A Hot Seat, an amazing host, the most intelligent computer ji and more intelligent contestants. Yeah, that’s KBC we are talking about. Its been fourteen years, this show has changed the way we look at a television program. Contestants comes with many goals and aims, being so into problems and the KBC have seen heart wrenching stories.
It was first telecasted in the year 2000, with Amitabh Bachhan as it’s host. People loved both the show and Amitabh then. And soon it became a very big show in television. All the audience used to sit in front of the small screen and answer the questions that were asked big b. The show offers a total prize money of 1 crore rupees to the winning contestants. The show has changed the lives of the winners forever.
Everyone one of us had the dream of sitting in the hot seat at least for a while. But personally, never have the courage to dial up the numbers and send the answer. We all remember the first and foremost winner of KBC. He is none other than Harshvardhan Nawathe a 27-year-old aspirant from Mumbai. KBC made him an overnight star. He won the prize money the year 2000, and then his life changed forever. He always says that he was never dreaming of even participating in a show like KBC.
Well, here is what he is doing now.
Harshvardhan’s father was in IPS and Harshvardhan himself is preparing for the civil services at the time, when he appeared in the show in 2000. In fact, he is the first ever participant to win a dazzling amount from TV at the age of 27. He, at once made the world towards India at that time.
In some of the recent interviews he exposed his life after KBC. He said “Can you believe it, I was given police protection, was being mobbed on the road and people would just run over me for the autographs. It was a big-time party for me. I started meeting a lot of big people and started socializing. I had lived a life of a superstar for a year. But yes, this stardom came with a limited life shelf”
Recalling the moments, he said that he has got a lot of name and fame, because, of which he couldn’t take his civil exams and added, “I lost my focus and didn’t take the civil services’ exam. After getting so much of fame and it was time for me to return to regular life. It took efforts, but I managed to balance it.”
Harshvardhan said that he used the prize money for his education and for further in doing an MBA from a university in Edinburgh, in UK. He brought a car and a house in Mumbai with the prize money. He is now married to Sarika Nawathe and he is a father of two children. He worked for Mahindra & Mahindra, currently working in a Dutch based recruitment company as a non-executive director and is living a regular corporate life.