Indian Idol 5 on Sony TV.

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Indian Idol at a glance

Indian Idol aired first time in 2004-2005. It was an adaptation of Pop Idol which was started in United Kingdom. After a great success of Indian Idol Season 1, it is again started as Season 2 (2005-2006), Season 3 (2007), Season 4 (2008-2009) and Season 5 (2010).
Indian Idol 5 is started in February' 2010 which is aired on Sony TV.
The winner of Indian Idol 5 will be awarded a contract with Sony TV worht Rs. 1 crore and runner up will also receive a contract with Yash Raj Films.

Indian Idol 5

Rules of Indian Idol

A contestant who is willing to participate in Indian Idol must be between 13 to 30 years, from India.
A contestant cannot take participation in Indian Idol:
If he is not an Indian Citizen or living in India on temporary resident.
If he is having any contracts with any type of management.
If he was the part of the top 24 in any previous series of Indian Idol.

Judges of Indian Idol 5

Judges of Indian Idol are changed in almost all series except Indian Idol 1 and Indian Idol 2. In lifespan of Indian Idol, Anu Malik is the only judge who is judging the contest from Indian Idol 1 to India Idol 5.

Jury Members

Judges of Indian Idol 1: Anu Malik, Farah Khan and Sonu Nigam
Judges of Indian Idol 2: Anu Malik, Farah Khan and Sonu Nigam
Judges of Indian Idol 3: Anu Malik, Javed Akhtar, Alisha Chinai and Udit Narayan
Judges of Indian Idol 4: Anu Malik, Javed Akhtar, Sonali Bendre and Kailash Kher
Judges of Indian Idol 5: Anu Malik, Salim Merchant and Sunidhi Chauhan

Anu Malik in Indian Idol 5

Anu Malik has been jury of Indian Idol since it is started. He is well known for his straightforward and nervy comments. Anu Malik is composing music for Bollywood since 1993. He received many awards for his composition, movies like Baazigar, Main Hoon Na and Refugee gave him the nomination in Filmfare Award.
He is the one of the Indian film composer who is having the international projects.

Anu Malik
Anu Malik in Indian Idol 5

Sunidhi Chauhan in Indian Idol 5

Sunidhi Chauhan is well known as a versatile playback singer in Bollywood. She has a vast 2000 songs in her career. Sunidhi Chauhan started singing when she was only of 4 years.
She has owned many awards like FLO Women Award, IIFA Awards, Star Screen Awards, Zee Cine Award and Filmfare Awards. Where Sunidhi Chauhan sung for the Legendary Bollywood actress Rekha, Madhuri Dixit and Kajol, she also sang for the leading actress of this generation like Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopda and Aishwarya Rai.
Sunidhi is always promoting the work of Indian Idol contestants and always give some tips to improve their singing quality.

Sunidhi Chauhan in Indian Idol 5

Salim Merchant in Indian Idol 5

Salim Merchant is a singer and a music director, who is working with his brother Sulaiman Merchant, so they are known as Salim-Sulaiman.
Salim has a very good impact on Bollywood since he learnt music from Trinity College of Music, London. Salim Merchant composed music in many themes like Western, Indian Folk and Sufi.
Salim Merchant has a good understanding of singing as he is well known of voice tempo, also supporting all the contestant of Indian Idol 5.

Salim Merchant in Indian Idol 5

Hosts of Indian Idol 5

Since we have seen many changes in jury members of Indian Idol there is also some few changes in whole series of Indian Idol.
Hosts of Indian Idol 1: Aman Verma and Mini Mathur
Hosts of Indian Idol 2: Aman Verma and Mini Mathur
Hosts of Indian Idol 3: Hussain Kuwajerwala and Mini Mathur
Hosts of Indian Idol 4: Hussain Kuwajerwala and Meiyang Chang
Hosts of Indian Idol 5: Hussain Kuwajerwala and Abhijeet Sawant

In Indian Idol 5 Hussain Kuwajerwala again hosted the Indian Idol 5 with Abhijeet Sawant(Winner of Indian Idol 1). Both of them, does not only host the show very well; also they entertain their viewers by several funny activities.

Indian Idol 5 having a huge temptation since when it got its top 3 contestants Bhoomi, Sreeram and Rakesh.

Know more about Contestants of Indian Idol 5

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