M Raja was born on 1st December 2000 in Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu, started playing sports at an early age of 12 years. Completed his schooling from the Mayiladuthurai. The favourite pastime is reading books. Kabaddi is his one of the area of interests. Sathish Shivalingam an Indian weightlifter is his favourite sportsmen whom he follows. Raja started his training at the Gandhi Gym, Kovilpatti and later at the Sai Mayiladuthurai, and is currently training at the SAI Patiala. Sornamuthu, Kaber, and Vijay Sharma shaped his weightlifting career as a coach. M Raja has represented Tamilnadu at various championships.
M Raja belongs to a small family. His father works as a coolie, mother in a firecracker factory, and elder brother is also a weightlifter. His parents proved to be the greatest inspiration and support for him and his career when no one was there to support him mentally and financially. Mr Vijay Sharma was the most influential coach he ever trained under. The World Championship held in Malaysia was the most memorable point of his life till now.
|Commonwealth Youth Championships||Junior Commonwealth Championships||IWF Youth World Championships|
|Gold Coast 2017||Penang 2016||Penang 2016|
|Gold Coast 2017||Asian Youth Championships|
|1||2017||Commonwealth Youth Championships||62 kg||61.81||110||150||260|
|2||2017||Commonwealth Junior Championships||62 kg||61.81||110||150||260|
|6||2017||Asian Junior Championships||62 kg||61.84||111||148||259|
|12||2017||IWF Youth World Championships||62 kg||61.47||106||138||244|
|12||2016||Asian Junior Championships||56 kg||55.8||95||130||225|
|3||2016||Asian Youth Championships||56 kg||55.8||95||130||225|
|5||2016||Senior Commonwealth Championships||56 kg||55.93||100||133||233|
|2||2016||Junior Commonwealth Championships||56 kg||55.93||100||133||233|
|3||2016||IWF Youth World Championships||56 kg||55.93||100||133||233|