Sultan Nazrin is the Sultan of Perak, a state in Malaysia. He assumed the throne on May 29, 2014, following the death of his father; Sultan Nazrin has been actively involved in various roles, including serving as the Deputy King of Malaysia since December 2016. He is known for his contributions to education, economics, and community development.
Age- 67 years
Full name- Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah
Height- 173 cm
Born- 27 November 1956
Birthplace-George Town, Malaysia
Spouse- Tuanku Zara Salim (m. 2007)
His parents were Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah ibni Sultan Yussuff Izzuddin Shah Ghafarullahu-lah and Tuanku Bainun binti Mohd Ali. His father served as a magistrate, while his mother worked as a teacher. His grandfather was Almarhum Sultan Yussuff Izzuddin Shah.
He had one brother, Raja Ashman Shah, and three sisters: Raja Yong Sofia, Raja Eleena, and Raja Azureen.
Sultan Nazrin married Tuanku Zara Salim Davidson on May 17, 2007, after knowing each other for eight years.
The couple has two children together. Their first child, Raja Azlan Muzzaffar Shah, was born on March 14, 2008, followed by Raja Nazira Safya Shah, born on August 2, 2011.
Sultan Nazrin attended schools in Kuala Lumpur and Cambridge, completing his education at Oxford University with a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. He later pursued advanced degrees at Harvard University, earning an MPA and a PhD in Political Economy and Government.
Sultan Nazrin’s research interests include economic and political development in South-East and North-East Asia, historical national income accounting, and economic growth in developing countries. He has also written and spoken on topics such as the constitutional monarchy in Malaysia, education, Islam, ethnic relations, and economic development.
Additionally, Sultan Nazrin serves as the Financial Ambassador of the Malaysian International Islamic Financial Centre, Chancellor of Universiti Malaya, and chairman of the Board of Governors of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar. He holds honorary fellowships at various institutions including Worcester College, Oxford, and Magdalene College and St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge. He is also a trustee of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and holds royal fellowships from various Malaysian institutes. He has received honorary degrees from institutions such as Cranfield Institute of Technology, Soka University, and The University of Nottingham
In the Perak Sultanate, succession differs from other Malay rulerships in Malaysia. Rather than following Agnatic Primogeniture, where the eldest son automatically becomes the Crown Prince, Perak operates on a hierarchical system. Princes are appointed to vacant ranks by the Sultan. Sultan Nazrin’s path to becoming Raja Muda involved vacancies in princely ranks. He was proclaimed Raja Kechil Besar in 1984, making him third in line to the throne. Upon the death of Raja Ahmad Saifuddin in 1987, Sultan Nazrin became Raja Muda, as the previous Raja Di-Hilir declined due to old age.
“On May 29, 2014, Sultan Nazrin became the 35th Sultan of Perak following the passing of his father, Sultan Azlan Shah. This marked a historic moment as it was the first time in nearly a century that a father-son succession occurred in Perak, as the Sultanate does not practice Agnatic Primogeniture. Additionally, Sultan Nazrin’s birth in Penang marked the first time in centuries that the Sultan of Perak was not born in Perak itself. Prior to his reign, he served as Regent of Perak twice, first when his father was elected as the ninth Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, and later when his father’s health declined in 2008. In addition to his royal duties, Sultan Nazrin serves as the Colonel-in-Chief of the Malaysian Army’s Royal Army Engineers Regiment and Royal Army Medical Corps.”
Sultan Nazrin’s approximate net worth is estimated to be around 8 million.
Latest News about Sultan Nazrin
Historic Hat-Trick: Sultan Nazrin’s Third Term as Deputy King
Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, the Sultan of Perak, has been sworn in for his third term as Malaysia’s Deputy King, a position he has held since 2016. Last year, during the 263rd Conference of Rulers, Sultan Nazrin was re-elected as the Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong for a five-year term. Alongside Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar of Johor, who was elected as the 17th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Nazrin reaffirmed his commitment to serving the nation by taking his oath at Istana Negara.
His reappointment reflects his exemplary dedication and performance in the role. Sultan Nazrin previously served as Deputy King during the reigns of Sultan Muhammad V and Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Mustafa Billah Shah, demonstrating his significant contribution to the royal institution. Born Raja Nazrin Shah on November 27, 1956, in Georgetown, Penang, he became the Crown Prince of Perak in 1987. Upon his father’s passing in 2014, he ascended to the throne as the 35th Sultan of Perak, known as Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah.