Anandan Sivamani is popularly known as percussionist Sivamani or Drums Sivamani. He is a popular percussionist with lots of talents. Yes, he is capable of playing many instruments along with drums. He is an excellent player of Kanjira, Octoban, Udukai and Darbuka. He reached fame, because of staying in the team of A.R. Rahman. Sivamani is the son of Anandan, who was a popular percussionist. Sivamani stepped in the world of music at an early age of eleven. He has performed many concerts along with the popular music legends like
, Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan, Pazhanivel, Valliyapatti Subramaniam, L. Shankar and T.V. Gopalakrishnan. With the music journey alongside ARR, he visited many countries. Bombay Dreams is one such big music journeys of Anandan Sivamani. Anandan Sivamani is in many music groups and balances few troupes. He has a music band named Asia Electrik with the partnership of
. He has performed in many films under the music of ARR. His famous works are Pudhu Vellai Mazhai and Kadhal Rojave from Roja and Chaiyya Chaiyya from Dil se. he has worked in Lagaan,
Rang De Basanti
, Taal, Swades,
, Guru and Rockstar. He has also been an actor and performed in two Telugu movies namely Sirivennila and Padamati Sandhya Ragam. He was awarded the Kalaimamani Award by the government of Tamilnadu in the year 2009.