Born in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, Prajakta was leading a regular student life in Jabalpur. She was in the 12th standard studying science. But luck had something else in store for her.
She participated in Indian Idol 1 and finished at 4th place. Prajakta was 19 years old when she launched her first album Dhakka. It was released by Sony BMG with Leslie Lewis as music composer. This album is a fusion of Marathi and Hindi songs. Abhijeet Sawant and Rahul Vaidya, her co -contestants from Indian Idol also sung a few songs for this album. Likewise Prajakta has also sung some songs for Abhijeet Sawant’s first album called Aapka Abhijeet Sawant.
Season 5 of Sony’s Indian Idol show saw Prajakta as host till audition levels along with Abhijeet. She was replaced by Hussain after the auditions were over. She has given playbacks in movies such as Shaadi No.1, Jaan-e-Man and in serial Kaajal. Other than this, Prajakta has sung songs for several regional movies and has done lots of stage shows. She idolizes Lata mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar and Mohd.Rafi. From the younger brigade she admires Sonu Nigam, Shaan and Shankar Mahadevan. Prajakta looks upto Sukhwinder, Alka Yagnik, Sunidhi Chauhan and Shreya Ghoshal.
Prajakta performed at the Star Parivaar Awards, 2008 along with Rahul Vaidya and Vinit Singh, all being called The Challengers versus Rooprekha Bannerjee, Ishmeet Singh and Abhijeet who were The Champions, based on the theme of Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar.
Amazingly, all does not always go well in life. Prajakta and Abhijeet were booked in a rash driving case on December 1, 2010. It was a case of a night out with friends gone all wrong. Shukre and Abhijeet were on their way back from a party held at a Juhu restaurant, in different cars. Somewhere near Santa Cruz, they decided to race their cars and that’s when Prajakta banged into two teenagers on a motorcycle, injuring them badly.
On March 9th, 2011 Prajakta entered into wedlock and continues to render lovely songs in her melodious voice.
Manav Vij Hindi Actor

Manav Vij

Manav Vij is an Indian actor and singer. He was born on 2nd January 1977 in Ferozpur Punjab. He is also a psychiatrist. He got a degree in Psychology from Ludhiana University. He has a unique dream to play the role of Adolf Hitler. So to fulfill it he entered the Entertainment Industry. The main idols of Manav are Bhagat Singh, Gurdas Ji Mann and his father Mr. S. K. Vij.   Manav appeared in family drama shows like ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, ‘Mitwa Phool Kamal Ke’ and ‘Kis Desh Mai Hai Mera Dil’. His inocent and lovable character Joydeep in ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ is appreciated by the audience. Joydeep is the adopted son of Saahil in the show. In the serial ‘Kis Desh Mai Hai Mera Dil’he played the role of Kiran Gupta, one of the important character in show. In ‘Mitwa Phool Kamal Ke’ he played the role of Raghav, brother of the nain character Bela which was done by the actress Tanvi Bhatia. The show was telecast on Star Plus.   Manav also appeared in Punjabi films like ‘Mannat’, ‘Mini Punjab’, ‘Asan Nu Man Vatna Da’and ‘Apni Boli Apna Desh’. In all these films his costar was famous Bollywood and Punjabi actor cum singer Jimmy Shergil. For a punjabi music album ‘Mail’, he sings two songs which touch the hearts of the viewers. On 5th July 2009, he married to the beautiful TV actress Vaishali Sachdeva. Vashali played the role of Heer sister in ‘Kis Desh Mai Hai Mera Dil’. The character Heer is done by Aditi Gupta.   Another Version Of This Bios: Manav Vij is an Indian actor from Gurdaspur, Punjab. He has worked in many Punjabi movies and appeared in many TV Serials like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi BahuThi, Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil, and Mitwaa Phool Ke. Manav has acted in films like Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar and even a blockbuster Hit movie Aankhen in 1993. He has also done a cameo in Ekta Kapoor’s Mahabharat. Manav is married to Meher Vij also known as Vaishali Sachdev. Before his career started in acting, Manav was a professional doctor. He is doing well in the Punjabi film industry and has given a hit movie Mini Punjab, after bonding in Des Me Hoya Chand along with Gurdaas Maan. Manav has already honed his skills in acting and now turned a singer for Punjab Mail.

Previous

Prashant Tamang

Prashant Tamang is a popular singer turned actor and the winner on the third season of the reality singing competition show, Indian Idol in year 2007. He was born on January 4, 1983 in Darjeeling, West Bengal to Rupa and Madan Tamang who both came from the Nepali lineage. He spent his early life in Himalayan, Darjeeling and attended St. Robert’s School. When his father dies in an accident, he stopped attending school and joined the Kolkata Police. He usually sings for the police orchestra in Kolkata Police. He got married to Geeta Thata, an air hostess on February 2011 in Nagaland, India.Prashant took the audition for the 3rd season of the Indian Idol because his friends, officers and Mr. Zulfiqar Hasan of Special Additional Commissioner of Police told him that he has a good voice. When he auditioned for the Indian Idol in Kolkata, he received mix remarks from the juries and he was selected for the next round. Prashant was the only contestant who has never been place in the bottom of the gala round. He was on the top two along with his contender, Amit Paul but in the end, he received a total of 70-million votes and won the Indian Idol Season 3. This makes him the first Indian police force to joined the Indian Idol and made it to the final rounds.After joining the Indian Idol, he instantly became a celebrity in Nepal, West Bengal, Sikkim and Darjeeling. People from those places mostly voted for Prashant and even the mayor of Mirik spent Rs. 10,000 just to vote for him. The mayor’s staff also spent their monthly salary for his win. There are also rallies formed in Darjeeling to support him and radio station in Pokhara made a campaign so they can collect donations to vote for Prashant; they have collected a total of Rs. 27,000. Newspaper, schools, clubs and some organizations also helped him in winning and he was named as Pahad Ko Gaurav or Pride of the Hills. Other people that support him are P.S. Golay (Sikkim’s Minister of Sports and Youth), officials of Kolkata Police headed by Zulfiqar Hasan, Bimal Gurung of Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council, and many more.After Indian Idol 3, he launched his first album, Dhanyavad in 2007, which consists of Hindi and Nepali songs. He toured around the world and performed in concerts. His second album, Namaste was launched in 2008. Prashant also sang for the Nepali film, Himmrat 2 together with some of her co-Indian Idol contestant. In year 2009, he venture into acting and was debuted in the box-office film, Gorkha Paltan in 2010. Subsequently, he did his second film, Angalo Yo Maya Ko and his third film entitled, Kina Maya Ma. His most recent film, Nishani is still under production.

Next
Prashant Tamang Hindi Actor