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Name  Pankaj Bhadouria

Spouse  Charu Samarth
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Born  14 July 1971 (age 51) (1971-07-14) Lucknow, India
Occupation  Chef, Television Host, Culinary Academy, Restaurateur
Children  Siddhant Samarth, Sonalika Samarth
Parents  Priya Khanna, Vinod Khanna

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Pankaj Bhadouria is the winner of MasterChef India Season 1 (2010). She was a school teacher who quit a 16-year-old job to participate in the first season of MasterChef India. She has hosted the TV shows Chef Pankaj Ka Zayka (StarPlus), Kifayati Kitchen (Zee Khana Khazana), 3 Course with Pankaj (Zee Khana Khazana), Rasoi se- Pankaj Bhadouria ke Saath(ETV), Sales Ka Baazigar (ETV). She was the first MasterChef Winner worldwide to have an official MasterChef Cookbook in her name and has written two more cookery books Barbie- I am a Chef, and Chicken from my Kitchen (Bloomsbury Publishing)


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Early life

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Born on 14 July 1971 in New Delhi to Vinod Khanna and Priya Khanna, Pankaj is the elder of their two children with one younger brother. She lost her father at the age of 13 years and her mother when she was 22. She did her schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, New Delhi and finished her higher education in Lucknow. She did her Bachelors in English, Masters in English Literature from Lucknow University and then she also did her Bachelors in Education from Lucknow University to prepare herself for her chosen career. She is married to Charu Samarth and has two children, a daughter, Sonalika Bhadouria and a son, Siddhant Bhadouria.

Teaching career

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She started her career in 1994 at City Montessori School, Lucknow, teaching English to High School students. From 1996, she was promoted to teach English to the Senior Secondary classes. She went on to teach till she was forced to quit her job in 2010 to participate in MasterChef India Season 1.


Pankaj Bhadouria Journey in Master Chef India Images Recipe By

  • MasterChef India Season 1 -Star Plus (2010)
  • Chef Pankaj Ka Zayka - Star Plus (2011)
  • Rick Stein's India, Episode 6 -BBC2, TLC, Discovery (2012)
  • Sales Ka Baazigar- ETV (2013)
  • Kifayati Kitchen- Zee Khana Khazana(2014-2015)
  • Rasoi Se - Pankaj Bhadouria ke Saath ETV (2015)
  • 3 Course with Pankaj- Zee Khana Khazana (2015)
  • Just Like That - Living Foodz (2015)
  • Health In 100 - Living Foodz (2016)
  • Pankaj Bhadouria Culinary Academy

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    Pankaj started her culinary academy in Lucknow on 16 August 2012. It offers Professional Courses and Certificate Courses for amateur chefs. As she was a teacher before MasterChef, this academy is a success.


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    Pankaj's passion for cooking has made her a personality of choice for many a brand.

    Pankaj is a part of Microsoft Lumia 535 Digital Campaign where along with Kangana Ranaut and Saina Nehwal, she encourages people to follow their dreams in an inspiring film titled "Ashaiyen"

    Pankaj is also the face of the Brand Knorr- Cup a soup, Soups and Noodles and has shot an extensive TV Campaign and Print Campaigns for Knorr.

    She is also the Brand Ambassador for MasterChef Travels Cox and Kings Worldwide.

    She also endorsed Eastern Masalas, a leading Spice Brand in Southern India.

    She was also the face of Taaza Tea, HUL, activity- Huunar Apka, Pehchaan Hamaari, an effort to recognise the hidden talents in women from small towns in Uttar Pradesh.

    Pankaj Bhadouria is chosen by the Spanish Government as an Ambassador for the promotion of Olive Oil in India for the campaign called Olive Oil Revolution.

    Awards and recognition

  • MasterChef India Winner (Season 1)
  • Featured in the list of: 9 People Who Made It Big After Participating In Reality Shows -by Indiatimes
  • Rated as one of the few TV Chefs with a great deal of integrity for her thoughtful and meticulous recipes on TV shows - Indian Express
  • Co hosted the Knorr (brand) Master Class, with MasterChef Australia Judge Chef Gary Mehigan at the World on a Plate Food Festival, Banaglaore, June 2016
  • Winner of Outlook Social Media Award- OSM Kitchen King/Queen of the Year Award by Outlook Magazine, 2016
  • Speaker

    Pankaj has a number of times been invited as a speaker to many prestigious events

  • Key & Chief Speaker "CONNECXION 2016",IHMCT Dehradun
  • TEDx seminar IIT-BHU, Varanasi,
  • TEDx Indus Business Academy, Bangalore, in June 2012
  • Inspirit 2014, The Annual Conclave, NIT, Durgapur
  • International Youth Forum for Policy, Change and Development at Sharda University, New Delhi where she addressed students on 'Alternate Careers'.
  • 3rd Women Entrepreneurship Conference that was held in New Delhi in February 2013.
  • Franchisee India Meet 2013 to address a gathering from the entire food industry on the changing trends in the QSR menus.
  • Charity work

  • Training "Railway Children" in skill development -Bakery, in association with NGO - Ahsaas.
  • Cooking 3.0- A Fund Raising Cookery Workshop for Make A Difference at Radisson Blu, New Delhi
  • Created Lucknow’s Largest Community Kitchen for the Under Privileged Children on 14 August 2016 at the Pankaj Bhadouria Culinary Academy, Lucknow. The event was created in association with the Child’s Right Commission, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh.
  • References

    Pankaj Bhadouria Wikipedia