Saija Varjus - Biography

Saija Varjus
Saija Varjus (b. 30 January 1965 in Parkano) is a Finnish popular musician. She was chosen the "Tango Queen" 1996 in the Tangomarkkinat festival in Seinäjoki. This was her second attempt: she had competed in 1993 but only reached as far as the semifinal.

Varjus had previously worked as a teacher. Her most famous recordings include "Dam dam da da di dum" (1997), "Vastatuuleen" (1998), "Kuiskaten" (2002) and "Ihana aamu" (2002).

On January 1998, Saija Varjus was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

On 13 October 2007, she married the guitarist Petri Hämäläinen. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.