings, Yaakkai, and Taramani. In 2017, Yuvan Shankar Raja composed music for Sathriyan, Kadamban, Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan, Semma Botha Aagathey, and Balloon. In 2018, he scored music for films like Irumbu Thirai, Raja Ranguski, Peranbu, Pyaar Prema Kaadhal, Om, Genius, Sandakozhi 2, and Maari 2. In 2019, he composed for movies like Kanne Kalaimaane, Super Deluxe, NGK, Sindhubaadh, Kazhugu 2, Nerkonda Paarvai, and Hero.

Kalathil Santhippom

In 2021, Yuvan composed music for films like Koozhangal, Kalathil Santhippom, Chakra, Nenjam Marappathillai, Sulthan, Kasada Thapar, Dikkiloona, Maanaadu, and Plan Panni Pannanum. In 2022, he composed music for Veeramae Vaagai Soodum, Valimai, Maamanithan, Kuruthi Aattam, Viruman, Laththi, and Naane Varuven. Yuvan Shankar Raja’s upcoming movies are Agent Kannayiram, Ram – Nivin Pauly film, Love Today, Aandava, Iraivan Miga Periyavan, Mr. Zoo Keeper, and Paramporul.

Net Worth

The net worth of Yuvan Shankar Raja is around $1.6 million as of 2022. His earnings are from singing, music score, and lyrics writing in Tamil films. He does get a share in dubbing his music in Malayalam, Telegu, and Hindi films.

Money Factor
Net Worth$1.6 Million

Facts and Information

Yuvan Shankar Raja came to the film industry after making many flopped films.Significantly fewer details are known about his 2nd wife, Shilpa.

Yuvan Shankar Raja is seen today as practicing Islam culture. Yet, he did not make any name change with the local gazette and by giving public notification.

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