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5 Celebrity Hosts Of The Biggest Indian TV Shows & The Insane Fee They Charge Per Episode

MensXP logo MensXP 28-09-2022 Anjali Agarwal
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Celebrities often put their fame and stardom to good use and make even more money by appearing on television shows.

Be it as a guest, a judge of a talent show or a host of a reality show, many big celebrities such as actors and directors make appearances on TV all the time.

They also charge a hefty amount per episode, sometimes equal to or more than what they get from movies.

Bollywood actor Salman Khan and other celebrities who have been a part of TV shows as hosts for years have become irreplaceable to the audience.

Needless to say, they increase their fee season after season, becoming the highest-paid TV hosts.

We have listed down five of the highest-paid celebrity hosts and the fee they charge per episode for the TV shows:

1. Salman Khan

Khan has been hosting the popular reality TV show Bigg Boss for more than a decade now.

He hosted Season 4 for Rs 2.5 crore per episode which then increased to Rs. 25 crore per weekend episode for the last season, Bigg Boss 15.

Rumour has it that he is charging Rs 43.75 crores for Season 16 which will premiere on 1 October 2022.

3. Amitabh Bachchan

The megastar has become synonymous with the game show Kaun Banega Crorepati.

He has been the host of KBC for nearly 22 years. He reportedly took home Rs. 4-5 crore per episode for the show this season.

3. Kangana Ranaut

While most Indian actresses are seen as the judge of a reality show or hosts of talk shows, Kangana Ranaut hosts a celebrity competition called Lock Upp: Badass Jail, Atyaachari Khel!.

It’s a ‘captive-based’ reality show that sees Ranaut in her daring and frank avatar as the host. She charged Rs 1 crore per episode for the first season.

4. Karan Johar

Koffee With Karan is one of the most popular celebrity talk shows in India right now which sparks discussions and debates on social media.

The very befitting host, director Karan Johar launched the show in 2004 and hosted seven seasons since. His per episode fee for the latest one was reportedly Rs. 1-2 crore.

5. Rohit Shetty

Filmmaker Rohit Shetty has hosted seven seasons of Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi including the last one, Season 12.

After hosting Seasons 5 and 6, he was brought back by the makers of the show for season 8 (Season 7 was hosted by actor Arjun Kapoor) and he has been associated with the show since.

He charged Rs 49 lakh per episode for the last season.

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