Kaun Banega Crorepati is an Indian television game show originally aired on Star Plus commissioned by the programming team of Sameer Nair.
While based on the UK game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, KBC intersperses the playing of the game with Bollywood style musical numbers and other entertainment.
Director Danny Boyle’s 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire was based on the show, and featured the show’s host, actor Amitabh Bachchan in a cameo appearance. The show’s host, based loosely on Bachchan, was portrayed by Anil Kapoor. Kapoor himself has appeared on a celebrity version of the show.
Three years after the film’s release, a contestant named Sushil Kumar became the show’s first million-dollar winner.