X Factor India

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X Factor India
Created by Simon Cowell
Presented by Aditya Narayan
Judges Sonu Nigam
Shreya Ghoshal
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of series 1
Producer(s) FremantleMedia (India)
Multi Screen Media

surindra rao

1st Asst = nitesh choudhary
Original network Sony Entertainment Television
Original release 29 May 2011 – present
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X Factor India is the Indian version of The X Factor, a show originating from the United Kingdom. It is a television music talent show contested by aspiring singers of all genres drawn from public auditions from all across India. The show in its inaugural year was broadcast on Sony Entertainment Television Channel. The 2011 competition was open to all Indian citizens born before 15 January 1995. There were 3 categories[1] for registrants: Solo performances for those between 16 and 24 years of age as of 15 January 2011 and for those equal to and above 25 years of age as of 15 January 2011 and Group performance for a group of 2 or more people, all of which should be above the age of 16 years as of 15 January 2011. Reservation draws were to be divided one third to each category.[2] Each week, Live Concerts were held in Mumbai where the 12 finalists performed for the judges and a live studio audience


Registrations were launched via telephones and SMS on 20 January 2011 all across India. Auditions were held in the following cities:

Judges and host[edit]

The first season of the Indian version of X Factor was judged by playback singer Shreya Ghoshal, singer Sonu Nigam and film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The show was hosted by Aditya Narayan.


     – Winning judge/category. Winners are in bold, eliminated contestants in small font.

Season Shreya Ghoshal Sonu Nigam Sanjay Leela Bhansali
One Over 25's
Geet Sagar
Kartar Singh Yadav
Amit Jadhav
Manjeera Ganguly
Seema Jha
Sahiti G
Piyush Kapoor
Shovan Ganguly
Sajda Sisters
Last Minute

Geet Sagar from Gwalior[3][3] was announced winner of the show. As a prize he won Rs. 5 million, a car & an opportunity to sing in Karan Johar's movie.[4] He recorded the title track "Draamebaaz" for the film Nautanki Saala! (2013). He has also been singing for TV commercials & jingles like Cinthol, GoIbibo.com, Parachute Tender Hair & Care, Garnier, Marvel Tea, among others.[5][6]


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