Rio Raj (born on 17th February 1989) is a well-known video jockey, actor and anchor in the Tamil Entertainment Industry. He is also known as Sun Music Rio and is very popular among the Tamil folk. He made his debut with the television show Kana Kaanum Kaalangal-Kaloori Saalai in 2011 and his film debut with the Kollywood movie Sathriyan in the year 2017 alongside Vikram Prabhu. He was born in the city of Erode in Tamil Nadu and his amazing talent has made him a household name not only in his state but also in the country. In 2020, he appeared as one of the contestants in the reality TV show Bigg Boss Tamil season 4.
Rio Raj Biography
|Nickname||Saravanan Meenatchi Rio or Rio or Sun Music Rio|
|Profession||Actor, Video Jockey, model, anchor|
|Debut||Film – Sathriyan (2017)TV – Kana Kaanum Kaalangal-Kaloori Saalai (2011)|
|Height||5’8” or 1.73 m or 173 cm|
|Weight||75 kg or 165 lbs|
|Body Measurements||Chest- 40 inchWaist- 32 inchBiceps- 14 inch|
|Date of Birth||17th February, 1989 (31 years old in 2020)|
|Birthplace||Erode, Tamil Nadu|
|Hometown||Erode, Tamil Nadu|
|Residence||Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|School||Boys Government Higher Secondary School, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India|
|College/University||Guru Raghavendra Polytechnic College, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Educational Qualifications||Diploma in CSE|
|Father||Name Not Known|
|Mother||Name Not Known|
|Marriage date||9th February, 2017|
|Net Worth||₹1 crore (approx.)|
Early life and Background
Rio Raj was born and brought up in a middle-class family in the city of Erode in Tamil Nadu. He practices Christianity. His father is an employee in a small firm in Erode whereas his mother is a housewife. Rio is very close to his parents since his early childhood days. He finished his early education from Boys Government Higher Secondary School, Erode, Tamil Nadu and went on to pursue a diploma in Computer Science Engineering in Guru Raghavendra Polytechnic College in Tamil Nadu. He participated in many shows as an anchor in his school and college days.
Rio got married to his childhood sweetheart Sruthi Ravi on 9th February, 2017 at an early age of 28. These two love birds participated in the reality TV show Jodi Number 1 as a couple. They were blessed with a beautiful baby girl whom they named as Rithi. Since the birth of his only child, Rio has been working hard to support his family as well as his career as an actor and a video Jockey.
Rio Raj started his career as an actor for Vijay TV. He became famous after acting in the television show Kana Kaanum Kaalangal Kalooriyin Kathai on one of the best channels of Vijay TV. He then tried his skills as a VJ for Sun Music. Rio anchored in many shows for Sun Music and has been a part of it for the past 3 years. He acquired the nickname “Sun Music Rio” because of his undying love for his career in the anchoring industry. He turned out as the lead actor of Star Vijay serial called Saravanan Meenatchi Season 3 after anchoring for years.
Some of the most famous shows he has played the main host in are Suda Suda Chennai, Your Attention Please, Kaloorikalam, Free Ah Vidu, etc. He won the award for TV actor who made into silver screens in 2019 by Galatta Nakshatra Awards. Rio has also impressed his fans with several Best Anchor awards. In 2020, he was introduced as one of the 16 contestants of Bigg Boss Tamil Season 4 by Kamal Haasan.
- Sathriyan in 2017 as Guna’s friend
- Nenjamundu Nermaiyundu Odu Raja in 2019 as “Prank Star” Shiva
- Plan Panni Pannanum in 2020
- Kadhal Ondhru Kanden in 2019 as Gautam
- Kana Kaanum Kaalangal-Kaloori Saalai from 2011 to 2012 as Palani
- Kaloori Kalam from 2014 to 2016 as VJ Host
- Suda Suda Chennai from 2014 to 2016 as VJ Host
- Your Attention Please from 2014 to 2016 as VJ Host
- Coffee Tea Area from 2014 to 2016 as VJ Host
- Free ah Vidu from 2014 to 2016 as VJ Host
- Saravanan Meenatchi (season 3) from 2016 to 2018 as Saravanan
- Jodi Number One from 2016 to 2018 as contestant
- Ready Steady Po from 2017 to 208 as main host
- Wife Kaila Life from 2017 to 2018 as Main Host
- Bigg Boss Tamil 2-Fun Unlimited Talk Show from 2017 to 2018 as Main Host
- Ready Steady Po Season 2 from 2018 to 2019 as Main Host
- Jodi Number One- Fun Unlimited from 2018 to 2019 as Main Host
- Behind woods Gold Medals 6.0 in 2018 as Main Host
- Dancing Super Stars from 2019 to 2020 as Main Host
- 90s Kids vs 2k Kids in 2020 as Main Host
- Bigg Boss Tamil season 4 in 2020 as contestant
Lesser known Facts
- Rio won “The Best Find of The Year” for his outstanding TV debut year performance in the first year of his career as an actor in Vijay Television Awards 2017.
- He also won Vikatan award for best anchor in 2014.
- He started acting for the Tamil Entertainment industry as an actor in 2006.
- Rio is also known as Sun Music Rio for his time as a VJ in Sun Music, a Tamil Music Channel.
- He hosted as the reality TV show Bigg Boss Tamil season 2 and is now a contestant in the 4th season.