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

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 Yusuff Khan. The highest scorer of the series Lauren Gottlieb and Punit Pathak, were the 1st runners up.[2]

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. Sharma and Shampa were the winning team.[4]

Season 8[edit]

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded[5] is 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]

The contestants of season 8 are: Shamita Shetty, Scarlett Wilson, Deepika Samson, Subhreet Kaur Ghumman, Raftaar, Aashish Chaudhary, Radhika Madan, Vivian Dsena, Faisal Khan, Kavita Kaushik, Mohit Malik, Sanaya Irani and Irfan Pathan.[8]


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