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Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa
A BBC Production
Country of origin
No. of seasons
company(s) BBC Worldwide Productions India
Sony Entertainment Television India(2006-2011) Colors(2012-present)
480i ( SDTV),
7 September 2006 – Present
is a television reality show and the Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Indian version of BBC's . Strictly Come Dancing
Concept [ edit ]
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, celebrities perform various dances together with professional dance partners. The show's format is taken from the show on Strictly Come Dancing BBC One in the UK. The show is also pre-recorded, unlike [1 ] Strictly Come Dancing and other spin-offs. Of the spin offs, the [1 ] Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is the only one that uses recorded tracks rather than live music with an in-house band. [1 ]
The show is produced by
BBC Worldwide Productions in India. The winners have included Mona Singh, Prachi Desai, Baichung Bhutia, Gurmeet Choudhary and Drashti Dhami.
Season 1 [ edit ]
The first season of the show started on 8 September 2006 and ended 4 November.
Archana Puran Singh and Parmeet Sethi hosted the series. Shilpa Shetty, Farah Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali were the judges. Mona Singh and Toby were named the winners.
The other contestants, in order of elimination, were
Pooja Bedi, Rati Agnihotri, Sanjeev Kapoor, Akashdeep Saighal, Ajay Jadeja and Rhea, Mahesh Manjrekar and Sonia, Shweta Salve and Loungines.
Season 2 [ edit ]
The second season of the show started on September 28, 2007 and ended December 15, 2007.
Prachi Desai and Deepak Singh were named the winners.
It was hosted by
Mona Singh and Rohit Roy with the judging performed by Urmila Matondkar, Jeetendra and Shiamak Davar.
The contestants included, in order of elimination,
Aadesh Shrivastava and Tina Sachdev, Tapur Chatterjee and Feroz, Mini Mathur and Hemu, Cyrus Broacha Rozita Rajput, Sudha Chandran and Uma Shankar, Mika Singh and Tanushree, Ronit Roy and Nicole Alvares, Sonali Kulkarni and Toby Fernandes, Mir Ranjan Negi and Marischa Fernandes, Jay Bhanushali and Bindi Khare, Sandhya Mridul and Javed Sanadi.
Season 3 [ edit ]
The hosts of the show was
Shweta Tiwari, Rohit Roy and Shiv Pandit, with Saroj Khan, Vaibhavi Merchant and Juhi Chawla serving as judges.
The finale took place on May 31, 2009 and was won by
Baichung Bhutia with Sonia Zaffer.
Season 4 [ edit ]
The hosts for the fourth season were
Sumeet Raghavan and Mona Singh, with Remo D'souza, Madhuri Dixit and Malaika Arora Khan acting as judges.
The contestants were
Sushant Singh Rajput, Ankita Lokhande, Meiyang Chang, Krushna Abhishek, Ragini Khanna, Mahi Vij, Renuka Shahane, Anushka Manchanda, Yana Gupta, Shekhar Suman, Akhil Kumar. The winner was Meiyang Chang with his partner Marischa Fernandez. The runner ups were Sushant Singh Rajput and Yana Gupta.
Season 5 [ edit ]
The hosts for the fifth season were
Manish Paul and Ragini Khanna, with Remo D'souza, Madhuri Dixit and Karan Johar acting as judges.
The contestants were
Gurmeet Choudhary, Rashmi Desai, Pratyusha Banerjee, Karan Wahi, Darsheel Safary, Rithvik Dhanjani, Isha Sharvani, Sanath Jayasuriya, Sushil Kumar (reality show contestant), Archana Vijaya, Ravi Kishan, Shibani Dandekar, Bharti Singh, Giaa Manek, Jayati Bhatia, Talat Aziz. The winner was Gurmeet Choudhary and his partner Shampa.
Season 6 [ edit ]
The hosts of the show were
Kapil Sharma and Manish Paul, with Madhuri Dixit, Remo D'souza and Karan Johar serving as judges.
Vatsal Sheth was one of the wild card contestant.
The finale took place on September 14, 2013 and was won by
Drashti Dhami with Salman Yusuff Khan. [2 ]
Season 7 [ edit ]
Season 7 premiered on June 7, 2014. It is being hosted by
Ranvir Shorey and [3 ] Manish Paul.
Remo D'souza, Madhuri Dixit, Karan Johar are the judges. Maksim Chmerkovskiy was a guest judge for two weeks .The contestants are S. Sreesanth, Sophie Choudry, Purab Kohli, Karan Tacker, Mouni Roy, Kiku Sharda as Palak, Shakti Mohan, Sukhwinder Singh, Akshat Singh, Ashish Sharma and Pooja Bose. [4 ] Purab Kohli, VJ Andy, Kritika Kamra, Sukhwinder Singh & S. Sreesanth RJ Malishka, Tara Jean Popowich, Kushal Punjabi, Sophie Choudry, Kiku Sharda as Palak have been eliminated . RJ Malishka, Tara Jean Popowich & Kushal Punjabi are the wild card entries.
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa – Dancing with the Stars