Prashant Tamang

Prashant Tamang

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Prashant Tamang Profile

  • Name:
  • Prashant Tamang
  • Born:
  • January 4, 1983
  • Father:
  • Madan Tamang
  • Mother:
  • Rupa Tamang
  • Spouse:
  • Geeta Thapa

Prashant Tamang Biography

Prashant Tamang is an Indian singer from West Bengal who won the third season of Indian Idol in 2007. This Nepali singer is also an actor who works in Nepalese movies. Prashant launched his maiden album Dhanyavad following his win in India’s biggest singing talent hunt show. Namaste (2008) and Pardesi (2015) just followed the success of his debut album. Gorkha Paltan, Angalo Yo Maya Ko, Kina Maya Ma, Nishani      , Pardesi and Ye Maya Hanaima are the Nepalese movies in which he had acted and done playback singing as well.

 

Tamang was born in Darjeeling, West Bengal in the year 1983. Both his parents are of Nepalese origin. His father was a police constable. He studied at St Robert School, Darjeeling and following his father’s death in an accident he left the school to join his father’s post as a police constable. While his service with Kolkata Police, he regularly performed as a singer for orchestra. In 2011, he got married to a flight attendant Geeta Thapa.

 

He entered Indian Idol Contest in the year 2007 and since then, he became a celebrity of Darjeeling. He got extreme support from fans and natives and got high votes too. He was persuaded by his friends and Zulfiqar Hasan, Special Additional Commissioner of Police to take part in the show. In the contest, he has never been in the bottom three and has received good support from viewers, particularly from Bengal. He was voted overwhelmingly by his Bengali fans, who have already declared him a celebrity. He beat Amit Paul in the finals to win the title. Many people of nepali origin used to send money to India to vote for their popular contestant and in the finals he gathered 10 times more votes (70 million votes) than his opponent.

Updated: December 26, 2015

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