Anirudh Ravichander is an music composer and singer. He is the son of actor Ravi Raghavendra. His mother Lakshmi is a dancer. Anirudh was a part of a band in school called Zinx. At the age of 10, he started composing music.
He did his schooling at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, one of the most prestigious educational institutions in Chennai. He graduated from Loyola College, Chennai in 2011, which according to him was just a back up in case his music career did not take off. Anirudh learnt classical piano from Trinity College of Music, London. He also learnt Carnatic music, and was part of a Carnatic fusion band.
He made his debut as a Music Director for the Tamil film, 3 directed by Aishwarya Dhanush. He has been inspired by the music of A. R. Rahman. He is the nephew of Latha Rajinikanth.
The promotion song, "Why This Kolaveri Di", that Anirudh had composed for the Tamil film 3, went viral on YouTube and had tracked more than 65 million views.