MasterChef India

MasterChef India is an Indian competitive cooking reality show based onMasterchef British Tv Series.[1] Produced by Endemol Shine, it premiered on 16 October 2010 on Star Plus.[2]

MasterChef India
Based onMasterChef Australia
StarringPankaj Bhadouria
Shipra Khanna
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes100+
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)Endemol Shine India
Original networkStar Plus
Original release16 October 2010 
Related showsJunior Masterchef Swaad Ke Ustaad


MasterChef India initial rounds consist of many contestants from across India individually auditioning by presenting a dish before the three judges to gain one of 50 semi-final places.

The semi-finalists then compete in several challenges which test their food knowledge and preparation skills. In Season 1 and 2, the top 50 competed until 12 were left, with the final 12 progressing to the main stage of the show. The winner competes for a prize that includes their own cookery show, the chance to have their own cookbook published, and 10,000,000 in cash.


Season Judges First Aired Last Aired Winner
1 Akshay Kumar
Kunal Kapur
Ajay Chopra
16 October 2010 25 December 2010 Pankaj Bhadouria
2 Vikas Khanna
Kunal Kapur
Ajay Chopra
22 October 2011 1 January 2012 Shipra Khanna
3 Vikas Khanna
Kunal Kapur
Sanjeev Kapoor
11 March 2013 9 June 2013 Ripu Daman Handa
4 Vikas Khanna
Sanjeev Kapoor
Ranveer Brar
26 January 2015 12 April 2015 Nikita Gandhi
5 Vikas Khanna
Kunal Kapur
Zorawar Kalra
1 October 2016 25 December 2016 Kirti Bhoutika
6 Vikas Khanna
Ranveer Brar
Vineet Bhatia
7 December 2019 TBA TBA

Season 1

MasterChef India 1 aired from 16 October 2010 to 25 December 2010 on Star Plus.[3] Hosted by Akshay Kumar, Kunal Kapur and Ajay Chopra, it was won by Pankaj Bhadouria.

Season 2

MasterChef India 2 aired from 22 October 2011 to 1 January 2012 on Star Plus. Hosted by Vikas Khanna, Kunal Kapur and Ajay Chopra, it was won by Shipra Khanna.[4] Nita Mehta also participated in the program.[5][6]

Season 3

MasterChef India 3 aired from 11 March 2013 to 9 June 2013 on Star Plus.[7] Hosted by Vikas Khanna, Kunal Kapur and Sanjeev Kapoor, it was won by Ripu Daman Handa.[7][8]

Season 4

MasterChef India 4 aired from 26 January 2015 to 12 April 2015 on Star Plus. For the first time in the history of MasterChef, a pure vegetarian format was introduced. Hosted by Sanjeev Kapoor, Vikas Khanna and Ranveer Brar, it was won by Nikita Gandhi.[9][10]

Season 5

MasterChef India 5 aired from 1 October 2016 to 25 December 2016 on Star Plus.[11] Hosted by Vikas Khanna, Kunal Kapur and Zorawar Kalra, it was won by Kirti Bhoutika.[12]

Season 6

MasterChef India 6 premiered on 7 December 2019 on Star Plus. It is judged by Vikas Khanna, Ranveer Brar and Vineet Bhatia.[13]

Junior MasterChef India

Junior MasterChef India aired from 17 August 2013 to 2 November 2013 on Star Plus. Titled Junior Masterchef Swaad Ke Ustaad, it was won by Sarthak Bhardwaj.


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