They had no godfathers in the industry, but as they say, dedication will overpower luck. In India, there are many people who are very talented, but they don't have the platform to showcase it and few of them get it and make the best use of it. Here are ten leading singers who have struggled and participated in reality shows and the outcome is fruitful; everyone knows them and loves their work.
Arijit Singh's career began when he participated in
in the year 2005, though he did not win the show, but he didn't give up. "Tum Hi Ho" from “Aashiqui 2” was the turning point of his career. He even won a Filmfare award for this song, and from there on there is no looking back. With songs like "Mast Magan," "Dilli Wali Girlfriend," "Kabira" and "Suno Na Sangemarmar" his career is just going up.
She was only 16 when she won the show "
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa
". Not only did she just win it, but she got noticed by director
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
and recorded her first song "" at the age of 16. She even won a National Film Award for her first song "Bairi Piya." From then till now she is the winner of 4
National Film Awards
and 6 Filmfare Awards.
He is a music director now, or we can say the better half of
. Shekhar was also a contestant of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Classical singing is Shekhar's genre, but the duo together has given many Bollywood hits. As a kid, he never thought that he would judge the show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and look where he is now.
She was a teenager when she won the reality show
Meri Awaz Suno
. She shot to fame with the song Ruki Ruki Si Zindagi. She is a very versatile singer from seductive songs to romantic numbers Sunidhi's songs are mind blowing.
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa has blessed the industry with many singers, and even Kunal Ganjawala was a contestant on it. ‘
’s famous song "Bheege Hoth Tere" was sung by Kunal. He cannot only sing in Hindi and Bengali but in ten different languages.
This girl has made her parents proud. She is the eldest among the Mohan sisters. Neeti started her career with Channel V's Popstars and was one of the winners. Her debut song "Ishq Wala Love" was a huge hit and she even won the RD Burman Award for it.
Amanat Ali is a Pakistani singer and was recognized in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa (2007) though he didn't win it. He can play ten instruments including the harmonium and guitar.
Singing is in her blood. Her father Shakti Thakur is a very famous Bengali Singer. She had participated in the second season of
. Music director Pritam gave her first break with the song "Khwab Dekhe and "Zara Zara Touch Me Touch Me." In no time the songs went on to become chartbusters. She won the Filmfare award for her song Sawaar Loon (‘
Raja Hasan hails from a small town in Rajasthan. With his Sufi voice, in 2007 Raja was declared as the first runner-up of the show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. He is a known playback singer now.
Like Monali Thakur, even Antara is Indian Idol's gift to the industry. Antara has sung with many legendary singers like
, Shreya Ghoshal, and
. Some of her songs became super hit like Saree Ke Fall Sa, Bheegi Si Bhaagi Si, and Ye Ishq Haye.