India's Got Talent
|India's Got Talent|
Titlecard of India's Got Talent.
|Created by||Simon Cowell|
|Country of origin||India|
|Original language(s)||Hindi and English|
|No. of seasons||06|
|Production company(s)||Big Synergy Season 1 and 2; Fremantle Media Season 3 - 5|
|Original channel||Colors TV|
|Picture format||1080p (HDTV)|
|Original release||27 June 2009– Present|
|Related shows||Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega|
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 franchise. It is a cooperative effort between Colors and Britain's FremantleMedia The first episode of India's Got Talent premiered on June 27, 2009. 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.
|Season||Episodes||Season Premiere||Hosts||Winner Team|
|1||25||June 27, 2009||Nikhil Chinapa and Ayushmann Khurrana||Prince Dance Group|
|2||19||July 30, 2010||Nikhil Chinapa and Ayushmann Khurrana||Shillong Chamber Choir|
|3||22||July 29, 2011||Gautam Rode and Meiyang Chang||Suresh and Vernon Group|
|4||24||September 22, 2012||Manish Paul and Cyrus Sahukar||Biwas Dance Group (Sumanth and Sonali Majumdar)|
|5||17||January 11, 2014||Bharti Singh, Mantra and VJ Andy||Raagini Makkar and Naadyog|
|6||21||April 18, 2015||Bharti Singh, Nakuul Mehta and Siddharth Shukl||Manik Paul|
The Season 1 of the show was presented together by Nikhil Chinapa and Ayushmann Khurrana. 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.
The Season 2 of the show started from July 30, 2010 with Sonali Bendre and Kiran Ji 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. The show was presented by the same duo Nikhil Chinapa and Ayushmann Khurrana 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.
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 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.
Season 5 of India's Got Talent premiered on January 11, 2014. This season was hosted by Mantra and Bharti Singh. Later, Mantra was replaced by VJ Andy. Malaika Arora Khan, Kirron Kher and Karan Johar reprised their respective role as judges for this season. This season consisted of 17 episodes.
Season 6 of India's Got Talent premiered on April 18, 2015 and consisted of 21 episodes.. The season was hosted by Bharti Singh, Nakuul Mehta and Siddharth Shukla for the final episodes. Malaika Arora Khan, Kirron Kher and Karan Johar reprised their roles as judges.
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