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Abhijeet Sawant, Rahul Vaidya To Prajakta Shukre – Here’s What Indian Idol 1 Contestants Are Doing Right Now

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Reality shows give a much-needed platform to all the contestants. Indian Idol is such a show which is known for providing a push for aspiring singers. It has helped in framing the career of many singers such as Abhijeet Sawant, Monali Thakur and Rahul Vaidya.

Today, we’ll be taking a look at the top contestants of Indian Idol season 1 and their current whereabouts. 

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Abhijeet Sawant

Abhijeet brought home the trophy for the first season of Indian Idol. The singer’s voice was loved by the judges and audience, and to date, he has a loyal fan following. After winning the show, Abhijeet dropped many albums and sang a few popular Bollywood songs. Recently, the singer’s name popped into the Indian Idol 12 controversy. He said that the makers of the show concentrate more on the contestant’s backstory rather than their singing skills and talent. On the work front, Abhijeet isn’t much active now.


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Amit Sana

Amit Sana, the boy with a golden voice, was the first runner-up of the show. After the show, he dropped some music albums such as Yaadien and Chal Diye. In 2010, he tried composing songs. However, he took a break from it and tried to understand his audience’s preference. Currently, he is trying to focus on singing and concentrating on becoming a better playback singer. 


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Rahul Vaidya

Rahul Vaidya was the second runner-up in the first season of Indian Idol. After the show, Rahul dropped a few songs. However, he gained popularity recently after he won the 13th season of Bigg Boss. He is also part of Khatron Ke Khiladi 11, which will premiere this month. He shot for KKK in Cape Town. In other news, the singer is all set to get married this week to Disha Parmar. He is the most active among all Indian Idol 1 contestants.

Prajakta Shukre

Prajakta Shukre was the third runner-up of the show. Her first single post-Indian Idol, Dhakka, was a huge hit. Nowadays, she is quite active on YouTube, where she teaches music lessons on her channel. Her last Bollywood song was Dankila song from Manikarnika.


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Here what other popular contestants are doing…

Aditi Paul

Aditi was one of the best contestants of the show and made it into the top 10. However, she got eliminated in the sixth position. She has made her career in playback singing and also gives live performances all across the country. She has sung songs for many famous Bollywood movies such as Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela and Baahubali 2. 


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Mukesh Pancholi

Mukesh belonged to the small town of Indore. He traveled to Mumbai to participate in the show. However, he got eliminated in eighth place. In March 2021, he went to his hometown and gave an interview with Indore Talk. In the conversation, he said that currently he is doing stage performances around the country. He would want to pursue this for a while. 

Amit Tandon

Amit was the second contestant to be eliminated from the show. However, he is one of the most popular faces to come out of the show. The singer also tried his luck in acting and has given some memorable characters. He was famous for shows such as Dill Mill Gaye and Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. In recent news, it is speculated that he will be appearing in the next season of Bigg Boss. However, these are bare rumors right now. 


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Vishal Kothari

Vishal was the first contestant to get eliminated from the show and was nowhere to be seen in the industry. The singer was giving live stage performances until December 2020. Currently, he releases his independent songs on his YouTube channel. His song ‘Rab Rakha’ was released a few days ago. 

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