Arun Yogiraj Biography, Sculpture, Age, Ram Statue, Family, Wife, Idol, Career

Arun Yogiraj (born in 1983) is an Indian sculptor from Mysuru, Karnataka. He is well known for his notable works like Lord Ram Idol at Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir, a 30-feet statue of Subhash Chandra Bose, the Statue of Adi Shankaracharya in Kedarnath, a 21-feet tall Hanuman statue at Chunchanakatte in Mysore district, a 15-feet tall sculpture of B.R. Ambedkar.

Arun Yogiraj Biography

Full NameArun Yogiraj
Known forRenowned sculptor
ProfessionSculptor and Artist
Date of Birth (Approx.)1983
Age (as of 2024)41 years
BirthplaceMysore, Karnataka, India
HometownMysore, Karnataka, India
Physical Status
Height (approx.)5 feet 10-11 inches
Weight (approx.)80 kg
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
GrandfatherBasavanna Shilpi
FatherYogiraj Shilpi
MotherWill update soon
Personal Information
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseVijetha Mohan
Children1 Daughter
SchoolWill update soon
CollegeWill update soon
Early Life
Born inMysore, Karnataka
Involvement in carvingSince childhood, part of a family with a five-generation legacy
After MBAWorked in a private company, but returned to sculpting in 2008
Net WorthApproximately ₹1 crore

About Arun Yogiraj

Arun Yogiraj, who comes from a family of five generations of famous sculptors in Mysore, is currently the most sought after sculptor in the country. Arun was sought after by different states in the country due to the need to enhance the monuments of the winners with Arun’s talent. The country’s Honorable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, also appreciated Arun’s talent. Arun is very bold in effectively taking advantage of existing opportunities. This is how demand for his art was created in various states of the country. Arun’s father, Yogiraj was also a talented sculptor.

His grandfather Basavanna Shilpi was sponsored by the King of Mysore. Arun Yogiraj, who belongs to this generation, has also been involved in sculpture since he was a child. After completing his MBA, he worked for a while in a private company. But he could not escape the skills of sculpting that had always been innate to him. So since 2008, he continued his sculpting career.

Arun Yogiraj

The 30-foot tall statue of Subhash Chandra Bose by Arun is the center of attraction on the large glass roof behind the Amar Jawan Jyoti behind India Gate. As the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose approaches, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to install a statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at India Gate to honor his contributions to the freedom struggle which was also approved by the government. Arun Yogiraj supports. Furthermore, he also gifted the Prime Minister a 2-foot tall statue of Subhash Chandra Bose and received his appreciation.
Earlier, Arun Yogiraj had also carved a 12 feet tall statue of Adi Shankaracharya in Kedarnath. 21 feet tall statue of Hanuman at Chunchanakatte in Mysore district, 15 feet tall statue of constitutional architect Dr BR Ambedkar, white amritashila statue of Swami Ramakrishna Paramahamsa in Mysore, 6 feet tall monolithic statue of Nandi, 6 feet high statue of Banashankari Devi, 14.5 feet high white AmritaShila statue of King of Mysore, Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar and many other idols flourished in the hands of Arun Yogiraj. Many organizations have honored Arun. The Mysore royal family also expressed special admiration for his contribution.

Arun Yogiraj Career Highlights

  • He started his career in the year 2008
  • Notable Works
    • 30 feet statue of Subhash Chandra Bose in Delhi
    • 12 feet 3-D statue of Adi Shankaracharya in Kedarnath
    • 21 feet Hanuman statue in Mysore district
    • 15 feet BR Ambedkar sculpture in Mysuru
    • 14 feet white marble statue of Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar
    • The idol of Ram Lalla for Ayodhya’s Ram Temple (2024)

Arun Yogiraj Awards & Recognitions

  • 2014: South Zone Young Talented Artist Award by the Government of India
  • 2020: Nalwadi Award from Mysore District administration.
  • 2021: Honorary membership from Crafts Council of Karnataka
    • Karnataka government’s Jakanachari Award
    • Shilpa Kousthubha honorific by Sculptors Association
    • Rajyothsava Award by Mysuru District Administration
    • Personal appreciation by Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the UN

Arun Yogiraj Interesting Facts

  • He started sculpting at age 5
  • Learned art from father and grandfather
  • He is a Vegetarian, practices meditation and yoga
  • Versatile in sculpture, painting, drawing, and photography
  • Fan of Leonardo da Vinci
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Arun Yogiraj Social Media Profiles

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Also Read: Interesting facts about Ayodhya Ram Mandir temple

5 responses to “Arun Yogiraj Biography, Sculpture, Age, Ram Statue, Family, Wife, Idol, Career”

  1. Prof.dr.geetha Bangalore Avatar
    Prof.dr.geetha Bangalore

    You are divine.your divine hands and fingers are blessed and bring glory to the world.may lord shower more glory to you to spread our vedic culture
    Would like to do padha Pooja and abhishegam to your divine fingers.god bless

  2. Thimmayapally.shivakumar Avatar

    sir I have need below one inch lord Shiva lingam,for daily Puja,made it with the ram idol stone picesess.sir pls.

  3. Thimmayapally.shivakumar Avatar

    Ur a amazing ,god blessed person


    Bring an open mind . the first step to looking at a sculpture . Mills says does not have to do with your eyes; it is all about mindset . It is a very great achievement ”Lord Ram” Jai Shree Ram, Again Thanks for your excellent work.
    We hope You get the ”National Award” from Bharat Sarkar , Vandy Matram

    1. damodar sawal Avatar
      damodar sawal

      Gentelmen you are the best and your work speak as if idols are live.

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