Jabardasth (TV programme)

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GenreComedy show
Directed bySanjeev K Kumar
Presented byAnasuya Bharadwaj
JudgesRoja (2013 – Present)
Naga Babu (2013 – 2019)
Mano (2019 – present)
Indraja (2021 – present)
Country of originIndia
Original languageTelugu
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes400+
ProducerMallemala Productions
Production locationsAnnapurna Studios, Hyderabad, India
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time91 minutes
Production companyMallemala Entertainments
DistributorRamoji Group
Original networkETV Network (ETV Telugu)
Picture formatHDTV 720p
Original release7 February 2013 –
Related showsExtra Jabardasth
External links

Jabardasth is an Indian Telugu-language comedy television programme produced by Mallemala Entertainments, and shot at Annapoorna Studios, Telangana, India. It was conceived and directed by Sanjeev K Kumar, and later directed by Nithin and Bharat. Debuted on ETV on 7 February 2013, the show has run for over 400 episodes.

The show is hosted by Anasuya Bharadwaj. Initially judged by actor Nagendra Babu and actress Roja, Babu left the show in 2019 with singer Mano replacing him.[1] Jani and Sekhar have also appeared in the show as guest judges.

The show is popular among the Telugu audience,[2] but it is criticized for its obscene and problematic content.[3][4] An extended version of the show, Extra Jabardasth began airing in 2014.


The concept of Jabardasth and Extra Jabardasth is, where six teams participates makes a comedy skit performance, generally sitcom which are judged by actor Mano and actress Roja to marks 10/10 by each, where the winner(s) gets cheque prize of INRs 25,000 [5] and a poster of the week will be decided based on the skit performed by winners.[6]


Teams Team Leaders
Hyper Aadi and Raising Raju Hyper Aadi and Raju
Adhire Abhi Abhinaya Krishna
Chalaki Chanti and sunami Sudhakar Vinay Mohan and Sudhakar
Rocket Raghava Rocket Raghava
Venky's Monkeys Venky
Thaagubothu Ramesh Thagubothu Ramesh

Series overview[edit]

Jabardasth show has been aired with three series.

Series 1 (2013)[edit]

Series 1 aired from 7 February 2013 to 15 August 2013. Six teams competed.

Team name Team leadersss Notable team members
Dhanadhan Dhanraj Dhanraj Satya, Naveen
Chammak Chandra Chandra Naik[7]
Chalaki Chanti Vinay Mohan[8] Bullet Bhaskar, Phani, Tsunami Sudhakar
Rocket Raghava Raghava
Roller Raghu Raghu Karumanchi Rocking Rakesh, Josh Ravi, Amarthya
Venu Wonders Venu (Tillu) Chitram Seenu, Sudigali Sudheer, Getup Srinu[9]

Series 2 (2013–2014)[edit]

Series 2 aired from 22 August 2013 to 10 October 2014.

Team name Team leader Notable team members
Sudigali Sudheer Sudheer Auto RamPrasad, Getup Srinu, Sunny
Racha Ravi Ravi Appa Rao

Series 3 (2014)[edit]

Series 3 debuted 17 October 2014.

Notable team members
Super Srinu Chitram Seenu
Shaking Seshu Seshu
Hyper Aadi and raising Raju Aadi
Allari Harish Harish Bullet Bhaskar, Tsunami Sudhakar, Master Naresh
Getup Srinu Sudheer Ram Prasad
Rocking Rakesh Rakesh
Racha Ravi Ravi Appa Rao
Adhire Abhi Abhinaya Krishna
Bullet Bhaskar & Tsunami Sudhakar Bhaskar & Sudhakar Master Naresh
Kiraak RP RP
Kill Bill Vishwa Vishwa
Mass Avinash Kevvu Karthik Avinash Karthik

Current Series[edit]

Notable team members
Hyper Aadi and Raising Raju Hyper Aadi
Taagubothu ramesh
Rocket Raghava Raghava
Adhire Abhi Abhinaya Krishna
Chalaki Chanti & Tsunami Sudhakar Sudhakar Chanti
Mass Avinash Kevvu Karthik Avinash Karthik


  • In December 2014, a police case has been registered against Venu Wonders team leader, Venu for allegedly insulting the working class women's lifestyle in a skit. He was also physically attacked while the controversy was going on. Venu got support on social media from a few celebrities and commoners, who criticised the attack. A case has also been registered against some people who are believed to have attacked Venu during the issue.[10]
  • The Jabardasth episode that aired 30 October 2014 featured scenes of Brahmin characters drinking alcohol. Kethireddy Anjireddy of Thimmappur has filed a case in the court and the court has directed to register a case against the actors and judges involved in the comedy.[11]


  1. ^ "Jabardasth judge Nagababu reveals the reason behind quitting the show - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Extra Jabardasth makes a surprise entry into the list of Top 5 TV shows - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  3. ^ kavirayani, suresh (26 May 2017). "Tollywood is a land of misogynistic motormouths!". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Parental pressure, rejection, adult content: What kids on Telugu reality TV shows face". The News Minute. 9 August 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Reasons behind Chalaki Chanti Leaving Jabardasth Comedy Show". 7 December 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  7. ^ "ETV 'Jabardasth' fame Chammak Chandra's inspiring story". Telangana Talkies | Leading Telangana News, Movies & Entertainment Portal. 25 October 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Exclusive biography of #ChalakiChanti and on his life". MINI VIDEOS. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Jabardasth Khatarnak Comedy Show Cast | Cine Vedika | Telugu |Film News | Daily Serials | TV Shows | Movies| Trailers". www.cinevedika.net. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  10. ^ "జబర్దస్త్ వేణుపై కేసు నమోదు". Sakshi (in Telugu). 21 December 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  11. ^ "జబర్దస్త్ పై మరో వివాదం!". Neti Telugu (in Telugu). 15 January 2015. Archived from the original on 15 March 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2020.