Top Indian Emcee's/Award Show Hosts

by Herag Halli | created - 01 Dec 2011 | updated - 26 Nov 2012 | Public

An Emcee should have a good personality with a sense of humor and wit, not serious looking or act serious, an ability and agility to ad-lib, a flair for frivolity and a gift for gab. Respected by their peers and longevity in their field.

They have to be bold and un-inhibited, can't be condescending or dominate or be biased towards fellow artists or be unfair to other actors or demeaning. Very few posess these traits.

They should not have a conflict of interest in promoting their own movies or songs of their films. An Emcee can make or break a show. The recent award shows with Priyanka Chopra with comedy sketches and parodies are funnier than any comedy movie.

1. Priyanka Chopra

Actress | Baywatch

Priyanka Chopra was born 18 July, 1982 in Jamshedpur, India, to the family of Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra, both Indian Army physicians. She had a very varied upbringing. She started her education at La Martinière Girls College in Lucknow as a resident student; a short stay at Maria ...

Brilliant, bold and un-inhibited. Just an amazing talent. She along with Akshay Kumar and Karan Johar make the best Emcee/Hosts of any award show. She has elevated the Emcee'ing into an Art Form

2. Akshay Kumar

Actor | Hera Pheri

Akshay Kumar, born September 9, 1967, is an actor. He studied martial arts in Hong Kong. It was a student that suggested that he try modeling. Because of his success as model, he was offered films. Along with his good looks and excellent martial art skills, he was always the first choice to do ...

Funny without trying to be funny and totally un-inhibited. Efffortless and genial to other actors.

3. Anil Kapoor

Actor | Slumdog Millionaire

Living in a Chawl in Tilak Nagar, Punjabi-speaking Anil was born in 1959 to Surinder and Nirmal aka Suchitra Kapoor. He has an elder brother, Boney, a sister, Reena, and a younger brother, Sanjay. His dad used to be Shammi Kapoor's Secretary.

A loner, without many friends, he studied in the nearby ...

He is relaxed and funny with comic timing to be a good Emcee/Host.

4. Shilpa Shetty

Actress | Phir Milenge

Among very few actresses, Shilpa Shetty was nominated for her first film Baazigar (1993). The following year she delivered another blockbuster hit Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994) where she starred with Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan. However, the proceeding years her movies failed to succeed at the ...

She has a calm and easy demeanor that makes her a good host.

5. Shekhar Suman

Actor | Heartless

Shekhar Suman was born on June 14, 1960 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is an actor and writer, known for Heartless (2014), Airport: Shaira & Me and Tridev (1989).

The Indian 'Johnny Carson' who can tell an one-liner better than any one. but he is blacklisted by the show Awards people, since the producers of these shows are obviously pimps to the three leading whore actors. One of these pimps was in a bed in pyjamas, doing an interview.

This scum from Filthystan, should never have been in a position to produce an award show. This also explains why the same monkeys are sitting in every award show including this ugly fat older scum who has a facial expression of smelling a gas leak and he looks arrogant and looks like he owns the industry and every other camera shot is focused on this blimp in kuttae in Kurtas. This scum should be seated at the feet of actresses away from the camera angle or let these scums clean the carpets.

This dog and other dogs including this kuttae brother trio who come to collect the ill gotten awards from the fellow kuttaes planted in the show Jury. He also bribes his fellow kuttaes so the award to this brother kuttae is pre fixed and acts surprised (good acting kuttae) These kuttaes should be made to sit on the carpet in the front, so they feel good and important and still away from the camera angle!

6. Ranbir Kapoor

Actor | Rockstar

Son of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh; nephew of actors Randhir Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor. Grandnephew of actors Shashi Kapoor, Jennifer Kendal, Shammi Kapoor, Geeta Bali; cousin of actresses Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor.

Belongs to the fourth generation of highly prestigious and considered ...

Better award show host than an actor. He is good side kick for SRK and other hosts.

7. Vishal Malhotra

Actor | Ishq Vishk

Vishal Malhotra was born on July 22, 1980 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is an actor, known for Ishq Vishk (2003), Jannat: In Search of Heaven... (2008) and Hip Hip Hurray (1999).

A good Red Carpet Host with Manish Paul, as in the 2012 Film Fare Awards.

8. Manish Paul

Actor | Mickey Virus

Manish Paul is an actor, known for Mickey Virus (2013), Ranbanka (2015) and Baa Baaa Black Sheep (2018). He has been married to Sanyukta Paul since 2007. They have one child.

A good Red Carpet Host with Vishal Malhotra, as in the 2012 Film Fare awards.

9. Karan Johar

Writer | Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...

A close friend of Shahrukh Khan, he assisted Yash Chopra's Yash Raj Films during the early days of of his career, making his directorial debut with the mega-hit Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). He also had a popular chat show named Koffee with Karan (2004) The success of "KKHH" made him one of the most ...

He is a good straight man to other co-hosts. Has the gift of gab and is a good actor on stage as in the Apsara awards. I guess he gets his talent from his father I.S. Johar, who used to do Q&A (now authored by Shatrugan Sinha) in Film Fare magazine in the '60s.