Kallam Anji Reddy
Born(1941-08-10)10 August 1941
Died15 March 2013(2013-03-15) (aged 74)
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]


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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  2. ^ "Dr Reddy's prescription of passion". Financial Express. 3 September 2006.
  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.