These days the most happening things on television screens are "Reality shows". Reality shows are a boon or a bane, a little tricky to answer isn't it? Suspicions apart, musical reality shows are a boon to many of its contestants who become today's playback singer. Let's check the list of our favorite singers who were once contestants in popular Music reality shows.
The most admired playback singer Shreya Ghoshal was the title winner of musical reality show '
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa
' 2000. She caught the attention of famous Bollywood director
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
. He brought Shreya Ghoshal under the lime light through his movie Devdas (2002). By her magical voice, she established herself as a lead playback singer in the Indian film industry. She has received many honors and awards for her work. She has got four
National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South
, and many other awards too.
The voice behind the popular song ''Zara Zara touch me" Race (2008) is Monali Thakur. Monali's path to a lead playback singer wasn't easy. She participated in India's famous musical reality show
2 in 2005. Though Monali couldn't win the title, she stole thousands of hearts nationwide with her sensuous voice and charming, sweet look. A big breakthrough happened in her career after her super hit songs in Race ''Zara Zara touch me" and "Khaweb Dekhe". She got the Filmfare Award for Best female playback singer for her song "Sawaar Loon" from the film Lootera 2013.
The fame "Tum hi ho" Aashiqui 2 (2013) singer Arijit Singh began his musical career as a participant in musical reality show
(2005). Later he won the title of another reality show "10 ke 10 Le Gaye Dil". He got his reputation after the release of his song "Tum hi ho", he was awarded the Best play back singer for the same song.
Antara Mitra was a highly spirited contestant of music reality show Indian Idol 2 (2006). But she got eliminated at the 8th week of the show. Blessed with the amazing voice, Antara Mitra held head up high and bagged lots of offers as a playback singer. She sang quite a number of songs under the composition of Music composer
. "Bheegi Si Bhaagi Si" song from the movie Raajneeti is recorded as her first biggest hit another noticeable hit is Saree Ke Fall Sa song from the movie R..Rajkumar.
Hemachandra a well-known playback singer and a music director of South India. Hemachandra was one of the finalists of music reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005. Later he became a popular playback singer in Telugu film industry. He has sung 50 Telugu songs. Now, he is not only a playback singer but a music director too.
Mohammed Irfan is the voice behind the popular song Banjaara (Aashiqui 2). He was the title winner of reality show Jo Jeeta Wohi
2. He also participated in few other musical reality shows. He rose to eminence when Veteran playback singer S.P.Balasubramaniyan recommended his name to A. R. Rahman. A. R. Rahman made Irfan sing his first song "Behene De" in Mani Ratnam's Raavan. His career was graced with good number of songs.
Neeti Mohan was one of the winners of channel V's Popstars. The fame "Ishq Wala" song from Student of the year was her debut song in Bollywood. She won RD Burman award for the same song. "Jiya Re" from Jab Tak Hai Jaan, "Kashmir Main Tu Kanyakumari" from
, and "Har Kisi Ho" from Boss are her eminent songs