It is said that when you have the dreams to do big and the wings to fly to reach your dreams and fulfil your passion, nobody can stop you. This is exactly proved by Mrs. Anamika Majumdar, a housewife and a social worker from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. On October 3, 2017, she became the first winner of Rs. 1 crore in the ninth and the current season of the popular TV show Kaun Banega Crorepati.
Anamika was very practical and was very steady in her approach to give her answers in the quiz show. In the 1 crore question, she was left with no lifelines but even then she chose the correct answer after reasoning with all the options. Her confidence, risk taking attitude and practical approach impressed even Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, the host of the show. She also made to the jackpot question of Rs. 7 crore but decided to quit as she didn’t knew the answer, which made it clear that she was not carried away by greed. Forty one years of age, married with two kids, a son and a daughter, she played the game with confidence. Her knowledge and reasoning skills made her win the game.
Let us now know more about Mrs. Anamika Majumdar
She is just one among the many women in India: a mother, a wife and a homemaker. She is also a social worker who runs an NGO of her own by the name of “Faith in India”. Her NGO does charity works to help under-privileged children and uplifting of women in Jharkand. She is a commerce graduate and was forced into marriage by her parents though she had dreams of doing big for herself. Her husband is 10 years older to her and never appreciated her spending too much time on social works and neglecting her children. But it was her passion to help the poor and her passion was her life. She has been doing her duties as a mother and a wife diligently but at the same time continues with her social services, which gives her solace and mental peace.
What made her participate in the show?
Since her NGO does not have much funds and she always have the desire to help the poor and downtrodden in the society, this became her motivation to participate in the show.
How did she prepare for the show?
Anamika said that for two weeks before the show, she prepared a lot reading various quiz books. However, she was always fond of watching quiz shows on television. With her 2 children growing up, though she didn’t get much time to watch TV, she used to read about current affairs and general news a lot which help her a lot in the game. She also said that she was lucky enough to get questions pertaining to the areas which she had studied.
How will she spent the prize money?
She said that with her prize money, she will now be able to contribute more for her NGO and work towards uplifting the women of her locality and help the poor children. Though like every other normal woman, she was initially been tempted to use her money immediately but she prevented herself from doing it. She will come up with the best possible way to utilize her money in a good way. Infact, she was also advised by Mr. Bachchan to use this huge amount wisely and not take any hasty decision.
Anamika Majumdar also said that she wanted to dedicate her win of Kaun Banega Crorepati to her “peepal tree” with whom she used to have a telepathic conversation every day. She considered her peepal tree as her best friend and her constant support all these years.
We the team of GharSeNaukri congratulate Mrs. Anamika Majumdar and wish her all luck and success in her life. This story should also be an eye opener for thousands of Indian women not to let go off their passions and dream big for their lives.