Himalay Dassani is an Indian actor, film producer, and businessman. He is popular for being the husband of the superhit Bollywood actress Bhagyashree.
Himalay Pannalal Dassani was born on Wednesday, 27 November 1968 (age 53 years; as of 2022) in Hyderabad, India. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He attended Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai, Maharashtra for his primary and secondary education. Later, he got himself enrolled at the Mithibai College of Arts, Mumbai to pursue an engineer degree in packaging and technology . Next, he attended H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai for his higher education.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Himalay Dassani was born to Panna Lalchand Dassani and Shakuntla Panna Dassani. His brother’s name is Pankaj Dassani, and sister’s name is Archana Dassani.
Wife & Children
Himalay Dassani got married to ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ actress Bhagyashree in 1990. Bhagyashree belonged to a Marathi family and her parents did not supported her decision of getting married outside the community. According to her family, they were too young to take such big decisions after which they decided to take a break some break and Himalay went aboard for his studies, meanwhile, the actress signed her debut film ‘Maine Pyar Kiya.’
I called him up after this conversation and asked him, ‘are you sure of yourself, of us? This is the deciding day…either I’d be in his life forever or not at all.’ I said, ‘I’m leaving my house now, if you love me come and pick me up’ and within 15 minutes he was under my house. We had a small ceremony at a temple — his parents, Salman, Sooraj ji, a few of our friends attended and that’s how we go married.Mere liye shaadi mein koi nahi tha, sivaaye inke. Jab maine mummy papa se kaha ki main shaadi karna chahti hu inse, woh nahi maane. Maa baap ke baccho ke liye sapne hote hain lekin baccho ke apne sapne bhi hote hain aur kabhi kabhi, unke sapne unhe jeene dena chaiye. Kyuki aakhir mein, unki zindagi hai, unhe jini hai.”
She also added,
Jo log and media kehte haina ki maine bhaag ke shaadi ki, usse bahut bahut gussa aata hai mujhe kyuki maine bhaag ke shadi nahi ki.”
Himalay Dassani and Bhagyashree are blessed with two children. Their daughter’s name is Avantika Dassani and son is Abhimanyu Dassani. Abhimanyu is a Bollywood actor who is known for his film ‘Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota.’
Himalay Dassani and Bhagyashree knew each other since childhood, when they used to study in the same class. Bhagyashree was the class monitor, and Himalay, according to Bhagyashree, was the naughtiest kid in the class, and they used to get into a lot of fights. Narrating his first memories with the actress, he said,
She was weak in Maths and i was very good. So she befriended me to learn Maths. I would teach her in the library. I got an opportunity and I utilized it.”
Himalay express his feelings to the Bhagyashree on the last day of their school. Later, both of them got enrolled in the same college. Dasani was very possessive about his lady love and provided her with security all the time Talking about her experience in college, Bhagyashree said,
When I would go to college, traffic would stop when I had to cross the road just because I am his girlfriend. Aisi setting ki thi.” Also, in the college canteen one table would always stay reserved for her. Bhagyashree shares, “He didn’t even have to be present. He had many connections. And things would just happen.”
In 1987, Himalay Dassani started working as a operations manager at Hipan Kunstoffe Inc, Los Angeles. After working for almost two years at the company, he joined Cyma Dassani Marketing Private Limited as the marketing & operations director. As a world-class Foreign Trade and Agency in India at the time, CDM represented a number of international producers of plastics, chemicals, and bulk pharmaceuticals. In 1993, Himalay was hired as the director marketing of the Ceeta Springs & Steels Pvt Ltd. While working there, he created a marketing network of steel leaf springs in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala and Maharashtra. With the exponential growth in operations CSS decided to expand its capacity to meet the demands from their growing client base. In 1995, Himalay Dassani acquired the position of the CEO at the Quantum Digital Vision Ltd., where he assisted the firm in successfully raising funds from the capital market to cover a portion of the plant’s development costs. An Export Oriented Unit was established as part of the growth, and the firm successfully began producing and marketing its products in the European market. Later, the business expanded into television and film production, completing a number of popular television series and films. Himalay, in 2009, was designated as the associate director business development at Isolux Corsán, a global brand works on developing energy, water, and environmental, road and railways infrastructure with presence in more than 35 countries on four continents. He spearheaded the company’s growth leading the team to win many infrastructure projects – in Roads , Power Transmission. Due to the determination and hard work of Dassani and his team, the company’s worth rose to over $2 billion. Since 2009, the company increased its business and has concessions to manage four toll roads, with a total of over 700 km and rose an investment of over $2 billion. Since 2012, Himalay Dassani is the promoter of Dassani Constructions, a construction company that build projects in cities like Pune, Indore, and Mumbai.
He has acted in three films, Qaid Main Hai Bulbul, Tyagi, and Payal with her wife as her co-actress.
In November 2002, Himalay began producing teleserials, including Kagaz Ki Kashti, which aired on Sahara One. This serial has a huge budget of Rs 50 million or more, and it also stars her wife in the character of Arti. Tanha Dil Tanha Safar, a commercial partnership with UTV, was also produced by the couple. Later, they moved into film production and are now working on a musical love tale film starring Rishi Kapoor and directed by Raj Sippy.
Himalay Dassani made his television debut with wife Bhagyashree in 2020, with Star Plus’ reality game show ‘Smart Jodi.’ The programme also featured Neil Bhatt and Aishwarya Sharma, Ankita Lokhande and Vicky Jain, Gaurav Taneja and Ritu Rathee, Arjun Bijlani and Neha Swami, and Rahul Mahajan and Natalie Mahajan.
In one of the episodes of ‘Smart Jodi,’ Himalay revealed a secret story about their first night after married. He narrated the story and revealed that he imagined that after the wedding and celebration, Bhagyashree would be waiting for him in the veil. This, however, did not occur. Bhagyashree was seated in a night suit when Himalay entered her room. He greeted him with a handshake and said, “Hello, sweetie.” The sight of the Himalay astounded and saddened me. Bhagyashree’s eyes welled up with tears of humiliation after hearing Himalay Dassani’s narrative. While everyone else in the audience began to chuckle. Bhagyashree further stated that the nightsuit signified that it was time to sleep and that nothing had to happen tonight. Everyone in the audience laughed when they heard this. Everyone was in a foul mood after hearing the same thing about this Bhagyashree, and they couldn’t stop laughing.
In 2019,Himalay Dassani was arrested for his connection with a gambling racket. According to the Amboli police station officials, Dasani was arrested from his residence and he was produced before a local court. Bhagyashree ttok to Twitter to tweet on her husband’s arrest and denying his role in the gambling ring, she wrote was “persecuted for not succumbing to extortion.”
- Himalay Dassani is often spotted drinking alcohol on various social gatherings.
- His hobbies includes reading books and singing.
- He enjoys doing various adventurous activities.