Full Name- Meenal Jain
Born- June 14th, 1985, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Origin- Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Current Location- Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupations- Playback singer, entertainer and anchor
Years Active- 2006-Present
Meenal Jain is an Indian female singer who mostly sings for bollywood movies. She was a top 6 finalist in the singing reality show on Sony Entertainment Channel, Indian Idol-2. She was eliminated from the show on February 28th, 2006.
Early Life and Background
Meenal Jain was born on June 14th, 1985 in the city of Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India in a non-musical family. However, her elder sister was a noted and trained classical dancer.
When Meenal was 11 years old and her elder sister was performing on the song 'Piya Tohse Naina Lage Re' in a function, she was so much impressed by the song that she kept singing it in the show and as a result was called on the stage by noted lyricist and music director Ravindra Jain who was present there as a chief guest at her sister's show.
A few words of appreciation and encouragement from Ravindra Jain inspired her very much and up to that extent that she decided that she would make a professional career in playback singer.
With the intention of becoming a singer in the future at the age of 11, she asked her parents to allow her go Mumbai and learn music in the institute of Sudesh Wadekar where music was taught as per the traditional system of Guru-Shishya.
Her parents agreed and she reached the institute but only after 3 months of rigorous training, Meenal could not take it any further and was homesick as well. As a result of being so homesick, she left the institute and went back to Indore.
Later she came back to Mumbai but did not go back to the music training institute and rather learnt music from different people and completed her studies too.
She is now living in Mumbai for the last 10 years with her mother and did her graduation from Mithibai College, Mumbai. Her big moment came when she finished 6th in the popular reality TV show, Indian Idol Season-2. The show gave her a new identity as people and music directors recognized her talent.
Later on, she went on to do several shows with ace bollywood singer Sonu Nigam, Indian Idol Season-1 winner Abhijeet Sawant, Amit Sana (Runner Up Finalist Indian Idol-1) and Rex D'souza.
Presently, Meenal Jain is hosting a show called 'Music, Masti Aur Dhoom'.
Indian Idol 2 Performances
Grand Finale Performance on songs and with