About Sanjaya Malakar

Sanjaya Malakar was born on September 10, 1989 in Seattle Washington. Sanjaya now lives in Federal way Washington. He has also lived in Hawaii and California. Sanjaya went to Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, Washington for one year and then transferred to Todd Beamer High School in Federal Way, Washington. Sanjaya dropped out of High school to persue his great love of music, but he did get his GED. Sanjaya also performed for four years with the Hawaii Children's Theater group.

Sanjaya's Musical Influences

Sanjaya has said that "they were raised around music", and that his father was a classical Indian musician. Sanjaya credits his father for helping give him his strong singing voice. He also credits his mother for surrounding him with music his entire life. Sanjaya's idol is Stevie Wonder and has said that he's been singing to his music for as long as he can remember. Sanjaya has a cousin whose name is Camila. You can listen to a duet that he did with her called "friends" on Camila's Myspace page.

Sanjaya's song list

Lets give them something to talk about - Bonnie Raitt
Besame Mucho! - Consuelo Velázquez
Cheek to Cheek  - Irving Berlin
Bathwater - No Doubt
You Really got me! - The Kinks 
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross
Waiting On The World To Change - John Mayer
Steppin' Out With My Baby - Irving Berlin
Knocks Me Off My Feet - Stevie Wonder
Signed sealed delivered I'm yours - Stevie Wonder
Sanjaya Fun Facts
Sanjaya says that he doesn't get embarrassed.
Sanjaya's friends never get surprised by his musical choices.
Sanjaya claims that one of his other talents is Culinary Arts.
Sanjaya's favorite judge is Simon.
Sanjaya's life goal is to become witty.
Sanjaya has had formal singing training.
Sanjaya started to sing once he stopped crying.
Sanjaya can independently raise both corners of his upper lip.
Sanjaya was born with brown hair and brown eyes and he has never changed his hair color. 
Sanjaya's favorite female artists are Lauryn Hill and Susan Tedeschi. 
Sanjaya's favorite male artists are Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. 
Sanjaya's number for auditioning was 80283 .
Sanjaya is 2 years younger then his sister Shyamali Malakar.
Sanjay's hero is Joseph Paul Recchi Sr. (His Grandpa).
Sanjaya is 5 inches taller then his sister.
If Sanjays wins he will thank his family first.
Sanjaya didn't celebrate his audition victory right away so he could console his sister.
If Sanjaya does not win American Idol, he will continue his career in the music business.