One of the finalists on the sixth season of American Idol, Sanjaya Malakar was born on September 10, 1989 in Capitol Hill, in downtown Seattle. He was born with mixed ethnicity to a Bengali Indian immigrant father Vasudeva Malakar who was a musician and an American-born mother Jillian (Recchi) Blyth who was of Italian descent. When Sanjaya was three years old, his parents had a divorce, due to which he had a very hard life without proper parental love. Currently Malakar is one of the demanding young singer who has sang many f the hit songs during the American idol and also has made many guest appearances in the television.
Talking about his early life, he spent the preponderance of his influential years in the Seattle area, California and Kauai, Hawaii. When his parents had a divorce, the family had no money coming in. For elementary school, Malakar attended Martha Lake Elementary School situated in Lynnwood, Washington. And then for middle school, he joined Northshore Junior High School and Seattle Waldorf School in Bothell, Washington. In order focus on a music career, Malakar passed the General Educational Development test.
A shy teen, Malakar went to give an audition for American Idol in Seattle on September 19, 2006 with his sister Shyamali. In Seattle audition, he sang “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” one of Wonder’s signature songs as he cited Stevie Wonder as his idol. Malakar sang “Some Kind of Wonderful” for his next performance. Then after he sang “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. By singing different songs and giving his best on each and every one of them, he finally reached top eight. In the top eight, he sang “Bésame Mucho” for which was his first commonly well-received presentation by the judges in the finals. He was subsequently eliminated in 7th place after performing “Something to Talk About” on the previous night.
Sanjaya Malakar is a tall man with a height of 5 feet 11 inches. Considered to be a cool guy; he is smart, witty and funny. He is also good to girls and has many girl friends. Though he owns many friends, there is no any news about him dating his girlfriend. His sense of humor and down to earth qualities has helped him make many friends and climb up the steps of success as fast as possible. In his journey as one of the successful singers, he had many rumors regarding him to be gay which wasn’t true at all. He himself has confessed him not being a gay.
This young singer, Malakar earns an eye catching net worth of $300 thousand dollars. The net worth of him shows how successful he has been in his career as a singer. Within a very short period of time, he is able to gain huge name and fame. Therefore he is one of the best examples for the youths of different nationality. His biography is available in wiki along and his astounding performances in the American Idol in YouTube. He can also be followed on his twitter account and Instagram.