|Date of Birth
||July 9, 1970
|Place of Birth
Anuradha Sriram is an Indian carnatic and playback singer who hails from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. She has sung in many Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi films.
Anuradha Sriram Parasuram was born in Chennai on July 9, 1970, to playback singer Renuka Devi and Meenakshi Sundaram Mohan in Chennai. She completed her Bachelors in Music from Queen Mary's College, Chennai and Masters Degree in Queen Mary's College Chennai. She learned Carnatic Classical music from the musical giant S. Kalyanaraman and Hindustani Classical Music from Manik Bua Takurdas. She had her debut in movies through A R Rahman in Bombay. Her first solo was for A R Rahman in Indira.
Anuradha is from a Tamil Iyer family and completed her Master's in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University, U.S. (where one of her professors and mentors was T. Viswanathan) prior to her foray into music. She is married to singer Vidwan Sriram Parasuram. They have a son named Jayant.
Anuradha specializes in Carnatic music and has sung in over 1000 concerts worldwide. She is keenly interested in folk music. She has featured in a number of 'jugalbandhi' or fusion concerts along with her husband, Vidwan Sriram Parasuram (whom she met when she was a masters student in ethnomusicology at Wesleyan. He is a Hindustani maestro. She has sung more than 3000 songs in all the languages.
Anuradha's cine career was triggered by her proficiency in the different raagas in Carnatic music and her distinguished educational background in music. She was eventually spotted by A. R. Rahman who gave her a chance in Ini Accham Accham Illai from Indira. Later, she worked with him in many hit film songs like Anbendra from Minsara Kanavu, Dil Se Re from Dil Se, Anbe Anbe from Jeans, Ishwar Allah from Earth, Ishq Bina from Taal, Kaattu Sirukki from Raavanan etc.