Arun Bharathi is a South Indian lyricist. He is an upcoming artist, and he has worked in some movies in the Tamil and Telugu film industry. Arun Bharathi has worked as a lyricist for about four Tamil films and a Telugu movie. His debut song as a lyricist was for the film named Paravai which is a Tamil drama movie directed by film director Rajesh Vijay and starring actors Anjana Chandran and Rajesh Vijay in important roles. This movie got released in the year 2013. Arun Bharathi was born in a small town called Uthamapaalayam near Kambam Pallathaaku in Theni district. He was born as a son to farmers who did coolie work for their daily bread. His father ran the bullock carts, and his mother maintained all the animals. Arun Bharathi lived in his village for 18 years which became the root of inspiration for his poems and lyrics.
He was always interested in literature even as a child. Though his father is not educated, his love towards speeches, poems, and Tamil literature instilled interest and talent inside Arun Bharathi. During his school days, Arun Bharathi was a well-known speaker among the students. He then started reading a lot of poems to improve his skill and to quench his love for this art. Arun Bharathi was especially known to enjoy writings of Tamil poet Vairamuthu. He had a particular interest in Vairumuthu as he was also born in Arun Bharathi's hometown along with Tamil film director Bharathiraja and music director Ilayaraja. In his 11th grade in school, Arun Bharathi read a poem of Vairamuthu on the great Subramaniya Bharatiyar.
This was the incident that introduced him to the mega poet's writings. After that, Arun Bharathi was awed by poet Bharathi Dhaasan. After reading these many poems, Arun Bharathi started writing on his own. When asked how he remembers difficult verses of so many artists by-heart, he says that the sound of the poem and the arrangement of the words makes it easy to remember. He started writing since his father's demise. On the dreadful day of his death, his father was working before a batch of sand fell on him, and he was buried alive by this accident. This incident created a major impact on Arun Bharathi, and he wrote his first poem on this. His poetry started with pain and not with love. When this happened, he was in 12th grade.