Himesh Reshammiya

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Himesh Reshammiya
Himesh Reshammiya.jpg
Himesh Reshammiya in 2013
Background information
Birth name Himesh Reshammiya
Also known as HR, Himesh, Himesh Bhai, Musical Hit Machine
Born (1973-07-23) 23 July 1973 (age 40)
Mumbai, India
Origin Bhavnagar, Gujarat
Genres Bollywood Music
Occupations Music director, singer, actor, television producer, lyricist, film producer, script writer, distributor
Instruments Guitar,Drums,Tabla, Dhol, Dholoak and Harmoinum
Years active 1991–present
Labels T-Series, HR Musik
Associated acts

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009
(Zee TV)
Music Ka Maha Muqqabla
(STAR Plus)
Sur Kshetra

(Sahara One)

Himesh Reshammiya (born 23 July 1973)[1] is an Indian music director, singer, actor, television producer, lyricist, film producer, script writer, and distributor.

Early life[edit]

Himesh Reshammiya was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra in kapol vaniya Family[2][3] to veteran Indian music director Vipin Reshammiya and Madhu Reshammiya; however his family originate from saurashtra, Gujarat. Reshammiya studied at Hill Grange High School in Pedder Road where he met his best friend Prashant Chadha. Chadha was responsible for Reshammiya's look with a cap and for directing all of his music videos from his private album Aap Kaa Surroor as well as promotional videos for the movies Aashiq Banaya Aapne, Aksar and Tom, Dick, and Harry.

Music and film career[edit]

Himesh Reshammiya's first big break came through his good friend Salman Khan. Khan gave Reshammiya the chance to be a music director for the movie Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya along with composers Jatin Lalit and Sajid-Wajid. After the success of the album, Khan and Reshammiya have shared many hit filmi albums together, such as Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, Yeh Hai Jalwa, and Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge. He had his first success[citation needed] as a music director of the 2003 film, Tere Naam.

After a series of successful films as music director, he entered playback singing with the film Aashiq Banaya Aapne, the songs of which went on to become major hits. As a singer, he churned out songs like Tera Suroor, Zara Jhoom Jhoom and Tanhaiyan which were very popular. Himesh Reshammiya's music has a style of composition which is based on a fusion of Western and Indian classical music accompanied by techno beats. He started his acting career with his debut film, Aap Kaa Surroor - The Real Luv Story.[4]

In August 2010, it was announced that music video director Roman White is going to direct videos of Reshammiya's first international album in English, named @ Da Edge, which is to be released in 2014.[dated info] The album will be released in 122 countries.[citation needed] Reshammiya was the first Indian singer to perform at the Wembley Arena and the Heineken music hall in Amsterdam.[5]

Before becoming a music director, Himesh Reshammiya produced several television serials, including Amar Prem and Andaaz on Zee TV. He also composed the title song of both.

Himesh Reshammiya was actively involved in mentoring and judging the singing competition, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge on Zee TV. His group was known as Rock Gharana. He was the winning mentor of the show in 2007. In 2009, Vaishali Made, a female contestant from his Rock Gharana, won the singing competition. He is also the team captain, judge and mentor on STAR Plus's show, Music Ka Maha Muqqabla for the team Himesh's Warriors. Reshammiya also was the judge of the musical reality show Sur Kshetra which was telecasted on Colors (TV channel).Himesh Reshammiya appeared as the special guest in the Grand Finale of 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar' 2.Himesh also trained the top 4 contestants.[6]

Himesh Reshammiya's music falls almost entirely in the electronic music genre. The extensive use of loops and addition of melodic hooks to his songs adds to their mass appeal.

On 4 November 2013 it was announced that Himesh will be acting and producing a movie named The Xpose.[7]

Alleged copyright violation[edit]

In his debut film as an actor, Aap Kaa Surroor - The Real Luv Story, Himesh Reshammiya added a song Tanhaiyaan from Boney Kapoor's proposed film Milenge Milenge.[8] Initially, Reshammiya had composed the song for Kapoor's film but later decided to use it for his own movie. Tips, which held the audio rights of Milenge Milenge, accused Reshammiya of copyright violation, as audio rights for Aap Kaa Surroor – The Real Luv Story were acquired by T-Series.[9] However, Reshammiya defended himself saying that he had made Kapoor listen to the song, but it was not included in Milenge Milenge. He also claimed to have tried to get in touch with Kapoor for seven months, and since there was no progress on the film, he decided to use the song for his own movie. But at the time of release of Milenge Milenge, Himesh Reshammiya has once again composed a new song called Kuch to baaki hai for the promotions of the movie, which went on to become a smash hit.[10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Himesh Reshammiya won the Filmfare Best Male Playback Award in 2006 for Aashiq Banaya Aapne. He also received several nominations for his music direction. He has been Presented the Phalke Best Supporting Actor Award for Khiladi 786 at 13th Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards.[11]

Personal life[edit]

At the age of 21, he got married to Komal and they have a son, named Swayam.[12] His father Vipin Reshammiya is a Veteran Music Composer and his mother is Madhu Reshammiya.

Others[edit]

Himesh Reshammiya to open state-of-the-art music schools across the Globe. First academy is set to come up in Gujarat.

Albums[edit]

Year Album Notes
2006 Aap Kaa Surroor Debut Private Album
2003 Tera Mera Dil Salman Khan featured in the
Music video of song titled "Honey Honey".
Early 90's Zindagi Sung by Suchitra Krishnamurthy
Lyrics by Sudhakar Sharma.

Filmography[edit]

As a Producer[edit]

Year Film Notes
2014 Masoom - Remake
The Xpose Releasing on May 23, 2014
2012 Khiladi 786 Released on 7 December
2011 Damadamm! Released on 27 October

As a Lyricist[edit]

Year Film Notes
2012 Khiladi 786 Hookah Bar

As a Writer[edit]

Year Film
2014 The Xpose
2012 Khiladi 786
2011 Damadamm!

As a Music Director[edit]

2015 Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo Salman Khan - Sooraj Barjatya’s Next
2014 Jatt & Juliet - Remake Salman Khan & Himesh Reshammiya Production's Next
Masoom - Remake Himesh Reshammiya Production's Next
All Is Well
Action Jackson
Singham 2
Kick
Humshakals
The Xpose Music Released
2013 A New Love Ishtory Released On Television
Policegiri
Shortcut Romeo
Special Chabbis 1 Song - Gore Mukhde Pe Zulfan Di Chhaavan
2012 Khiladi 786 Winner - Lions Favourite Path Breaking Music 19th Lions Gold Awards
Son of Sardar
Oh My God!
Bol Bachchan
Dangerous Ishhq
2011 Damadamm!
Bodyguard Winner - Airtel Superstar Awards 2011
Best Song of the Year Teri Meri Prem Kahani
Winner - Big Star Awards 2011
Winner - Lions Favourite Music Director 18th Lions Gold Awards
2010 Kajraare
Milenge Milenge
2009 Radio 100th film as Music Director, Mann Ka Radio 500th song
Dashavtar
2008 Bommalattam Tamil
Karzzzz
Dasavathaaram Tamil
My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves 1 Song - Tum Mile
2007 Welcome 2 Song - Insha Allah - Kola Laka Vellari
Nanhe Jaisalmer
Darling 1 Song - Tadap
Fear
Aap Kaa Surroor - The Real Luv Story
Apne
Fool N Final
Good Boy Bad Boy
Shakalaka Boom Boom
Namastey London
Red: The Dark Side
Nehlle Pe Dehlla 1 Song - Dil Naiyyo Maane Re
2006 Rocky - The Rebel
Dil Diya Hai
Aap Ki Khatir
Ahista Ahista
Anthony Kaun Hai
Chup Chup Ke
Phir Hera Pheri
Tom Dick And Harry
36 China Town
Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye
Banaras - A Mystic Love Story
Shaadi Se Pehle
Aksar Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Nominated - Filmfare Best Male Playback Award
2005 Anjaane – The Unknown
Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi
Kyon Ki
Koi Aap Sa
Aashiq Banaya Aapne Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Winner - Filmfare Best Male Playback Award
Winner - Bollywood Music Awards - Best Music Director
Iqbal
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya
Silsiilay
Yakeen
Main Aisa Hi Hoon
Kuch Meetha Ho Jaaye
Blackmail
Insan
Vaada
2004 Dil Maange More
Aabra Ka Daabra
Aitraaz
Shukriya
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa
Taarzan: The Wonder Car
Julie
Run
Bardaasht
Tum – A Dangerous Obsession
Ishq Hai Tumse
2003 Zameen
Tere Naam Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Winner - Star Screen Award Best Music Director
Winner - Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne
2002 Chalo Ishq Ladaaye
Yeh Hai Jalwa
Humraaz Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa
2001 Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa
Jodi No.1
2000 Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye
Kurukshetra
Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge
1999 Hello Brother
1998 Bandhan
Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya

As a Background Music Composer[edit]

Year Film Notes
2014 The Xpose 23 May 2014
2012 Khiladi 786 7 December 2012
2000 Kurukshetra 15 November 2000

As A Playback Singer[edit]

Year Film Song Name Co-Singers
2014 The Xpose Ice Cream Khaungi,Hai Apna Dil,Catch me if u can,Tera Tera Suroor Hai Kiska Kasoor Yo Yo Honey Singh,Palak Muchhal*Yo Yo Honey Singh* Yo Yo Honey Singh*Yo Yo Honey Singh
Jai Ho Photocopy Keerthi Sagathia, Palak Muchhal
2013 A New Love Ishtory Jab Main Chhota Bachha Tha, Download Kar Gaye, Sararara Solo *
Shortcut Romeo Pe Pe Pe, Ishq Gangster, Jave sari Duniya Solo * Vinit Singh * Mika Singh
2012 Khiladi 786 Lonely * Sari Sari Raat * Hookah Bar Hamsika Iyer, Yo Yo Honey Singh * Solo * Vinit Singh, Aman Trikha
Son of Sardaar Son of Sardaar * Po Po Aman Trikha * Vikas Bhalla,Aman Trikha
Oh My God Don't Worry(Hey Ram) Benny Dayal
Bol Bachchan Chalao Na Naino Se * Bol Bachchan Shreya Ghoshal * Amitabh Bachchan, Mamta Sharma, Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Devgun, Vinit Singh
Dangerous Ishhq Naina Re Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shreya Ghoshal
2011 Damadamm! Aaja Ve – Tere Bina – I Need My Space * Umrao Jaan * Madhushala – Mango * Damadamm * Yun Toh Mera Dil * Hum Tum * Bhool Jaaun Solo * Purbi Joshi * Aditi Singh Sharma * Vinit Singh, Alam Gir Khan, Palak Muchhal, Shabab Sabri, Sabina Shaikh, Rubina Shaikh, Punnu Brar * Sadhana Sargam * Vaishali Made * Sachin Gupta
2010 Kajraare Rabba Luck Barsa * Kajra Kajra – Sanu Guzara * Tujhe Dekh Ke – Teriyan Meriyan * Aafreen – Woh Lamha Solo * Sunidhi Chauhan * Shreya Ghoshal * Harshdeep Kaur
Milenge Milenge Kuch Toh Baaki Hai * Milenge Milenge Solo * Shreya Ghoshal
2009 Radio Mann Ka Radio – Zindagi Jaise – Rafa Dafa * Janeman – Koi Na Koi – Teri Meri Dosti – Shaam Ho * Piya Jaise * Damadji Solo * Shreya Ghoshal * Rekha Bhardwaj * Kailash Kher
2008 Karzzzz Lut Jaaon * Ek Haseena Thi * Tandoori Nights * Soniye – Tere Bin Chain * Dhoom Tere – Hari Om – Masha Allah – Sisak Sisak Harshdeep Kaur * Shreya Ghoshal * Sunidhi Chauhan * Tulsi Kumar * Solo
Dasavathaaram Oh Oh Sanam – Remix Mahalakshmi Iyer
2007 Welcome Kola Laka Vellari Solo
Nanhe Jaisalmer Ulfat – Ranjha * Lamha Lamha Solo * Sunidhi Chauhan
Darling Tadap Tulsi Kumar
Fear Tanha Tanha Solo
Aap Kaa Surroor - The Real Luv Story Assalam Vaalekum – Tere Bina – Kya Jeena* Tera Mera Milna – Jhoot Nahin Bolna * Tanhaiyaan – Ya Ali * Mehbooba Solo * Shreya Ghoshal * Sunidhi Chauhan * Asha Bhosle
Apne Mehfooz * Dekhoon Tujhe To Pyaar Aaye * Ankh Vich Chehra Pyaar Da Solo * Akriti Kakkar * Shaan, Kunal Ganjawala, Amrita Kak
Fool n Final Ek Kalsa * Sigdi Solo * Jayesh Gandhi
Good Boy, Bad Boy Good Boy Bad Boy * Meri Aawargi * Aashiqana Aalam Hai * Dard E Dil – Remix Akriti Kakkar * Himani Kapoor * Alka Yagnik, Sunidhi Chauhan, Vinit Singh * Solo
Shakalaka Boom Boom Shakalaka Boom Boom – Dil Lagaayenge * Naamumkin Akriti Kakkar * Solo
Namastey London Chakna Chakna – Viraaniya * himesh reshamiya is fantastic singer Yahi Hota Pyaar * rafta rafta * aanan fanan Solo * Sunidhi Chauhan
Red: The Dark Side Aafreen Tera Chehra – Aamin * Dil Ne Ye Na Jaana * Loneliness Is Killing Solo * Harshdeep Kaur * Akriti Kakkar
Nehlle Pe Dehlla Dil Naiyyo Maane Re Tulsi Kumar
2006 Rocky – The Rebel Junoon * My Love For You * Teri Yaad Bichake Sota Hoon * Laagi Chutte Na – Rocky Rock The World Amrita Kak * Akriti Kakkar * Tulsi Kumar * Solo
Dil Diya Hai Dil Diya * Afsana Banake – Mile Ho Tum To * Yaadan Teriyan Himani Kapoor * Tulsi Kumar * Solo
Aap Ki Khatir Aap Ki Khatir – Afsana – Tu Hi Mera Solo
Ahista Ahista Ahista Ahista – Allah Kare – Love You * Aawan Akhiyan Solo * Jayesh Gandhi, Aftab Hashmi Sabri
Anthony Kaun Hai Ishq Kiya Kiya * No Way No Way Sunidhi Chauhan * KK
Chup Chup Ke Shabe Firaq * Dil which lagiya ve Tulsi Kumar*Sonu Nigam
Phir Hera Pheri Mujhko Yaad Sataye Teri – Ae Meri Zohrajabeen Solo
Tom Dick And Harry Jhoom Jhoom * Tanha Jiya Na Jaaye * Tere Sang Ishq Solo * Arya * Tulsi Kumar
36 China Town Aashiqui Meri * Dil Tumhare Bina Sunidhi Chauhan * Alka Yagnik
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye Tum Saanson Mein Tulsi Kumar
Banaras Kitna Pyar Kartein Hain Solo
Aksar Jhalak Dikhlaja * Lagi Lagi * Mohabbat Ke Solo * Sunidhi Chauhan * Tulsi Kumar
2005 Aashiq Banaya Aapne Aashiq Banaya Aapne * Aap Ki Kashish * Dillagi Mein Jo Beet Jaaye Shreya Ghoshal * Krishna Beura, Ahir * Jayesh Gandhi, Shaan, Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Vasundhara Das
2003 Zameen Bas Ek Bar(Backup Vocals) Alka Yagnik, Babul Supriyo

As an Actor[edit]

2007 Aap Kaa Surroor - The Real Luv Story HR Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut
Nominated: Sabse Favourite Movie - Aap Kaa Suroor - The Real Luv Story - Sabse Favourite Kaun Awards 2008
Nominated: Max Stardust Award - Superstar Of Tomorrow
Winner: Sabse Favourite Naya Hero - Sabse Favourite Kaun Awards
2008 Karzzzz Monty Oberoi
2009 Radio RJ Vivan Shah
2010 Kajraare Rajeev/Rocky
2011 Damadamm! Sameer
A * Is Killed Sidharth Patel Shelved
2012 Khiladi 786 Mansukh Desai Nominated: Breakthrough Supporting Performance(Male) – Stardust Awards 2013
Won: Phalke Best Supporting Actor Award,at 13th Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards[11]
2013 A New Love Ishtory Sikander/Sukku Released On Television
2014 The Xpose Ravi Kumar May 23 2014

Theater[edit]

Year Play Notes
2011 Kennedy Bridge Composed a Mujra Number

TV Appearances[edit]

Show
Comedy Circus Kaante Ki Takkar (Sony Channel)
Aap Ki Adalat
Hero Honda Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005 (Zee TV Channel)
Hero Honda Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007 (Zee TV Channel)
Hero Honda Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009 (Zee TV Channel)
Music Ka Maha Muqqabla (Star Plus Channel)
Hero Honda Sa Ra Ga Ma Pa Little Champs (Zee TV Channel)
Sur Kshetra (Colours Channel)
Teen Bahuraaniyaan (Zee TV Channel)- Special Appearance
Ram Milaayi Jodi (Zee TV Channel)- Special Appearance

References[edit]

  1. ^ Priyanka Dasgupta and Roktim Rajpal (23 July 2007). "Birthday boy Himesh". The Times of India. Retrieved 2007-07-12. "...as the country's new-age singing star turns 36 today." 
  2. ^ "Grind To Glam With Actor & Music Director Himesh dhulanya". Bollywood Hungama. 31 October 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  3. ^ An interview with Himesh Reshammiya by BIG 92.7 FM.
  4. ^ Gaurav Malani; Chuman Das (7 April 2008). "Is Himesh Reshammiya worth Rs5 crore?". The Economic Times. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Himesh Reshammiya's first English album". The Times of India. 16 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-16. 
  6. ^ "Himesh Reshammiya is back on television!". The Times Of India. 20 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Himesh Reshammiya to play role inspired by Raaj Kumar? - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  8. ^ "Reshammiya, Boney Kapoor in a song row". Retrieved 2006-11-26. 
  9. ^ "Himesh Reshammiya violates copyright act". 7 November 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-26. 
  10. ^ "'Tanhai'". The Times of India. 8 November 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-26. 
  11. ^ a b "Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award for Yash Chopra, Rajesh Khanna - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  12. ^ Himesh hangs up his boots Oneindia.in, 25 July 2007

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