There was a time when television was overlooked but today, it is one of the most popular mediums of entertainment. TV reality shows are immensely popular among the viewers in the country. The interesting concepts, talented contestants and well-known judges keep us all hooked to such shows and the TRPs speak it all. Show makers profit so much from these shows and surely, the judges are paid whopping amounts. We thought of taking you through the fees popular judges of reality shows charge.
Let's begin with one of the most popular reality shows of the country, Indian Idol. Indian Idol is a singing reality show that started off back in the year 2004. Currently, the 11th season of the show is on and is being judged by Neha Kakkar, Vishal Dadlani, and Himesh Reshammiya. Neha Kakkar is being paid Rs 5 Lakh per episode reportedly. On the other hand, Vishal Dadlani and Himesh Reshammiya are charging Rs 4.5 Lakh and Rs 4 Lakh respectively. Earlier, Anu Malik was judging the show but was then replaced by Himesh Reshammiya after he was accused of sexual misconduct.
Super Dancer is a popular dance reality show for children between 4 years to 13 years. We saw the last season of the show last year. The show was judged by Geeta Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty, and Anurag Basu. Bollywood diva charged a whopping 14 crores for one season of the show. Geeta Kapoor and Anurag Basu charged Rs 5 crores and Rs 7 crores per season respectively. Geeta Kapoor will soon be seen judging India's Best Dancer with Terence Lewis and Malaika Arora.
India's Got Talent is another popular reality TV show where the contestants show their talent to the three judges and win their ticket to the finale. The last season of the popular show was judged by Karan Johar, Kirron Kher, and Malaika Arora.
According to reports, ace director, Karan Johar charged a whopping Rs 10 crores for one season. On the other hand, Malaika Arora charged Rs 1 Crore and Kirron Kher charged Rs 2 crore per season.
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Remo D'souza who has judged a couple of dancing shows like Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, Dance Plus charges Rs 2.5 Lakh per episode reportedly.
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Roadies is a youth based reality show which first stated in the year 2003. The show has given us some popular celebrities today including Rannvijay Singh, Ayushmann Khurana, and Prince Narula. Rannvijay Singh, Prince Narula, Nikhil Chinapa, Raftaar and Neha Dhupia who are now leading the show charge whopping amount to be on the show.
Rannvijay Singh is the highest paid leader or judge of the show, he takes home Rs 11 Lakh per episode. Neha Dhupia and Prince Narula are paid Rs 7 lakh per episode. Singer, Raftaar charges Rs 4.5 Lakh per episode. Nikhil Chinapa who is associated with the show for long now charges Rs 9 Lakh per episode.