Abhijeet Sawant is an Indian singer, television actor, anchor and the winner of first season of Indian Idol. He was the first runner up of Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star and finished third in Asian Idol. On 7 April 2005, His first solo album, Aapka Abhijeet Sawant, was released. That year he also did playback singing in the movie Aashiq Banaya Aapne, performing the song Mar Jaawan Mit Jaawan. Abhijeet Sawant was a finalist of Clinic All Clear Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar on Star Plus. Sawant became the first runner up of the show. In 2009, he made his acting debut in the movie Lottery. He also made a small appearance at the end of film Tees Maar Khan. Abhijeet made a special appearance as himself in the romantic drama series Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai and thriller crime series C.I.D.

Birth Name

Abhijeet Sawant


Abhijeet Sawant


Singer, Television Actor, Anchor









Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Abhijeet Sawant was born on the 7thof October 1981, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


He’s currently 42 years old.

Sun Sign




He has Indian ancestry.



He has converted to Buddhism


Abhijeet graduating from Chetana College of Commerce & Economics.

Family Details

  • Father – Shridhar Pandurang Sawant (Teacher)
  • Mother – Manisha Sawant
  • Siblings – Saloni Raut (Sister)

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

Abhijeet Sawant has dated –

  • Shilpa Edvankar – On 11 July 2006, Abhijeet married to Shilpa Edvankar. The couple is blessed with two kids, daughter named Sameera Sawant and Aahaana Sawant. Abhijeet frequently drops pictures and videos of his wife and kids on his Instagram account.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
  • In centimeters – 173 cm
  • In meters – 1.73 m


  • In Kilograms – 73 kg
  • In Pounds – 161 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color


Shoe Size

He wears a size 9 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Abhijeet became known as an Indian playback singer who is best recognized for having won the first season of Indian Idol. He is also known for his acting and has appeared in several commercials for Spraymint and for having starred in the drama series Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai. Abhijeet is also known for having gone on to host the fifth season of Indian Idol.

Film Debut

In 2009, Sawant had his first film onscreen role in the movie Lottery as Rohit Awasthi.

Television Debut

In 2004, Abhijeet landed his first role in television by appearing as contestant (Winner) in the series, Indian Idol.

Singing Debut

On 7 April 2005, Sawant first solo album, Aapka Abhijeet Sawant, was released. That year he also did playback singing in the movie Aashiq Banaya Aapne, performing the song Mar Jaawan Mit Jaawan.

Abhijeet Sawant Net worth

Abhijeet Sawant has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars as of 2024.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Abhijeet Sawant

  • Sawant was born and grew up in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra and developed an interest in music.
  • In class 6, he sang for the first time on stage at his school’s singing competition. His teachers appreciated his performance, and from there, he developed an interest in singing.
  • One of his uncles used to perform on stage. Abhijeet used to accompany his uncle to various stage shows. Later, he decided to make his career as a singer.
  • Abhijeet then started his training in music under his uncle. However, his parents were not happy with his decision to make his career as a singer. Thereafter, Abhijeet moved to his uncle’s home and started his training in Indian classical music under his guru Bhavdeep Jaipurwale.
  • In 2004, on winning the singing reality TV show ‘Indian Idol season 1,’ he received a cash prize and a Škoda car. Abhijeet finished as first runner-up in the Star Plus reality singing show ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star’.
  • Abhijeet has released a few Hindi music albums like ‘Junoon’ (2007; Sony BMG Music India), ‘Farida’ (2013; Universal Music India), and ‘Fakira’ (2018; Universal Music India).
  • He has made a special appearance in a few Sony TV shows like ‘Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai’ (2006) and ‘CID’ (2005).
  • In 2008, Sawant and his wife Shilpa participated in the Dancing Reality Show, Nach Baliye (Season 4). They were eliminated after facing public votes.
  • In July 2009, Abhijeet joined the Indian political party Shiv Sena.


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