Full Name:Abhijeet Sawant
Profession:Actor, Playback Singer
Age (as of 2019):38 years old
Date of Birth:7 October 1981
Birthplace:Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height, Weight & Physical Stats
Height:5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)
Weight:73 kg (161 lbs)
Eye Color:Dark Brown
Favorite Actor:Shah Rukh Khan
Favorite Actress:Rani Mukherji
Abhijeet Sawant is a talented Indian television actor, playback singer, an anchor and the frontrunner of Indian Idol season 1. He was also the first runner up of famous singing reality show Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar, and finished as 3rd in Asian Idol.
Abhijeet Sawant was born in Mumbai, India on 7th October 1981. He belongs to a Marathi Buddhist family. Abhijeet grew up in the Shahunagar, a district of Mumbai and developed his interest towards music. After completing his graduating from Chetana College of Economics & Commerce, he became enthusiastic on working and joining Indian music industry.
He won Indian Idol season 1, a revision of Pop Idol format, in the year 2005. Abhijeet Sawant’s first solo album titled “Aapka Abhijeet Sawant” was released on 7th April 2005. In the same year, he also did playback singing for the Bollywood movie Aashiq Banaya Aapne, singing the song Marjawaan Mitjawaan.
Abhijeet Sawant competed in initial edition of Asian Idol, held in Jakarta city of Indonesia on 15 & 16 December 2007. He performed Bryan Adams’s song Everything I Do as well as his own song Junoon. Hadi Mirza of Singapore Idol won that competition, with Sawant finishing as a 3rd runner-up. Abhijeet’s second album titled Junoon was released on 10th July 2007. The title song Junoon charted in Indian musical chart.
He was also a finalist of a reality show titled “Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar” aired on Star Plus in the year 2008. Abhijeet Sawant became first runner up of this reality show. He made his first acting debut with the movie Lottery in the year 2009. Abhijeet also made a little appearance at the end of the movie Tees Maar Khan. He has also appeared in commercials for Spraymint. He made a special appearance as himself in thriller crime series C.I.D and in a romantic drama series Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai. Sawant and his spouse Shilpa also took part in a Dancing Reality Show Nach Baliye Season 4. Abhijeet Sawant co-hosted Indian Idol season 5 together with Hussain Kuwajerwala.
Facts You Never Knew About Abhijeet Sawant!
- Abhijeet Sawant won season 1 of Indian Idol in 2005, a music talent hunting show.
- The first album that Abhijeet Sawant released right after becoming Indian Idol was titled “Aapka Abhijeet Sawant”.
- He competed in Season 1 of Asian Idol in the year 2007 and finished this show being on a 3rd position on ranking chart.
- After not getting enough prospects in the field of singing, Abhijeet Sawant joined the Indian acting industry with his debut movie Lottery in the year 2009.
- He also appeared in a television commercial ad of Spearmint and in a number of television serials like C.I.D and Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai.
- In the year 2008-09, Abhijeet Sawant together with his wife took part in 4th season of Nach Baliye, a dancing reality show.
- While nobody worked for this one-hit sensation, he joined Shiv Sena in the year 2009 with the intention of attracting more youth towards party.
- Abhijeet Sawant also hosted 5th season of Indian Idol in 2010.
Abhijeet Sawant Education
School: Mumbai's Raje Shivaji Vidyalaya, Mumbai, India
College: Chetna College, Bandra, Mumbai
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Abhijeet Sawant Career
Profession: Actor, Playback Singer
Debut TV Series/Movie: Singing: Mohabbatein Lutaaunga (2005)
TV: Indian Idol (2005)
Film: Lottery (2009)
Salary: Not Available
Net Worth: Not Available
Family & Relatives
Father: Shridhar Pandurang Sawant
Mother: Manisha Sawant
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Girlfriend: Shilpa Sawant, ground staff for a private airline (m.2007)
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