Indian Idol is the Indian version of the Pop Idol format that airs on Sony Entertainment Television since 2004. It started airing in India with the first season in 2004–2005 and was followed by second (2005–2006), third (2007), fourth (2008–2009), fifth (2010) and sixth season (2012). For the seventh and eighth season Indian Idol Junior replaced the show before the original Indian Idol returned for 9th season in 2016 and the 10th season in 2018. The 11th season in 2019 is aired on Sony TV. In this article, I will list down winners of all seasons.
Season 1- Abhijeet Sawant- Indian idol winners list
Abhijeet Sawant is an Indian playback singer, television actor and anchor and the winner of Indian Idol (Season 1). He was the first runner up of Clinic All Clear – Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar, and finished third in Asian Idol. Sawant was on born 7th Of October 1981. He grew up in the Shahunagar district of Mumbai and developed an interest in music. After graduating from Chetana college of Commerce & Economics, Sawant became keen on joining and working in the music industry.
Season 2- Sandeep Acharya- Indian idol winners list
Sandeep Acharya (4 February 1984 – 15 December 2013) was an Indian singer. He was in the news after winning the second season of the popular reality television show Indian Idol in 2006. Acharya belonged to Bikaner, Rajasthan. He died on 15 December 2013 in Gurgaon’s Medanta Hospital.
Acharya died following an illness that caused jaundice on 15 December 2013. He was rushed to Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon after his health deteriorated. He was at a wedding in Bikaner when his situation worsened and his relatives had to rush him to the hospital, where he died. His younger brother informed media about his death, “Last night, doctors said his condition was under control and he was showing signs of recovery. We were all hoping we’d soon take him home. But nobody knew that he would leave us forever.” He is survived by his parents and a younger brother.
Season 3- Prashant Tamang
Prashant Tamang is an Indian singer and film actor based in Kathmandu. He was the winner of Indian Idol Season 3 in 2007.
Season 4- Sourabhee Debbarma
Sourabhee Debbarma (born 1985 in Agartala, Tripura, India) is an Indian singer who was a contestant on the fourth series of Indian Idol, where she became the first female Indian Idol winner. She is also a Guinness World record holder. She is a singer, performer and entertainer who performed live concerts and has performed across India and abroad in countries like Hong Kong, Nigeria, Durban, New York City, London, Kuwait, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Season 5- Sreerama Chandra Mynampati
Sreerama Chandra Mynampati is a professional singer, Indian Idol 5 winner from Hyderabad who debuted his playback career in the Telugu film industry. Sreeram won the fifth season of music reality show Indian Idol 5 and was awarded by one of the most prominent figures in the history of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan. In 2013, he made his Telugu cinema acting debut with the film Sri Jagadguru Aadi Sankara. He has also played the lead in Prema Geema Jantha Nai. He acted with Salman Khan for an advertisement with Suzuki.
Season 6– Vipul Mehta- Indian idol winners list
Vipul Mehta (born 1990) is an Indian playback singer, originating from Amritsar, Punjab, India. He won the title of Indian Idol in season 6 of the show on 1 September 2012.
Indian Idol Junior Season 1– Anjana Padmanabhan
Anjana Padmanabhan, the first Indian Idol Junior, mesmerized viewers the world over with her versatile voice.
Indian Idol Junior Season 2-Ananya Sritam Nanda
Ananya Sritam Nanda known as Ananya Nanda is an Indian playback singer from Bhubaneswar, Odisha. She was the winner of Indian Idol Junior Season 2.
Season 9- Lolla Venkata Revanth Kumar Sharma
Lolla Venkata Revanth Kumar Sharma, known as L. V. Revanth (born 10 February 1990) is an Indian playback singer, known for his songs in Telugu films. He is the winner of Indian Idol season 9 in 2017. He also won Rock Star, Spicy Singer on Maa TV and Superstar of the South. He has sung around 200 songs for Telugu and Kannada films. One of his popular songs is ‘Manohari’ from the hit film Baahubali: The Beginning, for which he received IIFA Utsavam and MAA Music Award nominations for best male playback singer.
Season 10- Salman Ali
Salman Ali is an Indian singer and winner of the 10th season of Indian Idol. He was also the first runner up of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs 2011. Besides Indian Idol, Salman Ali lent his voice for the theme song of the Indian Television Series Chandragupta Maurya, airing on Sony TV. In 2019, Salman Ali made his debut as a playback singer in Jai He for Satellite Shankar, and in Awara for Dabangg 3.