Wife: Shilpa Edvankar
Age: 41 Years
|Profession(s)||Singer, Songwriter, Music Composer, Host, Actor|
|Known For||Winning the reality TV singing show ‘Indian Idol season 1’ (2004); aired on Sony TV
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
|Debut||TV (Contestant): Indian Idol (2004); aired on Sony TV
Music Album: Aapkaa…Abhijeet Sawant (2005); under the music label Sony BMG Music India
Film (Playback Singer): “Mar Jaavan Mit Jaavan” from the Hindi film ‘Aashiq Banaya Aapne’ (2005)
Film (Actor): Lottery (2009) as Rohit Awasthi
|Date of Birth||7 October 1981 (Wednesday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||41 Years|
|School(s)||• Raja Shivaji Vidyalaya, Dadar, Mumbai (October 1982 to October 1999)
• Chetana’s H.S. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai (commerce in class 11 and class 12) YouTube – Chetan Bhagat
|Religion/Religious Views||He has converted to Buddhism. The Times of India|
|Caste||Dalit (Scheduled Caste) NDTV|
|Controversy||Attacked by Mob in a Drunk and Hit Case
Abhijeet Sawant, once a singing sensation, made news for all the wrong reasons. Sawant, while coming back after having a night out with his friends, was driving an Audi. His friend Prajakta Shukre was on the steering of her Honda City. Sawant and Shukre when saw an empty road began to race their cars. Prajakta in a hurry, smashed her car into a scooter injuring both the rider and the pillion of the two-wheeler. Sawant, when came to aid his friend, was beaten up by the mob and Prajakta was arrested on charges of negligent driving. She, however, was released on bail. NDTV Later, while talking to the reporters, the local police said,
"Locals who had witnessed the entire accident immediately gathered at the spot and assaulted Sawant, who was trying to appease the crowd. We rushed to the spot. After pacifying the crowd, we brought Shukre and Sawant to the police station. A case was registered against Shukre, who was later released on bail.”
Later, when one the reporters asked the eyewitnesses about the accident, he said,
"The three cars, including that of Shukre, were racing. Shukre was driving at 110kmph. After ramming into the two-wheeler, it hit a tree. We lost our temper only when Sawant came to intervene and said that he had a lot of contacts and would pay for treatment. It was not about the money, but the way he spoke was rude, for which the locals got agitated.”
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Shilpa Edvankar (worked at Jet Airways)|
|Marriage Date||4 December 2007|
Daughter- Sameera Sawant and Aahaana Sawant
|Parents||Father- Shridhar Pandurang Sawant (teacher)
Mother- Manisha Sawant
|Siblings||Sister Saloni Raut (image in parents' section)|
|Singer(s)||Mohammed Rafi, Sonu Nigam, Kishore Kumar, Udit Narayan|
|Actor||Shah Rukh Khan|
|Cartoon Characters||Tom & Jerry, Popeye|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Abhijeet Sawant
- Abhijeet Sawant is an Indian singer, songwriter, music composer, host, and actor.
- While he was a child, he lived with his joint family of seven to eight members in a one-room house.
- While he was studying in school, he was not a bright student. In an interview, he shared that he used to have anxiety attacks during exams.
- In class 6, he sang for the first time on stage at his school’s singing competition. His teachers appreciated his performance, and from there, he developed an interest in singing.
- After completing his class 10, his uncle helped him in getting a job at a cassette shop for a salary of Rs 600. YouTube – Chetan Bhagat
- One of his uncles used to perform on stage. Abhijeet used to accompany his uncle to various stage shows. Later, he decided to make his career as a singer. Abhijeet then started his training in music under his uncle. However, his parents were not happy with his decision to make his career as a singer. Thereafter, Abhijeet moved to his uncle’s home and started his training in Indian classical music under his guru Bhavdeep Jaipurwale.
- In an interview, Abhijeet shared that he once thought of committing suicide as he was not able to get good singing projects. YouTube – Chetan Bhagat
- In 2004, on winning the singing reality TV show ‘Indian Idol season 1,’ he received a cash prize and a Škoda car. YouTube – Wild Films India
- Abhijeet finished as first runner-up in the Star Plus reality singing show ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star’ in 2008.
- In 2008, he was declared the second runner-up in the Sony TV reality singing show Asian Idol.
- In the same year, Abhijeet, along with his wife, participated in the celebrity couple dance reality show ‘Nach Baliye.’
- Abhijeet has released a few Hindi music albums like ‘Junoon’ (2007; Sony BMG Music India), ‘Farida’ (2013; Universal Music India), and ‘Fakira’ (2018; Universal Music India).
- He has lent his voice to many Bollywood songs such as “Yaad Teri Yaad” from Jawani Diwani – A Youthful Joyride (2006), “Happy Ending” from Tees Maar Khan (2010), “Bechain Sapne” from Chittagong (2012), and “Ishqa” from Dishoom (2016).
- He joined the Indian political party Shiv Sena in July 2009. In an interview, he talked about joining the party. He said,
I am a born Maharashtrian so it is natural that I join the Shiv Sena. I can relate to them very comfortably and the Shiv Sena offers me the right platform to do something for the youth.”
- Abhijeet has made a special appearance in a few Sony TV shows like ‘Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai’ (2006) and ‘CID’ (2005).
- In 2010, he did a cameo role in the Hindi film ‘Tees Maar Khan.’
- In 2010, he co-hosted the reality TV show Indian Idol season 5 along with the Indian actor Hussain Kuwajerwala.
- Abhijeet has worked as a comedian in Sony TV’s comedy shows ‘Comedy Circus’ (2011) and ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ (2015).
- He has lent his voice to various Marathi songs like “Beating Beating” from Ishq Wala Love (2014), and “Ye Na” from Baji (2015).
- He has sung many Hindi songs like “Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna” (2017), “Rangreza” (2017), “Baby” (2021), and “Tum Ho Nazmm Hamaarii” (2023).
- Abhijeet has worked in the Hindi reality TV show ‘Love Me India’ (2018) as a mentor, which aired on And TV.
- He has performed at various stage shows and live concerts.
- Abhijeet consumes alcohol at parties and events. He is also spotted smoking hukka.
- He started his YouTube channel Abhijeet Sawant Official on 28 January 2018. He uploads his singing videos on his channel, and as of February 2023, he has more than 189k subscribers on his channel.
- Abhijeet has a Royal Enfield motorcycle.
- He once appeared in a TV commercial for Spraymint Mouth Freshener.
- Abhijeet Sawant has received various awards for his singing.