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Abhijeet Sawant

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Abhijeet Sawant
Background information
Born (1980-10-08) 8 October 1980 (age 43)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation(s)Singer, Actor, Anchor
Years active2005–present

Abhijeet Sawant is an Indian singer, television actor, anchor and the winner of first season of Indian Idol.[1] He was the first runner up of Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star and finished third in Asian Idol.[2][3][4]

Early life[edit]

Sawant was born on 8 October 1980. He grew up in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra 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.[5]



Abhijeet Sawant won the first season of Indian Idol, an adaptation of the Pop Idol format, in 2004. His first solo album, Aapka Abhijeet Sawant, was released on 7 April 2005. That year he also did playback singing in the movie Aashiq Banaya Aapne, performing the song Mar Jaawan Mit Jaawan.[6]

His second album, Junoon, was released on 10 July 2007. The title track charted in India.[7]

Abhijeet Sawant was a finalist of Clinic All Clear Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar on Star Plus in 2008. The show was a competition between the winners and runners-up of various singing reality shows on Indian television. Sawant became the first runner up of the show.

He released his third studio album in 2013 which was titled Farida.[8][9]


Sawant made his acting debut in the movie Lottery in 2009.[10] He also made a small appearance at the end of film Tees Maar Khan.

He made a special appearance as himself in the romantic drama series Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai and thriller crime series C.I.D.


Sawant and his wife Shilpa participated in the Dancing Reality Show Nach Baliye (Season 4) in (2008–2009). They were eliminated after facing public votes.[11]

He co-hosted Indian Idol 5 along with Hussain Kuwajerwala.

He has joined the Shiv Sena with a mandate to attract youth to the party fold.[12][13]


Original Albums

  1. Aap Kaa Abhijeet Sawant — 2005, Sony BMG Music India
  2. Junoon — 2007, Sony BMG Music India
  3. Farida — 2013, Universal Music India
  4. Fakira — 2018, Universal music India

As playback singer[edit]

As singer
Year Song Film Composer Co-singer(s)
2005 "Mar Jaavan Mit Jaavan" Aashiq Banaya Aapne Himesh Reshammiya Sunidhi Chauhan
2006 "Yaad Teri Yaad" Jawani Diwani - A Youthful Joyride Sajid–Wajid Shreya Ghoshal
2010 "Happy Ending" Tees Maar Khan Vishal–Shekhar Harshit Saxena, Debojit Saha, Prajakta Shukre
2012 "Bechain Sapne" Chittagong Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy
2014 "Sar Sukhachi Shravani" Mangalashtak Once More Nilesh Moharir Bela Shende
2014 "Beating Beating" Ishq Wala Love S. J. Surya Neha Rajpal, Kriti Killedar
2015 "Ye Na" Baji Atif Afzal
2016 "Sau Tarah Ke Revisited" Dishoom Pritam Aditi Singh Sharma
"Ishqa" Antara Mitra
2017 "Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna"
"Single" Shomu Seal None
2017 "Rangreza"
"Duet" Sukumar Dutta Pragya Patra
2023 "Tum Ho Nazmm Hamaarii" Moods with Melodies Himesh Reshammiya None




  1. ^ "Indian Idol 12 winner to win Rs 25 lakh; here's how much the previous winners won". www.timesnownews.com. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Indian Idol's First Winner Abhijeet Sawant Is Looking For Work Amid Lockdown- Details Inside! - Zee5 News". ZEE5. 20 April 2021. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Remember Indian Idol winner Abhijeet Sawant? Here's what he is planning to do next". India Today. 21 March 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Rahul Vaidya is the 'Superstar'". Hindustan Times. 14 July 2008. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Abhijeet Sawant Profile". 1 September 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  6. ^ "The value of singers in the industry has reduced: Abhijeet Sawant". Hindustan Times. 3 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Indian Idol's First Winner Abhijeet Sawant Is Looking For Work Amid Lockdown- Details Inside! - Zee5 News". ZEE5. 20 April 2021.
  8. ^ "Abhijeet Sawant launches new album - Indian Express". archive.indianexpress.com. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  9. ^ "Coming from a reality show: Abhijeet Sawant". Hindustan Times. 10 April 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  10. ^ Zinia Sen (11 November 2008). "Abhijeet Sawant hits jackpot!". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012.
  11. ^ "Abhijeet and Shilpa Sawant in Nach Baliye 4". Abhijeetsawant.in. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  12. ^ "First 'Indian Idol' Abhijeet Sawant joins Shiv Sena". NDTV.com. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  13. ^ Gangan, Surendra (26 July 2009). "Abhijeet Sawant joins Shiv Sena". DNA India. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  14. ^ "Mixed reactions for Sony's 'Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai' – Exchange4media". Indian Advertising Media & Marketing News – exchange4media.

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