Whether it is the trendy ‘Aashique Banaaya Aapne’ or ‘Aap Ka Suroor’ or even the sensuous romantic ‘Teri Meri Meri Teri Prem Kahaani’, Himesh Reshammiya has always been able to top the charts. He is one of those rare composers and singers who brought back the trend of nasal voice again in Bollywood making it his trademark ‘Himesh Reshammiya style of singing’.
He believes in change and hence keeps on changing his style of compositions after every 2 to 3 years. The continuous variations in his music has enabled him to acquire top positions at the charts with his every release since 15 years.
Himesh Reshammiya was born on 23rd of July 1973 to Vipin Reshammiya and Madhu Reshammiya. Vipin Reshammiya himself was also a celebrated music composer who did work with Shankar Jaikishan, R. D. Burman and Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
At a tender age of 16, Himesh Reshammiya turned into a television producer. He holds the credit for producing television series like ‘Andaaz’ and ‘Amar Prem’ on Zee Television Network.
Himesh Reshammiya’s first break is always credited to Salman Khan. He considers Salman Khan his Godfather for establishing him in Bollywood as a successful music composer.
His first movie was the Salman Khan and Kajol starring ‘Pyar Kiya To Darrna Kya’ in 1998. ‘Odh Li Chunariya’ and ‘Tum Par Hum Hai’ were the two songs from ‘Pyar Kiya To Darrna Kya’ that was composed by Himesh Reshammiya. This was followed by ‘Hello Brother’ in 1999, ‘Dulhan Hum Le Jaayenge’ in 2000 and ‘Yeh Hai Jalwa’ in 2002. ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ from ‘Dulhan Hum Le Jaayenge’ and ‘Teri Chunariya’ from ‘Hello Brother’ were smashing hits from both the movies.
Himesh’s first massive success as a composer came through ‘Tere Naam’ in 2003. ‘Tere Naam Humne Kiya Hai’, ‘Kyun Kisi Ko’, ‘Tumse Milna Baatein Karna’ were huge hits at the chartbusters. ‘Tere Naam’ stood out to be the bestselling album of the year.
He entered into playback singing with ‘Aashique Banaaya Aapne’ in 2005. His duet with Shreya Ghoshal went on to break all records and stood out as one of the most groundbreaking renditions of the year. He came up with a voice using his nasal tone which instantly clicked with the audiences. ‘Aap Ki Kashish’ from the same film also was equally popular.
He continued to sing with his nasal voice and dished out hits like ‘Tera Tera Tera Suroor’, ‘Tanhaiyyan’, ‘Tere Mera Milna’, ‘Tandoori Nights’ and ‘Madhushala’. He started his acting career with the film ‘Aap Ka Surroor’ in 2007. His long time school friend, Prashant Chadha, directed him in ‘Aap Ka Surroor’ and also holds the credit for giving him the famous look with his cap.
His next films ‘Karzzz’, ‘Kajraare’, ‘Radio’ and ‘Damadamm!’ didn’t do too well at the box office. But most of the movies recovered their production cost through selling the music rights composed by Himesh Reshammiya himself.
After a gap of a few years, he made a stunning comeback with his music through Salman Khan starring ‘Bodyguard’. ‘Teri Meri Meri Teri Prem Kahaani’ by Shreya Ghoshal and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan became the most popular romantic number of 2012. He made wonders even with the tracks like ‘Go Go Go Govinda’ from ‘OMG – Oh My God’.
The soundtrack of ‘Khiladi 786′, that released during the same year was just another addition of feather to the already flourishing cap. ‘Saari Saari Raat’, ‘Long Drive’, ‘Hookkah Bar’ are some of the stupendous hits from ‘Khiladi 786′. Among the songs, ‘Hookkah Bar’ deserves special mention as it was rendered, composed and written by Himesh Reshammiya himself whereas ‘Lonely’ was the result of a fruitful collaboration between him and Yo Yo Honey Singh.
He also acted in ‘Khiladi 786′ and received the Dadasaheb Phalke Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for the same. He received the Filmfare Best Male Playback Singer Award for ‘Aashique Banaaya Aapne’ in 2006.
He is also going to launch his very first international album named ‘@ Da Edge’ in 2014. Himesh Reshammiya has collaborated with famous Romanian composer, producer and musician Edward Maya for this album. The highly anticipated song ‘I Have Been Waiting For You’ will release sometime during next year. The regular director of Justin Bieber, Roman White, would be directing the promotional music video of the album. All the 15 songs of romantic genre in the album are composed by Himesh Reshammiya and are rendered with different modulations of his own voice.
He made his comeback on TV through the reality shows of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge’ on Zee Tv, ‘Music Ka Maha Muqabla’ on Star Plus and ‘Sur Kshetra’ on Colors.
Himesh Reshammiya has two big ticket projects coming up in the upcoming years. A sequel of ‘Aap Ka Surroor’ and also a suspense thriller titled as ‘The Xpose’. Supposedly, Himesh would play a character inspired by the yesteryear actor Rajkumar based on a plot of 1960s.
Although being a successful composer, Himesh Reshammiya has been criticised often for his nasal voice. His regular critics also blame him for sidelining music direction for his ambitious acting projects. However, Himesh delivers his best to whatever he touches and continues to be the one of the rockstars of the nation!