Updated List of Indian Idol Winner, runner ups, and Judges from Season 1 to 12

One of the biggest singing reality show in India is Indian Idol. The Indian Idol winner gets popularity along with hefty prize money. Also, they sign contracts with big music companies like sony music company. However, most of the winners and runner ups are now a significant name in Bollywood as a playback singer. Moreover, Indian Idol is a prestigious show that launched in 2004. The current season has Neha Kakkar, Himesh Reshammiya and Vishal Dadlani.

Here is the detailed list of all the winners, 1st runner up, 2nd runner up. And their prize money from season 1 to season 12.

1Abhijeet SawantAmit SanaRahul Vaidya
2Sandeep AcharyaN. C. KarunyaAnuj Sharma
3Prashant TamangAmit PaulEmon Chatterjee
4Sourabhee DebbarmaKapil ThapaTorsha Sarkar
5Sreerama Chandra MynampatiBhoomi TrivediRakesh Maini
6Vipul MehtaAmit KumarDevender Pal Singh
7 (Indian Idol Jr.)Anjana PadmanabhanDebanjana KarmakarAnmol Jaswal
8 (Indian Idol Jr.)Ananya NandaNahid AfrinNithyashree Venkataramanan
9Lolla Venkata Revanth Kumar SarmaKhuda BakshPVNS Rohit
10Salman AliAnkush BhardwajNeelanjana Ray
11Sunny HindustaniRohit Shyam RautAnkona Mukherjee
12Pawandeep RajanShanmukha PriyaSawai Bhatt

1. Indian Idol Season 1


  • Anu Malik
  • Farah Khan
  • Sonu Nigam


  • AmanVerma
  • Mini Mathur

Winner: Abhijeet Sawant

Prize money:  50 lakh


Sawant is the first Indian Idol winner. Even though Abhijeet Sawant won the first season of Indian Idol he is currently not very active as a singer. His last song came out in 2017 ‘Rangreza’, which was a duet song co-sang with PragyaPatra. He also did few parts on television. Also, Starting from C.I.D, Comedy circus, Nach Baliye, and even hosted season 5 of Indian Idol he was there. However, currently, he is an active member of Shiv Sena.

1st Runner up: Amit Sana

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2nd runner up: Rahul Vaidya

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Other than Indian Idol Rahul Vaidya participated in several singing reality shows. Such as Jo JeetaWohi Superstar, Music Ka Maha Muqqabla, etc. He also was the host of reality shows like Jhoom India and Aajaa Mahi Vey. Recently he entered Bigg Boss season 14 as a contestant and became the 1st Runner Up.

2. Indian Idol Season 2


  • Anu Malik
  • Farah Khan
  • Sonu Nigam


  • Mini Mathur

Winner: Sandeep Acharya

Prize money: 10 million contract from Sony BMG, a brand new MarutiBaleno Car.


In the second season, the Indian Idol winner was Sandeep. Sandeep could not live his stardom. Because just after winning Indian Idol season 2 he died of jaundice on 15th December 2013.

1st Runner up: N. C. Karunya


2nd runner up: Anuj Sharma

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3. Indian Idol Season 3


  • Javed Akhtar
  • Anu Malik
  • Alisha Chinai
  • Udit Narayan


  • Hussain Kuwajerwala
  • Mini Mathur

Winner: Prashant Tamang

Prize money: A contract with Sony and a world tour for concert.


Tamang is from Darjeeling West Bengal. He was a constable in Kolkata police and he had no professional training of singing. But he received immense love from West Bengal as well as Nepal. And with such huge popularity Tamang not only won Indian Idol season 3 but also people’s hearts.

1st Runner up: Amit Paul


Amit Paul is the state brand ambassador of North Bengal. He is one of the budding playback singer of Bollywood.

2nd Runner up: Emon Chatterjee

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4. Indian Idol Season 4


  • Javed Akhtar
  • Anu Malik
  • SonaliBendre
  • Kailash Kher


  • Hussain Kuwajerwala
  • Meiyang Chang

Winner: Sourabhee Debbarma

Prize money: 1 Crore Rs and Contract with Sony Entertainment Television


She is a playback singer. also she does concerts around the country and abroad also.

1st Runner up: Kapil Thapa

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2nd runner up: Torsha Sarkar


5. Indian Idol Season 5


  • Anu Malik
  • Sunidhi Chauhan
  • Salim Merchant


  • Hussain Kuwajerwala
  • Abhijeet Sawant

Winner: Sreerama Chandra Mynampati

Prize money: 1-year contract with Sony entertainment television.


Shreerama is a playback singer in Bollywood and Telegu film industry. His last song ‘Anaganaganaga’ was in 2019 for the Telegu film Oh! Baby. He received the prestigious LataMangeshkar Award from Andhra Pradesh Govt.

1st Runner up: Bhoomi Trivedi

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Bhoomi is a playback singer in Bollywood. One of her notable works is ‘Ram ChaheLeela’ from ‘GoliyonkiRaasleela Ram-Leela.

2nd runner up: Rakesh Maini

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6. Indian Idol Season 6


  • Anu Malik
  • Sunidhi Chauhan
  • Salim Merchant
  • Asha Bhosle


  • Hussain Kuwajerwala
  • Mini Mathur

Winner: Vipul Mehta

Prize money: He got a chance to perform the show in an overseas country.

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He is an Indian playback singer from Punjab origin.

1st Runner up: Amit Kumar

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2nd runner up: Devender Pal Singh


7. Indian Idol Season 7/ Indian Idol Junior Season 1


  • Vishal Dadlani
  • Shreya Ghoshal
  • ShekharRavjiani


  • Karan Wahi
  • MandiraBedi

Winner: Anjana Padmanabhan

Prize money: Rs 25 lakh from Sony Entertainment Television. A Nissan Micra Car, a fixed deposit of Rs 5 lakh from Kotak and Rs 2 lakh from Horlicks.


1st Runner up: Debanjana Karmakar

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2nd runner up: Anmol Jaswal

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8. Indian Idol Season 8/ Indian Idol Junior Season 2


  • Salim Merchant
  • Sonakshi Sinha
  • Vishal Dadlani


  • Hussain Kuwajerwala
  • Asha Negi

Winner: Ananya Nanda

Prize money:Rs. 10 Lakh, and she got a two year record deal with Universal Music India.

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She is a playback singer in Ollywwod. And she did her debut in Bollywood with M. S. Dhoni:The Untold Story.

1st Runner up: Nahid Afrin


2nd runner up: Nithyashree Venkataramanan


9. Indian Idol Season 9


  • Anu Malik
  • Farah Khan
  • Sonu Nigam


  • Karan Wahi
  • ParitoshTripathi

Winner: L. V. Revanth

Prize money: 50 Lakh

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L. V. Revanth is a significant playback singer in Tollywood. Moreover, he sang several popular songs including “Telisiney Na Nuvvey” and “Oo piri Aaguthunnadey” in 2017 film, Arjun Reddy.

1st Runner up: Khuda Baksh


2nd runner up: PVNS Rohit


10. Indian Idol Season 10


  • Javed Ali
  • Neha Kakkar
  • Vishal Dadlani


  • Manish Paul

Winner: Salman Ali

Prize money: 25 lakhs, Datsun car

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He is a Bollywood playback singer. But mostly worked as a background singer.

1st Runner up: Ankush Bhardwaj

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Bhardwaj is currently doing a singing reality show Indian Pro Music League as a team captain.

2nd runner up: Neelanjana Ray

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11. Indian Idol Season 11


  • Himesh Reshammiya
  • Vishal Dadlani
  • Neha Kakkar


  • Aditya Narayan

Winner: Sunny Hindustani

Prize money: Rs 25 lakh

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He is a Bollywood playback singer. And also, he did his debut with the song ‘Rom Rom’ for the film ‘The Body’.

1st Runner up: Rohit Shyam Raut

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2nd runner up: Ankona Mukherjee

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12. Indian Idol Season 12


  • Himesh Reshammiya
  • Vishal Dadlani
  • Neha Kakkar


  • Aditya Narayan

Winner: Pawandeep Rajan

Prize money: 25 Lakh

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1st Runner up: Shanmukha Priya

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2nd runner up: Sawai Bhatt

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Also Read: Indian Idol Season 13 Auditions & Online Registration Details 2021

Who is the winner of Indian Idol 2021?

Pawandeep Ranjan is the winner of Indian Idol 2021, which is the 12th season of Indian Idol.

Is Rahul Vaidya Indian Idol winner?

Rahul Vaidya was a contestant of Indian Idol in the first season. But he did not won the season. He was 2nd Runner up. And Abhijeet Sawant won that season.

Who are the top 5 of Indian Idol 2020?

The top 5 contestants of Indian Idol 2020 was Sunny Hindustani, Rohit Shyam Raut, Ankona Mukherjee, Ridham Kalyan, Adriz Ghosh.

Who won the Indian Idol season 10?

Salman Ali won the season 10 of Indian Idol.

Who is the owner of Indian Idol?

The Executive Producer of Indian Idol is Anupama Mandloi (2010–present), producer is Namit Sharma (2010-present), and the Production Company is ARSenic’s Business Empire (2010–present).

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