India Idol is a popular reality show for the singers in the Indian version telecasting in Sony Entertainment Television. It was created by
Simon Fuller. And the seasons of this show were directed by various directors at regular intervals. It started airing in India in 2004–2005 as season 1 and was followed by 12 preceding seasons successfully with Indian Idol Junior’s two seasons.
Here we brought you the India Idol Winners List of All seasons. Let’s have a look at the same in detail,
Indian Idol Season 1 (2004-05) Title winner – Abhijeet Sawant
The Indian Idol Season 1 took place between 2004-2005, among the many other competitors, Abhijeet Sawant won the title of Indian Idol series judged by the show judge’s crew including Farah Khan, Anu Malik and Sonu Nigam.
He goes on famous after winning the title of the show. He, after that launched his debut solo music album, Aapka Abhijeet. And also became the playback singer in Aashiq Banaya Aapne.
He later went on participating in Asian Idol, took place in Jakarta, Indonesia on December 2007 and performed his song Junoon and “Everything I Do”. Later, in 2007 he released another music album “Junoon”. With the successful completion of singing, he also participated in a dance reality show named Nach Baliye (Season 4) with the co-partner his wife Shilpa at 2008-09.
Indian Idol Season 2 (2005-06) Title winner- Sandeep Acharya
On the successful completion of Season 1, the Sony television decided to go for season 2 and that is aired between from 21 November 2005 to 22 April 2006. India Idol Season 2 was judged by Anu Malik, Farah Khan and Sonu Nigam and announced the winner as Sandeep Acharya.
He, then, gained a 10 million contract from Sony BMG, a contract to make a music album and surprisingly a brand new Maruti Baleno car. Unfortunately, he is no more as he was suffering from jaundice and died in Medanta Hospital, located in Gurgaon on December 15, 2013.
India Idol Season 3 (2007) Title winner- Prashant Tamang
India Idol Season 3 was aired in 2007 as a result of the response of this show is great among the crowd. The winner of this series was Prashant Tamang, who was from Kolkata in West Bengal and was basically originated from Nepal. In India Idol Season 3, the runner-up, Amit Paul, who was from Shillong, Meghalaya.
His voice got appraised from Mr. Zulfiqar Hasan and his seniors and friends. He got around 70 million votes, which is 10 times more than Amit and as a result, he won the Indian Idol Season 3 title. This particular season was judged by Anu Malik, Javed Akhtar, Udit Narayan and Alisha Chinai.
Indian Idol Season 4 (2007-08) Title winner– Sourabhee Debbarma
Next is the Season 4, the title winner of this season is Sourabhee Debbarma and the judges of this season were Sonali Bendre, Javed Akhtar, Anu Malik and Kailash Kher.
It was the proudest moment that she was the first female winner of Indian Idol. And to our surprise, she was there in the list of Guinness Book of World Record for singing for 4 minutes 30 seconds by hanging upside down. By that, she broke the record of Rebecca Wright from New Zealand, who sang for 3 minutes and 53 seconds by hanging upside down.
Indian Idol Season 5 (2010) Title winner – Sreeram Chandra
Indian Idol Season 5 was aired in 2010.The Judges of this season 5, Salim Merchant, Anu Malik and Sunidhi Chauhan announced Sreeram Chandra as the title winner. And the mega star Amitabh Bachchan awarded him the title. He also bagged the pride that he was the first contestant to win this title from the South India.
He, surprisingly, got the contract for 1 year with Sony Entertainment Television, Rs. 5 million cash, and a Tata Winger car. He was given an opportunity to do playback singing in Yash Raj’s project. And to honor him more, Andhra Pradesh Government announced a cash prize of Rs. 1 Lakh and Lata Mangeshkar Award. He also played some roles in the movies.
Indian Idol Season 6 (2012) Title winner-Vipul Mehta
Indian Idol Season 6 was happening in 2012. And the winner of this season was Vipul Mehta against the tough co-finalist Devendra Pal Singh and Amit Kumar.
The judges of this season were Anu Malik, Asha Bhosle, Salim Merchant and Sunidhi Chauhan. In addition, He emerged as the finalist in the second season of AMUL Star Voice of India held in 2008.
Indian Idol Season 7 Junior (2013) Title winner-Anjana Padmanabhan
Indian Idol Season 7 is for juniors. Among many young talented singers, Bangalore-based singer, Anjana Padmanabhan bagged the title from the mega star Amitabh Bachchan and this season was judged by Shreya Ghoshal and Vishal Shekhar.
As a part of her title, he was awarded with a Nissan Micra car and Rs. 25 Lakh as cash prize
Indian Idol Junior Season 8 (2015) Title winner– Ananya Sitaram Nanda
This season was aired in 2015 and winner of this Season is Ananya Sitaram Nanda, a Bhubneshwar-based singer and the show was judged by Salim Merchant, Vishal Dadlani and Sonakshi Sinha. She was awarded with Rs. 10 Lakhs as prize money from Sony Television.
Indian Idol Season 9 (2017) Title winner-LV Revanth
LV Revanth had lifted the trophy of Indian Idol Season 9 after biting co-contestants named PVNS Rohit and KhudaBaksh, which was aired in 2017. This famous and talented singer gave his voice in more than 200 songs in Telugu and Kannada films. Also, he has participated in numerous singing reality shows and grabs most of the titles.
But winning this title was a huge success in his singing career. The judges of this season were Anu Malik, Vishal Dadlani& Neha Kakkar. The winner was awarded Mahindra KUV100 and 25 lakh as prize money. He got the chance to sing a song for the Baahubali movie, an extraordinary piece of work. This time, the show was hosted by ParitoshTripathi and Karan Wahi.
Indian Idol Season 10 (2018) Title Winner- Salman Ali
Salman Ali was the winner of Indian Idol season 10, was one of those singers who have a raw and unique voice that’s why he steel the hearts of millions of viewers. As prize money, he received Rs. 25 lakh and a Datsun Go Car. After winning the finale, he directly got a way for the Indian Music Industry. The interesting fact is that it was also the runner up of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs which was organized in the year 2011.
As a playback singer, he gave his voice in ‘Sab Badhiya Hai’ from one of the popular Bollywood movies namely Sui-Dhaga. He also sang a song for the well-known historical Television show called ‘Chandragupta Maurya’. Presently, he works as a mentor for Superstar Singer. The judges of this season were Javed Ali, Vishal Dadlani and Neha Kakkar. The runners-up of this season were Neelanjana Ray &Ankush Bhardwaj. The show was hosted by Manish Paul.
Indian Idol Season 11 (2019) Title Winner- Sunny Hindustani
Sunny Hindustani beat the other two co-contestants, RohitShyamRaut&Ankona Mukherjeein Indian Idol Season 11 and won the finale trophy. The show was aired in 2019, and hosted by Aditya Narayan. Neha Kakkar, Vishal Dadlani andAnu Malik were judges of this season. Sunny Hindustani is a Bathinda-based singer who got the maximum votes and got a chance to work with popular music composer Shankar EhsaanLoy. Sunny was awarded Rs. 25 lakh and Tata Altroz Car as prize money.
Indian Idol Season 12 (2020) Title Winner – PawandeepRajan
PawandeepRajan from Uttarakhand won the trophy of Indian Idol Season 12 which was premiered in November 202 with 15 contestants. This 26-year old boy beats 6 finalists namely Danish Mohd, SayliKamble, ArunitaKanjilal, NihalTauro, ShanmukhaPriya and PawandeepRajan.
He got inspiration from his family, especially, from his father named Suresh Rajan, that is also a singer. He takes to participate in various functions and competitions. Rajan also loved to play various musical instruments like Piano, Dholak, Table, Guitar and Keyboard. The winner, Pawandeep won the Voice of India show in 2015. At that time, the show was hosted by Aditya Narayana.
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