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Indian Idol is the Indian version of the Pop Idol format. It started airing in India with the first season in 2004–2005 and was followed by second (2005–2006), third (2007) and fourth (2008–2009) seasons. The fifth season of Indian aired on Sony TV in 2010. It was launched by the programming team at SET of Tarun Katial and Anupama Mandloi.
The winner of the first season of jim[t-pol;, Indian Idol was Abhijeet Sawant from Mumbai. The season was aired from October 2004 to March 2005 on Sony TV. Amit Sana from Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, was declared the first runner-up, while Rahul Vaidya from Nagpur and Prajakta Shukre from Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, placed third and fourth respectively.
The judges for the first season were Anu Malik, Sonu Nigam, and Farah Khan. They retained the same spot for the second season. The first season was hosted by Aman Verma and Mini Mathur.
The winner, Abhijeet Sawant, went on to release his first album Aap Ka Abhijeet. He placed third in Asian Idol, representing India. He also released a successful second album, Junoon, and contributed to the film Ashiq Banaya Apne. He also did some commercials for Spraymint. He started acting with his debut film Lottery, which was released in March 2009 but did not do well at the box office.
Rahul Saxena, who failed to make it to the top 6, was offered a song by Indian Idol judge and director, Farah Khan, in her own film Om Shanti Om. Amit Tandon landed a new role with Ekta Kapoor and Balaji Telefilms. Amit Sana, Rahul Vaidya, and Prajakta Shukre went on to release solo albums.