India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj

India's Best Cinestar Ki Khoj is an Indian television series that premiered on Zee TV in 2004. It is a talent show for aspiring actors, and the first prize is the lead role in a film.[1] Two winners, one male and one female, are crowned at the finale. The show returned for its second season in 2006 and third season in 2014.

India's Best Cinestar Ki Khoj
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Title card of India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj.
Created byZee Network
Presented bySeason 1: Roshan Abbas
Malaika Arora
Season 2: Aman Verma
Season 3: Hussain Kuwajerwala
Vishal Malhotra
JudgesSeason 1: Mahesh Manjrekar
Satish Kaushik
Ken Ghosh
Season 2: Anupam Kher
Pooja Bhatt
Madhur Bhandarkar
Season 3: Vijay Krishna Acharya
Anurag Basu
Sonali Bendre
Country of originIndia
Production
Running timeApprox. 70 Minutes
Release
Original networkZee TV
Picture format480i (SDTV)

Season 1Edit

The winners of the first season were Sarwar Ahuja and Aditi Sharma.

Aditi Sharma Lucknow
Amruta Khanvilkar Pune
Nivaan Sen Varanasi
Abhinav Kohli Bangalore
Abhishek Avasthi Kanpur
Ashok Saharan Jaipur
Bhaumik Sampat Rajkot
Preeti Amin Hyderabad
Himanshu Malhotra Varanasi
Sudeepa Singh Ludhiana
Vipul Roy Bhopal
Sharad Malhotra Kolkata
Manmeet Jaggi Bhopal
Ankita Lokhande Nagpur
Manas Satpathy Bangalore
Anjali Pandey Delhi
Vipul Kumar Sharma Delhi
Bharat Chawda Indore
Deepika Tiwari Lucknow
Simran Vaid Mumbai
Sohan Master Ahmedabad
Pinky Sarkar Jamshedpur
Mohit Chadda Bhopal
Shreya Arora Kanpur
Abbas Khan Lucknow
Naziya Khan Mumbai
Rishiraj Singh Jaipur
Loveleen Walia Singapore
Shareen Pathak Singapore
Yuvika Chaudhary Varanasi
Naman Shaw Jamshedpur
Suraj Joshi Bangalore
Gargi Sharma Jaipur
Ravish Sharma Ludhiana
Sarwar Ahuja Hyderabad
Shraddha Arya Delhi
Divyanka Tripathi Bhopal

Season 2Edit

See Idea Zee Cinestars Like season 1, season 2 also gave many stars to entertainment industry. Winners of Zee Cinestars 2007

Runner-up Zee Cinestars 2007

  • Gaurav Bajpai --- Group B
  • Chandani Desai --- Group B

ContestantsEdit

Group A
  • Aadil Sharma
  • Mamta Dutta
  • Manav Sharma
  • Pallavi Dutt
  • Mrityunjay Nigam
  • Piku Sharma
  • Rahul Manchanda
  • Rakhi Verma
  • Rizwan Sikander
  • Ritwika Ghoshal
  • Sahil Arora
  • Varsha Lodh
  • Rati Pandey
  • Varun Jaiswal
Group B
  • Aalesha Syed
  • Ajay Chabria
  • Ankita Lokhande
  • Ashif
  • Chandani Desai
  • Gaurav Bajpai
  • Kanchan More
  • Hardik Soni
  • Minal Gorpade
  • Kartik Shetty
  • Rachel Gurjar
  • Prabhjot Dhillon
  • Surod Rizvi
  • Rohit Raghav
  • Piyush Chopra
  • Raj Saluja
  • Ruchika Babbar
  • Sabina Sheema
  • Vinay Kamble

Season 3Edit

The third season of India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj is over and the winners are Okasana and Syed. The winners of the show will get an opportunity to make their acting debut in a film written and creatively mentored by Mahesh Bhatt.[2]

The Top 12 contestants in the competition are:

Participant Name From Notes
Abhimanyu Kak Chandigarh Eliminated on August 10, 2014
Akshay Nalawade Mumbai, Maharashtra Star Finalist
Aman Joshi Dehradun, Uttarakhand Eliminated on August 3, 2014
Kartik Vyas Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh Eliminated on August 24, 2014
Meenu Panchal Jind, Haryana
Oksana Rasulova WINNER Baku, Azerbaijan
Prakruti Mishra Bhubaneswar, Orissa Eliminated on August 10, 2014
Saurabh Bharadwaj Jallandhar, Punjab
Sheetal Chauhan Dehradun, Uttarakhand Eliminated on August 3, 2014
Sonam Bisht Dehradun, Uttarakhand Eliminated on August 24, 2014
Syed Mamoon WINNER lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Vikram Chatterjee Kolkata, West Bengal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Zee launches star hunt 'India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj'". Indiantelevision.com. 21 April 2004.
  2. ^ "Mahesh Bhatt to script a film for 'India's Best Cine Stars Ki Khoj' winners". DNA. 21 August 2014.