Following in his father Mr. S. M. Anandhan's footsteps, Sivamani shared a passion for drumming and has been playing since the age of 7. His dazzing showmanship on large multiple percussion setup has wowed audiences round the world including Singapore,Toronto, Dubai, New York, Los Angle and Moscow to name just a few. His multifarious skills have been much engaged for studio recordings and his work has enriched many bollywood film soundtracks. He has been a principal percussionist both live and on record for A R Rahman, one of the India's most prominent and innovative film composers whose musical 'Bombay Dreams' has recently been staged by Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Apollo Theatre.
Sivamani has also performed for a wealth of other Artists including Zakir Hussanin, Billy Cobham, Louis Banks, U. Srinivasan (Mandalin), Shankar Mahadevan, Shankar, Ginger, and the Hollywood star Steven Segal.
Recently he has invited to London to perfor at an event called 23 and a half days of Bollywood at the prestigious Selfridges store in London's Oxford Street. His shows heading the music aspect of this presentation which also featured fashion and dance.
He is one of India's best known and most colourful percussionist with a sparkle, presence and charisma unmatched in the entertainment world.