Yuvan Shankar Raja, Kollywood Music Composer
• Birth Date – 31-Aug'1979
• Native place – Pannaipuram, Theni, Tamil Nadu.
• Father Name – Illayaraja.
• Mother Name – Jeeva
• Brother – Karthick Raja, Music Director
• Sister – Bhavatharini, Play back Singer
• Uncles – Gangai Amaran, Film Director and Music Composer
• Elder Cousin – Venkat Prabhu, Actor and Film director
• Younger Cousin – Premji Amaran, Actor
Yuvan Shankar Raja did his school in St.Bede's School, Chennai and completed his degree in Loyola College, Chennai. He mentor is Jacob Master. He started learning his music talent from Jacob Master.
Film Carrier of Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja's debut film is Aravindhan with Sarath Kumar and Nagma in lead roles. The Producer of this film is T.Siva. T.Siva gave a chance to Yuvan Shankar Raja after hearing some his tunes in his albums. His debut happened in the year of 1996.
Yuvan Shankar Raja's age was 16 at the time entry in Tamil Film Industry as a composer. This made him as the youngest Music Director in the Tamil film world. Unfortunately the songs didn't get good response from audiences.
In the year of 1998, He composed music for two films named as Velai and kalyana Galatta. Yuvan Shankar Raja didn't get good name from both of these films.
Yuvan Shankar Raja's Milestone Film
In the year of 1999, Yuvan Shankar Raja got a chance to compose music for Poovellam Kettupar which was directed by notable director Vasanth. The songs were very well received by Younger audiences. Irava Pagala and Chudithar Aninthu vantha songs are block buster. Poovellam Kettupar is the milestone film in Yuvan Shankar Raja's carrier.
After that Yuvan Shankar Raja done music for Unakka Ellam Unakka and Rishi in the years of 1999 and 200. Both of this film did average in box office.
In the year of 2000, Yuvan Shankar Raja got a chance to work with A.R.Murugathas's debut film Dheena which had lead as Ajith and Laila. Album of this film and the Movie became huge hit among the audiences.
Yuvan Shankar Raja's Successful films
Thulluvatho Ilamai and Bala's Nandha were released in the year 2001. The Songs of Thulluvatho Ilamai became great success among youth. The collaboration with Selvaraghavan was very success. Later both of them gave very good musical songs to Tamil film world.
• 2002 : Junior Senior, Kadhal Samrajyam, Bala, Mounam Pesiyathe, April Madhathil, Punnagai Poove and Pop corn. Songs of April Madhathil became blockbuster among youth audience. Other film like Bala, Mounam Pesiyathe and Punnagai Poove received well. He also did on screen performance in Punnagai Poove.
• 2003 : Kadhal Konden was released with the combination of Yuvan Shankar Raja, Selvaraghavan and Dhanush. Background score of this film was anonymously praised. Movie and Songs became blockbusters. In the same year he did another film named as Kurumbu. This film is director Vishnuvardhan's debut film. Winner, Pudhiya Geethai, Thennavan Pudhukottaiyulirunthu Saravan are the other films did by Yuvan in the year of 2003.
• 2004 : Ullam Ketkumae, Aethiree, Perazhagan, 7G Rainbo colony, Manmdhan, Bose and Adhu in the year of 2004. 7G Rainbo Colony with Selvaraghavan and Manmadhan with Simbhu got good reviews and did very well in box office.
• 2005 : Arinthum Ariyamalum, Dass, Thotti Jaya(1 song alone), Oru Kalluriyin Kathai, Kanda Naal Mudhal, Sandakozhi, Kalvanin Kadhali, Agaram and Pudupettai are other films released in the year of 2009 with Yuvan's Musical core.
• 2006 : Pattiyal, Azhagai Irukkirai Payamai Irukirathu, Vallavan, Kedi, Thimiru,
• 2007 : Deepavali, Chennai 60028, Yaaradi Nee Mogini, Satham Podathey, Thottal Poo Malarum, Kannamoochi yenada, Kattradhu Tamizh, Vel, Machakaran, Billa
• 2008: Vaazhthugal, Saroja, Aegan, Silambattam
• 2009: Kunguma Poovum Konjum Puravum, Siva Manasula Sakthi, Sarvam, Vaamanan, Muthirai,
Yogi, Paiyaa, Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai
• 2010: Goa, Baana Kaathadi, Kaadhal Solla Vandhen, Thillalangadi, Naan Mahan Alla
Awards won by Yuvan Shankar Raja
1. Filmfare South Best Music Director Award for the film 7G Rainbow Colony in the year of 2004.
2. Tamil Nadu State Film Award for the film Pattiyal in the year of 2006.
3. Cyprus International Film Festival Award for Best Music Director Award for the film Raam in the year of 2006.
4. Isaiyaruvi, Anandha Vikatan Awards in various categories