Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is an Indian Hindi-language reality television show and the Indian version of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with the Stars. The show pairs celebrities with professional dancers. Each couple performs predetermined dances and competes against the others for judges' points and audience votes. The couple receiving the lowest combined total of judges' points and audience votes is eliminated each week until only the champion dance pair remains.
|Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa|
|Created by||A BBC Production|
|Presented by||See Below|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||10|
|No. of episodes||271|
Asst- Nitesh Choudhary
|Production company||BBC Worldwide Productions India|
|Original network||Sony Entertainment Television |
|Original release||7 September 2006 –|
In Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, celebrities perform various dances together with professional dance partners. The first four seasons of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa were aired on Sony TV. From its fifth season it has been airing on Colors TV. The show's format is taken from the Strictly Come Dancing show on BBC One in the UK. and Dancing With The Stars. The show is also pre-recorded, unlike Strictly Come Dancing and other spin-offs. 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. The title derives from "Jhalak Dikhlaja" (Let Me Have a Glimpse of You), a popular song from the film Aksar (2006).
Although the show features mixed-sex couples, but the tenth season saw, for the first time, the participation of same-sex couple Dutee Chand and Raveena Choudhary (considering that Gaurav Gera in ninth season performed as fictional character-Chutki).
The show airs its elimination on a Sunday in every season. Contestants who are in the danger zone go into the face-off round.
|Season||Episodes||First aired||Last aired||Contestants||Winner||Runners-up|
|1||20||7 September 2006||4 November 2006||8||Mona Singh||Shweta Salve||Mahesh Manjrekar|
|2||24||28 September 2007||15 December 2007||12||Prachi Desai||Sandhya Mridul||Jay Bhanushali|
|3||29||27 February 2009||31 May 2009||Baichung Bhutia||Gauahar Khan||Karan Singh Grover|
|4||25||12 December 2010||6 March 2011||Meiyang Chang||Sushant Singh Rajput||Yana Gupta|
|5||32||16 June 2012||30 September 2012||16||Gurmeet Choudhary||Rashami Desai||Rithvik Dhanjani|
|6||31||1 June 2013||14 September 2013||15||Drashti Dhami||Lauren Gottlieb||Sonali Majumdar|
|7||31||7 June 2014||20 September 2014||16||Ashish Sharma||Karan Tacker||Shakti Mohan|
|8||27||11 July 2015||10 October 2015||Faisal Khan||Sanaya Irani||Shamita Shetty|
|9||26||30 July 2016||21 January 2017||18||Teriya Magar||Salman Yusuff Khan||Shantanu Maheshwari|
|10||26||3 September 2022||27 November 2022||16||Gunjan Sinha||Rubina Dilaik||Faisal Shaikh|
Judges and Hosts
|1||2006||Parmeet Sethi||Archana Puran Singh||Farah Khan||Sanjay Leela Bhansali||Shilpa Shetty|
|2||2007||Rohit Roy||Mona Singh||Jeetendra||Shiamak Davar||Urmila Matondkar|
|3||2009||Shweta Tiwari||Shiv Panditt||Saroj Khan||Juhi Chawla||Vaibhavi Merchant|
|4||2010-11||Sumeet Raghavan||Mona Singh||Madhuri Dixit||Remo D'Souza||Malaika Arora|
|5||2012||Manish Paul||Ragini Khanna||Karan Johar|
|7||2014||Drashti Dhami||Ranvir Shorey||Maksim Chmerkovskiy|
|8||2015||Shahid Kapoor||Malaika Arora||Ganesh Hegde||Lauren Gottlieb|
|9||2016-17||Jacqueline Fernandez||Farah Khan|
|10||2022||Madhuri Dixit||Nora Fatehi||Terence Lewis|
- Parmeet Sethi (2006)
- Archana Puran Singh (2006)
- Rohit Roy (2007, 2009)
- Shweta Tiwari (2009)
- Shiv Panditt (2009)
- Mona Singh (2007, 2010–11)
- Sumeet Raghavan (2010–11)
- Ragini Khanna (2012)
- Kapil Sharma (2013)
- Drashti Dhami (2014)
- Ranvir Shorey (2014)
- Manish Paul (2012–2017,2022)
- Arjun Bijlani (2022)
- Farah Khan (2006, 2016–2017)
- Shilpa Shetty (2006)
- Sanjay Leela Bhansali (2006)
- Urmila Matondkar (2007)
- Jeetendra (2007)
- Shiamak Davar (2007)
- Saroj Khan (2009)
- Juhi Chawla (2009)
- Vaibhavi Merchant (2009)
- Madhuri Dixit (2010–14,2022)
- Remo D'Souza (2010–14)
- Malaika Arora (2010, 2015)
- Maksim Chmerkovskiy (2014)
- Shahid Kapoor (2015)
- Lauren Gottlieb (2015)
- Karan Johar (2012–2017,2022)
- Ganesh Hegde (2015–2016)
- Jacqueline Fernandez (2016–2017)
- Nora Fatehi (2022)
- Terence Lewis (2022)
For each season, the celebrities are paired with a professional partner who instructs them in the various dances each week and competes alongside them in the televised competition. A total of professional partners have appeared alongside celebrities, some for only one season (mostly in the earliest seasons). Shampa Gopikrishna has most wins of any choreographer, with 2.
Note- In the below table, child professional partners are excluded as they have dance mentors.
- Won the season
- Placed second in the season
- Placed third in the season
- Placed fourth (in the final) of the season
- Placed last in the season
- Withdrew in the season
- Wildcard but Not Selected
- Participating in current season
|Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa|
|Presented by||Parmeet Sethi|
Archana Puran Singh
|No. of contestants||8|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of episodes||24|
|Original network||Sony India|
|Original release||7 September –|
4 November 2006
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 1 is the first season of the dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. It premiered on 7 September 2006 until 4 November 2006. The season was judged by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Shilpa Shetty and Farah Khan. The season was hosted by Parmeet Sethi and Archana Puran Singh. The winner was Mona Singh. The contestants were:
|Mona Singh||Toby Fernandez||Winners||Winner|
|Shweta Salve||Longines Fernandes||2nd position||Runner-up|
|Mahesh Manjrekar||Sonia Jaffer||3rd position||Runner-up|
|Ajay Jadeja||Rhea||4th position||Eliminated|
|Akashdeep Saigal||Bindi Khare||5th position||Eliminated|
|Sanjeev Kapoor||Nicole Alvares||6th position||Eliminated|
|Rati Agnihotri||Feroz Khan||7th position||Eliminated|
|Pooja Bedi||Hanif Hillal||8th position||Eliminated|
|Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa|
|Presented by||Rohit Roy|
|No. of contestants||12|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of episodes||24|
|Original network||Sony India|
|Original release||28 September –|
15 December 2007
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2 is the second season of the dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. It premiered on 28 September 2007 until 15 December 2007.
|Prachi Desai||Deepak Singh||Winners||Winner|
|Sandhya Mridul||Javed Sanadi||2nd position||Runner-up|
|Jay Bhanushali||Bindi Khare||3rd position||Runner-up|
|Mir Ranjan Negi||Marischa Fernandez||4th position||Eliminated|
|Sonali Kulkarni||Toby Fernandez||5th position||Eliminated|
|Ronit Roy||Nicole Alvares||6th position|
|Mika Singh||Tanushree||7th position|
|Sudha Chandran||Uma Shankar||8th position|
|Cyrus Broacha||Rozita Rajput||9th position|
|Mini Mathur||Hemu Sinha||10th position|
|Tapur Chatterjee||Feroz Khan||11th position|
|Aadesh Shrivastava||Tina Sachdeva||12th position|
|Gauahar Khan||Himanshu/Hanif||2nd position|
|Karan Singh Grover||Nicole||3rd position|
|Hard Kaur||Savio||4th position|
|Parul Chauhan||Deepak||5th position|
|Shilpa Shukla||Nishant||6th position|
|Monica Bedi||Javed||7th position|
|Ram Kapoor||Marischa||8th position|
|Mohinder Amarnath||Lillian||9th position|
|Anand Raj Anand||Rozita||10th position|
|Ugesh Sarkar||Tina||11th position|
|Bhagyashree Patwardhan||Toby||12th position|
|Sushant Singh Rajput||Shampa||2nd position|
|Yana Gupta||Salman||3rd position|
|Mahhi Vij||Savio||4th position|
|Ankita Lokhande||Nishant||5th position|
|Ragini Khanna||Neerav||6th position|
|Shekhar Suman||Priti||7th position|
|Dayanand Shetty||Vrushali||8th position|
|Krushna Abhishek||Robin||9th position|
|Akhil Kumar||Sneha||10th position|
|Renuka Shahane||Jai||11th position|
|Anushka Manchanda||Punit||12th position|
|Rashami Desai||Deepak||2nd position|
|Rithvik Dhanjani||Sneha||3rd position|
|Isha Sharvani||Salman||4th position|
|Bharti Singh||Savio||5th position|
|Karan Wahi||Mohena||6th position|
|Darsheel Safary||Avneet||7th position|
|Shibani Dandekar||Punit||8th position|
|Giaa Manek||Nishant||9th position|
|Ravi Kishan||Kunjan||10th position|
|Sushil Kumar||Alisha||11th position|
|Jayati Bhatia||Diwakar||12th position|
|Pratyusha Banerjee||Deepak||13th position|
|Archana Vijaya||Sanam||14th position|
|Sanath Jayasuriya||Suchitra||15th position|
|Talat Aziz||Ankita||16th position|
|Lauren Gottlieb||Punit||2nd position|
|Sonali Majumdar||Sumanth||3rd position|
|Mukti Mohan||Shashank||5th position|
|Sana Saeed||Tushar||6th position|
|Karanvir Bohra||Sneha||8th position|
|Karan Patel||Sharmishtha||9th position|
|Aarti Chhabria||Cornel||11th position|
|Shweta Tiwari||Sushant/Savio||12th position|
|Ekta Kaul||Tushar||13th position|
|Meghna Malik||Savio||14th position|
|Krishnamachari Srikkanth||Amrita||15th position|
|Suresh Menon||Suchitra||16th position|
|Karan Tacker||Elena/Bhawna||2nd position|
|Shakti Mohan||Tushar||3rd position|
|Mouni Roy||Punit||4th position|
|Akshat Singh||Vaishnavi||5th position|
|Sophie Choudry||Deepak||6th position|
|Tara-Jean Popowich||Jack||7th position|
|Kiku Sharda||Kruti||8th position|
|Malishka Mendonsa||Diwakar||9th position|
|Kushal Punjabi||Mohena||10th position|
|Pooja Banerjee||Rajit||11th position|
|Shanthakumaran Sreesanth||Sneha||12th position|
|Sukhwinder Singh||Bhawna||13th position|
|Kritika Kamra||Savio||14th position|
|Purab Kohli||Mohena||15th position|
|VJ Andy||Bhavini||16th position|
|Sanaya Irani||Jai||2nd position|
|Shamita Shetty||Deepak||3rd position|
|Mohit Malik||Marischa||4th position|
|Anita Hassanandani||Sanam||5th position|
|Neha Marda||Rajit||6th position|
|Roopal Tyagi||Rishikaysh||7th position|
|Scarlett Wilson||Dhiraj||8th position|
|Vivian Dsena||Bhawna||10th position|
|Ashish Chaudhary||Falon||11th position|
|Subhreet Kaur||Diwakar||12th position|
|Irfan Pathan||Suchitra||13th position|
|Radhika Madan||Rishikaysh||14th position|
|Kavita Kaushik||Rajit||15th position|
|Dipika Kakar||Vaibhav||16th position|
The ninth season started on 30 July 2016.
- Teriya Magar and Aryan Patra – Winner
- Salman Yusuff Khan and Aishwarya Radhakrishnan – Runner-up
- Shantanu Maheshwari and Alisha Singh – 2nd Runner-up
- Siddharth Nigam and Vaishnavi Patil – 4th Place
- Dwayne Bravo and Bhavna Purohit – 5th Place
- Swasti Nitya and Preetjot Singh – 6th Place
- Karishma Tanna and Rajit Dev – 7th Place
- Shakti Arora and Suchitra Sawant – 8th Place
- Spandan Chaturvedi – Hardik Rupanail – 9th Place
- Nora Fatehi and Cornel Rodrigues – 10th Place
- Gracy Goswami and Sachin Sharma – 11th Place
- Surveen Chawla and Sanam Johar – 12th Place
- Arjun Bijlani and Bhavna Khanduja – 13th Place
- Helly Shah and Jai Kumar Nair– 14th Place
- Sidhant Gupta and Pranalini Atul – 15th Place
- Harpal Singh Sokhi and Bhavna Purohit – 16th Place
- Poonam Shah and Priyanka Shah – 17th Place
- Gaurav Gera and Diwakar Nayal – 18th Place
|Faisal Shaikh||Vaishnavi||2nd Runner-up|||
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