The first time when R Anandh had his interaction with the beautiful world of music through a veena, he was just seven years old. It was back then when he realized his immense love for music but then life happened, and he went on to become a mechanical engineer at Roorkee Engineering College in Uttarakhand. But there too he listened to the call of his passion, and after learning to play guitar, he got into the college band. It was early in his life when R Anandh realized that more than being an engineer; what he wanted to be become was a musician. Therefore as soon as he completed his graduation, Anandh joined Prasad Media as a music composer, and he worked there for three years.
Later the studio caught fire and it had to be shut down, so Anandh had to leave the job. But this unfortunate incident did not deter him, and he started Aqua Regia, his own home studio along with one of his acquaintances named Gopal Rao from Prasad Media. Through this studio, Anandh started making music for ad films and soon offers to compose music for Tamil and Malayalam feature films started pouring in for the duo. This onset of opportunities led to the expansion of the Aqua Regia and Shaleen Sharma, one of Anandh’s band member from college who was invited to join the duo.
In the 1990s, Agosh, the band that consisted of the trio of R Anandh, Gopal Rao, and Shaleen Sharma as, the guitarist, the lead singer and the drummer respectively released an album named Paisa. They also worked as music composers for the Bollywood movie Shor, starring
Sunny Deol and
Sushmita Sen; but the movie and its songs failed to impress the audience, and so they got disappointed and gave up on the idea of composing music for Hindi films. After this failure, the band disintegrated, but Anandh continued to compose music for ad films, working for multinational brands like Motorola, Limca, Nokia, Sprite, and Samsung.
Anandh’s work was worthy, so it wasn’t very difficult for him to establish himself in the ad film industry as a successful music composer. Later, due to turn of events and destiny’s favourable glance, Anandh got the opportunity to compose music for Pradeep Sarkar’s
Lafangey Parindey released in the year 2010. This time his efforts bore a good result and the songs of the movie became quite a hit. Although Anandh enjoys doing ad films more, his fame as a music director and composer continues to grow in both the ad film industry and the glamourous world of Bollywood.