Pravesh Bhaskar Chandanshive hopes to better his family's fortunes by becoming a part of Indian Idol 13, and proving himself as a singer.
The 20 year old is a confident college boy, whose father is a tempo driver and mother is a housewife. He has two younger brothers.
Five years ago, when his father suddenly took ill, Pravesh started a 'Manchurian Food Cart' to look after his family.
After college, he sells Chinese food near his home in Thane.
"My grandfather used to sing and that's how I got interested in singing," he says.
"Since childhood, I have been dreaming about becoming Indian Idol. Now that I have come to the auditions, I will not go without making a name for myself. I am not overconfidentm but I have faith in my singing."
Watch Pravesh sing in this video:
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