Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009

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Beama Life - Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009
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A Promotional "Beama Life - Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009" logo.
Created by Rajeev Arora And Dr.Abhishek Dwivedi
Directed by Gyan Sahay
Presented by Aditya Narayan
Starring Himesh Reshammiya
Aadesh Shrivastava
Shankar Mahadevan
Opening theme "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009" by Aditya Narayan and Shriram Iyer
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of episodes Total 59 (Including Finale)
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 52 minutes
Original network Zee TV
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereophonic sound
Original release July 4, 2008 – January 24, 2009
Preceded by Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs
Related shows Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007
Indian Idol
Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar

Hero Honda - Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009[1][2] is the 3rd installment of the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge series which premiered on July 4, 2008 on Zee TV. The show is hosted by Aditya Narayan,[3] who also hosted the previous competition Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007. This show features three new mentors, Aadesh Shrivastava, Shankar Mahadevan and Pritam, who join Himesh Reshammiya, who was a judge in the previous edition.


Chakravyuh is the name that represents the preliminary rounds of the contest. The idea is to have every contestant perform in front of a 'Mahaguru' and try for a qualification to round two of the contest. contest vocal test by Milind Dabholkar (Organ-Synthesizer player)

Every week, two contestants from each Gharana were selected to perform in front of the judges and the 'Mahaguru'. Considering that there are four Gharanas, total of eight contestants perform in the first episode of the week. Out of the eight contestants, the top two singers, judged by the 'Mahaguru', qualify for the next round of the competition. The remaining six contestants are then asked to perform again in the second episode of the week, out of which the bottom two contestants are eliminated from the show. The remaining four then advance to the next round.

Sanjeevini Booti[edit]

'Sanjeevini Booti' is the name used as 'lifeline' in the show. It means that the judges have authority to offer another chance to an eliminated contestant. Only one lifeline will be offered in a week to one of the two eliminated contestants. All the contestants will then have to perform again and only one of them will be selected for the next round.

Round 1[edit]

The following contestants got 'Sanjeevini Booti' in the first round of the competition.

  • Rashi Ragshree (Dhoom): Week 2 - Eliminated (26 July; Episode 8)
  • Shashi Sumon (Jai Ho): Week 3 - Eliminated (29 August; Episode 17)
  • Jeffrey Iqbal (Lakshya): Week 4 - Eliminated (26 July; Episode 8)

All three contestants performed in week 4 and Shashi Suman from Jai Ho gharana got selected for second round of the competition.

Round 2[edit]

The following contestants got 'Sanjeevini Booti' in the second round of the competition.

  • Faraz Butt (Jai Ho): Week 5
  • Tarun Sagar (Lakshya): Week 6 Eliminated (22 August; Episode 15)
  • Sayon Chaudhary (Jai Ho): Week 7 Eliminated (23 August; Episode 16)


Contestant Gharana Elimination date
India Vaishali Mhade Rock Gharana Winner
India Yashita Yashpal Sharma Dhoom Gharana Finalist
India Shoumen Nandi Jai Ho Gharana Finalist
India Pratibha Singh Lakshya Gharana January 2, 2009
India Debojit Dutta Dhoom Gharana December 26, 2008
Oman Asma Mohammed Rafi Rock Gharana December 19, 2008
Pakistan Zaheer Abbas Rock Gharana December 12, 2008
Pakistan Sara Raza Khan Lakshya Gharana November 7, 2008
India Tarun Sagar Rock Gharana October 31, 2008
Pakistan Shujat Ali Khan Dhoom Gharana October 24, 2008
India Kaushik Deshpandey Lakshya Gharana October 17, 2008
India Naina Saxena Lakshya Gharana October 10, 2008
Pakistan Faraz Butt Jai Ho Gharana October 3, 2008
India Mitika Kanwar Dhoom Gharana September 26, 2008
India Deepali Sathe Jai Ho Gharana September 6, 2008
India Anupama Malhotra Jai Ho Gharana September 5, 2008
India Sunvinder Singh Rock Gharana August 30, 2008
India Arshad Mohammad Dhoom Gharana August 30, 2008
India Fareed Ahmed Rock Gharana August 29, 2008
India Shashi Suman Jai Ho Gharana August 29, 2008
India Manisha Karmakar Rock Gharana August 23, 2008
India Sayan Chaudhauri Jai Ho Gharana August 23, 2008
India Jenice Sobti Rock Gharana August 22, 2008
India Pallavi Suri Rock Gharana August 16, 2008
India Prachi Shah Dhoom Gharana August 9, 2008
India Arindom Chatterjee Jai Ho Gharana August 29, 2009
India Pooja Goswami Jai Ho Gharana August 2, 2008
United States Darshana Menon Rock Gharana July 26, 2008
United Kingdom Rashi Ragshree Dhoom Gharana July 26, 2008
United States Jeffery Iqbal Lakshya Gharana July 26, 2008
India Snehandhu Naskar Lakshya Gharana July 12, 2008

Ekalavya Gharana[edit]

India Anurag Girish Dhoundeyal
India Divya Kumar
Pakistan Farhan Zaidi
Pakistan Imran Abbas
Singapore Medha Krishna
United Kingdom Noor Al Ain Wahid
India Shueli Sammadder