At 36 years old, Anoop Desai has this physical status:
Since appearing on American Idol, Desai has appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Mo'Nique Show, Access Hollywood, Today, and local radio stations across the nation. He has also performed with Amos Lee in Atlanta, Georgia. Desai also performed on the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2009 with his fellow Top 10 contestants; the tour visited fifty cities in the United States and Canada from July 5 to September 15, 2009.
Desai's first single, titled "My Name," was co-written by Brandon Rogers and Desai, and was released on March 23, 2010. His debut album, titled All Is Fair, was produced by Ian Schreier and was released on May 4, 2010.
Desai's second single, titled "All Is Fair (Crazy Love)," was co-written by David Mikush and Desai. Desai was selected by Clear Channel Music and iheartradio as an "artist to watch" for September 2010 with this single as the featured track. The music video for "All Is Fair (Crazy Love)" was released on February 3, 2011.
Desai began performing in live concerts as a part of the All Is Fair Tour in Fall, 2010, with the first show in Carrboro, N.C., on October 8, 2010. In addition to the headlining shows, he often performs at charity appearances.
Desai now resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and released Zero: The Mixtape. The project is a collaboration with Atlanta-based musicians, writers and producers including DJ Trauma. The mixtape will be released in multiple parts, and the first installment was to become available on March 23, 2011. The second EP is expected to release in July, and the third EP is expected to release in October.
He is being represented and managed by The Industry Connect.
Desai now performs hip-hop and soul music under the name TOTEM.
Desai has guest starred on Billions, Little Voice, and Russian Doll, as well as the Djinn in season four of What We Do in the Shadows.