S. Thaman

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SS.Thaman
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Background information
Birth name Ghantasala Sai Srinivas Thaman Sivakumar
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, popularly known and credited as S. Thaman is an Indian film music composer, who predominantly works in Telugu and Tamil cinema.[1][2]

Although Thaman entered the film industry as an actor in a side role in the film Boys, he soon turned film composer and became popular for his work as a music director. His debut film as music director was the Tamil film Sindhanai Sei,[3][4] while his first Telugu film was Kick.[5][6] Soon, he is going to debut in Bollywood with Salman Khan's Kick 2.[7]

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.[5] Thaman is married to Play back singer Sri Vardhini.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10][11][12]

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.[13]

He began his career as a composer with the Tamil film Sindhanai Sei, while his first Telugu film was Kick in 2009.[5][14] Aagadu in 2014 was Thaman's 50th film as a music director.

He owns a music band named Thakkali.[1][15]

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[17]
  • 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[18]
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 (2012 film) Karz Chukana Hai (Hindi)
Businessman Businessman Businessman (Malayalam)
2012 Nippu Rowdy Raja 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)
Meaghamann
Aagadu
Vanmam
Tamiluku En Ondrai Aluthavum
Beeruva
2015 Tiger
Savaale Samaali
Kanchana 2
(1 song + score)
Vaa Deal
Pandaga Chesko
Kick 2
2016 Dictator

Forthcomintitle universal around 7 movieing soundtracks[edit]

Untitled boyapati Sreenu movie

Untitled srinu vaitla ramcharan movie


As singer

Song Film Language Notes
Tharai Irangiya Eeram Tamil
Vaishali Vaishali Mirapakay Telugu
Malayoor Nattamai Mambattiyan Tamil
O Meri Bhavri Veera Telugu
Nagarudhe Vanthaan Vendraan Tamil
Endhukoo Bodyguard (2012 film)#Soundtrack Telugu
Sir osthara Businessman Telugu
Duba Duba Nippu Telugu
Melukora Melukora Love Failure Telugu
Kathi Lanti Pilla Naayak Telugu
En Aalu Summa Nachunu Irukku Tamil Composed by Achu Rajamani
Kajal Chellivaa Balupu Telugu
Edhirthu Nil Biriyani Tamil Composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Uyiril Uyiril Vallinam Tamil
Down Down Race Gurram Telugu
Naari Naari Aagadu Telugu
Feel of Aagadu Aagadu Telugu
Nuvve Nuvve Kick 2 Telugu
Ye Pilla Pilla Pandaga Chesko Telugu
Chuda Sakagunnave Pandaga Chesko Telugu
As 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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