MasterChef India Season 7 Contestants; Judges List, Where to watch online?

MasterChef India Season 7: The Masterchef show pertaining to cooking and its relative craft is one of the most loved shows across the world. In 2010, the very first season of the show’s Indian franchise aired in the nation with Akshay Kumar, Kunal Kapur, and Ajay Chopra judging and hosting. The season gained intense popularity and many Indians participated. Finally, the show was won by a normal teacher, Pankaj Bhadouria and since then the craze and fandom of Masterchef India grew intensely. As we enter 2023, the show is all set to launch its seventh season.

This time, there are many changes that have been made to the judges, hosts, contestants, TV channels, and much more. You can check all the details that you need to know about MasterChef India Season 7, its contestants, judges, and streaming partner in the ensuing article.

MasterChef India Season 7
MasterChef India Season 7 Contestants, Judges, and More

MasterChef India Season 7

The MasterChef India franchise entered its seventh season in 2023. The very first episode titled, “India Ka Swad” aired on 2 January 2023. Many contestants participated and the final selection of the Top 16 candidates was declared on 6 January 2023 with people like Urmaila Baa, Avinash Patnaik, Santa Sharma, and more making the list. In the episode, “Hindustan Ke Haatho Ka Jaadu”, the 36 shortlisted contestants had to present their dishes to the three MasterChef Judges in order to get selected further in the Top 16 levels.

The three judges have finally taken a decision and announced a complete list of all the contestants who made it to the Top 16. All these participants will be competing in the show in order to win the title of MasterChef Season 7.

MasterChef Poster
MasterChef Poster

MasterChef India Season 7: Quick Details

Name of the ShowMasterChef India Season 7
Broadcasted BySony Tv
Streaming Partner SonyLiv Application
GenreCooking Competition
To Air From 2 January 2023
TimingsMonday to Friday
From 9 PM IST
Number of Finalised Contestants 16 out of 36
JudgesVikas Khanna
Ranveer Brar
Garima Arora
Total Episodes So Far5

Contestants of MasterChef 2023

A total of 36 contestants were finalised by the judges in order to have them compete further for the Top 16 positions. These 16 contenders will be finally finding each other at further levels to go through systematic and gradual tasks and eliminations. A stagewise competition will be conducted and we shall see participants being eliminated in various food-related challenges and tasks. One out of all the top 16 prospects who will be able to qualify in each level will be finally crowned with the title of MasterChef India Season 7.

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MasterChef India Season 7 Contestants
MasterChef India Season 7 Contestants

Check the list of all 36 contestants who were competing in order to finally enter the show as contenders and their present status in the competition:

Sr No.Contestant NameAgeHometownProfessionStatus
1.Avinash Patnaik32 yearsOdishaPhD StudentTop 16
2.Aruna Vijay36 yearsChennaiDigital CreatorTop 16
3.Urmila Baa78 yearsMumbaiYouTuberTop 16
4.Priyanka Biswas32 yearsKolkataCake ArtistTop 16
5.Santa Sharma34 yearsAssamHomemakerTop 16
6.Rakhi Ganeriwal31 yearsMumbaiEntrepreneurCompetition Level
7.PurnimaNot NotifiedNot NotifiedNot NotifiedCompetition Level
8.Rohan Agnani29 yearsMumbaiBakerCompetition Level
9.Nayanjyoti Saikia26 yearsAssamStudentTop 16
10.Priya Vijan26 yearsBangaloreEntrepreneurTop 16
11.Sakshi Tripathi19 yearsLucknowStudentCompetition Level
12.Ratika30 yearsKolkataDigital CreatorCompetition Level
13.Subhojit Sen28 yearsKolkataEngineerCompetition Level
14.Kamaldeep Kaur40 yearsLudhianaHomemakerTop 16
15.Dyuti Banerjee32 yearsKolkataProfessorTop 16
16.Vineet Yadav29 yearsLucknowMakeup ArtistTop 16
17.Dhananjay Kode30 yearsHimachal PradeshEntrepreneurCompetition Level
18.Amjad Lala52 yearsHyderabadEntrepreneurCompetition Level
19.ShambhoNot NotifiedNot NotifiedNot NotifiedCompetition Level
20.Nazia Sultana33 yearsGuwahatiHome ChefTop 16
21.Kanupriya Marwah30 yearsJaipurEntrepreneurCompetition Level
22.Brijesh Pandya29 yearsAhmedabadCake ArtistCompetition Level
23.Gurkirat Singh Grover24 yearsHaryanaLawyerTop 16
24.Arahant Jain30 yearsJaipurChefCompetition Level
25.MeghaNot NotifiedNot NotifiedNot NotifiedCompetition Level
26.Biswajit Moharathi29 yearsBhubaneswarChefCompetition Level
27.Sachin Khatwani22 yearsLucknowCloud Kitchen OwnerTop 16
28.Ekta Malik31 yearsJammuHome BakerCompetition Level
29.Suvarna Bagul41 yearsMumbaiHomemakerTop 16
30.Payal Kamat26 yearsNagpurHome ChefCompetition Level
31.Neelam Agarwal29 yearsSiliguriEntrepreneurCompetition Level
32.Deepa Chauhan52 yearsBangaloreEntrepreneurTop 16
33.Shishir Mehta31 yearsJaipurEntrepreneurCompetition Level
34.Yashu Verma28 yearsKolkataChefTop 16
35.Mohabbat Singh Cheema36 yearsPunjabOwnerCompetition Level
36.Chahat Gupta30 years JammuChefCompetition Level

MasterChef Judges and Host

There has been a history of impeccable judges coming up in the show and providing the best insights to the participants. Additionally, as per the format of the show, it is the judges who host the show. Initially in the first season, the former chef and a prominent Indian actor, Akshay Kumar was seen hosting and judging along with famous Indian Chefs, Kunal Kapur and Ajay Chopra. Further, legendary chefs such as Sanjeev Kapoor, Vikas Khanna, Vineet Bhatia, Ranveer Brar, and Zorawar Kalra joined the board in the subsequent seasons along with Ajay Chopra and Kunal Kapur.

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As per the rule of the show, every year, there are only three judges who come up and help India find another MasterChef. This year, MasterChef India has the following judges plus hosts in its seventh season:

Judges of MasterChef 2023
Judges of MasterChef 2023
  • Vikas Khanna: Having judged the show five times in the last six seasons, Vikas Khanna has become more of a permanent judge in MasterChef India now. The audiences love him for his genuinity and simplicity. He has always added exceptional value to the board of judges for his exemplary experience in the field. Additionally, now that the audiences in India have watched him judge on multiple occasions and in nearly all the seasons, he is also one of the most loved judges of the show. This shall be his sixth season as a judge in MasterChef India.
  • Ranveer Brar: One of the most popular Indian Chefs online and having judged MasterChef India two times previously, Chef Ranveer Brar shares a huge amount of following among enthusiasts of cooking. He is very fun onscreen and is deeply rooted in Indian tastes and particularities. His vision and perspective are highly valuable to the viewers who have thoroughly liked watching him in the fourth and sixth seasons. The audience is quite ecstatic to watch the Ranveer-Vikas duo back on screen educating about and enjoying various nuances of cooking.
  • Garima Arora: Garima has replaced Vineet Bhatia from Season 6 to judge season seven alongside Ranveer Brar and Vikas Khanna. Furthermore, she shall be the first female chef judge in the history of MasterChef India. She has been an exemplary female in the field for a very long time and was the very first Indian woman to have won Michelin Star in 2018. The audience are liking her presence on the show and the way she interacts with the contestants and offers her insights into the show is pleasing the viewers.

Where to watch MasterChef India Season 7?

The viewers must observe that 5 episodes have already been broadcasted of Season 7 of MasterChef India. The first episode was telecasted on 2 January 2023. Till now, the previous seasons of the MasterChef India shows were broadcasted on StarPlus. The previous editions of the franchise are available on Disney + Hotstar OTT platform. However, Sony TV has bought the broadcasting rights of the show for Season 7 and their relative OTT Application, SonyLiv App has bagged the streaming rights. Thus, enthusiastic viewers can watch the show from Monday through Friday at 9 pm IST on Sony TV or stream the latest episodes anytime and anywhere on the SonyLiv App.

A Still From The Show
A Still From The Show

The following episodes have been broadcasted so far on Sony TV and are available on the SonyLiv App to stream:

Episode NumberAired OnName of the Episode
1.2 January 2023, MondayIndia Ka Swad
2.3 January 2023, TuesdayHome Cooks Ka Passion
3.4 January 2023, WednesdayDil Ki Aawaz
4.5 January 2023, ThursdayPassion Se Pehchaan
5.6 January 2023, FridayHindustan Ke Haatho Ka Jaadu
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