.Ramachandra was born in 1918 in Puntamba, a small town in Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra, India. He was a renowned music composer in the movie industry in India.He studied music under Vinayakbua Patwardhan at "Gandharva Mahavidyalaya". He joined the movie industry playing the lead role in Y. V. Rao's movie, "Naganand.
Ramachandra provided harmonium accompaniment for Minerva composers Bindu Khan and Habib Khan. He debuted as music director in Tamil movies with Jayakkodi and Vanamohini. He received public notice as a good composer in Bhagwan Dada's "Sukhi Jeevan", and established a long association that culminated with the musical box office hit "Albela".
Ramachandra provided music compositions for a few Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, and Bhojpuri movies besides Hindi movies. In 1953, he also produced with "New Sai Produtions" three Hindi movies: "Jhanjhar", "Lehren", "Duniya Gol Hai".
In the late 1960s, Ramachandra produced two Marathi movies, "Dhananjay" and "Gharkul". He also acted in them and composed music for them. C. Ramchandra died of acute peptic ulcer on the 6th January, 1982 at Beach Candy Hospital, Mumbai.
Ramchandra wrote his autobiography in Marathi in 1977.