Indian Idol is a well known singing reality show in Sony Entertainment Television. The first season was aired in 2004-05 followed by 6 consecutive seasons along with Indian Idol Junior’s two seasons. Here is the list of all the winners in 8 seasons of Indian Idol.
Abhijeet Sawant was the first winner of Indian Idol series judged by Farah Khan, Anu Malik and Sonu Nigam. After winning the show, he launched his debut solo music album, Aapka Abhijeet, on April 7, 2005. He was also the playback singer in Aashiq Banaya Aapne. He also participated in Asian Idol, in Jakarta, Indonesia on December 2007. He performed his song Junoon and “Everything I Do” by Bryan Adams and finished third. He released another music album “Junoon” on July 10, 2007. He also participated in a dance reality show, Nach Baliye (Season 4), with his wife Shilpa in 2008-09.
Season 2 was judged by Anu Malik, Farah Khan and Sonu Nigam in 2006. Acharya came from Bikaner, Rajasthan. Sadly, he was suffering from jaundice and he died in Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon on December 15, 2013. At a wedding party in Bikaner, his condition worsened and he was admitted to the hospital. After winning the show, he gained a contract from Sony BIG worth Rs. 10 million.
He auditioned for the show because Mr. Zulfiqar Hasan and his seniors and friends appraised his voice. He has never been voted down to bottom 3 in the entire season. He reached the top 2 with Amit Paul. He got around 70 million votes (10x more than Amit) and won the Indian Idol Season 3. The Season 3 was judged by Anu Malik, Javed Akhtar, Udit Narayan and Alisha Chinai.
|All Season||Winners Name||Year|
|Season 1||Abhijeet Sawant||2004-05|
|Season 2||Sandeep Acharya||2005-06|
|Season 3||Prashant Tamang||2007|
|Season 4||Sourabhee Debbarma||2007-08|
|Season 5||Sreeram Chandra||2010|
|Season 6||Vipul Mehta||2012|