Himesh Reshammiya with team of 'Humshakals' at Hasee House on Star Plus
|Born||23 July 1973|
|Labels||T-Series, Tips Music, HR Musik Limited|
Himesh Reshammiya (born 23 July 1973) is an Indian playback singer, music director, and actor who predominantly works in Bollywood. He started his career as music director in the film Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya in 1998 and he made his acting debut with the film Aap Kaa Surroor in 2007.
Himesh Reshammiya was born to Vipin Reshammiya, a Gujarati music composer, and Madhu Reshammiya, on 23 July 1973. At the age of 21, Reshammiya married Komal and they have a son, named Swayam. On 12 September 2016 it was reported that Himesh and Komal mutually agreed to separate and file for divorce. On Friday, 11 May 2018 Himesh married his long time girlfriend actress Sonia Kapoor.
Music and film career
Early career (1998–2002)
Since the age of 16, Reshammiya started producing TV serials like "Andaz", "Ahha", "Aman", "Aashiqui", "Amar Prem and Jaan" on Zee TV. He also composed title tracks for some of his serials. Reshammiya's father Vipin Reshammiya was supposed to make a film with Salman Khan, back in 90s, which did not happen and Khan listening to his composition was impressed and promised him to give a break to compose music for his film. In 1998, he made his debut as a music composer with the Salman Khan starrer film Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, composing two songs for the film "Pyaar Kiya To Darn Kya" and '"Tum Par Hum Hai Aatke", both song became hit.
He then composed music for Bandhan, Hello Brother with other composers. His first movie as a solo composer was another Salman Khan starrer film, Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge. He came to prominence when he composed music for Humraaz, the album became so much popular which earned him a nomination for Filmafare Award for Best Music Direction.
Reshammiya came to prominence when he composed songs for another Salman Khan-starrer film Tere Naam (2003), for which he won several accolades for Best Music direction including Zee Cine Award, Screen Award. The album of one of the most selling Bollywood album of all time and often regarded as the best album of the decade. In 2004, he had worked in 10 films as a composer, among them the music of Aitraaz become popular. In 2005, he had composed songs for more than ten films including Aashiq Banaya Apne, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?. He started his career as a playback singer with the song Aashiq Banaya Aapne which was his first song as a singer, earned him numerous awards for best playback singer, including Filmfare Awards, IIFA Awards, Zee Cine Awards. He also earned several nomination for Best Music direction for the album also.
As a singer, he has multiple popular songs such as "Aashiq Banaya Aapne", "Tera Suroor", "Zara Jhoom Jhoom", "Jhalak Dikhlaja", "Andaz Apna Apna", "Afsana", "Shakalaka Boom Boom", "Meri Awaargi", "Hookah Bar", "Chalao Na Naino Se", and "Tandoori Nights". Reshammiya's music has a style of composition based on a fusion of Western and Indian classical music, Western and Indian Rock music accompanied by techno beats. He started his acting career with his debut film, Aap Kaa Surroor.
Reshammiya was the first Indian singer to perform at the Wembley Arena and the Heineken music hall in Amsterdam.
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 Jai Mata Di Let's Rock Gharana. He was the winning mentor of the show in 2007. In 2009, Vaishali Mhade, a female contestant from his Jai Mata Di Let's 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 was also the judge of the musical reality show Sur Kshetra, which was telecasted on Sahara One. Reshammiya appeared as the special guest in the Grand Finale of Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar 2, where he also trained the top four contestants.
On 4 November 2013, it was announced that Reshammiya will be acting and producing a movie named The Xposé.
In April 2019 It was confirmed that Himesh Reshammiya will be back on-screen with the film Namastey Rome, the film which is apparently a sequel of the Namastey London and Namastey England film series. Besides he will be collaborating with lyricist Javed Akhtar in the film since they worked together in Namastey London. Alongside that he will be acting in three other projects, one being the sequel of The Xposé which has been named The Xposé Returns. Reshammiya has also confirmed that he will make a biopic on the brave soldier Bishnu Shrestha, the film will be based upon his heroics of the Maurya Express train robbery. But cast and crew have not been finalised yet.
In his early singing career, when he was criticized for his nasal singing, which was unusual at that time, he stated R. D. Burman also sang through his nose. After his such comment Asha Bhosle, legendary singer and wife of Burman said, "If anyone says Burman sa'ab sang through his nose, he should be slapped". Reshammiya subsequently realised his mistake and clarified that he never intended to insult R D Burman.
In his debut film as an actor, Aap Kaa Surroor, Reshammiya added a song Tanhaiyyan from Boney Kapoor's proposed film Milenge Milenge.[when?] 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.
Awards and nominations
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 also won BIG Star Entertainment Awards the best Music director award for Prem Ratan Dhan Payo 
Aap Kaa Surroor
Aap Se Mausiiquii
After a gap of 10 years since the release of Reshammiya's first studio album, Aap Kaa Surroor, on Thursday, 15 September 2016, the trailer of his second studio album Aap Se Mausiiquii was released on YouTube. The album has 10 songs composed and sung by Reshammiya. The first song of the album was released on Friday, 4 November 2016. The entire album was released on 5 December 2016.
As an actor
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2020||Happy Hardy and Heer||Harpreet Singh Lamba aka Happy and Harshvardhan Bhatt aka Hardy|
|2016||Teraa Surroor||Raghuu, a gangster and boyfriend of Tara|
|2014||The Xposé||Ravi Kumar|
|2013||A New Love Ishtory||Sikander Verma / Sukku Bhai||Released on Television|
|2012||Khiladi 786||Mansukh Desai||
|2011||Damadamm!||Sameer "Sam" / Babu|
|2010||Kajraare||Rajeev Behl / Rocky Desai|
|2009||Radio||RJ Vivan Shah|
|2008||Karzzzz||Monty Oberoi; Reincarnation of Ravi Verma|
|2007||Aap Kaa Surroor||Himesh Reshammiya / "HR"||
As a producer
Reshammiya, along with his father Vipin Reshammiya, has produced and distributed films under the banner HR Musik Limited.
|2020||Happy Hardy and Heer||produced by HR Musik Limited and EYKA Films|
|2016||Teraa Surroor||Co-produced by HR Musik Limited and T-Series|
|2014||The Xposé||Also wrote story and screenplay|
|2012||Khiladi 786||Co-produced by Hari Om Entertainment, Sunil Lulla|
|2011||Damadamm!||Also wrote story|
As a story writer
|2020||Happy Hardy and Heer||Also wrote lyrics|
|2014||The Xposé||Also wrote screenplay (with Jainesh Ejardar)|
|2012||Khiladi 786||Also wrote lyrics|
As a composer
As a background music composer
|2020||Happy Hardy and Heer||Also music director, singer, actor, lyricist, and story writer|
|2016||Teraa Surroor||Also music drector, composer, singer, and actor|
|2015||Prem Ratan Dhan Payo||Co-background composer|
|2014||The Xposé||Co-background composer, also a music director, composer, singer and actor|
|2012||Khiladi 786||Also lyrics, music director, composer, singer and actor|
As a music director
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|Happy Hardy and Heer|
|2016||Teraa Surroor||100th Film with T-Series|
|Sanam Teri Kasam|
|2015||Prem Ratan Dhan Payo||
|All Is Well||Composed 3 songs: Baaton Ko Teri, Tu Milade, YOLO|
Composed 2 songs; Jumme Ki Raat, Tu hi Tu.
|2013||A New Love Ishtory||Released on television|
|Special 26||1 song: "Gore Mukhde Pe Zulfan Di Chhaavan"|
|Son of Sardaar|
|OMG – Oh My God!|
|Karzzzz||Remake of Karz 1980 film.|
|My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves||1 song: "Tum Mile"|
|2007||Welcome||2 songs: "Insha Allah" and "Kola Laka Vellari"|
|Darling||1 song: "Tadap"|
|Aap Kaa Surroor||
|Fool & Final|
|Good Boy, Bad Boy|
|Shakalaka Boom Boom|
|Namastey London||Most songs in a Bollywood movie soundtrack (19 songs including remixes)|
|Red: The Dark Side|
|Nehlle Pe Dehlla||1 song: "Dil Naiyyo Maane Re"|
|2006||Rocky – The Rebel|
|Dil Diya Hai|
|Aap Ki Khatir|
|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|
|Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!|
|Koi Aap Sa|
|Aashiq Banaya Aapne||
|Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?||*Nominated – Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director|
|Main Aisa Hi Hoon|
|Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye|
|Ishq Hai Tumse|
|2004||Dil Maange More|
|Aabra Ka Daabra|
|Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa||A. R. Rahman composed 2 songs of the film|
|Taarzan: The Wonder Car|
|Tum – A Dangerous Obsession|
|Footpath||1 song: Soorat Pe Teri Pyar Aave|
|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|
|2000||Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye|
|Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge||First movie as a solo composer|
|1999||Hello Brother||2 songs: Chandi Ki Daal Par, Teri Chunariya|
|1998||Bandhan||3 songs: Balle Balle, Chhora Phisal Gaye, Tere Dum Se Hai Mera Du|
|Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya||2 songs: Odh Li Chunariy,Tum Par Hum Hai|
|5 December 2016||Aap Se Mausiiquii||2nd studio album, entire album was released on 5 December 2016.|
|19 January 2006||Aap Kaa Surroor||Debut album as singer|
|1 October 2003||Tera Meraa Dil||Salman Khan made an appearance in the music video of the song "Honey Honey".|
|August 1995||Zindagi||Sung by Suchitra Krishnamurthy. Lyrics by Sudhakar Sharma|
|August 1994||Andaaz||Sung by Suresh Wadkar and Kumar Sanu Lyrics by Sudhakar Sharma|
As a lyricist
|2020||Happy Hardy and Heer||Heer Tu Meri||Duet with Anusha Mani|
|Looteri||co-written by Aryan Tiwari|
|Ashiqui Mein Teri 2.0||original lyrics by Sameer|
|2016||Sanam Teri Kasam||Ek Number||Duet with Neeti Mohan|
|2012||Khiladi 786||Hookah Bar||Duet with Vineet Singh|
As a playback singer
|2020||Happy Hardy and Heer||Cutie pie,
Heer Tu Meri,
Teri Meri Kahani
Aashiqui Mein Teri
Keh Rahi Hai Naazdeekiyan
Navraj Hans, Harshdeep Kaur, Asees Kaur
Sameer Khan, Ranu Mondal, Payaal Dev
|2019||The Body||Jhalak Dikhla Ja Reloaded||Solo (Recreated by Tanishk Bagchi)|
|2018||Genius||Tujhse Kahan Juda Hoon Main||Vineet Singh, Neeti Mohan|
|Hate Story 4||Aashiq Banaya Aapne (Re-make)||Neha Kakkar (Recreated by Tanishk Bagchi)|
|2016||Teraa Surroor||Teri Yaad
Teri Yaad (Reprise)
|Sanam Teri Kasam||Bewajah
|2015||Prem Ratan Dhan Payo||Bachpan Kahan||Solo|
|Hey Bro||Naach Meri Bulbul||Shreya Ghoshal (Composed by Nitz 'N' Sony)|
Ankit Tiwari, Neeti Mohan, Arya Acharya, Alam Gir Khan & Vinit Singh
|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
Jave sari Duniya
Sari Sari Raat
|Hamsika Iyer, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Akshay Kumar|
Vinit Singh, Aman Trikha
|Son of Sardaar||Son of Sardaar
Vikas Bhalla, Aman Trikha
|OMG – Oh My God!||Don't Worry(Hey Ram)||Benny Dayal|
|Bol Bachchan||Chalao Na Naino Se
Amitabh Bachchan, Mamta Sharma, Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Vinit Singh
|Dangerous Ishhq||Naina Re||Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shreya Ghoshal|
I Need My Space
Yun Toh Mera Dil
Aditi Singh Sharma
Aditi Singh Sharma
Vinit Singh, Alam Gir Khan, Palak Mucchal, Shabab Sabri, Sabina Shaikh, Rubina Shaikh, Punnu Brar
|2010||Kajraare||Rabba Luck Barsa
Tujhe Dekh Ke
|Milenge Milenge||Kuch Toh Baaki Hai
|2009||Radio||Mann Ka Radio
Koi Na Koi
Teri Meri Dosti
Aditi Singh Sharma
Ek Haseena Thi
Tere Bin Chain
|Dasavathaaram||Oh Oh Sanam – Remix||Mahalakshmi Iyer|
|2007||Welcome||Kola Laka Vellari|
|Aap Kaa Surroor||Assalam Vaalekum
Tera Mera Milna
Jhoot Nahin Bolna
Ya Ali (Later "Dil Lagi")
Dekhoon Tujhe To Pyaar Aaye
Ankh Vich Chehra Pyaar Da
Shaan, Kunal Ganjawala, Amrita Kak
|Fool & Final||Ek Kalsa
|Good Boy, Bad Boy||Good Boy Bad Boy
Aashiqana Aalam Hai
Dard E Dil – Remix
Alka Yagnik, Sunidhi Chauhan, Vinit Singh
|Shakalaka Boom Boom||Shakalaka Boom Boom
|Namastey London||Chakna Chakna
Yahi Hota Pyaar
|Red: The Dark Side||Aafreen Tera Chehra
Dil Ne Ye Na Jaana
Loneliness Is Killing
|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
|Dil Diya Hai||Dil Diya
Mile Ho Tum To
|Aap Ki Khatir||Aap Ki Khatir
Tu Hi Mera
|Ahista Ahista||Ahista Ahista
Jayesh Gandhi, Aftab Hashmi Sabri
|Anthony Kaun Hai?||Ishq Kiya Kiya
No Way No Way
|Chup Chup Ke||Shabe Firaq
Dil Vich Lagiya Ve
Sonu Nigam, Kunal Ganjawala, Akriti Kakkar
|Phir Hera Pheri||Mujhko Yaad Sataye Teri
Ae Meri Zohrajabeen
|Tom, Dick, and Harry||Jhoom Jhoom
Tanha Jiya Na Jaaye
Tere Sang Ishq
|36 China Town||Aashiqui Meri
Dil Tumhare Bina
|Humko Deewana Kar Gaye||Tum Saanson Mein||Tulsi Kumar|
|Banaras||Kitna Pyar Kartein Hain|
|2005||Aashiq Banaya Aapne||Aashiq Banaya Aapne
Aap Ki Kashish
Dillagi Mein Jo Beet Jaaye
Krishna Beura, Ahir
Jayesh Gandhi, Shaan, Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Vasundhara Das
|2004||Bardaasht||Janaabe Ali||Kunal Ganjawala, Shaan|
|2003||Zameen||Bas Ek Bar (Backup Vocals)
Sarzameen Se – Title Song (Backup Vocals)
|Alka Yagnik, Babul Supriyo|
|2011||Kennedy Bridge||Composed a Mujra number|
|Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai||Zee TV||Episode number 49. Kumar Sanu Special Episode. Along with Jagjit Singh, Sapna Mukherjee, Sameer, Shravan and Alka Yagnik|
|Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005||Zee TV||As a judge. Mentor of the Jai Mata Di Let's Rock Gharana|
|Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007||Zee TV|
|Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009||Zee TV|
|Teen Bahuraaniyaan||Zee TV||Episode of 26 June 2007 Promotion of Aap Kaa Surroor - The Real Luv Story Sang Yeh Tera Mera Milna.|
|Seedhi Baat||Aaj Tak||Promotion of Aap Kaa Surroor - The Real Luv Story and Karzzz|
|Aap Ki Adalat||India TV||Promotion of Aap Kaa Surroor - The Real Luv Story|
|Music Ka Maha Muqqabla||Star Plus||contestant-captain of Himesh's Warriors|
|Preet Se Bandhi Ye Dori Ram Milaayi Jodi||Zee TV||Promotion for Bodyguard and Damadamm!|
|Suno Dil Ki Awaaz Dil Se||Zee News & Zee Business||Promotion for Karzzz|
|Comedy Circus||Sony Entertainment Television||Promotion for Karzzz, Promotion for Radio and Promotion for Damadamm!|
|Sur Kshetra||Sahara One||As a judge and Captain of team India|
|The Voice India||&TV||As a judge with Shaan, Mika Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan|
|Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs||Zee TV||as a judge (with Javed Ali and Neha Kakkar)|
|The Voice India Kids||&TV||as a judge (with Shaan, Palak Muchhal and Papon)|
|Dil Hai Hindustani 2||Star Plus||As a guest judge Himesh Reshammiya – Special Episode|
|Love Me India||&TV||As a judge (with Guru Randhawa and Neha Bhasin)|
|Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2019||Zee TV||as guest judge|
|Yaaron Ki Baraat||Zee TV||Along with Sajid Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Shaan and Vipin Reshammiya|
|Superstar Singer||Sony Entertainment Television||as a judge (with Javed Ali and Alka Yagnik)|
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