Born on 11 December 1945 at Istana Jema'ah, Klang, as the first son of the Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of Selangor, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah and Raja Saidatul Ihsan Tengku Badar Shah.
DYMM Sultan Sharafuddin began his education at Malay Primary School, Kuala Lumpur before attending St. John's Institution until 1959. He was then sent abroad to continue his education, attending the Hale School in Perth, Australia, from 1960 and later Langhurst College in Surrey, United Kingdom, from 1964.
After returning from the United Kingdom, he joined the government service and was attached to the Selangor State Secretariat under the administration of Menteri BesarHarun Idris. He served in the Kuala Lumpur District Office and police department.
DYMM Sultan Sharafuddin is known for being adventurous, having circumnavigated the world and scaled a mountain. At 30, he climbed Mount Kinabalu. Prior to becoming Sultan, he was an avid sailor. In 1995, he circumnavigated his yacht, SY Jugra, around the world. The journey took 22 months. The Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta, a major annual sailing event, is named after him. He has also taken part in rallies and long-distance car races. In 1986, he drove a Proton Saga from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching, covering 1,111 km in two days.
Duli Yang Teramat Mulia (DYTM) Tengku Amir Shah ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah (born 12 December 1990) is the current Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of the Malaysian state of Selangor. Tengku Amir was born on 12 December 1990, as the third child and first son of the then Raja Muda of Selangor, Tengku Idris Shah.
He attended Wellington College in the United Kingdom and graduated in 2009. Tengku Amir graduated from the University of Leeds in 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Ecology and Environmental Biology. He then underwent a stint in the Malaysian army before enrolling in The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where officers are trained to take on the responsibilities of leading soldiers under their command. He graduated in April 2016.
Tengku Amir is really passionate about youth development and environmental sustainability amongst others.