Sultan Dr Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah (born 27 November 1956 in Penang, Malaysia) is the current Sultan of Perak. He is the eldest son of the late Sultan of Perak,Sultan Azlan Muhibbudin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Yusuff Izzudin Shah Ghafarullahu-lahu and the Raja Permaisuri of Perak Tuanku Bainun Binti Mohd. Ali.
Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah has an academic and intellectual background. Sultan Nazrin had his early education at the Sekolah Rendah Jalan Kuantan, from1963 to 1967 following which he studied at St. John Institution from 1968 to 1970. He pursued his studies at Leys School Cambridge until 1973.
He is the alumnus of top universities in the world, Oxford and Harvard. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Worcester College, Oxford. He also holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of government, Harvard; and Ph.D in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University.
He was proclaimed the Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of Perak on 15 April 1984, taking over from his father, Sultan Azlan Shah, who just two weeks earlier became the Sultan of Perak.
He was appointed Regent of Perak when his father became the ninth Yang di-Pertuan Agong from 1989 to 1994.
Sultan Nazrin's proclamation as the Regent of Perak in 1989
Sultan Nazrin married Zara Salim Davidson at Istana Iskandariah, Bukit Chandan, on 17 May 2007. This was announced by the Comptroller of the Perak royal household, Raja Datuk Seri Mansur Raja Razman.
Sultan Nazrin and Zara have known each other for eight years.
A day after the solemnisation of their vows, there was a special proclamation ceremony to bestow Zara with the official title of Raja Puan Besar of Perak. Sultan Azlan Shah had consented to the proclamation of Sultan Nazrin’s bride Zara Salim Davidson as the Raja Puan Besar of Perak and the conferment of the Darjah Kerabat on her.
Sultan Azlan Shah conferred Darjah Kerabat on Tuanku Zara Salim in 2007.
The royal wedding reception took place on 19 May 2007.
Raja Nazrin Shah and Tuanku Zara with their children Raja Azlan Muzaffar Shah and Raja Nazira Safya after the investiture ceremony in conjunction with the Sultan of Perak's Birthday in 2012.
Following the demise of the 34th Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah on 28th May 2014, Sultan Nazrin Shah was proclaimed as the 35th Sultan of Perak on 29th May 2014.