Shri Anirudh Athreya was born on 4 September 1988 in Chennai,
Tamil Nadu. He received his training in Carnatic Music especially in
Kanjira under the tutelage of V. Nagarajan and later came under the
tutelage of T. K. Murthy. He has obtained a Bachelor's degree in
He has distinguished himself as a soloist and has also accompanied veterans of Carnatic music. He has a large number of recordings to his credit.
Shri Anirudh has received many titles and awards including the Kaashyap Award conferred by the Valayapatti Naadhalaya Trust, Chennai (2003), and the Yuva Kala Bharathi Award given by the Bharat Kalachar, Chennai (2007).
Shri Anirudh Athreya is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2012 for his notable talent in the field of Carnatic instrumental music.