Contestants who have been rising stars of the singing reality shows and are yet affordable for the organisers
How often we decide not too much in advance for an event and yet want it to be a success without compromising on the quality, credentials, entertainment value and most importantly availability and affordability of the artist?. If your answer is skewed towards more than one time, you definitely are looking for options on artists those are saleable, entertaintaining, crowd puller, yet affordable and budget friendly. Afterall, who wants to wait for the internal approvals on the skyrocketing budget that more often than not has the potential to get rejected instead of the other way round.
Singing reality shows have fortunately served as a cradle giving birth and nurturing these rising talents and stars. Coming up from the stage of either a Sa Re Ga Ma, Indian Idol or Voice of India; these stars have credible track record with their performances in India, and in some cases even internationally but yet, affordable.
Through this blog we try to highlight those names that have risen from the same stage and pack a similar glamourous performance on stage, but at a price that is affordable to the event producers and the client hosting them. The energy or the vibe, none is compromised with these rising singing reality star performers.
What is the price range these artists?
Through this blog we are trying to create a repository of rising stars of the Indian singing reality shows who operate in a budget range that is affordable to organisers of their concerts. These artists perform in various formats viz. performing solo, with two artists or with a band. The rates vary as per the requirement of the client who according to their internal objective brief out to the organisers.
For the benefit of our readers, we have categorised these rising stars of singing reality shows in the budget of under Rs. 5 lakhs.
Disclaimer: These rates are purely indicative and not been negotiated with the artists or their management. They are provided to facilitate initial planning for the readers of this blog for their upcoming event/s. Therefore, these cannot be considered as final rates. The rates are pertaining to Mar, 2023 and are subject to change. For other factors affecting the pricing of the artists, please refer to our blog – Top 10 under 10
Under Rs.5 lakhs category of affordable stars from singing reality shows
1. Hemant Brijwasi
Hemant Brijwasi is an Indian singer and rising star of singing reality show who gained recognition after winning the singing reality show “Rising Star” in 2018. He hails from Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India. Hemant comes from a musical background, and he showcased his versatile singing skills throughout the competition, impressing both the judges and the audience. Hemant Brijwasi is primarily known for his versatility in singing various styles of Indian music. He has a powerful and melodious voice that allows him to perform both energetic and soulful songs with equal finesse.
Hemant performs in various concerts and events and comes with his band for around 4.5lakhs.
2. Senjuti Das
Senjuti rose up to fame after being appreciated for her performance at the Indian Idol 13th Season. Though she did not make it to the finals, she garnered good fan following for herself. Senjuti hails from Kolkata, West Bengal and musically in trained in semi classical music since childhood. She was nominated for best female playback singer at Ambernath Marathi Film Festival (AMFF) for her song Tula Kay Sangu. Beside singing reality shows, Senjuti has also collaborated with several television commercials and serials as a playback singer.
Senjuti Das performs in live events and charges about Rs.5 lakhs and performs along with her band.
Navdeep Wadali is an Indian singer and musician known for his work in the Punjabi music industry. He comes from a family with a rich musical background. Navdeep Wadali is the son of renowned Punjabi vocalist Ustad Puran Chand Wadali and nephew of Ustad Pyarelal Wadali, who were both prominent figures in Sufi music known as Wadali Brothers.. He hails from the town of Guru Ki Wadali in Amritsar, Punjab.
Navdeep Wadali gained popularity with his soulful renditions of traditional Punjabi folk and Sufi songs. He is known for his powerful and emotive voice, which has captivated audiences and garnered him a dedicated fan base. He performs at live events and comes at a price of Rs.5lakhs along with his band.
4. Vineet Singh
Vineet Singh is an Indian playback singer who has worked predominantly in the Bollywood film industry. His claim to fame was his participation in the singing reality show Indian Idol in 2012. Vineet Singh’s versatile singing abilities have allowed him to perform songs in various genres, including romantic ballads, energetic dance numbers, and soulful tracks. Some superhit tracks of his are “Manjha” from the film “Kai Po Che!” (2013), “Maula” from the movie “Jism 2” (2012), and “Bhula Dena” from the film “Aashiqui 2” (2013). Vineet Singh has showcased his talent by delivering emotional depth and intensity through his singing.
Vineet Singh was born in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. He performs in events across India for around Rs.4.5 lakhs along with his band.
5. Kavya Limaye
Kavya Limaye is the rising star of the Indian singing reality show Indian Idol Season 13. She finished in second place in the first season of “The Voice India Kids.” Kavya is also an Entertainer Moving Instagram Star and a professional model. Kavya is well-known for her beautiful personality. She has a large Instagram following. She comes from Vadodara, Gujarat. Sachin Limaye, Kavya’s father, was a well-known Gujarati singer who used to take Kavya to his concerts. Kavya started performing on stage with her father when she was 7 years old. She has done so since she was a child.
She is a playback singer and performs at live events for a price of Rs.4.5lakhs and comes with her band.
6. Sireesha Bhagavatula
Sireesha Bhagavatula, also known as Shireesha Jayasinghe, is an Indian playback singer and musician. She primarily works in the Telugu film industry, commonly known as Tollywood.She shone as a rising star through her participation as a contestant on the popular singing reality show “Indian Idol” in 2018. Her soulful and versatile voice captivated the audience and judges, earning her praise and admiration.
Sireesha is from Vizag, Andhra Pradesh. She started singing from an early age and took training for the same. Her recent claim to fame is the song -“Ghode pe savaar” from hindi movie, Qala. She also performs at live events to a packed house for around Rs.3.5lakhs and comes with an 8pc band.
7. Ankush Bhardwaj
Ankush Bhardwaj is an Indian singer and music composer. He became the first runner-up in the tenth season of Indian Idol. Ankush shone to fame soon after that. He sang few songs in bollywood as a playback singer. Ankush was born in a small village in Shimla district called Kotgarh. He was very good at studies and went on to complete his bachelors followed by an MBA from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh before getting on to full time music.
Ankush performs with his band at events for roughly about Rs.3.5lakhs.
8. Rohit Raut
Rohit Raut is an Indian playback singer who primarily works in the Marathi music industry. He gained popularity through his participation in the singing reality show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Marathi L’il Champs” in 2008. Rohit Raut’s soulful voice and impressive vocal range captivated the audience and judges, earning him recognition and a dedicated fan base. He then rose to fame post winning the runner’s up title at the eleventh season of Indian Idol.
Rohit Raut is known for singing a wide range of songs, including romantic ballads, melodious tracks, and energetic numbers. He has lent his voice to numerous Marathi film songs, albums, and stage performances. Some of his popular songs include “Jeev Pisatala” from the movie “Lai Bhaari,” “Aatach Baya Ka Baavarla” from “Sairat,” and “Roj Roj Navyane” from “Majha Navra Tujhi Bayko.”
Rohit hails from the city of cultural heritage, Pune and performs Live with a 6pc band at roughly Rs.3.5lakhs.
9. Rakesh Maini
Rakesh Maini is an Indian playback singer who gained fame through his participation in the singing reality show ,Indian Idol Season 5 in 2010. He hails from Rajasthan, India, and has a versatile singing style that allows him to perform various genres of music.Rakesh Maini is known for his energetic and powerful vocal performances. He has showcased his talent by singing a wide range of songs, including romantic melodies, peppy dance numbers, and soulful tracks. His ability to deliver high-pitched and emotionally charged renditions has garnered him recognition and appreciation from audiences.
Since his appearance on “Indian Idol,” Rakesh Maini has worked in the Bollywood film industry as a playback singer. He is available to perform live and comes with his 7 pc band at Rs.3.5lakhs approximately.
10. Devendra Pal Singh
Again being cradled at the singing reality show, Indian Idol Season 6, Devendra Pal Singh though didn’t win the title of the winner, he won hearts. Born in Ludhiana, Punjab, this playback singer is well known for his Sufi and Classical singing style. He made his debut with bollywood movie Luv Shuv te Chicken Khurana.
Devendra is available for live performance for approximately Rs.3.5lakhs.
11. Nahid Afrin
Nahid Afrin is an Indian singer who rose to fame through her participation in the reality singing competition “Indian Idol Junior” in 2015. She hails from Assam, India, and is known for her powerful and melodious voice. Nahid Afrin primarily sings in the Assamese language and has released several popular songs in the Assamese music industry. She has also sung in other languages like Hindi and Bengali. Her music style encompasses a mix of traditional Assamese folk, contemporary pop, and Bollywood-style songs.
She performs in live concerts for around Rs.3.5lakhs.
12. Anjali Gaikwad
Anjali Gaikwad is an Indian singer known for her exceptional talent in classical and semi-classical music. She gained widespread recognition after winning the singing reality show “Indian Idol Junior” in 2013. Anjali hails from Maharashtra, India.Anjali Gaikwad primarily sings in Marathi and Hindi languages. She is known for her captivating and soulful performances, especially in devotional and classical genres. Her melodious voice and ability to express emotions through her singing have earned her praise and admiration.
Since her victory on “Indian Idol Junior,” Anjali Gaikwad has continued to pursue her singing career through recording albums and also singing live. She is available for Live concerts for Rs. 3.5lakhs approximately.
Rs. 2 lakhs and below category of affordable singing reality show stars
1.Jetshen Dohna Lama
Jetshen Dohna Lama is an Indian singer. In 2023, she became the winner of Zee TV’s singing reality TV show ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’ season 9 and this is when she rose to fame. She is born in the Pakyong district of Sikkim. She started learning music from the age of 3 years.
Jetshen has her own YouTube channel and she keeps posting her cover. She performs live at approximately a budget of Rs.2.5lakhs for solo performance and Rs.4lacs for a 6 pc band.
2. Sharad Sharma
Sharad Sharma is an Indian playback singer and songwriter. He is best known for participating in Zee TV’s singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa in 2021-22. The show is judged by Vishal Dadlani, Himesh Reshammiya and Shankar Mahadevan. Sharad is originally from a small town in Madhya Pradesh, Vidisha Ganjbasoda. Before appearing in the reality show he used to sing at Jagrata.
He performs at live events and charges Rs.2.5lakhs roughly and comes with a band and a female singer.
3. Amit Sana
Amit Sana is an Indian playback singer and musician. He gained prominence as the runner-up in the first season of the popular singing reality show “Indian Idol” in 2004. Amit Sana hails from Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India. He primarily sings in the Hindi language and has showcased his talent in various musical genres, including Bollywood film songs, ghazals, and pop music. He is known for his melodious voice and versatile singing abilities, which have earned him a dedicated fan base.
Apart from doing his private albums and collaborating with various music directors, Amit Sana also gives live performances at events. He charges approximately Rs.2.5lacs for his 5 pc band.
4. Jasraj Jayant Joshi
Jasraj Jayant Joshi is an Indian playback singer. He has sung songs in Hindi and in some other Indian languages, however he is most active in the Marathi film industry. He shot to fame after winning the crown in a singing reality show Sa re ga ma in 2012. Jasraj has made appearances in television, and various festivals in the light music and film music for last 9 years.
Jasraj lives in Pune and charges Rs.2.25lakhs approximately for a 4 pc band and Rs.1.5lakhs approximately for a 2 pc band for a live concert.
5. Anjana Padmanabhan
Anjana Padmanabhan is an Indian playback singer who gained popularity through her participation in the reality singing competition “Indian Idol Junior” in 2013. She was the winner of the first season of the show. Anjana hails from Bangalore, Karnataka, India. She primarily sings in the Tamil language and has showcased her talent in various musical genres, including film songs, classical music, and devotional songs. She has a melodious voice and has impressed the audience and judges with her soulful renditions and ability to connect with the emotions of the songs she performs.
Anjana budgets her performances very smartly in order to suit the organisers requirements. She charges Rs. 1.5lacs for college fests, Rs. 2 lacs for corporate events and Rs. 2.5lacs for private shows with a 5pc band.
6. Ishita Vishwakarma
Ishita Vishwakarma is an Indian singer who won the Zee TV singing reality show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa” in 2019. Her singing style encompasses various genres of music, including Bollywood film songs, traditional Indian melodies, and contemporary pop. Ishita has a versatile voice and is known for her ability to bring emotion and expression to her performances.Since her appearance on “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs,” Ishita Vishwakarma has worked on several music projects, including recording songs for Bollywood movies. She continues to establish herself as a talented playback singer in the industry.
She is from Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh and is affordable at Rs.2lakhs roughly for a live concert.
7. Amit Kumar
Amit Kumar rose to fame after being announced the first runner-up in the singing reality show Indian Idol in year 2012. Post the participation, he had his own set of fan following and followership that lead him to do stage performances and collaborate with the leading music directors of the industry.
Amit Kumar charges a pocket friendly budget of Rs.1.5lacs for a live performance.
8. Kapil Thapa
Kapil Thapa is a sensational playback singer and also a sought after performer, who rose to fame after appearing on the reality singing show, . The singer is not just known for his magical voice, but also his spectacular stage presence. Kapil Thapa is of Nepali origin and was born in Dehradun in Uttarakhand. Kapil hails from a family of military background. His father, Kishan Singh Thapa, is a retired military man. . Kapil’s interest in music made him join the Jazz band in the army. He further honed his singing skills by participating in the events organized by the army. Kapil served the last two years of his military period in Sikkim.
He charges an affordable amount of Rs.1.5lakhs approximately to put up a performance on stage.
9. Sugandha Date
Sugandha Date is an Indian singer who won the singing reality show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs 2019.” She is now 18 years only old and hails from Nagpur. She started learning music at a tender age at 5years by her mother and eventually moving with a trained singer.
Sugandha performs solo at live concerts without a band. She budgets herself at approximately Rs.1lakh for in person and Rs.80k for a virtual event lasting upto an hour.
10. Gagan Gopalkrishna Goankar
Gagan,a 13-year-old from Udupi, Karnataka, won the fifth season of singing reality show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs”. He says he wants to playback for superstar Shah Rukh Khan someday.The multi-faceted boy, whose father Gopal Krishna Gaonkar is a professor and mother Girija Hegde Gaonkar a lecturer, has been taking singing classes since the last seven years. He has also appeared in the Kannada film “Noorondu Bagilu”.
Gagan charges affordable Rs. 30-50k for a live solo performance. He doesn’t have a band of his, as of now.
To conclude, this is a repository of the most budget and affordable artists of the singing reality shows in India. They have their own fan base and followers which they have been able to gather with their participation or winning the reality shows. They have smartly pegged their charges for live concerts depending upon the requirement of the event agencies and the clients. Their credibility is sited through this article that will help the organisers to make an informed decision and to plan their audiences well before the show.
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