Mugen Rao, the model cum singer, was born on 20th October 1995 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Mugen, who is an Indian by origin, did his schooling and graduation in Malaysia. Mugen Rao is from a musical family. His father is a stage singer named Prakash Rao Krishnan. Mugen’s mother is Nirmala Devi. Mugen has a brother named, Vignesh Rao and a sister, Janani. Mugen is very soft at his heart, but slightly a short-tempered guy. He is very much attached to his family and friends and a fun loving guy too. His pet name is MGR. Not only his family and friends call him MGR, but when he was invited to the stage to sing, they address him as MGR. Besides being a model and a singer, he is an actor and director too.

Mugen completed his graduation in Arts from Limkokwing University, Cyberjaya in Malaysia. Mugen started his singing career at an early age, along with his father. His uncle Sathish Rao introduced him into the film industry. He made his debut in Senandung Malam, a Malaysian film. He did a paperboy role that has a limited screen presence. He played the lead role in Gerak Khas. Some of his telefilms are Da Bomba, Sindiket Fixie, Rumah Kecil Itu, Rembau Ada WiFi, Sekuriti, Agam Puram and Sugamaana Sumaigal. He played supporting roles in the films including Ghora, Haran and Hey Coffeelopher. Kaadhaley Kanneer, Aayiram Sorkal, Ring-Eh, Kayalvizhi, Pogiren, Abinaya, Kannu Rapulo and Zombie Kadhal are some of the songs crooned by Mugen Rao. He has also composed the lyrics for a few of his songs and also appeared in the music videos, where he penned the lyrics and crooned the songs. He plays in Bigg Boss Tamil Season 3 hosted by Kamal Haasan. Mugen is one among the favorite contestants of the Bigg Boss audience.