Season 9

Malaika

Judge: Annu Malik, Farah Khan and Sonu Nigam

Host: Karan Wahi and Paritosh Tripathi

Winner : LV Revanth

 

Season6

Anu Malik

Anu Malik

Anu Malik has been the jury member on Indian Idol since its inception. Known for his cheeky and straightforward comments, he is the viewers' favorite judge on the show and a nightmare to many a young participants. He was also a judge in the first Asian Idol held in Indonesia, representing Indian Idol.

The son of veteran composer Sardar Malik, brother of Abu Malik and Daboo Malik, Anu learnt music from Pandit Ram Prasad Sharma. He composed music for various films but his music finally gained recognition in 1993 for his melodious compositions for the movies like Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee, Jaanam, Sir and Baazigar. Some of the prominent films that Anu gave music are Aks, Fiza,Filhaal... and Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai to name a few. His recent work includes Love Story 2050, Kambakkht Ishq, Jaan-E-Mann and the Aishwarya Rai starrer Umrao Jaan.

Anu won the National Award for his work in Refugee and Filmfare Award for Best Music Director twice - for Baazigar and Main Hoon Na. He also got a Special Jury Award (Filmfare) for his outstanding contribution in music. He has worked with some of most prominent playback singers including Sonu Nigam, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Anuradha Paudwal, Shaan,Abhijeet, K.K., Sunidhi Chauhan and many more.

With his work in crossover films like Bride and Prejudice, he is among the few Indian film composers with international projects to his credit.

Sunidhi Chauhan

Sunidhi Chauhan

Sunidhi Chauhan debuts on television as a jury member on Indian Idol 5. A versatile playback singer, best known for her Bollywood film songs, she has over 2000 songs to her credit. She began to sing at the age of four and was spotted in the singing contest, Meri Awaz Suno, which she went on to win. Her breakthrough in Hindi films was Ram Gopal Varma's film – Mast and after that there was no looking back for her. The year 2008 was a highly successful year for the young singer; as she went on to give a huge number of super hit songs like Chhaliya Chhaliya (Tashan), Rock Mahi, Lucky Boy (Bachna Ae Haseeno), Desi Girl (Dostana), Dance Pe Chance (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi), and Race Saanson Ki (Race).

Chauhan is one of the few female singers who have sung for some of the leading actresses of this generation like Aishwarya Rai, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Priyanka Chopra and more… She has also sung for legendary actress Rekha. She also sang for the comeback films of two leading Bollywood actresses, Kajol, in Fanaa and Madhuri Dixit, in Aaja Nachle.

She has won several awards—three Filmfare Awards, two Star Screen Awards, two IIFA Awards, Zee Cine Award and Kelvinator GR8! FLO Women Award 2009.

Salim Merchant

Salim Merchant

Salim Merchant is all set to venture into the reality showbiz as the one of the judges of Indian Idol 5. Salim is a music director and singer who has been composing music along with his brother Sulaiman Merchant for over a decade and together they are popularly known as 'Salim-Sulaiman'. They have scored music for movies such as Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year, Pyaar Impossible,Kurbaan, Neal 'n' Nikki, Chak De India, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Fashion to name a few.

Salim-Sulaiman started by composing background scores for the movies. Their tryst with Bollywood music direction began when Karan Johar's movie 'Kaal', which was an instant hit. Since then there was no looking back for the Merchant brothers who went on to work with Bollywood's biggest producers and directors such as Yash Chopra, Subhash Ghai, Ram Gopal Verma, and Madhur Bhandarkaramong others.

Salim, who has learned music from the Trinity College of Music in London, has brought a global edge to Bollywood's music world, to go with the changing face of the film industry. While his music has a deep resonance of classical music, it strikes a chord with the contemporary too. Infusing different themes like Western, Indian Folk, and Hindustani and Sufi into his music, he has a wide range of audiences across the globe.

Asha Bhosle

Asha Bhosle
 

Season 6 Winner – Vipul Mehta

Vipul Mehta

Season 5

Anu Malik

Anu Malik

Anu Malik has been the jury member on Indian Idol since its inception. Known for his cheeky and straightforward comments, he is the viewers' favorite judge on the show and a nightmare to many a young participants. He was also a judge in the first Asian Idol held in Indonesia, representing Indian Idol.

The son of veteran composer Sardar Malik, brother of Abu Malik and Daboo Malik, Anu learnt music from Pandit Ram Prasad Sharma. He composed music for various films but his music finally gained recognition in 1993 for his melodious compositions for the movies like Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee, Jaanam, Sir and Baazigar. Some of the prominent films that Anu gave music are Aks, Fiza,Filhaal... and Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai to name a few. His recent work includes Love Story 2050, Kambakkht Ishq, Jaan-E-Mann and the Aishwarya Rai starrer Umrao Jaan.

Anu won the National Award for his work in Refugee and Filmfare Award for Best Music Director twice - for Baazigar and Main Hoon Na. He also got a Special Jury Award (Filmfare) for his outstanding contribution in music. He has worked with some of most prominent playback singers including Sonu Nigam, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Anuradha Paudwal, Shaan,Abhijeet, K.K., Sunidhi Chauhan and many more.

With his work in crossover films like Bride and Prejudice, he is among the few Indian film composers with international projects to his credit.

Sunidhi Chauhan

Sunidhi Chauhan

Sunidhi Chauhan debuts on television as a jury member on Indian Idol 5. A versatile playback singer, best known for her Bollywood film songs, she has over 2000 songs to her credit. She began to sing at the age of four and was spotted in the singing contest, Meri Awaz Suno, which she went on to win. Her breakthrough in Hindi films was Ram Gopal Varma's film – Mast and after that there was no looking back for her. The year 2008 was a highly successful year for the young singer; as she went on to give a huge number of super hit songs like Chhaliya Chhaliya (Tashan), Rock Mahi, Lucky Boy (Bachna Ae Haseeno), Desi Girl (Dostana), Dance Pe Chance (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi), and Race Saanson Ki (Race).

Chauhan is one of the few female singers who have sung for some of the leading actresses of this generation like Aishwarya Rai, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Priyanka Chopra and more… She has also sung for legendary actress Rekha. She also sang for the comeback films of two leading Bollywood actresses, Kajol, in Fanaa and Madhuri Dixit, in Aaja Nachle.

She has won several awards—three Filmfare Awards, two Star Screen Awards, two IIFA Awards, Zee Cine Award and Kelvinator GR8! FLO Women Award 2009.

Salim Merchant

Salim Merchant

Salim Merchant is all set to venture into the reality showbiz as the one of the judges of Indian Idol 5. Salim is a music director and singer who has been composing music along with his brother Sulaiman Merchant for over a decade and together they are popularly known as 'Salim-Sulaiman'. They have scored music for movies such as Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year, Pyaar Impossible,Kurbaan, Neal 'n' Nikki, Chak De India, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Fashion to name a few.

Salim-Sulaiman started by composing background scores for the movies. Their tryst with Bollywood music direction began when Karan Johar's movie 'Kaal', which was an instant hit. Since then there was no looking back for the Merchant brothers who went on to work with Bollywood's biggest producers and directors such as Yash Chopra, Subhash Ghai, Ram Gopal Verma, and Madhur Bhandarkaramong others.

Salim, who has learned music from the Trinity College of Music in London, has brought a global edge to Bollywood's music world, to go with the changing face of the film industry. While his music has a deep resonance of classical music, it strikes a chord with the contemporary too. Infusing different themes like Western, Indian Folk, and Hindustani and Sufi into his music, he has a wide range of audiences across the globe.

Season 5 Winner – Sreeramchandra Mynampati

Sreeramchandra Mynampati

24-year old Sreeramchandra is a professional singer who lives with his family in Secunderabad. His father is a High Court advocate while his mother is a housewife.

Sreeramchandra started singing during his school days, but began his professional training in singing in the first year of his college. He is a complete music enthusiast and has performed in various music shows including playback singing for few Telugu movies. He got his first break singing title track for the critically acclaimed 2008 Telugu comedy film Ashta Chemma. Sreeram performed the hit track "Tum Mile" to which Music director Pritam commented that Sreeram is ready to start playback singing immediately.

His hobbies include sports such as football & basketball, singing, poker bonus and playing the guitar. He auditioned for Indian Idol 5 as he feels he has all the qualities to be India's next big singing sensation. He feels that through Indian Idol, he will able to reach as well as showcase his immense talent to the millions of households in the country. Eventually he went on to win the title of Indian Idol 5. Sreeram is the first south Indian to become Indian Idol.

Season 5 Winners as playback singers

  • Sreeramchandra Mynampati (winner) - Balma for Akshay kumar film – Khiladi 786
  • Bhoomi Trivedi ( Runners up)– Raam Chahe leela for Priyanka chopra film – Ram-leela
  • Swaroop Khan (Top- 4)– Tharki chhokra for Sanjay Dutt & Amir khan film - PK

Season 4

  • Hosts: Hussain Kuwajerwala and Meiyang Chang
  • Judges: Anu Malek, Javed Akhtar, Kailash Kher and Sonali Bendre
  • Winner: Sourabhee Debbarma

Season 3

  • Hosts: Hussain Kuwajerwala and Mini Mathur
  • Judges: Anu Malek, Javed Akhtar, Alisha Chinai and Udit Narayan
  • Winner: Prashant Tamang

Season 2

  • Hosts: Aman Verma and Mini Mathur
  • Judges: Anu Malek, Sonu Nigam and Farah Khan
  • Winner: Sandeep Acharya

Season 1

  • Hosts: Aman Verma and Mini Mathur
  • Judges: Anu Malek, Sonu Nigam and Farah Khan
  • Winner: Abhijeet Sawant