Bollywood - Actor
Birth Date: 7, October 1981
Birth Place: Mumbai
Abhijeet Sawant (Marathi: अभिजीत सावंत, born October 7, 1981) is an Indian singer. He is the winner of Indian Idol (Season 1), a show that follows the extremely popular Idol series format, which began with Pop Idol in the UK. He was the first runner up of Clinic All Clear – Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar, and came at third place in Asian Idol.
Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar
Abhijeet Sawant was a finalist of Clinic All Clear Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar. He became the first runner up of the show. On his defeat to his feltant from Indian Idol, Rahul Vaidya in the show, he said,
“I was sure I would not win. The only thing that worried me was that I should finish at a level, which does justice to my earlier title. And coming second is good enough. It’s good to lose once in a while – you get sympathy. I participated in this show to prove I can sing. A lot of people weren’t happy when I became Idol. Amit and Rahul were hot favorites. People only liked my smile. Today they do realize I have it in me.”
Abhijeet Sawant in song “Mohabbatein Lutaunga” of his album Aapka Abhijeet Sawant
His first solo album, Aapka Abhijeet Sawant, was released on April 7, 2005. The album contains songs sung by Abhijeet, Amit Sana and Prajakta Shukre. His first song “Mohabbatein Lutaunga” was the first major hit of this album and his career. His second album, Junoon – Abhijeet Sawant was released on 10 July 2007. The title track “Junoon” was a major hit and stayed on top of record charts for weeks. The second single “Ek shaqs” was also a minor hit. He has joined the Shiv Sena with a mandate to attract youth to the party fold.He gets his First break in bolly by Himesh Reshammiya in Ashiq Banaya Aapne movie BY marjawa mit jawa song.
He, along with his wife Shilpa, participated in the Dancing Reality Show, Nach Baliye (Season 4) in (2008-2009). Though being the Judges hot favorite pair, they were eliminated after facing public votes and could not make it to the finals.
Abhijeet Sawant competed in the first edition of Asian Idol which was held in Jakarta, Indonesia from December 15 to 16, 2007, which was won by Hady Mirza of Singapore Idol. He performed Everything I Do by Brian Adams and his own song Junoon in the platform. Though Abhijeet didn’t win he stood third out of the rest. Despite not winning, he was credited by the judges for giving Asian audience a taste of Indian music. He made his debut into acting by the movie Lottery.