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    Yuvan Shankar Raja

    Yuvan Shankar Raja

    Music Director/Singer/Lyricst
    Biography:  Yuvan Shankar Raja (AKA) Abdul Khaliq is a film composer and singer from the Tamil film industry. The youngest son of noted film composer Ilaiyaraaja, he began his musical career in 1996, at the age of 16, when he composed the film score for Aravindhan. He was referred to as Little Mastro, YSR, and BGM King. Family Yuvan is the youngest son of film composer Ilaiyaraaja, the younger brother of music director Karthik Raja, and the younger brother of playback singer and music director Bhavatharini. Yuvan has said that his brother Karthik Raja is more talented than him but did not get a successful break into the music business. Yuvan Became a Muslim There were rumours that Yuvan, who had been married twice, was going to marry a Muslim woman. Yuvan Shankar Raj also addressed the rumours on social media, stating that his family supports his decision and that there was no misunderstanding. He tweeted, "I follow Islam, and I'm proud of it. Alhamdulillah." "My family supports my decision, and there is no misunderstanding between me and my dad." After this announcement, he got more negative responses to his Twitter handle, @Raja_Yuvan, and today he deactivated his account. Later, he rechristened himself as Abdul Khaliq. On January 1, 2015, he married for the third time. Yuvan and his third wife had a baby girl on April 7, 2016. Personal Life Yuvan Shankar Raja graduated from St. Bede's School in Chennai. In 2005, he married his longtime girlfriend, Sujaya Chandran. Two years later, the couple filed for divorce through mutual consent, and in February 2008, they were finally granted a divorce. The reason for the separation has been cited as "irrevocable differences." He ended his friendship with Selvaraghavan over unspecified issues and left the film Aayirathil Oruvan. Film Scores and Soundtracks His first composition was the soundtrack for the Tamil movie Aravindhan. Subsequently, he broke into the Kollywood music scene with the album Thulluvadho Ilamai. Other soundtracks on which he has worked include Manmadhan, Kadhal Kondein, 7G Rainbow Colony, and Kanda Naal Mudhal. His soundtracks for the films Silambattam, Aegan, Saroja, Yaaradi Nee Mohini, Billa, Satham Podathey, Manmadhan, and Vallavan established him as a leading composer. The soundtracks of films like Pudhupettai, which featured a traditional orchestral score played by the Chapraya Symphony Orchestra in Bangkok, or Katrathu Tamil, were critically acclaimed. Yuvan Shankar Raja’s collaborations with the directors Selvaraghavan, Ameer Sultan, Silambarasan, Venkat Prabhu, Vasanth, and Vishnuvardhan have resulted in successful soundtracks. Upcoming features include Kettavan, Yogi, and Sarvam. He has been heralded as one of the top music composers in Chennai. Other Works Besides scoring film music and soundtracks, he also produces personal music albums from time to time. In his very early years, in 1999, when he was not familiar to most people yet, he made the Tamil album The Blast, which contained 12 tracks and featured vocals by Kamal Haasan, Unnikrishnan, and Nithyashree. However, the album went downright unnoticed. Currently, he is working on his second album, the rights to which have been acquired by Sony BMG but which have yet to be titled. It is reportedly a bilingual album to be released both in Tamil and Hindi. The launch is expected to happen in 2009. In January 2009, Yuvan announced his first live performance at a show at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada, to be held on April 25, 2009. According to Yuvan, the show titled Yuvan: Live in Concert will feature around 30 songs, which will be sung by singers like Hariharan, Shankar Mahadevan, Vijay Yesudas, Shreya Ghoshal, and his father, Ilaiyaraaja, as well as some stage dances in between by actresses Sana Khan and Meenakshi.
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    Yuvan Shankar Raja Movies

    Movies Director Release Date
    Tamil
    as Music Director
    Chandra Mohan Apr 2025
    Tamil
    as Music Director
    Karu Palaniappan Dec 2025
    Tamil
    as Music Director
    Karu Palaniappan Oct 2025
    Tamil
    as Singer
    Milind Rau 13 Jul 2024

    Yuvan Shankar Raja: Age, Net Worth, Movies, Family, and Personal Details

    About Yuvan Shankar Raja

    Name Yuvan Shankar Raja
    Profession(s) Main Profession
    Lyricst, Music Director, Music Label, Singer

    Other Profession
    Date Of Birth 31 Aug 1979
    Age 45
    Birth Place Chennai
    Current Residence Nandanam, Chennai
    Religion Muslim
    Nationality Indian
    Height 1.57 m
    Zodiac Sign Virgo
    Hobbies Photography, Travelling

    Yuvan Shankar Raja Family

    Father Ilayaraja
    Mother Jeeva Rajayya
    Sibling Karthik Raja
    Spouse

    Syujaya Chandran (21 Mar 2005) (Div. 2008)

    Shilpa Mohan (01 Sep 2011) (Div. 2014)

    Zafroon Nisa (01 Jan 2015) Married
    Children Ziya Yuvan (7 April 2016)

    Yuvan Shankar Raja Education

    Education Qualification SSLC
    College(s)
    School(s) St. Bede's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai

    Yuvan Shankar Raja Net Worth

    Net Worth $ 1.5 Million

    Yuvan Shankar Raja Debut Movies

    Tamil Aravindan

    Yuvan Shankar Raja Unknown Facts

    • After the tenth grade, Yuvan stopped getting an education and began concentrating on composing.
    • The idea of blending music culture with the Kollywood industry was originally raised by him. He gained attention for his artistic integration of hip-hop and western beats into his Kollywood compositions.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Yuvan Shankar Raja

    • The age of Yuvan Shankar Raja in the 2024 was 45.

    • The Yuvan Shankar Raja's was born in Chennai.

    • The DOB for Yuvan Shankar Raja was 31 Aug 1979.

    • The Yuvan Shankar Raja is approximately 1.57 m tall.

    • The most recent movies for Yuvan Shankar Raja is Mr. Zoo Keeper.

    • Yuvan Shankar Raja is best known for the films Dheena and 7G Rainbow Colony.

    • After the tenth grade, Yuvan stopped getting an education and began concentrating on composing. and The idea of blending music culture with the Kollywood industry was originally raised by him. He gained attention for his artistic integration of hip-hop and western beats into his Kollywood compositions..

    • The Yuvan Shankar Raja had $ 1.5 Million's worth of wealth.

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    • The Yuvan Shankar Raja Instagram account is ItsYuvan.

    • The Yuvan Shankar Raja Twitter handle is Raja_Yuvan.

    • Yuvan Shankar Raja's next feature film with Chandra Mohan.

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