Prashant Tamang, a constable in the West Bengal Police, was on Sunday crowned Indian Idol after vanquishing his rival Amit Paul in a grand finale of the over-two month long talent hunt. Tamang, 24, who hails from Darjeeling, has undergone a journey from being a member in the police band in Kolkata to becoming the heart throb of millions of TV viewers all over the country.
The grand finale was an all North-East affair as Tamang took on 24-year-old Paul, who hails from Shillong.
The results of the talent hunt were announced at a gala in New Delhi with the final witnessing a whopping seven crore people sending in their votes.
Tamang stole the centrestage with his rendition of the song Yeh Kali Kali Ankhen from the Hindi film Baazigar .
She is one of the pioneers of pop music in India, known as “Indian Madonna”; Alisha Chinai made Indipop history with “Made in India” along with music composer Biddhu. The song made waves at the music charts and ushered new trends in pop music thereafter.
Not known to many, Alisha has had a prolific playback singing career too. She started in 1985 with the film Tarzan and provided notable vocals for Tridev and the sizzling Kaate Nahin Kat Te from Mr. India. One of her credible offering was the track Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, which showcased her versatility. Her latest hit Kajra Re the qawwali-cum-song composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy has caught the fancy of many music listeners worldwide.
A Nepali origin popular in Indian and Nepali Movies
Udit Narayan is the reigning king among male playback singers. His capability as a playback singer knows no bounds, as he not only sings in thirty languages but has also been acclaimed for every kind of melody – soulful, romantic, fast-paced and recently, even pop. He is known for his versatile tone, which appears to flawlessly suit every Indian hero on screen today. With three National awards and scores of other awards to his credit, Udit Narayan possesses one of the largest arrays of hit songs in the industry.
Udit Narayan began his career in Nepal singing for Kathmandu Radio Station where he used to sing Maithili and Nepali folk songs. After years of struggle and unnoticed recordings came the musical success of �Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak� in 1988 making Udit an overnight star. Fans marvel at his versatility, but his trademark remains his “golden smile,” where one seems to actually �hear� the smile on his lips through his songs.
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