Sandeep Acharya became the winner of Indian Idol 2. Sandeep Acharya comes from Bikaner and won Indian Idol on 22 April 2006. He showed some magical performances at the show and won many hearts with his singing. He won accolades from all quarters of the country. Sandeep Acharya along with the trophy also got a music album contract from Sony BMG, worth Rs. 1 crore and a Maruti Baleno car. Apart from Indian Idol, he also participated in Jalwa Four 2 ka 1, a TV show aired on channel 9X. Before becoming Indian Idol 2 winner, he also participated in the Golden Voice of Rajasthan, organized in Rajasthan, where he stood second. It was this show at Rajasthan, from where his musical life journey began. He mesmerized whole country with his melodious voice and charming smile. He also went onto won many awards for his beautiful and melodious singing. He won award for the best talent of Bollywood in New Jersey, USA. He also won ‘Sur Aradhna Award’, held in Delhi for best upcoming male singer. In addition, he also received an award from the Amitabh Bachchan in London. He did many albums including ‘Mere Saath Saara Jahan’, which was a smash hit and topped music charts. Apart from ‘Mere Saath Saara Jahaan’, he also sang Ishq Ho Gaya, Sagar Jaisi Aankhon Wali, Yeh Kaise Deewanapan, Dhol Dhol, Mhare Des Mein,
Papa Kehte Hain and Mere Saath Saath Jahaan-2. He also did it for Master Saleem’s music album Teri Sajni.