Anandarayar led the Thanjavur Maratha forces during the Ramnad war of succession in support of Bhavani Sankar.
There are a number of literary works attributed to Anandarayar Sahib or dedicated to him. Anandarayar composed two works, one in Tamil (Advaita Kirtana) and another in Sanskrit (Sarabhoji Charitra).
While some sources claim that Anandarayar Sahib fell out of favour with the king and was thrown in jail where he died broken-hearted, others claim that Seroji later pardoned the minister who retired to Thiruvenkadu where he died.
- K. R. Subramaniam (1928). The Maratha Rajas of Tanjore. pp. 37–40.