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May 7, 2013

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pics

Yuvan Shankar Raja is an Indian music composer, singer and occasional lyricist from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He has predominantly scored music for the South Indian film industry. Son of noted film composer Ilaiyaraaja, he began his musical career in 1996, at age 16, as he composed the film score for Aravindhan. After initial struggle, he made his big break with the Thulluvadho Ilamai soundtrack (2001), and evolved as one of Tamil cinema's most sought-after composers by the mid-2000s. Within a span of 15 years, Yuvan Shankar Raja worked on over 85 films.

Yuvan Shankar Raja was born on 31 August 1979, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu into a Tamil family to parents music composer Ilaiyaraaja (Father) & Jeeva (Mother). Yuvan Shankar Raja have an elder brother Karthik Raja (music composer) & elder sister Bhavatharini (playback singer-cum-music composer). His mother Jeeva died in 2011.

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja


Yuvan Shankar Raja married his longtime girlfriend Sujaya Chandran on 21 March 2005, at the Mayor Sri Ramanathan Chettiyar Hall in Chennai, India. Sujaya Chandran had met him in 2002 as a fan at a music cultural program in London and both fell in love later. Sujaya Chandran was a London-based singer and the daughter of Dr. C. R. Velayutham and Dr. Sarojini Chandran. They had a secret registered marriage in September 2003 in London, before the formal public wedding was held in 2005 with the consent of their parents. In August 2007, they filed for divorce with mutual consent, which was granted in February 2008, after 6 months. The reason for the divorce was cited to be "irreconcilable differences".

On 1 September 2011, he married Shilpa Mohan at the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. The marriage was held in a simple ceremony with only family members and close friends being present. Shilpa Mohan is a B.Pharm graduate from the University of Adelaide, Australia.

MUSIC COMPOSER YUVAN SHANKAR RAJA CHILDHOOD PHOTOS (MOVIE CELEBRITIES CHILDHOOD PHOTOS)

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic with Father Music Composer Ilaiyaraaja

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic with Father Music Composer Ilaiyaraaja

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

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Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic with Mother Jeeva

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic with Mother Jeeva

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Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja (Second from Left) Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic with Father Music Composer Ilaiyaraaja, Mother Jeeva & Elder Brother Karthik Raja

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic with Mother Jeeva

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic with Father Music Composer Ilaiyaraaja, Mother Jeeva & Grandmother

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Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic with Elder Brother Karthik Raja & Elder Sister Bhavatharini

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Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic with Bollywood Music Composer Uttam Singh

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja (Left) Childhood Pic with Elder Sister Bhavatharini

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

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Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic with Tamil Actor Sivaji Ganesan

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Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja (Right) Childhood Pic with Elder Sister Bhavatharini

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic with Tamil Actor Sivaji Ganesan, Elder Brother Karthik Raja & Elder Sister Bhavatharini

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic with Father Music Composer Ilaiyaraaja

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja (Second from Right) Childhood Pic with Father Music Composer Ilaiyaraaja

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic Mother Jeeva, Elder Brother Karthik Raja & Elder Sister Bhavatharini

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic with Father Music Composer Ilaiyaraaja

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic with Father Music Composer Ilaiyaraaja

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic with Father Music Composer Ilaiyaraaja, Mother Jeeva, Elder Brother Karthik Raja & Elder Sister Bhavatharini

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic with Bollywood Music Composer Uttam Singh

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic with Father Music Composer Ilaiyaraaja, Mother Jeeva, Elder Brother Karthik Raja & Elder Sister Bhavatharini

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja (Right) Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja (Second from Left) Childhood Pic

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic with Mother Jeeva

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Childhood Pic with Mother Jeeva & Elder Brother Karthik Raja

Yuvan Shankar did his schooling at St. Bede's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai, and discontinued his education after his tenth class. He started learning music from Jacob Master, attending piano classes at "Musee Musical" in Chennai, which is affiliated to Trinity College in London, UK.

Film director and film composer Gangai Amaran and R. D. Bhaskar are his uncles and their sons Venkat Prabhu, Premji Amaran and Parthi Bhaskar, who are working in the Tamil film industry as well, are his cousins.

In 1996, following his mother's suggestion to take up music as a profession, Yuvan Shankar Raja started composing tunes for an album. It was then that T. Siva, the producer of the Tamil language film Aravindhan, after hearing some of the tunes, asked to compose a trailer music. As the producer was so much impressed of which, he gave Yuvan Shankar the assignment to compose the entire film score including a soundtrack for that film. After consulting and getting consent from his parents, he accepted the offer; his music career started. His entry into the Tamil film and music industry had happened at age 16, thus becoming one of the most youngest composers ever in the industry, which, he says, was "purely accidental".

However, both the soundtrack album as well as the film itself failed to attract audiences and to do well and Yuvan Shankar Raja's following projects Velai (1998) and Kalyana Galatta (1998) were not successful either; his compositions for these films did not receive good reviews or responses. The failures of his first projects caused that he was not offered any film projects and assignments subsequently. During this time of struggling, he was approached and assigned by director Vasanth to compose the music for his film Poovellam Kettuppar (1999). The soundtrack received very positive response. The album would make possible his first breakthrough in the industry and proved to be a major turning point in his career.

Thanks to this film's enormous success, he eventually broke into the Tamil music scene as offers were pouring in subsequently. He was mainly approached by many young new directors.

Besides Tamil films, he has also scored music for films in other South Indian languages. 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. Apart from these ones, he also worked "straightly" on Telugu projects such as Seshu, Malli Malli Chudali, Happy, Raam, Raju Bhai and Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule, making him a well-known popular composer in Andhra Pradesh, too.

Besides, Yuvan Shankar Raja is a noted playback singer as well. As of August 2011, he has sung over 80 songs, mostly his own composed songs and several times for his father Ilaiyaraaja and his brother Karthik Raja. He lent his voice first in 1988, when he was eight years old for a song in the film En Bommukutty Ammavukku, composed by his father.

Aside from scoring film music and soundtracks, he also produces personal music albums from time to time.

Yuvan Shankar Raja has won two Filmfare Awards; the Best Music Director Award in 2004 for his score in the drama 7G Rainbow Colony at age 25, remaining the youngest winner of the award, and the Special Jury Award in 2009 for his Telugu musical Oy!. Besides, he received six nominations for Filmfare Awards, one Tamil Nadu State Film Award in 2006 and the Cyprus International Film Festival Award in 2006 for Raam, becoming the first and only Indian composer to win it.
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