Punnu wrote on 11 Aug 2008
Himesh Reshammiya was born on 23rd July, 1973 in Bhavnagar, Gujarat. His father Vipin Reshammiya was a Gujrati music director while his mother name was Madhu. At the age of 11, Himesh lost his elder brother and hence decided to fulfill his father's wishes by taking up music as his career. He did his schooling from Hill Grange School in Peddar Road area,Mumbai. Himesh Reshammiya always avoided to comment about his personal life which was the reason most of the general public didnt even knew that Himesh is a married person. In the Koffee with Karan show, he revealed that he is married to Komal and also has a 10 year old son named Swayam.
Himesh began his career with a production house through which lots of TV soaps were aired on Doordarshan Ahmedabad and Zee TV at a age of just 16. Although,the debut of Himesh as a music director happened with Bandhan(1998), it was Salman Khan who recommended his name for a song (Oddhli chunariya) in their home production, Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya(1998) which got Himesh the first major break in Bollywood.
He composed for many albums starring Salman Khan like Hello Brother(1999), Dulhan Hum Le Jaayenge(2000), Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye(2000) and many more.Though the most successful ones were Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya(2005), Kyun Ki(2005) and Tere Naam(2003). Himesh Reshammiya has got his own unique different style of composition and isnt afraid to use english words in his composition to the best use. Aashiq Banaya Aapne(2005) and Tere Naam(2003) remain as the most popular compositions by Himesh so far.
With the popularity of his Aashiq Banaya Aapne(2005) songs, he went on to compose for many Emraan Hasmi films like Aksar(2006),Dil Diya Hai(2006) and Good Boy Bad Boy(2006). Though he didnt get the same success with the latter two of them.Some of his composed songs like 'Aashiq banaya aapne...' , 'Jhalak dikh laja...' , 'Zara jhoom jhoom...' , 'Tere naam...' etc became instant chartbusters. Himesh composed songs appeal to the youth,himesh himself considers that his songs are for the youth section of the audience. He also showed his classical touch by composing albums like Banaras:A Mystic Love Story(2006) and Tere Naam(2003). Himesh would consider 2006 year as his best year of career so far,almost each album that he composed got the thumbs up from the audience.Himesh also composed all the songs of his debut film as an actor Aap Ka Suroor:The Movie-The Real Love Story(2007). Himesh also worked with Akshay Kumar and composed albums like Phir Hera Pheri(2006), Namaste London(2007) and Welcome(2007). Namaste London topped the charts for a majority of months showing the class of Himesh's compositions while working with Javed Akhtar for the first time.
Himesh was nominated in the filmfare awards for Humraaz (2002) for the very first time,though he couldnt win it.Himesh Reshammiya has won 2 awards so far for Music Direction. He won Star Screen Award and Zee Cine Award both for Tere Naam (2003).While he also won a filmfare award for his debut song as a singer 'Aashiq banaaya aapne...' in 2006.
He is currently busy in the shooting of his coming film Karzzz made by Satish Kaushik which will be a remake of old Subhash Ghai's Karz. Other starcast of the film includes Urmila Matondkar, Gulshan Grover, Danny Denzongpa etc.The music of the film would be composed by Himesh himself.The film is expected to release by end 2008. Himesh has also acting in several other movies.
Himesh Reshammiya is the brand ambassador for DJ&C, a product of Big Bazaar.
Himesh has always been in controversies. His nasal twang was criticised a lot by the public and some of the film fraternity too at which Himesh responded saying that its High pitch singing not nasal twang though later in a interview he accepted that he is a nasal singer. In November 2006, Himesh remaked that Mukesh, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and R. D. Burman have got nasal style of singing at which Asha Bhosle, wife of late R. D. Burman became very angry and openly said that if himesh comes to her she would slap him.Though later Himesh appologised to Asha Bhosle. Himesh Reshammiya visited the shrine of Sufi Saint Moiuniddin Chishti disguised in a burqa on June 27,2007 just to avoid the the crowd of fans.This resulted in objection from some people who felt that all this was done by Himesh to get the much needed publicity for his coming debut film. Himesh later apolised to all people. Himesh Reshammiya started his career as a singer with the song 'Aashiq banaya aapne...'. He also released his 1st music album Aap Ka Suroor having all the songs sung by him which was a very successful album. Himesh also made his debut as an actor on June 29,2007 with Aap Ka Suroor film which got a major opening and became a success. Himesh is always seen wearing a cap whose reason he hasnt disclosed at all.Also,his style to hold the mike is way different from the usual one. The concerts of Himesh in various parts of world were a major success which gave him the tag of a Rockstar by his fans. Himesh has also participated as a judge on the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge. He even gave a break to one of his favourite singer out of the show Vinit in the film Rocky who sang 'Mujhe de de apna dil...'.