What do Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, and Arijit Singh have in common as singers? They all began their careers as contestants on various Indian reality shows. In fact, reality shows like Bigg Boss, Dance India Dance, and Roadies have given many celebrities a chance to show off their skills.
While some contestants have gone on to become celebrities over time, others have vanished after their two minutes of fame.
Remember when the country was enthralled by the results of Indian Idol Season 1? And if Amit Sana was more deserving of the trophy than Abhijeet Sawant? Now will be a good time to inquire as to their current location.
When Abhijeet Sawant won the first Indian Idol in 2005, he sparked a national debate. People would have protested in the same way if his show’s biggest rival, Amit Sana, had won the award. We had predicted these two singers to be the next big thing in the Hindi music industry, NGL. What went horribly wrong?!
Remember when Raghu Ram was a judge on MTV Roadies? Yes, the notorious reality show was once much more cringe-worthy than it is now. While we’re on the topic, we have to bring up Ashutosh Kaushik, the winner of Roadies 5. If that didn’t ring a bell, then maybe this will: he was also the Bigg Boss Season 2 winner. Do you know where he is now? We don’t know either.
During their time on Bigg Boss 13, Bandgi Kalra and Puneesh Sharma attracted a lot of attention. It was, of course, that their love story began on the most scripted note imaginable. Despite the fact that they later fell in love, Bandgi was never seen on another reality show. On a more optimistic note, the pair is still together.
Non-celebrities would be introduced in Bigg Boss 15, but the term was already used in Bigg Boss 10. In reality, Manveer Gurjar was the only non-celebrity to win a season in BB history. One of the highlights of their season was his friendship with another Agarwala, Manu Punjabi. Although we recently saw Manu as a Bigg Boss 14 challenger,
We’re glad Fame Gurukul was taken off the air before the meme community took over social media. We’re terrified of what the trolls could do to the show right now.
The first winner of the cringe reality show was Qazi Toukeer. He was well-known for his hairstyle and fashion sense, in addition to his singing talents. In reality, his fame on Fame Gurukul had surpassed Arijit Singh’s fan base, who was also a contestant on the show.
Surprisingly, the singer made an appearance in the song Afghan Jalebi in 2015, almost a decade after winning the award.
Isha Sharvani took part in season 5 of the reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and wowed the viewers with her impressive dance steps. NGL, we were heartbroken when the Kisna actress was unable to win the award due to an injury. But it was the fact that she vanished into thin air soon after the season ended that shocked us the most.
Rakhi Sawant made no mention of Elesh Parujanwala in Bigg Boss 14 at all, which was shocking. She mentioned her husband Ritesh and even her ex-boyfriend Abhishek, but she made no mention of the man who won her Swayamvar! Rakhi had a swayamvar on national television in 2009, in case you forget (we call her the queen of reality shows for a reason, guys).
Elesh, on the other hand, not only disappeared after winning the show, but his marriage was also called off.