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For the Zee Bangla show, see Dadagiri Unlimited. For the 1987 Hindi film, see Dadagiri (film).
Country of origin India
No. of seasons 4
Running time 1 hour
Production company(s) UTV Television
Original channel Bindass
Picture format (480p) (SDTV)
(720p) (HDTV)
Original release 2008 – 2011

Dadagiri is an Indian reality show that premiered on Bindass in 2008. The title of the show was derived from a word commonly used by the Bengali community.[not verified in body]


In its first season, called Dadagiri: Beat the Bullies premiered in 2008, contestants were selected every week and would compete for a prize money of Rs. 50,000. It was hosted by Akash and had 3 "bullies": Vishal as "The Beast", Srman as "The Mindstein", and Esha as "The Goddess".[citation needed]

The second season premiered in 2009 and featured 12 contenders competing for a prize of Rs. 1,000,000. It became the highest-rated program among Indian youth TV channels in that year. It had 2 bullies; Vishal returned as "The Beast" for the second season, and Sonalli Sehgall replaced Esha as "The Goddess".[1]

The third season premiered in 2010, D3 Commando Force: Dadagiri Against Terrorism, also had cash prize.[citation needed]

The fourth and final season premiered in 2011, titled Dadagiri: The Revenge of the Sexes, featured two groups divided by gender. The male team was led by Vishal as "The Beast" and the female team by Shaurya as "The Goddess".[citation needed]


In one episode, "Esha, the Goddess" slapped a contestant named Ravi Bhatia (an unscripted physical attack) after instigating a brief, antagonistic verbal exchange. He slapped her in response, which resulted in the male host (and several other members of the crew) attacking Bhatia while he repeatedly asked "How can she slap?", with the crew appearing to be slow in breaking them up. Bhatia subsequently sent a legal notice to the producers, asking for a public apology.[2]


  1. ^ Dadagiri 2 changes Bindass’ fortunes - Dish Tracking, August 2009
  2. ^ Ravi is upset - Times of India, Sep 3 2008

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