Survivor India

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Survivor India
Years2012 – present
Films and television
Television series
Produced byBanijay
Based onExpedition Robinson
No.of Versions2
No.of Seasons2
Original networkStar Plus
Zee Tamil
Official website

Survivor India is an Indian reality television game show franchise based on the Swedish show Expedition Robinson created in 1997 by Charlie Parsons. It is produced by Banijay India. Subsequently, the show was syndicated internationally and available through Zee5 OTT platforms. Survivor India was originally started in Hindi language in 2012 and it was later adapted by Tamil in 2021 after nearly 10 years later.[1][2]


There are two versions in production. It was first made in Hindi-language in 2012. In 2012, Star India got the rights for producing Survivor India in Hindi and debuted in Star Plus.[3] In 2021, it debuted in Tamil through Zee Tamil.[4]



Survivor India is a Hindi language adaption of the Swedish show Expedition Robinson. The first season of Survivor India was aired on StarPlus and hosted by Sameer Kochhar.


In early 2021, the show expanded into Tamil being the very first edition in south india and was telecast on Zee Tamil and hosted by Arjun Sarja.


  Currently airing – 0
  Upcoming for airing – 0
  Recently concluded – 1
  No longer airing – 1
Language Show Season/ Year Host Primary
Premiere Finale Days Survivors Prize Money Winner Runner Up
Survivor Hindi 1
Sameer Kochhar StarPlus N/A Caramoan, Philippines 6 January 2012 17 March 2012 50 24 1 crore (US$130,000) Raj Rani Jamnadas Majethia
Survivor Tamil 1
Arjun Sarja Zee Tamil Zee5 Zanzibar, Tanzania 12 September 2021 12 December 2021 91 18 1 crore (US$130,000) Vijayalakshmi Feroz Saran Shakthi

  Female Winners   Male Winners


Survivor India[edit]

Survivor India is the Hindi and the first version of the franchise. The first season was premiered in January 2012 on Star Plus and was hosted by Sameer Kochhar. The prize money for the winner was 1 crore (US$140,000) and the location of the island was in the Caramoan islands in Philippines. In the first season, field hockey player Raj Rani won the season while actor Jamnadas Majethia emerged as the runner up.[5][6]

Survivor Tamil[edit]

Survivor is the Tamil and the second version in the franchise. Banijay produced the show in 2021 with Arjun Sarja as the host on Zee Tamil.[7][8] The prize money for title winner was 1 crore (US$140,000) and the location os the island for the first season was in Zanzibar which is located in Tanzania. The first season was premiered in September 2021.[9] In season 1, actress Vijayalakshmi Feroz won the season while actor Saran Shakthi emerged as the runner up.[10]


  1. ^ "'Survivor' Returns To India After 10-Year Hiatus". 27 July 2021. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Banijay Asia Launches Survivor India Comeback". 27 July 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Survival of the fittest". The Indian Express. 30 December 2011.
  4. ^ "'Survivor' series Tamil version host,female,male contestants and premiere date revealed". 22 August 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Raj Rani is elated to win Survivor India". Archived from the original on 5 August 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Raja Rani wins Survivor India". Hindustan Times. 30 March 2012. Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Arjun to host the Tamil version of Survivor". Cinema Express. 13 August 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  8. ^ "Actor Arjun to host Zee Tamil's adventure-based reality show 'Survivor'". 10 August 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  9. ^ "Arjun Sarja's debut television show Survivor to premiere on September 12". 8 September 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  10. ^ "Vijayalakshmi wins first edition of Survivor Tamil". 13 December 2021. Retrieved 14 December 2021.