Ruwanga "Ru" Samath was born and raised in Sri Lanka. He grew up in "Moratuwa", a small village that resides itself on the outskirts of a 30 minute tuk tuk ride from the main city Colombo. He was the only child to a local pop star and a Mensa member. As the civil war in Sri Lanka escalated, Ruwanga and his family left the island. After a brief stay in Dubai, Ruwanga's family moved to Los Angeles California at the age of 13.
In High School, Ruwanga fell in love with beat making. After graduating high school, he founded The Bird Call Productions. Ru has been making music professionally for over a decade now. He has produced and composed songs for over 30 different movies and TV shows. His highlights includes, End-Title song for Fast Five (Universal Pictures) and Greatest Movie Ever Sold (Sony Pictures), Songs for TED (Universal Pictures), Spare Parts (Lionsgate) and many more. He has composed theme songs for History Channel, TLC, A&E, HBO and Hulu shows.
Ruwanga often speaks on panels as guest speakers in his free time. He has spoken in Grammy U, Musician's Institute, Brooklyn College, Boston University.
For the past few years, Ruwanga has ventured into film scoring. He has co-composed a documentary named "How I Hot Over", National Lampoon's "Another Dirty Movie" comedy "Flock Of Dudes" and the upcoming Netflix original "Reality High".
Ru has worked with artists such as Flo Rida, Meghan Trainor, Kesha, Starley and Rachel Crow. He also released his first mixtape titled "#Backin20" through Jay-Z's Roc Nation. He currently have over 4 Millions plays on SoundCloud.
Ruwanga says he "always look to grow as a writer, producer and a composer" as he look to inspire others from humble beginnings like himself.