J. M. Raju is a South Indian playback singer and music composer in Malayalam cinema during the 1970s. He made his debut with the movie Naadan Pennu in 1967. He is married to Latha Raju, who is also a South Indian playback singer and actress in Malayalam cinema during the 1970s. She is the daughter of famous singer Santha P. Nair. Some of her popular Malayalam songs are 'Pinchu hridayam devalayam', 'Manjakkilee swarnakkilee mayilppeelikkaattile etc. The couple has two children Aalap Raju and Anupama. Aalap Raju is also a playback singer.