Bhubaneswar: The illustrious list of performers from Odisha in national TV reality shows got a new name in Ananya Sritam Nanda who made it to the Top-10 in the ongoing second edition of Indian Idol Junior. Ananya has been nominated for the voting round in Indian Idol Junior Season 2 being aired on Sony TV on the weekend evenings.
The 13 year old Class IX student of DAV Public School Pokhariput in Bhubaneswar made a mark with her sweet voice and impressed the jury as well as the audience with her versatile singing. A recognized child artist with All India Radio since 2013, Ananya has got several awards from various foundations in Odisha including the special jury award in Akshaya Mohanty Foundation award ceremony, which she received from Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in 2007.
It may be noted here that several performers from Odisha made it big in national reality TV arena in recent years and the list goes long, with the beginning done by Prince Dance Group in India’s Got Talent I). Among Odia girls Rajasmita Kar excelled in Dance India Dance (DID) completion while Sohini Mishra from Cuttack made a mark nationally on Indian Idol stage. Recently Rituraj Mohanty won many hearts in India’s Raw Star hosted by rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh.
To further Ananya’s advance at the reality show, the audience needs to wait till this weekend when voting lines will open for voting. Voting can be done through mobile sms as well as through Sony LIV app or on Sony LIV website.