Indian Idol Junior

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Indian Idol Junior
Broadcast from June 1 (2013-06-01) – September 1, 2013
Judges Vishal Dadlani
Shekhar Ravjiani
Shreya Ghoshal
Host(s) Karan Wahi
Co-host(s) Mandira Bedi
Broadcaster Sony TV
Anjana Padmanabhan
Origin Bengaluru
Debanjana Karmakar
Anmol Jaswal
Nirvesh Dave

Indian Idol Junior is an Indian reality television singing competition. It is a spin-off of Indian Idol. It began broadcasting on Sony Entertainment Television Asia from June 1, 2013.[1] Karan Wahi and Mandira Bedi were hosts of the show which was judged by music duo Vishal-Shekhar and with playback singer Shreya Ghoshal.[2]

A second season started on 30 May 2015. The new judges were Salim Merchant and Sonakshi Sinha, while Vishal Dadlani reprised his role as the judge. The show was hosted by Hussain Kuwajerwala and co-hosted by Asha Negi.

Season One[edit]

Anjana Padmanabhan was the winner.[3]

Govinda was a substitute judge for Shreya Ghoshal during an episode.[4][5]

Guests included Farhan Akhtar, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra,[6] and Bappi Lahiri.[7] Shahrukh Khan, Rohit Shetty and Deepika Padukone featured as special guests to promote their upcoming film "Chennai Express".[8]

The top 11 contestants were invited back to perform for the grand finale. Shahid Kapoor, Ram Charan and Priyanka Chopra were also present. Amitabh Bachchan gave away the first Indian Idol Junior trophy to Anjana Padmanaban.[9][10][11]

Season Two[edit]

Ananya Sritam Nanda meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Ananya Sritam Nanda, from Bhubaneshwar, was the winner.[12] The judges were Salim Merchant, Sonakshi Sinha and Vishal Dadlani. Shalmali Kholgade had appeared for the preliminary selection rounds, as well as for the first elimination round, after which Sonakshi Sinha replaced her.[13][14][15] The show was hosted by Hussain Kuwajerwala and Asha Negi.[16][17][18] Format Adapted by = Satish Datt and Ujjwal Anand

Name Status/Eliminated on
Ananya Nanda, Bhubaneswar, Odisha Winner
Nahid Afrin, Biswanath Chariali, Assam 1st Runner-up
Nithyashree Venkataramanan, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 2nd Runner-up
Vaishnav Girish, Thrissur, Kerala 5 September 2015
Moti Khan, Barmer, Rajasthan 30 August 2015
Niharika Nath, Agartala 23 August 2015
Ranita Banerjee, Kolkata, West Bengal 9 August 2015
Sreelakshmi Belmannu, Bangalore, Karnataka 2 August 2015
Ajay Brijwasi, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh 2 August 2015
Yumna Ajin, Malappuram, Kerala 19 July 2015
Surendra Singh Panwar, Jodhpur Rajasthan 12 July 2015
Vidhi Jaswal, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir 5 July 2015
Shubhankar, Kolkata, West Bengal 5 July 2015


  1. ^ "Indian Idol Junior - About". Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  2. ^ Indian Idol Junior's judges in Lucknow - Times Of India
  3. ^ Anjana Padmanabhan is the first Indian Idol Junior - Times Of India
  4. ^ Priyam & Govinda go ‘Auva Auva’ on Indian Idol Junior - Times Of India
  5. ^ Chi Chi gets emotional on Indian Idol Junior - Times Of India
  6. ^ Judges of Indian Idol Junior - (L-R) Shekhar, Shreya and Vishal pose during the promotions of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag in Mumbai.
  7. ^ Indian Idol Junior Judges croon with Bappi Da - Times Of India
  8. ^ SRK’s Chennai Express to halt at Indian Idol Junior - Times Of India
  9. ^ Indian Idol Junior Judges perform for Grand Finale 1st Sept 2013 | News
  10. ^ Thrilled to be India's first Indian Idol Junior: Anjana - Times Of India
  11. ^ "Latest news - Indian Idol Junior". Retrieved Sep 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
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  13. ^ Delhi’s talent leaves ‘Indian Idol Junior’ judges ‘amazed’ _ The Indian Express
  14. ^ Sonakshi Sinha to judge 'Indian Idol Junior' - The Economic Times
  15. ^ Sonakshi Sinha to make her small screen debut with Indian Idol Junior
  16. ^ Asha Negi to co-host Indian Idol Junior with Hussain - The Times of India
  17. ^ Confirmed! Asha Negi to host ‘Indian Idol Junior’
  18. ^ Shotgun Junior Sonakshi Sinha to judge Indian Idol Junior! - Daily News & Analysis

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