Anirudh Ravichander (born 16 October 1990), also credited mononymously as Anirudh, is an Indian music composer and playback singer who works primarily in Tamil Cinema. He has also composed music for few Hindi and Telugu films. His debut song “Why This Kolaveri Di”, composed for the 2012 film 3, went viral across the globe and has achieved over 400 million views on YouTube. A.R. Murugadoss signed him to compose music for Kaththi (2014) starring Vijay,which included the viral hit “Selfie Pulla”. The soundtrack for the film became Anirudh’s highest profile soundtrack until he was signed to compose music for Rajinikanth’s Petta in 2019.In 2016, he signed a record deal with Sony Music, which publishes his independent albums and live concerts.In the same year, he featured with Diplo on the remix of Major Lazer’s hit single “Cold Water. Anirudh Ravichander is the son of actor Ravichander “Ravi” Raghavendra and classical dancer Lakshmi Ravichander and nephew of Latha Rajinikanth, thus making Aishwarya, Soundarya and Hrishikesh his cousins and Rajinikanth his uncle. Anirudh’s great-grandfather was director Krishnaswami Subrahmanyam, a filmmaker in the 1930s. He graduated from the Loyola College, Chennai in 2011, which according to him was just a backup in case his music career did not take off. Anirudh learnt piano from Trinity College of Music, London. He also was part of a fusion band. Anirudh also pursued a diploma in sound engineering from Soundtech Media Audio Engineering Institute, Chennai.In his school days, Anirudh and his band participated in a reality TV show judged by A. R. Rahman, and his band was one of the winners along with five other bands.


Top Achievements:

  • Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil 2015 ·
  • Vijay Award for Favourite Song 2015
  • Vijay Award for Best Male Playback Singer 2018
  • Vijay Award for Best Music Director 2015
  • Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Tamil 2018
  • Vijay Award for Best Find of the Year 2013
  • Vijay Award for Best Song of the Year 2014
  • Zee Cine Best Music Direction 2024
  • Zee Cine Award for Best Background Score 2024
  • IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Music Direction – Tamil 2016
  • IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Playback Singer – Male – Tamil 2017
  • Mirchi Music Awards for Royal Stag Make It Large 2012.