Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi
|Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi|
Titlecard of "Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi".
|Genre||Reality, Stunt Show|
|Presented by||Akshay Kumar (1, 2, 4, 5)
Priyanka Chopra (3)
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||5 Coming|
|Running time||60 minutes (with commercials)|
|Production company(s)||Sphere Origins (Season 1)
Endemol India (Season 2 -)
|Picture format||720i (SDTV)|
|Original run||21 July 2008– Present|
|Related shows||Fear Factor India|
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (Hindi: फ़ियर फ़ैक्टर: खतरों के खिलाड़ी) is an Indian stunt/dare reality game show based on the American Fear Factor. It was originally created by Endemol and the first episode aired on 21 July 2008 on Colors. The first series Fear Factor India was aired on Sony TV and was a big success.
The series was first launched as Fear Factor India on Sony TV in 2006 where it received a great response from the viewers; however, the channel discontinued the series after one season. The channel gave up its rights to Colors and the series was relaunched as Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi on 21 July 2008.
Each season of the show has been hosted by popular Bollywood stars. The first two seasons were hosted by popular comic as well as action hero, Akshay Kumar. He was replaced by former Miss World and the acting diva Priyanka Chopra in the third season due to scheduling conflicts. However, Akshay Kumar has been roped in again for the fourth season. For season 5, Ajay Devgn would replace Akshay Kumar as his wife Twinkle's delivery is due around the same time.
|Season||Host||Launch Date||Finale Date||Episodes||Winner|
|1||Akshay Kumar||21 July 2008||14 August 2008||16||Nethra Raghuraman|
|2||7 September 2009||1 October 2009||16||Anushka Manchanda|
|3||Priyanka Chopra||6 September 2010||30 September 2010||16||Shabbir Ahluwalia|
|4||Akshay Kumar||3 June 2011||23 July 2011||16||Aarti Chhabria|
|5||Aamir khan||2 june||2 june|
|2008||Indian Television Academy Awards||The ITA Popular Icon (2008)||Akshay Kumar|
|2010||Indian Telly Awards||Most Popular Reality Show||Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 2)|
|2010||Indian Telly Awards||Most Impactful Debut On Television||Priyanka Chopra|
|2011||Golden Petal Awards||Colors Ki Shaan||Akshay Kumar|
- "Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi on Colors". Indiantelevision.com. 2 July 2008.
- "Colors launches marketing campaign with Fear Factor promos". Indiantelevision.com. 12 June 2008.
- "Aarti Chhabria wins Khatron Ke Khiladi 4". 11 May 2011.
- "Ajay Devgn replaces Akshay on 'Khatron Ke Khiladi'". 6 July 2012.
- "Ajay Devgn to replace Akshay Kumar in 'Khatron Ke Khiladi 5'". BusinessOfCinema.com. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2012.