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|Born||Shillong, Meghalaya, India|
|Occupation(s)||Playback singer, Indian Idol season 3 runner-up|
Amit Paul (born in Shillong, India ) is an Indian singer. His career started by being runner up in the Indian Idol season 3. He has become a budding playback singer in the Hindi film industry as well as Bengali and Nepali movies.
Amit Paul's parents are Deepak Paul and Jaya Paul. Amit remained in the family business of garments sales alongside his uncle Pradip Paul before Indian Idol-3 after which his individual musical career took off.From an early age, he had aspired to be a playback singer, but was never formally trained.
After Idols, Amit Paul reappeared on Indian television in the new game show Ek Se Badhkar Ek (Zee TV). This saw Amit Paul being paired with Rajshree Thakur as a singer-dancer combo. The pair lasted until the 9th week, when Rajshree had to quit on doctors orders.
Amit also appeared on K for Kishore, a song contest in which participants must try and sing like the well known Indian singer Kishore Kumar. Amit appeared as a challenger but himself exited from the show because of a minor illness during that time.
Amit Paul has performed worldwide in a number of concerts since completing Indian Idols. His overseas tours included U.S.A., U.K., Hong Kong, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Bhutan, Singapore, Kuwait, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Amit has begun to realize his dream to sing as a playback artist. He has debuted in Luck by Chance with the soft, romantic number Pyar ki Daastan, with Mahalaxmi Iyer as his co-singer. Reviews of the track have been positive, and the song has done well in the charts. Several of his songs are under production.
Effect on Meghalaya
The populace within the state of Meghalaya has long been divided. The discord between tribal and non-tribal members of the state has resulted in harsh words between the two, as well as outbreaks of violence. Amit Paul's success brought fame to the region, and created a sense of unity between the divide. His success has allowed both sides to come together and brought a sense of peace to the state. The Meghalaya Government made him the state's Brand Ambassador of Peace, Communal Harmony and Excellence.
- Pyaar Ki Dastaan (Luck By Chance)
Kina timile [ Nepali movie]
- Indian Idol Page Archived 7 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
- CNN-IBN Indian of The Year 2007 Archived 17 January 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
- Here everyone is Ek Se Badhkar Ek, says Amit Paul
- Amit Paul's Pyaar Ki Dastaan[permanent dead link]
- MEGHALAYA IDOL[permanent dead link]
- Indian Express - Shillong hopes Amit Paul will be its ticket to progress