Net Worth: $300 Thousand
- Birth Place Federal Way, Washington, United States
- Full Name Sanjaya Joseph Malakar
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth September 10, 1989
- Occupation Singer, reality television personality, writer
- Education Todd Beamer High School
About Sanjaya Malakar
Sanjaya Joseph Malakar is a singer from the US. He was a finalist on American Idol, Season 6. He has a net worth of $300 thousand. Sanjaya was born in Washington.
During his college days, Sanjaya passed the General Educational Developmental Test, which allowed him to leave school early so that he could concentrate on his musical career. Sanjaya also participated in the American idol. Soon after his elimination from the American Idol show, the ratings dropped 9% and so, on the final, he performed with the top 6 males of the show. He was the most talked about contestants in the American Idol Season 6. An official fan page was created after his elimination. Judges were also surprised to see his huge fan followers but the producers knew that he stood no chance to win the show.
Sanjaya’s father is a Bengali Indian, whose name is Vasudeva Malakar, who immigrated to the USA. His mother Jillian Recchi Blyth was an Italian American. His father came out of the closet declaring that he is a homosexual publicly. His parents eventually filed for divorce when he was three years old. At the time of the divorce, Sanjaya’s mother and her children had no money. His mother remarried again, but his stepdad died soon afterwards.
Even though Sanjaya has spent most of his growing years in Seattle, he has also lived in Hawaii and California. He has performed at the Hawaii Children’s Theatre Group. For 3 years he was with the Gospel Choir.