Meri Awaz Suno is a musical talent hunt reality show which was aired on Doordarshan. The show was the first music reality television show in the country, and its first episode was released in the year 1996. The contestants for the show was auditioned all over the country to get the best raw talent for the show who can be nurtured into professional ones. The show was produced jointly by Doordarshan, Lata Mangeshkar, and Yash Chopra's enterprise Metavision. Lata Mangeshkar also sang the title track for the show. The judging lane included one of the top musicians of the country and the industry.
It comprised of Pandit Jasraj, Manna Dey, Bhupen Hazarika, and Lata Mangeshkar herself. Famous actor Annu Kapoor was given the job of hosting the iconic show. The show purely based on talents and merit and the winner were decided on their performances. There was no such system of vote and SMS from the audience for their favorite contestants like it is in present day shows. The show was broadcasted in a prime time slot. It was shown on the television on a weekly basis. The whole series consists of a total of around 56 episodes.
The serial went on to air for about a year searching an eminent talent which needed to be polished and nurtured. The judging panel was the same for the grand finale of the show, and no guest judge was introduced to bring a twist in the concept of the serial. The winners were chosen in two categories i.e. male and female. Pradip Somasundaram was chosen as a winner in the male category while Sunidhi Chauhan was the winner of the female category. They were given "Lata Mangeshkar Trophies" as an award. Sunidhi Chauhan is considered to be the best findings of the show. She is an established playback singer in the industry, and it was her first appearance on national television where she showcased her talent. Pradip also got many offers from the Tollywood film industry.
However, he decided to stick to his job of an engineer after recording some songs for some films. He is currently the principal of IHRD College of Applied Sciences in Vadakkumchery. The show was one of the firsts in its kind and was widely appreciated all around the country. Many known personalities praised the efforts of the makers and liked the concept of the show. The show succeeded in its motive of finding raw talents for the industry and has given us star like Sunidhi Chauhan. She has managed to achieve her dream profession and has done well enough to entertain the audience.