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Meet the Indian Idol Contestants

The whole country is abuzz talking about the fourth season of Indian Idol, and its cast of talented entertainers. In the first part of this special, we caught up with the female finalists. Take a look.

Ananya Mishra (17)
Benaras, Uttar Pradesh

Profession/ Education: I am a professional kathak dancer. I have finished my 12th grade and have taken a year break.

Background: I am a granddaughter of Pandit Birju Maharaj, who is my father's maternal uncle. I have been doing kathak shows since I was a child. For the last one year I have been taking singing classes too. Everyone in my family is good at both dancing and singing, so I also wanted to try my hand at both. My father is a kathak dancer. I have performed all over the world as a dancer.

Strongest competitor: Bhavya Pandit.

What will you do with the prize money if you win? I want to start a music institution in my father's name.

Unfortunately, Ananya did not make it to the finals, and was eliminated last week.

Text: Patcy N | Video: Uday Kuckian

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