Salman, Kapil Sharma: Television's Top Anchors, 2013
Here's a look at the most popular TV show hosts of 2013.
The year 2013 played out in the most eventful manner on Indian television.
Amidst controversies, reality shows and the race for maximum TRPs, several show hosts made their presence felt with their charisma and popularity.
Take a look at Indian television's top anchors of 2013.
Salman Khan, in his inimitable style, returned as the host of Bigg Boss for its seventh season.
While he was embroiled in the show's many controversies during its run, his fans locked horns on social networking sites.
While he did hint, in one of the Bigg Boss 7 episodes, that he may not returns as the host again, reports suggest that he might host as well as produce the next season.
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Image: Pratyusha Banerjee, Salman Khan and Kamya Punjabi on Bigg Boss 7
Kaun Banega Crorepati largely owed its popularity to its charismatic and warm host, Amitabh Bachchan.
The man with the famous baritone has become the face of Indian television's biggest quiz show.
So much so, that contestants on the show seem to be happier meeting the acting legend than winning the prize money.
Image: Amitabh Bachchan
Karan Johar is often hailed as one of the most candid and entertaining anchors on the small screen.
His witty questions and deft handling of tricky situation on his chat show Koffee with Karan has won him many fans.
Salman Khan's revelations as the first guest of the show's latest season is something shocked viewers are still trying to digest.
Image: Karan Johar
One of the most in-demand stand-up comedians of present times, Kapil Sharma has won millions of hearts in a short period of time with his comic timing on Comedy Nights with Kapil.
He has played host to every star in Bollywood on his show too.
Kapil also co-hosted Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 6 with Manish Paul which was quite the laugh riot.
Image: Kapil Sharma
Manish Paul co-anchored the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa with comedian Kapil Sharma.
The duo's comic timing and chemistry was crackling and took the show to a whole new level of entertainment.
Manish's exemplary anchoring skills have also earned him several awards.
Image: Manish Paul
As the host of Crime Patrol, Anoop Soni comes across as well-balanced and realistic.
His appeal lies in the way he narrates the episodic criminal stories.
He also gets the point across at the end of each show.
Image: Anup Soni
Mandira Bedi’s ‘noodle-strap’ blouses on a cricket talk show she hosted a decade ago were a major talking point. Her clothes are noticed and talked about even today.
There are only a few female anchors in the business, and Mandira is one of the best.
Being a mother helped her when she anchored the children’s reality show Indian Idol Junior.
Her biggest strength is her ability to turn a sticky situation to her advantage.
Image: Mandira Bedi in Indian Idol Junior
Karan Wahi and Gautam Rode
Karan co-hosted Indian Idol Junior and was sporting enough to laugh at all the jokes directed at him.
Gautam Rode, who co-hosted Nach Baliye with Karan Wahi, was quite a hit too.
Their chemistry was so successful that they were roped in for the show's latest season as well.
Image: Gautam Rode and Karan Wahi
While many didn't like the format of The Bachelorette India, and thought that Mallika Sherawat’s attitude was make-believe, host Rohit Roy got the plaudits for being much more ‘real’.
Rohit was seen as a pillar of support and had a very important role in the dating game.
It was a big job interacting with the contenders and also handling drama queen Mallika.
Image: Rohit Roy The Bachelorette India
Karan did a fantastic job as host in all three seasons of the teenage crime show Gumrah.
The show presents crimes-related incidents involving young people.
Kundra is seen as a youth icon too.
Image: Karan Kundra
Rithivik Dhanjani hosted India’s Best Dramebaaz & Yeh Hai Aashiqui.
The 25-year-old former Jhalak contestant managed to attract audience to the show with his lover boy image.
He is known for his impromptu banter and the ability to pull off any hosting gig with aplomb.
Image: Rithivik Dhanjani