The very character of a self-made man is to be highly innovative in what he does and be creative to the extent that he finds his own ways of breaking the barriers and achieving success through it’s various forms – Himesh Reshammiya is one such example in today’s Bollywood industry who has broken many music records but it’s his background that is truly astonishing and makes you wonder- isn’t he one of the best examples of a self-made man in today’s industry!
A director, singer, producer, lyricist, distributor and actor – Himesh dons many creative hats.
At 42 years of age, Reshammiya has perhaps seen more success than any other music composer in the recent history of Bollywood and he has also emerged as a fine judge on reality music shows like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and The Voice India.
Himesh Reshammiya was discovered by Salman Khan in a hotel
Reshammiya has often emotionally expressed his roots and is known to have started out by singing in hotels and this is where the Bollywood star in Salman Khan made the discovery of the fine talent that Himesh Reshammiya is. With Reshammiya giving music for hello brother, pyaar kiya to darna kya, kahin pyaar naa ho jae, kya dil ne kaha.
The following next step was where many people break-out and are unable to grab an opportunity and make the most of it but not in the case of Reshammiya.
Aapka Suroor, unmatched benchmarks set by his first album
Hits like Aashique banaya, Tera Suroor, Zara Jhoom, Jhalaj Dikhlaja continue to come from his ‘hat’. It is no surprise to note that Reshammiya’s very first album made him an star overnight and while this hardwork was not done through an overnight and there was years of preparation that went behind all this; the efforts paid off and rewarded Reshammiya with a batch of honor – that of his first album becoming the most sold Indian music album i.e. “Aapka Suroor”.
No stranger to popularity
It is this tremendous success in the craft of music that led to Reshammiya becoming the first Indian singer to have had the opportunity of singing at the prestigious Wembley Stadium in UK and Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. Reshammiya is no stranger to popularity and only someone as popular as him can get the chance of signing at Wembley, which remains as a prestigious place to showcase some of world’s finest talent alongside some of the most riveting football matches.
Filmfare Award of best male playback singer
Reshammiya has to his name the Filmfare Award of best male playback singer for the year 2006, the song is the chartbuster “Aashiq Banaya Aapne”. Apart from singing and gaining such popularity in the field, the creative maestro inside Reshammiya made him set foot into the territory unknown i.e. acting.
Himesh Reshammiya, as an actor
Reshammiya has so far starred as an actor in 11 titles and while his movies haven’t got the same success as his music albums, one ought to appreciate the passion of the man and the willingness to try doing something new. In fact his most recent movie in “Teraa Suroor”, saw legends of acting like Naseerudin Shah and Kabir Bedi appearing, alongside the world famous director (acting in this movie) Shekhar Kapoor with Himesh Reshammiya playing the lead role.
The character of Himesh Reshammiya, a man who has steered through ladder of success shows in the fact that he has presented many aspiring singers with opportunities and in fact it was him that gave Deepika Padukone her first break in the song “naam hai tera tera”, look where she is now.
We wish the creative legend in Himesh Reshammiya a very happy 43rd birthday on 23rd July.