Anamika Majumdar, a housewife and NGO worker from Jharkhand has become the first one-crore winner of the ninth season of actor Amitabh Bachchan’s TV show, Kaun Banega Crorepati.  A music lover, Anamika belongs to Jamshedpur and is married with two kids. Faith in India NGO, which is run by her is dedicated towards uplifting women in Jharkhand, especially in the rural areas for the last three years.

After she had won Rs1 crore, the 41-year-old was given the option to play the jackpot question for a chance to Rs 7 crore, but she decided to not take that risk.

“After I won Rs 50 lakh, I was taking a lot of time on every answer and I knew I wouldn’t get such a chance again. All my lifelines were over and I didn’t want to lose after reaching that point. I was confused in the final question, but the final decision of 2-3 seconds changed my life,” says Majumdar.

Kaun Banega Crorepati is an Indian television game show originally aired on STAR Plus. The show was commissioned by the programming team of Sameer Nair. It currently airs on Sony TV. Since 2010 Big Synergy has produced it. It is based on the United Kingdom game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

The host of the show is none other than Megastar Amitabh Bachchan. This is the 9th season of the reality show. The season introduced a 16 question format, where the first 10 questions are timed (45 seconds for the first five questions and 60 seconds for the following five questions). In order to play the 16th question, the contestant must give up all remaining lifelines and the right to walk away after answering the 10th question correctly.

The 50:50 lifeline replaced Double Dip and the Three Wise Men lifeline was replaced by the Plus One (from the United States version). Phone-a-Friend (now sponsored by Jio) introduced video calls. After the show started airing, there have been speculations about the registrations for the 9th season beginning again, given the fact that 19.8 million entries were received ever since the show was announced by Sony in 2017.

First Published | 2 October 2017 8:40 PM
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