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Birth name  Anandan Sivamani
Role  Percussionist
Occupation(s)  Percussionists
Spouse  Runa Rizvi (m. 2014)

Name  Anandan Sivamani
Years active  1971 – present
Parents  S. M. Anandan
Movies  Padamati Sandhya Ragam
Sivamani Musician Sivamani set for second marriage The Indian Express
Born  1 December 1959 (age 56)Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (1959-12)
Albums  Drums on Fire, Masters Of Music - Vol. 1
Similar People  Runa Rizvi, Louis Banks, James Asher, V Selvaganesh, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

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Anandan Sivamani (born 1 December 1959), popularly known as Sivamani, is a percussionist based in India. He plays many instruments including drums, octoban, darbuka, udukai, and kanjira. He performed drumming during the IPL Championships in 2008 and 2010. He is affiliated with the Chennai Super Kings team, but gained recognition through his role as A. R. Rahman's lead percussionist.


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Sivamani percussion improvisation live at berklee college of music


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Sivamani is the son of S. M. Anandan, a Chennai-based percussionist. He began drumming at the age of seven. Sivamani started his musical career at the age of 11, and later shifted to Mumbai. He was inspired by Noel Grant and Billy Cobham. He has played for M.S.Viswanathan, Illayaraja, A R Rahman and others. In 1990, he shared the stage with Billy Cobham at Mumbai's Rang Bhavan. He has stated that S. P. Balasubrahmanyam is his godfather.

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Sivamani's earliest experiments with music were with Carnatic maestros including Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan, T. V. Gopalakrishnan, Valliyapatti Subramaniam and Pazhanivel, and L. Shankar. During the early stage of his career, he collaborated with T. Rajendar for many of his music compositions. Sivamani also appeared on screen for the song " Dhinam Dhinam Un Mugam" alongside Actor Anand Babu for the movie "Thangaikkor Geetham" directed by T. Rajendar. The tabla player Zakir Hussain invited him to share the stage with himself and Trilok Gurtu at a fusion concert in Mumbai. Sivamani has since collaborated with several musicians including Louis Banks. He has done world tours with A. R. Rahman and collaborated with him for Bombay Dreams. He has also been a part of a musical group called Shraddha which comprises Shankar Mahadevan, Hariharan, U. Srinivas and Loy Mendonsa.

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Shivamani has a band called "Asia Electrik" with Niladri Kumar, Louiz Banks and Ravi Chari. He also plays at another world music band named "Silk & Shrada."

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Sivamani has played drums for many film score composers hailing from Tamil Nadu. He has played drums for many Indian films including Roja, Rang De Basanti,Swades, Taal, Lagaan, Dil Se.., Guru,Kabul Express and Rockstar . Some of the songs that he has contributed to include "Kadhal Rojave," "Pudhu Vellai Malai" Chaiya Chaiya and Nadaan Parinde.

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Sivamani has also acted in two Telugu films: Padamati Sandhya Ragam and Sirivennela. He has also acted in the Hindi film Madaari (2016).

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Sivamani has performed in Dubai, Moscow, New York, Doha and Toronto. During the Mumbai Festival 2005, Coca-Cola India invited him to perform at the Limca Fresh Face 2005 event, where he created melody from Limca bottles. He has also worked on Galli Galli Sim Sim, an educational series on Pogo and Cartoon Network.

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Sivamani is the recipient of Kalaimamani award announced by the Tamil Nadu Government in 2009.

Sivamani married Runa Rizvi on 10 November 2014 in Mumbai.


  • Golden Krithis Colours, (1994) a Carnatic Experimental album. BMG Crescendo (collaboration with A.S.Dilip Kumar (A.R.Rahman), Zaakir Husain and Srinivasan and Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan)
  • Pure Silk (2000)
  • Krishna Krishna, a club track released in UK, with Malayalam composer Rahul Raj.
  • Drums on Fire (2003). New Earth (collaboration with James Asher)
  • Kaash (first ghazal album with Hariharan)
  • Mahaleela (first individual album by Sivamani)
  • Arima Nambi (2014)
  • Kanithan (2016)
  • Amali Thumali (unreleased)
  • Filmography

  • Padamati Sandhya Ragam (supporting actor)
  • Sirivennela (cameo)
  • Madaari 2016
  • Arima Nambi (music director)
  • Kanithan (music director)
  • Mersal (Drums Artist)
  • References

    Sivamani Wikipedia

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