We have grown up watching some of the best reality shows in Indian television. From Bigg Boss to Nach Baliye, these reality shows have kept us entertained as they gave us a break from the monotonous daily soaps. Reality shows on Indian television are a blend of talents ranging from music and dance to people trying to make their way to become the best out of the other present contestants. But do you know who keeps us even more entertained than the contestants in the show? It is the reality show hosts indeed!
Without the show hosts, a reality show is nothing. Evidently, it is the hosts who add life to the event by adding gags in order to keep the audience hooked to the show. But have you ever wondered how much salary these reality show hosts get to become the face of the show? Let us tell you!
Take a look at the list of Indian television reality show hosts and their salary that will amaze you:
1. Manish Paul
One of the most popular reality show hosts on Indian television, Manish Paul has been entertaining his audience with his comic timing for a long time. The Mickey Virus actor has been an anchor on many reality shows after which he gained a huge market value in the industry. His personality and charisma have garnered him a huge female fan following. Reportedly, Manish Paul has charged a whopping Rs 1.5 crore to host the upcoming season of the singing show Indian Idol on television.
2. Ram Kapoor
Actor Ram Kapoor’s name has become quite popular in Indian television arena. He has not only become a household name with his acting in the renowned shows, he has become a favourite among the female audience. He has enjoyed a life of fame and stardom after being a part of the long-standing hit show Bade Achhe Lagte Hain. Ram Kapoor has hosted reality shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Rakhi Ka Swayamwar for which he charged approx Rs. 10-12 lakh per episode.
3. Rithvik Dhanjani
Rithvik Dhanjani rose to fame on Indian television with the serial Pavitra Rishta after which there was no turning back for him. The actor has gained huge popularity as a reality show host too as he has been a part of many shows including Super Dancer, India’s Best Dramebaaz and Nach Baliye. Being a heartthrob of the television industry, Rithvik charges Rs 4-5 lakh per episode as reality show host on TV.
4. Jay Bhanushali
The actor has won praises from several quarters for his anchoring skills and comic timings on reality shows making him one of the most successful reality show hosts in India. After acting in many popular TV shows, Jay Bhanushali has indeed made his way into hosting the shows and he is definitely one of the best. Apparently, the actor-turned-host charges Rs 4 lakh per episode for hosting a show.
5. Ravi Dubey
Ravi Dubey became immensely popular after the success of the television show Jamai Raja. He is not only a splendid actor but also a tremendous dancer. Ravi is currently hosting the popular reality show Sabse Smart Kaun in which the contestant love his comic timing and mimicry skills. Earlier, the actor impressed the audience with his anchoring in the show Rising Stars Season 2. Apparently, the actor receives a payment of approx. Rs 7-8 lakh for each episode of the show.
6. Rajeev Khandelwal
The actor has carved a niche for himself in the Indian television industry. However, Rajeev Khandelwal tried his luck in Bollywood films, he failed to impress the audience in the industry with his talents. But there are some things that happen for good apparently. Rajeev Khandelwal is one of the highly successful and popular stars on the small screen. The multi-talented actor is currently hosting the show Juzzbaatt on TV for which he charges whopping Rs 4-5 lakh per episode.
7. Raghav Juyal
A phenomenal dancer turned host, Raghav Juyal is enjoying his anchoring stint on the Indian television. His simple yet adorable technique to host a reality show sends the fans into a frenzy over the dancer. Currently, Raghav is hosting the season 2 of the show Dil Hai Hindustani with his dancer co-host Mukti Mohan. Incidentally, Raghav is charging Rs 2-4 lakh per episode from the makers.
8. Bharti Singh
The laughter queen Bharti Singh has become one of the most popular comedians in India. Well, it is not just her comedy skills that have made the fans fall for her, it is also her hosting skills that have garnered Bharti a huge fan following. With her perfect comic timing, she has made her mark in the television industry. The comedian turned host charges Rs 5 lakh per episode to host the show.
These reality show hosts have kept a smile on our faces while watching television. Who is your favourite? Let us know in the comments!