One of the most popular Indian quiz shows, that kept our entire family hooked to their seats, pretending it to be their hot seat, is Kaun Banega Crorepati. This show gives people a chance to try their luck by giving the right answers to the questions and take the money home. Starring Amitabh Bachchan, this show became immensely popular in India and garnered a good TRP as well
The show has been inspired by a UK game called Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Let’s take a quick look at all the winners of KBC and what they are doing now with the money they won!
1. Harshvardhan Nawathe (Season 1)
While he was preparing for his Indian Civil Services, he received a call to audition for KBC. His life changed after winning Rs 1 crore on the show. Later, his focus shifted and he rather went to the UK to pursue his MBA. Harshvardhan is now married and has children and he works with Mahindra & Mahindra at the moment.
2. Ravi Saini, Winner Of KBC Junior
A boy who was only 14 years old when he was introduced to KBC, became the first little one to win the show and take home Rs 1 crore. Ravi used this money to prepare for his studies. He cracked UPSC exam and unbelievably is now an IPS officer. Bravo, officer!
3. Rahat Taslim (Season 4)
Rahat Taslim, who came to the show, belonged to a conservative family. she had to leave her studies and get married due to family pressure. When she came to the show, she only came with an ambition to continue her studies. By luck, she actually became the winner of Season 4 and took home Rs 1 crore. She then opened a garment shop in Giridih and is now working independently. Hard work truly pays off!
4. Sushil Kumar (Season 5)
In the history of KBC, Sushil Kumar became the first contestant to take home a huge amount of Rs 5 crore on the hot seat. The money gave him success but turns he was not able to invest it wisely, which made him struggle for money yet again, according to reports.
5. Sunmeet Kaur (Season 6)
KBC also had passionate individuals who would do anything to pursue their career. Case in point the winner of season 6, who also took home Rs 5 crore, Sunmeet wanted to continue fashion designing, which she was able to post the show. She has now started her own brand with a friend of hers.
6. Taj Mohammed Rangrez (Season 7)
The winner of KBC 7, Taj Mohammed, a professional teacher used his win money Rs 1 crore quite wisely. He utilized it to do his daughter’s eye treatment. He also bought a house and is known to have funded the marriage of two orphaned girls.
7. Achin Narula And Sarthak Narula (Season 8)
Delhi based brothers were trying really hard to sit on the hot seat. The duo won the maximum amount of Rs 7 crore on the show and used it to for their mother’s cancer treatment. They also started their own business with this money.
8. Anamika Majumdar (Season 9)
The 9th season of KBC saw Anamika Majumdar winning the show and taking home Rs 1 crore. Anamika is a social worker and also runs an NGO. Post winning the show, Anamika decided to invest this money into the betterment of her NGO, she said in one of the interviews.
9. Binita Jain (Season 10)
With a life that was completely upside down for Binita Jain, she sat on the hot seat with a hope to make her son’s life better. Her winning helped her join a coaching centre as a teacher in Guwahati and she utilised the money to help her kids and family.
10. Sanoj Raj (Season 11)
Season 11 aired recently but this one, in particular, had many winners with Sanoj Raj being the first one to take home Rs 1 crore. Sanoj wishes to be an IAS officer someday, he added during the show.