Fame Gurukul is an Indian prime-time show on Sony Entertainment Television which premiered on June 27, 2005. The program is produced by the same production house of Indian Idol. The premise of the show is to select a pair of India's best singers/performers.
It is based on the Spanish/French Operación Triunfo/Star Academy format of Endemol, better known in English under the UK title Fame Academy; in Indian terms, it is essentially a mixture of Indian Idol and Big Brother . The show started out with 16 contestants living in a musical performance academy (Gurukul). Every week (normally) one contestant is voted out of the show, and so on until two will remain in the end, who will receive various prizes (recording contracts, cars, etc.).