Kaun Banega Crorepati is an Indian TV game show (sometimes simply called KBC). It is the official Hindi version of the franchise Who would want to be a millionaire. It has been hosted from its beginning by actor Amitabh Bachchan, with the exception of the third season by actor Shah Rukh Khan. The show was broadcasted on Star Plus for its first three seasons from 2000 to 2007 and commissioned by Sameer Nair’s programming team. It has been broadcasting on Sony Entertainment Television since 2010 and is produced by Big Synergy.
The format is identical to previous programmer in the series Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? the contestant is given multiple selection questions and is required to choose the right answer from four options, which may be utilized if the contestant is unsure. The highest prize from season 7 in 2013 has been € TM (70,000,000 rupees).
Similar to the first series in the United Kingdom, the public completed a qualifying test that opened at the beginning of each season at different periods of the year (also known as “registration period”). Applicants would send a premium SMS to a certain number and reply to a question. Before participants were randomly chosen from a pool of other hopeful candidates and presented on the set of Fastest Finger First. They would undergo a series of interviews. The applicants must be residents and citizens of India and at least 18 years of age in order to be eligible.
First fastest finger
The chosen competitors are then taken to the studio to play Fastest Finger First. Where they are instructed to answer the order as soon as possible. On season 7, competitors will play three questions and the one who answered the most correctly would be chosen to sit in a hot seat.
After the winner of Fastest Finger First was determined, they would join the host on the hot seat to answer a number of questions of many choices to win the top cash prize as stated in the table below. Along the route, the participant is allowed to walk away with their wins from the game but if she has a mistake, she won’t go away without right answering a key question (shown in yellow), which would ensure some rewards.
To assist them along the journey, the competitor received a set of life lines to utilise, just like their counterparts. Depending on the format chosen, which lifelines were accessible.
Audience poll (Ask The Audience): The audience in the studio would dial the response they thought to the question. The competitor is given the results of the poll.
50:50: The computer would eliminate two bad answers from the game, and leave the player with one correct and one incorrect response.
Phone-A-Friend: A friend or family member may be called by the contestant to help them answer the question. Once linked, the supporting party and the candidate have 30 seconds for each other (45 in season 7). It was a video call rather than a phone call in 2017. This lifeline has been deleted for season 10 to reinstall the Ask the Expert.
Flip The Question: The present one would be discarded and replaced with a new question. Any lifelines on the original issue remained exhausted. It was established in the 2nd season and restored in seasons 7 and 11, following season 3. It could only be utilised after the 5th question in seasons 2 and 3 whereas it was accessible in season 7 from the beginning. A new question in season 11 would be the pre-selected category of the contestant in a given selection of 11 categories.
Expert Advice (Ask the Expert): The lifeline “Expert Advice” was included into the available lifeline pool in Season 4. Some general knowledge specialists will be invited to attend to the studio to help the candidate. This lifeline has been reinstated in 2018 for season 10.
Video A Friend: It replaced the COVID-19 pandemic lifeline Audience Poll in 2020 and is comparable to Phone-A-Friend.
Celebrity Guests appeared in the show
Top KBC Winners
Harshwarshan Nawathe KBC Season 1 champion
First launched in July 2000, Kaun Banega Crorepati. It was the first time that the renowned actor Amitabh Bachchan presented the programme. Season 1 of the Star Plus show.
Season 1’s first winner is Harshwarshan Nawathe. He scoops a 1 crore cash reward. Harshwardhan Nawathe studied for his civil service examination. When KBC appeared on television for the first time. And at that moment the programme captivated him a lot.
Winners of the Kaun Banega Crorepati season 2
Kaun Banega Crorepati’s 2nd season debuted on TV in 2005. It’s been after a lengthy interval. Two victories were held in Season 2. Ajay Devgn and Kajol, Brajesh Dubey. The winner of the two was 1 crore. Stage 2 has been broadcast on Star Plus.
Ajay Devgn and Kajol performed as a duet and that year Brajesh were playing alone. This season was also presented by Bigg B. The host of the season was Superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Who Amitabh Bachchan was prevented from showing because of sickness.
Assad wins KBC Season 4 Rahat Taslim
Season 4 of the KBC aired on TV in 2010. It was the first programme to be shown on Sony TV. Amitabh Bachchan presented Season 4. The fourth season of Kaun Banega Crorepati was won by Rahat Taslim.
KBC winner Sushil Kumar season 5
Kaun Banega Crorepati Season 5 was broadcast on Sony TV in 2011. Legend Actor Amitabh Bachchan being the presenter of the season 5. Sushil Kumar wins the 5th season with the 5 Crore cash prize.
Sunmeet Kaur told nobody when he was applying for KBC. Later after the auditions, she phoned with her spouse by the producers. After his involvement, she told him and he was the only one who supported him.
Sushil Kumar is Bihar’s. After tax reduction, he got a total of 3.6 crores. He built himself a home and purchased acreage in his community. And spent a certain amount to establish a taxi company.
KBC Season 6 winners Manoj Kumar Raina and Sunmeet Kaur Sawhney on television in 2012. The two winners were Manoj Kumar Raina and Sunmeet Kaur in this season.