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Sanjaya Malakar
Sanjaya Malakar at the Mural Amphitheater, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA on May 12, 2007.
Background information
Birth name Sanjaya Joseph Malakar
Born September 10, 1989 (1989-09-10) (age 30)
Origin Federal Way, Washington, United States
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer, reality television personality, writer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboard
Years active 2006–present

Sanjaya Joseph Malakar (born September 10, 1989) is an American singer, who was a finalist on the sixth season of American Idol. He gained national attention on the series, controversially advancing to 7th place with public votes, despite being poorly received by the show's judges, particularly Simon Cowell.

After Idol, Malakar made many television guest appearances and has been commonly parodied in popular culture. He placed fifth in second season of the reality television show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.

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