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Akanksha Palkar 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!
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
Colour: Blue and pink are my lucky colours
Actor: Hrithik Roshan & Actress: Madhuri Dixit
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
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 shynessPals on Indian Idol 4: Bhanu, Prosanjeet and Sand
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
If I become the Indian idol, I will: Open a music institution for my father
Actor: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan & Actress: Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukherji
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
Colour: Black & Food: Mummy’s cooking
Actor: Shahid Kapur & Actress: Rani Mukherji
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 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
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
Actor: Aamir Khan
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
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 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
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
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 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.
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 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
One thing I would like to change in myself: I would like to get slim
Likes: Listening to music, drawing, surprise gifts and chocolates
Actor: Shah Rukh Khan & Actress: Deepika Padukone
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
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 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 handicapIndian Idol judge I am most scared of: Not scared of.
Colour: Yellow, pink
Actor: Mithun Chakraborty
Actress: Sushmita Sen
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
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 SunakshiActor: Kunal Kapoor &
Actress:Rani Mukherji, Kajol
Food: Mummy’s south Indian food
Likes: Dogs-I want to buy land and keep stray dogs
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
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 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
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 temperIndian 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 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
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
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 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 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
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
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 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 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 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
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
Colour: White and black
Actress: Priyanka Chopra
Food: Vegetarian—I love anything with paneer
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
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.
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
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 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.
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