Nach Baliye

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Nach Baliye
The sixth season logo
Genre Dance
Reality television
Created by Anil Jha
Directed by Deepak Ghatani(Season 1 & 2), Ashim Sen (Season 5&6), Arun Sheshkumar (Season 4, 7 & 8)
Presented by
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 145 (all 6 seasons in total)

Tenn-Speed TV India
Balaji Telefilms
Frames Production Company
BBC Worldwide Productions

Shobha Kapoor (Season 7)
Hemant Ruprell (Season 4-6)
Anil Jha (Season 1-2)
Darien Amos (Season 3)
BBC Worldwide Productions (Season 8)
Production company(s) Tenn-Speed TV India (Season 3)
Balaji Telefilms (Season 7)
Wizcraft International (Season 4-6)
SOL Productions (Season 1-2)
BBC Worldwide Productions (Season 8)
Original network Star One (seasons 1–2)
Star Plus (seasons 3–8)
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 17 October 2005 – 19 July 2015
External links
[[1] Website]

Nach Baliye ('Nach' means Dance and 'Baliye' means partner or mate) is a dance, reality-television series on the Indian channel Star Plus. The show is a couples dancing contest. The first and second season aired on Star One and then shifted to Star Plus.


The show is a competition wherein 10 television celebrity couples compete against each other. Contestants dance to a different tune, different theme and different styles every week and scores are given by the judges. Each week one couple is eliminated based on public voting and their scores.

Seasons overview[edit]

Season Hosts Judges Winners
1 Shabbir Ahluwalia Sangeeta Ghosh Saroj Khan Farhan Akhtar Malaika Arora Khan Sachin Pilgaonkar Supriya Pilgaonkar
2 Shabbir Ahluwalia Sangeeta Ghosh Saroj Khan Kunal Kohli Malaika Arora Khan Hussain Kuwajerwala Tina Kuwajerwala
3 Hussain Kuwajerwala Tina Kuwajerwala Vaibhavi Merchant David Dhawan Isha Koppikar Aamir Ali Sanjeeda Sheikh
4 Aamir Ali Sanjeeda Sheikh Farah Khan Arjun Rampal Karishma Kapoor Shaleen Bhanot Daljit Kaur
5 Karan Wahi Gautam Rode Terrence Lewis Shilpa Shetty Sajid Khan Jay Bhanushali Mahii Vij
6 Karan Wahi Gautam Rode Terrence Lewis Shilpa Shetty Sajid Khan Rithvik Dhanjani Asha Negi
7 Rithvik Dhanjani Karan Patel Marzi Pestonji Preity Zinta Chetan Bhagat Himmanshoo A. Malhotra Amruta Khanvilkar Malhotra
8 Karan Tacker - Terence Lewis Sonakshi Sinha Mohit Suri Not yet Not yet

Nach Baliye 1[edit]

The judges were Saroj Khan, Malaika Arora Khan and Farhan Akhtar with Sangeeta Ghosh and Shabbir Ahluwalia serving as the hosts.[1]

The Contestants for Season 1 were:

Nach Baliye 2[edit]

Nach Bailye 2 started on 25 September 2006, and ended on 18 December 2006, with Tina and Hussain Kuwajerwala as winners. Saroj Khan, Malaika Arora Khan and Kunal Kohli were the judges. Sangeeta Ghosh and Shabbir Ahluwalia hosted the season.[2]

The following were the Contestants of Season 2:

Nach Baliye 3[edit]

The judges were Vaibhavi Merchant, Isha Koppikar, David Dhawan. Hussain Kuwajerwala and Tina Kuwajerwala hosted the show, The show was moved from STAR One to STAR Plus and produced by Darien Amos of Tenn-Speed TV India.

The Contestants for Season 3 were:

Nach Baliye 4[edit]

Nach Bailye 4 started on 17 October 2008 in India and the United States. The broadcast of the series began on 3 January 2009 in the United Kingdom. It finished on 1 February 2009 in India, with Shaleen and Daljit as winners.[3]

The hosts were initially Sanjeeda Sheikh and Aamir Ali. Celebrity hosts Sara Khan and Ali Merchant hosted on week 5. Hiten Tejwani and Gauri Pradhan Tejwani became the hosts on Week 8.

Farah Khan, Karisma Kapoor, and Arjun Rampal served as the judges.

The Contestants for Season 4 were,

Created by Anil Jha Star Plus

Nach Baliye 5[edit]

Nach Baliye 5 started in 2012 and ended in March 2013.

Karan Wahi and Gautam Rode hosted the program. For season 5, the judges were Shilpa Shetty, Sajid Khan and Terrence Lewis.

The following were the Contestants for Season 5:

Shilpa cancelled her shoot as her nine-month-old son was hospitalized.[8]

Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati[edit]

Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati is an extension of the Nach Baliye series, and ran in April 2013. In Shriman vs Shrimati, the celebrity couples did not dance together but instead competed against each other. The series ended in a tie.[9]

Gurmeet Choudhary was declared the Best Performer Of The Series.[10]

Nach Baliye 6[edit]

The sixth season of Nach Baliye premiered on 9 November 2013 on Star Plus channel, airing on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Eleven celebrity couples competed in the series.

TV Actors Rithvik Dhanjani and Asha Negi were declared the Winning Couple of Nach Baliye Season 6 on 1 February 2014.[11] Gurmeet Choudhary and Debina Bonnerjee were declared the runners up.[12]
Sara Khan done Cameo Dance Performance in wild card special episode along with Paras Chhabra.

Writing for, Paloma Sharma gave the show 2.5 stars out of 5 in its first week, stating "perhaps the hosts and the judges could keep their clothes on and refrain from excessive flirting since Nach Baliye does happen to be a 'family show'."[13]

Celebrity Jodi contestants were:

Nach Baliye 7[edit]

The seventh season premiered on 26 April 2015 on Star Plus.[14][15] the series is produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor under their banner Balaji Telefilms.[16] The series airs from Monday to Saturday nights and on Sunday evenings. The show ended on 19 July 2015.

The show was hosted by Karan Patel. Marzi Pestonji, Preity Zinta and Chetan Bhagat were the judges.[17][18]

Kunwar Amar, Karanvir Bohra, Mukti Mohan, Sargun Mehta and Salman Yusuf Khan also appeared for special episode.[19][20]

The list of Contestants for Season 7 is as follows:

Nach Baliye 8[edit]

The eighth season of Nach Baliye is scheduled to air somewhere in March 2017 on Star Plus. Sonakshi Sinha has been confirmed to have replaced Preity Zinta on the judging panel. Parineeti Chopra was rumoured to replace her but she is busy with her movie shooting of Golmaal Again. Terence Lewis and Mohit Suri will also be judging the show. Karan Tacker and Upasana Singh will turn the hosts for the show. Eleven Jodis have been finalized to take part in Nach:

Nach Baliye Season 8 Contestant List 2017.[21]


  1. ^ "Star One launches star-studded dance show Nach Baliye". 
  2. ^ "'Nach Baliye' opens well for Star One". 
  3. ^ "Meet the jodies of Nach Baliye 4". Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Deepshikha-Keshav are the first casualty of Nach Baliye 5". 
  5. ^ "Shefali and Parag voted out again". 4.57 PM IST 02.27.2013. Retrieved March 4, 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "Smita and Ankush eliminated from Nach Baliye 5". 
  7. ^ "Deepshikha-Keshav are the first casualty of Nach Baliye 5". 
  8. ^ "Shilpa Shetty cancels shoot to nurse son". Shilpa Shetty cancels shoot to nurse son. 18:26 IST (14/2/2013). Retrieved February 16, 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  9. ^ "Nach Baliye Shriman vs Shrimati ends in a tie". Retrieved 9 June 2015.  External link in |work= (help)
  10. ^ "Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati in a tie". Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Rithvik Dhanjani and Asha Negi are Winners of Nach Baliye 6". Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Nach Baliye 6 results: Rithvik Dhanjani-Asha Negi beat Gurmeet Choudhary-Debina Bonnerjee!". Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  13. ^ Sharma, Paloma (11 November 2013). "Review: Nach Baliye 6 needs more sizzle!". Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  14. ^ Kareena Kapoor turns down the offer to judge Nah Baliye 7
  15. ^ Vidya Balan to judge Nach Baliye 7?
  16. ^ TRP Hungry Ekta copies Bigg Boss format for her upcoming dance reality show Nach Baliye 7
  17. ^ Author Chetan Bhagat excited and eager to judge Nach Baliye 7
  18. ^ It's True: Chetan Bhagat to judge Nach Baliye 7
  19. ^ "New twist in Nach Baliye 7: Get set for 'three much' fun". 
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  21. ^ Nach Baliye Season 8 Contestant List 2017 Host Judges TellySerialUpdates

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