Reality shows have nowadays become a convenient platform for all those who come to the dream city, Mumbai in search of work & wander days without succeeding. Here is a list of a few, whose career flourished via Talent Hunt shows.
It was not easy for the King of Comedy, Kapil Sharma to reach the heights where he is today. The Comedian who belonged to a middle-class family did some stage shows in his home town, Amritsar. He then became the winner of Laughter Challenge 3. That became the turning point of his career when he started his show
with Kapil, which was on air for manyyears. After quitting from Colors, he continued his show on Sony TV by the name of The Kapil Sharma Show. A movie, Kis Kisko Pyaar Karun also adds to hissuccess list.
An actor, TV host and columnist, Rannvijay is an example of versatility at its best.Rannvijay was the winner of Roadies 1 when he was barely 18. Then he became a famous face of the show, where he hosted almost all the further seasons. He also bagged a few movies, although his Bollywood career has not been great. In May 2011 he launched Pond’s White Beauty UV cream & hosted a paint Ball competition at
. He also supports the noble cause, Save the Girl Child. In 2014, he got the best anchor award.
Roadies 2 became the platform for Ayushmann’s success. After winning the show, he chose a road with no return point. Previously a VJ & after having a successful TV career, he tried his luck in singing, acting, writing & was successful everywhere. His movies
gave a hike to his career & he became a heartthrob among the females. He got recognition when he was awarded the best debutant for Vicky Donor.
He is another man who came into the limelight via a comic platform, Comedy Circus 2. More famous as Govinda’s nephew, he made his identity when his standup comedy made people ROFL. He also participated in
3 with his partner Kashmira. He now hosts a couple of comedy shows on Colors TV which makes him one of the best standup comedians of the nation. He also has a few Bollywood & Bhojpuri movies to his credit.
With his great dance moves & swagger, he won the first season of Dance India Dance & then stopped at nowhere. He became a famous choreographer & was paired up with famous celebrities in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa series & also won a couple of them. He has entered in the current season of the show as a celebrity. He also featured in a few songs in movies like Rakhtacharitra. His debut movie was ABCD that started his acting career.
Her road to glory began with The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2008. This Punjabi Kudi is the best female standup comedian & gives tough fight to all the others. Everyone loves her character Lalli, which acted as a catalyst in her career growth. She is equally responsible for the success of Comedy Nights Bachao & Comedy Nights Live. She appeared in a few Bollywood & Punjabi movies, and her work got acknowledgement by ITA award for Best Actress Comedy.
7. Tia Bajpai
She began as a contestant in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005. When she could not succeed enough as a singer, she took a different road and appeared in a few television shows such as Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Then she moved a step ahead and got her first Bollywood break in Haunted 3D in 2011, after which she continued with it and now, she has a good-going career.
Many might not be aware of the fact that Aijiit Singh started his career with a reality show,
in 2005, followed by another reality show on Sony TV. Although people appreciated him for his versatile singing, his work was recognized 7 years later with Aashiqui 2 in 2012, and the rest is history. He has sung over a hundred songs. He became immensely popular and has several awards to himself. Arijit also had a couple of controversies related to him, for which he went to prison.
Dharmesh, more popular as Dharmesh Sir, became famous from Dance India Dance 2, where he was the first runner-up. He had previously won
in 2008. Inspired by Remo D’Souza, he polished himself in hip-hop and turned into a choreographer. He acted in a couple of movies, ABCD, and its sequel. He currently judges Dance+ 2 on Star Plus and also its last season.
She was a contestant on
2, when she was in class 11th, and probably became the most famous singer of that season. She came into limelight when Meet Brothers launched an album, Neha the Rockstar, which also featured her. She came forward with curly hair and bold attitude, and people accepted her whole heartedly. She sang several hit numbers, including Sunny Sunny and London Thumakda.
This sweet girl, who belongs to the city of Nawaabs, was the winner of the reality show, India’s Best Cinestars Ki Khoj, an acting reality show. She made her debut in the movie Khanna & Iyyer, which was a part of the winning contract of the show, with Sarvar Ahuja, who was the male winner of the show. She then appeared in Hindi, Telugu and Punjabi movies and also a few advertisements. She is currently working as a lead in a daily soap, Ganga.
Although it is too early to put him on the list, This Punjabi Munda deserves to be here because of his fighter attitude and high ambitions. After making a hat-trick of wins in Roadies XII, Splitsvilla 8 followed by Big Boss 9, this guy is somebody to watch out. His career just took off, and he judged the 14th season of Roadies. He is soon going to make his debut on television with
. We wish him good luck and a successful career ahead.
Who doesn’t know about this soulful singer? She was the winner of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, and then
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
gave her a breakthrough in Devdas in 2002. She won countless awards for her magical singing and is certainly one of the best singers Bollywood ever had. Her fame was not bound nationally; she has numerous international fans. It may surprise you to know that June 26th is celebrated as Shreya Ghoshal Day in Ohio State of the U.S. She had also conquered her spot on the Forbes for three consecutive years.
14. Sudesh Lehri
Another great stand-up comedian, that The Great Indian Laughter Challenge produced besides Kapil Sharma was
. He, who is more famous for his pair with Krushna, has his style in comedy and is adored by everyone. He also appears in Hindi movies and his little presence in the films, makes them interesting.
He is the son of Dabboo Malik and nephew of famous musician
. But he chose reality show to be his first step towards success. He stood eighth on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs. He made his debut with Mere Buddy, Bhootnath in 2008, at a tender age of 13. He is now 21 and already has great fame to himself. He has won many awards. We hope you go a long way Armaan.
She was another famous singer during those days when Shreya Ghoshal was very famous. She had a different singing style, high octave vocal range, and her voice was for all dance tracks, although she gave tough competition to the lady. She was the winner of the reality show, Meri Awaaz Suno, which aired on DD National. She also judged the fifth season of Indian Idol and is involved in various charities.
He emerged as a winner on the second season of Dance India Dance. Although it took him quite some time to settle in the industry, he was recognized when he worked in Remo D’Souza’s ABCD & its sequel. Moreover, he judged the 5th season & is currently a mentor on Dance + 2 on Star Plus.
He is the youngest one in the countdown. He belonged to a lower middle-class family and thus, participated in Dance India Dance Lil Champs and won the show with his extraordinary dance skills. He then participated in another show on Sony TV after which he got his breakthrough on television in Maharana Pratap, where he played the lead. He also won the eighth season of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and became the youngest one to win the show.
Just like sisters
, eldest sister Neeti Mohan happened to have started her career with a reality show. She was a finalist on Indian Idol 2, although she did not make it to victory. She began her singing career in 2012 and won the Filmfare Award for her debut. She also appeared in a few singing concerts like MTV Unplugged and is currently judging the reality show,
The Voice India
Kids on &TV.
Monali’s career had actually begun from the age of 14 when she recorded a song for a Bengali serial, Shri Ramakrishna, for which she also won an award. She then appeared in Bengali serials and movies. She participated in Indian Idol 2 in 2005, but got recognition three years later, when her song Zara Zara Touch Me topped the charts. She is a National award winner and has won Filmfare Award twice for best Female Playback Singer.