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Wife: Sonia Kapoor
Hometown: Mumbai
Age: 50 Years

Himesh Reshammiya

Bio/Wiki
Nickname(s)HR
Profession(s)Actor, Music Director, Singer, Lyricist, Film Producer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 7" (170 cm)
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm (As a music director): Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998)
Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya
Film (As a playback singer): Zameen (2003)
Poster of the film 'Zameen' (2003)
Music Album: Aap Kaa Surroor (2006)
Aap Kaa Surroor
Film (As an actor): Aap Kaa Surroor (2007) as Himesh Reshammiya/HR
Aap Kaa Surroor (2007)
Film (As a producer, story writer): Damadamm! (2011)
The poster of the film Damadamm
Film (As a lyricist): "Hookah Bar" from Khiladi 786 (2012)
Hookah Bar
Awards 2004: Star Screen Award for Best Music Director for the film Tere Naam
2004: Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director for the film Tere Naam
2005: MTV Immies for Best New Film Music Talent for the film Aashiq Banaya Aapne
2006: MTV Immies for Best Composer for the film Aashiq Banaya Aapne
2006: Bollywood Movie Award for Best Music Director for the film Aashiq Banaya Aapne
2006: Zee Cine Award for Best Playback (Male) for "Aashiq Banaya Aapne" from the film Aashiq Banaya Aapne
Himesh Reshammiya with his Zee Cine Award
2006: IIFA Award for Best Male Playback for "Aashiq Banaya Aapne" from the film Aashiq Banaya Aapne
2006: Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback for "Aashiq Banaya Aapne" from the film Aashiq Banaya Aapne
2011: Star Guild Award for Best Music Director for the film Bodyguard
2011: BIG Star Entertainment Award for Best Music Director for the film Bodyguard
2011: BIG Star Entertainment Award for Best Song of The Year for "Teri Meri" song from the film Bodyguard
2012: Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director for Bodyguard
• 2013: Stardust Award for Breakthrough Supporting Performance (Male) for the film Khiladi 786
2015: BIG Star Entertainment Award for Best Music Director for the film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Himesh Reshammiya with his Big Star Entertainment Award
2016: Zee Cine Award for Best Song of The Year for Prem Ratan Dhan Payo from the film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

Note: He has many more awards to his name.
Personal Life
Date of Birth23 July 1973 (Monday)
Age (as of 2023) 50 Years
BirthplaceMumbai
Zodiac signLeo
SignatureA cap signed by Himesh Reshammiya
AddressApartment in Oberoi Sky Heights in Lokhandwala, Mumbai
NationalityIndian
HometownBhavnagar, Gujarat
SchoolHill Grange High School, Mumbai
College/UniversitySVKM's Mithibai College of Arts, Mumbai
Educational QualificationCollege Dropout
Religion Hinduism
Food HabitEggetarian [1]NDTV
ControversiesTiff With Sonu Nigam
In 2006, Himesh called himself a rockstar and even insulted the Indian singer Sonu Nigam. Sonu got upset over this and called Himesh egoistic, and Sonu said that competing with Himesh was an insult. [2]Amar Ujala

Making Remarks on Renowned Singers
He once said that the renowned Indian singers Mukesh, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and R.D. Burman had a nasal style of singing, but they did not produce so many hits like him, after which the Indian singer Asha Bhosle said that she wanted to slap him. Later, he apologised to Asha for his comments. [3]Hindustan Times

Copyright Infringement
He was accused of copyright violation. His Hindi song Tanhaiyaan from the film Aap Ka Suroor was originally made for Boney Kapoor’s film Milenge Milenge. Though, Himesh clarified that he offered this song to Boney Kapoor but he did not include in Milenge Milenge and therefore he used it. [4]Mumbai Mirror

Hurting Religious Sentiments
In 2007, he visited the shrine of Moinuddin Chishti by wearing a burqa to avoid fans and later had to apologize for offending religious sentiments. [5]Rediff
Himesh Reshammiya wearing a burka
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsSonia Kapoor (actress)
Marriage DateFirst Marriage: Year, 1995 (divorced in 2017)
Second Marriage: 11 May 2018
Himesh Reshammiya and Sonia Kapoor's marriage picture
Marriage PlaceSecond Marriage: Himesh’s residence in Andheri Lokhandwala, Mumbai
Family
Wife/SpouseFirst Wife: Komal
Himesh Reshammiya's first wife
Second Wife: Sonia Kapoor
Himesh Reshammiya and Sonia Kapoor
ChildrenSon- Swayam (from his first wife)
Himesh Reshammiya with his son
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Vipin Reshammiya (music director)
Himesh Reshammiya with his father
Mother- Madhu Reshammiya (homemaker)
Himesh Reshammiya with his mother
SiblingsBrother- Elder brother; deceased
Favourites
Song(s)All Songs of Teesri Manzil (1996)
ActorSalman Khan
Travelling DestinationSwitzerland
PerfumeCool Water by Davidoff
FilmDiwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
ColourOrange
DessertKaju Katli
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Honda Accord
• BMW 6 series
• Mercedes Benz
Himesh Reshammiya with his Mercedes Benz
Money Factor
Salary/Fees (approx.)• Rs 15 to 20 lakh per song
• Rs 2 crores for music composition
• Rs 3 to Rs 4 crore per film
Net Worth (approx.)Rs 73 crore (in 2022)
Social Media
InstagramHimesh Reshammiya
FacebookHimesh Reshammiya
YouTubeHimesh Reshammiya Melodies

Himesh Reshammiya

Some Lesser Known Facts About Himesh Reshammiya

  • Himesh Reshammiya grew up in Mumbai.

    Himesh Reshammiya's childhood photo while performing for the first time in school

    Himesh Reshammiya’s childhood photo while performing for the first time in school

  • He started his training in music under his father, a music director.
  • When he was 13, his elder brother who was 22 years old, passed away. After his brother’s demise, he started writing songs.
  • When he was 16, he started working as a TV serial producer for Ahmedabad Doordarshan and Zee TV.
  • Some of the TV serials produced by him are Andaz, Ahha, Aman, Aashiqui, Amar Prem, and Jaan. He also composed the title track of various TV serials.
  • The Indian actor Salman Khan had once promised him that he would help Himesh in launching his career. He kept his promise and Himesh composed two Hindi songs for Salman Khan’s film ‘Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya.’ Since then, Himesh considers Salman as his mentor in Bollywood.

    Himesh Reshammiya with Salman Khan

    Himesh Reshammiya with Salman Khan

  • He then composed music for various songs in Salman Khan’s Hindi films like ‘Hello Brother’ (1999), ‘Tere Naam’ (2003), ‘Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?’ (2005), ‘Bodyguard’ (2011), and ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ (2015).
  • In 2003, he sang backup vocals for the Hindi film ‘Zameen.’

    Himesh Reshammiya's old photo with Alka Yagnik

    Himesh Reshammiya’s old photo with Alka Yagnik

  • His music in the 2003 film ‘Tere Naam’ is considered one of the bestselling Bollywood albums.
  • He has the record of composing 36 hits in a single year.
  • After the release of his Hindi music album Aap Kaa Surroor (2006), his style of wearing a cap, holding a mike, and dressing style became quite popular. Later, he shared that his friend Prashant Chadha’s sister Roopa had styled him.

    Himesh Reshammiya's different looks

    Himesh Reshammiya’s different looks

  • He was also trolled by some people for his style of nasal singing. However, most of the audiences loved his style and his songs at that time became a hit.

    Himesh Reshammiya while singing

    Himesh Reshammiya while singing

  • As a music director, he has worked in many popular Hindi films including ‘Taarzan: The Wonder Car’ (2004), ‘Aashiq Banaya Aapne’ (2005), ‘Namastey London’ (2007), ‘OMG – Oh My God!’ (2012), and ‘Sanam Teri Kasam’ (2016).
  • Himesh has appeared as a judge in various Hindi singing reality TV shows like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge (2005), Music Ka Maha Muqqabla (2009), Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs (2019), Superstar Singer 2 (2019), and Indian Idol 12 (2020).

    Himesh Reshammiya in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs

    Himesh Reshammiya in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs

  • During an episode of the TV show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge (2005), while giving his judgement to one of the contestants of the show Vineet Singh, Himesh aggressively said “Mujhe Tere Ghar Me Roti Chahiye, Struggling Nahi Chahiye and Jai Mata Di Let’s Rock” which became very popular at that time.
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  • He has sung many popular Hindi songs such as “Jhalak Dikhlaja” from ‘Aksar’ (2006), “Tum Saanson Mein” from ‘Humko Deewana Kar Gaye’ (2006), “Aashiqui Meri” from ’36 China Town’ (2006), and “Hookah Bar” from ‘Khiladi 786’ (2012).
  • There were rumours that whenever his song “Jhalak Dikhlaja” was played, it used to attract ghosts. After this, the song was banned in some places. However, the rumours turned out to be fake.
  • In 2006, he became the first Indian singer to perform at the Wembley Stadium in London.
  • Himesh has acted in various Hindi films like ‘Karzzzz’ (2008), ‘Kajraare’ (2010), ‘Khiladi 786’ (2012), and ‘Happy Hardy and Heer’ (2020). However, his films failed to do well at the box office.
  • In 2011, he composed a mujra song for the theatre play ‘Kennedy Bridge.’
  • In the same year, he shared that he would release his English music album ‘At Da Edge.’
  • He has co-produced a few Hindi films like ‘Khiladi 786’ (2012), ‘The Xposé’ (2014), ‘Teraa Surroor’ (2016), and ‘Happy Hardy and Heer’ (2020).
  • Some of his Hindi films as a story writer are ‘Khiladi 786’ (2012), ‘The Xposé’ (2014), ‘Teraa Surroor’ (2016), and ‘Happy Hardy and Heer’ (2020).

    Himesh Reshammiya in a still from Happy Hardy and Heer

    Himesh Reshammiya in a still from Happy Hardy and Heer

  • Himesh has worked as a background music composer for a few Hindi films like ‘Khiladi 786’ (2012), ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ (2015), ‘Teraa Surroor’ (2016), and ‘Happy Hardy and Heer’ (2020).
  • He has penned down the lyrics of various Hindi songs such as “Hookah Bar” from Khiladi 786 (2012), “Ek Number” from Sanam Teri Kasam (2016), “Heer Tu Meri” from Happy, Hardy and Heer (2020), and “Naya Pyaar Naya Ehsaas” from Middle Class Love (2022).
  • Himesh has also released various Hindi music albums such as ‘Aap Se Mausiiquii’ (2016), ‘Himesh Ke Dil Se’ (2021), ‘Surroor 2021’ (2021), ‘Woh Ek Mulaqaat’ (2022), and ‘Divine Melodies’ (2022).

    Aap Se Mausiiquii

    Aap Se Mausiiquii

  • Himesh, along with his father, has started a music label HR Musik Limited. On 5 June 2021, he started another music label Himesh Reshammiya Melodies.
  • Himesh often gives an opportunity to budding singers to sing in Hindi films. In 2019, he selected the Indian beggar-turned-singer Ranu Mondal as the playback singer for a song titled “Teri Meri Kahani” in the film Happy Hardy and Heer.

    Ranu Mondal and Himesh Reshammiya at the recording studio

    Ranu Mondal and Himesh Reshammiya at the recording studio

  • He considers a hand band as his lucky charm.

    Himesh Reshammiya's Instagram post about his lucky charm

    Himesh Reshammiya’s Instagram post about his lucky charm

  • He regularly works out at a gym and has lost a lot of weight to look fit.

    Himesh Reshammiya at a gym

    Himesh Reshammiya at a gym

  • He is a religious person and has a deep faith in God.

    Himesh Reshammiya in a temple

    Himesh Reshammiya in a temple

  • He once shared that the reason he used to wear a cap initially was his hairfall. He then had a hair transplant.

    Himesh Reshammiya before and after hair transplant

    Himesh Reshammiya before and after hair transplant

  • He has performed live at various stage shows in India and other countries.

    Himesh Reshammiya in a live show

    Himesh Reshammiya in a live show

  • On his Instagram posts, netizens often write funny comments.

 

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