Anuradha Paudwal is a popular playback singer in Bollywood in India. She has sung songs in Hindi and Marathi.She is an evergreen singer.
She studied at Xavier's College in Mumbai. She was married to the late Arun Paudwal, who worked with music director S. D. Burman as his assistant. Her singing career started in 1973 with the movie, Abhimaan, in which she sang a Shloka. In the same year she also made her Marathi film debut with "Yashoda". In 1974, she brought out a record of Non-film Marathi songs or "bhav geeten" which became very popular.
In 1976, she got her break as a playback singer in Hindi films with Kalicharan. Her first solo was in the movie, Aap Beeti. Laxmikant-Pyarelal were the music-composer duo for that movie. She also occasionally sang songs for composers Rajesh Roshan, Jaidev, Kalyanji-Anandji, and Usha Khanna.
Anuradha sang in a number of Marathi movies including the memorable "Disate Majalaa", "Raja Lalakaari", and "Kaalyaa Maatita Maatitaa". Most of these movies had music by the duo of Anil-Arun, Arun being her husband, who collaborated with Anil Mohile to form a pair.
Anuradha apparently never received any formal training in classical music, stating in an interview, "I have not received any formal training in classical music. I have tried many times, but it has never worked out. I learnt a little here and a little there, but ultimately, I just practiced for many hours listening to Lataji".