M.M Keeravani

Other names of M.M Keeravani: M M Keeravani, Koduri Marakathamani Keeravaani, Marakathamani, Vedanarayana, M. M. Kreem

M.M. Keeravani is an established Music Director and a singer in Telugu Film Industry. He is the cousin of the hit Director S.S. Rajamouli. He is known as M.M. Kreem is Bollywood and Marakathamani in Tollywood. S.P. Balasubramanyam and K.S. Chitra have sung the maximum number of songs for his composition.

M.M. Keeravani was born in Kovvur, in Andhra Pradesh. He is coming from an artistic family. His brother Kalyani Malik is also a Tollywood Music Composer. He started his musical career in the year 1987, by joining as an Assistant under Composer K.Chakravarthy. In this period, he also got trained under the expert Lyricist Veturi. Keeravani made his debut through the film Kalki in the year 1990. Unfortunately, that movie got shelved, and the music was also not noted by the public. In the same year, Keeravani shot to fame through the film Manasu Mamatha, directed by Mouli.

The following year, Keeravani recorded music for the movie KshanaKshanam, directed by Ram GopalVarma, which made him the most sought-after Composer. The songs he had composed were chart busters and made the whole cine world turn back and look at him. This recognition got him a chance to compose for the Hindi film, Criminal (1995), starring Actor Nagarjuna. Other Hindi movies for which he had created music are "Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin", "Sur – The Melody of Life", "Zakhm", " Saaya", "Jism", and " Paheli". In Mollywood, he had recorded for "Neelagiri", "Sooryamanasam", " Devaragam" and so on.

In Tamil, he composed the songs of Mammootty starring movie "Azhagan". In total, he has composed for 220 movies in several Indian languages. Keeravani received the National Award for his contribution as the Music Director, for the film Annamayya, in the year 1997. He has won several FilmFare Awards, Andhra Pradesh State Film Awards and Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for his excellent music composition and playback singing. M.M. Keeravani got married to Srivalli, who is the line Producer of various movies.

S. Thaman

Ghantasala Sai Srinivas Thaman Siva Kumar, also known as S.Thaman. He is an Indian film composer, who also works in Tamil and Telugu industry. He is famous for giving his best. He started his career in the film Boys. He then became famous for his passion towards music director. His debut film as music director for Tamil was Sindhanai Sei and for Telugu was Kick. S.Thaman was born on 16th November 1983 in Andhra Pradesh. He is the grandchild of Ghantasala Balaramaya, who is known for producing the Telugu film Seetarama Jananam. Thaman, a 28-year-old hails from a family of musicians from Pottepalam. His father Ghantasala Siva Kumar was a Drummer; mother Ghantasala Savitri is a playback singer and his aunt P.Vasantha is also singer. Thaman married Vardhini, who is a playback singer. At the age of nine, he joined with S.P. Balasubrahmanyam and G. Anand as a rhythm pads player. He discontinued his studies due to his father’s death. He then joined Raj-Koti team and worked for thirty-three years on sixty films. He then joined with M.M. Keeravani and worked for three years and completed thirty films. He spent six and a half years in the tutelage of Manisharma for completing eighty films. Thaman acted in Boys film as a Drum player. Aagadu was his 50th film as a music director. Thaman says the relationship between music director and director should be like husband and wife. He spends lots of time in sharing plans and views with the director to know what he wants from him. He received a lot of applauds for his composition in the Telugu movie Race Gurram. Thaman says not even single tune has been rejected at the time of composition because directors invest more energy and year for the script to reach the people. And his huge plans, was to construct a big studio in Hyderabad and Chennai wherein he can spread the joy of music. Finally his words for upcoming composers is to do a lot of live performances.

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