Sunmeet Kaur Sawhney, a housewife from the state of Punjab in January 2013 emerged as the first woman to win 5 crore rupees on the TV game show Kaun Banega Crorepati 6 (KBC).
Sawhney who had studied till class XII only is a home tutor and she presently resides in the city of Mumbai. She used to give tuitions to young children in suburban Mumbai to add to the family income.
Sunmeet’s husband Manmeet is a small time actor who has appeared in about 150 commercials and Ram Gopal Varma’s Jungle.
The show featuring Sunmeet winning the game show will be aired on 12 January 2013.The show is hosted by Bollywood Actor Amitabh Bachchan and it features on Sony TV.
37 year old Sunmeet Kaur Sawhney plans to donate a part of the money for prayer rituals.
The other contestant who had won the amount of 5 crore rupees is Sushil Kumar a computer operator from Motihari district of Bihar. Sushil Kumar was a contestant in season 5 of KBC. He was the first participant in the history of KBC to claim the amount of 5 crore rupees.