Since the past decade, TV has undergone a major change for the better. Gone are the days when big stars didn't want to do TV. Today, TV or the small screen as it is known, has become more glamorous and has even attracted the biggest superstars of Indian cinema like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, to name a few. TV has had a similar effect on South superstars like Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, and Suresh Gopi as well. These actors, who we saw only when their movies released on the big screen are now right on our TV screens every weekend. While some chose talk shows for their small screen debut others chose game shows. Here are five actors from South Indian cinema who have and are hosting game shows successfully.
NagarjunaThe King, as Nagarjuna is known, hosted 3 seasons of Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu (MEK) which is the Telugu version of the hugely popular game show called 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' and Kaun Banega Crorepati, hosted by Amitabh Bachchan in Hindi. Popular actors like Jr. NTR, Kajal Aggarwal, Chiranjeevi, Naga Chaitanya and Vidya Balan were seen in the three seasons.
ChiranjeeviChiru who was once a guest contestant on MEK has taken over the game show from its 4th season. The promo and first look of Chiranjeevi in MEK was released a while back creating a frenzy among his fans. While Nagarjuna managed to be a hit as a host, it is yet to be seen if Chiru manages to do the same. We will know when the 4th season of MEK premieres on the 12th of December.
Suresh GopiMollywood actor-turned-BJP politician has been able to host a popular and successful game show called Ningalkkum Aakam Kodeeshwaran which is the Malayalam version of Kaun Banega Crorepati for 3 seasons, and according to reports he will be back again ("Dey Poyi, Daa Vannu!") to host it for the 4th time.
Govind PadmasooryaThe host-turned-actor just does not want to leave the small screen. After hosting the Dance reality show called D4 Dance for 2 consecutive seasons, he did a few movies like the recently released horror-comedy Pretham (2016). He is back to hosting a game show called Adi Mone Buzzer:Fastest Family First for which he was awarded the Kerala State Television Award 2016 for Best Anchor.
MukeshMalayalam film actor Mukesh hosted the game show Sell Me The Answer wherein the contestants needed to answer ten questions to win 10,000,000 rupees. If the participant doesn't know the answer, he can seek help from the audience, who in turn can sell the answer and earn money.
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