Yuvan Shankar Raja is the popular music composer, who is the second son of Music Maestro Isai Gnani Ilayaraja. He was born in the year 1979 in Madras. He started his music career at the young age of 16 in the year 1996, through the film Aravindan, in which
, Nagma and Urvashi were in the lead roles. His breakthrough movie was
, which was the debut movie of Dhanush and Sherin. He has composed for more than a century of films in his career span of 18 years. He has a talent to compose music in various genres using various instruments. He is also a playback singer and his voice is different from that of other singers as his father Ilayaraja has. He is one among the youth icons of the south Indian music industry. His brother
is also a music director and his sister Bhavatharini is a singer. His hit movies are Rishi, Dheena, Nandha, Kadhal Konden, Ram, Sanda Kozhi, Chennai 28, Deepavali, Billa,
Yaaradi Nee Mohini
, Boss Engira Bhaskaran,
and Mass. He is a versatile singer and the songs in his voice such as Pogadhae from Deepavali, En Kadhal Solla from Paiyya and Poi Solla from April Madhathil are classics.