SS.Thaman is born on 16 Nov 1985 in a brahmin family, Andhra Pradesh. His full name is Ghantasala Sai Srinivas Thaman Siva Kumar, He made his debut as actor in Shankar's Boys but then became the most popular music director. Ghantalasa Balaramayya,erstwhile director and producer, known for producing the Telugu film Seetarama Jananam, the debut film of Akkineni Nageswara Rao, is his grand father.
He hails from the family of musicians. 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, his aunt is singer P. Vasantha.
He is married to playback singer Sai Vardhini. Thaman owns a band named Thakkali. At the age of nine, He joined Ilaiyaraaja's brother, 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.
Under Manisharma he worked for more than 6 yrs and 80 films. Before turning music director he had stint of 14 yrs under various directors as rhythm, key board programmer.
He made his debut in telugu in 2009 with Bheebhatsam and later scored for many films. Important among them are Kick,Brindavanam,Mirapakaya,
Kanchana, Kandireega,Dookudu,Business Man,Nayak, Bodyguard,Love Failure, Baadshah,Greeku Veerudu.
Best Music Director-Film Fare Award,SIIMA, TSR TV9 2011-2012-Dookudu
The Hyderabad Times Film Awards 2011 - Best Music Director for Dookudu.
MAA Music Awards 2011 - Best Music Director for Dookudu.