|Birth name||Ghantasala Sai Srinivas Sivakumar|
|Also known as||SS Thaman|
|Born||16 November 1983|
Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Occupation(s)||Music Composer, Singer, Actor|
|Instruments||Drums, Rhythm pads, Keyboard, Trumpet|
Ghantasala Srinivas Sai Thaman Siva Kumar, popularly known and credited as S. Thaman is an Indian music composer who predominantly works in Telugu cinema and Tamil cinema. Although Thaman entered the film industry as an actor in a supporting role in the Tamil film Boys, he soon turned to composing film music and became popular for his work as a music director. His debut films as music director were Sindhanai Sei in Tamil, and Bheebathsam in Telugu.
Personal life and career
He was born in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India into a Telugu speaking family. He is the grandson of veteran director Ghantasala Balaramayya. 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 B. Vasantha. Thaman is married to playback singer Sri Vardhini.
At the age of nine, he joined a music team consisting of S.P. Balasubrahmanyam 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 overcome 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.
He then spent six and a half years under the tutelage of Manisharma and worked on eighty films with him. On the whole he put in fourteen years of rhythm and keyboard programming with the veterans before branching out on his own. In his early years under Manisharma composed[who?][clarification needed] the song Yeh Mera Jahaan for the movie Kushi which earned immense popularity among the youth.
He began his career as an actor in Tamil film Boys and as a composer with the Tamil film Sindhanai Sei, while his first Telugu film was Kick in 2009. Mahesh Babu Aagadu in 2014 was Thaman's 50th film as a music director & Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava in 2018 was Thaman's 100th film as a music director. In May 2017, Rohit Shetty signed Thaman for his Golmaal Again, a comedy franchise in Bollywood. This marked Thaman's Bollywood debut. In the following year, he composed a theme song for Rohit Shetty's successful venture Simmba starring Ranveer Singh. He owns a music band named Thakkali.
- 2011: SIIMA Award for Best Music Director for Dookudu
- 2012: SIIMA Award for Best Music Director for "Sir Osthara" – Businessman
- 2016: SIIMA Award for Most streaming song for "Aagadu title song" – Aagadu
- Other Awards
- The Hyderabad Times Film Awards 2011 – Best Music Director for Dookudu
- MAA Music Awards 2011 – Best Music Director for Dookudu
- TSR TV9 Awards 2011 – Best Music Director for Dookudu.
- TSR TV9 Awards 2016 - Best Music Director for Sarrainodu, Srirastu Subhamastu.
- Gama Awards 2016 - Best Love song "Nuvve Nuvve" in Kick 2.
- Zee Cine Awards 2018 – Favorite Music Director for Tholi Prema.
- Zee Santosham Film Awards 2019 – Best Music Director for Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava .
As a composer
|Year||Telugu||Tamil||Other languages||Dubbed versions|
|Anjaneyulu||Sher Dil (2010) (Hindi)|
|Eeram||Vaishali (2011) (Telugu)|
Phir Ek Most Wanted (Hindi)
|Brindavanam||The Super Khiladi (2012) (Hindi)|
Ragada (Hindi) (2011)
|Mirapakay||Murattu Singam (Tamil)|
|Sabash Sariyana Potti|
The Great Veera (2012) (Hindi)
Kanchana (2014) (Hindi)
|Vandhaan Vendraan||Vachadu Gelichadu (Telugu)|
|Kandireega||Dangerous Khiladi 4 (2015) (Hindi)|
|Dookudu||Power (2014) (Kannada remake)||Adhiradi Vettai (Tamil)|
The Real Tiger (2012) (Hindi)
|Bodyguard||Karz Chukana Hai (Hindi)|
No. 1 Businessman (2013) (Hindi)
|2012||Nippu||Rowdy Raja (Tamil)|
Main Insaaf Karoonga (2013) (Hindi)
|Love Failure||Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi|
|Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya|
Double Attack (2014) (Hindi)
|Shadow||Meri Jung: One Man Army (Hindi)|
|Baadshah||Rowdy Baadshah (2014) (Hindi)|
|Greeku Veerudu||Love Story (Tamil)|
America v/s India (2014) (Hindi)
|Tadakha||Thadaka (2016) (Hindi)|
|Balupu||Jani Dushman (2014) (Hindi)|
|Pattathu Yaanai||Dheeradu (Telugu)|
Daringbaaz Khiladi 2 (2015) (Hindi)
|Ramayya Vasthavayya||Mar Mitenge 2 (2015) (Hindi)|
|Masala||Ek Aur Bol Bachchan (Hindi)|
|All in All Azhagu Raja||Hero No. Zero 2 (2018) (Hindi)|
|Race Gurram||Lucky: The Racer (Malayalam)|
Main Hoon Lucky: The Racer (2015) (Hindi)
|Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam
|Rabhasa||The Super Khiladi 2 (2016) (Hindi)|
|Power||Power Unlimited (2015) (Hindi)|
|Aagadu||Idhu Thaanda Police (Tamil)|
Encounter Shankar (Hindi)
Pokkiri Police (Malayalam)
|Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum|
|2015||Tiger||Aakhri Warning (2018) (Hindi)|
(1 song + score)
|Kanchana 2 (2016) (Hindi)|
|Pandaga Chesko||Businessman 2 (2017) (Hindi)|
|Massu Engira Masilamani
|Kick 2||Jigarwala No. 1 (2016) (Hindi)|
|Sakalakala Vallavan Appatakkar||Anokha Rishta (2018) (Hindi)|
|Saagasam||Jeene Nahi Doonga 2 (2017) (Hindi)|
|Bruce Lee: The Fighter||Bruce Lee: The Fighter (2016) (Hindi)|
Bruce Lee: The Fighter (Tamil)
Bruce Lee: The Fighter (Malayalam)
|Sher||Sher (2017) (Hindi)|
|Akhil: The Power Of Jua (2017) (Hindi)|
|Dictator||Yudh: Ek Jung (Hindi)|
|2016||Chakravyuha (Kannada)||Chakravyuha (Hindi)|
Sarrainodu (2017) (Hindi)
|Dhilluku Dhuddu||Raj Mahal 3 (2017) (Hindi)|
|Thikka||Rocket Raja (2018) (Hindi)|
Kanchana Returns (Hindi)
|Goutham Nanda||Rowdy Rajkumar 2 (2018) (Hindi)|
|Raju Gari Gadhi 2
|Shiva: The Superhero 3 (2018) (Hindi)|
|Jawaan||Jawaan (2018) (Hindi)|
|Golmaal Again (Hindi)|
|Achari America Yatra||Thugs Of Amrica (2019) (Hindi)|
|Tholi Prema||Tholi Prema (2019) (Hindi)|
|Inttelligent||Intelligent (2019) (Hindi)|
|Chal Mohan Ranga|
|Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava|
|Amar Akbar Anthony||Amar Akhbar Anthoni (2019) (Hindi)|
|Happy Wedding (score only)|
|Kavacham||Inspector Vijay (2019) (Hindi)|
|Simmba (Hindi) (additional score only)|
|2019||Majili (score only)|
|Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene||Kannadi|
|Kanchana 3(Muni 4) (score only)|
|Ayogya (1 song)|
|Prati Roju Pandage|
|Ivan Than Uthaman|
|Solo Brathuke So Better|
|Vaishali Vaishali||Mirapakay||Uyiril Uyiril||Vallinam|
|Naari Naari||Aagadu||Tharai Irangiya||Eeram|
|Feel of Aagadu||Aagadu||Edhirthu Nil||Biriyani|
|Nuvve Nuvve||Kick 2||Malayoor Nattamai||Mambattiyan|
|Ye Pilla Pilla||Pandaga Chesko||Nagarudhe||Vanthaan Vendraan|
|Chuda Sakagunnave||Pandaga Chesko||En Aalu||Summa Nachunu Irukku|
|Le Chalo||Bruce Lee||Unnale Unnale||Osthe|
|Rock Your Body||Shankarabharanam|
|O Meri Bhavri||Veera|
|Melukora Melukora||Love Failure|
|Kathi Lanti Pilla||Naayak|
|Down Down Down||Race Gurram|
|Anu Anu||Srirastu Subhamastu|
|Kiss Me Baby||Mahanubhavudu|
|Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara||Goutham Nanda|
|Kopamga Kopamga||Mr. Majnu|
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