Television reality shows have become a more popular format than regular soap operas. From talk shows to quiz to a show where several house guests live together for months has seen a surge in viewerships.
Though the credit for the success of such shows does go to the format and the production team, a huge part of the credit also goes to the hosts who keep the audience captivated. For this alone, many Bollywood celebrities have also joined in the television world and have been successfully hosting many reality shows over the years.
Today we bring you the top 5 highest-paid celebrity hosts on television.
Amir Khan was hosting Satyamev Jayate which aired on Star Network in 2012. While the show only ran for 2 years and 3 seasons, it gained a lot of popularity as Amir Khan had debuted from this show on television. He charged Rs 3 Crore for each episode apart from the promotional videos which he charged Rs 20 lakhs for 10 seconds.
Akshay Kumar hosted the 5th season of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2017. This is not the first show that the actor has hosted. From Khatron Ke Khiladi to Masterchef India, Akshay Kumar has hosted many shows however for the Great Indian Laughter Challenge he charged Rs. 1.65 Crores.
Shah Rukh Khan is not on the ‘King Khan’ of Bollywood but also when it comes to television. He has hosted a number of shows in his career and has been the most loved as well. King Khan hosted the Ted Talk: Nayi Soch, KBC, Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hai?, among others, and was charging Rs 2.25 crores per episode for these shows.
When it comes to KBC, Amitabh Bachchan is the name that comes in our minds. He has hosted the show the longest in its 12-year stretch and Big B’s hosting has a huge part to play. Amitabh Bachchan charges Rs 3-5 crores per episode and has already started prepping for the 12th season adhering to all the coronavirus precautions.
Salman Khan has been hosting the most popular reality show on television in the country for almost a decade now. Bigg Boss is in its 14th year and has had many hosts over the years. However, the show has become more popular not just because of its format but also because of Salman Khan’s hosting. As reported by Hindustan Times, Khan gets paid Rs 16 crores per episode for the show and is also set to host the latest season this year.