Singer Anuradha Sriram was born in Chennai. Her mother Renuka Devi was a playback singer herself. Anuradha learnt both Carnatic and Hindustani music and went on to complete her Masters in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan College, USA. She met Sriram Parasuram at college, who she later married. She was spotted by composer A.R. Rahman at a concert and signed up for his Tamil film “Indira” (1995).
Since then she has sung extensively for Hindi as well as all the South Indian language films. “Nalam Nalamariya Aval” (“Kadhal Kottai”, 1996), “Ishwar Allah” (“1947: Earth”, 1998), “Ishq Bina” (“Taal”, 1999) and “Chunari Chunari” (“Biwi No.1”, 1999) are amongst her most popular songs.
Anuradha also performs jugalbandi concerts with her husband who is a well-known Hindustani vocalist. She has also appeared as judge in the Malaylam singing talent show, Idea Star Singer.