Troye Sivan

Troye Sivan
Real name:
Troye Sivan Mellet
Birth date:
(28 y.o.)
Place of birth:
Johannesburg, South Africa
5'9 ft ()
130 lb (59 kg)
Birth Sign:
Chinese zodiac:

The Biography of Troye Sivan

Troye Sivan's talent manifested itself at an early age. His musical career commenced at the tender age of 11, and within a year, he shone on theatrical stages. In a matter of years, Sivan emerged as an influential vlogger and singer, whose artistic prowess captivated his more seasoned peers.
Troye Sivan
Troye Sivan
By 2023, Troye had released five EPs, two highly successful studio albums, and over 20 singles. Sivan managed to act in diverse projects, ranging from comic book blockbusters to coming-of-age dramas. Additionally, he joined the ensemble cast of the series Idol.


Troye Sivan Mellet was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, on June 5, 1995. In 1997, his family decided to relocate to Australia due to the rampant crime in South Africa. They settled in Perth, a city the young man later described as, "a less than ideal place for self-expression, as Perth is rather isolated."
Troye Sivan as a kid
Troye Sivan as a kid
Troye's father worked as a real estate agent, while his mother tended to the home and raised their four children. The family adhered to Jewish traditions. In 2002, Mellet began attending a private Orthodox school called Carmel.

Creative pursuits fascinated the young boy far more than the education. His idol was Michael Jackson, whose concerts he incessantly watched on VHS tapes.


In 2006, Troye decided to pursue a music career and switched to homeschooling. Within a few months, Sivan, then aged 11, recorded a duet with Guy Sebastian, the winner of the "Australian Idol" show. He also participated in the local telethon "Channel Seven Perth" and continued to perform there for the next two years.
Troye Sivan - Telethon Performance (2006)
In 2008, Sivan released his debut EP "Dare to Dream," featuring five tracks. A few months later, he also created a YouTube channel where he shared cover versions of popular songs. Occasionally, he would upload his original compositions.

Troye gained significant popularity with the song "The Fault In Our Stars," inspired by John Green's novel.
Troye Sivan – The Fault In Our Stars (Official Music Video)
In 2012, he expanded his vlog and began uploading daily content, including not only songs but also reviews, challenges, and life stories.

In 2013, a representative from EMI Australia contacted the artist and offered him a lucrative contract. Soon after, Troye released the EP TRXYE, comprising five compositions. A music video was also filmed for the single "Happy Little Pill." Within months, Sivan was featured in Time magazine's list of the most influential teenagers worldwide, garnering recognition far beyond Australia.
Troye Sivan – Happy Little Pill (Official Video)
The year 2015 marked a milestone for Troye, as he received a YouTube Music Award, joining the list of the top 50 most popular artists on the platform. He also released another EP, "Wild," consisting of six songs.

In December of the same year, Sivan unveiled his first full-length studio album, "Blue Neighbourhood." The album featured 10 songs, while the deluxe edition, which included all tracks from the "Wild" EP, had 16. To support the release, Troye created a trilogy of music videos.
Troye's show in 2016
Troye's show in 2016
The album garnered predominantly favorable reviews and reached the 53rd position on the Billboard 200. Additionally, it earned two accolades at the 2016 ARIA Music Awards.

In 2017, Sivan collaborated with Dutch DJ Martin Garrix to present the track "There For You." In 2018, he began releasing singles from his announced second studio album. The complete record, "Bloom," was unveiled at the end of August 2018. It included the hit song "Dance to This," recorded with Ariana Grande. This album also triumphed, securing the fourth position on the Billboard 200.
Troye Sivan – Dance To This ft. Ariana Grande (Official Video)
The year 2020 marked the release of the EP "In a Dream." The collection narrated a challenging period in the musician's life, which he himself described as an "emotional roller coaster." In 2021, Troye unveiled the single "Angel Baby."

Acting Career

Sivan's pursuits were not limited to music. In 2007, Troye took to the stage in a Perth theater, landing the role of Oliver Twist in a play based on Charles Dickens' novel.

In 2008, agents approached him to participate in the blockbuster "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," having discovered Sivan through his vlog. Troye portrayed the young Logan, James Howlett, while the adult character was played by Hugh Jackman.
Troye Sivan in X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Troye Sivan in X-Men Origins: Wolverine
In 2010, Sivan starred in the South African dramatic comedy "Spud." The film was warmly received in Troye's homeland and spawned two sequels released in 2013 and 2014.
Troye Sivan in Spud
Troye Sivan in Spud
Moreover, Sivan had the opportunity to work alongside Lucas Hedges and Nicole Kidman: in 2018, he played a minor role in the drama "Boy Erased."
A still from Boy Erased
A still from Boy Erased
Four years later, Sivan was entrusted with his first leading role (Caleb) in the coming-of-age dramedy "Three Months." He starred alongside Viveik Kalra and Brianne Tju in the film.
Troye Sivan as Caleb (Three Months)
Troye Sivan as Caleb (Three Months)

Troye Sivan's Personal Life

In 2013, Troye came out as gay in a vlog post. According to him, he had disclosed this to his family three years before making the video public.
Troye Sivan's Coming Out
Fans attributed romances between Sivan and vlogger Connor Franta, as well as TV host and activist Tyler Oakley. However, Troye refuted the rumors, stating that he simply had a close friendship with his YouTube colleagues.
Troye Sivan and Connor Franta
Troye Sivan and Connor Franta
In 2016, Sivan began dating model Jacob Bixenman. After two years, the couple revealed their relationship on social media. In 2020, reports emerged of Troye and Jacob's breakup: they spent the coronavirus period in different countries and did not reconcile afterward.
Troye Sivan and Jacob Bixenman
Troye Sivan and Jacob Bixenman
Sivan sparked a new wave of gossip about his personal life with the release of the single "Angel Baby" in 2021, allegedly dedicating it to his husband and their five-year-old son, but these rumors were debunked. Lately, Troye has kept his personal life private.
Troye Sivan - Angel Baby (Official Video)

Troye Sivan Now

In the summer of 2022, Troye Sivan became an ambassador for Yves Saint Laurent Beauty. He participated in several advertising campaigns. The film "Three Months," in which the star played the lead role, was nominated for a Critics Choice Award.
Troye Sivan in Yves Saint Laurent Beauty commercial
Troye Sivan in Yves Saint Laurent Beauty commercial
In December 2022, Sivan released the single "You Know What I Need," which he recorded with the Australian trio PNAU.

In addition, the musician continued to develop his acting career. In the same year, it was announced that Troye was involved in the filming of the series "Idol." Roles in the project were also given to Lily-Rose Depp and Suzanna Son. Rapper The Weeknd not only played the main character but also served as one of the creators of the series.
Troye Sivan in Idol
Troye Sivan in Idol
The cast of the project underwent multiple changes, but in the spring of 2023, the showrunners confirmed that Troye remained in the cast. "There are so many musicians in this project... I think it's very realistic. Down to the smallest details," Sivan said about his filming experience.

Interesting facts

  • Troye was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome in his childhood. People with this condition are characterized by thinness combined with very tall height and incredible joint flexibility. Sivan has a mild form of the disease, so he did not need to undergo special treatment.
  • The musician managed to bring singer Adele to tears – in a good way. The performer was touched when she saw Sivan's cover of her single "Hello."
  • In 2010, Troye performed at the charity concert "We Are The World 25 for Haiti." The event aimed to raise funds for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.