Rahul Vaidya

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Rahul Vaidya
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Vaidya at the launch of Sonu Nigam's album Classically Mild
Background information
Born (1987-09-23) 23 September 1987 (age 29)
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Genres Indian pop, playback singing
Occupation(s) singer
Years active 2005–present
Website rahulvaidya.in

Rahul Vaidya (Marathi: राहुल वैद्य; born 23 September 1987 in Nagpur, India) is an Indian singer.[1]

Life before fame[edit]

The son of an engineer with the Maharashtra State Electricity Board, Vaidya grew up in Mumbai, where he studied music under Himanshu Manocha[2] and entered various child talent competitions. While he was a Second Year Junior College student in Mithibai College, he participated in Indian Idol. He also participated in "aao jhoomein gaayein" in his boyhood. A very talented singer who has been a part of many shows since his childhood.


He finished third on the first season of Indian Idol.[2] Although he was hotly tipped to win,[3] Rahul faced his defeat in the penultimate round, on 18 February 2005. Eight months later, he released his debut album Tera Intezar.[2][4] Sajid-Wajid composed the music for his debut 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 in the Bollywood film Shaadi No. 1. He has also sung the title song of drama "Ek Ladki Anjaani Si" which airs on Sony Entertainment Television. Other than that Rahul has performed in live shows and concerts in the United States, Bangladesh and The Maldives.

Rahul was the male anchor of the popular show "Jhoom India" on Sahara and was a playback for several films, such as Shaadi No. 1, Jigyaasa, Hot Money, and Krazzy 4.

Rahul won the title of Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar,[5] a reality singing show on Star Plus.Rahul would be back in the show to cheer the top 4 contestants in Grand Finale.[6]

Rahul has performed for the famous sankalp group,Mumbai in 2010 for navratri replacing Falguni pathak.

In 2013 Vaidya sung "Be Intehaan"(Unplugged Version) from Race 2.

Now, Rahul is all set to release a single in April 2014 with popular Punjabi/Hindi rapper BADSHAH.

In 2014 Rahul Came up with a 'summer party anthem of the year Fan (single), which became a hit on YouTube.

On the occasion of Independence Day Rahul Vaidya Gives his tribute and releases his new song, named Vande Mataram Song.

Aajaa Mahi Vay[edit]

He is the host of the dance show "Aajaa Mahi Vay" with his co-host Vinit Singh who was his good friend during the show Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar which was won by Rahul Vaidya.

Music Ka Maha Muqqabla[edit]

Rahul Vaidya is a successful contestant of the singing show Music Ka Maha Muqqabla on STAR Plus on the Team Shankar's Rockstars and his team has won the Music Ka Maha Muqqabla contest, beating Shaan's Strikers in the Finale.





  1. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/music/news/Rahul-Vaidya-Im-an-entertainer-more-than-a-singer/articleshow/49273711.cms
  2. ^ a b c "Teesra Idol he.". The Hindu. 15 October 2005. Retrieved 6 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Making of the Indian Idol". The Telegraph. 13 February 2005. Retrieved 6 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Rahul Vaidya on life after Indian Idol". Rediff.com. 4 October 2005. Retrieved 6 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Rahul beats Abhijit to become 'Superstar'". Daily News and Analysis. 13 July 2008. Retrieved 6 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Himesh Reshammiya is back on television!". 19 June 2012. 

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