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Reality shows are very much loved amongst the Indian audience and it eventually turns out a big hit. They are full of drama, suspense and often take us on an emotional roller coaster ride. It has almost every element which can keep us glued to our screens for days and months. And once the show is over, we restlessly wait for its next season, and this pattern goes on.
Bigg Boss, Khatron Ke Khiladi, Kaun Banega Crorepati, Splitsvilla and Roadies are a few Indian reality shows, which have gained immense popularity and fan base. But, have you wondered how much money do the winners eventually win? Let’s find out about the reality show winners and the money they took home with them.
Himani Bundela from Agra, who is a teacher by profession had come as a contestant on Kaun Banega Crorepati season 13. She had amazed the KBC host, Amitabh Bachchan and the audience with her brilliance and strong general knowledge. In fact, Himani Budnela became the first Crorepati of KBC 13. The genius won a whopping amount of Rs. 1 crore. However, she had received Rs. 65 lakhs after the tax deductions. She had shared that she would like to utilise her prize money for the awareness programme that she runs in her school for physically challenged kids.
The pahadi boy from Uttrakhand, Pawandeep Rajan, had stolen our heart with his melodious voice when he came to the singing reality show, Indian Idol season12. With his excellent singing and soothing performance, he had gained a huge fan following quickly. Not only this, Pawandeep Ranjan won Indian Idol 12, and had received Rs. 25 lakhs and a Maruti Suzuki as the winning prize. Along with this, he got lucrative offers from the music industry.
The much talented Indian television actress, Divya Agarwal had started her television journey from MTV's youth-centric dating reality show, Splitsvilla 10, and became a runner up in the show. This year, Divya Agarwal had joined Bigg Boss OTT as a celebrity contestant. The show was hosted by the famous filmmaker, Karan Johar. In the show, Divya had shown both her strength and weakness to the viewers and inspired many of us with her never giving up attitude. With her sheer dedication, Divya Agarwal became the winner of Bigg Boss OTT and was awarded a trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 25 lakhs.
Popular television actor, Arjun Bijlani was recently seen on the reality show, Khatron Ke Khiladi season 11. In the show, Arjun had done some thrilling tasks and had surprised us all with his killer performance in many episodes. A few days ago, the reality show had telecasted its last episode and introduced Arjun Bijlani as the winner after he won the final task. On winning the show, Arjun was awarded a trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 20 lakhs and a brand new Maruti Swift.
Prince Narula and Yuvika Chaudhary are telly world's most loved couple. In Nach Baliye season 9, Prince and Yuvika came on the show together and performed some jaw-dropping dance numbers. The couple made sure to win the show with their hard work and superb performances. Prince Narula and Yuvika Chaudhary won a cash prize of Rs. 50 lakhs.
The 27-year-old Abinas Nayak, from Odisha, won the cooking reality show, Master Chef India season 6. Abinas took home the winner’s trophy, a golden chef coat, and a cash prize of Rs. 25 lakhs. The show was judged by professional chefs, Vikas Khanna, Ranveer Brar and Vineet Bhatia.
Rupsa Batabyal is a six years old girl, who hails from Kolkata. The little dancing doll came on the kids dancing reality show, Super Dancer season 3 and stole our heart with her killer moves. In all the episodes, she had given a dhamakedar performance and eventually won the show. She was awarded Rs.15 lakhs.
Contestant, Arkadeep Mishra was crowned as the winner of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2020. He was loved by many viewers for his beautiful singing and overwhelming stage performances. Arkadeep Mishra had received Rs. 5 lakhs as a winning amount.
The cute Sikkim girl, Manila Pradhan, had lifted the MTV Supermodel of the Year trophy in 2020. Manila Pradhan had beat her co-contestants, Drisha More and Priya Singh, in final round and had taken home a year-long modelling contract and a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakhs. The reality show was judged by Malaika Arora, Milind Soman and Masaba Gupta.
The good looking model, Hamid Barkzi has a huge fan following amongst girls. He had appeared on MTV’s most popular show, Roadies Revolution as a contestant and was a part of Nikhil Chinapa’s team. Hamid had amazed the viewers with his killer performances in all the tasks and had finally won the show. The much-talented athlete and model had received a cash prize of Rs. 3 lakhs with a stunning Jawa bike.
Considering the hard work all the winners have put in, they surely deserved to win the huge cash prize and other perks.