Sanjaya Malakar


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  • Birth Place: Not Available
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/10/1989, Virgo
  • Profession: Reality cast member; singer
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The Voice: 8 Things You Didn't See on TV

Kilts! Text-savvy contestants! Dirty talk approval! The Voice kicked off its first live show Tuesday on the Warner Bros. lot and was on the set to catch all of the behind-the-scenes action when the cameras weren't rolling. Find out which judges get the most primping and how producers and the other judges really felt about Christina's candid comments below.

Getting ready for the live show. About an hour before the show, Beverly isn't quite ready to let her unusual ensemble do all the talking. "It's a kilt. No skirts here," she says on a smoke break outside the stage area. Elsewhere, Xenia, in a hairnet and curlers, asks sweetly — via a production rep — if she can cut the very long bathroom line before the live show.  She hums the whole time.

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Well, most of its live: "Holy sh--, we're goin' live tonight," host Carson Daly tells the crowd before introducing the judges. And hello, Christina's hot pants! Could they be any tighter or tinier? Time to pre-tape the Queen medley. That's right — this part more

I'm a Celebrity's Holly Montag and Janice Dickinson on "Sanj-olly" and Salley

Thursday's I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! featured a double elimination, in which America chose to get rid of celeb sib Holly Montag and perennial loudmouth Janice Dickinson

Montag wasn't ready to leave the jungle after loving "every minute of it" — especially the moments she shared with former American Idol finalist Sanjaya Malakar. "Sanjaya's...

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Sanjaya Malakar: I'm Not Gay

American Idol alum Sanjaya Malakar says despite what people may say, he isn't gay.

"Like, yeah, a lot of people want me to be their gay best friend, and I make a really good gay best friend. But I more


Sanjaya Malakar's New Album And Autobiography
American Idol Top 12: Sanjaya Malakar Interview
Sanjaya Malakar - The Lost Audition
Sanjaya Malakar's New Album And Autobiography

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Year Title Description
2009 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! TV Show Series, Reality Cast Member
2007 Jimmy Kimmel Live: Episode Episode, Guest
2007 Extra: 2007 April 20 Episode, Remarks by
2007 Best Week Ever: Episode Episode, Guest
2002 American Idol TV Show Series, Reality Cast Member

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I'm a Celebrity Host: Sanjaya and Holly's Romance Just Beginning

There's a romance blooming in the jungle and Myleene Klass wants to sit back and watch. The I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! co-host says she's as smitten by the budding relationship between contestants Sanjaya Malakar and Holly Montag as they seem to be with each other.

"Oh my goodness! There's something happening! [On Thursday,] by no exaggeration, there was about 50 staff, all of us gathered around a tiny TV watching a live feed from ...
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I'm a Celebrity Cast Announced; Blagojevich Inexplicably Still Involved

Idol headache Sanjaya Malakar, the ubiquitous Janice Dickinson and professional lovers Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are among the celebrities who will vie to be king or queen of the jungle on NBC's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! this summer. Impeached Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, whose legal troubles will prevent him from competing on the show, is nonetheless "discussing potential different options" with NBC to remain involved, he told reporters. (Why, exactly?)

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Sanjaya and His Hair Return in New TV Ad

First Bat Mitzvahs, now retirement? Sanjaya Malakar's hitting all the life stages!Yes, he's back, returning to TV in a new ad for a retirement and financial services firm. The spot, to be made specifically for the South Asian market, will be part of Nationwide's "Life Comes at You Fast" campaign, and will give a nod to Malakar's (in)famous hairdos. In the commercial, Sanjaya visits an Indian monastery, where he's told not only that he needs to start planning for retirement, but also that he should work on that 'do of his. With his Nationwide ad, Malakar's following in the footsteps of Kevin Federline, MC Hammer and Fabio, among others — which, needless to say, may give him pause.It's too bad that we won't be getting his ads in our TV market — but fingers crossed for the ads' inevitable arrival on the 'net! In the meantime, what should Sanjaya do with his (extremely extended) fifteen minutes of fame? Suggestions welcome, below. — Anna DimondUse our Online Video Guide t... read more

Sanjaya Who? "Crying Girl" Is Now Sobbing for Jason

Remember Ashley, the teenaged girl who cried a river for Sanjaya Malakar on American Idol last season? Well, she and her watery eyes have a new favorite — Jason Castro, the dreadlock-coiffed Texan who wowed audiences and Simon with his performance of "Hallelujah" a few weeks back. Access Hollywood reports that Ashley has been attending tapings again this season and the waterworks have been in full working order when Jason takes the stage. —J.R. WhalenWatch clips of American Idol in our Online Video Guide. read more

Narrowing It Down to 11

No big surprises tonight in terms of the bottom three Syesha and David H both gave pretty lackluster performances and Kristy was downright awfulAt least the Horton Hears a Who promo to kick off the night was a lot cuter than the Jumper one last month and Jim Carrey was a much better sport about it all including making fun of the blatant cross-promotion than Hayden Christensen The other celebrity in the audience tonight was Sanjaya Malakar who was there with his sister though they never identified him and the camera only lingered on him for a moment Oh and Danny Noriega I suppose returning the favor of Ramieles song dedication to him last night was sitting with her family and wearing a T-shirt with her face on it Its all so teenage-BFFs isnt itThe medley of All My Loving I Feel Fine Cant Buy Me Love and Help had some tough spots Amanda for one continues to stick out like a sore thumb during the group songs Oh and her hair was especially odd t read more

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