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From Amitabh Bachchan to Salman Khan: 5 Bollywood superstars who rocked as TV show hosts

Let’s take a look at the top five Bollywood superstars who rocked as TV hosts, adding a new dimension to their illustrious careers.

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By: Mohnish Singh

Bollywood stars descending to the small screen has been in trend for a long time now. Several renowned actors stepped into the shoes of television hosts and entertained the audience on the small screen. Let’s take a look at the top five Bollywood superstars who rocked as TV hosts, adding a new dimension to their illustrious careers.

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan, the towering figure of Indian cinema, transcends generations with his unparalleled charm and magnetic persona. In 2000, he ventured into television with the iconic game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, adapting the global sensation Who Wants to Be a Millionaire for Indian audiences. Bachchan’s authoritative yet affable demeanor turned the show into a cultural phenomenon, captivating millions of viewers across the world. His profound connection with the contestants and knack for storytelling elevated the show beyond mere trivia, making it a platform for human narratives and aspirations.

Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan, known for his infectious energy and quick wit, made his mark on television with Kaun Banega Crorepati as a guest host in 2007. His stint was met with widespread acclaim, prompting him to venture into hosting his own shows. “Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? showcased Khan’s playful banter and rapport with young contestants, endearing him to audiences of all ages. With his trademark charm and charisma, Khan seamlessly transitioned from the silver screen to the television realm, further solidifying his status as a beloved entertainer.

Salman Khan

Salman Khan, fondly known as ‘Bhai’ to his legion of fans, carved a niche for himself in the television industry with reality shows that mirrored his larger-than-life persona. Bigg Boss, the Indian adaptation of Big Brother, became synonymous with Salman Khan’s hosting prowess. His candid interactions with contestants and candid yet empathetic approach endeared him to audiences, making Bigg Boss a must-watch spectacle. Khan’s magnetic presence breathed new life into the reality show genre, showcasing his versatility as an entertainer beyond the realm of scripted narratives. The superstar has also hosted the famous quiz show Dus Ka Dum on Sony Entertainment Television.

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan, often hailed as the ‘Perfectionist’ of Bollywood, brought his meticulous approach to television with Satyamev Jayate. Unlike conventional reality shows, Satyamev Jayate tackled pressing social issues, shedding light on topics ranging from healthcare and education to gender equality and environmental conservation. Khan’s earnestness and commitment to social causes resonated deeply with audiences, sparking nationwide discussions and driving tangible change. His venture into television exemplifies the power of entertainment as a catalyst for societal awareness and advocacy.

Ranveer Singh

Bollywood’s dynamic powerhouse, Ranveer Singh, made his mark on the small screen as the host of the television show The Big Picture. Known for his infectious energy, versatility, and larger-than-life persona, Singh’s foray into hosting was an exhilarating blend of entertainment and edutainment.

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