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Anirudh Ravichander
Anirudh in 2017
Anirudh in 2017
Background information
Born (1990-10-16) 16 October 1990 (age 31)
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Composer
  • singer
  • instrumentalist
music producer
  • Vocals
  • keyboards
Years active2011–present

Anirudh Ravichander (born 16 October 1990), also known mononymously as Anirudh, is an Indian film composer and singer who primarily works in Tamil cinema. He is the son of veteran actor Ravi Raghavendra.[1] He has won two Filmfare Awards,[2] nine SIIMA Awards, six Edison Awards and five Vijay Awards.

Anirudh Ravichander's debut song "Why This Kolaveri Di", composed for the 2012 film 3, went viral across the globe and has achieved over 200 million views on YouTube.[3] A.R. Murugadoss signed him to compose music for Kaththi (2014) starring Vijay, which included the viral hit "Selfie Pulla".[4] The soundtrack for the film became Anirudh's highest profile soundtrack until he was signed to compose music for Rajinikanth's Petta in 2019.[4]

In 2016, he signed a record deal with Sony Music, which publishes his independent albums and live concerts.[5] In the same year, he featured with Diplo on the remix of Major Lazer's hit single "Cold Water".[6] In 2017, he was described by Times of India as the Most Desirable Man in Chennai.[7] In 2018, he again bagged the title, becoming the first musician to achieve this title two times in a row.

Early life and family[edit]

Anirudh is the son of actor Ravi Raghavendra and classical dancer Lakshmi Ravichander and nephew of Latha Rajinikanth.[8] Thus, making Dhanush,Aishwarya,Soundarya and Hrishikesh his cousins. His maternal grandfather S. V. Ramanan is a multifaceted personality who has excelled in making documentaries, commercials and music. Anirudh's great grandfather was director Krishnaswami Subrahmanyam, a pioneering filmmaker of the 1930s.[9] His great grandmother Meenakshi was the first ever women in kollywood to be a music composer thus making us realise that Anirudh is following her footsteps. He was part of a band in school called Zinx. At the age of 10, he started composing music and landed his first break with '3' at the age of 22.

He was the School Pupil Leader (Head Boy) at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, K.K. Nagar. He graduated from Loyola College in 2011, which according to him was just a backup in case his music career did not take off.[10] Anirudh learnt piano from Trinity College of Music, London and did his sound engineering diploma from soundtech-media (Chennai). He also learnt Carnatic music, and was part of a Carnatic fusion band.[11] In his school days, Anirudh had entered a TV show that was judged by A. R. Rahman, and his band was one of the winners along with 5 other bands. Anirudh was awarded the Best Instrumentalist by his idol.[12]

Anirudh's sister is Vaishnavi and is a lawyer living in London with her husband Abhinav. His childhood friend Amitash has been a part of the movie Velaiilla Pattadhari.


2011–2012: Debut and early success[edit]

Anirudh at an event

Anirudh made his debut as a music composer in his cousin Aishwarya R. Dhanush's directorial debut 3, starring Dhanush. While pursuing his degree at Loyola College, he had done background scores for the short films made by Aishwaryaa and his work on short films convinced her to have him work on her first commercial venture.[13] In early November 2011, a leaked version of a song from the film Why This Kolaveri Di!, circulated online and the film's team decided to subsequently release it officially on 16 November 2011. It instantly became popular on social networking sites for its quirky "Tanglish" (portmanteau word of Tamil and English) and foot-tapping kuthu beats.[14] Soon, the song became the most searched YouTube video in India and internet phenomenon across Asia.[15][16][17][18] Within a few weeks, YouTube honoured the video with a "Recently Most Popular" Gold Medal award and "Trending" silver medal award for receiving a large number of hits in a short time.[19][20] The song was built around a South Indian folk rhythm. Its instrumentation consists of nadaswaram, shehnai, saxophone, urumee and thavil drums, acoustic guitar and keyboards mixed with electronic synths and scratches. The vocals utilize the singing style of Tamil folk culture. Lyrically, the song revolves around the film's main actor being dumped by his girlfriend; the song is sung by the character in a drunken state, with many of the lines nonsensical. According to the composer, 3's director Aishwarya R. Dhanush wanted a light-hearted song about failed love. Ravichander quickly composed the tune in about 10 minutes.[18][21]

The remaining songs of the album were released in December 2011 and also won very positive reviews from critics. A reviewer from noted: "Anirudh Ravichander has delivered so much variety in his very first album. Such a promising debut by a composer hasn't been seen in recent Tamil cinema history", while's reviewer noted that "all the songs in 3 are good and come with appealing instrumental arrangements", concluding that it was "an intriguing collection."[22][23] Anirudh also received praise for his background score in the film. He consequently went on to gain recognition for the film through accolades, notably the Vijay Award for Best Find of the Year as well as nominations at the South Indian International Movie Awards and the 60th Filmfare Awards South.[24] He also worked on the Telugu dubbed version of the film.[25] Anirudh teamed up with Dhanush soon after to produce a Kolaveri-inspired track titled "Sachin anthem" commemorating Sachin Tendulkar in association with the health drink, Boost.[26][27]

2013–2015: Continued success[edit]

Next, he sang and composed a single for David – a multi-starrer directed by Bejoy Nambiar; "Kanave Kanave" in Tamil. The album also opened to very positive reviews, with a critic noting: Anirudh's song was "the pick of the album".[28][29] His next album was Ethir Neechal, which won positive reviews. noted "the album does well to consolidate Anirudh's sensational debut".[30] Anirudh introduced rappers Yo Yo Honey Singh and Adhi of Hiphop Tamizha into Tamil film music. Similarly, the background music of the film was praised with a reviewer noting that Anirudh "certainly proved his mettle yet again with his exceptional music."[31] Moreover, Sony Music India released the complete background score of Ethir Neechal via YouTube owing to its popularity.[32] His next soundtrack, Vanakkam Chennai released in July 2013, and reached top spot in iTunes India Top Album category within a few days of its release. Prior to release, Anirudh had revealed that it was his "best work til date", and the composer featured as a vocalist in six of the seven songs in the film. For the song "Oh Penne", he roped in Vishal Dadlani for the first time in Tamil music, while a promotional international version was also recorded featuring British singer Arjun. Another promotional song, "Chennai City Gangster", saw him collaborate again with Adhi of Hiphop Tamizha and British Indian rapper Hard Kaur, with the trio also featuring in a music video for the film.[33] A critic from Behindwoods noted: "Anirudh exploded onto the Tamil music scene with a hat-trick". His background music for the film was well received by reviewers.[34][35] In September 2013, he was signed on to compose the background score for Selvaraghavan's fantasy film Irandam Ulagam, after Harris Jayaraj had opted out. Anirudh noted his happiness at working with Selvaraghavan early in his career, despite being called up as a replacement and subsequently recorded for the film in Budapest.[36] The film opened to mixed reviews and became a box office disaster, but Anirudh's work received a positive response.[37]

Anirudh's next release Velaiyilla Pattathari, featured veteran singer S. Janaki, Dhanush and Anirudh, and won positive reviews upon release in February 2014.[38][39] while adding "in all, the album is soulful, lively and truly Anirudh".[40] The film subsequently became a blockbuster at the box office, with Anirudh's work in re-recording also receiving critical acclaim and won the Filmfare award for best music director; stated he "has created magic once again", while noted his "BGM lifts all manner of scenes".[41][42] His next film was Maan Karate, starring one of his close friends, Sivakarthikeyan. This album topped the iTunes chart within a few days of release. This album is a perfect mix of different genres, be it a lovely breezy ‘Un Vizhigalil’ song or ‘Royapuram Peter Kuthu’ vibe, its truly a treat. Maan Karate's soundtrack released shortly after and also won favourable reviews from critics.[43] The film opened to mixed reviews, but became a box office success, with a critic from praising that "Anirudh has proved once again that he understands the pulse of the youngsters. In fact, the BGM and sound tracks in the film, make the film appear more exciting than it actually is."[44]

A.R. Murugadoss then signed him on to compose music for Kaththi, starring Vijay, becoming Anirudh's highest profile album until he was signed to compose music for Superstar Rajinikanth's Petta in 2018. He composed the film's theme music within four days of signing, and also went on to collaborate again on songs with Adhi of Hip Hop Tamizha and Vishal Dadlani.[45] Moreover, Anirudh recorded songs with veteran singers K. J. Yesudas and Vijay for the first time in his career, while he also created a "love kuthu" song "Selfie Pulla" to be sung by the film's lead actor Vijay and Sunidhi Chauhan, which became a big hit.[4] The album received positive reviews from critics and topped the iTunes India Charts.[46][47] Durgesh Haridas of The Indian Express stated: "The OST is arguably the best for a Vijay movie in recent times and Anirudh's variety and experimentation is helping him establishing himself as one of Kollywood's top music makers.", and labelled "Selfie Pulla" as "a number that even kids will be humming." adding that the song "doesn't disappoint".[48] His work for re-recording also won acclaim, with a critic noting: "Anirudh's music and BGM reaches a new level", while the film went on to become one of the highest grossers in Tamil films history and he won several accolades for his work in the album Kaththi.[49][50]

For the third time, Anirudh collaborated with his close friend Sivakarthikeyan for the film Kaaki Sattai, produced by Dhanush under his production company. The album received mostly positive reviews and boosted the streak of Anirudh. In early 2013, it was announced that Anirudh would make his acting debut in Vignesh Shivan's Naanum Rowdydhaan, after selecting it from twenty other scripts he had heard.[51] However, production work stalled, with Anirudh noting that he will give priority to a career in music composing and agreed to work on the soundtrack for the film, now featuring Vijay Sethupathi. Furthermore, he signed on to compose music for a film made by and featuring newcomers; Aakko, with initial publicity posters for the film featuring solely on Anirudh's status as the movie's composer.[52] Anirudh scored music for Maari, which was another project with Dhanush. The music received positive reviews, with the song "Don'u Don'u Don'u" becoming exceptionally popular.[53] He also received critical acclaim for his work in the Vijay Sethupathi starrer Naanum Rowdydhaan, leading him to receive many accolades for his achievement in the film.[54] He released a single from the movie Aakko on Valentine's Day in 2015 of the name "Ennakenna Yaarum Illaiye". He also scored his first Ajith Kumar film in Vedalam, directed by Siva. Anirudh's music received mixed reviews, however, the song "Aaluma Doluma", which uses North Madras slang, became very popular[55][56] Anirudh concluded the year with Thangamagan, starring Dhanush which also received positive reviews for his music.[57]


Anirudh at the audio launch event for Velaikkaran in 2017

On Valentine's eve in 2016, he released a single dedicated to lovers, a song titled "Avalukena", under the banner of Sony Music. After a short break, Anirudh released a single from Rum in April 2016; "Hola Amigo". In May 2016, Anirudh signed a deal with Sony Music India. As per the deal, from here on, the independent albums and live concerts of Anirudh will be published and promoted by the global giant.[58][59] Music giant Sony music presented a multi-platinum disc plaque for his successful collaborations with Sony[60] Anirudh again teamed up with Sivakarthikeyan For Remo. The album featured 8 tracks, with Behindwoods and Indiaglitz crediting "Remo's music is definitely a cupid's arrow from Anirudh" and "Some beats, a little melody, and a whole lot of fun, Remo is soulful jukebox",[61][62] it became one of his album topping the iTunes charts.[63] Then, on 12 November 2016, he launched the audio of his cousin Hrishikesh's horror flick Rum. In late 2017, for the film Vivegam, Anirudh launched the first single "Surviva" and became fastest Tamil song to get 1 million streams,[64] this track saw the comeback of Yogi B back to the Tamil music. Anirudh launched the next single, "Thalai Viduthalai". It was written by director Siva and sung by Anirudh and Harish Swaminathan. Anirudh used the "Death Metal" first time in kollywood for this track. This song was also considered a tribute to the ultimate star Ajith Kumar, who had completed 25 years in the Tamil film industry. After a HipHop and Death Metal, the third single was a romantic classical fusion; "Kadhalaada", featuring Pradeep Kumar and Sasha Tripathi. Anirudh launched the complete album with 4 other tracks. The English song "Never Give Up" featuring Raja Kumari. The album was topping iTunes, Saavn and other digital platforms,[65] its completely an international album.[66] He again teamed up with Sivakarthikeyan for Velaikkaaran, it was their 5th collaboration. He has experimented with genre and given variety in the album.[67] It has a kuthu vibe Karuthavanlaam Galeejam expressing about colour and caste, sung by Anirudh himself. A romantic melody track Iraiva which features Anirudh and Jonita Gandhi, the track breaks into two genres it starts as a soft melody expressing love, then suddenly enter into a metal genre. Another melody Idhayane by Neeti Mohan and Anirudh. Vaa Velaikkara song sung by Shakthishree Gopalan, Bjorn Surrao is offbeat, and an introduction to trance-psychedelic music.[67] It has a motivational track Ezhu Velaikkara sung by Siddharth Mahadevan. It's overall a catchy emotional album'[68] A Hindi pop music video Bewajah, composed by Anirudh and sung by Anirudh, Irene and Srinidhi Venkatesh, which is also India's first ever vertical video was released by Sony Music India. The video features a love-torn duo whose romance is narrated through animated movie posters.[69] The song became an instant hit etching several million views.[70]


In 2018, he made his Telugu debut with Agnyaathavaasi, which has 6 tracks, a fast-paced massy introductory track Dhaga Dhagamaney sung by Anirudh himself, a sweet melody Baitikochi Chuste song ruled by the guitar chords and enchanting flute, It was an instant hit among youngsters with its quirky lyrics and a catchy foot-tapping tune, Gaali Vaaluga sung by Anirudh was also instant hit among music lovers. Niranjana Raman has sung a beautiful classical number, Swagatham Krishna, the inclusion of the guitars and synths gives an enchanting experience throughout the track. Nakash Aziz has crooned peppy number AB Yevaro Nee Baby and Pawan Kalyan has sung a folk number Kodakaa Koteswar Rao. The whole album has been received well.[71][72] His BGM received praises for his fresh sound.[73][74] Next, he composed for Suriya's Thaanaa Serndha Koottam, which was a remake of Special 26. The song "Sodakku" was an instant hit among the masses. After that, he composed for Nayanthara's Kolamavu Kokila, which was well received and was praised for being unique. The song "Gun Kadhal" became popular among Anirudh fans. On 10 December, the full album for Rajinikanth's Petta was released by Anirudh. His next project was Nani's Telugu film Jersey, which is directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri. He later appeared in Gang Leader which was directed by Vikram K Kumar. This marked his second collaboration with Nani. After that he appeared in Darbar, which was directed by AR Murugadoss. The song "Chumma Kizhi" sung by legendary singer SPB was a hit, and rapper Yogi B was roped in for "Thani Vazhi". He then composed one of the songs of the soundtrack for Dharala Prabhu, the title track, which garnered success. In 2020, he collaborated with Vijay for the 2nd time in Master, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. The first single, Kutti Story, sung by Vijay himself, received great praise and became popular around the world for its Tanglish lyrics. The second single sung by Gana Balachander, Vaathi Coming, became an instant viral hit universally, with the kuthu song collecting a whopping 240 million views on YouTube, breaking many records rapidly from the get-go. This is the most viewed song composed by Anirudh as of yet. He also came to work on the soundtrack of Doctor, directed by Nelson Dilipkumar. The first single "Chellamma" was a hit among among the youth with the fun, romantic lyrics. In 2021, he is working with Vijay for the 3rd time in Beast directed by Nelson, whom he is working with for the 2nd consecutive time.


As composer[edit]

  • The films are listed in order of music release, regardless of the dates of film release.
  • The year next to the super of the indicated films indicates the release year of the either dubbed or remade version in the named language later than the original version.
  • • indicates original language release. Indicates simultaneous makes, if featuring in more languages
  • * indicates a guest composer of the film released
  • # indicates a dubbed version of the film released without the dubbed soundtrack
Year Tamil Other Languages Dubbed Releases Notes Music Label
2012 3 3 (Telugu)
3 (Hindi)
Tamil Debut Sony Music India
2013 Ethir Neechal Naa Love Story Modalaindi (Telugu)
Daud Lucky Daud (Hindi)
Cameo Appearance in the song "Local Boys".
Hindi version's songs were recorded under the supervision of the dubbing company.
Sony Music India
David* David • (Hindi)* David (Telugu) 1 Song, Hindi Debut T-Series
Reliance Big Music
Vanakkam Chennai Cameo Appearance in the song "Chennai City Gangsta" Sony Music India
Irandaam Ulagam* Varnaa (Telugu) 3 songs and background score Sony Music India
2014 Velaiyilla Pattathari Raghuvaran, BTech (Telugu) Wunderbar Studios
Maan Karate Cameo Appearance in the "Open The Tasmac". Sony Music India
Kaththi Kaththi (Telugu), Kaththi (Malayalam), Khaaki Aur Khiladi (Hindi) Only 2 songs recorded under the supervision of the dubbing company and used in the Hindi dubbed version. Eros Music
Kaaki Sattai Wunderbar Studios
2015 Maari Maass (Telugu)

Maari (Malayalam)

Rowdy Hero (2016) (Hindi)#

Cameo Appearance in the song "Maari Thara Local" Sony Music India
Naanum Rowdydhaan Nenu Rowdy Ne (Telugu) Wunderbar Studios
Vedalam Aavesam (Telugu)

Vedalam (Malayalam, Hindi #)

Sony Music India
Thanga Magan Nava Manmadhudu (Telugu)
Paap Ki Kamaai (Hindi)
Hindi version's songs were recorded under the supervision of the dubbing company. Sony Music India
2016 Remo Remo (Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi #) Sony Music India
Rum Manthri Gari Bangla (Telugu) Sony Music India
2017 Vivegam Vivekam (Telugu), Commando (Kannada) Sony Music India
Velaikkaran Ghayal Khiladi (2019) (Hindi)# Sony Music India
2018 Agnyaathavaasi • (Telugu) Yevadu 3 (Hindi)# Telugu Debut Aditya Music
Thaanaa Serndha Koottam Gang (Telugu)
Surya Ki Gang (Hindi)
3 songs were used out of five in the Hindi dubbed version.
Hindi version's songs were recorded under the supervision of the dubbing company.
Sony Music India
CoCo (Kolamaavu Kokila) KoKo Kokila (Telugu) Zee Music Company
2019 Petta Petta (Telugu, Hindi, Kannada) Sony Music India
Jersey • (Telugu) The Cricketer - My Dear Father (2021) (Tamil) 1 song made in Tamil Zee Music Company
Thumbaa* Thumbaa (Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi #) 1 song only Sony Music India
Gang Leader • (Telugu) Special Appearance in "Gang-u leader" song Sony Music India
2020 Darbar Darbar (Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada) Divo
Dharala Prabhu* Guest composer.
1 song only; reused from Gang Leader
Sony Music India
Paava Kadhaigal* Paava Kadaigal (English, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam) Netflix film, Segment - Love Panna Uttranum Zee Music South
2021 Master Master (Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada)
Vijay The Master (Hindi)
Sony Music India
Doctor Sony Music India
Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal "25th" Film Sony Music India
Indian 2
NTR30 • (Telugu)

Independent work and music videos[edit]

Year Title Languages Artist Notes
2012 Sachin Anthem Tamil Promotional video as an ode to Sachin Tendulkar for health drink company Boost
Ai Dil Mere Hindi Promotion for Bejoy Nambiar and MTV's Rush
2013 Chennai City Gangsta Tamil with Hiphop Tamizha, Hard Kaur & Country Chicken Promotional video for Vanakkam Chennai movie
2014 Chancey Illa Tamil Promotional video for the city connect campaign by Times of India
2015 Enakenna Yaarum Illaye Tamil Single from Aakko Released on Valentine's Day
2016 Avalukena Tamil with Srinidhi Venkatesh Single for Valentine's Day
Damkutla Dumkutla Tamil with Shabareesh Varma Promotional track of Tamil Nadu Premier League Anthem
Cold Water Diwali Edition English Remix of Major Lazer-Cold Water (feat. Justin Bieber & )
Sirikkadhey Tamil with Arjun Kanungo & Srinidhi Venkatesh Promotional video for Remo (film) movie
2017 Onnume Aagala Tamil with Mali Manoj Single for Valentine's Day
Iraiva Tamil with Jonita Gandhi Promotional video for Velaikkaran (2017 film) movie
Gaali Vaaluga Telugu Tribute to Pawan Kalyan; Promotional video for Agyathavasi
2018 Julie (free play) Tamil Single for Valentine's Day
Orey Oru Tamil with Jonita Gandhi Promotional song for Kolamavu Kokila
Karma Theme Tamil,Telugu Promotional song for U Turn
Going to America English with Anthony Daasan & Nucleya Promotional song for TotaMyna
GumOn Groove Tanglish Promotional song for GumOn in collaboration with Sony Music India
2021 Summa Semma Zomato Tamil Promotional song for Zomato

As a playback singer[edit]

Year Album Language Song Notes
2012 3 "Come on Girls"
2013 Ethir Neechal "Boomi Ennai", "Un Paarvayil", " Ethir Neechal"
David "Kanave Kanave"
David Hindi "Yu Hi Re"
Vanakkam Chennai "Chennai City", "Engadi Porandha", " Ailasa Ailasa", "Osaka", "Oh Penne"
Irandaam Ulagam "Penne Naa Enna Solla", "Iravinil Oruvanai", "Un Kaadhal Ingu Unmaiya"
Backbench Student Telugu "Sachin Tendulkar Back Bencher" Composed by Sunil Kashyap
2014 Velaiyilla Pattathari "Velaiyilla Pattathari", "Udhungada Sangu", " What a Karuvaad", "Ey Inga Paaru"
Maan Karate "Maanja", "Open The Tasmac", "Un Vizhigalil"
Vadacurry "Low Aana Life-u" Composed by Vivek-Mervin
Vaalu "Hey Vasamoakka" Composed by S.Thaman
Yennamo Yedho "Nee Yenna Periya Appatakkaraa ?" Composed by D.Imman
Kaththi "Pakkam Vanthu", "Aathi",
Kaththi Telugu "Selfie Bomma"
Kaaki Sattai "Kadhal Kan Kattudhe", "I'm So Cool", " Shake That", "Trooper Theme"
2015 I "Mersalaayiten","Mersalaayiten (Remix)" Composed by A. R. Rahman
Romeo Juliet "Dandanakka" Composed by D. Imman
Premam Malayalam "Rockankuthu" Composed by Rajesh Murugesan
Palakkattu Madhavan "Uchi Mela" Composed by Srikanth Deva
Demonte Colony "Vaada Vaa Machi" Composed by Keba Jeremiah
Maari "Maari Thara Local", "Don'u Don'u Don'u"
Pugazh "Naanga Podiyan" Composed by Vivek-Mervin
Jwalantham Kannada "Tamate Tamate" Composed by Vikram Subramanya
Vil Ambu "Aale Saachuputta Kannale" Composed by Naveen
Saahasam "Oh Madhu" Composed by S. Thaman
Naanum Rowdydhaan "Thangamey", "Neeyum Naanum", " Yennai Maatrum Kadhale", "Varavaa Varavaa"
Vedalam "Aaluma Doluma", "The Theri Theme", "Veera Vinayaka"
Jil Jung Juk "Shoot The Kuruvi" Composed by Vishal Chandrasekhar
Thanga Magan "Tak Bak"
2016 Sethupathi "Hey Mama" Composed by Nivas K. Prasanna
Kanithan "Yappa Chappa" Composed by Sivamani
Zero "Uyire Un Uyirena" Composed by Nivas K. Prasanna
Mappillai Singam "Edhuku Machan Kadhalu" Composed by N.R.Ragunathan
Thozha "Thozhaa" Composed by Gopi Sunder
Manal Kayiru 2 "Adiye Thangamatanya" Composed by Dharan Kumar
Manithan "Munsellada" Composed by Santhosh Narayanan
Marudhu "Akka Petha Jakkavandi" Composed by D. Imman
Remo "Remo Nee Kadhalan", "Senjitaley", "Meesa Beauty", "Tamilselvi", "Veshangalil Poiyillai (Additional Song)"
Remo Telugu "Remo Nee Styleki", "Kollegottey"
2017 Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal "Ondroduthan Ondroga" Composed by Santhosh Dhayanidhi
Bogan "Damaalu Dumeelu" Composed by D. Imman
Rum "Holá Amigö", "Peiyophobilia", "Kadavulae Vidai (Reprise)","Hola Senorita"
Shivalinga "Rangu Rakkara" Composed by Thaman S
Dora "Ra Ra Ra" Composed by Vivek-Mervin
Simba "Marandhadhae" Composed by Vishal Chandrasekhar
Neruppu Da "Karukku Kallangolu" Composed by Sean Roldan
Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae "Hai En Kai Mela" Composed by Vishal Chandrasekhar
Rangoon Foreign return Composed by Vishal Chandrasekhar
Vivegam "Surviva", Thalai Viduthalai, Kadhalaada (Reprise)
Vikram Vedha "Yaanji" Composed by Sam C. S.
Katha Nayagan "On Nenappu" Composed by Sean Roldan.
Balloon "Shut Up Pannunga Titbit","Shut Up Pannunga" Composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Agnyaathavaasi Telugu "Baitikochi Chuste", "Gaali Vaaluga", "Dhaga Dhagamaney"
Thaana Serndha Kootam "Naana Thaana", "Enge Endru Povadhu", "Thaana Serntha Kootam Title song"
Velaikkaran "Karuthavanlaam Galeejaam", "Iraiva". "Uyire", "Idhayane"
Sakka Podu Podu Raja "Kalakku Machan" Composed by Silambarasan
Gulaebaghavali "Guleba" Composed by Vivek-Mervin
2018 Kolamavu Kokila "Kalyana Vayasu", "Orey Oru", "Thittam Poda Theriyala"
NOTA "Raja Raja Kula" Composed by Sam C. S.
Kanaa "Othayadi Paathaiyila" Composed by Dhibu Ninan Thomas
Party "Kanampoochi" Composed by Premgi Amaren
Ezhumin "Ezhu Ezhu" Composed by Ganesh Chandrasekaran
2019 Petta "Marana Mass", "Ilamai Thirumbuthe", "Petta Paraak"
Ispade Rajavum Idhaya Raniyum "Kanamma" Composed by Sam C. S.
Jersey Tamil "Marakkavillayae"
Jersey Telugu "Adhento Gaani Vunnapaatuga", "Padhe Padhe", "Aarambhame Le"
Mr.Local "Takkunu Takkunu" Composed by Hiphop Tamizha
Thumbaa "Pudhusaatam"
Ayogya "Kanne Kanne" Composed by Sam C.S.
Saaho Tamil, Telugu "Kadhal Psycho", "Psycho Saiyaan" Composed by Tanishk Bagchi
Sixer "Baa Baa Black Sheep" Composed by Ghibran
Gang Leader Telugu "Gang-u Leader" , "Hoyna Hoyna"
Namma Veetu Pillai "GaandaKannazhagi" Composed by D. Imman
Puppy "Superstar song" Composed by Dharan Kumar
Sangathamizhan "Sandakaari Neethan" Composed by Vivek-Mervin
Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu 2 "Tiruvizha" Composed by V. Selvaganesh
Dhanusu Raasi Neyargale "I Want A Girl" Composed by Ghibran
Oh My Kadavule "Friendship Anthem" Composed by Leon James
Capmaari "Ummunu Irukkanum Usupethuna" Composed by Siddharth Vipin
Pattas "Jigidi Killaadi" Composed by Vivek-Mervin
2020 Darbar "Chumma Kizhi", "Thani Vazhi", "Tharam Maara"
Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal "Yelo Pullelo" Composed by Masala Coffee
Dharala Prabhu "Dharala Prabhu"
Jagame Thandhiram "Bujji" Composed by Santhosh Narayanan
2021 Krack Telugu "Balega Tagilavey Bangaram" Composed by S. Thaman
Teddy (film) Tamil "Nanbiye" Composed by D. Imman
Ranga "Theeramal" Composed by Ramjeevan
Master "Vaathi Coming", "Vaathi Raid", "Kutti Story","Quit Pannuda"
Bhoomi "Thamizhan Endru Sollada" Composed by D. Imman
Sulthan "Jai Sulthan" Composed by Vivek-Mervin
Doctor "Chellamma", "Nenjame", "So baby"
RRR "Natpu" Composed by M. M. Keeravani


Anirudh Ravichander awards and nominations
Totals[lower-alpha 1]
  1. Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.
Year Award Category Film Result
2012 60th Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director 3 Nominated
Vijay Awards Favourite Song Nominated
Best Find of the Year Won
Best Music Director Nominated
2nd South Indian International Movie Awards Best Music Director Nominated
Sensational Music Director Won
Edison Awards Best Music Director Won
2013 Edison Awards Best Music Director Vanakkam Chennai Won
61st Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Nominated
Ethir Neechal Nominated
Vijay Awards Favourite Song Nominated
Best Song Won
Best Music Director Nominated
3rd South Indian International Movie Awards Best Music Director Won
Best Male Playback Singer Nominated
Behindwoods Gold Medal[75] Best Music Director Vanakkam Chennai, Ethirneechal Won
2014 Edison Awards Best Music Director Kaththi Won
62nd Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Nominated
Maan Karate Nominated
Velaiyilla Pattathari Won
Vijay Awards Best Music Director Won
Best Background Score Nominated
Favourite Song Won
4th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Music Director Won
Most Streamed Song – Tamil Won
1st IIFA Utsavam Best Music Director Kaththi Won
2015 5th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Music Director Naanum Rowdy Dhaan Won
Best Male Playback Singer Won
Edison Awards Best Background Score Vedalam Won
2nd IIFA Utsavam Playback Singer – Male Naanum Rowdy Dhaan Won
2016 Edison Awards Best Music Director Remo Won
64th Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Nominated
Best Playback Singer-Male Nominated
6th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Singer Male Won
Best Music Director Nominated
2017 BehindWoods MS Vishwanathan Gold Medal For Next Gen Music Director[76] Best Music Director Won
Social Media Summit and Awards (SMSA) (from Government of AP)[77][78] Music Sensation on Social Media Won
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards Best Playback Singer Male Karuthavanlaam Galeejam from Velaikkaran, Yaanji Yaanji from Vikram Vedha Won
65th Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Tamil Yaanji Yaanji from Vikram Vedha Won
Edison Awards Best music director Velaikaran Won
2018 Vijay Awards Best Male Playback Singer Iraivaa from Velaikkaran Won
2019 8th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Male Playback Singer 'Kalyana Vayasu' from Kolamavu Kokila Nominated
Best Music Director Kolamavu Kokila Won
2020 Zee Cine Awards Tamil Best Music Director Petta Won
Mirchi Music Awards South Listeners Choice Album Petta Won
Viral Song of the Year Marana Mass Won
Album of the year Gang Leader Won

Other honors[edit]

Year Award
2011 UK Music Academy Awards for Most World Popular Music Director for the film 3
Best Indian of the Year award for the film 3 honored by Government of India
Government of Uttar Pradesh award for Best New talent music director for the film 3
2012 New York Best New Music Talent Award for "Ai Dil Mere" (Promotional track for MTV's Rush)
Mirchi Listeners' Choice – Album of the Year Mirchi Music Awards South for the film 3
2016 Cinema Express Award – Best Music Director for Naanum Rowdy Dhaan
Mirchi Music Awards Tamil for the best Music composer, Song of the Year, Album of the year for Naanum Rowdy Dhaan[79]
Provoke Lifestyle Awards – Best Music Director 2015–2016[80]
2017 Pride of Tamil Nadu 2017 awards[81]
Oscar Awards -South India's Most Admired Musical Prodigy Award[82]
Social Media Icon award at the Global Mobile Apps Summit & Awards[83]
2020 Listeners choice - Album of the year for Petta, Viral song of the year - Marana Mass & Album of the year - Gang Leader[84]
2021 Listeners choice & cult song of the decade for 3[85]


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