Bharat Ki Shaan: Singing Star is an Innovative Indian Television Singing Competition series telecasted on DD National. The concept of this reality show was of Shri Gajendra Singh (Executive producer), who is also the man behind TV shows like ‘
Antakshari’ and ‘Voice of India’. It is a Saibaba Telefilms production. There are on total 3 seasons held till now. In the 1st season, the judges are
Bappi Lahiri (popular music director in Indian Film Industry and gave super hit songs in
Disco Dancer, Namak Halal, etc.) and
Kavita Krishnamurthy (Indian Film playback singer).
In the 2nd season, the judges are
Ismail Darbar (Indian composer and violinist) and
Usha Uthup (Indian pop, jazz and playback singer and is famous for songs like the darling of the movie 7 Khoon Maaf). In the 3rd season, the judges are
Lalit Pandit (Bollywood film composer is known for films like Khiladi, Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar, etc.), Usha Uthup and
Anand Raj Anand (award winning Indian music director, composer, lyricist and playback singer).
However, the grand finale of the first season was held on 1st march 2010. The winner was Sumit Khatri, who received a trophy and two Bajaj discover bikes. The first runner-up was
Sanjeev Kumar while the second runner up was Arindam Chakrabarti. The winner of the second season was Mamta Raut and runners up was Osama Noor. The whole season was hosted by
Manoj Tiwari, who also sang in Gangs of Wassepur. The winner of the third season was
Vishal Mishra, and he also won Bharat Ki Shaan Mahavijeta. The first runner-up was
Vibhor Parashar, who was also the runners up in Bharat Ki Shaan Mahavijeta and
Amika Shail was the second runners up.
The Indian television needs more of these reality shows so that it can showcase new talents and give them a platform (opportunity) to build their career on a more firm base. It not only helps the contestants to get better guidance from the renowned judges but also to rectify and amend themselves accordingly so that in future they can be great singers. As an example, we can take
Arijit Singh although he secured the fifth position in the contest named '
Fame Gurukul’, yet now we can see how famous he has become with back to back superhit songs like Sawan Aaya Hai, Dilliwali Girlfriend, Gerua, etc., so not only opportunity matters but also an individual’s hard work and dedication matters to make him successful in life.