Therukural Arivu<

Photo by Lingam Alagar

Indian Rapper, Singer, and Lyricist Active 2018-Present

Fast Facts

  • Arivu’s original name is “Arivarasu Kalainesan.”
  • He grew up in Arakkonam, a town west of Chennai, India
  • He is also a part of a protest band called “The Casteless Collective.”
  • He has been and is a victim of casteism in India and a lot of his songs are centered around the issue of casteism.
  • During high school, he wrote poetry about social justice issues.
  • He had friends who heard his poems and wanted him to try rapping, and that is where his journey as a rapper began.