Himesh Reshammiya is an Indian music director, singer, producer, lyricist, writer, distributor and actor.
Reshammiya's first big break came through actor Salman Khan. Khan gave Reshammiya the chance to be a music director for the film Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya along with composers Jatin–Lalit and Sajid–Wajid. After the success of the album, Khan and Reshammiya shared many hit film albums together, such as Hello Brother, Yeh Hai Jalwa, Tere Naam,Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?, Bodyguard, Kick, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and others.
He had his first success as a music director of the 2003 film, Tere Naam. After a series of successful films as music director, he entered playback singing with the film Aashiq Banaya Aapne, the songs of which went on to become major hit. And he also won several awards like Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer, IIFA Award for Best Male Playback, Zee Cine Award for Best Playback Singer – Male for singing the title track of Aashiq Banaya Aapne.
As a singer, he churned out songs like "Aashiq Banaya Aapne", "Tera Suroor", "Mujhko Yaad Sataye Teri", "Zara Jhoom Jhoom", "Jhalak Dikhlaja", "Shakalaka Boom Boom", "Hookah Bar", "Chalao Na Naina Se", which were very popular. Reshammiya's music has a style of composition based on a fusion of Western and Indian classical music accompanied by techno beats. He started his acting career with his debut film, Aap Kaa Surroor.
In August 2010, it was announced that music video director Roman White is going to direct videos of Reshammiya's first international album in English, named @ Da Edge, which was to be released in 2014; [dated info] the album to be released in 122 countries. Reshammiya was the first Indian singer to perform at the Wembley Arena and the Heineken music hall in Amsterdam.
Before becoming a music director, Himesh Reshammiya produced several television serials, including Amar Prem and Andaaz on Zee TV. He also composed the title song of both.
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 Rock Gharana. He was the winning mentor of the show in 2007. In 2009, Vaishali Mhade, a female contestant from his 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 also was 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.Himesh also trained the top four contestants.
On 4 November 2013, it was announced that Himesh will be acting and producing a movie named The Xposé.