Anuradha Sriram Parasuram was born in Chennai to playback singer Renuka Devi and Meenakshi Sundaram Mohan. She completed her Bachelors in Music and Masters Degree in Queen Mary's College, Chennai. Anu is a Gold medalist in UG and PG. She received Govt Scholarship for her higher studies in Abroad (U.S). She learned Carnatic Classical music from the musical giant S. Kalyanaraman and Hindustani Classical Music from Manik Bua Takurdas.
Anuradha is from a Tamil Iyer family and completed her Master's in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University, U.S. (where one of her professors and mentors was T. Viswanathan) prior to her foray into music. She also studied Western classical opera music in the U.S.