Anuradha Paudwal started her career in Bollywood as a playback singer in Hindi films with Kalicharan (starring Shatrughan Sinha and Reena Roy). Her first solo was in the movie, Aap Beati, (starring Hema Malini and Shashi Kapoor) with Laxmikant Pyarelal as the Music Director.
Anuradha Paudwal also sang for She also occasionally sang songs for composers Rajesh Roshan , Jaidev , Kalyanji Anandji , and Usha Khanna. She gave some really famous numbers while working with Laxmikant Pyarelal for instance the songs for the movie Hero.
Anuradha ji is very well known for her collaboration with Gulshan Kumar of T series fame. She along with Gulshan Kumar were instrumental in getting many unknown playback singers to the fore, including Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Abhijeet, Sonu Nigam and many new Music Directors.
She sang some songs with Kishore Kumar, Mohammed Rafi and also with her female co-singers include Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy and Sadhana Sargam. She has also sung with south singers Yesudas and S. P. Balasubrahmanyam.