Rio Raj is an Indian actor and video jockey who primarily works in the Tamil film and television industry. He is known for her portraying Prank Star Shiva in the comedy-drama film “Nenjamundu Nermaiyundu Odu Raja” (2019), and Saravanan Veluchamy in Star Vijay’s series “Saravanan Meenatchi” Season 3 (2016) opposite Rachitha Mahalakshmi. He is the first Indian actor who wins three Filmfare awards.
Rio started his career as an actor with Star Vijay TV serial “Kana Kaanum Kalangal Kalloori Saalai” but later he turned to anchor at Sun Music as VJ. He has received many prestigious awards for his brilliant acting and anchoring skills in the industry. Recently he entered Bigg Boss Tamil 4 house as a contestant.
Rio Raj Wiki/Biography
Born on 17 February 1989, Rio Raj’s age is 31 Years as of 2021. He was born and brought up in a middle-class family from Erode, Tamil Nadu, India. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.
He completed his initial schooling at Boys Government Higher Secondary School, Erode, Tamil Nadu. Then he enrolled himself at Guru Ragavendra Polytechnic College, Netteri, Tamil Nadu from where he completed his graduate course.
After completing his studies, he starting working in a private company as an employee for a few years. But he always wanted to pursue his career as an actor and started his career as a television actor with Star Vijay TV.
|Full Name||Rio Raj|
|Nickname||Sun Music Rio and Saravanan|
|Date of Birth||17 February 1989|
|Birth Place||Erode, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Profession||Actor and Video Jockey|
|Debut||TV: Kana Kaanum Kaalangal in 2011|
Film: Sathriyan in 2017
|Famous For||Bigg Boss Tamil 4 Contestant|
|Years Active||2011 – Present|
|School||Boys Government Higher Secondary School, Tamil Nadu|
|College/University||Guru Ragavendra Polytechnic College, Tamil Nadu|
|Net Worth||$1 Million|
Family, Girlfriend & Relationships
Rio Raj belongs to a middle-class Christian family from Erode, Tamil Nadu, India. He is an Indian by nationality and has an immense belief in the Christianity religion.
His father is an employee in a small company in Erode while his mother is a homemaker. He is very close to his family especially his mother. He also has one elder brother.
Rio Raj’s marital status is married. His wife’s name is Shruthi Ravi who is a homemaker.
The couple dated each other for a long time and after that, they decided to get married on 9 February 2017 in the presence of their parents and other close relatives.
The couple was blessed with a baby girl, Rithi on 7 March 2020.
|Father Name||Not Known|
|Mother Name||Not Known|
|Wife Name||Shruthi Ravi|
|Marriage Date||9 February 2017|
Rio Raj is a good looking man with an attractive personality. He is known for his cute smile and owns a strong body build up with an impressive physique and body measurements.
Rio Raj’s height is 1.80 m and his body weight measures around 79 Kg. His hair color is black and his dark brown blistering eyes add to his charming personality. He loves to have a broad black mustache and French cut beard. There is no tattoo inked on his muscular body.
|Height (approx)||in centimeters: 180 cm|
in meters: 1.80 m
in feet inches: 5’ 9”
|Weight (approx)||in kilograms: 79 kg|
in pounds: 174 lbs
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
Rio Raj started his career after the completion of his graduate course. He worked in many private companies for a few years before entering the entertainment industry.
In 2011, he made his acting debut with school life drama television serial “Kana Kaanum Kaalangal” as Guna’s friend which premiered on Star Vijay TV channel.
But later he turned into a video jockey with Sun Music and hosted many day-time shows such as Kaloorikalam, Free Ah Vidu and Suda Suda Chennai.
In 2016, he returned to the acting field with his appearance in the TV serial “Saravanan Meenatchi Season 3” (2016) opposite Rachitha Mahalakshmi.
After that, he participated in the dance reality show “Jodi Number One Season 9” (2016) as a contestant and emerged as 3rd runner-up.
In 2017, he hosted the television game show “Ready Steady Po” where teams of young and energetic people compete in exciting games to win big!. Since then he anchored many popular shows like Wife Kaila Life, Dancing Superstars, Bigg Boss 2 Fun Unlimited and 90s Kids vs 2k Kids.
Along with his television career, Rio Raj made his big-screen debut with the Tamil movie “Sathriyan” (2017) in a supporting role.
He also appeared in movies like “Nenjamundu Nermaiyundu Odu Raja” and “Kadhal Ondru Kanden”.
In 2019, he worked in the short film” Kadhal Ondru Kanden” as Gautam and the film won Best Short Film Award in Behindwoods Gold Medals 7.
|2019||Nenjamundu Nermaiyundu Odu Raja||Shiva|
|2020||Plan Panni Pannanum||Not Known|
Rio Raj has won many prestigious awards throughout his acting and anchoring career in the industry. He has won the “Vikatan Award” for “Best Anchor” in the year 2014.
He received the “Find of The Year Award” at “Vijay Television Awards” in 2017.
In 2019, he won the “Vijay Television Awards” for “Best Anchor of the Year”.
In the same year he won “Galatta Nakshatra Award” for TV actor who made into Silver Screens.
Along with these, Rio also won the “Rising Star Award” in 2019 at the “Edison Awards” show. His short film won the “Best Short Film Award” in “Behindwoods Gold Medals 7”.
He received various nominations in many prestigious awards in different categories.
|Email ID||[email protected]|
|Residence Address||Erode, Tamil Nadu, India|
Facts and Information
Does Rio Raj smoke?: Yes
He loves to ride bike and owns Royal Enfield.
In 2018, he bought a brand new Mahindra Thar car from his own money.
He likes listening to songs and elephant riding as his hobbies. He loves to travel with his family and friends and his favorite holiday destination in Kerala, India.