Kallam Anji Reddy
Born(1941-08-10)10 August 1941
Died15 March 2013(2013-03-15) (aged 71)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana), India
Alma mater
Occupation(s)Former Chairman, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Known forDr. Reddy's Laboratories
RelativesKallam Satish Reddy (son)
G. V. Prasad (son-in-law)

Kallam Anji Reddy (10 August 1941 – 15 March 2013) was an Indian entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical industry, the founder-chairman of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, which he established in 1984, and chairman of Dr Reddy's Foundation (DRF), the corporate social responsibility arm of the group, established 1996.[1][2] He was a member of the Indian Prime Minister's Council on Trade and Industry.[3][4]


His High school studies went well in SKPVV HINDU HIGH SCHOOL, VIJAYAWADA. After graduating from Annapotanna Zilla parishath High School Nutakki, Reddy received his first Bachelor of Science degree from A.C. College at Guntur in 1958.[5] He then earned his B.Sc.(Tech) in Pharmaceuticals and Fine chemicals from the University Department of Chemical Technology of University of Mumbai (now Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai), followed by a PhD in chemical engineering under L.K Doraiswamy from the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune in 1969.[6]

Reddy died of cancer on 15 March 2013 at the Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad.[7]


The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 2001 and later with the Padma Bhushan in 2011 for his contribution to the Indian pharmaceutical industry.[8]


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  3. ^ Govt announces Padma Awards | NDTV.com
  4. ^ "DRL founder chief Anji Reddy dies". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  5. ^ "Dr. Reddy's Struggles for Homegrown Hit to Escape Rival Clones". Bloomberg. 4 December 2006. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Dr Reddy's: From Rs 25 lakh to Rs 5,800 crore". Rediff.com. p. 12 June 2007.
  7. ^ Dr. Reddy's Laboratories founder chairman Dr. Kallam Anji Reddy passes away : Corporate, News – India Today
  8. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.