Yuvan Shankar Raja Biography Age, Wiki, Net Worth, Family

Yuvan Shankar Raja is a singer-songwriter as well as film score & soundtrack composer from India. He primarily composes Tamil films’ soundtracks. Well-known as a versatile composer, he is mainly recognized for his use of elements of Western music. Yuvan is also well-known for bringing hip hop to the Tamil movie & song industries and kicking off the “era of remixes” in Tamil Nadu. Yuvan Shankar Raja has been nominated for many awards and received many of them also. Some of them are 5 Mirchi Music Awards, 2 South Filmfare Awards, 4 Vijay Awards, and 3 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.

Yuvan Shankar Raja

Yuvan has previously composed hundreds of films song in the last 25 years. He started his journey in the music industry in the year of 1996 when he composed the Aravindhan movie’s soundtrack. Yuvan Shankar Raja made his breakthrough in the Tamil song industry in 2001 with the soundtrack to Thulluvadho Ilamai, and by the mid-2000s, Yuvan had made himself one of Tamil cinema’s greatest sought-after composers. In 2004, he received the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil for his work on the drama 7G Rainbow Colony. He was the only Indian composer to get the award of the Cyprus International Film Festival for the soundtrack of Raam in 2006. In the year of 2009, Yuvan got the Award of Filmfare Special Award – South for his Telugu musical Oy!.


Yuvan Shankar Raja was born on the 31st of August 1979 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Yuvan Shankar raja’s current age is 42 years.

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Yuvan Shankar Raja was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India to Jeeva and Ilaiyaraaja. He is the smallest of three siblings, the others being music composer Karthik Raja & singer-composer Bhavatharini. He is the nephew of the well-famous composer as well as director Gangai Amaran and R.D Bhaskar, and his cousins are Venkat Prabhu, Premgi Amaren, & Parthi Bhaskar.

Yuvan studied at St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai, India, but dropped out after the 10th grade to start his journey in music. He studied with Master Jacob and also learned piano at the Musee Musical in Chennai.


He was born to Jeeva Rajayya, a film producer, and Ilaiyaraaja, a movie composer. His mother died on October 31, 2011. Karthik Raja (Composer) is his elder brother, and Bhavatharini is his elder sister (Singer). His cousins are Venkat Prabhu and Premgi Amaren.

Girlfriend, Wife, and Relationships

Yuvan Shankar Raja was wedded to Sujaya Chandran on March 21, 2005, at Chennai’s Mayor Sri Ramanathan Chettiyar Hall. Yuvan met Sujaya Chandran as a fan at a music cultural event in London in the year 2002, and they later fell in love.  They married in secret in September 2003 in London, followed by a formal public wedding in 2005 with their parent’s permission. They ended the relationship with mutual consent in August 2007, and it was granted six months later, in February 2008.

On Sept. 1, 2011, he decided to marry Shilpa at the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The wedding was planned in a simple ritual with only close family members & friends in attendance. Shilpa was revealed to be an Australian B.Pharm graduate. A wedding party was planned for the following day in Chennai.

He announced his conversion to Islam on his Twitter account in February 2014. He lawfully renamed himself Abdul Haliq, but he still goes by his first name professionally. On January 1, 2015, he married Zafroon Nisa for the third time. Yuvan and his fiancee welcomed a daughter on April 7, 2016.

Physical Appearance

Yuvan Shankar Raja is a high-energy person who is constantly on the go, fidgety, & quite excitable. For him, life is in constant motion, and he devours it voraciously. He stands tall at 5.4 feet and weighs around 62 kgs. His physical stamina is impressive, and he enjoys both mental as well as exercise. Yuvan Shankar Raja keeps himself physically and mentally busy at all times, & he feels better when he spends time outside and eats natural foods.


Yuvan Shankar Raja has worked in many Tamil movies and is mainly regarded as a versatile composer, having composed over 100 movies song. He started his professional by creating music for an album & eventually entered the Tamil music and film industry at the age of 16. Since then, he has been creating music and has received a lot of popularity and love from his fans.

Yuvan is also known as the “Rockstar of Tamil Cinema” as he pioneered the use of remixes & western music in the Tamil film industry. This is the reason for Yuvan’s enormous popularity among young people. He has received and been nominated for numerous awards for his work and got an award for the 7G Rainbow Colony, Oy! Raam, too.

In the year of 2006, he became the first Indian composer to win an award at the Cyprus International Film Festival for Raam. He has composed songs for over hundreds of movies in his 25-year career and is regarded as among the most sought-after musicians in the Tamil film industry. He is frequently compared to A.R. Rahman. He also owns the music label U1 Records and has his own production company called YSR Films. Among his notable works are Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu, 7G Rainbow Colony, and Paruthiveeran. Similar to Tamil, he has composed music for films in other South Indian languages.

Net worth

Yuvan Shankar Raja is one of India’s wealthiest and most popular celebrities. Yuvan Shankar Raja’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million, according to Forbes, Wikipedia, and Business Insider.


He is the one Indian composer to have received the award of Cyprus International Film Festival for the soundtrack of Raam in 2006.

His notable works and devoted fanbase managed to earn him the title of Youth Icon.

In addition to South Indian language movies, he composed the music for the Bollywood film Raja Natwarlal.

All over 35 of the Tamil films for which he composed music were later dubbed into Telugu, Kannada, as well as Malayalam, as were the soundtracks.

He has also given live shows not only in India but in several other countries.

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