Indian Idol

  • Fans bid teary-eyed goodbye to 'Indian Idol 2' winner Sandeep Acharya December 17, 2013

    The mortal remains of Indian Idol 2 winner Sandeep Acharya were consigned to flames at his native place in Bikaner on Monday. Family members, friends and fans bade a teary-eyed adieu to the singer who died in a private hospital in Gurgaon in Haryana at the age of 29 on...
  • 'Indian Idol 2' winner Sandeep Acharya dies December 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Singer Sandeep Acharya died at an young age of 29 at the Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon Sunday. He was suffering from jaundice. "Yes, Sandeep passed away at the Medanta Hospital today. He was suffering from jaundice. We brought him here on Dec 10," Akshay Acharya, Sandeep's cousin, told IANS....
  • Sreeram Chandra loses 15kg for 'Prema Geema Jantanai' October 8, 2013

    Chennai: Singer-turned-actor Sreeram Chandra, who is making his cinematic debut with Telugu romantic-drama 'Prema Geema Jantanai' (PGJ), has lost 15 kg for his role. He says it was challenging, but his passion for acting inspired him. Sreeram was the winner of season five of singing reality show 'Indian Idol'. "Shedding weight for...
  • 'Indian Idol Junior' winner Anjana aspires to be a pilot September 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Anjana Padmanabhan, the 10-year-old talent who has won the first 'Indian Idol Junior' title, aspires to fly higher, literally! She wants to become a pilot but she would also like to establish herself as a playback singer. "I want to become a pilot but I have always wanted to...
  • Bangalore girl Anjana Padmanabhan wins first 'Indian Idol Junior' September 2, 2013

    She doesn’t know Hindi, but her powerful and melodious rendition of Hindi songs helped 10-year-old Anjana Padmanabhan win the audiences’ hearts, and thus, the first “Indian Idol Junior” title at the star-studded grand finale of the singing reality show here on Sunday. For the finale, the Bangalore-based Anjana competed with three...
  • Bangalore girl Anjana Padmanabhan wins first 'Indian Idol Junior' September 2, 2013

    Mumbai: She doesn't know Hindi, but her powerful and melodious rendition of Hindi songs helped 10-year-old Anjana Padmanabhan win the audiences' hearts, and thus, the first 'Indian Idol Junior' title at the star-studded grand finale of the singing reality show here Sunday. For the finale, the Bangalore-based Anjana competed with three...
  • Rendezvous with Indian Ocean's Rahul Ram July 25, 2013

    Rahul Ram is super-busy. The fatigue is audible, and you can believe he's on the other side of 50, though the livewire red-bandanaed stage persona wouldn't give you that impression. The Delhi upbringing is evident in the hard Rs and the seamless and frequent switches between English and Hindi. We...
  • Indian Idol Junior: Karan Wahi plays a prank on Shreya Ghoshal July 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Singer Shreya Ghoshal experienced a scary moment on the sets of 'Indian Idol Junior', courtesy host Karan Wahi. Karan was up to his usual funny antics while shooting an upcoming episode. After young contestant Priyam sang the haunting 'Gumnaam hai koi', a nasty prank struck Karan, who sprang up from behind...
  • Feel sad to say no to contestants on 'Indian Idol Junior': Shreya June 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Rough and tough Vishal Dadlani and melodious beauty Shreya Ghoshal ended up in tears when they had to select one between a brother and a sister for singing reality show 'Indian Idol Junior'. Vishal and Shreya judge the Sony Entertainment Television show along with Shekhar Ravjiani. It became the...
  • Difficult to judge children, says Vishal Dadlani April 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Composer Vishal Dadlani, who is one of the judges on upcoming singing reality show "Indian Idol Junior", says he finds it difficult to judge children. He has earlier judged singing reality shows like "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge" and "Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star". "It's very difficult to judge children...
  • Mandira, Karan Wahi to co-host 'Indian Idol Junior' March 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Actors Mandira Bedi and Karan Wahi will take centrestage as co-hosts of the upcoming 'Indian Idol Junior', to be judged by singer Shreya Ghoshal and composer duo Vishal-Shekhar. This isn't the first time that Mandira and Karan are hosting a reality show. The upcoming season will be the first time that...
  • Punjabi boy Vipul Mehta wins 'Indian Idol 6' September 2, 2012

    Mumbai: It was a tough call - three boys, all from Punjab, all excellent singers with a great audience connect. But it is Vipul Mehta from Amritsar, who bagged the 'Indian Idol 6' title here Saturday night at a glittering grand finale. The 21-year-old pipped Devendra Pal Singh, 17, and Amit...
  • For Hema Malini, Dharmendra is king of romance August 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Veteran actress Hema Malini opened up about her first meeting with husband-actor Dharmendra during an appearance on music reality show 'Indian Idol 6'. During the shoot Hema, who was accompanied by Dharmendra, revealed that she first saw the legendary actor while he was shooting for the movie 'Baharein Phir...
  • Indian Idol: Asha Bhosle fulfills Devendra's wish July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Singing legend Asha Bhosle has promised a very special gift for 'Indian Idol 6' contestant Devendra Pal Singh. She has said she will attend the 17-year-old's wedding whenever it happens. The mischievous Devendra was up to some antics in the second gala round of the popular singing reality show...
  • Tweets: 'Indian Idol 6', Episode 2, auditions June 2, 2012

    New Delhi: As evident from the promos, the sixth season of popular singing reality show "Indian Idol" will not only strike an emotional chord but also promises to shock the viewers by showcasing the amazing talent that breeds in the country. While the show will see Anu Malik, Salim Merchant and...
  • Tweets: 'Indian Idol' is back with a bang June 1, 2012

    New Delhi: India's one of the most popular singing reality show 'Indian Idol' is back with its sixth season. As evident from the promos, 'Indian Idol 6' aims at striking an emotional connect with the audiences. Anu Malik, Salim Merchant, Sunidhi Chauhan and Asha Bhosle will be judging the 'Indian...
  • Budding singers can't match the legends: Anu Malik May 31, 2012

    Mumbai: Even as there are a number of budding artistes, there is no match for veteran singers like Lata Mangeshkar or Mohammed Rafi, noted musician Anu Malik has said. "There can never be another Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar and Mohammed Rafi...they are in different league. No one can be...
  • 'Indian Idol' promises to shock with great talent May 30, 2012

    Mumbai: As evident from the promos, the sixth season of popular singing reality show 'Indian Idol' will not only strike an emotional chord but also promises to shock the viewers by showcasing the amazing talent that breeds in the country. While the show will see Anu Malik, Salim Merchant and Sunidhi...
  • Indian Idol 6: Asha Bhosle joins the judge's panel May 30, 2012

    Mumbai: Singing legend Asha Bhosle is set to join Anu Malik, Sunidhi Chauhan and Salim Merchant as the fourth judge on the sixth season of popular singing reality show 'Indian Idol'. "The first thing I will ever look for in any contestant is their sur. My focus will be on sur...
  • 'Indian Idol 6' to focus on good voice not looks March 27, 2012

    Kolkata: As 'Indian Idol' enters its sixth season, the three judges say the focus this year will be on the power of the voice and not the looks. "It is a complete misconception that we are looking for a good singer who looks good. We only want voice," Salim Merchant,...
  • Reality shows benefited classical music: Jasraj February 21, 2012

    Bhopal: The veteran vocalist Pandit Jasraj feels reality shows like 'Indian Idol' have benefited Indian classical music and its artists. "The winner of reality shows like 'Indian Idol', who are hyped and for whom audience sends SMS to make them win, could not be remembered after three years. But even...
  • Forget Indian Idol, Arunachal has Everest Idols July 8, 2011

    Itanagar: For a long time, Arunachal Pradesh had trouble naming home-grown celebrities who could be immediately recognised by other states and beyond. There was Yukar Shibi, the weightlifter who set a new national record in the men's 62kg class, Gumpe Rime, the football player, author Mamang Dai who received the Padma...
  • Indian reality TV is Bollywood show all the way! February 5, 2011

    Can you imagine Kaun Banega Crorepati without mega star Amitabh Bachchan? Or Indian Idol without composer Anu Malik? In a celebrity-obsessed nation, even reality shows that aim to make a star out of the common man are driven by Bollywood faces. "Whatever happens, reality shows will always need some face value...
  • Indian Idol Abhijeet Sawant involved in a brawl December 1, 2010

    Mumbai: A night out with friends turned awry for star singer Abhijeet Sawant after the Indian idol winner was roughed up by an angry crowd on Tuesday night. The incident took place when he tried to protect his fellow Indian idol contestant Prajakta Shukre who had allegedly smashed her car into...
  • Indian Idol will shine in a Hollywood movie November 25, 2010

    No other Indian Idol winner has perhaps been so lucky than Sreeram Chandra, winner of Indian Idol 5. His title song from his music album Rehnuma will be featured in next Hollywood Narnia movie, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Sreeram confirms, “The producers of the film...
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  • Grandfather inspired me to sing: Indian Idol Sreeram August 16, 2010

    Twenty five year old Sreeram Chandra from Hyderabad has won the fifth season of the music reality show Indian Idol. ...
  • 'My next dream is to sing for B'wood, Rahman' August 16, 2010

    New Delhi: For Hyderabad boy Sreeram Chandra, this Independence Day couldn’t have been more special. He realised his dream of winning music reality show Indian Idol 5, and can't wait now for his next dream -- of singing for Bollywood and Oscar-winning music composer A.R. Rahman -- to come true. "My...
  • Sreeram wins 'Indian Idol 5' August 16, 2010

    Mumbai: Hyderabad-based Sreeram Chandra has won the fifth season of music reality show Indian Idol 5 and was awarded by megastar Amitabh Bachchan. The 24-year-old singer pipped Rakesh Maini from Agra and Bhoomi Trivedi of Baroda to win the contest. Sreeram has been consistently performing well on the show and receiving...
  • Hyderabad's Sreeram wins Indian Idol 5 August 16, 2010

    Mumbai: Sreeram Chandra from Andhra Pradesh won the 'Indian Idol Season 5' music reality show beating Bhoomi Trivedi and Rakesh Maini on Sunday evening. The winner gets Rs 50 lakh cash prize, a bike, a car, one-year contract with Sony TV and chance to sing in one of the forthcoming movies...