Ankush Bhardwaj is an Indian singer and music composer. He became the first runner-up in the tenth season of Indian Idol.
Ankush Bhardwaj was born on Friday, 11 December 1992 (age 29 years; as of 2021) in Kotgarh, a small village in the Kumarsain subdivision of Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh. He did his schooling at Hainault Public School, Shimla. Ankush studied Bachelor of Commerce from Rajiv Gandhi Government Degree College, Shimla in 2014. After that, he studied Masters of Business Administration from Amity University, Noida. He completed his post-graduation in 2017. Ankush took his training from The Channa Music Academy in Shimla. His mentor was Vinod Channa, an expert in classical, semi-classical, and folk music.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9”
Weight (approx.): 72 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): 38-32-35
Ankush Bhardwaj belongs to a Hindu family in Himachal Pradesh.
Parents & Siblings
Ankush’s father’s name is Suresh Bhardwaj and his mother’s name is Kamlesh Bhardwaj. His father and brother always inspired him to learn music. He has one older brother named Lokesh Bhardwaj.
Ankush Bhardwaj is unmarried.
Keratoconus – An Eye Disorder
Ankush Bhardwaj was diagnosed with an eye disorder named Keratoconus when he was six years old. Keratoconus is a disorder that leads to sensitivity to light and blurred vision. He consulted a few doctors at Shimla and went for surgery in Chandigarh. After the failed attempt at his surgery at Chandigarh, he consulted Dr. Nitin Bedi, Ojas Eye Hospital, Bandra. Ankush underwent both C3R and Intech surgery at Ojas Hospital. After that surgery, the doctors assured him that his eyes have recovered 70 percent already and his eyesight will be recovered completely soon.
In 2011, he took part in the ‘Voice of Himalayas’ event and was one of the finalists in that. After that, he became the first runner up of ‘Himachal ki Awaaz’ event. He performed in various music festivals in Shimla like Kishore Kumar Nights, Rafi Nights, etc. Ankush has won the singing contest Sangam Sur Sangeet Ka (season 1) in 2013 and this contest was organized by Cedar Productions in Himachal Pradesh. Later, he became one of the top 10 contestants in Benadryl Big Golden Voice (season 4). Amaal Mallik and Armaan Malik praised Ankush in this show. He sang the song ‘Sab Badhiyaa Hai’ for the movie “Sui Dhaaga.” In 2019, he sang the title song, ‘Ek Chup Tum, Ek Chup Main’ for the television show “Isharon Isharon Mein.” This title track is available on SonyLIV streaming platform. After that, he also became the guest of two episodes of Indian Idol Season 11.
In 2018, Ankush Bhardwaj gave auditions for Indian Idol 10. Neha Kakkar, Vishal Dadlani, and Anu Malik were the judges of that season. He contributed his voice to the campaign track of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ launched by our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
The top 9 contestants of Indian Idol season 10 sang the song ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ for this campaign. The song ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ was released on 2 October, Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary. Winner Salman Ali and first runner-up Ankush Bhardwaj of Indian Idol 10 became super gurus for little singer contestants in the Superstar Singer television show. In 2020, Ankush composed his own song ‘Ek Tere Bajon’ on Youtube. After that, he sang the duo version of ‘Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin’ for the reality show “Times of Music.” In 2020, his song ‘Dil Kahe’ released. Ankush Bhardwaj is a team captain of the reality show ‘Indian Pro Music League.’
Ankush Bhardwaj’s salary is Rs 60,000 per episode.
Ankush Bhardwaj’s net worth is 20-40 Crore.
- Bollywood Actor: Akshay Kumar
- Bollywood Actress: Sonam Kapoor
- Dream Destination: France
- Ankush Bhardwaj is called by the nickname ‘Kakku.’
- Ankush’s mother has pledged her eyes to her son. She once stated that,
I am praying to God that I die sooner so that my eyes are donated to my son.”
- Anil Kapoor was so impressed by his performance at the Indian Idol show, he referred him as the Kishore Kumar of the generation.