Every channel is launching its own singing or dancing show. Reality shows are a great platform to show talent, get fame and get a name. There are many singers who’ve stood the test of time. In keeping with the spirit, here are such singers you probably didn’t know had started their singing career with shows like Indian Idol, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa something of that sort.

  1. Arijit Singh

Arijit was a contestant on a reality show Fame Gurukul and today he is one of the most successful singers of Bollywood. His biggest success was with the song Tum Hi Ho from Aashiqui 2 which made him famous overnight.

  1. Neeti Mohan

Neeti was the winner of Channel V’s Popstars. She sang the song Chandu K chacha ne in album Aasma which was a peppy number. Neeti made her singing debut in Bollywood with Ishq Wala Love. She also sang Jiya Re and won the RD Burman Award for these two songs. She is at the highest point of her career. More power to you girl.

  1. Monali Thakur

Monali Thakur was a contestant in Indian Idol 2. She is from a musical family. She got two songs, Khwab Dekhe and Zara Zara Touch Me. Both the songs become a super-duper hit. Monali won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for Sawaar Loon.

  1. Mohammed Irfan

Irfan was a contestant of Amul STAR Voice of India and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. He sang songs like Banjaara, Baarish and Tu Hi Tu. He got his big break from the renowned music director A.R Rehman for singing Behene De for the film Raavan.

  1. Kamal Khan

Kamal was the winner of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar in 2010. His debut playback song was Wallah Re Wallah and then Ishq Sufiana for Dirty Picture. He won Zee Cine  Awards Fresh Singing Talent 2012.

  1. Antara Mitra

Antra was a contestant of Indian Idol 2. She had an honor of singing with veteran singers like Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Mohit Chauhan and Shreya Ghoshal. Her list includes Bheegi Si Bhaagi Si, Saree Ke Fall Sa and All The Best.

  1. Shreya Ghoshal

Most of us would not be knowing that Shreya was a contestant on the show Awaz Nayi Andaz Wohi. But she got noticed after winning the show Sa Re Ga Ma in 2000. She is now one of the versatile female playback singers in India.

  1. Harshdeep Kaur

 Harshdeep came to limelight by winning the singing reality show – Junoon – Kuchh Kar Dikhaane Ka in 2008. Some of her popular songs are Alif Allah (Jugni) from Cocktail, “Katiya Karoon” from Rockstar, Heer from Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

  1. Sreerama Chandra

Sreerama made his career by winning Indian Idol 5 who was already a popular singer in the Telugu film industry. He has sung songs in Hindi like “Subhaanallah”, “Balma Balma” and “Ishq Risk” from Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.

  1. Neha Kakkar

Neha was a contestant in Indian Idol season 2 who made her entry to Bollywood by releasing an album called “Neha the Rock Star. She is the most popular face and voice amongst youngsters. Neha gave hit numbers like Dhating Naach, Jadoo Ki Jhappi, London Thumakda, pani pani, Badri ki dulhaniya and many more.

  1. Armaan Malik

 Armaan started his career by becoming the finalist of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs though he belongs to a musical family.

  1. Bhoomi Trivedi

 Bhoomi Trivedi was the runner-up of Indian Idol 5. Her biggest hit was Raam chahe Leela that made her a superstar after the release of the song.

  1. Kunal Ganjawala

 Remember the song bheege honth tere, it was sung by none other than Kunal Ganjawala that let him win an award for it. He has participated in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. He gave many hits like Masha-Allah and O hamdam suniyo re.

  1. Shekhar Ravjiani

 Gems rose from the show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Yeah, he was a contestant on the show in the year 1997. He is the voice behind the hit song Gehra from the movie Neerja. He has a bucket full of hit songs in his kitty.

  1. Sunidhi Chauhan

Sunidhi won the talent show Meri Awaz Suno at the age of 13. From there she began her musical journey. She has won numerous awards including the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2014 for the song Kamli.







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