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Akanksha Palkar

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Place: Mumbai

Akanksha, who comes from aamchi Mumbai, has been learning music for the last three years from Padmashri Padmaja. This young girl is a bundle of talent and poise, and is a complete stage performer. She has successfully performed at live events—her greatest achievement came when Ghulam Mustafa Khan appreciated her talent.

Akanksha believes she has the confidence and attitude to help her bag the coveted title of Indian Idol 4!

About myself: I used to cry a lot as a kid. My parents claim the crying helped me clear my throat. I like travelling, reading books and learning new songs

Family: Parents—I am very close to both of them.

Inspiration: Dad, Lata Mangeshkar

Fear: Darkness and ghost movies

Put-off: I feel sad when people around me cry and are upset

One thing I would like to change in myself: I’m too emotional—I would like to be more practical

If I become the Indian Idol, I will: I will donate the money to the Shantidaan orphanage

Likes: I love the monsoon season, reading books, listening to different music, and spending time with my parents

Colour: Blue and pink are my lucky colours

Actor: Hrithik Roshan & Actress: Madhuri Dixit

Food: Chinese.

Ali Hussain:

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Place: Pune

Ali Hussain is a professional singer and has trained in music from the age of seven. He completed his BA in music and performs on All India Radio. Hussain believes his unique style and versatile voice will strike a chord with the audience and crown him the next Indian Idol. Other than singing, Hussain enjoys composing music and cricket.

Ali Hussain means: It’s the Prophet’s name

Nature: I am shy and straight-forward

Colour: Pink—it denotes love and peace

Likes: Outing with friends

Food: All kinds of good food—from varan bhaat to batata sabji to ussal

Actor: Sanjay Dutt & Actress: Kajol

About myself: I like people for their nature—simplicity, dedication to work

Family: Parents, elder sister (a school teacher), and a one-year-old nephew. I am closest to my mother. She always encouraged me towards music. My dad provided me with everything

Fear: I fear water ever since I was thrown into it as a kid

Weakness: I take everything seriously

Inspiration: Daddy, Mohd Rafi, Sonu Niigaam, Raahat Fateh Ali, KK

Achievement: I won the ghazal competition on All India radio

One thing I would like to change in myself: I would like to change my shyness

Pals on Indian Idol 4: Bhanu, Prosanjeet and Sand

Ananya Mishra

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Place: Varanasi

Ananya is Pandit Birju Maharaj and Kishan Maharaj’s grand daughter—music and art run in her blood. She has trained professionally in singing and has won various music contests across the country.

Apart from being a good singer, Ananya is also a remarkable Kathak dancer, a music composer and plays the tabla. This young girl has a golden voice and the right attitude that won her the judges’ hearts instantly.

Ananya means: Infinite. My father named me

About myself: I rehearse dance in the morning and singing in the evening. I am also a very confused person

Family: Parents, an elder brother (10 years older) and a younger sister. I am closest to my father. My first guruji is my father

Fear: Ghosts

Nickname: Shivvie

If I become the Indian idol, I will: Open a music institution for my father

Colour: Red and pink

Actor: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan & Actress: Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukherji

Bhavya Pandit

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Place: Jalandhar

Originally from Jalandhar, Bhavya is now based in Mumbai with her family. She has trained in classical music under Pandit Prabhakar Karekar and believes her sound understanding of music gives her an edge over the others. Bhavya is fun loving and an extrovert. Apart from singing, she is interested in acting, reading and surfing the internet.

Her biggest achievement was when she won the National Balshree Award from Dr A P J Abdul Kalam at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Her family means the world to her and, unlike other girls of her age, she is addicted to bikes, cars and gadgets.

Bhavya means: Lavish, grand—I want to be bhavya in the music industry

About myself: Born in Haryana, I want the world to know me and my voice. I can’t survive without talking

Family: Parents, elder brother, grand mom (who passed away last year). I am closest to my brother

Inspiration: Asha Bhosle

Achievement: National Balshree Award from former President Abdul Kalam

One thing I would like to change in myself: I would like to lose weight and be less short tempered

Likes: Reading books, coin collection, watching TV, internet surfing and riding my cycle

Colour: Black & Food: Mummy’s cooking

Actor: Shahid Kapur & Actress: Rani Mukherji

Charit Dixit

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Place: Ahmedabad

Charit is currently pursuing his B Pharma. Although he has started learning music only in the last six to eight months, he plays a variety of instruments—ranging from the harmonium, flute and mouthorgan to a dholak.

Charit’s big moment was when he was awarded the Golden Voice Award in Rajasthan and got an opportunity to record two to three songs for a music album. His list of favourite singers include Manna Dey, Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi and Sonu Niigaam. Besides training in music, Charit enjoys painting and playing outdoor sports like football and cricket in his free-time.

Charit means: Character

Family: Parents and twin sister. I am closest to my sister

Inspiration: Manna Dey, Sonu Niigaam

Put-off: Dislike friends who backstab

One thing I would like to change in myself: I would like to change my shyness

If I become the Indian idol, I will: Open a music studio to give newcomers a break

Pals on Indian Idol 4: Kuldeep, Mohit, Saurabh and Priyanka

Likes: I like being with friends, painting, books and playing my harmonium, dholak, flute and mouth organ

Colour: Dark blue

Actor: Salman Khan & Actress: Amrita Rao

Food: Mummy’s urad dal and makka roti

Kapil Thapa

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Place: Dehradun

Kapil Thapa from Dehradun is an army man. He is a tough disciplinarian, but has a soft voice that can melt any heart. Although he hasn’t learnt music professionally, he enjoys the art as a hobby. Influenced by Indian Idol 3, Kapil participated in an orchestra contest where his band won the first prize.

After seeing Prashant Tamang crowned the Indian Idol last season, Kapil decided to try his luck in Indian Idol 4. Now his only dream is to make his army men proud and take his singing talent to newer heights.

About myself: I am from Dehradoon and am part of the army band

Nickname: Fauji bhai

Family: Dadi, parents, two elder brothers, sister-in-law, nephew. My father is retired from the army. Both my brothers are in the army


Fears: God

Passion: Love to dance—have done many shows

One thing I would like to change in myself: I don’t want to change anything in life

Likes: Love to play football, carom, chess, dancing, and having fun with friends

Colour: Black

Actor: Aamir Khan

Actress:Aishwarya Rai

Food: Chinese

Kuldeep Singh

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Place: Lucknow

Kuldeep, a very simple and emotional person by nature, has devoted his entire life to music. He has been struggling to make a mark in theu music industry for the last 15 years. Kuldeep can play 11 msical instruments and has also done his visharad in music. An ardent Mohd Rafi and Sonu Niigaam fan, he works part time as a music teacher in a school.

He believes success comes to those who are determined. Kuldeep has dedicated his life to music and really hopes to make it big. Music is his soul.

Kuldeep Singh Chauhan means: Vansh ka Deepak

About myself: I am from Bandha in UP and trained in Lucknow for 11 years. I have been doing stage performances since I was eight years old

Family: Parents, two sisters and a younger brother. I am closest to my mother

Dream: To be a successful playback singer

Inspiration: Sonu Niigaam

Fear: Snakes

If I become the Indian Idol, I will: Build a Sai Baba mandir in Bandha. I have a blind relative and I would also like to get her treated

Likes: Playing cricket, meeting new people and making friends

Colour: Black—no other colour can influence black

Actor: Amitabh Bachchan—he is also from Allahabad

Actress: Madhuri Dixit

Food: Shahi paneer, bhindi, dal chawal

Megha Sharma

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Place: Jaipur

Megha Sharma hails from the ‘Pink City’ Jaipur where music has been an integral part of her growing up years. Although her first attempt to sing was at the age of seven on Akashwani, she began learning the art professionally only in the last two or three weeks. She is the winner of the Golden Voice Award, Rajasthan. Her dream today is to make her dad proud by becoming a famous playback singer.

Megha means: Cloud

About myself: I used to play hockey, but my family made me leave it

Family: Parents, dadaji (90 years old), elder brother and elder sister. I am closest to my mother—she is my best friend

Achievement: I loved performing in Akashwani when I was a child. I won the Golden Voice of Rajasthan award—a competition judged by Bappida and Pooja Bhatt

Fear: Water

Inspiration: Sonu Nigam, Kailash Kher, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Lataji, Ashaji

Actor: Shahid Kapur & Actress: Katrina Kaif

Colour: Black, red & Food: Burger, pizza, chowmein

Likes: Making noise, making people laugh, doing masti,and Lataji’s songs

Mohit Lalwani

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Place: Delhi

Delhi boy Mohit is a complete music enthusiast. He believes he has everything it takes to be the next Indian Idol—the right voice, attitude and music talent. Indian Idol for him is not only a chance to connect and meet new people, but also to take him to the next level of professional playback singing. This high-spirited boy alternatively enjoys travelling and engaging in adventure sports.

Mohit means: Manmohak (One who is dear to the heart)

About myself: I am from Delhi and I completed my graduation from Ramdev College. I am a part of a rock band. My music teacher and friends encouraged me to participate in music competitions. Senior girls would make me sing for them and then give me a kiss as a reward

Family: Parents and a younger sister. I am closest to mom

Inspiration: Sonu Niigaam

Put-off: I hate when close people ditch

Fear: I don’t fear anything

Food: Love mom’s cooking

Likes: Being with friends & Colour: Green, red, black

Actor: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan & Actress: Vidya Balan

Parashar Joshi

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Place: Pune

Parashar Joshi is a software engineer by profession, but has given up his career for music. He is a professional singer, who also freelances with various bands and can sing in different languages.

Parashar enjoys listening to good soulful music and his favourite singers are Sonu Niigaam, Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Shreya Ghoshal. He believes he has all the elements to be the next Indian Idol and is ready to take on any competition.

Parashar means: My name is historical. Vyas’s father was called Parashar

About myself: Software engineer, cricketer, and professional singer for the last 3 years. Part of the state cricket team. Since Indian Idol 2, I have auditioned in nine cities. I have an Idol poster above my bed. I am a big fan of Sonali Bendre.

Family: Parents, grandmother and a younger sister. My mother is an eye surgeon and I am closest to my younger sister.

Fear: Snakes

Inspiration: Sonu Niigaam, Shankar Mahadevan (he is also an engineer who gave up his career for music)

Colour: Blue—the cricket team uniform as well as the colour of the sea and sky

Star: Sachin Tendulkar is my God—I wear the same bracelet and chain

Actors: Hrithik Roshan & Actress: Gul Panag—I wrote a poem for her

Pooja Ghosh

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Place: Kolkata

Pooja Ghosh is completing her schooling in Kolkata. While in school, she won a singing competition which encouraged her to learn the art professionally. Her keen interest in singing led her to train under Devika Bakhandi. Pooja’s parents have been very supportive of her participation in Indian Idol 4 and her pursuing music as a profession.

This young girl enjoys all forms of music and her favourite singers are Shreya Ghosal, Alka Yagnik, Sonu Niigaam and Udit Narayan. Apart from music, Pooja takes an avid interest in painting, too.

Belief: I believe a lot in God

About myself: Very bubbly, I do a lot of masti and make people laugh. I am very talkative and like to irritate people. I like songs with fun and masti in it, and would like to sing such songs. I also want to complete my education

Inspiration: Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Niigaam

Fear: Cockroaches

One thing I would like to change in myself: I would like to get slim

Likes: Listening to music, drawing, surprise gifts and chocolates

Colour: Red

Actor: Shah Rukh Khan & Actress: Deepika Padukone

Priyanka Negi

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Place: Dehradun

Priyanka is originally from Dehradun, but is pursuing her studies in Delhi. She is a state-level air rifle shooting champ, but it is music that scores over everything else in her life. Incidentally, this is Priyanka’s second attempt at Indian Idol-last year she made it till the theatre round-and hopes to hit the bull’s eye with the title this year. For Priyanka, her goal is playback singing.

Priyanka means: Someone who is loved by everyone

About myself: I’m very talkative, frank, an extrovert, and I easily mix with people

Family: Parents, younger sister and brother. I am closest to my mother and sister

Fear: Water

Inspiration: Lata Mangeshkar, Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan

My dream:Is to go to Shirdi-I’ve never been there

One thing I would like to change in myself: I wouldn’t like to change anything about myself

Actor: Ranbir Kapoor & Actress: Sushmita Sen, Preity Zinta, Madhuri Dixit

Food: Rajma chawal that mum cooks & Likes: I love free gifts

Prosenjit Kosambi

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Place: Kolhapur

Prosenjit is a professional singer and has been learning music since he was 12. He comes from the city of the Marathas, where he has been organising musical shows and live events on his own. He has an MA in music and has auditioned in all the previous seasons of Indian Idol and Fame Gurukul. He also won the contest ETV Satap Sur. His favourite singers are Udit Narayan and Sonu Niigaam.

About myself: I have an MA in music and have recorded several songs. I am trained in classical music

Family: My mother is a teacher and my father is social worker. My younger brother, Abhijeet, is also into music. My youngest brother wants to be a college lecturer

Inspiration: Mohd Rafi

Fear: Scared of hurting other people’s emotions

If I become the Indian Idol, I will: Like to settle in Mumbai and help handicapped people—my guruji is also handicap

Indian Idol judge I am most scared of: Not scared of.

Colour: Yellow, pink

Actor: Mithun Chakraborty

Actress: Sushmita Sen

Purnima Vishwanathan

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Place: Delhi

Originally from Chandigarh, Purnima is currently living in Gurgaon and works with a BPO. She has trained in music for sometime and has appeared on national television to sing bhajans. Her favourite singers are Kavita Krishnamoorthi, Sunidhi Chouhan and Shreya Ghoshal.

Interestingly, besides music, Purnima also teaches French and paints in her free time.

Belief: I am superstitious

Fear: Darkness

Inspiration: A R Rahman

One thing I would like to change in myself: Nothing

Indian Idol judge least scared of: Sonali Bendre

Pals on Indian Idol 4:Close to all the girls from Delhi-Tulika, Priyanka and Sunakshi

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Actress:Rani Mukherji, Kajol

Food: Mummy’s south Indian food

Likes: Dogs-I want to buy land and keep stray dogs

Rajdeep Chatterjee

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Place: Jamshedpur

Rajdeep Chatterjee from Jamshedpur has been learning music from the age of two-and-half-years under Pandit Shri Chandrakant Apte. He enjoys classical music and can play the tabla. His big moment was when he performed and shared the stage with music directors Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

Rajdeep has participated in various competitions and even won the title of Jharkhand Idol. He now aspires to bag the title of the next Indian Idol.

Rajdeep means: Raja ka beta

About myself: I am a simple and straight guy, honest from the heart and uncomplicated. I have been singing since I was two and half years. I took part in my first competition when I was 8 years old

Family: Parents and a brother. I am closest to my parents

Inspiration: Manna Dey

Fear: Scared of nothing in particular

Strength: My studies in music

One thing I would like to change in myself: I would like to change my short temper

Colour: Red & Food: Pure non vegetarian

Actor: Shah Rukh Khan & Actress: Katrina Kaif

Likes: Playing cricket, football & Star: M S Dhoni—he is from my state


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Place: Bangalore

Roshan hails from Kerala, but he has recently settled down in Bangalore. Although he has no family background in music, Roshan has learnt Carnatic music for 12 years and holds a BA in music. Currently he is also refining his ability to play the guitar. His favourite singers are S P Balasubramanium, Mohd Rafi and Sonu Niigaam.

Family: Parents, elder brother and younger brother. I am closest to my mother. I have been singing from the age of five. I’ve also had classical training since then

Inspiration: Yesudas, Hariharan, SP Balasubramanium, Illayaraja

Fear: Scared of nothing & Put-off: I dislike being lonely

Pals on Indian Idol 4: Kapil, Remo, Saurabh, Mohit and Sourabhee

Indian Idol judge I am most scared of: Javed saab because my Hindi diction is not good

Likes: Sleeping, playing outdoor games like football, and listening to Malayalam songs

Colour: Black and white & Food: Mom’s cooking

Actor: Mohanlal & Actress: Aishwarya Rai

Saurabh Mehta

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Place: Kolkata

Saurabh has been learning music for the last five years and is also teaching part-time in a school. Apart from teaching, he also helps his father in his printing business. He has learnt music from Namita Chatterjee and enjoys listening to singers Mohd Rafi and Sonu Niigaam. Like every Indian, Saurabh is a cricket buff but claims that he can give up everything for music.

About myself: I am a student of classical music

Nature: Reserved

Family: Parents, elder brother, bhabhi, twin brother. My father is a singer—I work with him and I am closest to him

Inspiration: Mohd Rafi, Sonu Niigaam

Fear: Not scared of anything

Put-off: Dishonest, self-centered people

One thing I would like to change in myself: My short temper

Indian Idol judge I am most scared of: Annu

Likes: Cricket, watching movies & Colour: Blue & Food: Shahi paneer, cham cham (sweet)

Actor: Aamir Khan & Actress: Katrina Kaif

Food: Traditional Gujarati

Shini Kalvint

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Place: Gwalior

Shini hails from a family that is connected to music through generations. She started to learn music at an early age from her mother and grandmother. Today, she is happily married to a musician and has found in him a pillar of support and a critic.

For the young couple, music connects their hearts. Shini often sings while her husband plays the instruments. Besides music, she has also keen on jewellery designing and painting.

Shini means: I was nicknamed chini because I sing sweetly. This soon became Shini

About myself: I’ve auditioned for Indian Idol before, but I didn’t get through. I met my husband during professional shows. It is a love marriage-I proposed to him

Family: My mother is a singer-she won the Gwalior Lata Mangeshkar Award. I loved to dance, but I also wanted to follow mom’s footsteps

Inspiration: Lata Mangeshkar

Fear: Sleeping alone at night. I enjoy horror films, but only with my mother

One thing I would like to change in myself: I would like to change my physicality-gain some weight

Colour: Sky blue-I love the sky & Food: Shahi paneer, cham cham (sweet)

Actor: Shah Rukh Khan & Actress: Madhuri Dixit


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Place: Agartala

The petite Sourabhee, who is gifted with a golden voice, is quite unassuming but is a powerful stage performer. Although she has not learnt music professionally, she believes her talent and spirit will win her the audience’s love.

Even though Sourabhee’s parents are government employees and disconnected from the world of music, they have been supportive of her decision and encouraged her to be part of the Indian Idol 4 journey.

Sourabhee means: Khushboo (fragrance)

About myself: I learnt to sing from a cousin who used to learn classical singing. I am passionate about dancing. I am closest to my sister, who is three years younger to me

Dream: My biggest dream is to have an album to my credit and to dance in my music video

Inspiration: Sunidhi Chauhan

Put-off: I get upset when I hear people talking about me behind my back

Fear: I am scared of water-I don’t know how to swim

One thing I would like to change in myself: Trusting people easily

Pals on Indian Idol 4: Bhavya, Akanksha, Purnima, Raina, Shini, Remo, and Kapil

Indian Idol judge I am most scared of: Annu Malek

Likes: I love singing, dancing, and masti with friends. I am very talkative

Colour: Black

Actor: Zayed Khan-I love his smile and his songs & Actress: Aishwarya Rai-she is very beautiful

Food: Nothing special

Dancer: Shahid Kapur

Sreejita Kar

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Place: Jamshedpur

Sreejita Kar is currently completing her education in Kolkata. With music training of seven years under Ajay Sen Choudhary, Sreejita has a strong base and understating of the art. In the past, she has participated in various musical contests-but she has always had the desire to make it to the original show, Indian Idol! This young girl is determined to fulfil her parent’s dream-of becoming the next Indian Idol.

Sreejita means: A girl who wins at everything

About myself: I am very naughty at school-it’s a girls’ school. I also cry a lot

Family: Nani, mummy and younger brother. I am closest to brother-I also love to fight with him

Put-off: When someone ignores me

Fear: Lizards, cockroaches, mummy & maths

One thing I would like to change in myself: I would like to be less talkative

Pals on Indian Idol 4: Bhavya, Sunakshi

Colour: Blue-of the sky and the sea,

Actor: Ranbir Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Imran Khan & Actress: Preity Zinta-like her, I am also bubbly and chirpy

Food: Bengali prawns, Chinese

Sunaikshi Raina

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Place: Delhi

Sunaikshi is an extremely bold and confident girl. She has no training in classical music yet challenges everyone that she can sing with as much ease and perfection as a trained singer. This little wonder is lively and mature. She believes in taking life as it comes and enjoys her free time with family and friends.

For Sunaikshi, being part of Indian Idol was nothing less than a dream come true. She has the conviction that she will make it to the top.

Sunakshi means: Beautiful eyes

About myself: I feel I am fat. I should lose weight ;-). I am doing a course in architecture. My mother is a fashion designer

Belief: I think I have the X factor. I will perform

Nature: I feel I am a good person. I like everyone around me to be happy and I am very talkative

Fear: I fear the thought of fear & Inspiration: Lata Mangeshkar

One thing I would like to change in myself: I would like to change nothing

Pals on Indian Idol 4: I love pillow fighting with Sreejita and Ananya

If I become the Indian Idol, I will: Donate 50 per cent to charity

Indian Idol judge I am most scared of: Annu Malek-he is very unpredictable

Likes: I love my parents and I love teddy bears-Prem and Chootu Prem are my teddy bears

Actor: Salman Khan, Actress: Aishwarya Rai-she is very pretty-and Katrina Kaif-who is also pretty, but expressionless

Contemporary singers: Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan & Colour: Black,Food: Salads-I am not a foodie

Tullika Ganguly

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Place: Delhi

Tulika is fun loving, active and full of life. She is not only a good singer but an equally good dancer. With no training in music, this young girl has accepted the challenge of being in Indian Idol and pursuing music as a career.

This is her second attempt at the show-last season she made it till the theatre round. For Tulika, Indian Idol is her biggest dream-she promises to leave no stone unturned in moving ahead and reaching the top.

Tulika means: The hair of a paint brush

Nickname: Talli

About myself: I am ordinary, sentimental and emotional. I take small things to heart. I left my final year studies to participate in Idol. I am spiritual and I wear a ring for luck

Family: I lost my mother and my nani at a young age. My uncle and aunt gave me the confidence to sing

Fear: I am scared of dogs and of rejection in a relationship

Inspiration: Asha Bhosle, Geeta Dutt

Likes: Being with friends, doing masti, cricket, WWF, and movies

Colour: Black and white, Actor:Shah Rukh Khan, Actress: Rani Mukherji, Food: Chinese

Bhanu Pratap Singh

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Place: Jaipur

Bhanu Pratap has been learning music for the last four years and today he is an accomplished stage singer. He admits music is his priority and his only lifeline. Undeterred by competition, Bhanu tried his luck on Indian Idol for the last three seasons, but couldn’t make it beyond the theatre round. Currently he is gearing up to put his best foot forward with renewed energy and make it to the top in Indian Idol 4.

Bhanu Pratap means: Suraj ki roshni (sunshine)

About myself: I hang out with like-minded people. I want to prove true to my name

Family: Parents, two elder brothers, two sisters-in-law, a sister and brother-in-law, nieces and nephews. I am not very attached to my family. My father is a police man. My parents have never supported me in my music—they want me to live a normal life. They don’t even know what Indian Idol is

Fear: Upsetting people

Inspiration: Sonu Niigaam—I want to be a bigger singer than him

Belief: I strongly believe in astrology

Pals on Indian Idol 4: Ali, Prosenjit, Sandeep

Food: My mom’s dal bhaati and bhindi. I love spicy food, especially chilli paneer

Actress: Rani Mukherji

Keshav Prasad

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Place: Delhi

Keshav is currently pursuing his studies in biotechnology in Bangalore. He has been training in music for one year and has even sung in many Kannada films. Incidentally, it was a Kannada music director who suggested that he audition for Indian Idol.

Keshav plans to make a career in singing and wants to do playback in Hindi films. Apart from his first love—singing—this young, enthusiastic boy also enjoys outdoor sports and travelling.

Keshav means: Krishna bhagwan’s other name

About myself: A biotech graduate, a Kannada playback singer, a God-fearing, emotional, fun-loving and persevering person

Family: My father passed away seven years ago. He was a doctor and a big Mohd Rafi fan. I want to fulfil father’s dream by becoming a singer

Inspiration: Mohd Rafi, Sonu Niigaam, KK, A R Rahman

Fear: Darkness, snakes

One thing I would like to change in myself: Being emotionally involved with everything

Pals on Indian Idol 4: Saurabh (my room mate), Remo, Torsha

If I become the Indian idol, I will: Start a recording studio with the prize money

Colour: Blue—it is very soothing

Actor: Anil Kapoor & Actress: Madhuri Dixit

Pranav Srivastava

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Place: Lucknow

Pranav Srivastava is a BTech student and a topper. Since childhood, Pranav has been musically inclined and won many musical competitions. He is of the belief that an average performance is not difficult to achieve, but the winning is a continuous effort of outstanding acts. There is no doubt that Pranav takes music as seriously as his education—he is currently focusing on giving his 100 per cent to Indian Idol 4.

He is crazy about cars and enjoys long drives to unwind at the end of a hard day. Pranav also has a strange passion of collecting pens—he currently own about 500 pens.

About myself: I am from Lucknow and am doing my BTech first year

Family: Parents. I am a mamma’s boy. My parents want me to do well—they never pressurise me to win

My dream: To be a playback singer and a software engineer

Indian Idol judge I am most scared of: All judges, especially Annu Malek

Pals on Indian Idol 4: Charit (my room mate)

Likes: Watching wrestling and listening to songs & Colour: Pink

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Place: Nagaland

Despite any formal training in music, Remo won the title of Dimpur Idol in 2007. Like all good things come in small packages, Remo too is a tiny bundle of talent and a power packed performer. He is confident, versatile and believes he has all the elements to become the next Indian Idol.

Remo enjoys listening to Sufi and soft romantic music. He is a die-hard cricket fan and also takes an interest in painting.

About myself: I am 17 and studying in 11th standard (commerce)

Family: Parents and elder brother. I am closest to my brother

Achievement: Dimapur Idol

Inspiration: Sonu Niigaam—he is my god

Fear: Scared of being alone

One thing I would like to change about myself: My physique

Pals on Indian Idol 4: Kapil and Sreejita

Likes: Cricket, painting, and to irritate people for fun

Colour: White and black

Actress: Priyanka Chopra

Food: Vegetarian—I love anything with paneer

Nirali Fozdar

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Place: Ahmedabad

Nirali Fozdar has been learning music since she was a toddler. She is young, fun loving and a complete foodie. Nirali is so determined to pursue music professionally that she travels to Mumbai almost every weekend to train under Pandit Satyanarayan Mishra and Gautam Mukherjee.

She has also performed in many live shows and won accolades for her performance at local music competitions. One of her big achievements was when she shared the same stage with singers Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan and KK. Nirali has also sung for a Gujarati film and for advertising jingles.

Today, her biggest support is her family who encouraged her to take her talent ahead with Indian Idol 4 and pursue her career in music.

irali means: Different

About myself: I started learning singing when I was three years old. I am a B Com graduate. You’ll always find me with a smile on my face. I’m very sensitive and emotional. I’ve done a lot of stage shows in Ahmedabad and did playback for a Gujarati film

Family: I am closest to my sister. My father works in Arvind Mills and my mother is a housewife. My elder sister is an advocate

Inspiration: Asha Bhosle, Sunidhi Chauhan

Fear: Death

One thing I would like to change in myself: I would like to change my habit of saying things to people on their faces. I would also like to be a little more self-centere.

Likes: Dancing, spending time with friends and listening to songs

Sandeep Ubale

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Place: Pune

This Pune boy Sandeep is simple, hard working and gifted with a good sense of music. He has trained in music for seven years and is an accomplished stage singer. Though he performed when he was five, he only realised his talent in college. He claims he can give up everything in life to pursue his passion and live his dream as a playback singer.

Sandeep is confident that his versatility and strong stage presence will take him to the top 10 of Indian Idol 4. His favourite singers are Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar.

About myself: Born in Satara, I am a B Com graduate

Family: Parents and a younger sister. I am closest to my sister. My parents expect a lot from me

Nature: Emotional

Inspiration: Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Ashaji and Lataji

Fear: Scared of doing something wrong, hurting others or my guruji

One thing I would like to change about myself: I would like to be more practical

Indian Idol judge I am most scared of: Annu Malek

Likes: Doing masti and teasing friends

Colour: Yellow (it’s God’s colour) and red (the colour of light)

Actor: Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgan and Rajendra Kumar

Actress: Waheeda Rahman, Aishwarya Rai and Kareena Kapoor (especially in Jab We Met)

Torsha Sarkar

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Place: West Bengal

Torsha is currently doing her BSc. Music is her passion and she learnt classical music from classes three to 10. Her father is a doctor and mother is a housewife. Her younger sister is in class 11.

Torsha likes reading fiction, especially romance and thrillers. Her favourite singers are Alka Yagnik, Shreya Ghoshal and Kailash Kher.

Lets wait and watch who will win ? Lets wish this season a girl will become Indian Idol.

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