Sanjaya Malakar

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Sanjaya Malakar Wiki Biography

Born as Sanjaya Joseph Malakar on the 10th September 1989 in Capitol Hill, Seattle USA, he is a singer, best known to the world as a finalist of the sixth season of the popular reality TV show “American Idol” (2007-2008), and has subsequently released three Eps, including “Life ~ Love ~ Music” in 2011.

Have you ever wondered how rich Sanjaya Malakar is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Malakar’s net worth is as high as $300,000, an amount earned through his successful career as a musician, which started in 2007.

Sanjaya is the son of Bengali Indian immigrant Vasudeva Malakar, and Jilian Blyth, who has Italian, Dutch, English, and Irish ancestry. His parents divorce when he was three years old, and he went to live with his mother, who lived off welfare for some time, before she remarried, although unfortunately her husband died soon after the two married. Due to troubles that struck Sanjaya and the rest of his family, he often moved in his early childhood, living in California, and Kauai, Hawaii, where he became a part of the Hawaii Children’s Theater group, and then when he returned to Seattle, he was a member of the Total Experience Gospel Choir. He attended several high schools, including Shorecast High School, and Todd Beamer High School, and was in his sophomore year when he decided to take his GED. He passed the test, and switched his focus from education to a career in music.

In 2006 he appeared in the open audition for American Idol, alongside his sister. The both moved to the Hollywood round, but his sister was eliminated. As the show progressed, Sanjaya was receiving more and more affection from the public., which led him into the Top 7 round, despite judges’, especially Simon Cowell’s dissatisfaction. He was then eliminated, and the ratings of the show fell nine percent. He was brought back in the finale, singing “You Really Got Me”, with Joe Perry as a guitarist.

A whole new world opened for Sanjaya after Idol; he went on tour with other contestants, performing in more than 50 cities throughout the USA, and Canada as well, certainly helping to establish his net worth.

Due to his budding popularity, Sanjaya was interviewed by numerous publications, including TIME, Us Weekly, People and others, while he was also often called as guest to numerous shows, such as “The Today Show”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, “The Early Show”, “Late Show with David Letterman” and many others, which only helped him in his early career.

Unfortunately, he has had little success in music; aside from American Idol releasing a CD with songs that he performed, he has released only two EPs, “Dancing to the Music in My Head” (2009), and “Life ~ Love ~ Music” to moderate success. He was also a part of the band The Brave Chandeliers, and is one of the singers on the new jazz standards album “Good Merlin” by The Chaz Lipp Groove Tripp, scheduled for release in June 2017.

Nevertheless, he has became a successful author; he published the autobiography “Dancing to the Music in My Head: Memoirs of the People’s Idol” in 2009, for which according to his statements, he received $100,000 in advance, which only increased his net worth.

He briefly worked as a bartender in 2012, after having little success as a musician, but since then has quit his day job, and has fully focused on music.

Regarding his personal life, little is known about Sanjaya’s most intimate details, as he tends to keep his life away from the public eyes.

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Sanjaya Malakar Quick Info

Full NameSanjaya Malakar
Net Worth$300,000
Date Of BirthSeptember 10, 1989
Place Of BirthCapitol Hill, Seattle, Washington, United States
Height5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
ProfessionSinger, Writer, TV Personality
EducationTodd Beamer High School, Shorecrest High School
NationalityAmerican
ParentsJillian Blyth, Vasudeva Malakar
SiblingsShyamali Malakar
NicknamesSanjaya Shekar Malakar
MySpacehttp://www.myspace.com/sanjayaworld
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm2554047/
Allmusichttp://www.allmusic.com/artist/sanjaya-malakar-mn0001538981
AwardsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV Male Reality Star
AlbumsDancing to the Music in My Head
NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice OMG! Moment
TV ShowsI’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!

Sanjaya Malakar Trademarks

  1. Pony-hawk
  2. Beautiful dark, wavy hair
  3. Hula Dancer

Sanjaya Malakar Important Facts

  • 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.

Sanjaya Malakar Filmography

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
Triumph’s Election Special 20162016TV MovieHimself – PanelistSelf
On the Spot Interviews2012TV Series documentary shortHimselfSelf
Teens Wanna Know2012TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Q N’ A with Mikki and Shay2012TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The After After Party with Steven Michael Quezada2011TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
CelebriDate2011TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Hollywood’s Top Ten2011TV SeriesHimself – American Idol Season 6 FinalistSelf
The Wendy Williams Show2011TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
This Week in Reality TV2011TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Hell’s Kitchen2010TV SeriesHimself – Restaurant PatronSelf
I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!2009TV SeriesHimselfSelf
A-List Awards2009TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Larry King Live2007-2008TV SeriesHimselfSelf
American Idol2007-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself – AudienceSelf
2008 Asian Excellence Awards2008TV Movie documentarySelf
Fox Reality Really Awards2007TV SpecialSelf
Rachael Ray2007TV SeriesHimselfSelf
2007 AZN Asian Excellence Awards2007TV SpecialHimselfSelf
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2007TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Late Show with David Letterman2007TV SeriesHimself – Top Ten List PresenterSelf
Live with Kelly and Ryan2007TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2007TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien2009TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
Just In with Laura Ingraham2008TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
The Colbert Report2007TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage

Sanjaya Malakar Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieCategory
2007Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Male Reality/Variety StarAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)Won
2007Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Male Reality/Variety StarAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)Nominated