Anand Raj Anand is an Indian music director, composer, lyricist and playback singer in the Hindi film industry.
Anand was born in Delhi to a family of jewellers. In 1992, he left his family business and came to Mumbai to pursue a musical career. In 1995 his first private album "Babu Tiptop" in Time music was a huge hit and a song 'jhanjharia aise chhanak gayi' was later used in the film Krishna by Time Audio (also known as Time Magnetics). He started his work in 1996 when he wrote, composed and sang the songs for the film Masoom in 1996 where the song Chhota Bachcha Jaan Ke became an instant hit along with Kale Libaas Mein and Tukur Tukur Dekhte Ho Kya.
The Hit parade continued with the success of the title track of Ghoonghat. Since then, he has been the music director and composer of over 60 films, the lyricist of over 20 soundtracks, and he did playback singing for over 20 films. Some of his most famous work includes Masoom, Pardesi Babu, Had Kar Di Aapne, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai, Kaante, Musafir and recently released Welcome. The Kaante album was a chartbuster of its time. Other music directors like Ajay-Atul and Pritam have also used him as their voice.
Anand Raj Anand has worked with many lyricists like Anand Bakshi, Sameer, Dev Kohli, Maya Govind and singers like Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu, Sonu Nigam, Abhijeet, Suresh Wadkar, Vinod Rathod, Anuradha Paudwal, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Sunidhi Chauhan, Jaspinder Narula and Richa Sharma. Apart from giving hit music in films, he has composed for some of the biggest private Indian pop albums.