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India's Got Talent

India's Got Talent
Titlecard of "India's Got Talent".
Genre Talent show
Created by Simon Cowell
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi English
No. of seasons 06
Camera setup Multi-camera
Production company(s) Big Synergy Season 1&2; Fremantle Media,Season 3,4&5
Original channel Colors
Picture format 720i (SDTV)
Original run 27 June 2009 (2009-06-27) – Present
Related shows Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega
X Factor India
External links
Production website

India's Got Talent (sometimes abbreviated as IGT) is an Indian reality television series on Colors television network,founded by Sakib Zakir Ahmed and part of the global British Got Talent. It's a cooperative effort between Colors and Britain's FremantleMedia[1] The first episode of India's Got Talent premiered on June 27, 2009.[2] India's Got Talent follows the global Got Talent format, in which contestants audition in front of three judges and a studio audience. Up until the semifinal and final rounds, the judges decide whether or not a contestant advances in the competition. During the semifinal and final rounds, viewers vote on which contestants will advance. It is the first Got Talent format show in Asia, and India's first large-scale televised entertainment variety show, intending to showcase India's best unknown acts and talents. The show travels to different cities across India in search of interesting local talent. The show has no age limit for contestants. Singing, music, dance, impersonation, puppetry and illusion are all common areas of talent; however, any talent is allowed to compete. The winner receives a cash prize of 50 Lakhs rupees (equivalent to approximately US$105,000) and a Maruti Suzuki Ritz.[3][4]


  • Season summary 1
  • Season 1 2
    • Finalists 2.1
    • Winning act 2.2
  • Season 2 3
    • Winning act 3.1
  • Season 3 4
    • Winning Act 4.1
  • Season 4 5
    • Finalists 5.1
    • Grand Finale & Winning Act 5.2
    • Guest Judges 5.3
  • Season 5 6
    • Finalists 6.1
    • Grand Finale & Winning Act 6.2
    • Guest Judges 6.3
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Season summary

Season Start Date Hosts Winner Team
1 June 27, 2009 Nikhil Chinapa & Ayushmann Khurrana Prince Dance Group
2 July 30, 2010 Shillong Chamber Choir
3 July 29, 2011 Gautam Rode & Meiyang Chang Suresh and Vernon Group
4 September 22, 2012 Manish Paul & Cyrus Sahukar Sumanth and Sonali
5 January 11, 2014 Bharti Singh, Mantra (Actor) & VJ Andy Raagini Makkar and Naadyog
6 January 10, 2015 Bharti Singh, Mantra (Actor) & VJ Andy TBA

Season 1

The Season 1 of the show was presented together by Nikhil Chinapa and Ayushmann Khurrana.[5][6] and the special segment called India's Got More Talent was hosted by Roshni Chopra. The show was judged by Bollywood film actresses Sonali Bendre, Kirron Kher along with film director Shekhar Kapur.[5][7]


Eleven finalists were selected through voting by the judges and the viewers. Those finalists competed in the Grand Finale to win the grand prize. The eleven finalists were:

  1. Abinav Joshi - Asharai Mahinama (Nepali Song)
  2. Lokmanya Tilak Group - Mallakhamb performers (1st runners up)
  3. Msonic - music band from Assam
  4. Mandeep Singh and Group - Bhangra Punjabi folk dance
  5. Piyush Rajani and the Fine Tuners - band playing music through unusual instruments (2nd runners up)
  6. Prince Dance Group - dance on unusual concepts (Winning act)
  7. Rajesh Amrale - pole Mallakhamb and balancing act
  8. Divyanshu and group - street and hip-hop dancers
  9. Satyajit Padhye - ventriloquist and puppeteer
  10. Sneha Kapoor & Richard Tholoor - salsa dancer
  11. Saad Amin and Adam Mansi - Rapping
  12. Sushrut Shinde - singer

Winning act

The winning act of the first season of India's Got Talent was of the Prince Dance Group from Berhampur, Orissa. The group of 56 performed a dance inspired by the Lord Vishnu's Dashavatara.

Season 2

The Season 2 of the show started from July 30, 2010 with Sonali Bendre and Kirron Kher continuing their roles of judging the contestant. The film director Shekher Kapur however was replaced with another film director and TV show host Sajid Khan.[8] The show was presented by the same duo Nikhil Chinapa andwere selected through voting by the judges and the viewers. Those finalists competed in the Grand Finale to win the grand prize. The Ten finalists were : Sree Uppalapati

  1. Bir Khalsa Group (2nd Runner Up)
  2. Diwakar and Sonia (Acro-Duo)
  3. Fictitious Group (Group Dance)
  4. Harihar Das (Locking and Popping dance)
  5. Manas Kumar Sahoo and Group (Sand art)
  6. Shillong Chamber Choir (Winner)
  7. Sanjay Mandol
  8. Teji Toko (1st Runner Up) (Drummer)
  9. Underground Authority (Rock band)
  10. Masoom Arif ( Currently moved to London to pursue a career in Bangra dancing )

Winning act

The winning act of the second season of India's Got Talent was the Shillong Chamber Choir from Shillong, Meghalaya. The Choir is led by Neil Nongkynrieh, an accomplished pianist. Footage of the Bir Khalsa Group's performance (popularly known to foreigners as the "Warriors of Goja"), involving extreme feats of physical resistance and pain suppression, became an internet phenomenon in late 2011.

Season 3

The Season 3 of the talent show started from July 29, 2011. The judges of this season were Sonali Bendre, Kirron Kher and veteran Bollywood actor turned politician Dharmendra. The show was now hosted by singer Meiyang Chang and actor-model Gautam Rode.

The opening episode of the season of garnered the maximum ratings than all its previous seasons. The show generated a Television Rating Point (TRP) of 3.91.[9]

Winning Act

The Suresh and vernon group emerged as the winner of the season winning cash prize of 50 lakhs. [10][11][12]

Season 4

The Season 4 of the show started airing from 22 September 2012. The show was hosted by Manish Paul and Cyrus Sahukar and judged by model-actress Malaika Arora Khan, actress Kirron Kher and director Karan Johar. Arora Khan judged the show only in the audition rounds. The position of the third judge of the show was later taken by Farah Khan.[13][14]


  1. Biwas Dance Group Winners
  2. Deep raj- Singer
  3. Tanya and Mukesh- Arial Dance
  4. Nitish Bharti- Sand artist
  1. Toshan Singh Nongbet- Opera Singer
  2. Acrobatic Boys- Acrobatics
  3. Ocean Kids- Group Dance (Thematic Acts)
  4. Shiraz Irani- Belly Dancer
  5. Margam Dance- Group Dance
  6. Silhouette Squad- Shadow Act
  7. Chanchal Bharti- Qawaali Singer
  8. Diplav Cultural Dance Group- Group dance with Stacks of Diyas on head
  9. Talent Scan Dance Academy- Human Formation Group Dance

Grand Finale & Winning Act

Two young dancers Sonali Majumdar (7) and Maraju Sumanth (13) from Kolkata's Bivash dance academy were crowned winners of the fourth season winning a cash price of Rs. 50 lacs and Maruti Alto 800.[15][16] The winners come from the same dance school as the runner up winners from season three: BAD Salsa Group.

It was a night for kids altogether as 11-year-old Sufi singer from Sikkim Deepraj Rai, emerged the runner up.[15]

Guest Judges

During several episodes the team of judges was joined by celebrities for the promotion of their activities. Celebrities who sat down to judge are:

Season 5

The Season 5 of the show is set to start airing from 11 January 2014. The show is hosted by Mantra (actor), Bharti Singh later replacing Mantra by VJ Andy and judged by model-actress Malaika Arora Khan, actress Kirron Kher and director Karan Johar.


  1. Ragini Makkhar and Naadyog - Kathak Group Dance (Winners)
  2. Beat Breakers - Group Performance
  3. Saei Jamshed - Piano Player
  4. Subhreet Kaur - One Leg Dancer[17]
  1. Anshu Kumar - Dancer
  2. Hassan Rizwi - Magician
  3. Funny Boys - Comic Dance
  4. Rohit JaiswaL - Acrobatics
  5. Anasua Chowdhury - Pole Dancer
  6. Hargun Kaur - Singer

Grand Finale & Winning Act

Ragini Makkhar and her Naadyog Academy won the season. Indore based Naadyog is 25 years old and has 360 students.[18]

Guest Judges


  1. ^ Got Talent Set for Indian Adaptation
  2. ^ India's Got Talent First Episode 27th June 2009
  3. ^ Colors India’s Got Talent reality show soon
  4. ^ 'COLORS' announces next sensation - India's Got Talent
  5. ^ a b Got Talent Set for Indian Adaptation
  6. ^ India's Got Talent Hosts
  7. ^ India's Got Talent Judges
  8. ^ "India's Got Talent 2 in a new avatar".  
  9. ^ "Dharmendra fetches higher ratings for India's Got Talent-3". Times of India. Aug 4, 2011. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
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  13. ^ "Talent huntress". Daily Pioneer. October 17, 2012. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  14. ^ "I will look sexier than usual: Farah Khan".  
  15. ^ a b "Bivash kids win India's Got Talent 4".  
  16. ^ "India's Got Talent crowns Bivash Academy of Dance as winners!".  
  17. ^ "Subhreet Kaur accused her husband for harassment". Patrika Group (1 August 2014). Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "Ragini Makkhar and her Troupe Naadyog win India’s Got Talent 5". IANS. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 

External links

  • Official Website
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