Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi is an Indian stunt/dare reality game show, based on the American program Fear Factor.[citation needed] The series was first launched as Fear Factor India on Sony TV in 2006 by the programming team of Tarun Katial and Anupama Mandloi where it received a great response from the viewers; however, the channel discontinued the series after one season. The channel gave up its rights to Colors TV and the series was relaunched as Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi on 21 July 2008.[1]


The first two seasons were hosted by Akshay Kumar.[2] He was replaced by Priyanka Chopra in the third season due to scheduling conflicts, but Kumar hosted the fourth season.[3] For the fifth and sixth seasons, Rohit Shetty replaced Kumar as he had family problems. Arjun Kapoor was chosen to be the host for the seventh season.[4] Shetty came back to host the eighth season of the show, but will not host the ninth because he is busy shooting his upcoming movie Simba.

Series details

Season Host Launch Finale Winner Runner-up Destination
1 Akshay Kumar 21 July 2008 (2008-07-21) 14 August 2008 (2008-08-14) Nethra Raghuraman Urvashi Sharma Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 7 September 2009 (2009-09-07) 1 October 2009 (2009-10-01) Anushka Manchanda Gurmeet Singh Rehala
3 Priyanka Chopra 6 September 2010 (2010-09-06) 30 September 2010 (2010-09-30) Shabbir Ahluwalia Madhurima Tuli Brazil
4 Akshay Kumar 3 June 2011 (2011-06-03) 23 July 2011 (2011-07-23) Aarti Chhabria Diandra Soares
5 Rohit Shetty 22 March 2014 (2014-03-22) 25 May 2014 (2014-05-25) Rajneesh Duggal[5] Nikitin Dheer
6 7 February 2015 (2015-02-07) 12 April 2015 (2015-04-12) Aashish Chaudhary Meiyang Chang
7 Arjun Kapoor 30 January 2016 (2016-01-30) 3 April 2016 (2016-04-03) Siddharth Shukla Mukti Mohan Argentina
8 Rohit Shetty 22 July 2017 (2017-07-22) 30 September 2017 (2017-09-30) Shantanu Maheshwari Hina Khan Spain

Season 1

The season was hosted by Akshay Kumar. The contestants were:

Season 2

The season was hosted by Akshay Kumar. The contestants were:

Season 3

The season was hosted by Priyanka Chopra. The contestants were:

Season 4

The season was hosted by Akshay Kumar. The contestants were:

Season 5

The season was hosted by Rohit Shetty. The contestants were:

Season 6

The season was hosted by Rohit Shetty. The contestants were:

Season 7

The season was hosted by Arjun Kapoor. The contestants were:

Season 8

The season was hosted by Rohit Shetty. The contestants were:

Season 9

Season 9 will be back in June/July 2018 this year. The host will be Rohit Shetty while these are the expected contestant list. They are:

See also


  1. Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi on Colors. (2 July 2008).
  2. Colors launches marketing campaign with Fear Factor promos. (12 June 2008).
  3. Aarti Chhabria wins Khatron Ke Khiladi 4 (11 May 2011).
  4. "Ajay Devgn replaces Akshay on 'Khatron Ke Khiladi'". The Times of India. 6 July 2012. 
  5. Have learnt to face my fears in 'Khatron Ke Khiladi': Rajniesh Duggall
  6. IANS. Aarti Chhabria is KKK4 Winner. CNN-IBN. Retrieved on 2011-08-04.
  7. Akshay Kumar on 'Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi Torchaar'. Dainik Bhaskar (2011-03-06).
  8. Akshay Makes Diandra Inscribe KKK4 On Her Scalp. NDTV (2011-05-24).[dead link]
  9. VJ Mia hopes to work in Bollywood. Times of India (2011-05-29).
  10. We all vied for Akshay's attention on 'Khatron': Smita Bansal. Indian Express (2011-05-27).
  11. Akshay helps Aashka Goradia to loosen up. Mid day (2011-01-06).
  12. Akshay's live stunt for 'Khatron Ke Khiladi'. Times of India (2011-03-06).
  13. VJ Bani in another reality show. Times of India (2011-07-04).
  14. I signed up four months ago: Akki. Hindustan Times (2011-05-22).
  15. Akshay performs live stunt to promote KKK-4. Times of India (2011-03-06).
  16. Let's get dangerous. Midday (2011-06-05).
  17. Sambhavna eliminated from 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' season 4. Sahara Samay (2011-03-06).
  18. Have learnt to face my fears in 'Khatron Ke Khiladi': Rajniesh Duggall
  19. PIX: Meet the contestants of Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 5
  20. 20.0 20.1 Gurmeet Choudhary, Debina Bonnerjee to compete on 'Khatron Ke Khiladi 5'
  21. ‘Fear Factor- Khatron Ke Khiladi’: Gauhar, Kushal, Ranvir Shorey, Mugdha Godse make it to Final List
  22. Ranvir Shorey, Rajniesh Duggall to be part of 'Khatron Ke Khiladi 5'
  23. Teejay Sidhu , Karanvir Bohra join 'Khatron Ke Khiladi 5'. IANS. Zee News (11 February 2014).
  24. Teejay, Karanvir join Khatron Ke Khiladi 5
  25. Ex Miss India UK Deana Uppal to contest in Khatron Ke Khiladi 5
  26. Is Ajaz Khan responsible? After Kushal's exit, Gauhar eliminated from Khatron Ke Khiladi 5
  27. Ajaz Khan enters Khatron Ke Khiladi
  28. Geeta Tandon on her journey from being a Bollywood stunt girl to ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’
  29. Daya eliminated from Khatron Ke Khiladi
  30. Ajaz Khan doesn't exist for me: Kushal Tandon
  31. Advertisement Behind the Scenes: Gauhar, Kushal, Mugdha Godse on the sets of Khatron Ke Khiladi 5
  32. Khatron Ke Khiladi was like roller-coaster ride for Rochelle Maria Rao
  33. Pooja Gor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 5 helped me overcome my fears

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