Quick Facts of Vijay Iyer

  • Full NameVijay Iyer
  • Net Worth
  • Date of Birth26 October, 1971
  • NicknameVijay
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceAlbany, New York, USA
  • Ethnicity Indian-American
  • ProfessionMusician
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1996-Present
  • Eye colour Brown
  • Hair colour Black
  • SpouseChristina Sunita Leslie
  • EducationGraduated
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Facebook, Twitter
  • ChildrenOne Daughter
  • Horoscope Libra

Vijay Iyer is an American Musician, Pianist, Music Composer, Band Leader, Producer, and Writer. He won a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award.  He was named Music Director of the 2017 Ojai Music Festival 2017. 

Also, he has gained impressive stardom in America with his multi-professional skills. Furthermore, Iyer is married and lives a conjugal life with his family. For more details about Vijaya, read the whole article. 

More about Vijaya Iyer

Vijay Iyer was born on 26 October 1971 in Albany, New York, United States of America. Similarly, he was raised in Fairport, New York. Also, he was very fond of playing music and composing from his early days. So, his parents sent him to Western classical violin instruction at three.

Vijaya Early
Young Vijay, Image Source- Jazz Music Achieves

Furthermore, his father’s name is Raghu Raghunathan. His mother’s name is Sita Raghunathan. Also, he has a sister named Pratima Raghunathan. She is a Chemist in Georgia. Besides, he attends Yale University to get Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematica and Physics. Alike that, he obtained the degree of Doctorate in Physics from the Univrsity of California. 

Married to Christina Sunita Leslie

Entering this topic, the 49 years old American Musician has shared wedding vows with Christina Sunita Leslie. She is the Computational Biologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The romantic couple got married in the year 1999. Their marriage ceremony was held in New York, United States of America. 

Iyer wife
With his Wife, Image Source- Patrick McMullan

The American Couple is blessed with a baby girl by the grace of God. However, they haven’t revealed additional information about their daughter. The romantic duo seems happy with each other and living in Central Harlem with their only daughter. 

Career and Achievements

Reflecting on his career, the American Music Producer had started his career as a New York-based jazz alto saxophonist and composer back in 1996. He has released five albums under his name. The following albums are Architextures (1998), Panoptic Modes (2001), Blood Sutra (2003), and Tragicomic (2008).

Iyer Career
Vijay in a frame, Image Source- Instagram

Talking about his achievements, he was awarded multiple times for his outstanding musical performances. Some of his all-time winning awards are Alpert Awards in the Arts(2003), Doris Duke Performing Artist Award(2012), Greenfield Prize (2012), and the ECHO Award in 2013. 

What’s His Net Worth?

He is in the music industry for almost more than three decades. Similarly, he has released thousands of music and albums in this interval. Thus, he has earned a lot of money as a renowned and successful musician of America. 

Vijaya Living
Vijay enjoys a rich and lavish life, Image Source- Instagram

 The famous American Band Leader has an estimated net worth of $1 million – $3 million. There is no doubt he is living an elegant life with his enormous net worth. However, his house and cars are not mentioned in public spaces. Susie Suh and Anna Akana are famous Musicians of America. 


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