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KBC complete its fifth season

tv Updated: Nov 16, 2011 18:01 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times
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Launched in the year 2000, Kaun Banega Crorepati will wrap up its fifth edition this week, completing more than a decade on the tube. Next year, host Amitabh Bachchan will return in the third consecutive season, KBC 6, probably one of the longest spells a Bollywood actor-host has had on his TV show in India.

The current season opened with approximately 5.4 points, and exkbcperienced its highest rating last week with 8 points. Apart from commoners like Sushil Kumar (Season 5) and Harshwardhan Nawathe (Season 1) who’ve been season’s winners, there have been a slew of Bollywood and TV actors who tried their luck on the hot seat.

Of course, none came for personal gains. Each one donated whatever they won to a charity of their choice… that is if they played for money. Aamir Khan, the first ever celebrity to occupy the hot seat in India on season one, won Rs. 50 lakh. So did others like John Abraham-Bipasha Basu, Madhuri Dixit, and Shah Rukh Khan, who won the same amount on both occasions when he participated.

But the only ones to have won a crore so far are actors Ajay Devgn and Kajol.

As season five draws to a close, check out how did the stars perform on the hot seat across the seasons.

Across past seasons

Aamir Khan in 2000 won 50 Lakh

Shah Rukh Khan in 2000 won 50 Lakh

Sanjay Dutt in 2001 won 50 Lakh

Anil Kapoor in 2001 won 50 Lakh

Madhuri Dixit in 2001 won 50 Lakh

Smriti Irani and Amar Upadhyay in 2001 won 50 Lakh

John Abraham and Bipasha Basu in 2005 won 50 Lakh

Rani Mukerji in 2000 won 25 Lakh

Sakshi Tanwar and Shweta Kawatra in 2001 won 12.5 Lakh

Ajay Devgn and Kajol in 2005 won 1 crore

Smriti Irani and Saakshi Tanwar in 2005 6.4 Lakh

Saakshi Tanwar and Ram Kapoor 25 lakh

Ranbir Kapoor won 12.5 lakh

Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor won 25 lakh

Vidya Balan won 6.4 lakh

Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif won 12.5 lakh