Rupak Mann, a 34-year-old woman from Birmingham currently training to be a life coach, has won Channel 4's TV talent show Bollywood Star.
Mann wins a role in a forthcoming Bollywood movie
Her prize for beating three other finalists is a part in a Bollywood movie, directed by Mahesh Bhatt.
Mann was one of six contestants who were taken to India to audition before a panel of judges and a live audience.
Those six were whittled down to four for Tuesday's final programme, which was watched by 1.8m viewers.
The final show saw the finalists take part in a stunt lesson with expert Mahendra Verma and receive fashion advice from Bollywood stylist Manish Maholtra.
Viewers also saw the contestants come face-to-face with Pooja Bhatt, former Bollywood heroine turned director and the daughter of Mahesh Bhatt.
In the end Mann was chosen ahead of 25-year-old TV presenter Sofia Hayat, 23-year-old drama student Heidi Mumford, and 27-year-old Ricky Virdee, who works on the Heathrow Express.
Of the three Virdee was the most experienced, having landed a role in the 2001 Bollywood film Dillagi.
One contestant claimed her rejection was due to her skin colour
Mann has said her preferred film part would be a
"murderous psycho" in an action film.
"I love the energy and passion of Bollywood films," she said. "They're so dramatic as well.
"I can really lose myself in them - it's pure escapism."
The programme was embroiled in controversy earlier this week when an unsuccessful finalist claimed she had been rejected on account of her skin colour.
Rivona Essop, 23, told a South African Sunday newspaper that judges had told her she was "too dark".
But a judge on the show said Essop did not make it into the final four because "her acting was not good enough".