Sandeep Acharya (4 February 1984 – 15 December 2013) was an Indian singer. He came in news after winning the second season of the popular reality television show Indian Idol in 2006. Acharya belonged to Bikaner in Rajasthan. He died on 15 December 2013 in Gurgaon’s Medanta Hospital.
He was crowned the winner of India Idol Season 2 on 22 April 2006.
Acharya’s win gained him a INR10 million contract from Sony BMG, a music album contract and a brand new Maruti Baleno car. Sandeep also participated in a TV show on channel 9X – Jalwa Four 2 Ka 1 on Mika’s team.
Sandeep won the award for best new Bollywood talent in New Jersey, USA.
He won the Sur Aradhna award in Delhi’s Siri Fort Auditorium for best upcoming male singer category.
Woh Pehli Baar album — sang group number and then solo Papa Kehte Hai
Mere Saath Saara Jahaan
Mhare Des Mein
Ishq Ho Gaya
Yeh Kaise Deewanapan
Sagar Jaisi Aankhon Wali
Papa Kehte Hain
Mere Saath Saara Jahaan – 2
He sang a song on the album Teri Sajni by Master Saleem
He sang two songs in the film Arjun Auto Walo ( Rajasthani Film)
Holi ayi holi
Mhare Kaljiye ri Kor
Acharya died following an illness that caused jaundice on 15 December 2013. He was rushed to Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon, New Delhi after his health deteriorated. He was at a wedding in Bikaner when his situation worsened and his relatives had to rush him to the hospital, where he died. His younger brother, Akshay, said on Sunday, “Last night, doctors said his condition was under control and he was showing signs of recovery. We were all hoping we’d soon take him home. But nobody knew that he would leave us forever.