Early in his career, he received critical acclaim for his musical scores, although the films associated with them were not popular at the box office. His first film as music director was Bandhan (1998), in which he collaborated with Anand Raj Anand to produce the musical score. Although it was not the first film to which he contributed music, it was the first one on which he was listed as a contributing music director. Himesh Reshammiya was first noticed in Bollywood for his work in the film Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998). He became good friends with Salman Khan, a famous Bollywood actor who starred in the film, and composed songs for some subsequent film in which Salman starred.
Reshammiya soon developed his own unique style of composition, based on pop music and catchy techno beats. He also places a particular emphasis on melodic hooks to his songs. His most popular albums can be said to be Tere Naam and Aashiq Banaya Aapne. With a series of popular film scores, he is considered one of the upcoming music composers in Indian cinema today.
His music is associated with the youthful culture that has recently been pervasive in India, but he has also shown versatility, focusing on a more classical style for films such as Banaras: A Mystic Love Story and semi-classical like Tere Naam. As of 2006 he is the top composer of this year. It is also reported that his recent music composition Dil Diya Hai represented Himesh's tiredness as his music has not been quite top charting as it used to be. The media has advised Himesh to cut down work as he is working on 30-35 films (equivalent to half the films released in Bollywood in one year).
In 2006, Himesh had well over 36 hit tracks in a single calender year. He also became the first Indian to perform at the Webley Arena, London. Aksar, Ahista Ahista and 36 China Town are considered Himesh's best score after Tere Naam (in 2003) and Humraaz. Apart from Bollywood style, he has composed music in classical, semi-classical, fusion and heavy metal styles. He also prefers only Sameer as his lyricist.
Aashiq Banaya Aapne and Tere Naam are considered his best scores. He recently came out with another successful single from his album "Aap Ka Suroor" - Tera Suroor, which is a love song. Singer Primarily a music director, Himesh later became popular for his vocals which have the distinctive high-pitched nasal twang. Reshammiya, like many of his contemporary music composers, sings several of the songs that he composes. However, he has had unprecedented success in this regard.
He won a Filmfare Award in 2005 for Best Male Playback Singer (for the title song of Aashiq Banaya Aapne), becoming the first music composer to achieve this feat. Reshammiya has also released a solo music album entitled Aap Ka Suroor which became extremely popular. He has made it clear, however, that he still plans to put most of his effort in Hindi films. Recently, music composers have released music videos for songs for films that have not been screened. Reshammiya has continued this trend with Zara Jhoom Jhoom from the film Tom, Dick, and Harry and Jhalak Dikhlaja from Aksar.
A music video for an alternative title song for the film Humko Deewana Kar Gaye is also being screened on various music channels these days. Reshammiya and Tulsi Kumar are the singers, and the video is filmed on the movie's actors Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar. He says that he is inspired by another popular Indian singer Altaf Raja. In October 2006, Reshammiya became the first Indian to perform at the Wembley Stadium in London. Acting Himesh Reshammiya will score the music and perform in Aap Ka Suroor: The Real Love Story, a movie on his life which will be filmed in Germany's state of Hesse in March 2007. Shooting will take place in Heppenheim in Bergstraße County District.
This movie is scheduled for release in July 2007. Fashion style Reshammiya (also known as PAIEE TOPPEE) wears a cap and is usually seen wearing a pair of jeans with a conspicuous belt buckle along with his trademark stubble. The way he holds the mic with the bottom facing upwards, and the black trench coat that he wears in concerts are also consistent elements of his style. He has grown a beard as opposed to his previous look when he was clean shaven. He also has one earring in his left ear.
His friend Prashant Chadha is reputedly responsible for Himesh’s new look. Prashant has also directed all of Himesh’s music videos from his private album "Aap Ka Suroor" as well as promotional videos for the movies "Aashiq Banaya Aapne", "Aksar", "Tom, Dick & Harry" and "Humko Deewana Kar Gaye". Currently Himesh Reshammiya is set to rock the nation with a volte-face panache with his new movie "Aap ka Suroor" in which he portrays his love life and the gamut of emotions from sorrow to joy he's experienced in his life. His style has been copied by famous Don Dhananjay Shanware who says that he is Himesh Reshammiya's twin brother. Criticism and controversies In spite of his popularity, Himesh Reshammiya has been the target of growing criticism.
Many suggest that success has gone to his head, and that he has signed on films indiscriminately. His nasal twang has been criticized by many. Himesh has tried cutting down on the nasality of his voice. This can be seen in his latest album, Aap Ki Khatir.
In an interview with The Times of India, Himesh claimed that only one per cent people criticize him, and the remaining 99 per cent love his work. 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. 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. However, Reshammiya claimed that he had made Kapoor listen to the song, but it wasn't included in Milenge Milenge.
He said that he was trying to get in touch with Kapoor "since the past seven months", and since there was no progress on the film, he decided to use the song for his own movie. In November 2006, Himesh remarked that Mukesh, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and R D Burman used to sing nasally. 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, who stated "If anyone says Burman saab sang through his nose he should be slapped".
Later, Himesh clarified that his intention was not to insult R D Burman and apologized several times to Asha Bhosle.. 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. Himesh Reshammiya School Of Music Reshammiya is planning a "Himesh Reshammiya School Of Music", which will have ten divisions including Rock, Sufi-Rock, Indian classical vocal, instrumental, pop etc. Each division will have three kinds of curricula (professional, amateur, and hobbyists). Reshammiya is planning eight schools, each on a 25,000 sq.
ft. premises in the four Indian metros. Awards Star Screen Awards (2007) Nomination for "Best Music Director" for Aksar * Filmfare awards (2005) o Nomination for "Best Music Director" for Aashiq Banaya Aapne o "Best Playback Singer (Male)" for Aashiq Banaya Aapne * Zee Cine Awards (2006) o "Best Playback Singer (Male)" for Aashiq Banaya Aapne o Nomination for "Best Music Director" for Aashiq Banaya Aapne and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya * IIFA Awards Dubai (2006) o "Best Playback Singer (Male)" for Aashiq Banaya Aapne * Zee Cine Awards (2004) o "Best Music Director" for Tere Naam Filmography As An Actor * Aap Ka Surroor - The Moviee - The Real Love Story (June 2007) ...... HR Background Music Composer * Kurukshetra (2000) Music Director * Agar (2007) * Darling (2007) * Halla Bol (2007) * Dasavatharam (2007) * Aankh Micholi (2007) * Love Story 2050 (2007) * Hostel (2007) * Benaam (2007) * Victoria No. 203 (2007) * Alibaug (2007) * Mr.
Fraud (June 2007) * Aap Ka Surroor - The Moviee - The Real Luv Story (June 2007) * Apne (May 2007) * Welcome (May 2007) * Fear (April 13, 2007) * Shakalaka Boom Boom (April 6, 2007) * Namastey London (March 9, 2007) * Nanhe Jaisalmer (March 2007) * Good Boy Bad Boy (February 23, 2007) * Fool and Final (February 2007) * Red (film) (February 9, 2007) * Rocky - The Rebel (2006) * Dil Diya Hai (2006) * Aap Ki Khatir (2006) * Ahista Ahista (2006) * Anthony Kaun Hai? (2006) * Phir Hera Pheri (2006) * Chup Chup Ke (2006) * Tom Dick And Harry (2006) * 36 China Town (2006) * Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006) * Banaras - A Mystic Love Story (2006) * Shaadi Se Pehle (2006) * Aksar (2006) * Anjaane - The Unknown (2005) * Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi (2005) * Kyon Ki (2005) * Koi Aap Sa (2005) * Aashiq Banaya Aapne (2005) * Iqbal - By Chance (2005) * Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005) * Silsiilay (2005) * Yakeen (2005) * Main Aisa Hi Hoon (2005) * Kuch Meetha Ho Jaaye (2005) * Blackmail (2005) * Insan (2005) * Vaada (January 7, 2005) * Dil Maange More (2004) * Aabra Ka Daabra (2004) * Aitraaz (2004) * Shukriya (2004) * Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa] (2004) * Taarzan - The Wonder Car (2004) * Julie (2004) * Run (2004) * Bardaasht (2004) * Tum? (2004) * Ishq Hai Tumse (2004) * Milenge Milenge (2004) * Zameen (2003) * Tere Naam (2003) * Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne (2003) * Chalo Ishq Ladaaye (2002) * Yeh Hai Jalwa (2002) * Humraaz (2002) * Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa (2002) * Aamdani Athanni Kharcha Rupaiya (2001) * Uljhan (2001) * Jodi No.1 (2001) * Kahi Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye (2000) * Kurukshetra (2000) * Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge (2000) * Hello Brother (1999) * Bandhan (1998) * Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998) Playback Singer * darling(2007) * Rocky - The Rebel(2006) * Dil Diya Hai(2006) * Aap Ki Khatir(2006) * Ahista Ahista(2006) * Anthony Kaun Hai?(2006) * Chup Chup Ke(2006) * Phir Hera Pheri(2006) * Tom Dick And Harry(2006) * 36 China Town(2006) * Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye(2006) * Banaras - A Mystic Love Story(2006) * Aksar(2006) * Aashiq Banaya Aapne(2005) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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