Contestants have a hard time getting another break after appearing on a reality TV show or breaking the stigma their reality show appearance may have earned them. Today, we are going to tell you about the contestants who weren’t winners but earned fame.
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1. Neha Kakkar
Neha Kakkar is an Indian playback singer. She competed on season 2 of the television reality show Indian Idol in 2006. She could not win the title of the show, but managed to get a lot of fame. After Indian Idol, she entered the music industry with the album “Neha The Rock Star” composed by Meet Bros in 2008. She has sung some famous numbers including, ‘London Thumakda’, ‘Mamali Raja’ and ‘Aao Raja’.
2. Arijit Singh
Arijit Singh is regarded as one of the most versatile and successful singers in the history of Indian music and Hindi cinema. Singh began his career when he participated in the contemporary reality show, Fame Gurukul in 2005 at the age of 18. He was eliminated by audience polling, finishing in sixth place. During the show, he was discovered by filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Kumar Taurani. Singh received widespread recognition with the release of “Tum Hi Ho” and “Chahun Main Ya Naa” in 2013. Singh was declared the most-streamed Indian artist of the year 2019 by Spotify.
contestants who weren’t winners but earned fame
3. Dharmesh Yelande
Dharmesh Yelande participated in Dance India Dance Season 2 and became the first runner-up of the show. He was hired by Farah Khan to choreograph the movie Tees Maar Khan. He has worked in the 3D dance-based Indian film ABCD – Anybody Can Dance and its sequel ABCD 2. He runs his own dance academy in Vadodara known as the D’virus Dance Academy.
4. Jubin Nautiyal
Jubin Nautiyal, who has some blockbuster songs like Zindagi Kuch Toh Bata (Bajrangi Bhaijaan), Kaabil and others to his credit, started his career with reality shows. He appeared as a participant on X Factor in 2011 but couldn’t even make it to the top 25 in the show. Today, the popular singer has various hit songs to his credit.
5. Raghav Juyal
Raghav Juyal is an Indian dancer, choreographer, actor and television presenter. He has been called King of Slow Motion for his surreal dance moves in slow motion style and for his reinvention of the Slow Motion Walk. He rose to fame after being a contestant and finalist in Zee TV dance reality shows such as Dance India Dance (Season 3), as a skipper for the team Raghav Ke Rockstars in DID Li’l Masters 2 and Dance Ke Superkids where his team was declared the winner under his captainship.
6. Bani J
Bani J better known as VJ Bani is an Indian fitness model, actress and an MTV India presenter. She is known for participating in MTV Roadies. She was a contestant in the reality show Bigg Boss 10 and became the first runner-up in 2016.
7. Rahul Vaidya
Rahul Vaidya rose to fame with the first season of Indian Idol and stood third. Though his boy next door image helped him earn major fan following, he lost the competition to Abhijit Sawant. Rahul sang the unplugged version of Be Intehaan for the movie Race 2 in 2013.
8. Amit Tandon
Amit Tandon is an Indian singer, musician and television actor who started his career as a finalist in Indian Idol 1. He is known for playing the characters Prithvi Bose in Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai and Dr. Abhimanyu Modi in the television series Dill Mill Gayye.