In this article, we are going to list down all time top 5 Sony TV Indian Idol winners and contestants who have made a mark as a playback singer both in Bollywood as well as an independent pop artist. 

Before that let us get an Idea of what this reality show is all about.

Sony TV’s Indian Idol is a reality show series that has been conceptualized from British television music competition known as Pop Idol. The first season of Indian Idol was aired on Sony TV entertainment channel in the year 2004-2005. We are all aware that Abhijeet Sawant was the 1st winner of this reality show series. Don’t we?.

So here we bring you a list of top 5 Sony TV Indian Idol winners and contestants.


Neha Kakkar : Sony Tv Indian Idol winner and contestant.

Did you know that she was a contestant on Indian Idol season 2?
She turned out to be the most popular Indian Idol among all the sony tv Indian Idol winners and contestants.
Neha Kakkar was a student of class 11th in The New Holi Public School and used to stay in Uttam Nagar in new Delhi when she first appeared for the audition, of Indian Idol 2.
After being eliminated from Indian Idol 2 due to low votes that she got from the audience, she didn’t look back and kept struggling hard to make a mark in the Bollywood industry.

Finally, in 2008, she launched her album with meet brothers and rocked the stage of Indian pop singers.

Let us have a look into some of her famous songs:

  • Sunny Sunny, From movie “ Yaariyan.”
  • Aao Raja, From movie “Gabbar, is back.”
  • Kar Gaye chull From movie “Kapoor & Sons.”
  • Kala Chasma From movie “Baar Baar Dekho.”
  • Naina From movie “Dangal.”
  • Cheez Badi Mast From movie “Machine” is her latest song

So does that encourages you to go and stand in the audition lines of the next upcoming season of Indian Idol 2?
If not then let’s have a look at other Sony tv Indian Idol winners and contestants and boost you with motivation.


Yes, we all know he was the First Indian Idol of this reality show series and the most beloved singer. He ignited that fuel of becoming a superstar in all hearts that belongs to a non-filmy background.
His 1st solo album was “Aapka Abhijeet Sawant” which was released on 7th April 2005. It was the part of the contract that he got as a winner of Indian Idol season 1 winner.
Immediately after his rising graph of success he launched his another album which was again welcomed by overwhelming response from his fan followers
The name was: Junoon released on 10th July 2007.

Abhijeet Sawant also tried his luck in acting career but couldn’t make a mark.
His debut movie as a lead actor was “ Lottery 2009”. Though he couldn’t be much successful as an actor still he got a lot many contracts as a singer.

He has a special appearance in some other movies and TV serials too like “Tees Maar Khan,” “Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai” which was a romantic drama and C.I.D.

Later he tried his hands in politics too and joined the Shiv Sena party with a mandate to attract youth to the party.

Let us have a look into some of her famous songs.

  • Sau Tarah key, From movie “Dishoom.”
  • Beating Beating, From movie “Ishq Wala love.”
  • Pungi, From film “Tees Maar Khan.”

So isn’t it interesting to know that being a part of Indian Idol series takes your singing career to heights?

Are you planning to go for its next auditions?
How is your preparation going for it?
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The most charming personality from the Indian Idol season 1 series. Isn’t it?
He was a 2nd-year junior college student in MITHIBAI college when he participated in the Indian Idol reality show.

He was a strong contender in the show, but fate has decided his decision for him hence he was eliminated as 2nd runner-up.

His 1st debut album was “ Tera intezar” which was a mass hit because he already had a good fan following for his beautiful sweet voice and resplendent personality.

Later, he also got an opportunity to perform overseas like the U.S, Bangladesh, Maldives, etc. which got him to a great height of success.

Some of his famous albums are:

  • Fan(Single) 2014: YouTube Hit
  • Vande Mataram 2014
  • Do Char Din 2016

Some of his famous songs that are still in our memories are:

  • It’s all about tonight, “ Ishq in Paris.”
  • Fan it “ with “badsah.”
  • Batoon ko teri “ All is well.”
  • Meri Zindagi “Bhaag Johnny.”

So people, if you are looking for the worth of being an Indian Idol contestant then these top 3 Sony TV Indian Idol winners and contestants are some of the great examples to identify the potentials of taking part in this reality show.


Indian Idol contestants: Meiyang Chang

The sweet, handsome gentlemen who not only attracted his fan though his incredible singing talent but also showcased his abilities as an actor too.

Dental Surgeon by degree from V.S Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, he hails from Dhanbad, Jharkhand.

If we talk about some of his famous songs from Bollywood industry:

  • Tu To Na Ayi 2008 an album with Sony
  • Kuch Dino Se 2013 an album with Sony
  • Hanju 2013, an album with Neha and Tonny Kakkar
  • Sara zamana 2016 with Strumm Sound.
  • Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si – Party Mix Remix with DJ Aqeel with SaReGaMa

We have also seen Chang rising as an actor. Some of the movies in which he had a role were:

  • Badmaash Company in 2010 as Zing
  • Detective Byomkesh Bakshy in 2015 as Kanai Dao
  • Sultan 2016

Meiyang Chang is the contestant who got success both in singing as well as in acting career and proved his worth in the Bollywood industry.


Indian Idol contestant: Monali Thakur

Did you remember the song, “ Zara, Zara Touch me, touch me, touch me” from the movie Race 1? That was sung by our dearest singer Monali Thakur.

Yes, guys, you heard it right.

Monali Thakur is considered as one among the many successful Sony TV Indian Idol winners and contestant. She won many national awards for her singing.

Initially, her luck didn’t favor her much in Indian Idol season 2 as she got eliminated at 9th but after a real struggle, she got her chance to sing a Bollywood number. This opportunity was to her by Pritam Chakraborty who gave her an opportunity to sing the song “ Zara touch me touch me” in the movie Race. With her amazing talent in singing, the director of the film gave her a second song “Khawab Dekh(Sexy Lady)”  in race movie itself.

She received National Film award for the song “Moh Moh ke Dhaage” Dum Laga ke Haisha 2016” movie.
She also got Filmfare Award for the song “ Sawar loon” from the movie Lootera.”

Some of her famous songs are:

  • Jingle Jingle, Badmash Company
  • Tu Mohabbat Hai, Tere Naal Love Hogaya
  • Hip Hop Pami, Ramaiya Vastavaiya
  • Badri Ki Dulhaniya, title track

And many more famous song that was on the Top chart of Bollywood.

These were top 5 successful singers from Sony TV Indian Idol winners and contestants who made an exceptional mark in the Industry and created an example for other aspiring singers.

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  1. All these Five Indian Idols are rising on whims of their Marketing Man other wise , now a days it is very difficult to grow so many agents are functioning which includes agents(Gurga) of Dawood.Where is abhijeet and kumar sanu and some more prominent singers. Moh Moh ke dhage was composed by Annu mallik who is son of Sardar mallik. Sardar mallik admitted his son in Orchestra team of Laxmikant Pyarelal. After learning from that team- he started composing music in the Bollyhood. He composed music in approx four hundred films and later on outdated. After much efforts he got the film in which Monali sung Moh Moh ke dhage which received national applause. Means three things are require-Luck,your market man and your own relentless efforts.


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