11 March 2019
Mumbai: Punit J Pathak emerged as the winner of Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 9 on Sunday and took home the coveted trophy, prize money of Rs 20 lakh and a Maruti Swift car.
He had a tough competition from co-finalists Aditya Narayan and Riddhima Pandit, but finally emerged as the winner. The stunt required the three contestants to open a series of locks, jump off cars and finally fly on a helicopter.
The top five contestants in the grand finale episode also saw Shamita Shetty and Ally Goni, but both failed to make it to the finals.
Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar, known for performing daredevil stunts in several movies and shows, graced the final and was seen performing a stunt in the grand finale. Shankar Mahadevan, Neeti Mohan and Dilijit Dosanjh also made a special appearance to promote their singing reality show, “Rising Star” and even conducted a live audition.
Khatron Ke Khiladi- 9 aired on Colors TV from January 5, 2019 and was hosted by filmmaker Rohit Shetty. This season had a mixed bag of contestants- from ex-cricketer Sreesanth, Bollywood actor Shamita Shetty, TV personalities Bharti Singh, Vikas Gupta, Aly Goni, Riddhima Pandit, Harsh Limbachiyaa Zain Imam to choreographer Punit Pathak and singer-actor Aditya Narayan.
Khatron Ke Khiladi is the Indian version of a popular American show Fear Factor. The show was earlier hosted by Mukul Dev, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra and Arjun Kapoor. The last season was won by choreographer Shantanu Maheswari.