Himesh Reshammiya

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Himesh Reshammiya
Himesh Reshammiya with team of 'Humshakals' at Hasee House on Star Plus.jpg
Himesh Reshammiya in 2014
Background information
Birth name Himesh Reshammiya
Also known as HR, Himesh, Himesh Bhai, Musical Hit Machine, Rockstar of India
Born (1973-07-23) 23 July 1973 (age 41)
Mumbai, India
Origin Bhavnagar, Gujarat
Genres Bollywood Rock Music
Occupation(s) Music Director, Music Composer, Singer, Actor, Television Producer, Lyricist, Film Producer, Script Writer, Distributor
Instruments Electric Guitar,Drums,Tabla, Dhol, Dholoak, Harmonium, and Piano
Years active 1991–present
Labels T-Series, HR Musik Limited
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)
(Comedy Nights with Kapil)

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

Early life[edit]

Himesh Reshammiya hails from Gujarat. His father Vipin Reshammiya was born at Dungar, a small village near Rajula. Himesh speaks fluent Gujarati.

Pre Film Career[edit]

Himesh lost his elder brother at the age of 11; Himesh decided to take up music as his career after the incident to fulfill his father's wishes. He did his schooling at Hill Grange School in Peddar Road area, Mumbai. Himesh started his career with HR Enterprises production house which produced and aired quite a few TV soaps on Doordarshan Ahmedabad and Zee TV. His Popular Zee TV serial were Andaz, Amar Prem, Jaan, Ashiqui, Dum Dama Dum to name a few. Himesh composed/wrote the music, screenplay and story for all of his TV serials. His Music was quiet prominent and loved by the viewers. Himesh then got the opportunity with HMV to do the a music album with Suchitra Krishnamoorthi titled Zindagi. While all the songs were composed by Himesh, one of the songs was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber which had a video. During his TV serial production days he met Salman Khan who gave Himesh his first film break.

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 shared many hit filmi albums together, such as Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, Yeh Hai Jalwa, and Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge. Himesh 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, Himesh entered playback singing with the film Aashiq Banaya Aapne, the songs of which went on to become major hits. And he also won several awards like Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer, Star Screen Award, IIFA Award for Best Male Playback, Zee Cine Award for singing the Title Track of Aashiq Banaya Aapne. Thus he become the first ever Singer, Music Director in Bollywood having won Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer on his debut song. 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 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.[1]

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 was to be released in 2014; [dated info] the album to 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.[2]

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 Mhade, 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 Sahara One.Himesh Reshammiya appeared as the special guest in the Grand Finale of 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar' 2.Himesh also trained the top four contestants.[3]

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 Xposé.[4]

Alleged copyright violation[edit]

In his debut film as an actor, Aap Kaa Surroor, Himesh Reshammiya added a song Tanhaiyaan from Boney Kapoor's proposed film Milenge Milenge.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Himesh Reshammiya won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 2006 for Aashiq Banaya Aapne and also received several awards like Star Screen Award, IIFA Award, Zee Cine Award for this song and became first ever Bollywood singer to receive Filmfare Award for his debut song. He also received several nominations for his Music Direction. He was presented the Phalke Best Supporting Actor Award for Khiladi 786 at 13th Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards.[8]

Personal life[edit]

At the age of 21, Himesh got married to Komal and they have a son, named Swayam.[9] Vipin Reshammiya, a veteran music composer, and Madhu Reshammiya are Himesh's parents.


Himesh Reshammiya is to open state-of-the-art music schools across the Globe. First academy is set to come up in Gujarat. His 2005 film "Aashiq Banaya Aapne" title song is a hit and from then on his career shot uphill.


Year Album Notes
2016 @ Da edge to be released internationally in 122 countries.
2006 Aap Kaa Surroor Debut Private Album as Singer.
*Most Selling Music Album in India till date.
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.


As a Producer[edit]

Year Film Notes
2016 Heeriye Co-Produced by HR Musik Limited, Essel Vision and ZEEL.
2014 The Xposé Released on May 16, 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(Tera pyar pyar pyar Hookah Bar

As a Writer[edit]

Year Film Notes
2014 The Xposé Story and Screenplay(with Jainesh Ejardar)
2012 Khiladi 786 Story
2011 Damadamm! Story

As a Music Director[edit]

Year Film Notes
2016 Guns N Roses Ravi Rai's Next
Heeriye Vishal Mishra's Next
2015 Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Salman Khan - Sooraj Barjatya’s Next
Hero 1 song
All Is Well Umesh Shukla's Next
2014 Action Jackson Music released
Kick Nominated- Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Nominated- Bigstar Entertainment Award for Best Music Director
Humshakals Music released
The Xposé Won- Life OK Best music of the month award for the song "Dard dilo ke"
Nominated- Bigstar Enteertainment Award for Best Music Director
2013 A New Love Ishtory Released On Television
Shortcut Romeo
Special 26 1 Song - Gore Mukhde Pe Zulfan Di Chhaavan
2012 Khiladi 786 Winner - Lions Favourite Path Breaking Music 19th Lions Gold Awards
Nominated- Stardust Award 2013 for Best Music Director
Son of Sardaar
OMG – 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
2008 Bommalattam Tamil
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
Aap Kaa Surroor
Fool & 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
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye 1 song- Tum Sason Mein
Shaadi Se Pehle
Aksar Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer
2005 Anjaane
Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!
Kyon Ki
Koi Aap Sa
Aashiq Banaya Aapne Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Winner - Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer
Winner- IIFA Award for Best Male Playback
Nominated - IIFA Award for Best Music Director
Winner- Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer- Male
Winner- Bollywood Music Award- Best Music Director
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?
Main Aisa Hi Hoon
Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye
2004 Dil Maange More
Aabra Ka Daabra
Aitraaz Nominated- IIFA Award for Best Music Director
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa
Taarzan: The Wonder Car
Tum – A Dangerous Obsession
Ishq Hai Tumse
2003 Zameen
Tere Naam Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Winner - Screen Award for 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
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 Xposé 16 May 2014
2012 Khiladi 786 7 December 2012
2000 Kurukshetra 15 November 2000

As A Playback Singer[edit]

Year Film Song Name Co-Singers
2015 Hey Bro Naach Meri Bulbul Shreya Ghoshal (Composed by Nitz n Sony)
All is Well
2014 Action Jackson Keeda
Punjabi Mast
Chichora Piya
Neeti Mohan
Ankit Tiwari, Neeti Mohan, Arya Acharya, Alam Gir Khan & Vinit Singh
Shalmali Kholgade
Humshakals Piya Ke Bazaar Mein
Hum Pagal Nahi Hai
Shalmali Kholgade, Palak Muchhal
The Xposé Ice Cream Khaungi
Hai Apna Dil Toh Awara
Catch Me If You Can
Yo Yo Honey Singh, Palak Muchhal
Yo Yo Honey Singh
Yo Yo Honey Singh, Shalmali Kholgade
Mika Singh, Mohit Chauhan, Neeti Mohan, Shubhangi Tiwari, Shalmali Kholgade
Jai Ho Photocopy Keerthi Sagathia, Palak Muchhal (Composed by Sajid-Wajid)
2013 A New Love Ishtory Jab Main Chhota Bachha Tha
Download Kar Gaye
Shortcut Romeo Pe Pe Pe
Ishq Gangster
Jave sari Duniya
Vinit Singh
Mika Singh
2012 Khiladi 786 Lonely
Sari Sari Raat
Hookah Bar
Hamsika Iyer, Yo Yo Honey Singh
Vinit Singh, Aman Trikha
Son of Sardaar Son of Sardaar
Po Po
Aman Trikha
Vikas Bhalla, Aman Trikha
OMG – 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 Devgan, Vinit Singh
Dangerous Ishhq Naina Re Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shreya Ghoshal
2011 Damadamm! Aaja Ve
Tere Bina
I Need My Space
Umrao Jaan

Yun Toh Mera Dil
Hum Tum
Bhool Jaaun
Purbi Joshi
Aditi Singh Sharma
Aditi Singh Sharma
Vinit Singh, Alam Gir Khan, Palak Muchhal, Shabab Sabri, Sabina Shaikh, Rubina Shaikh, Punnu Brar
Sadhana Sargam
Vaishali Mhade
Sachin Gupta
2010 Kajraare Rabba Luck Barsa
Kajra Kajra
Sanu Guzara
Tujhe Dekh Ke
Teriyan Meriyan
Woh Lamha
Sunidhi Chauhan
Sunidhi Chauhan
Shreya Ghoshal
Shreya Ghoshal
Harshdeep Kaur
Harshdeep Kaur
Milenge Milenge Kuch Toh Baaki Hai
Milenge Milenge
Shreya Ghoshal
2009 Radio Mann Ka Radio
Zindagi Jaise
Rafa Dafa
Koi Na Koi
Teri Meri Dosti
Shaam Ho
Piya Jaise
Shreya Ghoshal
Shreya Ghoshal
Shreya Ghoshal
Shreya Ghoshal
Rekha Bhardwaj
Kailash Kher
2008 Karzzzz Lut Jaaon
Ek Haseena Thi
Tandoori Nights
Tere Bin Chain
Dhoom Tere
Hari Om
Masha Allah
Sisak Sisak
Harshdeep Kaur
Shreya Ghoshal
Sunidhi Chauhan
Tulsi Kumar
Tulsi Kumar
Dasavathaaram Oh Oh Sanam – Remix Mahalakshmi Iyer
2007 Welcome Kola Laka Vellari Solo
Nanhe Jaisalmer Ulfat
Lamha Lamha
Sunidhi Chauhan
Darling Tadap Tulsi Kumar
Fear Tanha Tanha Solo
Aap Kaa Surroor Assalam Vaalekum
Tere Bina
Kya Jeena
Tera Mera Milna
Jhoot Nahin Bolna
Ya Ali
Shreya Ghoshal
Shreya Ghoshal
Sunidhi Chauhan
Sunidhi Chauhan
Asha Bhosle
Apne Mehfooz
Dekhoon Tujhe To Pyaar Aaye
Ankh Vich Chehra Pyaar Da
Akriti Kakar
Shaan, Kunal Ganjawala, Amrita Kak
Fool & Final Ek Kalsa
Jayesh Gandhi
Good Boy, Bad Boy Good Boy Bad Boy
Meri Aawargi
Aashiqana Aalam Hai
Dard E Dil – Remix
Akriti Kakar
Himani Kapoor
Alka Yagnik, Sunidhi Chauhan, Vinit Singh
Shakalaka Boom Boom Shakalaka Boom Boom
Dil Lagaayenge
Akriti Kakar
Akriti Kakkar
Namastey London Chakna Chakna
Yahi Hota Pyaar
Sunidhi Chauhan
Red: The Dark Side Aafreen Tera Chehra
Dil Ne Ye Na Jaana
Loneliness Is Killing
Harshdeep Kaur
Akriti Kakar
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 Kakar
Tulsi Kumar
Dil Diya Hai Dil Diya
Afsana Banake
Mile Ho Tum To
Yaadan Teriyan
Himani Kapoor
Tulsi Kumar
Tulsi Kumar
Aap Ki Khatir Aap Ki Khatir
Tu Hi Mera
Ahista Ahista Ahista Ahista
Allah Kare
Love You
Aawan Akhiyan
Jayesh Gandhi, Aftab Hashmi Sabri
Anthony Kaun Hai? Ishq Kiya Kiya
No Way No Way
Sunidhi Chauhan
Chup Chup Ke Shabe Firaq
Dil Vich Lagiya Ve
Tulsi Kumar
Sonu Nigam, Kunal Ganjawala, Akriti Kakar
Phir Hera Pheri Mujhko Yaad Sataye Teri
Ae Meri Zohrajabeen
Tom, Dick and Harry Jhoom Jhoom
Tanha Jiya Na Jaaye
Tere Sang Ishq
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
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 Himself 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[8]
2013 A New Love Ishtory Sikander/Sukku Released On Television
2014 The Xposé Ravi Kumar Won: Life OK best entertainer of the Month
2016 Guns N Roses Raghu Shooting starts August 2015 at Greece


Year Play Notes
2011 Kennedy Bridge Composed a Mujra Number

TV Appearances[edit]

Comedy Circus Kaante Ki Takkar (Sony Entertainment Channel) (Promotion for Radio)
Aap Ki Adalat (India TV Channel)
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)
The Great Indian Laughter Challenge 3 (Sony Entertainment Channel) (Promotion for Aap Kaa Surroor)
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 (Promotion for Aap Kaa Surroor)
Comedy Circus Kannte Ki Takkar (Sony Entertainment Channel) (Promotion for Karzzzz)
Ram Milaayi Jodi (Zee TV Channel)- Special Appearance (Promotion for Bodyguard (2011 Hindi Film) and Damadamm!)
Comedy Nights with Kapil (Colours Channel) (Promotion for The Xposé)
Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur (Sony Entertainment Channel) (Promotion for Bodyguard (2011 Hindi Film) and Damadamm!)
The Voice India (&TV)


  1. ^ Gaurav Malani; Chuman Das (7 April 2008). "Is Himesh Reshammiya worth Rs5 crore?". The Economic Times. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Himesh Reshammiya's first English album". The Times of India. 16 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-16. 
  3. ^ "Himesh Reshammiya is back on television!". The Times Of India. 20 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Himesh Reshammiya to play role inspired by Raaj Kumar? - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  5. ^ "Reshammiya, Boney Kapoor in a song row". Retrieved 2006-11-26. 
  6. ^ "Himesh Reshammiya violates copyright act". 7 November 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-26. 
  7. ^ "'Tanhai'". The Times of India. 8 November 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-26. 
  8. ^ a b "Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award for Yash Chopra, Rajesh Khanna - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  9. ^ Himesh hangs up his boots Oneindia.in, 25 July 2007

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