Anand Amritraj born on 20 March 1952, Chennai, Tamil Nadu is a former Indian tennis player and businessman. Anand Amritraj and his brothers, Vijay Amritraj and Ashok Amritraj, were among the first Indians to play in top-flight international tour tennis.
In 1976, the brothers (Anand and Vijay) were semi-finalists in the Wimbledon men's doubles. He was part of the Indian team for 1974 Davis Cup, which advanced to the finals of the tournament. His son Stephen Amritraj is also a professional tennis player.
Following a successful career in tennis, Anand Amritraj played in the Davis Cup for India for some 20 years reaching the Finals in 1974 and 1987.
He was ranked top 5 in world doubles for 10 years and was the winner of 27 ATP and WCT Doubles titles.
A semi-finalist at Wimbledon and the US Open Doubles in 1976, Anand went on to bacome Wimbledon Grand Champions winner in 2003.
Ranked top 50 in Singles with wins over John McEnroe, jimmy Conners, John Newcombe and Tony Roche.
Anand Amritraj became a successful broadcaster and presenter for Star TV Asia from 2000-2008 and has commentated for the BBC during their coverage of the Wimbledon tournament in 2001 and 2004.
He was honoured to be the Captain of the Indian Davis Cup Team at the Seoul Olympics in 2002 and also at Doha in 2006.