Dino James wins ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi 13’Arjit Taneja becomes 1st runner-up

Dino James emerged as the winner of Khatron Ke Khiladi 13 after a challenging three-month journey. He outperformed fellow contestants Arjit Taneja and Aishwarya Sharma to secure the coveted title, along with a cash prize of Rs 20 lakh and a car.

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The grand finale of the adventure reality show, hosted by Rohit Shetty, was a thrilling event, with this season’s participants coming together for a night of entertainment. Apart from showcasing the final task, some contestants also took the stage to perform dance numbers. Dino James, the ultimate victor, delivered an original rap song that recounted his journey on the show. His remarkable fearlessness, both in performing daring stunts and expressing his opinions, earned him accolades from the host and the audience.

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Reflecting on his triumph, Dino James expressed his gratitude in a statement, saying, “Khatron Ke Khiladi 13 came into my life as a blessing, and I am thankful for the incredible experience I had on this iconic show. I appreciate the recognition I received from Rohit sir and the chance to conquer my fears. I never thought I had the capacity to evolve into this better version of myself. The unexpected but precious friendships I formed on this show meant a lot to me. I dedicate my victory to my fans, who have been incredibly supportive, and I am deeply moved by the abundance of their love.”

Host Rohit Shetty shared his thoughts on the season, stating, “Every year, we channel our creative energies into crafting unprecedented and innovative challenges for our contestants, increasing the fear factor of the show. In this edition, every participant demonstrated courage in the most unexpected moments. Congratulations to Dino James for not only winning the trophy but also for capturing the hearts of the viewers. I believe he is the most genuine and fearless contestant we’ve had this season. The success of this edition wouldn’t have been possible without our dedicated fans and viewers. I thank them for their unwavering love and support.”

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In an earlier interview with indianexpress.com, Dino had revealed that he initially turned down the offer to participate in Khatron Ke Khiladi 13. He said, “When my team informed me about it, I immediately refused. However, many people around me suggested that it would be a show suited to my style. After some convincing from my team, I eventually agreed to participate.”

Dino also mentioned that he had never watched the show and had preconceived notions that it would be a ‘negative space.’ He believed reality shows would primarily involve conflicts and drama. However, upon his arrival, he quickly realized that it was a completely different experience. He described his journey on the show as amazing and admitted that he had made it seem more difficult in his mind than it actually was. He praised the welcoming nature of the team and the cast, highlighting that it was a seamless experience for him. Given his limited exposure to Indian television, he wasn’t sure what to expect, but he returned with wonderful memories and newfound friendships.

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In addition to Dino James, this season of Khatron Ke Khiladi featured a diverse cast of contestants, including Daisy Shah, Rohit Bose Roy, Anjum Fakih, Arjit Taneja, Anjali Anand, Ruhi Chaturvedi, Soundous Moufakir, Sheezan Khan, Aishwarya Sharma, Rashmeet Kaur, Nyrra Banerjee, and Archana Gautam. The show is set to be replaced by Bigg Boss 17 over the weekend.

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