Indian Idol 5 Winner: Shreeram Chandra Wins Idol 5 in India – Sreeram Chandra won the fifth season of the reality television show “Indian Idol.” He was announced as the winner last night, and has been the favorite to win the competition for much of the season. He has been performing well week in and week out and has received many compliments from Indian music industry insiders. His victory on the show has landed him five million in cash, a one year contract with Sony BMG, a new car, and a chance to sing a song in a Yash Raj Films’ project.
The title gave Sreeram a special feeling, and he said after the victory that he never expected that he would come this far in the very beginning. By all accounts he is a special talent who deserved every piece of praise that he received throughout the season.
“Independence Day has always been important. If I win, I will feel lucky that I have received my identity on a day when my country celebrates its independence. For the rest of my life I will celebrate this day as my victory day,” he said following the announcement of his victory.
The finale was held at the Filmistan Studios in Mumbai, and a number of different celebrities were present to see him win the competition. As the country’s biggest talent show, the winner of “Indian Idol” almost feels like a holiday in itself. The fact that the winner was announced on Independence Day just shows how big the show has become in recent years.