Sandeep Acharya’s winning of the Indian Idol 2 was a big upset for N.C Karunya of Andhra Pradesh was a better performer than Sandeep but this time Andhra Pradesh got it all right, Sreeram Chandra from Hyderabad won Indian Idol season 5.
The grand finale of the popular TV reality show, took place on August 15, 2010, the Independence Day of India at Filmistan Studio. 24 year old Sreeram beat Bhoomi Trivedi of Gujarat and Rakesh Maini from
A versatile and talented singer, Sreeram remained favorite from the beginning. Prior to participating in the Indian Idol 5, Sreeram Chandra worked as a playback singer. He already recorded a song with Shreya Ghoshal, another top singer. Some of the movies where Sreeram did playback singing are: Asta Chamma, Prayanam, Andari Bandhuvayya, Notebook, Neramu Siksha, Nachavu Alludu, Jallu, 18,20 Love Story, One,Happy Journey, Sunami7X, Prema Khareedu, Cheekatilo,Mulla Kireetam, Apple.
Bollywood megastar, Amitabh Bachchan was present at the grand finale and announced the winner. Mr. Bachchan said that he watched Indian Idol for his wife loves the show. He said, “It is very difficult to satisfy her because she has very strong likes and dislikes. Since she followed this programme, I followed suit,”
As the winner of Indian Idol 5, Sreeram Chandra would receive a cash prize of Rs.5million, a car, a motorbike and a one-year contract with Sony TV and a chance to sing in one of the upcoming movies of Yashraj Films.