S. Thaman

Ghantasala Sai Srinivas,[1] popularly known and credited as S. Thaman, is an Indian music composer who predominantly works in Telugu cinema and Tamil cinema.[2][3] Thaman entered the film industry as a supporting musician with the Telugu film Bhairava Dweepam in the year 1994, when he was 8 years old[4], he later turned into a film music composer and became popular for his work as a music director. His debut films as music director were Sindhanai Sei in Tamil,[5][6] and Malli Malli in Telugu. He made his acting debut with Boys (2003).

S. Thaman
S. Thaman at Damaal Dumeel Audio Launch.jpg
Background information
Birth nameGhantasala Sai Srinivas[1]
Also known asS Thaman
Born (1983-11-16) 16 November 1983 (age 36)
Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
GenresFilm score
Occupation(s)Music Composer, Singer, Actor
InstrumentsDrums, Rhythm pads, Keyboard, Trumpet
Years active2003–present

Personal life and careerEdit

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.[7] Thaman is married to playback singer Sri Vardhini.[8]

He studied Don Bosco school at Chennai. At the age of nine, he joined a music team consisting of S.P. Balasubrahmanyam and G. Anand as a rhythm pads player,[9] 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.[10] 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.

Thaman considers Mani Sharma as his very important Guru, he spent Eight 8 years under the tutelage of Manisharma and worked on Ninety Four(94)[11] 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.[12][13][14]

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.[15] 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.[2][16]

AwardsEdit

South Indian International Movie Awards
  • 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
Filmfare Awards South
Other Awards

FilmographyEdit

As a composer

Year Telugu Tamil Other languages Dubbed versions
2008 Bheebatsam Sindhanai Sei[19]
Malli Malli
2009 Kick Thillalangadi (2010)
(2 songs)
Moscowin Kavery
Anjaneyulu Sher Dil (2010) (Hindi)
Eeram Vaishali (2011) (Telugu)
Sankham Sivappusamy (Tamil)
Phir Ek Most Wanted (Hindi)
Jayeebhava
2010 Padmavyuham Naanayam
(score only)
Maro Charitra
(score only)
Mundhinam Paartheney
Aridhu Aridhu
Kadhalagi
(score)
Vastad Ayyanar
Nagaram
Brindavanam The Super Khiladi (2012) (Hindi)
Ragada Vambhu (Tamil)
Ragada (Hindi) (2011)
Mirapakay Murattu Singam (Tamil)
Khallas (Hindi)
2011 Mambattiyan Bebbuli (Telugu)
Sabash Sariyana Potti
Veera Veeraiyaah (Tamil)
The Great Veera (2012) (Hindi)
Kanchana Kanchana Kanchana (Telugu)
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)
Choodan (Malayalam)
Osthe
Mouna Guru
Bodyguard Karz Chukana Hai (Hindi)
Businessman Businessman (Tamil)
Businessman (Malayalam)
No. 1 Businessman (2013) (Hindi)
2012 Nippu Rowdy Raja (Tamil)
Main Insaaf Karoonga (2013) (Hindi)
Love Failure Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi
Ishtam
Thadaiyara Thaakka
Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya
Naayak Naayak (Tamil)
Double Attack (2014) (Hindi)
Naayak (Malayalam)
2013 Settai Crazy (Telugu)
Jabardasth
Shadow Meri Jung: One Man Army (Hindi)
Baadshah Rowdy Baadshah (2014) (Hindi)
Baadshah (Malayalam)
Baadshah (Japanese)
Greeku Veerudu Love Story (Tamil)
America v/s India (2014) (Hindi)
Gouravam Gouravam
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)
2014 Vallinam
Race Gurram Lucky: The Racer (Malayalam)
Main Hoon Lucky: The Racer (2015) (Hindi)
Damaal Dumeel
Athiyayam
Vaalu Vaalu (Hindi)
Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam
(1 song)
Rabhasa The Super Khiladi 2 (2016) (Hindi)
Power Power Unlimited (2015) (Hindi)
Meaghamann
Aagadu Idhu Thaanda Police (Tamil)
Encounter Shankar (Hindi)
Pokkiri Police (Malayalam)
Vanmam
Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum
Beeruva
2015 Tiger Aakhri Warning (2018) (Hindi)
Savaale Samaali
Kanchana 2
(1 song + score)
Kanchana 2 (2016) (Hindi)
Vaa Deal
Pandaga Chesko Businessman 2 (2017) (Hindi)
Massu Engira Masilamani
(1 song)
Masss (Hindi)
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
(1 song)
Akhil: The Power Of Jua (2017) (Hindi)
Dictator Yudh: Ek Jung (Hindi)
2016 Chakravyuha (Kannada) Chakravyuha (Hindi)
Aarathu Sinam
(1 song)
Zoom (Kannada)
Sarrainodu Yodhavu (Malayalam)
Sarrainodu (2017) (Hindi)
Dhilluku Dhuddu Raj Mahal 3 (2017) (Hindi)
Chuttalabbai
Srirastu Subhamastu
Thikka Rocket Raja (2018) (Hindi)
Jaguar Jaguar (Kannada)
2017 Shivalinga Shivalinga (Telugu)
Kanchana Returns (Hindi)
Winner Shoorveer (Hindi)
Vaigai Express
(score only)
Ivan Thanthiran
Thiri
(1 song)
Veedevadu Yaar Ivan
Goutham Nanda Rowdy Rajkumar 2 (2018) (Hindi)
Mahanubhavudu
Raju Gari Gadhi 2
(1 song)
Shiva: The Superhero 3 (2018) (Hindi)
Jawaan Jawaan (2018) (Hindi)
Golmaal Again (Hindi)
2018 Sketch Sketch (Telugu)
Sketch (Hindi)
Gayatri Gayatri (Hindi)
Achari America Yatra Thugs Of Amrica (2019) (Hindi)
Bhaagamathie Bhaagamathie Bhaagamathie (Malayalam)
Bhaagamathie (Hindi)
Tholi Prema[20] 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 (Background Score)
Kavacham Inspector Vijay (2019) (Hindi)
Orange (Kannada)
Simmba (Hindi)[21] (additional score only)
2019 Mr. Majnu
Majili (Background Score)
Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene Kannadi[22]
Kanchana 3(Muni 4) (score only)
Aruvam
Voter
Ayogya (1 song)
Magamuni
Venky Mama
Prati Roju Pandage
2020
Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo
Disco Raja
Yuvarathnaa (Kannada)
Kaduva (Malayalam)
Ivan Than Uthaman
Sooryavanshi (Hindi) (Background score with Amar Mohile)
Miss India
V (Background Score)
Solo Brathuke So Better[23]
Krack
Vakeel Saab
Sarkaru Vaari Paata
As an actor
Year Film Role Notes
2003 Boys Krishna
2009 Sindhanai Sei Himself Special appearance

As singerEdit

Songs Sung by Thaman
Telugu Tamil
Song Film Notes Song Film Notes
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
Endhukoo Bodyguard
Sir Osthara Businessman
Duba Duba Nippu
Melukora Melukora Love Failure
Kathi Lanti Pilla Naayak
Kajal Chellivaa Balupu
Down Down Down Race Gurram
Laychalo Bruce Lee
Anu Anu Srirastu Subhamastu
Vellipoke Thikka
Kiss Me Baby Mahanubhavudu
Aunanaa Kaadanaa Jawaan
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Goutham Nanda
Ninnila Tholi Prema
Kopamga Kopamga Mr. Majnu
Yennellako Venky Mama
Kotthaga Kotthaga Miss India

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "Thaman to render music for NTR - Harish Shankar movie". Pluzmedia.in. 10 August 2012. Archived from the original on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
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  4. ^ Manisharma is My Guru in Music Since School Days, Thaman Interview NTV.
  5. ^ "Yuvan and Thaman team up again for 'Adhyaayam' - IBNLive". Ibnlive.in.com. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Thaman to complete 50th film with Aagadu". Raagalahari.com. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
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  8. ^ "AP 7am". AP 7am. 23 April 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
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  10. ^ "Budding talent in music". Retrieved 7 April 2013.[dead link]
  11. ^ NTV Interview.
  12. ^ "Thaman launches music band". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  13. ^ [1] Archived 29 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ "Thaman S Biography, Thaman S Profile - Filmibeat". Entertainment.oneindia.in. 16 November 1983. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
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  16. ^ "We're trying to record live: Tharman – Times Of India". Times of India. 10 August 2009. Retrieved 14 September 2011.
  17. ^ "The 59th Idea Filmfare Awards 2011 (South)". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  18. ^ "The Hyderabad Times Film Awards 2011". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 24 June 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  19. ^ "A mix of modern and rural tunes - CHEN". The Hindu. 19 November 2008. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  20. ^ Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (28 November 2019). "I am a one-man army, says composer SS Thaman". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  21. ^ "Sara Ali Khan confirmed as the female lead in Ranveer Singh's Simmba". The Indian Express. 20 March 2018.
  22. ^ https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/sundeep-kishan-ventures-film-production-kannadi-92203
  23. ^ "Regular shoot of Solo Brathuke So Better begins; release on May 1". The Hans India. 19 November 2019. Retrieved 19 November 2019.

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