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Raghav Mathur

Raghav is an Indo-Canadian Singer and composer.


Raghav Mathur was born on Thursday, 2 April 1981 (age 42 years; as of 2024) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His zodiac sign is Aries. He shifted with his parents to Calgary and then Fort McMurray, Alberta, where he attended Sir Winston Churchill High School.

Raghav's childhood picture

Raghav’s childhood picture

While growing up in Calgary, he developed an interest in hockey and singing; however, he decided to concentrate on singing due to not being good enough in the sport. He was working with the prominent vocal coach Seth Riggs in Los Angeles by 17. He flew to England a year later and settled in Liverpool, where he joined the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. During this time, he joined a band called ’11/7,’ which was nominated for the MOBO Awards.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Raghav Mathur


Parents & Siblings

His father Krishna Sahai Mathur, pursued a Master’s degree in Engineering from Germany. His mother’s name is Nina Mathur, and his parents got married on 22 January 1969. His parents were from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh and later migrated to Germany and thereafter, Canada. His father passed away in 2022.

Raghav's childhood photo with his parents and sister

Raghav’s childhood photo with his parents and sister

Photo of Raghav's mom and dad

Photo of Raghav’s parents

He has an elder sister named Charu Mathur.

Raghav's picture with his sister, Riya

Raghav’s picture with his sister, Riya

Wife & Children

Although he is married and has a daughter named Riya, according to an Instagram post in October 2023, he is a single father. [1]Raghav- Instagram

A picture of Raghav with his daughter, Riya

A picture of Raghav with his daughter, Riya



Storyteller- The Debut Album

He launched his debut album, ‘Storyteller,’ in 2004. He produced 4 singles on that album, and his song ‘Angel Eyes’ reached number 7 on the UK chart. The track was inspired by ‘Murder She Wrote’ by Chaka Demus & Pliers and featured Jucxi and Frankey Maxx. He also collaborated with Kardinal Offishall, for the song ‘sooner or later’ in the album. The album sold 1.6 million copies worldwide and made him a global superstar with his fanbase stretching to India, Africa, and parts of Europe. Raghav also went on a worldwide tour in 2005 and performed in several venues such as Karachi, New York City, Africa, Australia, and Canada.


Raghav signed a contract with ‘Universal Music India’ in 2009 and released his second album, ‘Identity.’ The album was released in India exclusively and rose to number 3 on the charts. The song ‘Quincy Jones’ from the album was dedicated to ‘Quincy Jones,’ an American producer. The album also featured the American hip-hop artist ‘Redman’ in the song ‘My Kinda Girl.’

The Phoenix

In 2010, Raghav released his third album ‘The Phoenix’ after signing a record deal with an Independent Canadian record label, ‘Cordova Bay.’ The album featured ‘Kardinal Offishall’ in the song ‘So Much,’ produced by Labrinth. The song received nominations from ‘The Canadian Juno Awards,’ for the “R&B/Soul Recording of the Year award, in 2011. Another song from the album ‘Fire’ became Raghav’s most successful single in North America; it rose to number 38 on the Canadian Billboard Hot 100.

A poster of Raghav's album 'The Phoenix'

A poster of Raghav’s album ‘The Phoenix’


Raghav made his breakthrough debut with the single ‘So Confused,’ released in 2004. The song became a hit and rose to number 6 on the UK Singles Chart. His next released singles ‘Can’t Get Enough’ and ‘It Can’t Be Right’ with 2Play, both featured in the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart. He released ‘Let’s Work It Out’ under his name, and it got featured on the UK Singles Chart at no 15.


He worked with A. R. Rahman and Shilpa Rao on the song ‘Ishq Shava’ from the film Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012). He collaborated with A. R. Rahman again, this time for the song ‘Mawalli Qawalli’ from the film ‘Lekar Hum Deewana Dil’ (2014).

A picture of Raghav with the living legend A. R. Rahman

A picture of Raghav with the living legend A. R. Rahman

His song ‘Until the Sun Comes Up,’ released in 2015, featured the Indian film actor Abhishek Bachchan and the American artist Nelly.

The poster of Raghav's single 'Until the Sun Comes Up' released in 2015

The poster of Raghav’s single ‘Until the Sun Comes Up’ released in 2015

He collaborated with Jio Saavn in 2018 and released the song Maayera. The song has been played globally on more than 10 million streams and remained in the top 15 of the streaming charts in India for 15 weeks continuously.

A poster of Raghav's album 'Maayera' released in 2018

A poster of Raghav’s album ‘Maayera’ released in 2018

Awards & Nominations

  • National Songwriters Association of America Award (1997)
  • MOBO Best Unsigned Act (2000)
  • MOBO Award; Best Collaboration (2004)
  • Asian Achievers Award (2004)
  • Urban Music Awards; Best Chart Act (2005)
  • UK Asian Music Awards; Best Newcomer (2005)
  • Southern Asian Music Awards; Best Artist (2005)
  • Global Indian Music Academy Awards: Best Album (2008)
  • “R&B/Soul Recording of the Year” at the Juno Awards of 2011 for his song “So Much” featuring Kardinal Offishall (2011)
  • ‘Best Song’ for CHR and Hot/Adult and Contemporary at the Canadian Radio Music Awards for the single ‘Fire’ (2012)
  • ‘Single of the Year’ at the Canadian Indie Awards again for ‘Fire’ (2012)
  • ‘Recording of the Year’ at the Western Canadian Music Awards organized by the Western Canadian Music Alliance for the album Phoenix (2013)
  • Anokhi Awards: Global Empowerment in Songwriting (2018)
  • Brit Asia TV Music Awards; Special Recognition (2018)

    Raghav performing at Brit Asia awards 2018

    Raghav performing at BritAsia TV Music Awards 2018


Car Collection

Raghav is fond of old classical cars and drives a BMW 735i.

Raghav's Facebook post about his love for vintage cars

Raghav’s Facebook post about his love for vintage cars


  • Artist: Micheal Jackson


  • Raghav’s father once had a paralysis attack and suffered from Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
  • Raghav’s parents enjoyed listening to Hindi and Indian classical music and one day, Raghav sang one such song in front of them when he was just 4, and it surprised them.
  • While living in Calgary, Raghav was part of the club Youth Singers of Calgary.
  •  Raghav once said in an interview with DESIblitz that he feels more accepted in the British Asian music community, despite being a Canadian.


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