Seattle, Washington, USA

Sanjaya brings classic R&B style with urban flair, deep soul and creativity. Internationally known, universally recognizable, more than meets the eye.


Sanjaya Malakar was first introduced to America in 2006 as a top 24 Finalist on Season 6 of American Idol. At the age of 16, Sanjaya performed at the open auditions for the show in Seattle. He was one of few chosen to advance from open auditions to “Hollywood Week”. Sanjaya performed well during Hollywood Week, impressing Idol Judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. Sanjaya was selected to the Top 24 and continued on American Idol, ultimately finishing seventh overall. Along the way, Sanjaya's electric personality, memorable hairstyles and amazing performances propelled him into national and international fame as perhaps the most iconic American Idol contestant of all time.

Sanjaya has come a long way from his time on Idol. He has grown as a person and performer. Sanjaya has written a book, Dancing to the Music In My Head, released an EP, traveled and performed all over the world. Currently, he is busy writing and recording his own original music with his debut full length album Life~Love~Music. He is excited to share his music while he continues to develop his career as an artist and entertainer in his own unique style.


Sanjaya (Solo) Dancing to the Music In My Head (EP 2009)

Sanjaya (Solo) 4 a.m. (Single 2010)

Sanjaya (Solo) Tempted (Single 2011)