Sa Re Ga Ma Pa

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.[1] It is the oldest running game show in India as well as the oldest show on private television in India.[2] The name of the show is derived from the first five notes in the octave of classical Indian music.

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 25 Years.jpg
Latest 25th anniversary cover photo
Created byZée TV
Creative directorsZee TV, Supavitra Babul (2010) Neeraj Sharma
Presented bySonu Nigam (1995-2000)
Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan (2000-01)
Shaan (2001-06)
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 originIndia
No. of seasons33
Production
Running time90 minutes (Including commercials)
Release
Original networkZee TV
Zee5
Picture formatPAL
Original release1 May 1995 (1995-05-01) –
present
External links
Website

HistoryEdit

The first episode aired on 1 May 1995 and was hosted by Sonu Nigam.[3] In the year 2000, the show was hosted by the Bangash brothers, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash,[4] sons of sarod-player Amjad Ali Khan. From 2001, Shaan started hosting the show.[5] 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,[6] Karan Singh Rathore, Archana Jani,[7] Vipul Roy,[8] Jay Soni[9] and even kids Dhairya Sorecha and Afsha Musani.[10] The most prominent names to host the show in later seasons were Javed Ali[11] and the current host Aditya Narayan.[12]

OverviewEdit

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

Due to its success and popularity, it has been remade in languages including Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Bhojpuri and Malayalam.

SeasonsEdit

# Season Year Winner Host Judges
1 Sa Re Ga Ma - Schedule 1 1995 Sanjeevani Bhelande & Mukund Phansalkar

Runner Ups - Tyagraj Khadilkar, Hamsika Iyer

Sonu Nigam Kumar Sanu, Aadesh Shrivastava, Ravi, Raam Laxman, Suresh Wadkar, Anu Malik, Ravindra Jain, Nikhil-Vinay

SEMI FINALS - Sameer & Dilip Sen, Jatin–Lalit, Nadeem Shravan, Hariharan FINAL - Khayyam

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

SEMI FINALS - Jagjit Kaur, Viju Shah, Javed Akhtar, Usha Khanna FINAL - Kalyanji-Anandji

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

SEMI FINALS - Roop Kumar Rathod, Kuldip Singh, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan FINAL - Pt. Shivkumar Sharma

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

SEMI FINALS - Begum Parveen Sultana FINAL - Jagjit Singh

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

SEMI FINALS - Pandit Rajan Mishra- Sajan Mishra, Dilshad Khan-Begum Parveen Sultana FINAL - Anil Biswas

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

SEMI FINAL - Anuradha Paudwal [ FINAL - Pt. Jasraj

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

Runner ups - Mukund Phalsankar, Parthiv Gohil, Sanjeevani Bhelande, Sudeshna Ganguli

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

FINAL - Jagjit Singh, Ghulam Ali, Mehdi Hassan, Runa Laila, Farida Khanum

12 Sa Re Ga Ma 1998 Archana Udupa, Avadhoot Gupte

Runner ups - Gaurav Bangya, Poorva

Sonu Nigam Chitra

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,

Alamelu Mani, Ustad Tari Khan FINAL - Zakir Hussain, Manna Dey, Hariharan, Ustad Amjad Ali, Parvez Mehdi

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
Ronkini Gupta
Shaan
19 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Campus Special 2005 Twinkle Bajpai,
Manish Bhatt
Shaan
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
Ujjaini Mukherjee
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)

Vipul Roy and Manish Paul

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[13] 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,[14] 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

ReferencesEdit

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