Anjana Padmanabhan from Bangalore is the first winner of the singing reality show Indian Idol Junior. She doesn’t know Hindi, but her powerful and melodious rendition of Hindi songs helped 10-year-old Anjana Padmanabhan win the Heart of Indians and show.
“Maine yeh expect nahin kiya thha. Main bahut khush hun (I didn’t expect this. I am very happy),” she said.
Amitabh Bachchan was there to crown her as the winner. Anjana received a prize money of Rs. 25 lakh from Sony Entertainment Television, a Nissan Micra Car. She was also gifted cheques of Rs.500,000 and Rs.200,000 from Kotak Mahindra and Horlicks, respectively.
The show had started with 86 contestants from across India. The singing reality show Indian Idol Junior concluded on Sunday. Priyanka Chopra, Shahid Kapoor and Ramcharan too performed during the final episode.