It is Perry's first performance in India.
“After what felt like longest flight ever I'm finally here! Honoured to play Chennai! This is my first performance in India,” Perry, 27, posted on her Twitter page.
This is not the first time the ‘Fireworks' singer is visiting India. She tied the knot with now ex-husband Russell Brand in a traditional Hindu ceremony in India in 2010.
“Almost fell asleep in my curry last night, no joke... Woke up feeling so much better after a fresh meditate... feels appropriate being in India,” Perry added.
Opening ceremony of the IPL season 5 will also see a host of Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Prabhu Deva.