Anand Raj Anand is an Indian music director, composer, lyricist and playback singer, known for his music in films like Masoom, Kaante and Agneepath. Anand was born in Delhi to a family of jewellers. In 1995, he made his debut in music with his first private album "Babu Tiptop", released by Times music. This album was a hit and brought him recognition. The song in this album "Jhanjhariya aise chhanak gayee" was also used in the film Krishna (2007). He began his work in the year 1996 when he wrote, composed and sang the songs for the film Masoom. One of the songs in this film as“Chota Bachcha Jaan Ke” became instantly popular along with “Kaale Libaas Mein” and “Tukur Tukur Dekhte Ho Kya”. This success continued with another title track of Ghoonghat (1997). With the huge success of his songs, he came into music direction. He has directed as well as composed music of more than ninety films. He has also been the lyricist of more than forty soundtracks. He has lent his voice to songs for more than 45 films. Some of his best performances can be seen in films like Pardesi Babu (1998), Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai (2000), Zindagi Khoobsurat Hai (2002), Bhoot (2003), Masti (2004), Welcome (2007), Double Dhamaal (2011), Grand Masti (2013) and many more. His music for the film Kaante (2002) was a major success and earned him a Filmfare nomination for the best music director. He also had the honour of making the Anthem for Common Wealth Games, 2010. Anand has also composed music for the upcoming film Welcome Back, which is a sequel to the blockbuster Welcome, and will be releasing in September, 2015.