Indian Idol 3

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Indian Idol
Season 3
Broadcast from May 4, 2007 – September 23, 2007
Judges Anu Malik
Javed Akhtar
Alisha Chinai
Udit Narayan
Host(s) Hussain Kuwajerwala, Mini Mathur
Broadcaster SET
Prashant Tamang
Origin Darjeeling, West Bengal
Song "Zindagi Pehle Kabhie"
Genre(s) Pop
Amit Paul
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Bharat Ki Shaan
(with dates of elimination)
Prashant Tamang Winner
Amit Paul Runner up
Emon Chatterjee September 8
Ankita Mishra September 1
Meiyang Chаng August 25
Puja Chatterjee August 18
Deepali Kishore August 11
Abhishek Kumar August 4
Parleen Singh Gill July 28
Charu Semwal July 21
Smita Adhikari July 14
Jolly Das July 7
Richa Aneja June 30

The third season of Indian Idol began on 4 May 2007 and concluded on 23 September 2007. It was hosted by Mini Mathur and Hussain Kuwajerwala. Anu Malik, Alisha Chinai, Javed Akhtar and Udit Narayan were the judges. Prashant Tamang won the competition.



Prashant Tamang[edit]

He has been singing since childhood, but has never had any formal training. He sings in the police orchestra. He was in the Special Armed Force and has been working with the Kolkata Police since 2002. Prashant's father, who was with Kolkata Police, died when his son was still a teenager. The tragedy forced the teen to leave school and step into his father's shoes to look after his mother and sister. he is a winner to Indian idol season 3.

Amit Paul[edit]

Known as the lover boy of Idol, he had quit his studies to pursue a career in music. He can sing in six different languages.

Emon Chatterjee[edit]

Ankita Mishra[edit]

She is extremely passionate about singing. She made judges Anu Malik, Alisha Chinai, Javed Akhtar and Udit Narayan dance to her tunes. This talented girl did her schooling from the Mariampur Senior Secondary School, Kanpur, aspires to be a playback siger. She can even sing in a male voice. She was often called "the Powerhouse performer".

Converges young achievers award - for performing arts, Recorded for Bappi lehri "Naach to the groove" Sang Title track (Rap song) for Disney channel, Finalist of K for Kishore - Sony TV, Member of India's only Running all-girls band "SENSATION" Hosted Indian idol 4 & 5 auditions, Hosted a show "Kahan kho gaye - ek sach" for focus TV, Performed with Sonu nigam, Kailash kher & many more Performed with Katrina kaif, Kareena kapoor, Priyanka chopra and many more, Done more than 1700 shows all over the world.

Meiyang Chang[edit]

He is Chinese origin by birth, born in India. Before Idol, he was a dentist. Never trained in music, he believes that he has inherited his singing genes from his father. He was a particular favourite of Alisha Chinai. Upset, she even left the stage after Chang was declared eliminated.

Deepali Kishore[edit]

She has learnt classical music for five years, and is also a good dancer and actor. Extremely hard working, she wants to use her talent and become a singer. She also wants to utilize her talent of spontaneous oration and become a Radio Jockey. She later sang in a duet with Emon Chatterjee.

Parleen Singh Gill[edit]

A great singer and a performer, he was often affectionately called the Chocolate Boy. He also tried out for Indian Idol 2 and made it to the top 50. Apart from making it big as a musician, he would like to join the Indian Army, like his father. He is very popular to girl to his great personality......After Indian Idol, he became a member of the famous ‘F4 band’, which was formed in contract with Sony BMG, consisting of Chang, Abhishek & Parleen himself. The band released their album in 2008 ‘Tu Toh na Aayi’, which was huge hit amongst youngsters and also he was 'Artist of the month for channel (V) and rising stars for channel (etc.) and many more. Now apart from singing he is a radio jockey with Red FM-93.5 as well. Has done shows all over India and countries like –Hong Kong, U.S.A, Kuwait, Dubai, S.Africa, Nairobi, Canada and many more.

Abhishek Kumar[edit]

Greatly inspired by singer Sonu Nigam and Kishore Kumar, he believes he has the X-factor to earn a good name in the music industry. He had also tried for Indian Idol seasons 1 and 2. He is a third year engineering student from Sir MVIT Bangalore and is a good dancer and does good mimicry. He has completed his engineering in the year 2009. And working as well till today. He has done playback for a movie Don Ke Baad Kaun and is pursuing his career in Music industry. He was also the Lead Singer of the Indian Idol Boy Band F4 with Sony Music. The boy band has released a music album also called Tu To Na Aai.

Smita Adhikari[edit]

Coming from a musical family from Kolkata, she has been learning classical music for 20 years. A graduate from the Calcutta University, she has two Bengali music albums to her credit. She was one of the most versatile contestants on the show.[citation needed]

Jolly Das[edit]

She was in Indian Idol 2, but being affected by chicken pox, she had to quit the show. This gave her the opportunity of being a part of the third season without any auditions. She has done graduation in music from Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata. The first-generation singer from her family, she idolizes Lata Mangeshkar.

Richa Aneja[edit]

The youngest among all the contestants. She aspires to become a famous vocalist. She has won several competitions at the district and state levels in Punjab.

Elimination chart[edit]

Did Not Perform Top 28 Top 13 Winner
Safe Safe First Safe Second Eliminated
Stage: Semi-Finals Wild
Week: 6/2 6/4 6/5 6/6 6/7 6/8 6/9 6/16 6/30 7/07 7/14 7/21 7/28 8/04 8/11 8/18 8/25 9/01 9/08 9/23
Place Contestant Result
1 Prashant Tamang Bottom 2 Winner
2 Amit Paul Elim Adv Bottom 2 Elim
3 Emon Chatterjee Bottom 3 Bottom 3 Bottom 3 Bottom 2 Elim
4 Ankita Mishra Elim Adv Bottom 2 Bottom 2 Bottom 2 Elim
5 Meiyang Chang Bottom 3 Elim
6 Puja Chatterjee Bottom 2 Bottom 3 Bottom 3 Bottom 3 Elim
7 Deepali Kishore Bottom 2 Bottom 2 Elim
8 Abhishek Kumar Elim
9 Parleen Singh Gill Bottom 3 Bottom 2 Elim
10 Charu Semwal Bottom 3 Elim
11 Smita Adhikari Bottom 2 Elim
12 Jolly Das* Elim
13 Richa Aneja Elim
Aisha Sayed Elim Elim
Suhit Gosain Elim
Bhavin Dhanak Elim
Shantanu Sudame Elim
Padmanav Bordoloi Elim
Rehan Khan Elim
Vartika Shukla Elim
Shifa Ansari
Harshida Madhaparia
Anish Jain Elim
Priyanka Mukherjee Elim
Roshan Singh Elim
Bharat Uniyal
Rashmi Vijayan Elim
Pinky Maidasani

Celebrity judges[edit]

Here is a list of special judges who appeared in Indian Idol 3:

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Season 2 (2006)
Indian Idol
Season 3 (2007)
Succeeded by
Season 4 (2009)