In the Indian Idol 12 finale, Pawandeep Rajan was lauded winner and got a trophy, a luxury car, and a cash prize of Rs.25 lakh. The singer from Uttarakhand was one of six finalists in the singing talent battle.

The show commenced at 12 p.m. on August 15th and lasted until after midnight, when the ultimate winner was announced. Arunita Kanjilal and Sayali Kamble finished second and third, respectively.


The popular singing show Indian Idol 12, which aired in November 2020, has concluded, with Uttarakhand’s Pawandeep Rajan holding the winner’s trophy.

The ‘greatest grand finale,’ which commenced at 12 p.m. on Independence Day. Judges Himesh Reshammiya, Anu Malik, and Sonu Kakkar presented the stunning trophy, a car, and a cheque for Rs 25 lakh to winner Pawandeep.

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Pawandeep Rajan Indian Idol Winner

With their performances over the long 12-hour marathon, the finalists offered heartfelt tributes to the Indian Army, Navy, Air force, and other defense groups. That wasn’t the only amazing element of the show. The Grand Finale consisted not just of multiple performances by the finalists, but also a number of special guests.

The closing episode included Javed Ali, Sukhwinder Singh, Raghav Sachar, Mika Singh, Sadhana Sargam, Annu Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra, and Kiara Advani. The finale also showcased individual performances by Kumar Sanu, Sonu Kakkar, and Alka Yagnik. Alka paid tribute to Lata Mangeshkar and mentioned that she always follows Indian Idol.

Singer Javed Ali, who appeared as a judge on the prior editions of Indian Idol, showed up on the finale. He charmed his listeners with songs like Swadesh hai Mera and Vande Mataram.

Indian Idol 12 Finale Highlights

  • Sonu Kakkar was one of the singers that sang folk songs. Her duet with Sawai Bhatt was mesmerizing.
  • The Great Khali and Mohd Danish also locked horns. Khali showed gratitude to the Indian Idol team for having him.
  • Vishal Dadlani also made his return to the show for the first time since May, appearing with the top six contestants.
  • Seerama Chandra the winner of Indian Idol 5, made a short appearance and describes his path from contenders to singer.
  • Annu Kapoor plays Antakshari with Indian idol final contenders and judges.
  • Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2, lead pair, Nakuul Mehta and Disha Parmar unveil the poster for their upcoming program. They discussed the show and its deep narrative.
  • In Uttarakhand, a road was developed in Pawandeep’s honor.
  • Pawandeep Rajan, Arunita Kanjilal, Mohd Danish, Shanmukhapriya, Nihal Turao, and Sayli Kamble, the top six finalists, performed with Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Sukhwinder Singh, and Suzanne D’Mello.

Aditya Narayan dedicated the song “Tu Mera Dil, Tu Meri Jaan” to father

Aditya Narayan, the series’ host, has a delightful surprise for his father, Udit Narayan. He dedicated the song “Tu Mera Dil, Tu Meri Jaan” to Udit, making an emotional moment for audiences and contenders alike. Afterward, the father-son duet steals hearts with stunning performances on songs such as ‘Akele hum Akele tum,’ ‘Do you wanna partner,’ and others.

Udit Narayan also appeared with six female Indian Idol contenders: Sayali Kamble, Shanmukhapriya, Arunita Kanjilal, Anjali Gaikwad, Anushka Banerjee, and Sireesha Bhagvatula, as well as solo with Alka.

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Arunita Kanjilal – First Runner Up
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Sayli Kamble – Second Runner Up

Meanwhile Bharti Singh flirted with Sayali Kamble’s father, as well as they both dance together. They infuse some humor into the show.

Pawandeep charmed the listeners with his finale performances

Pawandeep Rajan charmed the listeners with his performances of popular songs Qaafirana, Sadda Haq, and Hawayein. Eventually, while performing Nadaan Parindey, he played the drums. It was among the best solo performance of the Indian Idol 12 finale.

Pawan garnered outstanding praise from the judge Vishal Dadlani, who reappeared to the show in May. Sonu Kakkar agreed that it was a one-of-a-kind performance. The Great Khali revealed that he and Pawandeep were neighbors in their hometown and hailed him for his work.

Vijay Deverakonda’s heartfelt message for Indian Idol 12‘s Shanmukha

Shanmukha has a heartfelt message from Vijay Deverakonda. He stated “Today is the season finale. Forget about winning, failing, and everything else; just enjoy the wonderful time. Give everything you’ve got. Take charge of the stage and cherish the show. I give all of my best wishes to the contenders and judges. Shanmukha Priya, you’re returning to Hyderabad to meet with me. You’re singing in my film for me. It’s a sure thing. Best wishes.”

Pawandeep Rajan expressed gratitude to the people for voting him

Pawandeep stated about his experience on the show, “Indian Idol is a stage that offers a lot of honor to artists, and the amount of attention it brings you is unparalleled.” We had to sing a lot of songs throughout the show, and we had the top judges and guests cheer us out. The purpose I headed to the stage was not my desire to win, but rather my eagerness to learn. And I’m grateful that after all these months of effort on this show, we’re now set to playback.”

After winning the singing reality series, he became a social media sensation. Rajan expressed gratitude to the people for voting for him on the finale segment of ‘Indian Idol 2020.’