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.
Abhijeet Sawant is the first Indian Idol. Born on October 7, 1981 in a middle-class Marathi family, Abhijeet studied in Mumbai’s Raje Shivaji Vidyalay in Mahim before completing his graduation from Chetna College, Bandra, Mumbai.
Son of Mrs. Manisha Sawant and Mr. Shridhar Pandurang Sawant, Abhijeet was born and brought up in Mumbai. He took professional training under guru Mr. Bhavdeep Jaipurwale & Mr. Raju Singh. He was a regular singer at community functions and gatherings especially on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
From rags to riches, Abhijeet climbed the rungs of success after seven months of trials and tribulations to win the first Indian Idol title on March 5, 2005, among 130 selected participants and 11 finalists.
Beating the equally talented Amit Sana, Abhijeet won the contract worth Rs 10 million (1 crore) from Sony and a luxury car. Post his Indian Idol victory, Abhijeet released his first album Aapka Abhijeet Sawant on April 7, 2005. He also signed few contracts to promote many other shows and products related to Sony in the following months. Later in June, he released his second album for Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin (a Sony Entertainment Television show) and even acted in many other Sony-produced soaps, like CID.
Abhijeet Sawant has also started playback singing for Bollywood films. Sawant is currently working on assignments with music biggies like Anu Malik, Ismail Merchant and Himesh Reshammiya.