Himesh Reshammiya

Himesh Reshammiya

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Himesh Reshammiya

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Bhavnagar (Gujarat), India
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Occupation = Music director, singer, actor
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Himesh Reshammiya ( _hi. हिमेश रेशम्मिया) (born July 23, 1973 [cite web
title=Faltu hai!
author=Priyanka Dasgupta
date=July 23, 2007
quote = ...as the country's new-age singing star turns 34 today (July 23, 2007).
] [ [http://youtube.com/watch?v=cBNt25417IE An interview with Himesh Reshammiya] by BIG 92.7 FM.] ) is an Indian Bollywood film music composer, singer and actor.

Early life

Himesh Reshammiya is the son of Gujarati music director Vipin Reshammiya and his wife, Madhu. Himesh lost his elder brother at the age of 11,cite web
title='Show me one song which has been copied?'
] and 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 a production house which aired quite a few TV soaps on Doordarshan Ahmedabad and Zee TV at the age of mere 16.

Himesh Reshammiya avoided speaking about his personal life in media until July 2007, when in the talk show "Koffee with Karan", he revealed that he is married to Komal, and they have a 10 year old son named Swayam. [cite web
title=Himesh tells al
author=Upala KBR
date=July 24, 2007

In October 2006, Reshammiya became the first Indian to perform at the Wembley Stadium in London. [cite web
title=Himesh does the nation proud


Himesh Reshammiya scored the music and made his acting debut in "Aap Ka Suroor - The Real Love Story", which released on June 29, 2007 and had an 80% box office opening. The film proved to be a hit. Now Himesh Reshammiya is coming with his new movie Karzzzz which is remake to a superhit movie Karz (1980 film). Himesh Reshammiya is going to act with bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar. The movie will release on October 17 2008.His next films are Kajrare.., A Love Iishhhtory,Mudh Mudh Ke Na Dekh Mudh Mudh Ke, Hhey Gujju etc. Meanwhile, Rajshri Productions is planning to do a film with him as the lead role, directed by Satish Kaushik. This is based on the life of Miyan Tansen, A musician of Emperor Akbar's court.


Himesh Reshammiya is also actively involved in mentoring and judging new talent on Zee TV's Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009. His group (gharana) is called "Rock" gharana. His slogan for this show is "Jai Matadi Let's Rock." He is very well-known for his aggression he possesses in Sa re ga ma pa and he was also the winning mentor of sa re ga ma pa 2007.

Himesh Reshmmiya also composed the title song for a serial named Andaaz starring Sudesh Berry in the title role on Doordarshan. The song was sung by Kumar Sanu.

Criticism and controversies

In spite of his popularity, Himesh Reshammiya has been the target of criticism. In the past, his critics had suggested that success has gone to his head, and that he had signed on films indiscriminately.cite web
title="Mukesh, RD Couldn't Give 36 Hits…," says HR
] His nasal twang has been criticized by many. Reshammiya initially defended himself saying that his voice is not nasal, but "high-pitched singing". Later, in an interview with The Times of India, he said "I accept I'm a nasal singer." [cite web
title="I am a nasal singer" -Himesh Reshammiya
author=Arunima Srivastava
publisher=The Times of India

In his debut film as an actor, "Aap Ka Suroor - The Real Love Story", Reshammiya added a song "Tanhaiyaan" from Boney Kapoor's proposed film "Milenge Milenge". [cite web
title=Reshammiya, Boney Kapoor in a song row
] 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 Ka Suroor - The Real Love Story" were acquired by T-Series. [cite web
title=Himesh Reshammiya violates copyright act
] However, Reshammiya defended himself saying that he had made Kapoor listen to the song, but it wasn't 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. [cite web
title='Tanhaiyyan is mine'
] In June 2007, they reconciled their differences after Reshammiya apologized. [cite web
title=Himesh makes up with Boney Kapoor

In November 2006, Himesh remarked that Mukesh, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and R D Burman had a nasal style of singing. He also claimed that he had thirty-six hits in a year, and none of the above mentioned artists "ever gave the same number of hits in a year". He said this in response to allegations that all his songs are nasal-based. The remark invited the wrath of late R D Burman's wife, Asha Bhosle. Later, Himesh clarified that his intention was not to insult R D Burman and apologized several times to Asha Bhosle. [cite web
title=Asha Bhosle wants to slap Himesh
] .

In November 2006, Reshammiya and his co-artists were questioned by the Income Tax department about their income from a concert in Surat. The organizer of the show, Nanu Ghaswalla, claimed that the IT officials were upset because they had been denied free passes for the show. [cite web
title=After song and dance, Himesh grilled

On June 27, 2007, Himesh Reshammiya visited the shrine of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti, disguised in a burqa, reportedly to avoid crowd of fans. Some people objected to this, and some even felt that it was a publicity stunt for his forthcoming film. [cite web
title=Himesh in veil row at dargah
publisher=The Times of India
] Later, Reshammiya issued an apology for "offending religious sentiments", which was accepted by the Anjuman Committee that runs the shrine. [cite web
title=Himesh Reshammiya apologises
publisher=The Hindu
] The Khadims (servers) of the Anjuman Committee said that he had not committed any offence, and there was no need for an apology. [cite web
title=Reshammiya spotted in burqa

Awards & Nominations

Himesh Reshammiya won the Filmfare Best Male Playback Award for "Aashiq Banaya Aapne". This was his first song and the most successful song  in the year 2005. He also received several nominations for his music direction.

elected songs

# "Dhoom Tere Ishq Ki"
# "Tandoori Nights"
# "Tera Mera Milna"
# "Mukunda Mukunda"
# "Jhalak Dikhlaja"
# "Aashique Banaya Aapne"
# "Tera Suroor"
# "Tanhaiyaan"
# "Naam Hai Tera"
# "Zara Jhoom"
# "Odhni"
# "Afreen tera chehra"
# "Tadap"
# "Tanha tanha raat mein"
# "Chakna chakna"


As an actor

* "Tom Dick And Harry"(May 12, 2006) as Himesh Reshammiya.....Special Appearance For Promotion of the film
* "Aap Kaa Surroor - The Real Luv Story" (June 29,2007) as Himesh Reshammiya/HR
* "Karzzzz" - (2008) as Monty Oberoi

In productions

* " Kajraare - (2009)
* " Aap Ka Suroor 2 - Ae Himesh Bhai -(2009)"
* "Mud Mud Ke Na Dekkh Mud Mud Ke (2009)"
* "A Love Iiiisshtory" (2009)
* "HHey Gujju" (2009)


As a Music Director

* "Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya" (1998)only 1 song
* "Hello Brother" (1999)
* "Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge" (2000)
* "Kurukshetra" (2000)
* "Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye" (2000)
* "Jodi No.1" (2001)
* "Uljhan" (2001)
* "Aamdani Athanni Kharcha Rupaiya" (2001)
* "Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa" (2002)
* "Humraaz" (2002)
* "Yeh Hai Jalwa" (2002)
* "Chalo Ishq Ladaaye" (2002)
* "Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne" (2003)
* "Tere Naam" (2003)
* "Zameen" (2003)
* "Milenge Milenge" (2004)
* "Ishq Hai Tumse" (2004)
* "Tum?" (2004)
* "Bardaasht" (2004)
* "Julie" (2004)
* "" (2004)
* "Shukriya" (2004)
* "Aitraaz" (2004)
* "Aabra Ka Daabra" (2004)
* "Dil Maange More" (2004)
* "Vaada" (January 7, 2005)
* "Insan" (2005)
* "Blackmail" (2005)
* "Kuch Meetha Ho Jaaye" (2005)
* "Main Aisa Hi Hoon" (2005)
* "Yakeen" (2005)
* "Silsiilay" (2005)
* "Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya" (2005)
* "Iqraar - By Chance" (2005)
* "Aashiq Banaya Aapne" (2005)
* "Koi Aap Sa" (2005)
* "Kyon Ki" (2005)
* "Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi" (2005)
* "Anjaane - The Unknown" (2005)
* "Aksar" (2006)
* "Shaadi Se Pehle" (2006)
* "Banaras - A Mystic Love Story" (2006)
* "Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye" (2006)as a Guest composor
* "36 China Town" (2006)
* "Tom Dick And Harry" (2006)
* "Chup Chup Ke" (2006)
* "Phir Hera Pheri" (2006)
* "Anthony Kaun Hai?" (2006)
* "Ahista Ahista (2006)"
* "Aap Ki Khatir" (2006)
* "Dil Diya Hai" (2006)
* "Rocky - The Rebel" (2006)
* "Namastey London" (March 9, 2007)
* "Red (film)" (March 9, 2007)
* "Shakalaka Boom Boom" (April 6, 2007)
* "Good Boy, Bad Boy" (May 11, 2007)
* "Fool N Final" (June 1, 2007)
* "Aap Ka Suroor - The Real Love Story" (June 29,2007)
* "Apne" (June 29, 2007)
* "Darling" (July 20, 2007)only one song
* "Nanhe Jaisalmer" (2007)
* "Fear" (September 9, 2007)
* "My Name is Anthony Gonsalves" (January 11, 2008)only one song
* "Bommalattam" (2008)
* "Tere Sang" (2008)
* "Dharam-Veer" (2008)
* "Gahrahee" (2008)
* "Kabhi Bhi Kahin Bhi" (2008)
* "Dasavathaaram" (2008)
* "Mr. fraud "  (2008)

As a Background music composer

* "Kurukshetra" (2000)

As a playback singer

* "Aashiq Banaya Aapne" (2005)
* "Aksar" (2006)
* "Banaras - A Mystic Love Story" (2006)
* "Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye" (2006)
* "36 China Town" (2006)
* "Tom Dick And Harry" (2006)
* "Phir Hera Pheri" (2006)
* "Chup Chup Ke" (2006)
* "Anthony Kaun Hai?" (2006)
* "Ahista Ahista (2006)"
* "Aap Ki Khatir" (2006)
* "Dil Diya Hai" (2006)
* "Rocky - The Rebel" (2006)
* "" (March 9, 2007)
* "Namastey London" (March 9, 2007
* "Shakalaka Boom Boom" (April 6, 2007)
* "Good Boy Bad Boy" (May 11, 2007)
* "Fool and Final" (June 1, 2007)
* "Apne" (June 29, 2007)
* "Aap Ka Suroor - The Real Love Story"(June 29, 2007)
* "Apne" (June 29, 2007)
* "Darling" (July 20, 2007)only one song
* "Nanhe Jaisalmer" (2007)
* "Fear" (2007)
* "Welcome" (2007)
* "Dasavatharam" (2008)
* "Karzzzz"(2008)
* "Mr. fraud "(2008)


External links

* [http://www.himesh-reshammiya.com/ Fan Site]

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