Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa

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Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa
Intertitle of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, season 7.
Genre Dance, entertainment
Created by A BBC Production
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of seasons 08
Production company(s) BBC Worldwide Productions India
Original channel Sony Entertainment Television India(2006-2011)
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
Original release 2006[citation needed] – Present
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Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is a television reality show and the Indian version of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.


In Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, celebrities perform various dances together with professional dance partners. The show's format is taken from the Strictly Come Dancing show on BBC One in the UK.[1] The show is also pre-recorded, unlike Strictly Come Dancing and other spin-offs.[1] Of the spin offs, the Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is the only one that uses recorded tracks rather than live music with an in-house band.[1]

Season 6[edit]

The show judged by Madhuri Dixit, Remo D'souza and Karan Johar. The finale took place on 14 September 2013 and was won by Drashti Dhami with Salman Khan . The highest scorer of the series Lauren Gottlieb and Punit Pathak, were the 1st runners up.[2] It was hosted by Kapil Sharma and Manish Paul.

Season 7[edit]

It was hosted by Ranvir Shorey[3] and Drashti Dhami who was later replaced by 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, Kritika Kamra, Ashish Sharma, VJ Andy and Puja Banerjee. Ashish Sharma and Shampa Gopikrishna were the winning team.[4]

Season 8[edit]

The eighth season was called Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded[5] was hosted by its former host Manish Paul.[6]

Karan Johar is the only judge to have continued his role in Jhalak; starting his 4th season this year. Shahid Kapoor, Lauren Gottlieb and Ganesh Hegde are the new judges added to the panel of the reloaded Jhalak format.[7] From 5 September, Malaika Arora Khan will replace Karan Johar.[8] The last episode featuring Karan Johar was aired on 30 August 2015.

The contestants are Sanaya Irani, Shamita Shetty, Scarlett Wilson (Eliminated 9th), Faisal Khan, Mohit Malik, Raftaar (Eliminated 8th), Vivian Dsena (Eliminated 7th), Subhreet Kaur Ghumman (Eliminated 6th), Aashish Chaudhary (Eliminated 5th), Irfan Pathan (Eliminated 4th), Radhika Madan (Eliminated 3rd), Kavita Kaushik (Eliminated 2nd), Deepika Samson (Eliminated 1st) with choreographers Jai Kumar Nair, Deepak Singh, Dhiraj Bakshi, Vaishnavi Patil, Marischa Fernandes (Replaced by Bhawana Khanduja after her injury), Sneha Kapoor, Bhawana Khanduja, Diwaker Nayal, Falon Netto, Suchitra Sawant, Rishikaysh, Rajit, Vaibhav Ghuge respectively.[9] From 10th week there were three wild card entrants Roopal Tyagi (Eliminated 10th), Anita Hassanandani (Eliminated 12th), and Neha Marda (Eliminated 11th).The youngest contestant of the show Faisal Khan took the trophy home with gaining the maximum scores not votes. With winning this season of Jhalak, Faisal Khan becomes the first youngest celebrity to have won the popular dance reality show of Colors.


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