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 has also worked in Telugu and Hindi. Born to veteran actor Ravi Raghavendra, Anirudh made his made his debut in the Tamil industry in 2011. He has since become one of the most popular composers in South India and is one of the best-selling recording artists in India, with an estimated 20 million units sold worldwide. He has won 9 South Indian International Movie Awards and won became the first musician to win the Chennai Times Most Desirable Man 2017 poll. Anirudh's debut song "Why This Kolaveri Di", composed for the 2012 film 3, went viral across the globe and has gained over 200 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".