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India's Got Talent

Age doesn’t matter. Solo or Group doesn’t matter. Social status doesn’t matter. All that matters is talent. A talent that leaves the viewer spell bound irrespective of its nature. It is such weird, wacky or wonderful acts that compete on India’s Got Talent. Aired on Colors TV, the show starts with a nationwide hunt for talent where an esteemed panel of jury shortlists the thousands of hopeful acts into a chosen few. In the next level of studio extravaganza, the viewer votes decide the fate of the talent that makes it all the way to the finals including the winner. As for winning, it’s not just about the big prize money of 50 lakh rupees but also winning the hearts of millions of viewers. It is about truly becoming the pride of India and a gateway to worldwide opportunities. And there’s living proof of that in the winners of IGT 1, 2 & 3. Season 1 winners, Prince Dance Group, who from matching steps in Berhampur (Orissa) went on to perform at the Commonwealth Games 2010. Shillong Chamber Choir, the winners of season 2, who from singing in the quietude of Shillong went on to sing for Presidents Barrack Obama and Pratibha Patil. Suresh and Vernon Group, the amchi Mumbai boys who graduated from hitch-hiking to dance practice sessions to winning not just the India’s Got Talent 3 trophy but are all set to participate in the World Hip Hop Championship to be held at Las Vegas later this year. Since its first UK series, Britain’s Got Talent aired in 2007; the format has been successfully adapted in over 47 countries, often enjoying the top slot.

Season 7

India's Got Talent

Season 7 of India’s Got Talent premiered on the 30th April 2016, the hit trio; Kirron Kher, Karan Johar & Malaika Arora continued to be the judges. The season was hosted by Bharti Singh & Siddharth Shukla.

The show has always upped the bar in terms of entertainment & talent and this season it became the bar. For the first time any show took to the Ice skate rink in Delhi to showcase acts on ice which itself is still a novelty to India. Aldrin & Nishchay the duo figure skaters along with Ashu the Ice hip hopper & Olympian Raj Kumar’s stunt performance on Ice was much talked about. The show broke the age barrier once again when 75 & 80 years old shooter daadis Prakasho & Chandro Tomar showed their shooting prowess. Musical acts included Roysten Abel’s Manganiyar seduction.The group was the highlight of the season making it to the finale. The stunts went a notch up when the heat soared at the container yard with stunts like bus crash, air malkhambh & free fall through a glass tower. Suleiman a 13 year old reticent flautist from Amritsar mesmerized everyone with his soothing performances and won the show by striking a chord with not only the judges but also millions of viewers across the nation.

Season 6

India's Got Talent

The sixth season of India's Got Talent was graced by a lot of innovative acts, with Bharti Singh as the main anchor. Nakuul Mehta partnered with her till the Knock Out Round, after which Siddharth Shukla took over.

Ace magicians performed incredible Mentalism. Teams of animators told stories with the help of 3D mapping. Indian Robotic Engineers presented indigenous inventions. Jaydeep's underwater dance routine in a water tank on stage became the talking point, with Akshay Kumar attempting it as well. The outdoor special episode saw various death defying stunts that included the Death Wheel.

The Spotlight round was introduced in the format for the very first time on IGT, where 10 acts fought for 3 spots to make it to the Semi Finals. Manik Paul was the winner of this season.

Season 5

India's Got Talent

Prince Dance group, brick-kiln workers, performed at the Commonwealth Games; Akshat Singh, 8 yrs, special appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show; Shillong Chamber Choir, performed for President of the United States of America, Barack Obama - …names who became stars; whose talent was found, encouraged and saluted on India’s Got Talent.

India’s Got Talent, is a show where all that matters is talent. Irrespective of age, gender, social status, if you have the talent, nothing can stop you from being on this huge nationwide platform. From the best of variety entertainment to the bizarre, the show leaves no stone unturned to take the viewer on a thrilling, humourous, fun journey which shows the country at its colourful best. Stories of struggle and hope, contestants surviving and performing against all odds, people participating from the interiors of India, this show is not just about giving deserving talent an opportunity but also about interesting, aspirational, emotional and soulful narratives. The winner not only wins INR 50 lacs but also the hearts of millions through the country.

This year, India’s Got Talent went a step further and dedicated an entire episode to the original talent ground – The Circus. In India, Circus being a dying art form, the show decided raise a toast and pay a tribute to these talented artists who although earn a meager living and risk their lives every day to entertain masses, yet have a never-say-die attitude. Their stories shone through like silver linings to dark clouds.

Like they say in show biz, the show always goes on…watch out for India’s Got Talent Season Six Coming Soon!

Season 4

India's Got Talent

A sand artiste, Nitish Bharti, made cricketer Yuvraj Singh cry; a belly dancer, Shiraz Irani, proved that size has nothing to do with talent; Two youngsters, Sonali & Sumanth, floored the jury & the janta with their explosive dance skills… This season of India’s Got Talent was an unforgettable one. From jaw dropping aerial acts & stunts, to discovering a classical opera singer to 100 people creating human formations, it showcased everything. The winners of the season Sonali & Sumanth took home a cash prize of Rs 50 lacs.

Season 3

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The smashing third season of India’s Got Talent opened to the highest ever rating across seasons, enthralling the viewers with its huge variety of talent. From weird to wow, heart pounding to heart wrenching, the acts in the show took the viewers on a roller coaster ride of tears, laughter and mind boggling talent. While the anchor baton was passed on to the crackling duo Meiyang Chang and Gautam Rode, the judges panel also saw a change as ‘Darling D’ a.k.a superstar Dharamendra made his TV debut. He was accompanied by the talented Kirron Kher and glamorous Sonali Bendre.

Season 3

After a nerve wrenching competition among a wide variety of Talent comprising dancers, magicians, singers, painters, shadow artists, etc, it was a stunt dance group of 30 boys from the outskirts of Mumbai that swept the jury and viewers off their feet. Suresh and Vernon Group won not just 50 lakh rupees but a millions hearts across the nation. Having won accolades on Indian shore like Big Star Young Entertainer Award 2012, they are all set to compete in the World Hip Hop championship at Las Vegas later this year.

Season 2

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The prestigious India’s Got Talent Khoj 2 took the show to the next level in terms of both, the scale and the variety in talent. While Nikhil Chinapa and Ayushmann Khurrana once again donned the bastion of hosting; the judges’ panel saw a new entrant. Director Sajid Khan joined hands with hot favorites’ award winning actress Kirron Kher and the glamourous Sonali Bendre to bring the best of talent from across India onto a common platform.

Season 2

After a tough competition among dancers, sand artists, musicians, dare devils and the like, the prestigious winners’ title went to the Shillong Chamber Choir from Shillong, Meghalaya. This choir won 50 lakh rupees and became a household name overnight. Their subsequent performances include the one at President Pratibha Patil’s presidential banquet at the Rashtrapati Bhavan held in honour of the US President, Barrack Obama.

Season 1

India Got Talent

The first season of India’s Got Talent was an instant hit with the viewers who were completely taken in by the range of talent in one show: dancers, singers, jugglers, magicians, dare devils, musicians, mimics, puppeteers to name a few. Hosted by Nikhil Chinapa and Ayushmann Khurrana, the show was judged by seasoned actress Kirron Kher, the beautiful Sonali Bendre and acclaimed Hollywood Director Shekhar Kapur. Novelty, creativity and variety kept the viewers hooked and eventually it was their votes that led to a true discovery and recognition of talent.

The Prince Dance Group

The Prince Dance Group, comprising an unassuming lot of daily wage earning labourers, students and local businessmen from Berhampur Orissa won the princely sum of 50 lakh rupees and became the pride of the nation. A feat that was heightened when they performed at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games held in Delhi in 2010.