What make a reality show are the participants, judges and a great host or anchor. Without an anchor, a reality show is nothing. It is an anchor who adds life to the show and gets the audience hooked on to the show. He becomes the face of the show and audiences associate an anchor with the respective shows. In India, there are a number of reality shows hosted by varied anchors. Here is a list of top 10 best anchors in Indian reality shows.
Mini Mathur has hosted 3 seasons of the popular reality show Indian Idol. She has also hosted ‘Iss jungle se mujhe bachao’ which is the Indian version of ‘I’m a celebrity, get me out of here’. She further hosted sports quiz show named Sports ka Superstar. She returned on the show of Indian Idol as a host of season 6 in the year 2012. Her magic and super pleasing personality is highly appreciated on screen.
Apart from being a successful model and actress, Mandira Bedi has received high claims as an anchor on Indian reality shows. She has been a host a number of reality shows such as Fame Gurukul, Indian Idol Junior, Deal Ya No Deal, Funjabbi Chak De, Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star and Ek Se Bandhkar Ek.
Besides being a successful actor and dancer, he is a great host too. He has anchored a number of varied reality shows like Shabaash India, Nach Baliye, Kisme Kitna Hai Dum, Kuch Kar Dikhana Hai, Dance Premier League, Khulja Sim Sim, Indian Idol 3, Indian Idol 4, and Dance Premier League, Indian Idol 5, Indian Idol 6, Indian Idol Junior and many other reality shows. He has earned successful name as an anchor and is one of the most popular one.
Shaan has formerly hosted Zee TV- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa aired on Zee TV and now is seen as a host of the Star Voice of India aired on Star Plus. Besides being a brilliant singer, he has gained immense success and popularity as a anchor. He is one of oldest known anchors and have been associated with the industry for a long time.
Along with an actor, he is also one of the most popular anchors of Indian reality shows. After hosting Saa Ree Gaa Maa Paa Chhote Ustaad, he gained immense popularity as a show host. Soon after he began his career as a host and hosted a series of shows like Comedy Circus, Dance India Dance Li’l Masters, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. He has won an award for hosting Dance India Dance Li’l Masters of Zee TV.
Jay, along with being an actor is one of the popular anchors. He is the anchor of Dance India Dance show aired on Zee TV. He has been consistent as an anchor on the show. He has also received praise for his anchoring skills and comic timings. He has also won several awards for the best host and anchor. Jay has won a number of other acclaims as a host.
Kapil Sharma is popularly known as the biggest comedian of India. But apart from being a comedian, he is a great host too. He has hosted the reality show of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’s 6th season along with Manish Paul. He is one of the most desired host and anchors in India today. His comic timings and witty humour are largely preferred by the audience.
Akshay Kumar is the host or anchor of the popular reality game show, Khatron Ke Khiladi. The reality show is based on the international show Fear Factor. Akshay Kumar’s name has always been associated with stunts and daring tasks. Hence there cannot be anybody better an anchor for this show than the king of stunts himself. The show is shot in international locations for a period of few months. Though he has not hosted all the seasons, but he is the popular face of the show.
Salman Khan is the host and anchor of television’s most talked about reality show, Bigg Boss. Due to its format and controversies, it has gained immense popularity as a reality show. The biggest reason of the show’s popularity has been attributed to the host Salman Khan. It is he who brings life to the show. His charismatic appearance and witty humor are the most talked about things on Bigg Boss.
Amitabh Bachchan hosted the reality game show Kaun Banega Crorepati and has hosted 6 seasons of the show. The show apparently broke TRP records and became a massive hit due to the presence of the megastar. CNN IBN also awarded him Indian of the Year-Entertainment to Team KBC and to Amitabh Bachchan. On the sixth season of KBC, the channel hosting the show received its highest number of viewers so far.