Odisha girl Ananya Nanda wins Indian Idol Junior

Published Sep 7, 2015, 4:38 pm IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 10:12 pm IST
Defeating Nahid Afrin and Nithyashree Venkataramanan, she took home a prize of Rs 10 lakhs.
Mumbai: Odisha girl Ananya Nanda lifted the trophy of the second season of singing reality show “Indian Idol Junior” here tonight. Ananya, 14, who defeated Nahid Afrin and Nithyashree Venkataramanan received the prize money of total Rs 10 lakhs.  
A self-confessed fan of Shreya Ghoshal and Arijit Singh, the little singing star considers veteran music composer Anandji of the Kalyanji-Anandji duo as her lucky charm.  
The grand finale of the Sony show saw all the three permanent judges including Sonakshi Sinha, Vishal Dadlani and Salim Merchant boosting the morale of the top three contenders.
The 28-year-old “Tevar” actress enthralled the audience with a dance routine on her popular numbers “Saree Ke Fall Sa,” “Rani Tu Main Raja,” “Pon Pon,” “Tamanche Pe disco” and “Party All Night”.
Another major highlight of the finale night was a special visit by Sonakshi’s father actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who also interacted with the children.  Stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma, who is gearing up for the release of his debut film “Kis Kisko Pyar Karu” promoted the film on Indian Idol Junior set. He joined the juniors on stage and sang some hit numbers.
Kapil sticked to his comic best and tickled everyone’s funny bone by cracking few jokes.The finale also marked the homecoming of the top 13 contestants who cheered on for the final three.