Prem Kumar is a character in Slumdog Millionaire. In the film, he is the host of the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.

During a commercial break for one of the questions, he tries to trick Jamal into giving an incorrect answer, but Jamal ignores his advice and goes for the correct one.


  • Originally, Danny Boyle wanted Shahrukh Khan, who had hosted the actual show for one season, to play the role of the Millionaire host in the movie, but Khan turned the role down. Despite the film's success, he does not regret his decision.
  • In the Russian dub of the film, Kumar was voiced by Dmitry Dibrov, the host of Kto khochet stat' millionerom?, the Russian version of Millionaire.

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