A native of India, Anando received degrees in Natural Sciences from both Delhi and Cambridge Universities. He pursued his vocal studies with some distinguished teachers, including Kenneth Woollam, Richard Nunn, Enrico Fissore, Ian Comboy, Glyn Paul and Nicolai Gedda.
Anando was a finalist in the UK National Mozart Competition in 2007 and the Wagner Society Bayreuth Bursary Competition in 2012. His significant operatic debut took place in 2006 when he sang Rodolfo (La bohème) at the Belgrade National Opera, Serbia. It was followed by a period of intense learning of new roles and performing across the UK, including Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Don Jose (Carmen), Alfredo (La traviata), The Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Cavaradossi (Tosca) and more.
Anando is known as a strong recitalist and has performed at prestigious venues around the world including the Crush Room at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Cadogan Hall, London; Teatro dei Rozzi, Sienna; NCPA Bhabha Opera House, Bombay; Al-Madinat Opera House in Dubai; and the Kennedy Center, Washington DC. His recital at Wigmore Hall accompanied by Leslie Howard was featured on BBC Radio 3. He has appeared at the Allensbach Festival, Germany, and gave the orchestral world premiere of Ian Venables’ Venetian Songs.
Anando’s oratorio repertoire encompasses major works by Handel, Bach, Mendelssohn, Rossini, Gounod, Verdi and Puccini. As the tenor soloist he has appeared in Puccini’s Messa di Gloria with the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra; in Verdi’s Requiem and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle at the Great Hall, Dartington; in Stanford’s Requiem with the Birmingham Choral Union; and in William Lloyd-Webber’s The Saviour, performed in celebration of the composer’s centenary at Westminster Central Hall.