Wijaya is a doubles specialist. He has been rated among the best men's doubles players in the world for over a decade. Noted for his ability in all phases of the doubles game, he has reached the final of the BWF World Championships three times with countryman Sigit Budiarto. They won the 1997 edition in Glasgow, Scotland and finished second in 2003 and 2005. With Tony Gunawan he captured the men's doubles gold medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Though Budiarto has been his most frequent partner, Wijaya has won top tier men's doubles events (and a mixed doubles event or two) with a variety of players, recently renewing an earlier partnership with Gunawan. Wijaya was a member of the world champion IndonesiaThomas Cup (men's international) teams of 1998, 2000, and 2002.
In 2007 he joined the Japanese club owned by Tonami.
When he was young, he joined the Jaya Raya Jakarta badminton club. His parent's names are Hendra Wijaya (father) and Indranita (mother). His hobby is listening music. Normally people called him Candra.