Kaun Banega Crorepati is a television game show. It is the official Hindi adaptation of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Franchise. It has been hosted by top actor Amitabh Bachchan since the starting, except the third season, where the host was Shah Rukh Khan.
This year the show has entered its 13th season. The registrations had started on 10 May 2021. Like last year, this year also the makers were stuck to digital audition. The show’s promos were titled Sammaan and were directed by Nitesh Tiwari. Kaun Banega Crorepati finally premiered on 23 August 2021 on Sony TV and SonyLIV app. On 31 August the show got its first crorepati, Himani Budela. She was also the first-ever blind contestant to win a crore.
The 19th episode of the show started with the Fastest Fingers First Triple Test. Former diplomat Manju Seth won the round. The 67-year old took the hot seat and won Rs. 40,000 on the show. With the ongoing of the show, she disclosed her desire to travel around the world. She also shared that after being an IFS officer, she was posted in six countries, including Hong Kong, Paris, and Madagascar. She also said that during her posting she learned several languages.
Amitabh also revealed a fact that acting was not his first preference as a career. Instead, he wanted to become an IFS officer. The next contestant who won the round was Monika Gurupanchayan. She is an IAS aspirant, who used to be a dentist. She said that she pursued her dream of being a doctor and now is preparing for IAS. She wishes to help underprivileged women and children. After she said that her mother had played a vital role in pursuing her dream, Amitabh said that her life journey inspired him.