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Amitabh Bachchan to Salman Khan – Check out the highest-paid TV show hosts
Indian television has seen a humongous growth in the past few decades. With the advent of reality shows, the Indian TV industry has only increased its revenue stream exponentially. Television has now penetrated a major section of the society. And, people invest a huge part of their lives watching the prime time when a lot of reality shows are broadcast.
Today, we bring you the list of highest-paid TV hosts of India.
Amitabh Bachchan revolutionized Indian television when he appeared on small screens as, ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’s host. His charisma, baritone, and personality, lit up the screen and made the show the number one in India. Big B hosted KBC for several seasons. He has a way of interacting with the common people and putting them at ease to play the game show. He has also hosted a celebrity talk show on Star Plus called ‘Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi’. Big B charges around INR 3 to 5 crores per episode.
2. Salman Khan
Salman Khan has worked as a host in two TV shows. The first was the game show called ’10 Ka Dum’. He made the show very famous with his charming presence and humorous antics. His more famous stint as a TV show host came with the reality show ‘Bigg Boss‘ . Salman has hosted several seasons of this popular reality show on Colors TV. His presence on ‘Bigg Boss’ is forever interesting. He settles disputes, gives advice to the contestants, and points out their wrong behaviour every weekend. Salman has often helped in maintaining the peace in the controversial show. For the new edition of, ‘Bigg Boss’ the actor is reportedly set to charge a whopping INR 16 crores per episode.
3. Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar hosted the Indian version of the reality show ‘Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi’ based on stunts. He was completely suitable for the job as he is a fitness freak and performs almost all his stunts in his films. He is a daredevil in nature. This attitude was reflected in his stint as the host of the show. He encouraged the contestants to push beyond their limits and applauded them when they did a good job. Kumar’s friendly nature and guiding attitude took the show’s popularity even higher. Reportedly, the action hero also charged Rs 1.65 crore per episode for hosting the fifth season of, ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’.
4. Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan has captured the imagination of the country with his thought-provoking and socially progressive show ‘Satyameva Jayate’. For his work on the show, Aamir Khan reportedly got paid INR 3 crore per episode. Aamir says that amount is less than his usual fee and he would earn more if he did ads, but chose to do the show instead.
Everyone knows Shah Rukh Khan started his career with TV — the hugely successful ‘Fauji’ and ‘Circus’. Yet King Khan has not been received too well as the host on not one, but two reality shows—’KBC Season 3′, ‘Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?’ SRK apparently charged Rs 2.5 crores per episode.
So that was our story on the highest-paid TV hosts. Tell us about your favourite host. And we will be back with more such interesting stories.
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