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Raja \Ra"ja\ (r[aum]"j[aum] or r[=a]"j[.a]), n. Same as Rajah.


n. (alternative spelling of rajah English)

  1. n. a Hindu prince or king in India [syn: rajah]

  2. type genus of the family Rajidae [syn: genus Raja]


Raja (; also spelled rajah, from Sanskrit ) is a title for a monarch or princely ruler in South and Southeast Asia. The female form Rani (sometimes spelled ranee) applies equally to the wife of a raja (or of an equivalent style such as rana), usually as queen consort or occasionally regent.

The title has a long history in the Indian subcontinent and South East Asia, being attested from the Rigveda, where a is a ruler, see for example the '', the "battle of ten kings".

Raja (disambiguation)

Raja is a Nepali and Indian term for a monarch, or princely ruler.

Raja may also refer to:

Raja (2002 film)

Raja is a 2002 Tamil film directed by Ezhil which stars Ajith Kumar, Jyothika and Priyanka Trivedi in the lead roles.It was dubbed into telugu as Nuvvu Naaku Kavali. It is considered to be one of the many biggest flops in Ajith's career.

Raja (1995 film)

Raja is an Indian Bollywood movie released on 22 June 1995, starring Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Mukesh Khanna and Dalip Tahil. The film was Sanjay Kapoor's second film after his debut Prem with Tabu in Bollywood. Prem was a flop, but this film, though panned by critics to have many flaws did excellent business in Bollywood. Its success was attributed to Madhuri Dixit because of her ardent fans. It was the fourth highest grosser of the year at the box office Madhuri Dixit received a Filmfare Best Actress Award nomination, and won the Star Screen Award Best Actress for the year.

Raja (genus)

Raja is a genus of skates in the family Rajidae containing nearly 30 species. They are flat-bodied, cartilaginous fish with a rhombic shapes due to their large pectoral fins extending from or nearly from the snouts to the bases of their tails. Their sharp snouts are produced by a cranial projection of rostral cartilage. The mouth and gills are located on underside of the body. They may be either solid-coloured or patterned, and most skates have spiny or thorn-like structures on the upper surface, and some species contain weak electrical organs within their tails. Mating typically occurs in the spring and the female lays numerous eggs per clutch which are encapsulated in leathery cases, commonly known as " mermaid’s purses". Species vary in size. The hedgehog skate (R. erinacea) adult length is 50 cm or less. The big skate (R. binoculata) may be 2.5 metres long. These bottom-dwellers are active during both day and night, and typically feed on molluscs, crustaceans and fish. Skates are found in most parts of the world, from tropical to near arctic waters, from shallows to depths of more than 2,700 metres. Skates and related species have fossil records dating from the Upper Cretaceous period, thus this well adapted species is quite ancient.

Raja (album)

Raja is the third studio album by Finnish thrash metal band Stam1na. It was released on 15 February 2008.

Raja (festival)

Raja Parba or Mithuna Sankranti is a four-day-long festival and the second day signifies beginning of the solar month of Mithuna from, which the season of rains starts. It inaugurates and welcomes the agricultural year all over Odisha, which marks, through biological symbolism, the moistening of the sun dried soil with the first showers of the monsoon in mid June thus making it ready for productivity. Its 2015 date is June 14–16.

Raja (play)

Raja , (also known as The King of the Dark Chamber in English translation), is a play by Rabindranath Tagore written in 1910. This play is marked as a symbolic play as well as a ‘mystic play’. The story is loosely borrowed from the Buddhist story of King Kush from Mahāvastu. A short stage version of Raja was published under the title of Arupratan in 1920.

Sen described Raja as ‘the first really symbolic drama by Tagore.’ The theme of the play is ‘the secret dealing of God with the human heart.

Raja (Tamil actor)

Daggubati Raja is an Indian film actor who has acted in Indian regional films. The actor made his debut in the 1981 Tamil film, Pakkuvethilai, before going on to become a leading actor in the Tamil film industry through the 1980s. He went on to play second lead roles and supporting characters in several films including Kamal Haasan's Sathi Leelavathi and Rajinikanth's Mappillai. He has also acted in few Telugu films like "Chinnari Sneham", "Sankellu" and " Shri Krishnarjuna Vijayam".

Raja (1972 film)

Raja (Tamil: ராஜா) is a 1972 Indian Tamil film, directed by C. V. Rajendran. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalithaa, S. V. Ranga Rao and K. Balaji in lead roles. The film had musical score by M. S. Viswanathan. The film was a remake of Hindi film Johny Mera Naam.

Raja (1943 film)

Raja is a 1943 Hindi film directed by Kishore Sahu. It was the first film from the newly established "Purnima Productions". A social satire, it starred Kishore Sahu and Protima Das Gupta in the lead. The music was composed by Khan Mastana, and Kishore Sahu sang the songs picturised on him. The rest of the cast included Ramesh Gupta, Gulab, Moni Chatterjee, Badri Prasad and Rani Bala.

The film performed well at the box-office in centres like Delhi and Bombay. Filmindia editor Baburao Patel stated that Raja "remains a milestone of art and skill in motion pictures".

Raja (elephant)

Raja ( Sinhala:රාජා ඇතා - Raja Atha) (also known as Maligawa Raja) was a Sri Lankan tusker elephant belonged to the Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy. Raja participated at the annual Esala procession in Kandy for around 50 years and was the sacred casket bearer of the final Randoli perehera for 37 years. He was one of the most celebrated elephants in Asia during his lifetime, and was world famous for his noble behavior. On August 20, 1986 former Sri Lankan President J. R. Jayewardene declared Raja as a national treasure, in recognition of his valuable services to the religion and culture of Sri Lanka.

Raja (1999 film)

Raja is a 1999 Telugu family, romantic drama film directed by Muppalaneni Shiva and produced by R. B. Choudary on Super Good Films . Starring Venkatesh, Soundarya and Abbas in pivotal roles with original soundtrack by S. A. Rajkumar. The film was Sensational Hit at the box office. The film won three Filmfare South Awards in Best Film, Best Actress and Best Music Director categories. The film is a remake version of 1998 Tamil movie Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen starring Karthik and Roja in the lead roles, with Ajith Kumar in a guest appearance.

Raja (name)

Raja is a common given name and a surname.

Given name
  • Raja, Indian film Tamil language actor
  • Raja (Sutan Amrull, Raja Gemini; born 1974), American make-up artist and drag performer
  • Raja Abel (born 1978), Indian film actor
  • Raja Babu (Punyamurthula Appalaraju, Adeel Raja; 1937–1983), Indian actor
  • Raja Bell (born 1976), American basketball player
  • Raja Bundela, Indian actor and politician
  • Raja Chaudhary (born 1975), Indian television actor
  • Raja Chelliah (1922–2009), Indian economist
  • Raja Farah (born 1988), Malaysian actress and model
  • Raja Fenske (born 1988), American actor
  • Raja Gosnell (born 1958), American film director
  • Raja Ali Haji (1808–1873), Malay historian, poet and scholar
  • Raja Hasan (born 1979), Indian playback singer
  • Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK; born 1950), Malaysian blogger
  • Raja Kannappan, Indian politician
  • Raja Kashif (born 1978), British musician
  • Raja Nawathe (1924–2005), Indian film director
  • Raja Paranjape (1910–1979), Indian film actor and director
  • Raja Pervaiz Ashraf (born 1950), Pakistani politician and businessman
  • Raja Rafe (born 1983), Syrian footballer
  • Raja Ramanna (1925–2004), Indian nuclear physicist
  • Raja Rao (1908–2006), Indian philosopher and writer
  • Raja Shehadeh (born 1951), Palestinian lawyer and writer
  • Raja Sen (born 1955), Indian film and television director
  • Raja Toumi (born 1978), Tunisian handball player
  • Raja Ravi Varma (1848–1906), Indian artist
  • A. Raja (Andimuthu Raja; born 1963), Indian politician
  • A. M. Raja (politician) (born 1928), Indian politician
  • Abid Raja (born 1975), Pakistani-Norwegian lawyer and politician
  • Adeel Raja (born 1980), Pakistani-Dutch cricketer
  • Allar Raja (born 1983), Estonian rower
  • Altaf Raja (born 1967), Indian singer
  • Andres Raja (born 1982), Estonian decathlete
  • Basit Raja (born 1993), Danish cricketer
  • D. Raja (born 1949), Indian politician
  • Dharma Raja (1724–1798), Maharajas of Travancore
  • Farzana Raja (born 1970), Pakistani politician
  • Hason Raja (1854–1922), Bangladeshi poet
  • Jewel Raja (born 1989), Indian football player
  • K. S. Raja (Kanakaratnam Sriskandarajah; ?–1989), Sri Lankan radio journalist
  • Karthik Raja (born 1973), Indian musician
  • Kasthuri Raja, Indian film director
  • M. Raja (Raja Mohan), Indian film director
  • Masood Ashraf Raja (born 1965), Pakistani literary and political scientist and writer
  • Pazhassi Raja (1753–1805), Indian freedom fighter
  • Purav Raja (born 1985), Indian tennis player
  • Rameez Raja (born 1962), Pakistani cricketer
  • Rameez Raja (born 1987), Pakistani cricketer
  • Review Raja, Canadian film critic
  • S. Raja, Tamil orator, actor.
  • Samina Raja (1961–2012), Pakistani writer and translator
  • Sivaji Raja, Indian film actor
  • Tarana Raja (born 1977), Indian film and television actress and dancer
  • Wasim Raja (1952–2006), Pakistani cricketer
  • Yuvan Shankar Raja (born 1979), Indian playback singer and composer

Usage examples of "raja".

A document was written out by Dewan Sewlal promising that in the event of the decoits carrying out the mission they had come upon the estate would be restored to Raja Karowlee, and that he would be compelled to assign to the three decoit leaders villages within that territory in rent free tenure.

In writing the Raja of Karowlee for the decoits, Dewan Sewlal had not stated that the mission was for the purpose of bringing home in a bag the head of the Pindar Chief.

Dewan, to get them in his power, connived with Hunsa to make the decoity so that their lives would be forfeit, then if the Dewan punished them for not going the Raja of Karowlee could not make trouble.

He had been entertained by rajas and nawabs whose nautch dancers knew tricks that would harden the cock of a corpse.

He particularly urged us north, even though the weather would still be cool, and suggested one or two of the hill rajas who might show us an entertaining time.

Moslem nawabs and Hindu rajas, squelched into their borders first by the Company and later the Crown, had spent their entire lives with nothing to do but squabble over rank and invent ways to spend their money.

The Gulab Begum would be convincing as a princess, the wife of the raja.

Sookdee, Ajeet Singh, and Hunsa, accompanied by twenty men, and Gulab Begum took the road, the Gulab travelling in an enclosed cart as befitted the favourite of a raja, and with her rode the wife of Sookdee as her maid.

Ram, Raja, Wazir, Mother, Diamond, Shanker, Crown, Max, Hondo, Highness, Lillie Mol, Leo and Tex.

The six shouters trotted back in again, bringing the naked girl, but at another command from the little Raja they ran out once more.

Then she saw him, Tony Alvarez, walking into the party for Raja Mestres, his baby-faced Puerto Rican tramp clinging to his arm.

In some republics, each member of the council or assembly is called raja or king, a nice avoidance of the monarchial principle: if everyone is a king, no one is.

That gentle rhythmic breathing, perfectly but unconsciously timed from long practice, was the way of the Raja Yoga, which he had learned when young, and all the time he visualised himself, the others, the whole room as blue—.