Sa Re Ga Ma Pa is an Indian Hindi-language reality singing television show. It started airing on Zee TV in 1995 as Sa Re Ga Ma. It is the oldest running game show in India as well as the oldest show on private television in India. The name of the show is derived from the first five notes in the octave of classical Indian music.
|Sa Re Ga Ma Pa|
|Created by||Zée TV|
|Creative directors||Zee TV, Supavitra Babul (2010) Neeraj Sharma|
|Presented by||Sonu Nigam (1995-2000)|
Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan (2000-01)
Aditya Narayan (2007-09, 2014-2019)
Purab Kohli (2010)
Manish Paul (2010, 2020)
Javed Ali (2012-2013)
|Opening theme||"Sa Re Ga Ma" by Sonu Nigam and Sadhana Sargam (1995-2000)|
"Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" by Shaan and Sadhana Sargam (2000-06)
"Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" by Aditya Narayan and Shriram Iyer (2007-09)
"Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" by Javed Ali (2010-2020)
"Tu Gaaye Jaa" by Armaan Malik (2020-present)
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||33|
|Running time||90 minutes (Including commercials)|
|Original network||Zee TV|
|Original release||1 May 1995 –|
The first episode aired on 1 May 1995 and was hosted by Sonu Nigam. In the year 2000, the show was hosted by the Bangash brothers, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash, sons of sarod-player Amjad Ali Khan. From 2001, Shaan started hosting the show. Till 2005, the show used to follow a format wherein experts in the field of music would judge the contestants and score them. The format changed with the advent of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005 which introduced the judges as mentors of different teams and scoring was primarily dependent on public voting. After Shaan quit hosting the show, the show was hosted by many others like Purab Kohli, Manish Paul, Karan Singh Rathore, Archana Jani, Vipul Roy, Jay Soni and even kids Dhairya Sorecha and Afsha Musani. The most prominent names to host the show in later seasons were Javed Ali and the current host Aditya Narayan.
The show has seen multiple variations over the years:
- Sa Re Ga Ma: Contestants were scored only by the expert judges. There were 8 prelim (quarter-final) rounds, each consisting of 2 male singers and 2 female singers. One male winner and one female winner from each show competed in the semifinal rounds. There were 4 semifinal rounds where the 8 male and 8 female prelim winners participated. Each semifinal round had either 4 male or 4 female winners, so there were a total of 4 semifinals (2 semifinals with 4 males and 2 semifinals with 4 female singers). In the finals, the four semifinal winners, 2 male and 2 female competed against each other. Finally one male winner and one female winner became the winners of that season (also called a schedule).
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: 2 male singers, 2 female singers. The male and female winner would return the following episode and compete against a new challenger. At the start of this "roll-over" series, they had initially announced that anyone with over 10 wins would get an album; however, that never materialized.
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge: Teams were formed, each Gharana (team) had a judge who mentored them. Elimination was decided by public voting.
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Ek Main Aur Ek Tu: A duet singing competition which featured some new contestants as well as old contestants from earlier seasons. Weekly elimination decided by public voting.
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs: A singing competition for young children, which judges the prodigious kids on the basis of their voice quality, singing talent and versatility in performance.
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge USA: The first instalment of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge series in USA.
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Mega Challenge: A special season in which eight teams representing eight different states and consisting of total 24 talented contestants from past seasons of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa participated. The show was made to celebrate the 1000th episode of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Notable Indian singers and musicians were roped in to judge each of the episodes.
Other Indian versionsEdit
|1||Sa Re Ga Ma - Schedule 1||1995||Sanjeevani Bhelande & Mukund Phansalkar||Sonu Nigam||Kumar Sanu, Aadesh Shrivastava, Ravi, Raam Laxman, Suresh Wadkar, Anu Malik, Ravindra Jain, Nikhil-Vinay|
|2||Sa Re Ga Ma - Schedule 2||1995||Nobina Mirjankar, Shivprasad Mallya
Runner ups - Mehboob Ali, Chetna Umarji
|Sonu Nigam||Anup Jalota, Peenaz Masani, Mahendra Kapoor, Sapna Mukherjee, Anil Mohile, Anupama Deshpande, Chandan Das, Shailendra Singh|
|Sa Re Ga Ma 29th episode children's special||1995||Prashant Chauhan, Sneha Pant||Sonu Nigam||Ranu Mukherjee|
|3||Sa Re Ga Ma - Schedule 3||1995-96||Shaoni Mitra, Junaid Akhtar
Runner ups - Ameya Date, Sampa Das
|Sonu Nigam||Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Ranjit Barot, Vani Jairam, Uttam Singh, Sachin Pilgaonkar, Vinod Rathod, Manhar Udhas|
|4||Sa Re Ga Ma - Schedule 4||1996||Mridula Chatterjee, Ravishankar Singh
Runner ups - Naresh, Deepali Somaiya
|Sonu Nigam||Narendra Chanchal
FINAL - O.P. Nayyar
|Sa Re Ga Ma 50th episode celebration||1996||Sanjeevani Bhelande, Anagha, Lata Naidu, Soma Banerjee, Mukund Phalsankar, Jaswinder Singh, Sajjad Ali, Shailesh||Sonu Nigam||Asha Parekh|
|5||Sa Re Ga Ma||1996||Amrita Khadilkar, Swapnil Bandodkar||Sonu Nigam||SEMI FINALS - Pankaj Udhas
FINAL - Naushad
|6||Sa Re Ga Ma||1996-97||Kajal Chandiramani, Ninad Mehta
Runner ups - Vijay Prakash, Smita Joshi
|Sonu Nigam||Indivar, Sonik Omi, Arun Date|
|Sa Re Ga Ma 75th episode children's special||1996||Shreya Ghoshal, Saagar Kendurkar||Sonu Nigam||Kalyanji-Anandji|
|7||Sa Re Ga Ma||1997||Rinku Kalia, Sanjeev Rambhadran
Runner ups - Dharana, Devesh
|Sonu Nigam||Ustad Muhammad Hussain-Ahmed Hussain, Shobha Mudgal, Madhurani|
|Sa Re Ga Ma 100th episode celebration||1997||Sonu Nigam|
|8||Sa Re Ga Ma||1997||Bela Shende, Parthiv Gohil
Runner ups - Dhananjay Bhatt, Devyani
|Sonu Nigam||Ronu Majumdar, Rajkumari, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Daman Sood-Y.S. Mulky|
|9||Sa Re Ga Ma||1998||Sudeshna Ganguli, Mohammed Wakil
Runner ups - Abhijeet Ghoshal, Shalini
|Sonu Nigam||Tejpal Singh-Surinder Singh, Vishal Bhardwaj
FINAL - Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia
|10||Sa Re Ga Ma 150th episode celebration Mega Finals||1998||Bela Shende, Mohammed Wakil||Sonu Nigam||Anil Biswas, Naushad, Kalyanji-Anandji, Pt. Jasraj, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia Jagjit Singh, Khayyam, Begum Parveen Sultana, Rajkumari, O.P. Nayyar|
|Sa Re Ga Ma Mega Finals (Children's Special)||1998||Sneha Pant (Runner up - Shreya Ghoshal)||Sonu Nigam||Usha Mangeshkar, Meena Tai|
|11||Sa Re Ga Ma UK||1998-99||Siza Roy, Debashish Sengupta
Runner ups - Malini Awasthi, Asif
|Sonu Nigam||Biddu, Suresh Wadkar|
|12||Sa Re Ga Ma||1998||Archana Udupa, Avadhoot Gupte
Runner ups - Gaurav Bangya, Poorva
SEMI FINAL - Kishan Prasad Maharaj FINAL - Pyarelal
|Sa Re Ga Ma Christmas New Year Celebration||1999||Sonu Nigam||Jagjit Singh, Ghulam Ali, Mehdi Hassan, Runa Laila, Farida Khanum|
|13||Sa Re Ga Ma 200th episode celebration Mega Finals||1999||Shreya Ghoshal, Jaswinder Singh
Runner ups - Archana Udupa, Sampa Kundu, Vijay Prakash, Ameya Date
|Sonu Nigam||Zakir Hussain, Girja Devi, Anil Biswas, Vilayat Khan, Ram Narayan, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma|
|14||Sa Re Ga Ma USA||1999||Sangeeta Nerurkar, Nazakat Ali
Runner ups - Sharafat Ali, Maithili Panse, Divya Sampat
|Sonu Nigam||Nitin Mukesh, Lakshmi Shankar,|
|Sa Re Ga Ma Taj Mahal millennium celebration||2000||Sonu Nigam|
|15||Talent of the Millenium||2000||Suraj Singh||Sonu Nigam||Sanjeev Darshan, Sukhwinder Singh, Sajid-Wajid, Jaspinder Narula
SEMI FINALS - Taufiq Qureshi, Sanjeev Abhyankar, Anoushka Shankar FINAL - Pandit Ravi Shankar
|16||Sa Re Ga Ma||2001||Anita Pundit||Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan|
|17||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa||2002||Hricha Mukherjee (Hricha Debraj)||Shaan||Khayyam, Begum Parveen Sultana, Sitara Devi, Ranjit Barot, Shobha Gurtu, Anandji, Gulshan Bawra, Ghulam Mustafa|
|18||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa World Series||2004||Hrishikesh Ranade and
|19||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Campus Special||2005||Twinkle Bajpai,
|20||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005||2005||Debojit Saha||Shaan||Himesh Reshammiya, Jatin–Lalit, Aadesh Shrivastava, Ismail Darbar|
|21||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Ek Main Aur Ek Tu||2006||Aishwarya Nigam and
|Shaan, Ishita Arun||Hariharan, Lesle Lewis|
|Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs||2006||Sanchita Bhattacharya||Shaan||Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Alka Yagnik, Bappi Lahiri|
|22||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007||2007||Aneek Dhar||Aditya Narayan||Himesh Reshammiya, Ismail Darbar, Bappi Lahiri, Vishal–Shekhar|
|Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs International||2007||Anamika Choudhari||Aditya Narayan||Suresh Wadkar, Sonu Nigam|
|23||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge USA 2008||2008||Darshana Menon||Aishwarya Nigam||Suresh Wadkar, Aadesh Shrivastava|
|24||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009||2009||Vaishali Mhade||Aditya Narayan||Himesh Reshammiya, Aadesh Shrivastava, Shankar Mahadevan, Pritam|
|Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2009||2009||Hemant Brijwasi||Dhairya Sorecha, Afsha Musani||Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Alka Yagnik|
|25||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Mega Challenge||2009||Team Maharashtra - Vaishali Mhade, Kaushik Deshpande and Rohit Shyam Raut||Karan Singh Rathore and Archana Jani (first episode)||Sonu Nigam, Pyarelal and Suresh Wadkar (finale)|
|26||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar||2010||Kamal Khan||Purab Kohli, Manish Paul||Daler Mehndi, Vishal–Shekhar, Sajid-Wajid|
|Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2011||2011||Azmat Hussain||Jay Soni||Adnan Sami, Kailash Kher, Javed Ali|
|27||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012||2012||Jasraj Jayant Joshi||Javed Ali||Shankar Mahadevan, Rahul Ram, Sajid-Wajid|
|Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2014||2014||Gagan Gopalkrishna Gaonkar||Aditya Narayan||Alka Yagnik (Mahaguru), Shaan, Monali Thakur|
|28||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2016||2016||Kushal Paul
Runner up -Sachin Kumar Valmiki
|Aditya Narayan||Pritam, Sajid-Wajid, Mika|
|Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2017||2017||Shreyan Bhattacharya and Anjali Gaikwad||Aditya Narayan||Himesh Reshammiya, Javed Ali, Neha Kakkar|
|29||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2018||2018-2019||Ishita Vishwakarma||Aditya Narayan||Wajid Khan, Shekhar Ravjiani, Sona Mohapatra, Richa Sharma (Replaced Mohapatra)|
|Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs 2019||2019||Sugandha Date||Ravi Dubey||Shaan, Richa Sharma, Amaal Malik|
|Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2020||2020||Aryananda R Babu||Manish Paul||Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu, Himesh Reshammiya, Javed Ali
(Replaced Narayan and Sanu)
|30||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2021||2021||TBA||Aditya Narayan||Himesh Reshammiya, Vishal Dadlani, Shankar Mahadevan|
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