Himesh Reshammiya (born 23 July 1973) is an Indian music director, singer, film actor, television producer, lyricist, film producer, film writer and distributor.
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
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
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 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.
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; the album to be released in 122 countries. Reshammiya was the first Indian singer to perform at the Wembley Arena and the Heineken music hall in Amsterdam.
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.
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.Gaurav Malani; Chuman Das (7 April 2008). "Is Himesh Reshammiya worth Rs5 crore?". The Economic Times. Retrieved 22 May 2012. "Himesh Reshammiya's first English album". The Times of India. 16 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-16. "Himesh Reshammiya is back on television!". The Times Of India. 20 June 2012. "Himesh Reshammiya to play role inspired by Raaj Kumar? - The Times of India". The Times Of India.
Alleged copyright violation
In his debut film as an actor, Aap Kaa Surroor, Himesh Reshammiya added a song Tanhaiyaan from Boney Kapoor's proposed film Milenge Milenge. 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. 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."Reshammiya, Boney Kapoor in a song row". Retrieved 2006-11-26. "Himesh Reshammiya violates copyright act". 7 November 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-26. "'Tanhai'". The Times of India. 8 November 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-26.
At the age of 21, Himesh got married to Komal and they have a son, named Swayam. Vipin Reshammiya, a veteran music composer, and Madhu Reshammiya are Himesh's parents.Himesh hangs up his boots Oneindia.in, 25 July 2007
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.