Sa Re Ga Ma Pa
|Sa Re Ga Ma Pa|
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa logo
|Creative director(s)||Zee TV, Neeraj Sharma|
Sonu Nigam (1995-2000)
Aditya Narayan (2007-09, 2014-present)
Purab Kohli (2010)
Manish Paul (2010)
Javed Ali (2012-2013)
|Opening theme||"Sa Re Ga Ma" by Sonu Nigam and Sadhana Sargam (1995-2000)
"Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" by Shaan and Sadhana Sargam (2000-06)
"Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" by Aditya Narayan and Shriram Iyer (2007-09)
"Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" by Javed Ali (2010-present)
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of episodes||1000+|
|Running time||approx. 52 minutes|
|Original network||Zee TV|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV),|
|Original release||May 1, 1995|
The first episode aired on May 1, 1995 and was hosted by Sonu Nigam. In the year 1999, the show was hosted by the Bangash brothers, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash, sons of legendary sarod-player Amjad Ali Khan. From 2002, Shaan started hosting the show. Till 2005, the show used to follow a format wherein experts in the field of music would judge the contestants and score them. The format changed with the advent of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005 which introduced the judges as mentors of different teams and scoring was primarily dependent on public voting. After Shaan quit hosting the show, the show was hosted by many others like Purab Kohli, Manish Paul, Karan Singh Rathore, Archana Jani, Vipul Roy, Jay Soni and even kids Dhairya Sorecha & Afsha Musani. The most prominent names to host the show in later seasons were Javed Ali and the current host Aditya Narayan
The show has seen multiple variations over the years:
- Sa Re Ga Ma: Contestants were scored only by the expert judges. There were 8 prelim rounds, each consisting of 2 male singers and 2 female singers. One male winner and one female winner from each show competed in the semifinal rounds; there were a total of 4 semifinals. In the finals, there was one male winner and another female winner.
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: 2 male singers, 2 female singers. The male and female winner would return the following episode and compete against a new challenger. At the start of this "roll-over" series, they had initially announced that anyone with over 10 wins would get an album; however, that never materialized.
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge: Teams were formed, each Gharana (team) had a judge who mentored them. Elimination was decided by public voting.
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Ek Main Aur Ek Tu: A duet singing competition which featured some new contestants as well as old contestants from earlier seasons. Weekly elimination decided by public voting.
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs: A singing competition for young children, which judges the prodigious kids on the basis of their voice quality, singing talent and versatility in performance.
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge USA: The first instalment of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge series in USA.
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Mega Challenge: A special season in which eight teams representing eight different states and consisting of total 24 talented contestants from past seasons of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa participated. The show was made to celebrate the 1000th episode of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Notable Indian singers and musicians were roped in to judge each of the episodes.
|1||Sa Re Ga Ma||1995||Sanjeevani Bhelande||Sonu Nigam||Anu malik,udit narayan,kumar shanu|
|2||Sa Re Ga Ma||1996||Nobina Mirjankar||Sonu Nigam|
|3||Sa Re Ga Ma||1997||Mohammed Vakil||Sonu Nigam|
|4||Sa Re Ga Ma||1998||Bela Shende||Sonu Nigam|
|5||Sa Re Ga Ma||1999||Archana Udupa||Sonu Nigam|
|6||Sa Re Ga Ma||2000||Shreya Ghoshal||Sonu Nigam|
|7||Sa Re Ga Ma||2001||Anita Pundit||Amaan Ali Khan & Ayaan Ali Khan|
|8||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: Golden Voice Hunt||2003||Arpita Mukherjee (singer) & Rahul Saxena||Shaan|
|9||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa World Series||2004||Hrishikesh Ranade & Ronkini Gupta||Shaan|
|10||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Campus Special||2005||Twinkle Bajpai, Manish Bhatt||Shaan|
|11||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005||2005||Debojit Saha||Shaan||Himesh Reshammiya, Jatin-Lalit, Aadesh Shrivastava, Ismail Darbar|
|12||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Ek Main Aur Ek Tu||2006||Aishwarya Nigam & Ujjaini Mukherjee||Shaan, Ishita Arun||Hariharan, Lesle Lewis|
|13||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs||2006||Sanchita Bhattacharya||Shaan||Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Alka Yagnik, Bappi Lahiri|
|14||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007||2007||Aneek Dhar||Aditya Narayan||Himesh Reshammiya, Ismail Darbar, Bappi Lahiri, Vishal-Shekhar|
|15||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs International||2007||Anamika Choudhari||Aditya Narayan||Suresh Wadkar, Sonu Nigam|
|16||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge USA 2008||2008||Darshana Menon||Aishwarya Nigam||Suresh Wadkar, Aadesh Srivastav|
|17||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009||2009||Vaishali Mhade||Aditya Narayan||Himesh Reshammiya, Aadesh Srivastav, Shankar Mahadevan, Pritam|
|18||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2009||2009||Hemant Brijwasi||Dhairya Sorecha, Afsha Musani||Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Alka Yagnik|
|19||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Mega Challenge||2009||Team Maharashtra - Vaishali Mhade, Kaushik Deshpande and Rohit Raut||Karan Singh Rathore and Archana Jani (first episode)
Vipul Roy and Manish Paul
|Sonu Nigam, Pyarelal and Suresh Wadkar (finale)|
|20||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar||2010||Kamal Khan||Purab Kohli, Manish Paul||Daler Mehndi, Vishal-Shekhar, Sajid-Wajid|
|21||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2011||2011||Azmat Hussain||Jay Soni||Adnan Sami, Kailash Kher, Javed Ali|
|22||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012||2012||Jasraj Jayant Joshi||Javed Ali||Shankar Mahadevan, Rahul Ram, Sajid-Wajid|
|23||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2014||2014||Gagan Gopalkrishna Gaonkar||Aditya Narayan||Alka Yagnik (Mahaguru), Shaan, Monali Thakur|
|24||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa||2016||Kushal Paul||Aditya Narayan||Pritam, Sajid-Wajid, Mika|
|25||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2017||2017||Aditya Narayan||Himesh Reshammiya, Javed Ali, Neha Kakkar|
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