|Birth name||Ghantasala Sai Srinivas Thaman Sivakumar|
|Also known as||S.S. Thaman|
16 November 1981 |
Andhra Pradesh, India
|Occupations||Actor, composer, record producer, music director, singer|
|Instruments||Rhythm Pads and Keyboard|
Ghantasala Sai Srinivas Thaman Siva Kumar, known popularly as S. Thaman is an Indian film music composer, who predominantly works in Telugu cinema. Despite debuting his film career as an actor in Shankar's Boys, he has since established himself as a prominent music director in the South Indian film industry composing music for many movies every year. He owns a music band named Thakkali.
Personal life and career
He was born in Andhra Pradesh, India into a 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. 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, his aunt is singer P. Vasantha. Thaman is married to Play back singer Sri Vardhini.
At the age of nine, He joined Ilaiyaraaja's brother, 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. 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. 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.
- 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
- MAA Music Awards 2011 - Best Music Director for Dookudu
- TSR TV9 2011–2012 - Best Music Director for Dookudu
|2009||Sindhanai Sei||Tamil||Cameo appearance|
|2011||Vandhaan Vendraan||Tamil||Cameo appearance|
Film scores and soundtracks
|2008||Sindhanai Sei •||Bheebatsam (2009)|
|2009||Thillalangadi • (2010) (2 songs)||Kick •|
|Moscowin Kavery •|
|Anjaneyulu •||Sher-Dil (Hindi) (2010)|
|Eeram •||Vaishali (2011)|
|Sivappusamy (2010)||Sankham •||Phir Ek Most Wanted (Hindi)|
|2010||Naanayam • #||Padmavyuham|
|Mundhinam Paartheney •|
|Aridhu Aridhu •|
|Ayyanar •||Vastad (2011)|
|Brindavanam •||Super Khiladi (Hindi)|
|Vambhu (2011)||Ragada •||Ragada (Hindi) (2011)|
|Murattu Singam||Mirapakaay •||Khallas (Hindi)|
|Sabash Sariyaana Potti •|
|Vandhaan Vendraan •||Vachadu Gelichadu|
|Adhiradi Vettai||Dookudu •||Real Tiger (Hindi)
|Mouna Guru •|
|Bodyguard •||Karz Chukana Hai (Hindi)|
|Businessman||Businessman •||Businessman (Malayalam)|
|2012||Nippu||Main Insaaf Karoonga (Hindi)|
|Kadhalil Sodhapuvadhu Eppadi •||Love Failure •|
|Thadaiyara Thaakka •|
|Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya •|
|Naayak||Naayak •||Naayak (Malayalam)|
|Love Story||Greeku Veerudu •|
|Gouravam •||Gouravam •|
|Pattathu Yaanai •||Dheeradu|
|Ramayya Vasthavayya •|
|All in All Azhagu Raja •|
|2014||Muni 3: Ganga •|
|2014||Race Gurram •|
- The films are listed in order of the album release date, irrespective of the film release.
- The year next to the title of the affected films indicates the release year of the either dubbed or remade version in the named language later than the original version.
- • indicates original language release. Indicates simultaneous makes, if featuring in more languages
- ♦ indicates a remade version, the remaining ones being dubbed versions
- Tharai Irangiya (Eeram)
- Malayoor Nattamai (Mambattiyan)
- En Aalu (Summa Nachunu Irukku)
- Nagarudhe (Vanthaan Vendraan)
- Thaman to render music for NTR - Harish Shankar movie - Pluz Media
- Interview with Music director SS Thaman
- "We’re trying to record live: Tharman – Times Of India". Times of India. 2009-08-10. Retrieved 2011-09-14.
- Studio N - Exclusive interview with Music Director Thaman S | ap7am
- S.S.Thaman's Upcoming Projects List ~ Youth Garden
- Budding Talent in Music
- Thaman launches music band - The New Indian Express
- Shadow-Baadshah-Nayak - Common Issues - Andhravilas.com -Telugu Cinema, Telugu Movies, India News & World News , Bollywood , Songs :
- Thaman S Biography, Thaman S Profile - entertainment.oneindia.in
- "Boys: A Preview". Rediff.com. Retrieved 2011-09-14.
- "The 59th Idea Filmfare Awards 2011(South)". 8 July 2012.
- "The Hyderabad Times Film Awards 2011". 24June 2012.
- "Arun Vijay's next: Deal". Indiaglitz. Retrieved 1 December 2012.