Anirudh Ravichander (born 16 October 1990), also known mononymously as Anirudh, is an Indian music composer and singer who primarily works in Tamil films. He is the son of actor Ravi Raghavendra. He has won two Filmfare Awards, nine SIIMA Awards, six Edison Awards and five Vijay Awards. With 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. In 2017, he was described by Times of India as the Most Desirable Man in Chennai. In 2018, he again bagged the title, becoming the first musician to achieve this title two times in a row. 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".
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