Indian Idol 11 grand finale happened yesterday and the show finally ended with Sunny Hindustani as the winner of the season.
Sunny Hindustani, 21-year-old hails from Bathinda belongs to a modest background and was passionate about singing from a very young age.
The winner is known for his melodious voice, dedication and hard work towards his passion for singing.
Here are lesser-known facts to know about the new face of Indian Idol and the winner of the season, Sunny Hindustani
- The singer would participate in almost all singing competitions in his area and school from a young age as he was drawn towards it.
- In 2014, he appeared in the show”Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega”
- The singer had to take up the responsibilities of his family and started working as a boot polisher. He said his mother had raised her with great difficulty. The people used to curse us as they used to come asking for their money, he said. Sunny has been singing since he was seven years old. He said that when he used to sing, the people used to ask him to sing in Dargah and then the people started recognizing him.
- Akhiyan De Buhe was his first song to be released and it was released by TMC Punjab.
On finale night, he sang a medley of songs that included Mere Rashke Qamar and Halka Halka Suroor. Meanwhile, Ayushmann Khurrana had got emotional after watching Sunny’s journey on screen.
He said, “We actors are very self-obsessed. We feel our struggle is huge and it is best. For where he (Sunny) comes, the talent he has, I think his mother is very rich.”
For the uninitiated, Rohit Raut was the first runner-up while Ankona Mukherjee was the second runner-up. Both Rohit and Ankona got Rs 5 lakh each. Ridhima Kalyan and Adriz Ghosh who were fourth and fifth, respectively, took 3 lakh each.