Indian Idol

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Indian Idol
Indian Idol 2012 logo.png
Indian Idol logo as of 2012
GenreReality television
Created bySimon Fuller
Directed byPriya Bhave Sharma (2007–present)
Monisha Jaising Vaid (2010–present)
Partha Thakur (2010–present)
Vishal Mull (2005–06)
Niret Alva (2005–06)
Nikhil J Alva (2005–06)
Nivedith T Alva (2007)
Bhavna Israni (2007–13)
Indrajit Ray (2007)
Satish Datt (2011–12)
Ujjwal Anand (2012–13)
Presented byMini Mathur (2004–07, 2012)
Hussain Kuwajerwala (2007–2015)
Aman Verma (2004–06)
Meiyang Chang (2008–09)
Abhijeet Sawant (2010)
Prajakta Shukre (2010)
Asha Negi (2015)
Karan Wahi (2013, 2017 (2018))
Manish Paul (2018–present)
JudgesAnu Malik (2004-2018)
Sunidhi Chauhan (2010–2012)
Salim Merchant (2010–2012)
Asha Bhosle (2012)
Farah Khan (2004–06, 2016–17)
Sonu Nigam (2004–06, 2016–17)
Alisha Chinai (2007)
Udit Narayan (2007)
Javed Akhtar (2007–09)
Sonali Bendre (2008–09)
Kailash Kher (2008–09)
Sonakshi Sinha (2015)
Shalmali Kholgade (2015)
Vishal Dadlani (2013–2015, 2018)
Shekhar Ravjiani (2013)
Shreya Ghoshal (2013)
Neha Kakkar (2018)
Javed Ali (2018)
Theme music composerJulian Gingell
Barry Stone
Cathy Dennis
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)English
Hindi
No. of seasons10
No. of episodes233
Production
Executive producer(s)Anupama Mandloi (2010–present)
Niret Alva (2005–09)
Nikhil J Alva (2005–09)
Producer(s)Namit Sharma (2010–present)
Ashok (2008–09)
Production location(s)Initial auditions: Various
Mumbai auditions: National Centre of Performing Arts, Mumbai
Running timeVaries between 1 hour to 2 hours
Production company(s)Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (2010–present)
Fremantlemedia India
Miditech Pvt. Ltd. (2005–09)
DistributorFremantleMedia Enterprises
Release
Original networkSET
Picture format576i
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original release28 October 2004 (2004-10-28) –
present
External links
Website

Indian Idol is the Indian version of the Pop Idol format that airs on Sony Entertainment Television since 2004.[1] 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 eight season Indian Idol Junior replaced the show before the original Indian Idol returned for 9th season in 2016.[2] The 10th season in 2018 is going to be aired on Sony TV every weekend from 7 July 2018.[3]

Seasons[edit]

Season Year Channel Host Contestant Winner Runner-up
1 2004-05 Sony TV Aman Verma
Mini Mathur
12 Abhijeet Sawant Amit Sana
2 2005-06 Sony TV Mini Mathur 12 Sandeep Acharya N. C. Karunya
3 2007 Sony TV Hussain Kuwajerwala
Mini Mathur
13 Prashant Tamang Amit Paul
4 2008-09 Sony TV Hussain Kuwajerwala
Meiyang Chang
12 Sourabhee Debbarma Kapil Thapa
5 2010 Sony TV Abhijeet Sawant
Prajakta Shukre
13 Sreerama Chandra Mynampati Rakesh Miami
6 2012 Sony TV Hussain Kuwajerwala
Mini Mathur
16 Vipul Mehta Amit kumar
Indian Idol Junior Season 1 2013 Sony TV Karan Wahi
Mandira Bedi
11 Anjana Padmanabhan Debanjana Karmakar
Indian Idol Junior Season 2 2015 Sony TV Hussain Kuwajerwala
Asha Negi
13 Ananya Nanda Nahid Afrin
9 2016-17 Sony TV Karan Wahi
Paritosh Tripathi
14 LV Revanth Khuda Baksh
10 2018 Sony TV Manish Paul 14 Salman Ali Ankush Bhardwaj

Season 1[edit]

  • Judges

Anu Malik
Farah Khan
Sonu Nigam

  • Host

Aman Verma
Mini Mathur

Top 12 Contestants:-

Name Hometown Elimination
Abhijeet Sawant Mumbai Winner
Amit Sana Chennai 1st Runner-up
Rahul Vaidya New Delhi 2nd Runner-up
Prajakta Shukre New Delhi 3rd Runner-up
Ravinder Ravi Ludhiana Eliminated 8th
Aditi Paul Chennai Eliminated 7th
Mukesh Pancholi Faridabad Eliminated 6th
Harish Moyal Itanagar Eliminated 5th
Rahul Saxena Ghaziabad Eliminated 4th
Amit Tandon Kolkata Eliminated 3rd
Vishal Kothari Kolkata Eliminated 2nd
Priyanka Venkateshwara Renukut Eliminated 1st

Season 2[edit]

  • Judges

Anu Malik
Farah Khan
Sonu Nigam

  • Host

Mini Mathur

Top 12 Contestants:-

Name Hometown Elimination
Sandeep Acharya Rajasthan Winner
N. C. Karunya Hyderabad 1st Runner-up
Anuj Sharma Himachal Pradesh 2nd Runner-up
Amey Date Mumbai Eliminated 9th
Antara Mitra West Bengal Eliminated 8th
Meenal Jain Indore Eliminated 7th
Ravi K. Tripathi Uttar Pradesh Eliminated 6th
Panna Gill Punjab Eliminated 5th
Monali Thakur Kolkata Eliminated 4th
Neha Kakkar Rishikesh Eliminated 3rd
Yashashree Bhave Satara Eliminated 2nd
Sagar Sawarkar Mumbai Eliminated 1st

Season 3[edit]

  • Judges

Javed Akhtar
Anu Malik
Alisha Chinai
Udit Narayan

  • Host

Hussain Kuwajerwala
Mini Mathur

Top 13 Contestants:-

Name Hometown Elimination
Prashant Tamang Darjeeling Winner
Amit Paul Shillong 1st Runner-up
Emon Chatterjee Kolkata 2nd Runner-up
Ankita Mishra New Delhi 3rd Runner-up
Meiyang Chang Dhanbad Eliminated 9th
Deepali Kishore Patna Eliminated 8th
Pooja Chatterjee Dhanbad Eliminated 7th
Abhishek Kumar Mumbai Eliminated 6th
Parleen Singh Gill Ambala Eliminated 5th
Charu Semwal Dehradun Eliminated 4th
Smita Adhikari Kolkata Eliminated 3rd
Jolly Das Kolkata Eliminated 2nd
Richa Aneja Punjab Eliminated 1st

Season 4[edit]

The fourth season of Indian Idol was aired on Sony TV from 19 September 2008 to 1 March 2009. For the first time in Indian Idol history, there were two women among the top three finalists. Sourabhee Debbarma who hails from Agartala, Tripura won the competition and became the first female contestant to do so. By doing so, she also won a contract of Rs. 1 crore with Sony Entertainment Television and a TATA Winger. She released an album, Meherbaan, as per a contract with Sony. She also performed a few stage shows around the country and overseas with Sony TV.Kapil Thapa was runner-up while Torsha Sarkar finished third.

The fourth season saw Anu Malik and Javed Akhtar on the hot seats as they took the judges' chair once again for the show. New to this season were singer Kailash Kher and Indian actress Sonali Bendre. The fourth season was hosted by Hussain Kuwajerwala and Meiyang Chang.

One of the contestants, Bhavya Pandit, received an offer to sing the song "Aaja Lehraate" for the film What's Your Raashee, alongside singer Gautam Mrinaal. She also went on to sing "Rani Main Tu Raja" from the movie Son Of Sardaar. The song became a hit and Pandit received appreciation from the audience.

Top Contestants of Season 4

  • Sourabhee Debbarama - Winner[4]
  • Kapil Thapa - 1st Runner Up
  • Torsha Sarkar - 2nd Runner Up

Season 5[edit]

  • Judges

Anu Malik
Sunidhi Chauhan
Salim Merchant

  • Host

Abhijeet Sawant
Prajakta Shukre

Top 13 Contestants:-

Name Hometown Elimination
Sreerama Chandra Mynampati Hyderabad Winner
Rakesh Maini Mumbai 1st Runner-up
Bhoomi Trivedi Gujarat 2nd Runner-up
Swaroop Khan Rajasthan Eliminated 10th
Shivam Pathak Gujarat Eliminated 9th
Tia kar Mumbai Eliminated 8th
Naushad Ali Rajasthan Eliminated 7th
Sashi Patna Eliminated 6th
Arpita Khan West Bengal Eliminated 5th
Yashraj Kapil Faridabad Eliminated 4th
Manisha Karmakar Kolkata Eliminated 3rd
Meghna Kumar Jhansi Eliminated 2nd
Vishwas Rai Allahabad Eliminated 1st

Season 6[edit]

The sixth season aired on Sony TV from 1 June 2012 to 1 September 2012. The winner of the sixth season was Vipul Mehta. The judges liked the performances of all three contestants, but Vipul won the title as the decision was calculated by tabulating votes from the public as well as judge scoring. Vipul received the highest number of votes. [5] [6] [7]

Mini Mathur and Hussain Kuwajerwala were again back to host Season 6. The judges for this season were Anu Malik, Sunidhi Chauhan, and Salim Merchant. Asha Bhosle joined the judging panel after the audition rounds.

[8]

On 23 June 2012, the judges selected the top 16 contestants to perform in the Gala Rounds. These contestants were:

  • Amit Kumar,
  • Amitabh Narayan,
  • Amrita Panda,
  • Charit Dixit,
  • Deeksha Piyush,
  • Deepak Maher,
  • DevenderPal Singh,
  • Kaushik Deshpande,
  • Kritika Tanwar,
  • Poorvi Koutish,
  • Ravi Kumar Mishra,
  • Ritika Raj,
  • Saumya Mishra,
  • Simran Kaur,
  • Sohini Mishra, and
  • Vipul Mehta.

The top 3 contestants were Amit Kumar, Devendra Pal Singh and Vipul Mehta.

Vipul Mehta was declared as the winner of Indian Idol 6.

Indian Idol Junior Season 1[edit]

  • Judges

Vishal Dadlani
Shreya Ghoshal
Shekhar Ravjiani

  • Host

Karan Wahi
Mandira Bedi

Top 11 Contestants:-

Name Hometown Elimination
Anjana Padmanabhan Bengaluru Winner
Debanjana Karmakar Kolkata 1st Runner-up
Anmol Jaswal Jammu Tawi 2nd Runner-up
Nirvesh Dave Ahmedabad 3rd Runner-up
Akash Sharma Harayana Eliminated 7th
Aryan Das Cuttack Eliminated 6th
Sonakshi Kar Kolkata Eliminated 5th
Priyam Borpatragohain Assam Eliminated 4th
Eman Chaudhary Assam Eliminated 3rd
Sugandha Date Nagpur Eliminated 2nd
Sankalp Yaduwanshi Moradabad Eliminated 1st

Indian Idol Junior Season 2[edit]

  • Judges

Salim Merchant
Sonakshi Sinha
Vishal Dadlani

  • Host

Hussain Kuwajerwala
Asha Negi

Top 13 Contestants:-

Name Hometown Elimination
Ananya Nanda Odisha Winner
Nahid Afrin Assam 1st Runner-up
Nithyashree Venkataramanan Chennai 2nd Runner-up
Vaishnav Girish Kerala Eliminated 10th
Moti Khan Rajasthan Eliminated 9th
Niharika Nath Agartala Eliminated 8th
Ranita Banerjee Kolkata Eliminated 7th
Sreelakshmi Belmannu Bangalore Eliminated 6th
Ajay Brijwasi Mathura Eliminated 5th
Yumna Ajin Kerala Eliminated 4th
Surendra Singh Panwar Rajasthan Eliminated 3rd
Vidhi Jaswal Jammu and Kashmir Eliminated 2nd
Shubhankar Kolkata Eliminated 1st

Season 9[edit]

  • Judges

Anu Malik
Farah Khan
Sonu Nigam

  • Host

Karan Wahi
Paritosh Tripathi

Top 14 Contestants:-

Name Hometown Elimination
LV Revanth Hyderabad Winner
Khuda Baksh Punjab 1st Runner-up
PVNS Rohit Hyderabad 2nd Runner-up
Malvika Sunder Chennai Eliminated 11th
Mohit Chopra New Delhi Eliminated 10th
Manya Narang New Delhi Eliminated 9th
Hardeep Singh Ludhiana Eliminated 8th
R P Shravan Chennai Eliminated 7th
Tajinder Singh Faridabad Eliminated 6th
Jeli Kayi Itanagar Eliminated 5th
Bharti Gupta Ghaziabad Eliminated 4th
Mansi Bhardwaj Kolkata Eliminated 3rd
Stuti Tiwari Kolkata Eliminated 2nd
Saumya Mishra Renukut Eliminated 1st

Season 10[edit]

  • Judges

Anu Malik Later Replaced By Javed Ali
Neha Kakkar
Vishal Dadlani

  • Host

Manish Paul

Top 14 Contestants:-

Name Hometown Elimination
Salman Ali Haryana Winner
Ankush Bhardwaj Shimla 1st Runner-up
Neelanjana Ray Kolkata 2nd Runner-up
Nitin Kumar Una[disambiguation needed] 3rd Runner-up
Vibhor Parashar New Delhi 4th Runner-up
Kunal Pandit Mumbai Eliminated 8th
Renu Nagar Rajasthan Eliminated 7th
Soumaya Chakrabotty Kolkata Eliminated 6th
Avanti Patel Mumbai Eliminated 5th
Sourabh Valmiki Lakhimpur[disambiguation needed] Eliminated 4th
Biswajit Mohapatra Orissa Eliminated 4th
Krishnakali Saha Tripura Eliminated 3rd
Indira Das Kolkata Eliminated 2nd
Sonia Gazmer Kolkata Eliminated 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Making of an Idol". India Today. 28 February 2005. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Delhi's talent leaves 'Indian Idol Junior' judges 'amazed'". 15 April 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  3. ^ "About Indian Idol 2018". Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Indian Idol Season 4 (Contestants Name + Winner + Judges)". 30 December 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  5. ^ PTI (2 September 2012). "Vipul Mehta wins Indian Idol 6". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Vipul Mehta wins 'Indian Idol 6'". hindustantimes.com/. Archived from the original on 28 October 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Punjabi boy Vipul Mehta wins Indian Idol 6". Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  8. ^ "meraTicket.com : Tickets of MUSICAL CONCERT WITH INDIAN IDOLS are available on meraticket.com". Retrieved 18 June 2019.