Abhijeet Sawant is an Indian playback singer, television actor and anchor and the winner of Indian Idol (Season 1). He was the first runner up of Clinic All Clear – Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar, and finished third in Asian Idol.
Abhijeet Sawant won the first season of Indian Idol, an adaptation of the Pop Idol format, in 2005. His first solo album, Aapka Abhijeet Sawant, was released on 7 April 2005. That year he also did playback singing in the movie Aashiq Banaya Aapne, performing the song Marjawaan Mitjawaan.
Sawant competed in the first edition of Asian Idol, which was held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 15 – 16 December 2007. He performed Everything I Do by Bryan Adams and his own song Junoon. Hady Mirza of Singapore Idol won the competition, with Sawant finishing third.
His second album, Junoon – Abhijeet Sawant was released on 10 July 2007. The title track Junoon charted in India.
Abhijeet Sawant was a finalist of Clinic All Clear Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar on Star Plus in 2008. The show was a competition between the winners and runners-up of various singing reality shows on Indian television. Sawant became the first runner up of the show.
He made his acting debut in the movie Lottery in 2009.He also made a small appearance at the end of film Tees Maar Khan.
Sawant has also acted in commercials for Spraymint.
He made a special appearance as himself in the romantic drama series Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai and thriller crime series C.I.D.
Sawant and his wife Shilpa participated in the Dancing Reality Show Nach Baliye (Season 4) in (2008–2009). They were eliminated after facing public votes.
He co-hosted Indian Idol 5 along with Hussain Kuwajerwala.
He has joined the Shiv Sena with a mandate to attract youth to the party fold.
Aap Kaa Abhijeet Sawant-2005 Sony BMG Music India
Junoon-2007 Sony BMG Music India
Farida-2013 Universal Music India