Legendry actor Amitabh Bachchan’s appearance on the small screen as the host the game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ was nothing less a dream come true for many television viewers. The game show’s TRPs reached new heights because of the iconic star’s presence. And Big B, a charmer that he is certainly knows how to effortlessly woo his audience. His famous question “Lock Kiya Jaye” has become a common slogan now. He successfully completed the 5th season of the show recently.
Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan, who began his career as a television artist returned to the small screen with the third season of the game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. The actor, has since then been a regular feature on Indian television. King Khan also hosted another game show titled ‘Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?’ which failed to garner TRPs. And now, the Badshah of Bollywood is back with his water based adventure reality show ‘Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout’.
Salman Khan has a distinct charm of his own both professionally and otherwise. The flamboyant star, who is equally loved by the masses and the class, made his TV debut with a game show titled ‘Dus Ka Dum’. But Salman gave an altogether new dimension to reality shows when he hosted the controversial game show ‘Bigg Boss 4’. The show which was earlier hosted by Arshad Warsi, Shilpa Shetty and Amitabh Bachchan garnered incredible TRPs with Salman as the host. He is currently co-hosting the 5th season the show along with his best buddy Sanjay Dutt.
Action star Akshay Kumar made his TV debut with a bang with an adventure reality show ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’. The show could not have had any other celebrity as the host, considering Akshay’s ability to indulge in daredevil stunts. The actor also hosted India first cooking based reality show ‘Master Chef India’.
Reality show ‘Big Brother’ gave a new lease of life to Shilpa Shetty whose Bollywood career graph was nosediving. Shilpa, who was the only Indian on the show, won the contest to redefine her worth in Bollywood. The lady grabbed a chance to host the Indian version of the show ‘Bigg Boss’ season 2 after making headlines at international level for her winning the controversial show.
Bollywood hottie Priyanka Chopra replaced Akshay Khiladi Kumar in ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi 3’. The lady wooed the viewers with her killer looks and ‘never-say-die’ attitude. By hosting the adventure show, Piggy Chops proved that she is not the ‘delicate darling’ sorts like her contemporaries.
Mithun Chakravarthy, who gave a new look to the Bollywood dancing style with his unique pelvic moves made his small screen debut with ‘Dance India Dance’ as the Grand Master. The legendry actor has now become an indispensable part of the show as viewers desperately wait for the weekends to watch him on the show. His presence has created a great impact both on the contestants and the judges.
‘Dancing Queen’ Madhuri Dixt made her grand TV debut with dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’. The stunning beauty, who temporarily quit films after marriage, is now a part of the reality show as a judge. Her appearance on small screen has made many of her fans nostalgic. Her killer smile still makes men go weak in their knees and she is nothing less than a visual treat.
Producer-director Karan Johar is nothing short of a superstar himself. KJo’s celebrity talk show ‘Koffee with Karan’ is a class apart with a distinct appeal. Unlike other talk shows, Karan tries to scoop out personal information’s from his guests’ mouth with ease. Unlike other talk shows, Karan’s show looks more like a casual chat with the stars enabling viewers to get connected to their idols conveniently.
Unlike his father, Abhishek Bachchan failed to impress TV viewers with his debut game show ‘Bingo’. The channel airing the show ran impressive trailers of the show before its launch. But their efforts went down the drain even as celebrity participants flocked the show in each of its episodes.
Bollywood’s Munna Bhai aka Sanjay Dutt made his small screen debut with controversial TV reality show ‘Bigg Boss 5’. Sanju baba is currently co-hosting the show with his best friend Salman Khan. Dutt has added his own charm to the show by presenting it in his own unique style.
This bubbly Bollywood actress made her TV debut as the host of ‘Guinness World Records - Ab India Todega’. The show was a success and so was her stint as the presenter of the show. She was also roped in by Red Chillies Entertainment to play host to celebs on ‘Up Close & Personal with PZ’. The show is all set for its second season.
Filmmaker-actor-singer Farhan Akhtar made his TV debut on as the host of ‘Oye! It’s Friday’, a glossy talk show that managed to gather decent TRPs in the beginning. The show had a bit of everything from spoofs to song-n-dance that could keep viewers glued to their seats.
Bollywood’s lady in white, Simi Garewal is currently hosting ‘Simi Selects India’s Most Desirable’ which has the industry’s young and happening starlets making an appearance. Fans of the superstars also get a chance to rub shoulders with their favourite idol as the show has segments that cater to the live audience present on the sets.
Juhi Chawla made her TV debut with ‘Badmash Company- Ek Shararat Hone Ko Hai’, a show basically meant for children. The bubbly actress proved to be the best host for a show that helps parents and children understand each other better.
Bollywood diva Karisma Kapoor judged a comedy reality show titled ‘Hans Baliye’ along with David Dhawan. She had also made an appearance in ‘Nach Baliye’ a dance based reality show featuring real life TV couples.
The demi-god of dance, Hrithik Roshan made his TV debut as a judge on ‘Just Dance’ that went on to become one of the most watched shows in the recent times. He proved to be an excellent judge and was loved for his unbiased decisions.