What was 'KBC 11's first crorepati Sanoj Raj's winning secret?Last updated on Sep 14, 2019, 02:28 pm
Sanoj Raj, an IAS aspirant from Bihar, created history as he became the first crorepati of Kaun Banega Crorepati 11.
The 25-year-old left the audience and host Amitabh Bachchan impressed with his soft-spoken nature and excellent knowledge.
Undoubtedly, it was a dream come true moment for Sanoj. But do you know how he won the game? What's his secret mantra?
Preparing for civil services helped Saroj win big on 'KBC11'
During his recent interview, the former engineer revealed that it was his preparations for the civil services exam that helped him win big on the show.
"I was studying for civil services, so I didn't do any extra preparation," he added.
Excited about becoming the first crorepati of the season, Sanoj said that he was trying for KBC for around six years.
It has been a long journey, says the IAS aspirant
"When I would correctly answer questions asked on the show, I would calculate that I could have won so much money (laughs). That's how I decided to try my luck as soon as I turned 18. It has been a long journey," said Sanoj.
"Was a dream to even see him from a distance"
Ask him about his special moments from KBC11 and Sanoj can't stop gushing about meeting Big B.
Calling himself a fan of the veteran actor, Sanoj said that he always idolized Bachchan.
"It was a dream to even see him from a distance. So you can imagine how I felt sitting opposite him on the hot seat. It was a special moment," he emphasized.
"All the love and appreciation is very heartwarming"
As of now, Sanoj is enjoying his moment of success and the fanfare that came along.
"Every kid in my district is overjoyed. All the love and appreciation is very heartwarming," he asserted.
And he has already decided what he will do with the winning amount.
"I will hand it over to my father. He will plan it best," Sanoj said.
I will be satisfied after cracking civil services exam: Sanoj
For now, Sanoj is looking forward to clearing the civil services exams.
Explaining his plans, the ex-TCS employee said that while he's overjoyed with his achievement, he'll be satisfied only after becoming an IAS.
"I'm prepping for civil services presently. Once I manage to crack the exams and make a career in that space, I feel I would be satisfied in life," he concluded.