Sanjaya Malakar is an American vocalist with a net worth of $300,000 dollars. Produced in Federal Way, Washington, in 1989, Sanjaya Malakar grew to popularity to the sixth season of truth singing contest “American Idol”. He started singing at a young age and performed with the Hawaii Children’s Theatre Group and was an associate of a gospel choir. The sibs made it through to Hollywood, though Shyamali was eventually cut. Malakar completed in seventh position.
Sanjaya Malakar Net Worth $300,000 Dollars
While about the show, he sang tunes in various genres, including “Something to Talk About”, Cheek to Cheek”, “Bathwater”, “You Really Got Me”, and “Some sort of Wonderful”. Malakar became the hottest contestant of the season and Simon Cowell afterwards noted he would’ve discontinue the program had Malakar been crowned the next American Idol. Malakar was a guest of “People” magazine in the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner and was featured in various magazines following his “Idol” removal. Malakar won Greatest TV Truth Star in the 2007 Teen Choice Awards. Malakar starred in the next season of “I am a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” alongside Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag and Stephen Baldwin. He now works in NYC.
September 10, 1989
Seattle, Washington, United States
5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Singer, Writer, TV Personality
Todd Beamer High School, Shorecrest High School
United States of America
Jillian Blyth, Vasudeva Malakar, A Guy Like Me, A Quintessential Lullaby, Tell Me Who I Am
Lived in Berkeley, California during the late 90s.
His favorite song he sang on American Idol was Besame Mucho.
Moved to Federal Way, Washington in 2005.
He was born in Bothell, Washington in Snohomish County. After his parent's divorce he moved to Kapaa, Hawaii for four years (1996-2000).
Made it to the top seven on American Idol.
He has a sister Shyamali Malakar who tried out with him for American Idol. Sadly, she was kicked out during Hollywood Week.
He took his GED after his sophomore year in High School.
Parents divorced when he was only three.
He is a Stevie Wonder fan.
His father is a classical musician.
The ring Sanjaya wears is his late grandfather's. He died when Sanjaya was five, so Sanjaya wears the ring to have confidence and support from a higher place.
His father is a Bengali Indian immigrant, born in Vrindavan, India, and his mother is American-born. Sanjaya's maternal grandfather was of Italian descent and Sanjaya's maternal grandmother was born in Utah, of Dutch, Irish, and English origin.