MasterChef India

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MasterChef India
Based onMasterChef
StarringPankaj Bhadouria
Shipra Khanna
Judges
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons5
Production
Running time45 minutes
Release
Original networkStar Plus
Original release16 October 2010
Chronology
Related showsJunior Masterchef Swaad Ke Ustaad

MasterChef India is an Indian cooking based competitive reality television series inspired by the British series MasterChef. It premiered on 16 October 2010 on Star Plus.

Format[edit]

MasterChef India initial rounds consist of a large number of contestants from across India individually auditioning by presenting a dish before the three judges to gain one of 50 semi-final places.

The semi-finalists then compete in several challenges which test their food knowledge and preparation skills. In Season 1 and 2, the top 50 competed until 12 were left, with the final 12 progressing to the main stage of the show. The winner competes for a prize that includes their own cookery show, the chance to have their own cookbook published, and 10,000,000 in cash.

Series[edit]

Season Judges Winner First Aired Last Aired
1 Akshay Kumar
Kunal Kapur
Ajay Chopra
Pankaj Bhadouria 16 October 2010 25 December 2010
2 Vikas Khanna
Kunal Kapur
Ajay Chopra
Shipra Khanna 22 October 2011 1 January 2012
3 Vikas Khanna
Kunal Kapur
Sanjeev Kapoor
Ripu Daman Handa 11 March 2013 9 June 2013
4 Vikas Khanna
Sanjeev Kapoor
Ranveer Brar
Nikita Gandhi 26 January 2015 12 April 2015
5 Vikas Khanna
Kunal Kapur
Zorawar Kalra
Kirti Bhoutika 1 October 2016 25 December 2016

Season 1[edit]

MasterChef India 1 aired from 16 October 2010 to 25 December 2010 on Star Plus.[1] Hosted by Akshay Kumar, Kunal Kapur and Ajay Chopra, it was won by Pankaj Bhadouria.

Season 2[edit]

MasterChef India 2 aired from 22 October 2011 to 1 January 2012 on Star Plus. Hosted by Vikas Khanna, Kunal Kapur and Ajay Chopra, it was won by Shipra Khanna.[2] Nita Mehta also participated in the program.[3][4]

Season 3[edit]

MasterChef India 3 aired from 11 March 2013 to 9 June 2013 on Star Plus.[5] Hosted by Vikas Khanna, Kunal Kapur and Sanjeev Kapoor, it was won by Ripu Daman Handa.[5][6]

Season 4[edit]

MasterChef India 4 aired from 26 January 2015 to 12 April 2015 on Star Plus. For the first time in the history of MasterChef, a pure vegetarian format was introduced. Hosted by Sanjeev Kapoor, Vikas Khanna and Ranveer Brar, it was won by Nikita Gandhi.[7][8]

Season 5[edit]

MasterChef India 5 aired from 1 October 2016 to 25 December 2016 on Star Plus. Hosted by Vikas Khanna, Kunal Kapur and Zorawar Kalra, it was won by Kirti Bhoutika.

Junior MasterChef India[edit]

Junior MasterChef India aired from 17 August 2013 to 2 November 2013 on Star Plus. Titled Junior Masterchef Swaad Ke Ustaad, it was won by Sarthak Bhardwaj.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Masterchef starts now".
  2. ^ "Shipra Khanna wins Master Chef 2". The Times Of India. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Nita Mehta on MasterChef".
  4. ^ "'MasterChef 2' has helped me reclaim my life: Shipra Khanna – Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  5. ^ a b 'Nach Baliye contestants on MasterChef'
  6. ^ My Dream is Too Cook for Gordon Ramsay, says
  7. ^ "'MasterChef India 4' judges to turn into singers for finale". The Times of India. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Nikita Gandhi Wins 'Masterchef India Season 4'; Fans Congratulate Her". 12 April 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2016.

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