Anand raj anand was born in Delhi to a family of jewellers. In 1972, he left his family business and came to Mumbai to pursue musical career.
In 1995, his first private album came "Babu Tiptop" in Time music, which was a superb and hit in this album "jhanjharia aise chhanak gayi" later used in film Krishna by Time Audio (also known as Time Magnetics). He has 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 90 films, the lyricist of over 40 soundtracks, and he did playback singing for over 45 films.
Some of his most famous work includes Masoom, Pardesi Babu, Had Kar Di Aapne, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rahta Hai, Kaante, Musafir, Welcome, Shootout at Lokhandwala, Double dhammal, "Singh saab the great and recently released Shootout at Wadala. The Kaante album was a chartbuster of its time, awarded and nominated in most of the prestigious awards.
His song DIL DE DIYA HAI from film Masti is said to be one of the most romantic songs in the Indian film industry.
He has also made the Anthem for Common Wealth Games 2010 ...and performed in the opening ceremony.
Other music directors like Ajay Atul, Himesh Reshammiya and Pritam have also used Anand Raj Anand's voice.
Anand Raj Anand has worked with many lyricists like Anand Bakshi, Sameer, Dev Kohli, Maya Govind and singers like Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu, Abhijeet, Sonu Nigam, Zubeen Garg, Shaan, Suresh Wadkar, Vinod Rathod, Anuradha Paudwal, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Sunidhi Chauhan, Jaspinder Narula, Himesh Reshammiya, Shreya Ghoshal and Richa Sharma.
Apart from giving hit music in films, he has composed for some of the biggest Private Indian Pop Albums. Some of them are –Suno To Deewana Dil (Kamaal Khan)
Ab Ke Baras (Sunita Rao)
Mehandi (Vibha Sharma)
Chorni (Hans raj hans)
ANAND RAJ ANAND's recent movies were:Welcome
Shootout at wadala
Singh saab the great
List of item songs by Anand Raj AnandJalebi bai -double dhammal
lailla -Shoot out at wadala(top the item song list in 2013)