Posted On: March 13, 2023

Take a Peek into the Life of Anirudh India’s Youngest Music Director

Get to know Anirudh Ravichander, one of India's biggest stars, who is embarking on a worldwide tour titled "Once Upon A Time", with six major stops in the U.S.A. Anirudh is inarguably one of the most sought-after music composers and directors in the Indian film industry, composing over 150 songs in various languages.

The "Once Upon A Time" Tour celebrates 10 years of creating music for various projects, including major motion pictures, television shows, short films, web series, and theme songs for global brands like Sprite. Anirudh has won three Filmfare Awards, nine SIIMA Awards, six Edison Awards and five Vijay Awards. 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. Get to know Anirudh where he answers 10 rapid-fire questions.

  1. What was your first experience with music
    1. I was a part of a band playing at weddings
  2. Who are your musical influences?
    1. I took up playing the piano because of Yanni and back home in India, of course I grew up to A.R. Rahman.
  3. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
    1. This keeps changing from time to time. But as of this moment, Drake.
  4. What can fans expect from your upcoming live show Once Upon A Tour?
    1. A crazy time. That’s our motto. Let's go crazy, together!
  5. What is the best thing about being a film composer?
    1. The diversity of Indian film music makes you learn different styles and genres.
  6. When is your favorite time of day to create?
    1. 3 am. I generally work after sunset and I always feel around 3 am is when I’m most creative and doing it right.
  7. What are your thoughts about performing in America?
    1. I travel to the USA almost every year to inspire myself and meet incredibly talented musicians. This is my first time touring in the U.S. and I am excited to see how the Indian diaspora enjoys our Tamil show.
  8. What languages do you speak?
    1. I speak Tamil and English. I can understand Hindi and Telugu to an extent.
  9. Do you have a pre-show ritual?
    1. Before every performance I eat a South Indian vegetarian meal.
  10. When will your next film, music project be released, what is it?
    1. Jawan starring SRK releasing on June 2nd

Tickets for the “Once Upon A Time” Tour are now on sale and can be purchased at https://anirudhtourusa.com/

About Anirudh 

Anirudh Ravichander is an Indian film composer, director, and singer. He made his debut as a film composer in the Tamil film industry with the highly successful soundtrack album for the 2012 film "3". Since then, he has composed music for many popular Tamil films and has established himself as one of the leading composers in the Tamil film industry. He has also worked on a number of Tamil-language television shows and has released several independent albums. Anirudh is known for his unique blend of electronic and classical Indian music and has won several awards for his work in the film industry.

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About Shri Balaji Entertainment, Inc (SBE) 

With its operations in the USA, Canada, and India, Shri Balaji entertainment has been enthralling the South-East Asian community by bringing live entertainment from the shining stars of the Bollywood fraternity. These sizzling concerts feature the biggest onstage Bollywood performers. To follow along with SBE please visit http://balajientertainment.com/.

About Kash Patel Productions 

Founded in 2016 and led by Kash Patel, Kash Patel Productions (KPP) has redefined the US Cultural concert industry with back-to-back sold-out events featuring A.R. Rahman, Mika Singh, Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Shreya Ghoshal, Neha Kakkar, Atif Aslam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Badshah, Aastha Gill, Sonu Nigam, Russell Peters, and Vir Das. 2023 shows no signs of slowing down with international mega stars Anirudh and SANAM both making their North American debuts with Kash Patel Productions!This unrivaled accomplishment has earned Kash Patel Productions recognition throughout the Cultural Event community, both overseas and in the United States, for promoting an elevated experience. Over the last several years, KPP has produced events with the biggest acts in the world and has expanded to cover the entire North American continent. To follow along with Kash Patel Productions, please visit KashPatelProductions.com.

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