Born Ghantasala Srinivas Sai Thaman Siva Kumar, S. Thaman is the stage name that birthday boy adopted. While he started out as an actor, Thaman has a long history with music. Hailing from a musical family from Nellore, the composer has worked with S.P Balasubramium, Ilaiyaraja’s brother, Devi Sri Prasad and the likes for 14 years before venturing out as a solo composer.
Ravi Teja’s 2009 film, Kick was the first project that Thaman dealt with on his own. However, interesting, the first song that he composed – under the guidance of Manisharma – was for Pawan Kalyan’s Khushi. The song Yeh Mera Jahan was an instant hit with the youth and continues to be loved even today. Now, that’s how you know our birthday boy is called the musical maestro for a reason.