After Suriya, actor Prakash Raj hosted the second season of 'Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi', which kicked off on 11 March 2013 and ended on 12 July 2013.
In 2011, Shatrughan Sinha turned host for the Bhojpuri edition of the popular quiz show. His first guest was Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha.
'Kannadada Kotyadhipathi' the Kannada version of KBC is hosted by film actor Puneeth Rajkumar. Since its inaugural episode on 12 March 2012, the show has been featuring several popular celebrity guests as participants too.
Actor Suriya of '7 Aum Arivu' fame made his TV debut by hosting Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi, the Tamil version of KBC. He hosted the show's first season which started from 27 February 2012 and ended on 12 July 2014.
After Prosenjit Chatterjee declined the offer to host the Bengali version, cricketer Sourav Ganguly turned host for the reality show. Mahuaa TV had launched it in 2011.
Amitabh Bachchan fans were left disappointed when the Shah Rukh Khan replaced the megastar host of the popular TV game show. SRK, who hosted the third season of 'KBC' had reacted to the decision by saying, "I was pleasantly surprised when STAR offered me the show. I was a participant in season one of 'KBC' and little did I know one day I would be hosting it. It is a huge act to follow, that of Mr Bachchan but it also excites me that I am getting an opportunity to reach out (and) talk and interact with my audience through a medium where I began my career as an actor years ago."
Of the 8 seasons, Amitabh Bachchan has hosted 7 seasons and his impact as host on the viewers continues to be indelible. Whether it is his personality, his baritone or his ability to charm and entertain fans with his quirky replies and interesting anecdotes, megastar Amitabh Bachchan continues to the the best host of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'. While Big B remains everyone's favourite, here's a lowdown on other actors who have performed the same role.
Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna is the host for the Telugu version of popular quiz show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' (KBC). Titled 'Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu' in Telugu, the show will have a cash prize of Rs 1 crore. "Nagarjuna will host the Telugu version of KBC. He was selected amongst 38 popular names that were considered to host the show. After rigorous selection process, we have zeroed in on Nagarjuna who we think will do complete justice to the show," Nimagada Prasad, chairman, MAA TV had said in an interview recently. Nagarjuna had said, "The show will realise the dreams of common man. Everybody deserves an opportunity to fulfill their dreams. This show will provide a platform for such people realize their dreams".
[caption id="attachment_946967"] After over a decade, actor Sachin Khedekar returned to the small screen to host 'Kon Hoeel Marathi Crorepati', the Marathi version of Kaun Banega Crorepati. [/caption]