|Native name||ఘంటసాల సాయి శ్రీనివాస్ తమన్ శివకుమార్|
|Birth name||Ghantasala Sai Srinivas Thaman Sivakumar|
16 November 1983 |
Andhra Pradesh, India
|Occupation(s)||Actor, Singer , record producer, music director.|
|Instruments||Drums, Rhythm pads, Keyboard|
Although Thaman entered the film industry as an actor in a supporting role in the film Boys, he soon turned film composer and became popular for his work as a music director. His debut films as music director were Sindhanai Sei in Tamil, and Kick in Telugu, Kick went on to become his first blockbuster film.
Personal life and career
He was born in Andhra Pradesh, India into a Telugu Brahmin family. He is the grand child of Ghantasala Balaramayya, 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. Thaman is married to Play back singer Sri Vardhini.
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. 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.
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. Aagadu in 2014 was Thaman's 50th film as a music director. In May 2017, Rohit Shetty signed Thaman for his Golmaal 4, a comedy franchise of bollywood and this would be Thaman's bollywood debut.
- 2011: SIIMA Award for Best Music Director for Dookudu
- 2012: SIIMA Award for Best Male Playback Singer for "Sir Osthara" – 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.
- TSR TV9 2015-2016-Best Music Director for "SARRINODU,SRIRASTHU SUBHAMASTHU".
- Film scores and soundtracks
|2008||Bheebatsam (2009)||Sindhanai Sei|
|Anjaneyulu||Sher-Dil (Hindi) (2010)|
|Sankham||Sivappusamy (2010)||Phir Ek Most Wanted (Hindi)|
|Maro Charitra #|
|Brindavanam||Super Khiladi (Hindi)|
|Ragada||Vambhu (2011)||Ragada (Hindi) (2011)|
|Mirapakay||Murattu Singam||Khallas (Hindi)|
|Sabash Sariyana Potti|
|Vachadu Gelichadu||Vandhaan Vendraan|
|Dookudu||Adhiradi Vettai||Real Tiger (Hindi)
Power (2014) (Kannada) ♦
|Bodyguard||Karz Chukana Hai (Hindi)|
|2012||Nippu||Rowdy Raja||Main Insaaf Karoonga (Hindi)|
|Love Failure||Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi|
|Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya|
|Naayak||Naayak||Double Attack (Hindi)
|Baadshah||Rowdy Baadshah (Hindi)
|Greeku Veerudu||Love Story|
|All in All Azhagu Raja|
|Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam
|Aagadu||Idhu Thaanda Police||Encounter Shankar (Hindi)
Pokkiri Police (Malayalam)
|Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum|
(1 song + score)
|Massu Engira Masilamani
|Sakalakala Vallavan Appatakkar|
|Bruce Lee||Bruce Lee: The Fighter|
- Raju Gari Gadhi 2 (Telugu)
- Sketch (Tamil)
- Yaar Ivan (Tamil)
- Vaigai Express (Tamil)
- Goutham Nanda (Telugu)
- Durga (Telugu)
- Bhagmati (Telugu)
- Jawaan (Telugu)
|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||Race Gurram|
|Anu Anu||Srirastu Subhamastu|
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