Music director Anirudh Ravichander needs no introduction. Currently the highest-paid music director in South India, his songs in the recent Shah Rukh Khan starrer, ‘Jawan’ got him Pan-Indian recognition. Ever since the popularity of ‘Why this Kolavari Di’ from the Dhanush film ‘3’, Anirudh never had to look back. Currently, he is the most sought-after musician in superstar films in Tamil. The young musician lives in a sprawling mansion in Chennai.
Two large apartments have been amalgamated into one house. And considering his stupendous fame and pay checks, his house is modestly furnished. It’s very airy and bright and reflects warmth and positivity. For Anirudh, this is his sanctuary away from the bright lights, where he gets to spend some quiet time with his parents.
The first thing you notice is the spacious living room lined up with simple and relaxed sofa sets in olive green and cute little cushions. You can spot a few paintings and a side table that has a music system next to the sofa. Anirudh says this is where all the family conversations occur, and they were very particular that the space should be very spacious.
You can’t possibly miss their lovely memory wall, strewn with a lot of family pictures. It’s a quick way to give visitors a peek into your life and share your favourite moments with them. Two large black and white plush chairs in the corner were a nice touch. Anirudh says every time he sits on it, he feels like a star! The second part of the home is divided by a charming balcony framed with glass doors. You first enter a vast library room with warm lighting and it looks immensely cozy. At every nook and corner of the home, you can find lovely photographs, that clearly show this house is owned by a very close-knit family.
Being a Thalaivar fan, you will obviously see a lot of photos featuring Anirudh with Rajinikant, that have been taken at various points in his life. Countless charming, expensive knick-knacks can be seen everywhere in the house. There is an elegant silver studded frame round wall hanging mirror at the corner of the balcony, framed by glass windows. That corner is a piece of art, especially the chairs and other little trinkets adorning that space. A stunning Chettinadu-style antique hanging wooden hammock holds the pride of place in the living room. The interiors are done keeping an eye on traditional Tamil Nadu-style architecture.
Another attraction at Anirudh’s home has to be the home theatre. His bedroom is also quirky, and simple and reflects his personality. It’s not crammed with furniture and is very airy and bright. Apparently, he also prefers to throw a mattress on the floor than sleep on a cot. He has kept a stand to hang his collection of caps in his bedroom.