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Anirudh Ravichander (born 16 October 1990), also credited mononymously as Anirudh, is an Indian music composer, music producer, and singer who works in the Indian film industry, primarily in Tamil films. He has also composed music for various Telugu films. He is the son of actor Ravi Raghavendra and the nephew of Rajinikanth. He has won three Filmfare Awards, nine SIIMA Awards, six Edison Awards, and five Vijay Awards.
His debut song "Why This Kolaveri Di", composed for the 2012 film 3, went viral across the globe and has achieved over 300 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 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 Loyola College, Chennai[ in 2011, which according to him was just a backup in case his music career did not take off. Anirudh learned piano from Trinity College of Music, London. He also was part of a fusion band. 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.