Rahul Vaidya

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Rahul Krushna Vaidya
Rahul Vaidya at the Bigg Boss Finale.jpg
Vaidya at Bigg Boss 14 finale
Rahul Krushna Vaidya
Other namesRKV
  • Singer
  • composer
Years active2005–present
Known for
(m. 2021)
Musical career
GenresIndian pop
playback singing

Rahul Krushna Vaidya (born 23 September 1987) is an Indian singer.[2] He has worked as a playback singer in Bollywood films such as Shaadi No. 1, Jaan-E-Mann and Krazzy 4. In 2020, he participated in Bigg Boss 14, finishing as the first runner-up.

In 2021, he participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 and became a finalist. He is known for participating in the singing reality shows Indian Idol 1, Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star and Music Ka Maha Muqqabla, the latter two of which he won.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Vaidya grew up in Mumbai, where he studied music under Himanshu Manocha[5] and entered various child talent competitions.[citation needed]


Vaidya finished third on the first season of Indian Idol. Although, he was hotly tipped to win, Vaidya lost in the penultimate round, on 18 February 2005. Eight months later, he released his debut album Tera Intezar. Sajid–Wajid composed the music for his album. He also sang a duet, "Hello Madam, I am your Adam", with fellow Indian Idol runner-up Prajakta Shukre, and "God Promise Dil Dola" with Shreya Ghoshal for the Bollywood film Shaadi No. 1. He also sang the title song of the drama Ek Ladki Anjaani Si.

Vaidya was the host of the show Jjhoom India and a playback singer for several films, such as Shaadi No. 1, Jigyasa, Hot Money, and Krazzy 4.

In 2008, he won the title of Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar, a reality singing show.[6]

In 2013, Vaidya sung "Be Intehaan"(Unplugged) from Race 2. On the occasion of Independence Day, he released a new song, 'Vande Mataram'. He was the co-host of the dance reality show Aajaa Mahi Vay with Vinit Singh.

Vaidya is a successful contestant of the singing show Music Ka Maha Muqqabla in the team Shankar's Rockstars and his team won, beating Shaan's Strikers in the finale.[7]

In 2020, Vaidya participated in the controversial reality show Bigg Boss 14, where he finished in second place.[8]

In 2021, Vaidya participated in the stunt-based reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 and became a finalist.

Personal life[edit]

Vaidya was in a relationship with model and actress, Disha Parmar Vaidya. He proposed to her during his appearance on Bigg Boss 14.[9] They were married on 16 July 2021.[10]


Year Name Role Notes Ref.
1997 Star Yaar Kalakar Contestant Debut in TV [11]
1997–1998 Close Up Antakshari Hosted by Annu Kapoor [12][13]
2000 Aao Jhoomein Gaayen Produced and Hosted by Annu Kapoor
2001 Chalti Ka Naam Antakshari [14]
2004–2005 Indian Idol 1 2nd Runner-up [15]
2007 Jjhoom India Host Along with Sucheta Khanna [16][17]
2008 Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star Contestant Winner [18]
Aajaa Mahi Vay Host Along with Vinit Singh
2010 Music Ka Maha Muqqabla Contestant Winner [19]
2012 Ramleela- Ajay Devgn ke Saath Voice of Lord Rama [20]
2014 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 7) Contestant Wildcard entry (Not selected) [21]
2015 Indian Idol Junior 2 Guest [22]
2017 The Drama Company Along with Mika Singh
Music Ki Pathshala Host [23]
2020–2021 Bigg Boss 14 Contestant 1st Runner-up [24][25]
2021 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 Finalist (6th place) [26][27]
Dance Deewane (season 3) Guest Mahasangam with Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 [28]
Zee Comedy Show Along with Nia Sharma [29]
Bigg Boss 15 [30]
Kaun Banega Crorepati 13 Via video call


Film songs[edit]

Year Film Song Ref.
2005 Shaadi No. 1 Hello Madam [31]
God Promise Dil
2006 Yanda Kartavya Aahe Aabhas Ha
Jaan-E-Mann Qabool Kar Le
Jigyaasa Sanse Meri Sase
2008 Krazy 4 Ek Rupaiya
2009 Kisse Pyaar Karoon Chunar Chunar
Josh Evvariki
2013 Race 2 Be Intehaan (Unplugged)
Jai Maharashtra Dhaba Bhatinda Avakhalase Sparsh Te
Ishkq in Paris It's All About Tonight
2014 Amit Sahni Ki List What The 'FARK'
2015 All Is Well Baaton Ko Teri (Unplugged)
Bhaag Johnny Meri Zindagi
2018 Padmaavat (Tamil) Unadhallavaa
Padmaavat (Telugu) Oka Praanam Oka Jeevitham
2019 War (Telugu) Gunde Lo Thootlu Pade
War (Tamil) Salangaigal

Non-film songs[edit]

Year Album(s)/Single(s) Label Notes Ref.
2005 Tera Intezar Sony Music India Debut Album [32]
2011 Aafno Mann (Nepali Album) Sonu Music [33]
2014 Fan Tips Official With Badshah [34]
Vande Mataram Rahul Vaidya RKV [35]
2016 Do Chaar Din T-Series [36]
Simple Dress [37]
2018 Keh Do Na Zee Music Company [38]
2019 Yaad Teri Rahul Vaidya RKV [39]
Lambo [40]
Jayaz [41]
2020 Maa Meri Maa [42]
2021 Madhanya Desi Music Factory With Asees Kaur [43]
Kinna Sona Rahul Vaidya RKV [44]
Aly [45]
Chhap Tilak With Palak Muchhal [46]
Matthe Te Chamkan [47]
Shayad Fir Se Nupur Audio [48]
Garbe Ki Raat Rahul Vaidya RKV With Bhoomi Trivedi [49]
Zindagi Khafa Khafa Ishtar Music [50]


  • Dilbar Mere (The Unwind Mix – Bollywood Unwind 2)
  • Dil Lena Khel Hai Dildar Ka (Bollywood Unwind 4)
  • Maine Puchha Chand Se (The Unwind Mix)
  • Ek Pyaar Ka Nagma (Unplugged)
  • Mere Rashqa Qamar (Unplugged)
  • Dil Diyan Gallan (EDM Mix)


He was ranked at 16th position in the Times of India's 50 Most Desirable Men of 2020.[51] He was the 4th "Most Tweeted Bigg Boss Personality" of 2020-2021.[52]


Year Award Category Song Result
2019 Indian Television Academy Awards Music Video Yaad Teri and Jayaz Won[53]


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