Fantin Rio Raj, better known as Rio Raj, is an Indian actor, model, anchor, and video jockey. In 2020, he participated in “Bigg Boss Tamil 4.”
Rio Raj was born on Friday, 17 February 1989 (age 31 years; as of 2020) in Erode, Tamil Nadu. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.
He did his schooling from Tamil Nadu’s Boys Govt. Hr. Sec. School and went to Guru Ragavendra Polytechnic College to pursue his graduation. After graduating, Rio worked as an employee in a private company for a few years.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
Not much is known about his parents. He has one elder brother.
Wife & Children
Rio Raj got married to Shruthi Ravi on Thursday, 9 February 2017. The couple has a daughter, Rithi.
Rio Raj started his career as an actor in 2006 by playing small roles in TV serials of Vijay TV like “Kana Kaanum Kaalangal Kalooriyin Kathai.” After working as an actor for a while, Rio started working as a VJ in “Sun Music.” Some of his most popular shows include ‘Kaloori Kalam,” “Suda Suda Chennai’, ‘Your Attention Please’, ‘Coffee Tea Area’, ‘Free Ah Vidu’, and “Ready, Steady, Po.”
After working as an anchor for a long time, he shifted again to acting with the season 3 of the TV serial “Saravanan Meenatchi” (2016-2018) and played the role of ‘Saravanan.’
He made his film debut in 2017 with the Tamil film “Sathriyan” by playing the role of Guna’s friend.
Subsequently, he appeared in the films “Nenjamundu Nermaiyundu Odu Raja” (2019) and “Plan Panni Pannanum” (2020).
He has also appeared in the short film “Kadhal Ondru Kanden” as ‘Gautam’ (2019). In 2020, he participated in the game reality show “Bigg Boss Tamil 4.”
- Vikatan Award for Best Anchor (2014)
- Vijay Television Award for ‘The Best Find of the Year’ (2017)
- Galatta Awards for Best Host (2018)
- Edison Award for Rising Star of 2019 (2020)
- Food: Vada, Uthappam, Aviyal
- Travel Destination: Kerala
- Bike: Royal Enfield
- Sport: Cricket
- Cricketer: Sachin Tendulkar
- His hobbies include travelling and riding bikes.
- He owns a Mahindra Thar and a Royal Enfield.