Remo Fernandes

Pioneer of Indian Pop Music and Padma Shri Awardee


Remo is a Portuguese playback singer and the hitmaker behind ‘Humma Humma’ ,‘Maria Pitache’. He gained a lot of popularity after he released his albums  ‘Muchacha Latina’, ‘Symphonic Chants’ and ‘India Beyond’.

The singer gave pop/rock and English songs a truly Indian identity. He wrote and sang songs in English which made his success more rare and distinctive. His compositions reflecting on the socio-political happenings in India made him extremely popular. 

His first international event was at the 1986 Dresden International Song Competition in Germany in 1986 where he received ‘The Press Critics Award’, ‘The Audience Favorite Award’, and ‘The Second Prize’. He has also represented India at the Tokyo Music Festival. 

Remo was signed by Pepsi for an endorsement deal which also got him to star in their first two launch ad films and he also did an advertisement for Raymonds. 

He writes and sings his songs in five different languages: English,Portuguese, Hindi, French and Konkani. His Hindi pop/rock and film songs became instant hits with the Indian masses, earning him gold, platinum and double platinum discs. He has also been conferred with the ‘Padma Shri’. 

Remo’s autobiography was released in 2021 and is an honest look at his life that covers his upbringing in Portuguese Goa, hitch-hiking adventures in Europe and North Africa, his musical career, his affairs and marriages, the road accident that killed his band members, and his decision to live in Portugal. 

He is a very popular stage performer in India and has also been part of many music festivals around the world. He has also performed with members of international groups such as Led Zeppelin, Queen and Jethro Tull.

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