This series is the Kannada version of the famous series named “Who wants to be a millionaire”. The show is a reality TV show with an interactive audience pool both onset and offset. The same concept is also very popular with Hindi audiences under the name of “Kaun Banega Crorepati”. It began airing in March 2011 and has successfully completed two seasons and is still ongoing. The show is a reality TV show and is currently airing on Suvarna TV.
The show is one of the most popular shows in Kannada language and is meant for the common man. The concept of the show is very simple, you are asked questions based on General Knowledge and as you keep answering them, you keep winning money. The maximum amount one can win on the show is 1 crore.
The show is hosted by the famous actor Puneeth Rajkumar. He has had no prior experience as an anchor but was hired due to his popularity with the common man. He believes that this platform gives the common man the ability to change his life using his knowledge.
There has been only one winner for 1 Crore, in the entire 2 seasons that the show has been running, His name was Hussain Basha, and he won his 1 crore during the show’s second season.
Over the two years, the show has hosted various celebrity guests as well like Ramya who won 3,20,000 rs, she was also the first celebrity guest to play the game. V.Ravichandran also won a hefty amount of 12,50,000 rs. Though the maximum amount won till date by a celebrity is by Mr. Anil Kumble who donated his whopping 25 lakhs to a cancer research hospital. Other celebrities include Lakshmi, Akul Balaji, Sihi Kahi Chandru, Tv actors from various shows on Suvarna channel.