Pamudurthy Anur Reddy was born in Guntur in Andhra Pradesh on 6 July 1957. M. Sc. In Bio-Sciences from SV University, Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh, M. Phil from SV University, Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh, M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh UK in ‘Environmental Management’ He joined the Indian Forest Service in 1982 and was allotted Karnataka State. Served as Deputy Conservator of Forests of Chamarajanagar division now a Tiger Reserve. After various stints as Deputy Conservator of Forests was promoted as Conservator of Forests and posted as Director Environment in Mysore Minerals a State-run mining Company. He did a two-year stint as Director Environment at Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation from where on promotion as Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests was made MD, Jungle Lodges & Resorts. He returned to headquarters in 2013 as Nodal Officer, Forest Conservation from where he was promoted as PCCF & Chief Wildlife Warden. He retired from service in July 2017.