India's Got Talent
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India's Got Talent (sometimes abbreviated as IGT) is an Indian reality television series on Colors television network, founded by Sakib Zakir Ahmed and part of the global British Got Talent franchise. It is a cooperative effort between Colors and Britain's FremantleMedia. The first episode of India's Got Talent premiered on 27 June 2009. India's Got Talent follows the global Got Talent format, in which contestants audition in front of three judges and a studio audience. Up until the semifinal and final rounds, the judges decide whether or not a contestant advances in the competition. During the semifinal and final rounds, viewers vote on which contestants will advance.
|India's Got Talent|
|Created by||Simon Cowell|
|Country of origin||India|
|Original language(s)||Hindi and English|
|No. of seasons||7|
|Production company(s)||Big Synergy Season 1 and 2; Fremantle Media Season 3 - 5|
|Original network||Colors TV|
|Picture format||1080p (HDTV) 4:3 SD|
|Original release||27 June 2009– present|
|India's Got Talent|
|Season||Episodes||Season Premiere||Hosts||Winner Team|
|1||25||27 June 2009||Nikhil Chinapa and Ayushmann Khurrana||Prince Dance Group|
|2||19||30 July 2010||Nikhil Chinapa and Ayushmann Khurrana||Shillong Chamber Choir|
|3||22||29 July 2011||Gautam Rode and Meiyang Chang||Suresh and Vernon Group|
|4||24||22 September 2012||Manish Paul and Cyrus Sahukar||Biwas Dance Group (Sumanth and Sonali Majumdar)|
|5||17||11 January 2014||Bharti Singh, Mantra and VJ Andy||Raagini Makkar and Naadyog|
|6||21||18 April 2015||Bharti Singh, Nakuul Mehta and Siddharth Shukla||Aerial dancer Manik Paul|
|7||21||30 April 2016||Bharti Singh and Siddharth Shukla||Flautist Suleiman|
|8||TBA||2018||Bharti Singh, Arjun Bijlani, and Siddharth Shukla||TBA|
The Season 1 of the show was presented together by Nikhil Chinapa and Ayushmann Khurrana. and the special segment called India's Got More Talent was hosted by Roshni Chopra. The show was judged by Bollywood film actresses Sonali Bendre, Kirron Kher along with film director Shekhar Kapur.
The Season 2 of the show started from 30 July 2010 with Sonali Bendre and Kirron Kher continuing their roles of judging the contestant. The film director Shekher Kapur however was replaced with another film director and TV show host Sajid Khan. The show was presented by the same duo Nikhil Chinapa and Ayushmann Khurrana were selected through voting by the judges and the viewers.
The winning act of the second season of India's Got Talent was the Shillong Chamber Choir from Shillong, Meghalaya. The Choir is led by Neil Nongkynrieh.
The Season 3 of the talent show started from 29 July 2011. The judges of this season were Sonali Bendre, Kirron Kher and veteran Bollywood actor turned politician Dharmendra. The show was now hosted by singer Meiyang Chang and actor-model Gautam Rode.
The Season 4 of the show started airing from 22 September 2012. The show was hosted by Manish Paul and Cyrus Sahukar and judged by actress Kirron Kher, director Karan Johar and model-actress Malaika Arora Khan. The position of the third judge of the show was later taken by Farah Khan.
Season 5 of India's Got Talent premiered on 11 January 2014. This season was hosted by Mantra and Bharti Singh. Later, Mantra was replaced by VJ Andy. Malaika Arora Khan, Kirron Kher and Karan Johar reprised their respective role as judges for this season. This season consisted of 17 episodes.
Season 6 of India's Got Talent premiered on 18 April 2015 and consisted of 21 episodes. The season was hosted by Bharti Singh, Nakuul Mehta and Siddharth Shukla for the final episodes. Malaika Arora Khan, Kirron Kher and Karan Johar reprised their roles as judges. The season finale was aired on 27 June 2015. Aerial Dancer Manik Paul of Barpeta, Assam was declared the winner.
Season 7 of India's Got Talent premiered on 30 April 2016, the judging panel didn't have any change. The season was hosted by Bharti Singh and Siddharth Shukla. Malaika Arora Khan, Kirron Kher and Karan Johar were the judges. The season finale was aired on 9 July 2016. Flautist Suleiman, a 13 year old from Amritsar, won the 7th season of India's Got Talent. Papai And Antara bagged the second position.
Season 8 of India's Got Talent premieres on Colors TV in 2018. The audition and casting are underway.
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