Rahul Vaidya is a prominent Indian singer turned actor. He was born on September 23, 1987 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. He came from a family with musical background. Initially, he didn’t want to be a singer. They moved to Mumbai from Nagpur and one day, he sang for the Ganpati Festival and a friend gave him the address of Suresh Wadkar’s Institue. When Suresh heard him singing, he told his parents that Rahul should take music lessons and he studied for six long years. Since then, he took his singing career seriously. He studied at Hansraj Moraji School and later attended Mithibai College in Mumbai. Rahul used to joined several talent contest when he was a child and during his teenage years, he joined the Aao Jhoomein Gaayein.
He rose to fame after winning the 2nd place in the first season of the singing reality show,
. 8-months later, his first album, Tera Intezar was launched. Hindi music composer, Sajid-Wajid is the composer of the songs on his debut album. Rahul also made a duet with his runner-up in Indian Idol,
and they sang, Hello Madam, I am Your Adam. He also sang God Promise Dil Dola with Indian playback singer,
for the comedy film, Shaadi No. 1. He also sang for the Hindi serial, Ek Ladki Anjaani Si on Sony Entertainment Television. Rahul also performed in concerts and live shows abroad. In 2007, he hosted the musical reality show,
on Sahara One. He also sang for films like Jigyaasa, Krazzy 4 and Hot Money. In 2008, he won the Superstar of India title in the reality show, Jo Jeeta Wohi
on Star Plus. He also joined and won in another reality show on Star Plus entitled, Music Ka Maha Muqqabla. Rahul also anchored the dance competition show, Aajaa Mahi Way, along with
on Star Plus channel. In 2010, he replaces and made a performance for the Navatri Special in the popular Sankalp Dansiya in Mumbai. Rahul also sang the unplugged version of Be Intehaan in the Bollywood action thriller film, Race 2. His single entitled, Fan with the popular, Badshah was released in 2014. This gained one Lakh views on YouTube in just two days. He also pays a tribute to his country for the 67 years of Independence with his song,
. He also sang What the FARK along with
Aditi Singh Sharma
in the 2014 romantic comedy film, Amit Sahni Ki List.
Rahul already donned over 1,200 shows and became one of the most successful Indian performer.