|Genre||Reality Game show|
|Presented by||Javed Jaffrey|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Running time||60 minutes (inc. adverts)|
|Original network||Sky One|
|Original release||5 September 2004– 2004|
Road Raja is a reality television game show that aired 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.
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.
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.