S. Thaman

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SS.Thaman
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Background information
Birth name Ghantasala Sai Srinivas Thaman Sivakumar
Also known as SST, SS.Thaman and Thaman.S
Born (1983-11-16) 16 November 1983 (age 31)
Andhra Pradesh, India
Genres Film score
Occupation(s) Actor, composer, record producer, music director, singer
Instruments Rhythm pads and keyboard
Years active 2003–present

Ghantasala Sai Srinivas Thaman Siva Kumar, known as SST is an Indian film music composer, who predominantly works in Telugu cinema and Tamil.[1][2] His Debut film as music director is the Ravi Teja starrer blockbuster Telugu film Kick,[3] though he appeared in a role as an actor in the film Boys, he has since established himself as a music director in the South Indian film industries.

Personal life and career[edit]

He was born in Andhra Pradesh, India into a Telugu Brahmin family. He is the grand child of Ghantasala Balaramayya, erstwhile director and producer, known for producing the Telugu film Seetarama Jananam, the debut film of Akkineni Nageswara Rao. Thaman hails from a family of musicians from Pottepalem, Nellore District. His father Ghantasala Siva Kumar was a Drummer, who worked for seven hundred films, under composer, K. Chakravarthy, his mother Ghantasala Savitri is a playback singer and his aunt is singer P. Vasantha.[4] Thaman is married to Play back singer Sri Vardhini.[5]

At the age of nine, He joined S.P. Balasubramaniam, Ilaiyaraaja's brother, and G. Anand as a rhythm pads player, and discontinued studies when he lost his father at the age of 13. He was compelled to make his hobby into a profession to meet the crisis in his family.[6] He then joined Raj-Koti team, and worked for three years on sixty films and then joined M. M. Keeravani and worked with him for three years completing thirty films. He has also gained experience from composers like Vandemataram Srinivas, Chakri, R. P. Patnaik and Devi Sri Prasad.

However, the most memorable period in his life is his tutelage under Manisharma with whom he spent six and a half years and worked on eighty films. On the whole he put in fourteen years of rhythm and keyboard programming with the veterans before branching out on his own.[7][8][9] Thaman was added to the cast of Boys after a successful audition in which he had to play the drums and went on to help out with the background score of the film.[10]

His debut film as a composer was Telugu film was Kick.[11][12]Mean While he completed his 50th film with the Telugu movie Aagadu on 30-08-2014.

He owns a music band named Thakkali.[1][13]

Awards[edit]

Filmfare Awards South
South Indian International Movie Awards
  • 2011: SIIMA Award for Best Music Director for Dookudu
  • 2012: SIIMA Award for Best Male Playback Singer for "Sir Osthara" – Businessman
  • 2012: Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Music Director for Businessman
Other Awards
  • The Hyderabad Times Film Awards 2011 – Best Music Director for Dookudu[15]
  • MAA Music Awards 2011 – Best Music Director for Dookudu
  • TSR TV9 2011–2012 – Best Music Director for Dookudu

Filmography[edit]

Film scores and soundtracks
Year Telugu Tamil Other languages
2008 Bheebatsam (2009) Sindhanai Sei
Malli Malli
2009 Kick Thillalangadi • (2010) (2 songs)
Moscowin Kavery
Anjaneyulu Sher-Dil (Hindi) (2010)
Vaishali (2011) Eeram
Sankham Sivappusamy (2010) Phir Ek Most Wanted (Hindi)
Jayeebhava
2010 Padmavyuham Naanayam • #
Mundhinam Paartheney
Aridhu Aridhu
Vastad (2011) Ayyanar
Nagaram
Brindavanam Super Khiladi (Hindi)
Ragada Vambhu (2011) Ragada (Hindi) (2011)
Mirapakaay Murattu Singam Khallas (Hindi)
2011 Bebbuli Mambattiyan
Sabash Sariyana Potti
Veera Veeraiya
Kanchana Kanchana
Vachadu Gelichadu Vandhaan Vendraan
Kandireega
Dookudu Adhiradi Vettai Real Tiger (Hindi)
Choodan (Malayalam)
Power (2014)(Kannada) ♦
Osthe
Mouna Guru
Bodyguard Karz Chukana Hai (Hindi)
Businessman Businessman Businessman (Malayalam)
2012 Nippu Main Insaaf Karoonga (Hindi)
Love Failure Kadhalil Sodhapuvadhu Eppadi
Ishtam
Thadaiyara Thaakka
Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya
Naayak Naayak Naayak (Malayalam)
2013 Crazy Settai
Jabardasth
Shadow
Baadshah
Greeku Veerudu Love Story
Gouravam Gouravam
Tadakha
Balupu
Dheeradu Pattathu Yaanai
Ramayya Vasthavayya
Masala
All in All Azhagu Raja
2014 Vallinam
Race Gurram
Damaal Dumeel
Vaalu
Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam 1 Song
Rabhasa
Power (2014 Telugu film)
Meagamann
Aagadu
Vanmam
Tamiluku En Ondrai Aluthavum

Forthcoming soundtracks[edit]

Telugu Tamil Other languages
Vaa Deal
Pandaga Chesko
kick 2
Appa Takkaru
Saahasam

Singer[edit]

Telugu Tamil Other languages
Endhukoo (Bodyguard) Tharai Irangiya (Eeram)
Duba Duba (Nippu) Malayoor Nattamai (Mambattiyan)
O Meri Bhavri (Veera) En Aalu (Summa Nachunu Irukku)
Vaishali Vaishali (Mirapakay) Nagarudhe (Vanthaan Vendraan)
Kajal Chellivaa (Balupu) Edhirthu Nil (Biriyani)
Kathi Lanti Pilla (Naayak) Uyiril Uyiril (Vallinam)
Down Down (Race Gurram)
Sir osthara (Businessman)
Melukora Melukora (Love Failure)
Naari Naari (Aagadu)
Feel of Aagadu (Aagadu)
Actor
Year Film Role Language Notes
2003 Boys Krishna Tamil
2009 Sindhanai Sei Tamil Cameo appearance
2010 Ayyanar Tamil Cameo appearance
2011 Vandhaan Vendraan Tamil Cameo appearance

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