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Dance India Dance
DanceIndiaDance.jpg
Series logo for the first five seasons[note 1]
Also known as DID
Genre Reality
Created by UTV Software Communications
Presented by
Judges
Opening theme "India, Dance India Dance"
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 203
Production
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 1 hour
Production company(s) Essel Vision Productions
Frames Production
Release
Original network Zee TV
Picture format 480p (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original release 30 January 2009 (2009-01-30) – 18 February 2018 (2018-02-18)
Chronology
Related shows
External links
Website

Dance India Dance (also called by the acronym DID; tagline:Dance Ka Asli ID D.I.D.) is an Indian dance competition reality television series that airs on Zee TV, created by UTV Software Communications & produced by Essel Vision Productions. It premiered on 30 January 2009. Every season of the series is judged by 3 Indian choreographers with famous Indian film actor Mithun Chakraborty, where he has been judging as the head judge. Here the judges are called Masters and Mithun Chakraborty is called Grand Master.

The show features a format where dancers from a variety of styles enter open auditions held in Indian metropolitan cities to showcase their unique style and talents and, if allowed to move forward, are then put through mega-audition rounds of auditions to test their ability to adapt to different styles. At the end of mega audition, the top 18 dancers are chosen as finalists who move on to compete in the competition's main phase where they will perform solo, duet and group dance numbers in a variety of styles in competition for the votes of the broadcast viewing audience which, combined with the input of a panel of judges, determine which dancers will advance to the next stage from week to week.[1]

The show features a variety of Indian cultural and international dance styles ranging across a broad spectrum of classical, Contemporary, Bollywood, Hip-hop, Jazz, Kalaripayattu, Salsa, and Musical theatre styles, amongst others, with many subgenres within these categories represented. Competitors attempt to master these styles in an attempt to survive successive weeks of elimination and win a cash prize and often other awards, as well as the title of India's Best Dancer. The show is choreographed by Indian choreographers, such as Mudassar Khan, Marzi Pestonji and Mini Pradhan. The show has won several television awards for Most Popular Dance Reality Show.[2]

Format[edit]

Selection process[edit]

The selection process can be further broken down into two distinct stages: the Open Auditions and a second phase referred to as the Mega Auditions.

The Open Auditions take place in 5–6 major Indian cities and are typically open to anyone aged 15–30 at the time of their audition. The cities in which auditions are held varies from season to season but some, such as New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata have featured in almost every season. During this stage, dancers perform a brief routine (typically individually) before three masters. The masters will then make an on-the-spot decision as to whether the dancer demonstrated enough ability.[3] If the dancer impressed the masters with his/her dancing abilities, masters will award a Hat called Taqdeer Ki Topi (Hat of Destiny), moving them instantly one step forward in the competition.[4]

The second stage of the selection process, the Mega Auditions, is a several-day-long process in which the 100 hopefuls are tested for overall well-rounded dance ability, stamina, and their ability to perform under pressure. The dancers are put through a battery of rounds which test their ability to pick up various dance styles (typically some of the more well-represented genres that will later be prominent in the competition phase, such as Hip hop, Bollywood, Jazz, Bharat Natyam, Kathak, Mohiniyattam, Odissi and Contemporary). At the end of this process, only the top 36 competitors will be chosen. The top 36 are then again asked to give solo performances, after which 18 are chosen in the final auditions. Then, those top 18 get divided into 3 teams which are named according to the 3 masters of the show such as, Mudassar Ki Mandali, Marzi Ke Mastane and Mini Ke Masterblasters. Each team containing 6 dancers then competes in the show, learning new skills throughout the journey.[5]

Judges[edit]

Grand Master Mithun Chakraborty has been being the head judge of the series. When any contestant performs an extra-ordinary performance, Grand Master gives him/her a salute. It's called Grand Salute and it is the highest respect for any contestant here. Every season, 3 Indian choreographers (who are called Masters) choreograph the contestants and judge them too with Grand Master. First three seasons was judged by 3 regular judges Master Geeta Kapoor, Master Terence Lewis & Master Remo D'Souza with Grand Master. Then the judges were changed season by season from season 4. When any contestant performs a perfect act, the judges give him/her a special speech which is as respect for the contestant.

List of the judges:

Rank Name Team Duration Seasons Special speech Best
achievement
Grand Master
(head judge)
Mithun Chakraborty - 2009-18 All[note 2] Kya baat, kya baat, kya baat. -
Master
(judge)
Geeta Kapoor Geeta Ki Gang 2009-12 1, 2, 3 Stupendo-fantabulous fantastical. 1st in season 3
Terence Lewis Terence Ki Toli Chummeshwari performance. 1st in season 2
Remo D'Souza Remo Ke Rangeelay That's what I call a performance. 1st in season 1
Mudassar Khan Mudassar Ki Mandali 2013-18 4, 5, 6 Chik chik boom fire. 1st in season 4
Feroz Khan Feroz Ki Fauz 2013-14 4 Ferocious performance. 3rd in season 4
Shruti Merchant Shruti Ke Shandar Jumbari jiri jiri jam jatak performance. 2nd in season 4
Punit Pathak Punit Ke Panthers 2015 5 Chamu performance. 1st in season 5
Gaiti Siddiqui Gaiti Ke Gangsters K.I.L.L.E.R performance. 2nd in season 5
Marzi Pestonji Marzi Ke Mastane 2017-18 6 N/A[note 3] 2nd in season 6
Mini Pradhan Mini Ke Masterblasters Tod diya, phod diya.[note 4] 1st in season 6

Season details[edit]

Series table:

Season Duration No. of
weeks
No. of
episodes
Finalists Presenters
Winner Runner-up Third place Fourth place Fifth place Male Female
1 30 January -
30 May 2009
18 35 Salman Khan Alisha Singh Siddhesh Pai Jai Kumar Nair N/A[note 5] Jay Bhanushali Saumya Tandon
2 18 December 2009 -
23 April 2010
19 37 Shakti Mohan Dharmesh Yelande Punit Pathak Binny Sharma
3 24 December 2011 -
21 April 2012
18 35 Rajasmita Kar Pradeep Gurung Raghav Juyal Sanam Johar Mohena Singh
4 26 October 2013 -
22 February 2014
18 34 Shyam Yadav Manan Sachdeva Biki Das Sumedh Mudgalkar N/A[note 5] Ishita Sharma
5 27 June -
10 October 2015
16 31 Proneeta Swargiary Nirmal Tamang Sahil Adanaya Kaushik Mandal Ashish Vashistha N/A[note 6]
6 4 November 2017 -
18 February 2018
16 31 Sanket Gaonkar Sachin Sharma Piyush Gurbhele Nainika Anasuru Shivam Wankhede Sahil Khattar Amruta Khanvilkar

Season 1[edit]

Dance India Dance
Season 1
Broadcast from 30 January (2009-01-30) – 30 May 2009 (2009-05-30)
Judges Mithun Chakraborty (head judge)
Geeta Kapoor
Terence Lewis
Remo D'Souza
Host(s) Jay Bhanushali
Saumya Tandon
Broadcaster Zee TV
No. of episodes 35
Winner
Salman Khan
Origin Mumbai
Runner-up
Alisha Singh
Chronology

First season was started on 30 January 2009. This season was hosted by Jay Bhanushali and Saumya Tandon. The grand finale was aired on 30 May 2009 and winner was Salman Yusuff Khan.

Masters:

Top 12 Contestants:

Remo Ke Rangeelay:

  • Salman Yusuff Khan
  • Prince R. Gupta
  • Khushboo Purohit
  • Mangesh Mondal
  • Bhavana Purohit
  • Rakhee Sharma

Terence Ki Toli:

  • Alisha Singh
  • Jai Kumar Nair
  • Mayuresh Wadkar
  • Vrushali Chavan

Geeta Ki Gang:

  • Siddhesh Pai
  • Sunita Gogoi

Finalists:

  1. Salman Yusuff Khan (from Remo Ke Rangeelay) was the winner.
  2. Alisha Singh (from Terence Ki Toli) was 1st runner-up.
  3. Siddhesh Pai (from Geeta Ki Gang) was 2nd runner-up.
  4. Jai Kumar Nair (from Terence Ki Toli) was 3rd runner-up.

Season 2[edit]

Dance India Dance
Season 2
Broadcast from 18 December 2009 (2009-12-18) – 23 April 2010 (2010-04-23)
Judges Mithun Chakraborty (head judge)
Geeta Kapoor
Terence Lewis
Remo D'Souza
Host(s) Jay Bhanushali
Saumya Tandon
Broadcaster Zee TV
No. of episodes 37
Website "Dance India Dance Season 2". 
Winner
Shakti Mohan
Origin Mumbai
Runner-up
Dharmesh Yelande
Chronology

Second season was started on 18 December 2009. This season was also hosted by Jay Bhanushali and Saumya Tandon. The grand finale was aired on 23 April 2010 and winner was Shakti Mohan.[6]

Masters:

Top 12 Contestants:

Remo Ke Rangeelay:

  • Punit Pathak
  • Saajan Singh
  • Nikkitasha Marwaha
  • Shashank Dogra

Terence Ki Toli:

Geeta Ki Gang:

Finalists:

  1. Shakti Mohan (from Terence Ki Toli) was the winner.
  2. Dharmesh Yelande (from Geeta Ki Gang) was 1st runner-up.
  3. Punit Pathak (from Remo Ke Rangeelay) was 2nd runner-up.
  4. Binny Sharma (from Geeta Ki Gang) was 3rd runner-up.

Season 3[edit]

Dance India Dance
Season 3
Broadcast from 24 December 2011 (2011-12-24) – 21 April 2012 (2012-04-21)
Judges Mithun Chakraborty (head judge)
Geeta Kapoor
Terence Lewis
Remo D'Souza
Host(s) Jay Bhanushali
Saumya Tandon
Broadcaster Zee TV
No. of episodes 35
Website "Dance India Dance Season 3". 
Winner
Rajasmita Kar
Origin Bhubaneswar
Runner-up
Pradeep Gurung
Chronology

Third season was started on 24 December 2011. This season was also hosted by Jay Bhanushali and Saumya Tandon. The grand finale was aired on 21 April 2012 and winner was Rajasmita Kar.[7]

Masters:

Top 13 Contestants:

Remo Ke Rangeelay:

  • Sanam Johar
  • Mohena Singh
  • Vaibhav Ghuge

Terence Ki Toli:

  • Pradeep Gurung
  • Raghav Juyal
  • Neerav Balvecha
  • Sneha Gupta
  • Piyali Saha
  • Varoon

Geeta Ki Gang:

Finalists:

  1. Rajasmita Kar (from Geeta Ki Gang) was the winner.
  2. Pradeep Gurung (from Terence Ki Toli) was 1st runner-up.
  3. Raghav Juyal (from Terence Ki Toli) was 2nd runner-up.
  4. Sanam Johar (from Remo Ke Rangeelay) was 3rd runner-up.
  5. Mohena Singh (from Remo Ke Rangeelay) was 4th runner-up.

Season 4[edit]

Dance India Dance
Season 4
Broadcast from 26 October 2013 (2013-10-26) – 22 February 2014 (2014-02-22)
Host(s) Jay Bhanushali
Ishita Sharma
Broadcaster Zee TV
No. of episodes 34
Website "Dance India Dance Season 4". 
Winner
Shyam Yadav
Origin Mumbai
Runner-up
Manan Sachdeva
Chronology

Fourth season was started on 26 October 2013. This season was hosted by Jay Bhanushali and Ishita Sharma. The grand finale was aired on 22 February 2014 and winner was Shyam Yadav.[8]

Masters:

Top 10 Contestants:

Mudassar Ki Mandali:

Shruti Ke Shandar:

  • Manan Sachdeva
  • Sumedh Mudgalkar
  • Shrishti Jain
  • Suniketa Bore

Feroz Ki Fauj:

  • Biki Das
  • Arundhati Garnaik
  • Ashutosh Pawar

Finalists:

  1. Shyam Yadav (from Mudassar Ki Mandali) was the winner.
  2. Manan Sachdeva (from Shruti Ke Shandar) was 1st runner-up.
  3. Biki Das (from Firoz Ki Fauj) was 2nd runner-up.
  4. Sumedh Mudgalkar (from Shruti Ke Shandar) was 3rd runner-up.

Season 5[edit]

Dance India Dance
Season 5
Broadcast from 27 June (2015-06-27) – 10 October 2015 (2015-10-10)
Judges Mithun Chakraborty (head judge)
Mudassar Khan
Punit Pathak
Gaiti Siddiqui
Host(s) Jay Bhanushali
Broadcaster Zee TV
No. of episodes 31
Website "Dance India Dance Season 5". 
Winner
Proneeta Swargiary
Origin Delhi
Runner-up
Nirmal Tamang
Chronology

Fifth season was started on 27 June 2015. This season was hosted by Jay Bhanushali. The grand finale was aired on 10 October 2015 and winner was Proneeta Swargiary.[9]

Masters:

Top 11 Contestants:

Mudassar Ki Mandali:

  • Kaushik Mandal
  • Saddam Hussain Sheikh
  • Anuradha Iyengar
  • Vicky Alhat

Punit Ke Panthers:

Gaiti Ke Gangsters:

  • Nirmal Tamang
  • Sahil Adanaya
  • Anila Rajan

Finalists:

  1. Proneeta Swargiary (from Punit Ke Panthers) was the winner.
  2. Nirmal Tamang (from Gaiti Ke Gangsters) was 1st runner-up.
  3. Sahil Adanaya (from Gaiti Ke Gangsters) was 2nd runner-up.
  4. Kaushik Mandal (from Mudassar Ki Mandali) was 3rd runner-up.
  5. Ashish Vashistha (from Punit Ke Panthers) was 4th runner-up.

Season 6[edit]

Dance India Dance
Season 6
Broadcast from 4 November 2017 (2017-11-04) – 18 February 2018 (2018-02-18)
Judges Mithun Chakraborty (head judge)
Mudassar Khan
Marzi Pestonji
Mini Pradhan
Host(s) Amruta Khanvilkar
Sahil Khattar
Broadcaster Zee TV
No. of episodes 31
Website "Dance India Dance - 2017". 
Winner
Sanket Gaonkar
Origin Ankola
Runner-up
Sachin Sharma
Chronology

Sixth season is being aired from 4 November 2017. This season is being hosted by Amruta Khanvilkar and Sahil Khattar.[10]

Masters:

Top Contestants:

Mudassar Ki Mandali:

  • Shivam Wankhede (Jalgaon)
  • Paramdeep Singh (Eliminated)
  • Alphons Chetty (Eliminated)
  • Daphisha Kharbani (Eliminated)
  • Ria Chatterjee (Eliminated)
  • Deepak (Eliminated)

Marzi Ke Mastane:

  • Sachin Sharma (Faridabad)
  • Kalpita Kachroo (Eliminated)
  • punyakar upadhyay (Eliminated)
  • shwetha warrier (Eliminated)
  • shweta sharda (Eliminated)
  • Rahul Burman (Eliminated)

Mini Ke Masterblasters:

  • Sanket Gaonkar (Ankola)
  • Piyush Gurbhele (Nagpur)
  • Nainika Anasuru (Jharsuguda) (Odisha) (Wildcard Entry)
  • Sujan Marpa (Eliminated)
  • Deepak Hulsure (Wildcard Entry) (Eliminated)
  • Sonal Vichare (Eliminated)
  • Mitesh Roy (Eliminated)
  • Sarang Roy (Eliminated)

Top 5 Finalists:

Sanket Gaonkar (from Mini Ke Masterblasters) is the winner

Sachin Sharma (from Marzi Ke Mastane) is first runner up

Piyush Gurbhele (from Mini Ke Masterblasters) is second runner up

Nainika Anasuru (from Mini Ke Masterblasters) is third runner up

Shivam Wankhede (from Mudassar Ki Mandali) is fourth runner up

Spin-offs[edit]

Li'l Masters[edit]

Dance India Dance Li'l Masters
Also known as DID Li'l Masters
Genre Reality
Presented by
Judges
Opening theme "D.I.D. Little Masters"
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of seasons 4
Production
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 1 hour
Release
Original network Zee TV
Original release 30 April 2010 (2010-04-30) – present
External links
Website

The first season of DID L'il Masters was judged by Farah Khan and Sandip Soparrkar. The four skippers and their teams were: Dharmesh ke Dhinchak, Jai ke Jhatang-Fatang, Vrushali ke Dhum-Dhadake and Amrita ke Aflatoon. Jeetumoni Kalita from Dharmesh ke Dhinchak was declared winner of the first season of Dance India Dance L'il Masters. Atul Banmoria was the 1st runner-up and Vaishnavi Patil was the 2nd runner-up , Sonik Chauhan from Delhi got the best performer award from Finalist and Tiyash Saha (Wild Card Entry) from Kolkata (Neerav ke Rockstars) got the 5th position and most entertaining participant of the Season , Ritika and Pallavi got 6th position.

DID L'il Masters 2 was judged by Master Geeta and Master Marzi. The four skippers and their teams were Prince ke Paltan, Raghav ke Rockstars, Kruti ke Krackers and Neerav ke Ninjas. 5 contestants, Jeet, Om, Faisal, Rohan and Saumya entered the grand finale. Faisal Khan, from Prince ke Paltan, was declared as the winner of the second season.[11][12] Om Chetry, Rohan Parkale and Saumya Rai came second, third and fourth respectively.

The third season began broadcasting on 1 March 2014.[13][14] Geeta Kapoor, Ahmad Khan and Mudassar Khan were judges, along with Sanam Johar, Raghav Crockroaz Juyal/ Omkar Shinde, Rahul Shetty and Paul Marshal Cardoz and Swarali Karulkar, as skippers.[15][16][17][18] The teams were Raghav/Omkar ke Rockstar, Sanam ke Superheroes, Rahul and Paul ke Rapchik Punters and Swarali ke Sparklers. Teriya Magar from Nepal was declared the winner,[19] and Anushka Chetry became the 1st runner-up. Sadhwin Shetty was the 2nd runner-up.

DID Li'l Masters returned with its 4th season after 4 years. It began broadcasting on 3rd March 2018. Marzi Pestonji, Chitrangnda Singh and Siddharth Anand are the judges along with Vaishnavi Patil, Jitumoni Kalita, Tanay Malhara and Bir Radha Sherpa as the skippers. The teams are Vaishnavi Ke Veer, Jitumoni ke Janbaaz, Tanay ke Tigers and Bir ke Baahubali. Jiya Thakur from Vaishnavi ke Veer wins the title. Urva Bhavsar from Jitumoni ke Janbaaz is the first runner up followed by Tamman Gamnu from Bir ke Baahubali.

Dance India Dance L'il Masters North America Edition - Auditions were conducted in April 2014 with over 10,000 contestants auditioning from all across the US, Canada and Europe. Out of them 10 contestants were chosen and were flown to Mumbai, India to compete in the finals. The winner was Akhil and the second winner was Avantika Vandanapu

Doubles[edit]

The shows consisted of 12 finalist couples. The Grand Finale was scheduled for filming 7 April 2011 at the Andheri Sports Complex for broadcast on 9 April 2011.[20] Amit and Falon were voted the winners of the season.

Super Moms[edit]

Mithu Chowdhury from Kolkata was declared the winner of Dance India Dance Super Moms 2013 Season, and Cecille Rodrigues from Goa was the 1st runner-up, and Shraddha Shah Raj from Surat was the 2nd runner-up.[21]

The second season started in March 2015.[22] Harpreet Khatri who hails from Mumbai was announced the winner of Dance India Dance Super Moms Season 2 in 2015. Season 2 was anchored by popular TV actor Karan Wahi. Season 2 was judged by Geeta Kapoor, Govinda, and Terence Lewis.

Special shows[edit]

Dance Ke Superstars[edit]

Dance Ke Superstars featured contestants from the first two seasons to compete against each other. The show was judged by choreographers Remo D'Souza and Shiamak Davar, and featured a guest judge every week. Team Jalwa, the Season 2 DID contestants, won the series.

Dance Ke Superkids[edit]

Dance ke Superkids- Battle of the Baaps! featured contestants from the first two seasons of DID L'iL Masters. It was judged by Geeta Kapoor, Farah Khan and Marzi Pestonji and hosted by Jay Bhanushali and Shreya Acharya.[23][24] Team Yahoo, also known as DID L'il Masters Season 2, was led by Captain Raghav Juyal and choreographers: Kruti Mahesh and Prince Gupta. They won the competition with Faisal Khan, Soumya Rai, Rohan Parkale, Om Chetri, Jeet Das, Shalini Moitra and Tanay Malhara dancing their way to victory. Team Wakao, also known as DID L'il Masters Season 1, was led by Captain Dharmesh Yelande and choreographers: Mayuresh Vadkar and Vrushali Chavan; with dancing contestants: Jeetumoni Kalita, Vatsal Vithlani, Ruturaj Mahalim, Vaishnavi Patil, Atul Banmoria, Anurag Sarmah and Khyati Patel. The team fell just short of victory but thoroughly celebrated their time on the show all the same.

Dance Ka Tashan[edit]

DID Dance Ka Tashan featured contestants from Dance India Dance Super Moms competing against contestants from Dance India Dance L'il Masters 2. The show aired in November 2013 and was judged by choreographer Ahmed Khan and Geeta Kapoor and hosted by TV actor Rithvik Dhanjani and India's Best Dramebaaz, Nihar. The show was won by Team Todu, the DID L'il Masters Season 2 contestants, Faisal, Soumya, Rohan, Om, Shalini, Deep, Tanay, Jeet and Shreya.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ DID changed style of the regular logo for season 6.
  2. ^ Grand Master Mithun Da is the permanent head judge of DID.
  3. ^ Master Marzi stands on table to showing respect for a perfect performance.
  4. ^ Master Mini's full speech is Tod diya, phod diya, marod diya aur sabko peechey chhod diya.
  5. ^ a b There were 4 finalists in season 1, season 2 & season 4
  6. ^ There was no female host in season 5. Jay Bhanushali hosted alone that season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dance India Dance Season 3 15th April *Akshay Kumar* | Dance India Dance". Danceindiadance.in. 14 April 2012. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  2. ^ Smitha. "Akshay Kumar gifts Rs 1 lakh to Dance India Dance Season 3 finalists". Entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  3. ^ "Akshay Kumar on Dance India Dance — Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2012-04-12. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  4. ^ "Dance India Dance 7th April *Super Six Contestants* | Dance India Dance". Danceindiadance.in. Archived from the original on 11 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  5. ^ Gupta, Rahul. "Now watch Dance India Dance on mobiles". Themobileindian.com. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  6. ^ "Dance India Dance Season 2". 
  7. ^ "Dance India Dance Season 3". 
  8. ^ "Dance India Dance Season 4". 
  9. ^ "Dance India Dance Season 5". 
  10. ^ "Dance India Dance - 2017". 
  11. ^ Faisal Khan Wins 'Dance India Dance Li’L Master' Season 2
  12. ^ Faisal Khan wins Dance India Dance Li'l Masters Season 2
  13. ^ Dance India Dance Li'l Masters 3 participants unveiled
  14. ^ DID L’il Masters — Season 3/ Pocket dynamites
  15. ^ Geeta Kapoor & Ahmad Khan back with DID L’il Masters Season 3
  16. ^ Geeta Kapoor, Ahmed Khan return as judges on ‘DID’
  17. ^ I was scared of judging: Choreographer Ahmad Khan
  18. ^ This dance show will scare you: Geeta Kapur
  19. ^ "11 Year Old Teriya Magar wins Dance India Dance L'il Masters' season 3". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "DID Doubles finale not live?". Hindustan Times. 2 April 2011. Archived from the original on 31 August 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  21. ^ "Meet Mithu Chowdhury who became India's 1st DID Super Mom". Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  22. ^ http://www.zeetv.com/shows/dance-india-dance-super-moms/
  23. ^ Farah Khan and Geeta Kapoor team up
  24. ^ These kids will put us elders to shame: Dance 'guru' Geeta Kapur

External links[edit]