Indian Idol

Indian Idol is the Indian version of the Pop Idol format that airs on Sony Entertainment Television since 2004.[1] It started airing in India with the first season in 2004–2005 and was followed by second (2005–2006), third (2007), fourth (2008–2009), fifth (2010) and sixth season (2012). For the seventh and eight season Indian Idol Junior replaced the show before the original Indian Idol returned for 9th season in 2016[2] and the 10th season in 2018. The 11th season in 2019 is going to be aired on Sony TV.

Indan Idol
Indian Idol logo as of 2012
GenreReality television
Created bySimon Fuller
Directed byPriya Bhave Sharma (2007–present)
Monisha Jaising Vaid (2010–present)
Partha Thakur (2010–present)
Vishal Mull (2005–06)
Niret Alva (2005–06)
Nikhil J Alva (2005–06)
Nivedith T Alva (2007)
Bhavna Israni (2007–13)
Indrajit Ray (2007)
Satish Datt (2011–12)
Ujjwal Anand (2012–13)
Presented byMini Mathur (2004–07, 2012)
Hussain Kuwajerwala (2007–2015)
Aman Verma (2004–06)
Meiyang Chang (2008–09)
Abhijeet Sawant (2010)
Prajakta Shukre (2010)
Asha Negi (2015)
Karan Wahi (2013, 2017 (2018))
Manish Paul (2018)
Aditya Narayan (2019-)
JudgesAnu Malik (2004-2018)(2019-)
Sunidhi Chauhan (2010–2012)
Salim Merchant (2010–2012)
Asha Bhosle (2012)
Farah Khan (2004–06, 2016–17)
Sonu Nigam (2004–06, 2016–17)
Alisha Chinai (2007)
Udit Narayan (2007)
Javed Akhtar (2007–09)
Sonali Bendre (2008–09)
Kailash Kher (2008–09)
Sonakshi Sinha (2015)
Shalmali Kholgade (2015)
Vishal Dadlani (2013–2015, 2018,2019)
Shekhar Ravjiani (2013)
Shreya Ghoshal (2013)
Neha Kakkar (2018-2019)
Javed Ali (2018) Himesh Reshammiya (2019)
Theme music composerJulian Gingell
Barry Stone
Cathy Dennis
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)English
Hindi
No. of seasons11 (10 since completed)
No. of episodes253
Production
Executive producer(s)Anupama Mandloi (2010–present)
Niret Alva (2005–09)
Nikhil J Alva (2005–09)
Producer(s)Namit Sharma (2010–present)
Ashok (2008–09)
Production location(s)Initial auditions: Various
Mumbai auditions: National Centre of Performing Arts, Mumbai
Running timeVaries between 1 hour to 2 hours
Production company(s)Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (2010–present)
Fremantlemedia India
Miditech Pvt. Ltd. (2005–09)
DistributorFremantleMedia Enterprises
Release
Original networkSET
Picture format576i
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original release28 October 2004 (2004-10-28) 
present
External links
Website

Summary

Season Year Channel Host Contestants Winner Runner-up
12004-05Sony TVAman Verma
Mini Mathur
12Abhijeet SawantAmit Sana
22005-06Sony TVAman Verma
Mini Mathur
12Sandeep AcharyaN. C. Karunya
32007Sony TVHussain Kuwajerwala
Mini Mathur
13Prashant TamangAmit Paul
42008-09Sony TVHussain Kuwajerwala
Meiyang Chang
12Sourabhee DebbarmaKapil Thapa
52010Sony TVHussain Kuwajerwala
Abhijeet Sawant
13Sreerama Chandra MynampatiRakesh Miami
62012Sony TVHussain Kuwajerwala
Mini Mathur
16Vipul MehtaAmit Kumar
Indian Idol Junior Season 12013Sony TVKaran Wahi
Mandira Bedi
11Anjana PadmanabhanDebanjana Karmakar
Indian Idol Junior Season 22015Sony TVHussain Kuwajerwala
Asha Negi
13Ananya NandaNahid Afrin
92016-17Sony TVKaran Wahi
Paritosh Tripathi
14LV Revanth[3]Khuda Baksh
102018Sony TVManish Paul14Salman Ali[4]Ankush Bhardwaj
11 2019 Sony TV Aditya Narayan 14 TBA TBA

Season 1

  • Judges

Anu Malik
Farah Khan
Sonu Nigam

  • Host

Aman Verma
Mini Mathur

Top 12 Contestants:-

Name Hometown Elimination
Abhijeet SawantMumbaiWinner
Amit SanaBhilaiRunner-up
Rahul VaidyaNew Delhi2nd Runner-up
Prajakta ShukreNew Delhi3rd Runner-up
Ravinder RaviLudhianaEliminated 8th
Aditi PaulChennaiEliminated 7th
Mukesh PancholiFaridabadEliminated 6th
Harish MoyalItanagarEliminated 5th
Rahul SaxenaGhaziabadEliminated 4th
Amit TandonKolkataEliminated 3rd
Vishal KothariKolkataEliminated 2nd
Priyanka VenkateshwaraRenukutEliminated 1st

Season 2

  • Judges

Anu Malik
Farah Khan
Sonu Nigam

  • Host

Mini Mathur

Top 12 Contestants:-

Name Hometown Elimination
Sandeep AcharyaRajasthanWinner
N. C. KarunyaHyderabad1st Runner-up
Anuj SharmaHimachal Pradesh2nd Runner-up
Amey DateMumbaiEliminated 9th
Antara MitraWest BengalEliminated 8th
Meenal JainIndoreEliminated 7th
Ravi K. TripathiUttar PradeshEliminated 6th
Panna GillPunjabEliminated 5th
Monali ThakurKolkataEliminated 4th
Neha KakkarRishikeshEliminated 3rd
Yashashree BhaveSataraEliminated 2nd
Sagar SawarkarMumbaiEliminated 1st

Season 3

  • Judges

Javed Akhtar
Anu Malik
Alisha Chinai
Udit Narayan

  • Host

Hussain Kuwajerwala
Mini Mathur

Top 13 Contestants:-

Name Hometown Elimination
Prashant TamangDarjeelingWinner
Amit PaulShillong1st Runner-up
Emon ChatterjeeKolkata2nd Runner-up
Ankita MishraNew Delhi3rd Runner-up
Meiyang ChangDhanbadEliminated 9th
Deepali KishorePatnaEliminated 8th
Pooja ChatterjeeDhanbadEliminated 7th
Abhishek KumarMumbaiEliminated 6th
Parleen Singh GillAmbalaEliminated 5th
Charu SemwalDehradunEliminated 4th
Smita AdhikariKolkataEliminated 3rd
Jolly DasKolkataEliminated 2nd
Richa AnejaPunjabEliminated 1st

Season 4

The fourth season of Indian Idol was aired on Sony TV from 19 September 2008 to 1 March 2009. For the first time in Indian Idol history, there were two women among the top three finalists. Sourabhee Debbarma who hails from Agartala, Tripura won the competition and became the first female contestant to do so. By doing so, she also won a contract of Rs. 1 crore with Sony Entertainment Television and a TATA Winger. She released an album, Meherbaan, as per a contract with Sony. Kapil Thapa was runner-up while Torsha Sarkar finished third.

The fourth season saw Anu Malik and Javed Akhtar as judges once again. New to this season were singer Kailash Kher and Indian actress Sonali Bendre, while singer Alka Yagnik joined the panel for a few audition rounds. The fourth season was hosted by Hussain Kuwajerwala and former contestant Meiyang Chang.

One of the contestants, Bhavya Pandit, received an offer to sing the song "Aaja Lehraate" for the film What's Your Raashee, alongside singer Gautam Mrinaal.

Top Contestants of Season 4

  • Sourabhee Debbarama - Winner[5]
  • Kapil Thapa - 1st Runner Up
  • Torsha Sarkar - 2nd Runner Up

Season 5

  • Judges

Anu Malik
Sunidhi Chauhan
Salim Merchant

  • Host

Abhijeet Sawant
Husain

Top 13 Contestants:-

Name Hometown Elimination
Sreerama Chandra MynampatiHyderabadWinner
Rakesh MainiMumbai1st Runner-up
Bhoomi TrivediGujarat2nd Runner-up
Swaroop KhanRajasthanEliminated 10th
Shivam PathakGujaratEliminated 9th
Tia KarMumbaiEliminated 8th
Naushad AliRajasthanEliminated 7th
Shashi SumanPatnaEliminated 6th
Arpita KhanWest BengalEliminated 5th
Yashraj KapilFaridabadEliminated 4th
Manisha KarmakarKolkataEliminated 3rd
Meghna KumarJhansiEliminated 2nd
Vishwas RaiAllahabadEliminated 1st

Season 6

The sixth season aired on Sony TV from 1 June 2012 to 1 September 2012. The winner of the sixth season was Vipul Mehta who received the highest number of votes.[6][7][8]

Mini Mathur and Hussain Kuwajerwala returned to host Season 6. The judges for this season were Anu Malik, Sunidhi Chauhan, and Salim Merchant. Asha Bhosle joined the judging panel after the audition rounds.

On 23 June 2012, the judges selected the top 16 contestants to perform in the Gala Rounds. These contestants were:

Name Hometown Elimination
Amit Kumar Runner-up
Amitabh Narayan
Amrita Panda
Charit Dixit
Deeksha Piyush
Deepak Maher
Devender Pal Singh Runner-up
Kaushik Deshpande
Kritika Tanwar
Poorvi Koutish Chandigarh
Ravi Kumar Mishra
Ritika Raj
Saumya Mishra
Simran Kaur
Sohini Mishra
Vipul Mehta Amritsar Winner

Indian Idol Junior Season 1

  • Judges

Vishal Dadlani
Shreya Ghoshal
Shekhar Ravjiani

  • Host

Karan Wahi
Mandira Bedi

Top 11 Contestants

Name Hometown Elimination
Anjana PadmanabhanBengaluruWinner
Debanjana KarmakarKolkata1st Runner-up
Anmol JaswalJammu Tawi2nd Runner-up
Nirvesh DaveAhmedabad3rd Runner-up
Akash SharmaHarayanaEliminated 7th
Aryan DasCuttackEliminated 6th
Sonakshi KarKolkataEliminated 5th
Priyam BorpatragohainAssamEliminated 4th
Eman ChaudharyAssamEliminated 3rd
Sugandha DateNagpurEliminated 2nd
Sankalp YaduwanshiMoradabadEliminated 1st

Indian Idol Junior Season 2

  • Judges

Salim Merchant
Sonakshi Sinha
Vishal Dadlani

  • Host

Hussain Kuwajerwala
Asha Negi

Top 13 Contestants:-

Name Hometown Elimination
Ananya NandaOdishaWinner
Nahid AfrinAssam1st Runner-up
Nithyashree VenkataramananChennai2nd Runner-up
Vaishnav GirishKeralaEliminated 10th
Moti KhanRajasthanEliminated 9th
Niharika NathAgartalaEliminated 8th
Ranita BanerjeeKolkataEliminated 7th
Sreelakshmi BelmannuBangaloreEliminated 6th
Ajay BrijwasiMathuraEliminated 5th
Yumna AjinKeralaEliminated 4th
Surendra Singh PanwarRajasthanEliminated 3rd
Vidhi JaswalJammu and KashmirEliminated 2nd
ShubhankarKolkataEliminated 1st

Season 9

  • Judges

Anu Malik
Farah Khan
Sonu Nigam

  • Host

Karan Wahi
Paritosh Tripathi

Top 14 Contestants:-

Name Hometown Elimination
LV RevanthHyderabadWinner[9]
Khuda BakshPunjabRunner-up[10]
PVNS RohitHyderabad2nd Runner-up
Malvika SunderChennaiEliminated 11th
Mohit ChopraNew DelhiEliminated 10th
Manya NarangNew DelhiEliminated 9th
Hardeep SinghLudhianaEliminated 8th
R P ShravanChennaiEliminated 7th
Tajinder SinghFaridabadEliminated 6th
Jeli KayiItanagarEliminated 5th
Bharti GuptaGhaziabadEliminated 4th
Mansi BhardwajKolkataEliminated 3rd
Stuti TiwariKolkataEliminated 2nd
Saumya MishraRenukutEliminated 1st

Season 10

  • 'Judges

Javed Ali[11]
Neha Kakkar
Vishal Dadlani

  • Host

Manish Paul

Top 14 Contestants:-

Name Hometown Elimination
Salman AliMewat, HaryanaWinner[12]
Ankush BhardwajShimlaRunner-up
Neelanjana RayKolkata2nd Runner-up
Nitin KumarUna3rd Runner-up
Vibhor ParasharNew Delhi4th Runner-up
Kunal PanditMumbaiEliminated 8th
Renu NagarRajasthanEliminated 7th
Soumaya ChakrabottyKolkataEliminated 6th
Avanti PatelMumbaiEliminated 5th
Sourabh ValmikiLakhimpurEliminated 4th
Biswajit MohapatraOrissaEliminated 4th
Krishnakali SahaTripuraEliminated 3rd
Indira DasKolkataEliminated 2nd
Sonia GazmerKolkataEliminated 1st

Season 11

The eleventh season started to air from 12 October 2019 on Sony TV. It will be hosted by singer Aditya Narayan.[13] Neha Kakkar is scheduled to return as one of the judges along with Vishal Dadlani and Anu Malik, who came back to the show as a judge after his suspension from the judge panel for Me Too allegations.[14] [15] Malik's return was condemned by several singers and supported by others, including host Aditya Narayan.[16][17]

  • Judges

Himesh Reshammiya
Vishal Dadlani
Neha Kakkar

  • Host

Aditya Narayan
Jay Bhanusali for just two episodes

Top 15 contestant are:-

Name Hometown Elimination
Rishabh Chaturvedi Amritsar, Punjab
Adriz GhoshKolkata
Jannabi DasNew Delhi
Sunny HindustaniPunjab
Shahzaan MujeebAligarh
Ridham Kalyan Amritsar, Punjab
Azmat HussainJaipur
Rohit RautMaharashtra
Chetna BhardawajGhaziabad Eliminated 7th
Kaivalya KejkarNagpurEliminated 6th
Shubadeep DasKolkataEliminated 5th
Stuti TiwariNew DelhiEliminated 4th
Nidhi KumariJamshedpurEliminated 3rd
Chelsi BehuraOrissaEliminated 2nd
Pallav SinghBalliaEliminated 1st


The Show is telecast On SET.

References

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