Road Raja

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Road Raja
Presented by Javed Jaffrey
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 6
Producer(s) TWI
Running time 60mins (inc. comms)
Original network Sky One
Picture format 16:9
Original release 2004 (2004) – 2004 (2004)

Road Raja was a reality show broadcast on Sky One in 2004. Set in Mumbai, the series followed six celebrities as they completed a number of driving tasks in and around the city, culminating in the Road Raja Grand Prix - a mad dash around the city.

The Celebrities[edit]

Note: Keith Allen left during the third episode due to a family emergency and therefore did not complete the rest of the series or compete in the Grand Prix.


The series was hosted by comedian, actor, dancer and Bollywood film star Javed Jaffrey.


The theme tune was composed and performed by Keith Allen. The show also features various examples of Indian music, in conjunction with its setting.

The Race[edit]

In the final episode the celebs competed in the Road Raja Grand Prix - where they had to complete a tour of Mumbai over 5 stages. At the end of each stage was an iconic landmark and the celebs had to have their picture taken by a member of the public to prove they had reached the destination.

The final order of the race was:

  • 1st - Caprice Bourret
  • 2nd - Tania Strecker
  • 3rd - Dennis Waterman
  • 4th - Russell Amerasekera

Note: Julie Goodyear did not finish the race because of a crash - she did not suffer any injuries and was not driving the car at the time - her navigator was. A common theme throughout the series was Julie's ability to get others - usually locals - to drive her vehicles for her. After the race she was also disqualified.

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