Sanjaya Malakar was born in the Seattle metropolitan area in the large suburb of Federal Way. On September 19th, 2006, Sanjaya entered the open audition for "American Idol," along with his sister, Shyamali. Both advanced to the Hollywood round of auditions. On May 23rd, Sanjaya performed at the American Idol finale with the top six males. Sanjaya was the only contestant below third place to be featured in a solo on the finale that night.
Edited by TWoP Gadget, May 31, 2009 @ 9:49 PM.