Masterchef India is back with the newest season. The past six seasons of the show have been immensely popular and this show has given a platform to people who love cooking and want to showcase their skills.
Masterchef India is the Hindi adaptation of Master Chef Australia. The show is produced by Endemol Shine and the first season of Master Chef India premiered on 16 October 2010 on Star Plus.
The first season of the show was judged by Akshay Kumar, Kunal Kapoor, and Ajay Chopra. Season 7 will be hosted by chefs Vikas Khanna, Ranveer Brar, and Garima Arora.
The Season 7 of Masterchef will air on Sony TV and will also be available online on SonyLIV. The show was announced on August 14 and it premiered on 2nd January, 2023.
The Michelin Star Chef Vikas Khanna is one of the biggest celebrity chefs in the world. The best thing about Vikas Khanna is his passion for food and how he promotes Indian culture.
Who is Vikas Khanna?
Chef Vikas Khanna is a Michelin star chef, restaurateur, cookbook writer, filmmaker, and humanitarian. Vikas Khanna was born on 14 November 1971 in Amritsar, Punjab to to Davinder and Bindu Khanna. Vikas was born with a leg deformity and he was not able to run till the age of 13.
According to Vikas Khanna, his inspiration for becoming a Chef was his Biji (Grandmother).
Vikas Khanna: Early Life & Educational Qualification
Chef Khanna did his schooling at St. Francis School, Amritsar. He graduated from Welcomgroup graduate school of hotel administration a constituent of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education in 1991.
Vikas also received an honorary doctorate at GD Goenka University as a recognition for his outstanding work in culinary art philanthropy, altruism, and humanitarianism and his global reach as a chef. He also studied at the Culinary Institute of America and New York University.
Vikas Khanna: Career
Vikas was inclined towards cooking and he started developing recipes from a young age. At the age of 17, he started Lawrence Gardens Banquets to host weddings and family functions. Before moving to America, worked for the Taj Hotels, Oberoi group, Welcome group, and Leela Group of Hotels.
Before joining Junoon (an upscale Indian restaurant) in New York, Khanna worked for Salaam Bombay and The Café at the Rubin Museum of Art. Khanna has worked with many well-known chefs such as Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
Vikas Khanna: Family
Chef Vikas Khanna’s father Davinder Khanna is no more but his mother Bindu Khanna stood beside his side. He also has an elder brother Nishant Khanna and a sister Radhika Khanna who is no more. Vikas Khanna’s sister lost her battle of life and left cause of organ failure in 2022.
Currently, Chef Vikas Khanna is not married nor does he have any kids. But he has a cute fur-baby named “Plum.”
Vikas Khanna: Net worth
Chef Khanna owns several restaurants and has invested in various startups, and considering the sources, his net worth could be anywhere between INR 80 and 120 crores.
Vikas Khanna : Television Show & Books
Apart from being a successful Chef, Vikas has also been a part of a variety of Television shows including Master Chef India, Twist of Taste on Fox Life, Kitchen Nightmares, Hell’s Kitchen, and The Martha Stewart Show.
So far Vikas Khanna has published 39 books and most of them are bestsellers. A few of the best books of Chef Vikas Khanna are Sacred Foods of India, Barefoot Empress, My First Kitchen, Mango Mia – Celebrating the tropical world of Mangoes, and several others.
Vikas Khanna: Awards & Recognitions
In his career Chef, Vikas Khanna has been awarded various prestigious awards including the James Beard Foundation Awards, Top 10 Chefs in the world by Deutsche Welle News, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctorate in literature, Rising Star Chef Award, GQ India Man of the year 2012, Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine in November 2011.
Vikas Khanna: Films
Not only a chef or an author, but Khanna is also a director and a producer. He has produced a documentary series named Holy Kitchens and Kitchens of Gratitude.
Chef Vikas made his directorial debut The Last Color is a film about the daily struggles for survival on the streets of the ancient city of Banaras, India.
Ans. Chef Vikas Khanna was born in Amritsar, Punjab.
Ans. Chef Vikas Khanna is 51-Years-old.
Ans. The Net-worth of Chef Vikas Khanna ranges between 80-120 crores.
Ans. Author Radhika Khanna was chef Vikas Khanna’s sister.
Ans. Kinara is the name of Vikas Khanna’s Restaurant in Dubai.