H Sridhar was the Chief Audio Engineer at Media Artists. A mathematics graduate, with keen interest in electronics and formal music training, he started a professional sound engineering career in 1988. He engineered over 200 films and worked closely with directors like Mani Ratnam, K. Balachandar, Bharathiraaja, Shankar, Kamal Hassan, P. C. Sreeram, Priyadarsan, Sibi Malayil and Ramgopal Varma.

Among Sridhar's many professional credits was the fact that he engineered all songs and background scores for the renowned music director A. R. Rahman. Some ground-breaking films to his credit are Roja, Gentleman, Kadhalan, Thiruda Thiruda, Bombay, Duet, Mahanadi, Rangeela, Kuruthippunnal, Muthu, Indian, Minsaara Kanavu and Iruvar. He also engineered the background music score and songs for the national award winning films Kaala Paani for music director Ilaiyaraaja and Minasaara Kanavu for music director A R Rahman. Sridhar was awarded the President's Gold Medal (The National Award for Best Audiography) twice: for the film Mahanadi in 1994 and for Dil Se in 1999.

Having pioneered the use of Digital Sound for Indian films in the DTS format, Sridhar successfully completed six-track surround sound mixing for more than 100 films including Karuppu Roja, Siraichaalai, Indian, Bharatheeyudu, Hindustani, Paeyi, Iruvar, Minsaara Kanavu, Sapnay, Ziddi, Judwaa, My Dear Kuttichathan 3D, V I P, Aflatoon, Devathai, Chhota Chetan, Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya, Satya, Jeans, Dil Se, Kadhalar Dinam, Padayappa, Mudhalvan, Pukaar, Alaipaayuthey, Kandukondain Kandukondain, Kushi, among others.

Sridhar also engineered and mixed albums for international artists like George Harrison of The Beatles, John Neptune Kaizan, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Zakir Hussain and L. Shankar. He worked closely with leading Bollywood Directors including Ashutosh Gowariker, Subash Ghai, Aamir Khan and Farhan Akhtar.

Sridhar passed away on December 1st, 2008 and is survived by his wife and two sons, who reside in Chennai, Tamilnadu.

This website is a tribute to him as a person and a professional, and aims to provide a comprehensive list of his work and contribution to the field of music that he loved and enjoyed so much.

AAT Media College & Real Image Media Technologies Announce the H. Sridhar Scholarship for Media Studies

Chennai, 4th June 2011
AAT Media College and Real Image Media Technologies (Pvt) Ltd today announced the H.Sridhar Scholarship for Media Studies. This scholarship is instituted in the name of Late Mr.H.Sridhar, who was the Chief Sound Engineer at Media Artists, a division of Real Image Media Technologies. National Award winning film maker Mr.Vetrimaran launched this scholarship in the presence of Mr.Senthil Kumar, Co-Founder, Real Image Media Technologies (Pvt) Ltd and Mr.Rathish Babu, CEO, AAT Media College.
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Sridhar wins a Grammy

(Late) H Sridhar, Chief Audio Engineer of Media Artists, won a Grammy in the category - Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for his work in the movie Slumdog Millionaire.

This award makes us very proud and reinforces our belief that he was one of the best audio engineers in the world with a very rare combination of creativity, technical know-how and the ability to understand and work with the needs of the composer and director.

A felicitation event was held honoring Sridhar's Grammy win. It was well-attended by family and friends, well-wishers and close colleagues from the Tamil film industry. Here's a sneak peak.