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Sanjaya Malakar Net Worth

Sanjaya Malakar net worth is
$300,000

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 Malakar Net Worh $300,000

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.


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!
#Trademark
1Pony-hawk
2Beautiful dark, wavy hair
3Hula Dancer
#Fact
1Lived in Berkeley, California during the late 90s.
2His favorite song he sang on American Idol was Besame Mucho.
3Moved to Federal Way, Washington in 2005.
4He was born in Bothell, Washington in Snohomish County. After his parent's divorce he moved to Kapaa, Hawaii for four years (1996-2000).
5Made it to the top seven on American Idol.
6He has a sister Shyamali Malakar who tried out with him for American Idol. Sadly, she was kicked out during Hollywood Week.
7He took his GED after his sophomore year in High School.
8Parents divorced when he was only three.
9He is a Stevie Wonder fan.
10His father is a classical musician.
11The 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.
12His 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.

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Triumph's Election Special 20162016TV MovieHimself - Panelist
On the Spot Interviews2012TV Series documentary shortHimself
Teens Wanna Know2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Q N' A with Mikki and Shay2012TV SeriesHimself
The After After Party with Steven Michael Quezada2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CelebriDate2011TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood's Top Ten2011TV SeriesHimself - American Idol Season 6 Finalist
The Wendy Williams Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
This Week in Reality TV2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hell's Kitchen2010TV SeriesHimself - Restaurant Patron
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!2009TV SeriesHimself
A-List Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Larry King Live2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
American Idol2007-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Audience
2008 Asian Excellence Awards2008TV Movie documentary
Fox Reality Really Awards2007TV Special
Rachael Ray2007TV SeriesHimself
2007 AZN Asian Excellence Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2007TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2007TV SeriesHimself - Top Ten List Presenter
Live with Kelly and Ryan2007TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2007TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
Just In with Laura Ingraham2008TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2007TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

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

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2007Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice OMG! MomentSanjaya sports a faux-hawk on American Idol

Known for movies

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