Nazrin Shah of Perak

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Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah
Sultan of Perak
Reign 29 May 2014 - present
Predecessor Azlan Shah of Perak
Spouse Tuanku Zara Salim (m. 2007)
Issue YM Raja Azlan Muzzaffar Shah
YM Raja Nazira Safya
House Istana Iskandariah, Kuala Kangsar, Perak
Father Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Yussuf Izzuddin Shah Ghafarullahu-lah
Mother The Raja Permaisuri (Queen) of Perak Tuanku Siti Bainun binti Mohd. Ali , D.K. , D.M.N.
Born (1956-11-27) 27 November 1956 (age 58)
Penang, Malaysia
Perak Royal Family
Coat of arms of Perak.svg

HRH Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, The Sultan
HRH Tuanku Zara Salim Davidson, Raja Permaisuri

  • HH Raja Azlan Muzzaffar Shah
  • HH Raja Nazira Safya Shah

HH Raja Jaafar, Raja Muda
HH Raja Nor Mahani,Raja Puan Besar

  • Raja Shah Azman
  • Raja Nor Azwina

HH Raja Iskandar Dzulkarnain,Raja Di-Hilir
HH Tunku Soraya of Kedah,Raja Puan Muda

  • Raja Nabil Imran
  • Raja Idris Shah
  • Raja Siffuddin
  • Raja Sarina Intan Bahiyah
  • Raja Safia Azizah

HH Raja Ahmad Nazim Azlan Shah, Raja Kechil Besar

Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfullah[1][2] (born (1956-11-27) 27 November 1956 (age 58)) in Penang, Malaysia) is the current 35th Sultan of Perak.

Early life[edit]

Sultan Nazrin Shah was born on 27 November 1956 in Penang. He is the eldest son of the late Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Muhibbudin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Yusuf Izzuddin Shah Ghafarullahu-lahu and the The Raja Permaisuri of Perak Tuanku Bainun Binti Mohd Ali.

Academic Life[edit]

Sultan Nazrin has an academic and intellectual background with a BA degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Worcester College, Oxford. He also holds an MPA degree from John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a PhD degree in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University.

Sultan Nazrin’s research interests are in the area of economic and political development in South-East and North-East Asia, historical national income accounting and economic growth in developing countries.

The sultan has also written articles and spoken on a wide range of issues including the role of the constitutional monarchy in Malaysia, education, Islam, ethnic relations and economic development.

He has assumed the role of Financial Ambassador of the Malaysian International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC), has been Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Malaya since 1989 and is the chairman of the Board of Governors of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar.

He is also an Eminent Fellow of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia.

Royal Life[edit]

He was proclaimed the Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of Perak on 15 April 1984, taking over from his father, Sultan Azlan Shah, who just two weeks earlier became the Sultan of Perak. On 29 May 2014, he become the 35th Sultan of Perak after his father, Sultan Azlan passed away.[3]

Sultan Nazrin's full name including official titles is as below:

Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfurlah, Sultan, Yang di-Pertuan Negara dan Raja Pemerintah Negeri Perak Darul Ridzuan dan Jajahan Takluknya, D.K., D.K.II (Selangor), D.K.S.A, S.P.C.M, S.P.T.S, S.P.M.P. (Perlis), Ph.D (Harvard), MPA (Harvard),D.M.N.[4]

He was appointed Regent of Perak when his father became the ninth Yang di-Pertuan Agong from 1989 to 1994.

As the Sultan of Perak he is also the Colonel-in-Chief of the Malaysian Army's Rejimen Askar Jurutera DiRaja.


Sultan Nazrin of Perak married Zara Salim Davidson at Istana Iskandariah, Bukit Chandan, on 17 May 2007. This was announced by the Comptroller of the Perak royal household, Raja Datuk Seri Mansur Raja Razman. Sultan Nazrin and Tuanku Zara knew each other for eight years before the wedding.

A day after the solemnisation of their vows, there was a special proclamation ceremony to bestow Tuanku Zara with the official title of Raja Puan Besar of Perak. Sultan Azlan Shah had consented to the proclamation of the then Raja Nazrin’s bride Zara Salim Davidson as the Raja Puan Besar of Perak and the conferment of the Darjah Kerabat on her.

The royal wedding reception took place on 17 May 2007.

The first child of the couple, YM Raja Azlan Muzzaffar Shah, was (born on (2008-03-14) 14 March 2008 (age 6)). The second child, a princess, YM Raja Nazira Safya Shah was (born (2011-08-02) 2 August 2011 (age 3)).

Title and Styles[edit]

  • 27 November 1956 – 16 February 1984: Raja Nazrin Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Mhibbuddin Shah
  • 16 February 1984 – 15 April 1987: Yang Teramat Mulia Raja Kechil Besar Perak Darul Ridzuan Raja Nazrin Shah
  • 15 April 1987 – 25 April 1989 : Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Raja Muda Perak Darul Ridzuan Raja Nazrin Shah
  • 26 April 1989 – 25 April 1994: Duli Yang Maha Muila Pemangku Raja Perak Darul Ridzuan Raja Nazrin Shah
  • 25 April 1994 – 27 January 2008: Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Raja Muda Perak Darul Ridzuan Raja Nazrin Shah
  • 27 January 2008 – 29 May 2014: Duil Yang Maha Mulia Pemangku Raja Perak Darul Ridzuan Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah
  • 29 May 2014 – present: Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Perak Darul Ridzuan Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah


He has been awarded:[5]

Honours of Perak[edit]

Honours of Malaysia[edit]


External links[edit]

Regnal titles
Preceded by
Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Yussuf Izzuddin Shah Ghafarullahu-lah
Sultan of Perak
2014 - present
Succeeded by