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LV Revanth Wins Indian Idol 9: All That You Need to About the Young Singer

Revanth was a known name down south when he participated in Indian Idol.


Updated:April 3, 2017, 1:02 PM IST
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LV Revanth Wins Indian Idol 9: All That You Need to About the Young Singer
Revanth and Raveena Tandon during the Indian Idol9 finale.

As 27 year old LV Revanth lifted the coveted trophy on the Indian Idol stage on Sunday night, he paved way for many aspiring singers from down south to participate in reality shows in Mumbai. Revanth, a well known name in Telugu and Kannada cinema for his playback singing, faced a language barrier when he set foot on the Indian Idol stage in its ninth season. But sheer hardwork, talent and immense popularity ensured he won ninth season. Revanth is only the second Telugu singer to have won the Indian Idol. In 2005, Telugu singer Sreeram Chandra had won the competition.

Born in 1990, Revanth’s full name is Lolla Venkata Revanth Kumar Sharma. Revanth studied in in Srikakulam and Visakhapatnam before moving to Hyderabad to pursue a career in playback singing. Having sung in nearly 200 Telugu and Kannada films, Revanth was a known name down south when he participated in Indian Idol.

revanth5Revanth with the judges Sonu Nigam, Anu Malik and Farah Khan

The singer, who rose to popularity after singing Manohari in Baahubali: The Beginning, now wants to learn Hindi and pursue a career in Bollywood. “I have big dreams and I have to make it big in Bollywood. I have one eye set on Bollywood and the other on Tollywood, but I want to work on my Hindi first,” he told Hindustan Times soon after winning the reality show.

Revanth’s father passed away before he was born and young singer is known to be close to his mother and elder brother. In 2008, he sang his first film song, Jhalak Diklaja in Maha Yagnam, composed by Vandemataram Srinivas.

revanth6Revanth with his family post winning Indian Idol. Photos by Yogen Shah

The Indian Idol win is not his first though. In the past. He has, in the past, participated in several other reality shows on various Telugu television channels and emerged as a winner in all of them. Interestingly, Revanth has not been trained formally in music. ““Family situations never allowed me to do anything big. I came to Indian Idol not to win or lose, but only to sing. The best part about the show is the learning I got. I will go back home and visit a temple to offer my prayers to God,” said the singer.

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| Edited by: Shomini Sen
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