Siddhartha Basu is an Indian television quiz show host, producer & director, who is best known for his quiz shows. Due to his contribution to the Indian quiz shows, he is widely regarded as the father of the Indian quiz shows. He is also the managing director of the Big Synergy Media Ltd., established in 1988 as Synergy Media Ltd. His firm has produced shows such as ‘
Kaun Banega Crorepati
’ (2000) & ‘10 Ka Dum Season 1’ (2008).
He was associated with the theater during his college days back in 1970’s. After graduating from St. Stephens College, Delhi, he worked in theater alongside theater personalities such as ‘’. He started his career as a director of the documentaries for Doordarshan. He also worked as a voice artist & host for some of the most popular programs of the DD such as ‘Yuva Vaani’, which actually paved his way into the entertainment industry. Back in 1980’s, he directed and hosted the famous DD quiz show ‘Quiz Time’, which was a popular show of that time, attracting a majority of children all over the country.
His show became a huge success and he never looked back after that. He went on to produce shows such as KBC & DKD, which have been widely regarded as the most successful shows of all times in the history of the Hindi entertainment industry. KBC was an Indian adaptation of the famous quiz show ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ of the west. The show was hosted by some of the leading stars of Indian film industry such as &
Shah Rukh Khan
. Siddhartha was a proud producer when KBC completed a decade on the air and was considered as an inspiration to the academy award winning movie ‘
His other production ‘Dus Ka Dum’ was hosted by Hindi film superstar
and was persistently among the shows, which topped the charts during their broadcast. He also produced the show called ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ (2006), ‘India’s Got Talent’ ‘’ & ‘Aap Ki Kachehri - Kiran ke Saath’ and was a part of a movie called ‘
’ (2013). He is married to ‘
Anita Kaul Basu
’ and is a father of two children.