India's Got Talent

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India's Got Talent
India's Got Talent logo.gif
Titlecard of India's Got Talent.
Genre Talent show
Created by Simon Cowell
Presented by Bharti Singh, Mantra, VJ Andy
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi and English
No. of seasons 06
Camera setup Multi-camera
Production company(s) Big Synergy Season 1&2; Fremantle Media Season 3,4&5
Original channel Colors TV
Picture format 720i (SDTV)
Original release 27 June 2009 (2009-06-27) – Present
Related shows Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega
X Factor India
External links
Production website

India's Got Talent (sometimes abbreviated as IGT) is an Indian reality television series on Colors television network,founded by Sakib Zakir Ahmed and part of the global British Got Talent. It's a cooperative effort between Colors and Britain's FremantleMedia[1] The first episode of India's Got Talent premiered on June 27, 2009.[2] India's Got Talent follows the global Got Talent format, in which contestants audition in front of three judges and a studio audience. Up until the semifinal and final rounds, the judges decide whether or not a contestant advances in the competition. During the semifinal and final rounds, viewers vote on which contestants will advance. I The winner receives a cash prize of 50 Lakhs rupees (equivalent to approximately US$105,000) and a Maruti Suzuki Ritz.

Season summary[edit]

Season Start Date Hosts Winner Team
1 June 27, 2009 Nikhil Chinapa and Ayushmann Khurrana Prince Dance Group
2 July 30, 2010 Shillong Chamber Choir
3 July 29, 2011 Gautam Rode and Meiyang Chang Suresh and Vernon Group
4 September 22, 2012 Manish Paul and Cyrus Sahukar Biwas Dance Group (Sumanth and Sonali)
5 January 11, 2014 Bharti Singh, Mantra and VJ Andy Raagini Makkar and Naadyog
6 April 18, 2015 Bharti Singh and Nakul Mehta TBA

Season 1[edit]

The Season 1 of the show was presented together by Nikhil Chinapa and Ayushmann Khurrana.[3][4] and the special segment called India's Got More Talent was hosted by Roshni Chopra. The show was judged by Bollywood film actresses Sonali Bendre, Kirron Kher along with film director Shekhar Kapur.[3][5]

The winning act of the first season of India's Got Talent was of the Prince Dance Group from Berhampur, Orissa. The group of 56 performed a dance inspired by the Lord Vishnu's Dashavatara.

Season 2[edit]

The Season 2 of the show started from July 30, 2010 with Sonali Bendre and Kirron Kher continuing their roles of judging the contestant. The film director Shekher Kapur however was replaced with another film director and TV show host Sajid Khan.[6] The show was presented by the same duo Nikhil Chinapa and Ayushmann Khuranna were selected through voting by the judges and the viewers.

The winning act of the second season of India's Got Talent was the Shillong Chamber Choir from Shillong, Meghalaya. The Choir is led by Neil Nongkynrieh.

Season 3[edit]

The Season 3 of the talent show started from July 29, 2011. The judges of this season were Sonali Bendre, Kirron Kher and veteran Bollywood actor turned politician Dharmendra. The show was now hosted by singer Meiyang Chang and actor-model Gautam Rode.

The opening episode generated a Television Rating Point of 3.91 which was the highest rating in the show's history.[7]

The Suresh and vernon group emerged as the winner of the season. [8][9][10]

Season 4[edit]

Season 4 of the show started airing from 22 September 2012. The show was hosted by Manish Paul and Cyrus Sahukar and judged by model-actress Malaika Arora Khan, actress Kirron Kher and director Karan Johar. The position of the third judge of the show was later taken by Farah Khan.[11][12]

Two young dancers Sonali Majumdar (7) and Maraju Sumanth (13) from Kolkata's Bivash dance academy were crowned winners of the fourth season.[13][14]

Season 5[edit]

The Season 5 of the show is set to start airing from 11 January 2014. The show is hosted by Mantra, Bharti Singh later replacing Mantra by VJ Andy and judged by model-actress Malaika Arora Khan, actress Kirron Kher and director Karan Johar.

Ragini Makkhar and her Naadyog Academy won the season. Indore based Naadyog is 25 years old and has 360 students.[15]


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