Raja is an artist of many tasks and talents. Her love for style, experimentation, and all things provocative has set her apart as an entertainer in the Southern California drag circuit for 20 years. She is deeply influenced by the arts, fashion, and all pop global sub-multi-culture. Her art and performance style is meant to emphasize all things that challenge the mind, body, and soul to imagine beyond the box. She is often described as a chameleon because Raja prides herself on her constant evolution. Her looks can range from highly Avante Garde to feminine and glamorous. One of Raja’s greatest triumphs as a drag artist is being the winner of the popular television reality competition RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 3), seen on the LOGO Network. She won a multitude of fans and followers as a result,making Raja one of the competitions most beloved, controversial and memorable stars.
He worked for MAC cosmetics for 9 years before pursuing his freelance career. Sutan Created Raja in the early 1990’s as a young man experimenting with his own personal style identity and obsession with fashion and club culture. His passions were easily expressed thru Raja because she was able to embody the things he was afraid to express in everyday life. She was his way of moving beyond being “behind the scenes”. Raja’s name itself draws from Sutan’s formative upbringing in Indonesia where the word “raja” means king. He believes this to be a perfect irony.
Two personalities once separate, one created by the other, are now synonymous. Without Sutan’s inventive spirit and instinctual curiosity, Raja would not be.
Raja can be witnessed at her appearances around the U.S. and beyond.