Top 10 Best Reality TV Shows of India

Reality shows is something which have increased demand for television production on the other hand have decreased the demand for soap operas. In the few years reality Tv has taken such a new and huge dimensions that people want to know more about them instead of serials (soap operas). This section gained height and popularity because this has drama, comedy, glamour and controversies which Indian audience expect. Besides this, the emotional feelings of Indian audience further led this television to be successful. Reality shows is one such segment of television which gave name and fame not only to celebrities but also to the ordinary people. Here are some best reality shows of India

10. Saregamapa

This reality show is one of the oldest and famous singing show which is telecasted on channel Zee TV. This show give opportunities to the singing stars to express their hidden talent and come in the limelight. There are various such hidden talents which due to financial conditions are unable to showcase their talent so such shows motivate people to express their talent. Contestants are selected according to their voice and knowledge about music. Judges also of this show are selected ones which have gained heights in film industry such as Ismail Darbar, Sonu Nigam, Sajid-wajid.

9.  Bournvita Quiz Contest 

As the name indicates this is one of the most famous Indian quiz contest which is sponsored by Cadbury and started in 1972. Earlier it was started on radio but later on in 1992 it was telecast-ed on the channel Zee TV. This show is hosted by Derek O’Brien in English. This show select winners from their respective schools which have gained excellent performances not only in academics but co- curricular activities also. After selecting they form a group of two or three students giving a tag of their schools thus representing their school.  This is one of the most knowledgeable and likable reality show.

8. MTV Roadies

It is the most popular youth based  reality show originally Indian version telecasted on the channel MTV India in 2003. Reality shows doesn’t mean to be real only they have preplanned scripts which give indications to contestants about what is to be done just to increase their TRP’s they ask contestants to create such atmosphere so tjat people should view their show with curiosity. In this show contestants are given Karizma bikes and they have to go through various tasks beating their companions and in the end they arer being voted by contestants only.

7.  Big Boss 

This reality show is considered to be one of the most controversial show as it includes only celebrities. There is a special line for this show that any celebrity which want to gain popularity enter this big boss house. In this show, contestants are given the house in which they have to live for 3 months separated from their family and outside world. They have to follow their strict rules and regulations which led to the controversies between each other. This show is not at all clean and  real it is all scripted.

6.  Dance India Dance

As the name throws light on the concept of the show, this is one of the most famous Indian Dance Competition show which was aired in 2009 on the channel Zee TV. This show has been inspired from Kannada film”Dance Raja Dance”. This show is famous for its versatility of classical and international dance forms such as Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary etc. Even contestants are also selected in this way that they should be able to do various dance forms. The selection or we can call them judges is done by best choreographer ie   Terence Lewis, Remo D’Souza and Geeta Kapoor. This show is famous for winning various Television Awards and popularity of judges.

5. Master chef India

Master Chef India is a Indian cooking show which was sponsored by Amul and started in 2010. This reality show doesn’t include any fake things as contestants are judged on the basis of the dish they have prepared in the alotted time. This show has seasoned only two sessions but still have gained popularity due to its presentation and variety of dishes which they showcase in the term of competition. Hosts as well as judges Ajay Chopra and Kunal Kapoor are great masters in cooking field on the other hand experts Vikas Khanna and Akshay Kumar also become part of this show.

4. Comedy Circus

This is one of the most popular reality sitcom where professional comedians try their best to create such a humor so that they could make people laugh and gain popularity through this act. In this show comedians are not alone they are accompanied by celebrities also on a highly competitive and challenging stage. This show all kind of humor from simple to dirty but this is one show where a family can sit together and laugh.

3. Indian Idol 

Indian Idol is again one of the famous singing competition which was started in the year 2004 and consecutively every year it comes with a new season highlighting new talents and giving them opportunities to embrace their voice.  The judges of this show are again the one which have gained popularity in the film industry such as Anu Malik,  Sunidhi Chauhan and Salim Merchant. This show give first 10 contestants a chance to do playback singing and become singer. This year new season is on a run and reached final stage.

2. Satyamev Jayate

This is one of the Indian reality talk time show which was aired not only on one channel Star Plus but on other channels like Doordarshan also. This is the first reality show which was based and highlighted on the Indian social problems such as Female foeticide, untouchability, dowry system and several other problems. This show was produced and hosted by film actor Aamir Khan who himself took over the cases of common man and give them the promise to eradicate them. This is one show which has got sudden positive feedback from celebs as well as common people also.

1. Kaun Banega Crorepati


Kaun Banega Crorepati popularly known as KBC is one o the reality game show in which team gives money or a cheque to the winner who gives right answers to the computerized questions. This show is based on UK game show “who wants to be a millionaire”. This show is hosted by film actor Amitabh Bacchhan and in one of the season another actor Shahrukh Khan also hosted this show. Initially this game was started to give just one crore but in later years this was converted to two crore and later on five crore. Six seasons has been telecasted now this year it will be started from september month.


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  • Chris Luke

    I think Satyamev jayate played a great role in short span of time. A perfect reality show on social problems in the country and it somehow managed to bring out those issues in front of viewers. We should also appreciate talent based tv shows like Indian idols and sa re ga ma pa for bringing out local talent from different parts of the country. 

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