Indian Idol 2021 Winner: Pawandeep Rajan Who Won The Title And Made A Special Place In The Hearts Of The Audience

Prachi SharmaJul 6 . 6 min read

Hey Guys! How many of you are regular followers of biggest singing reality show in India? Yes, you guessed it right. We are talking about Indian Idol. We are sure that most people love to watch that show. So how is it to gather some information about the same? How did it start? Who started the show? And many questions like that.

The one question usually people search for is, "Who is the Indian Idol 2021 winner?"

So today, let's get some details about the Indian Idol show.

Indian Idol is a competition-based singing show. The show has completed 16 seasons till date, 14 in the Hindi language, 1 in Telugu, and 1 in Marathi.

The show was first telecasted in the Hindi language. But when the makers saw its popularity and success, they decided to telecast the show in other languages. Hence, a season in both Marathi and Telugu languages was produced. Now let us get to know about the producer, director, and distribution partners of the show.

There have been many producers of the show from time to time.

  • Optimystix Entertainment produced the show in the year 2004-05
  • Medtech produced the show during 2005-09
  • Presently, Fremantle ARSenic's Business Empire has been producing the seasons of Indian Idol since 2010.

The Hindi India Idol is telecasted on SONY TV. While, the Marathi season of Indian Idol got telecasted on SONY Marathi and the Telugu season on Aha Network.

Indian Idol Judges:

The show has been the longest tunning nonfiction singing show in the history of Indian Television. It has provided the platform to various talented people who have now become the big singers in the industry. Indian Idol 12 was the latest season telecasted on SONY TV.

The show follows the elimination pattern. Hence, we got Indian Idol 2021 winner after the Indian Idol 12 contestants elimination.

The show is judged by a different panel of judges every time. But still, some names are common in various seasons. Most importantly, Anu Malik has been one of the members of the judging panel in 9 seasons of Indian Idol.

Here are the names of all the judges of Indian Idil to date:

  • Anu Malik
  • Farah Khan
  • Sonu Nigam
  • Udit Narayan
  • Alisha Chinni
  • Javed Akhtar
  • Kailash Kher
  • Sonali Bendre
  • Salim Merchant
  • Sunidhi Chauhan
  • Asha Bhonsale
  • Vishal Dadlani
  • Neha Kakkar
  • Shreya Ghosal
  • Sonakshi Sinha
  • Shekhar Ravijani
  • Himesh Reshammiya

Indian Idol 12 2021 has been the latest season of Indian Idol, so let's get some information about that particular season.

Indian Idol 12:

Indian Idol 2021 season was the latest season of the show, hosted by Aditya Narayan. The show's pilot episode got telecasted on SONY TV on the 28t of November 2020. The last episode of the show was telecasted on the 15th of August 2021, announcing the Indian Idol winner 2021.

Indian Idol 12 contestants:

The no of contestants in the Indian Idol at the starting point was 15. But the pattern of Indian Idol elimination was followed, and we got the name of the Indian Idol season 12 winner. Here is the list of Indian Idol 12 contestants:

  • Pawandeep Rajan (Indian Idol 2021 winner)
  • Arunita Kinjal (1st runner up)
  • Sayli Kamble (3rd place)
  • Mohd. Danish (4th place)
  • Nihal Tauro (5th place)
  • Shanmukh Priya (6th place)

Here is the list of Indian Idol 12 eliminated contestants:

  • Sawai Bhatt
  • Anjali Gaikwad
  • Ashish Kulkarni
  • Sireesha Bhagavatula
  • Samyak Prasana
  • Vaishnav Girish
  • Anushka Banerjee
  • Sahil Solanki
  • Nachiket Lele

Indian Idol 2021 winner:

The show follows the pattern of elimination every week. So at the end of every week, one of the contestants gets eliminated. It brings the other contestants one step closer to the title of Indian Idol winner 2021.

Many of the contestants keep eliminated from the show, and the Indian Idol winner was announced.

Pawandeep Rajan, who hails from Champawan, Uttarakhand, became the Indian Idol 2021 winner.

Arunita Kinjal from Kolkata became the 1st runner-up of the show.

Indian Idol 2021 judges:

  • Vishal Dadlani
  • Neha Kakkar
  • Himesh Reshammiya

Indian Idol reviews:

The show is loved by the audience. But this particular season did not get much love from the audience. The fans did not like the practice of the judges focussing on the family background of the contestants. One of the fans wrote on Twitter that the judges are more focussed on the contestants' families rather than their singing potential. However, the show managed to be a successful season and announced the Indian Idol 2021 winner.

We want to share some crucial information here. The first season of Indian Idol kickstarted on the 30th of October 2004.


Q. Who is the winner of Indian Idol 2021?

Ans. Pawandeep Rajan became the Indian Idol 2021 winner surpassing all the roadblocks in his path.

Q. Do they pay contestants on Indian Idol?

Ans. As a contestant, one does not get any pay on the show. But on winning the show, the winner receives a fixed amount of prize money.

Indian Idol winner 2021, Pawandeep Rajan, was awarded 25 lakh rupees.

Q. Is Indian Idol winner fixed?

Ans. As per reviews, the conclusion is that the shows are script-based. But the winner is not fixed.

Q. Is Indian Idol closing?

Ans. Season 12 of the show ended on the 15th of August 2021. But there is news of season 13 0f the show. Let us wait and watch when will the new season get aired on?

Q. Who is No 1 Indian Idol?

Ans. Abhijeet Sawant became the winner of the first-ever season of Indian Idol in 2004. He was awarded prize money of 50 lakhs. He also signed a one-year contract with T-series.

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