Joshua Sridhar is an Indian music director and film composer. He is a master in playing instruments like Electronic Keyboard and is very well known for his voice. He made his first attempt in the industry with the super hit Tamil movie Kaadhal which came on the floors on 8 December 2004. He has given a composition for many Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, and Tamil movies. His composition is witnessed in movies like Danger, Kalasala,
Love Guru, Gaana Bajaana, Huchudugaru, Vellaiya Irukiravan Poi Solla Maatan, Ninaithu Ninaithu Parthen and much more. Joshua was born in Chennai to Rajalakshmi and Saravanan. He did his schooling from Rajaji Vidyashram Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's in Chennai from 1980 to 1990. After completing his High School he learned Western Classic Music two years.
He went to Trinity College in London, where he studied 8 Grades in Piano and Theory of Music. In the year 1993, he changed his religion to Christianity and was converted at the Emmanuel Methodist Church which is in Chennai. His name was changed from Sridhar to Joshua, which means the character of an old testament from the bible. He did not want to remove the name which he was referred to from the time of his birth and so he kept his name as Sridhar and was then known to everyone as Joshua Sridhar.
In 2004 he again got converted himself as a Hindu and left the practice of Christianity. Joshua Sridhar started his career in 1993 as a composer, for gospel albums. He used to even arrange and program the music for the company and even make jingles for them. After three years of practice, he made a mark in the industry with the super hit Tamil movie Kaadhal. He worked as a programmer and keyboard player for many films from the south Indian industry. He gave his contribution in all Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, and Tamil movies. He has even worked with notable musicians and composers like the Oscar winner A.R. Rahman and Manisharma.
He had received a great appreciation from the critics for his composition in his first movie. His major composition has taken place for Tamil movies like Ninaithu Ninaithu Parthen, Chennai Kadhal,
Pulan Visaranai 2, Vellaiya Irukiravan Poi Solla Maatan. He later even worked in Telugu and Kannada movies. In 2006 he gave his contribution to a Malayalam movie
Keerthi Chakra, making his mark in the whole southern industry. He has even been nominated for Filmfare and
SIIMA Awards for his good work in the industry.