Kallidaikurichi S.Sivakumar hails from a musical family. His parents and grandparents, devotees of Lord Muruga, have specialized in rendering the Tiruppugazh of Arunagirinathar Swamigal, which occupies a prominent place in the chapter of Tamil devotional compositions.Siva Kumar had an interest in laya from an early age of five. Discovering the interest of Sivakumar, his parents took him to his guru Vaitheerswaran Koil Sri.S.Vaidyanathan.
He had his tutelage from the age of seven and started accompanying concerts from the age of sixteen. Vairamangalam Sri.Lakshminarayanan, who had deep interest in Sivakumar’s upcoming, took him to the mridangam maestro, the veteran Padmasri Palghat R.Raghu. Sivakumar has played in all the reputed organizations all over the country.
He is the recipient of the first prize in the 1990 mridangam competition conducted by Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer Trust. Sivakumar has traveled widely and has accompanied senior artists like N.Ravikiran, Smt.Charumathi Ramachandran, Sikkil Sisters, Malladi Brothers and Vijay Siva.