Indian Idol

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Indian Idol
Indian Idol 2012 logo.png
Indian Idol logo as of 2019
GenreReality television
Created bySimon Fuller
Directed by
  • Vandy (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 by
Judges
Theme music composerJulian Gingell
Barry Stone
Cathy Dennis
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)English
Hindi
No. of seasons11
No. of episodes273
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 time1–2 hrs
Production company(s)ARSenic's Business Empire(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 has aired on Sony Entertainment Television since 2004.[1] The show has spawned spin-offs, including Indian Idol Junior. The spin-off replaced the show for the seventh and eight season. The current winner of season 11 is Sunny Hindustani.[2]

Summary[edit]

Season Year Channel Host Contestants Winner Runner-up
1 2004–05 Sony TV Aman Verma
Mini Mathur
12 Abhijeet Sawant Amit Sana
2 2005–06 Sony TV Aman Verma
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 Hussain Kuwajerwala
Abhijeet Sawant
13 Sreerama Chandra Mynampati Bhoomi Trivedi and Rakesh Maini
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[3] Khuda Baksh
10 2018 Sony TV Manish Paul 14 Salman Ali[4] Ankush Bhardwaj
11 2019 Sony TV Aditya Narayan 17 Sunny Hindustani[5] Rohit Shyam Raut

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 Bhilai Runner-up
Rahul Vaidya Mumbai 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 Venkateswar Mumbai Withdrew

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. Kapil Thapa was runner-up while Torsha Sarkar finished third.

The fourth season saw Anu Malik and Javed Akhtar as judges once again. New to this season were singer Kailash Kher and Indian actress Sonali Bendre, while singer Alka Yagnik joined the panel for a few audition rounds. The fourth season was hosted by Hussain Kuwajerwala and former contestant 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.[6]

Top Contestants of Season 4

  • Sourabhee Debbarama – Winner[7]
  • Kapil Thapa – 1st Runner Up
  • Torsha Sarkar – 2nd Runner Up
  • Rajdeep - 3rd Runner Up

Season 5[edit]

  • Judges

Anu Malik
Sunidhi Chauhan
Salim Merchant

  • Host

Abhijeet Sawant
Hussain Kuwajerwala

Top 13 Contestants:-

Name Hometown Elimination
Sreerama Chandra Mynampati Hyderabad Winner
Bhoomi Trivedi Gujarat 1st Runner-up
Rakesh Maini Mumbai 1st Runner-up
Swaroop Khan Rajasthan Eliminated 10th
Shivam Pathak Gujarat Eliminated 9th
Tia Kar Mumbai Eliminated 8th
Naushad Ali Rajasthan Eliminated 7th
Shashi Suman 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

Note: Sreeram, Rakesh, and Bhoomi were the top 3. Sreeram was crowned the winner without announcing the 1st and 2nd runner ups.

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 who received the highest number of votes.[8][9][10]

Mini Mathur and Hussain Kuwajerwala returned 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.

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

Name Hometown Elimination
Amit Kumar Runner-up
Amitabh Narayan
Amrita Panda
Charit Dixit
Deeksha Piyush
Deepak Maher
Devender Pal Singh Runner-up
Kaushik Deshpande
Kritika Tanwar
Poorvi Koutish Chandigarh
Ravi Kumar Mishra
Ritika Raj
Saumya Mishra
Simran Kaur
Sohini Mishra
Vipul Mehta Amritsar Winner

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[11]
Khuda Baksh Punjab Runner-up[12]
PVNS Rohit Hyderabad 2nd Runner-up
Maalavika 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 New Delhi Eliminated 3rd
Stuti Tiwari Kolkata Eliminated 2nd
Saumya Mishra Renukut Eliminated 1st

Season 10[edit]

  • Judges

Javed Ali replaced Anu Malik[13]
Neha Kakkar
Vishal Dadlani

  • Host

Manish Paul

Top 14 Contestants:-

Name Hometown Elimination
Salman Ali Mewat, Haryana Winner[14]
Ankush Bhardwaj Shimla Runner-up
Neelanjana Ray Kolkata 2nd Runner-up
Nitin Kumar Una 3rd Runner-up
Vibhor Parashar New Delhi 4th Runner-up
Kunal Pandit Mumbai Eliminated 8th
Renu Nagar Alwar, Rajasthan Eliminated 7th
Soumaya Chakrabotty Kolkata Eliminated 6th
Avanti Patel Mumbai Eliminated 5th
Sourabh Valmiki Lakhimpur Eliminated 4th
Biswajit Mohapatra Orissa Eliminated 4th
Krishnakali Saha Tripura Eliminated 3rd
Indira Das Kolkata Eliminated 2nd
Sonia Gazmer Kolkata Eliminated 1st

Season 11[edit]

The 11th season started to air from 12 October 2019 on Sony TV. It is being hosted by singer Aditya Narayan.[15] Neha Kakkar has returned as one of the judges on popular demand along with Vishal Dadlani and Anu Malik, who came back to the show as a judge after his suspension from the judge panel for Me Too allegations. He has then been replaced by Himesh Reshammiya.[16][17] Malik's return was condemned by several singers and supported by others, including host Aditya Narayan.[18][19] The season ended on 23 February 2020.

  • Judges

Himesh Reshammiya replaced Anu Malik
Vishal Dadlani
Neha Kakkar

  • Host: Aditya Narayan

Top 15 contestants + 2 wild card entries are:-

Name Hometown Elimination
Sunny Hindustani Bathinda, Punjab Winner[20]
Rohit Shyam Raut Latur, Maharashtra Runner-up
Ankona Mukherjee Bankura, West Bengal 2nd Runner-up
Ridham Kalyan Amritsar, Punjab 3rd Runner-up
Adriz Ghosh Murshidabad, West Bengal 4th Runner-up
Shahzaan Mujeeb Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh Eliminated 12th
Rishabh Chaturvedi Amritsar, Punjab Eliminated 11th
Stuti Tiwari New Delhi Eliminated 10th
Jannabi Das New Delhi Eliminated 9th
Azmat Hussain Jaipur Eliminated 8th
Chetna Bharadwaj Ghaziabad Eliminated 7th
Kaivalya Kejkar Nagpur Eliminated 6th
Shubhadeep Das Kolkata Eliminated 5th
Stuti Tiwari New Delhi Eliminated 4th
Nidhi Kumari Jamshedpur Eliminated 3rd
Chelsi Behura Orissa Eliminated 2nd
Pallav Singh Ballia, Uttar Pradesh Eliminated 1st

Season 12[edit]

On July 12, it was announced that Indian Idol was renewed for a twelfth season. Auditions are set to start on July 25th through online mode.[21] It is confirmed that Aditya Narayan will return to be the host[22].

Judges for the 12th Season are:
1.Neha Kakkar
2.Vishal Dadlani
3.Himesh Reshammiya
4.Adnan Ali Siddiqui

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ replacement for 2 episodes in 2020)
  2. ^ replacement for 2 episodes in 2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Making of an Idol". India Today. 28 February 2005. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Indian Idol 11 Grand Finale: Sunny Hindustani is the winner". India Today. 23 February 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Indian Idol 9: preetham is the winner of the reality show – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Indian Idol 10 winner's: Haryana's Salman Ali bags the trophy – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Sunny Hindustani is the winner of Indian Idol 11". Mumbai Live. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  6. ^ "What's Your Raashee".
  7. ^ "Indian Idol Season 4 (Contestants Name + Winner + Judges)". 30 December 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  8. ^ PTI (2 September 2012). "Vipul Mehta wins Indian Idol 6". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Vipul Mehta wins 'Indian Idol 6'". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 28 October 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Punjabi boy Vipul Mehta wins Indian Idol 6". Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  11. ^ "LV Revanth is the winner of Indian Idol 9. See poll". The Indian Express. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Indian Idol Season 9: Finalist Khuda Baksh's journey on the show – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Anu Malik confirms stepping down as 'Indian Idol' judge – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Indian Idol 10 winner Salman Ali says he will fix his house's broken roof with Rs 25 lakh prize money". Hindustan Times. 24 December 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Singer Aditya Narayan to host 'Indian Idol 11'". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Indian Idol: On popular demand, singer Neha Kakkar returns as a judge – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  17. ^ "Indian Idol Season 11: This season competition is very tough judges had a lot of difficulty in choosing the contestant this season. The winner of this season was Sunny. – Turbo Tv". Turbo Tv. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  18. ^ "Indian Idol 11: Anu Malik is very much a part of the show; not going anywhere". 6 November 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  19. ^ "Aditya Narayan defends #MeToo named Anu Malik on return to Indian Idol: He has been nice to me". 24 September 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  20. ^ "Salmam Ali is the winner of Indian Idol 11". Mumbai Live. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  21. ^ https://www.hindustantimes.com/tv/Aditya Narayan-announces-online-auditions-for-indian-idol-12-will-Neha Kakkar-join-him-on-the-show-again/story-5X1MZSDe1mk8896L1o9eMK.html
  22. ^ https://auditiondateandplace.com/indian-idol-2020-season-12-auditions.First time auditions for indian idol was taken on ONLINE MODE