Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa

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
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Logo.jpg
GenreDance
Entertainment
Reality show
Created byA BBC Production
Presented bySee Below
StarringSee Below
JudgesSee Below
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons10
No. of episodes271
Production
CinematographySurindra Rao
Asst- Nitesh Choudhary
Production companyBBC Worldwide Productions India
Release
Original networkSony Entertainment Television
(2006–2011)
Colors TV
(2012–present )
Picture format576i
Original release7 September 2006 (2006-09-07) –
present

Concept

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.[1] and Dancing With The Stars. 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] 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[2] (considering that Gaurav Gera in ninth season performed as fictional character-Chutki).[3][4]

Elimination

The show airs its elimination on a Sunday in every season. Contestants who are in the danger zone go into the face-off round.

Series overview

Season Episodes First aired Last aired Contestants Winner Runners-up
2nd 3rd
1 20 7 September 2006 4 November 2006 8 Mona Singh[5] Shweta Salve Mahesh Manjrekar
2 24 28 September 2007 15 December 2007 12 Prachi Desai[5] Sandhya Mridul Jay Bhanushali
3 29 27 February 2009 31 May 2009 Baichung Bhutia[5] Gauahar Khan Karan Singh Grover
4 25 12 December 2010 6 March 2011 Meiyang Chang[5] Sushant Singh Rajput Yana Gupta
5 32 16 June 2012 30 September 2012 16 Gurmeet Choudhary[5] Rashami Desai Rithvik Dhanjani
6 31 1 June 2013 14 September 2013 15 Drashti Dhami[5] Lauren Gottlieb Sonali Majumdar
7 31 7 June 2014 20 September 2014 16 Ashish Sharma[5] Karan Tacker Shakti Mohan
8 27 11 July 2015 10 October 2015 Faisal Khan[5] Sanaya Irani Shamita Shetty
9 26 30 July 2016 21 January 2017 18 Teriya Magar[6] Salman Yusuff Khan Shantanu Maheshwari
10 26 3 September 2022 27 November 2022 16 Gunjan Sinha Rubina Dilaik Faisal Shaikh

Judges and Hosts

Season Year Host(s) Judges
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
6 2013 Kapil Sharma
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

Presenters

Judges

Contestant pattern

Clique Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5 Season 6 Season 7 Season 8 Season 9 Season 10
Reality show Alumni None None None None Rithvik None Shakti M. Faisal K. Teriya Faisal S.
Salman Y. Gunjan
Rubina
Tara Shilpa
Nishant
LGBT None Andy None None Dutee
Pageant winner Gauahar Rochelle None None
Item girl Yana Isha Mukti Shakti Scarlett Nora
International star None None Lauren Tara
Seasoned model Shweta Tapur None Archana Sana Purab Sidhant
Soap actor Akashdeep Sudha Parul Dayanand Pratyusha Drashti Ashish Sanaya Arjun Rubina
Kavita Nia
Gurmeet Karanvir Karan T. Mohit Karishma Niti
Shweta S. Jay Karan S. Ragini Rashami Shweta T. Mouni Vivian Helly Shilpa
Radhika Shantanu Paras
Ankita Rithvik Sidharth Puja Anita Shakti A. Dheeraj
Prachi Prachi Mahhi Karan W. Ekta Kritika Neha Spandan Gashmeer
Jayati Meghna Dipika Gracy Sriti
Giaa Karan P. Roopal Siddharth N.
Sportsperson Ajay Mir Baichung Akhil Sanath Krishnamachari Sreesanth Irfan Dwayne Dutee
Mohinder
Singer None Mika Hard Meiyang Shibani Shaan Sukhwinder Raftaar None None
Anand Anushka Talat
Film star Rati Sonali Bhagyashree Renuka Ravi Aarti Sophie Shamita Surveen Amruta
Ashish
Pooja Sandhya Ram Shekhar Isha Sana Purab
Mahesh Mini Monica Sushant Darsheel Mantra Kushal
Ronit Shilpa S. Shakti
Comedian None Cyrus None Krushna Bharti Suresh Kiku None Gaurav Ali
Chef Sanjeev None Harpal Zorawar
Non-celebrity None Ugesh Sarkar None Sushil Kumar Sonali Akshat Subhreet Swasti, Poonam & Priyanka Gunjan Ada

Choreographers

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.

Key:

  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
Professional dancer Season
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Deepak Singh Prachi Desai Parul Chauhan Rashami Desai Pratyusha Banerjee Sophie Choudry Shamita Shetty
Marischa Fernandez Mir Ranjan Negi Ram Kapoor Meiyang Chang Shaan Mohit Malik
Savio Barnes Hard Kaur Mahhi Vij Bharti Singh Meghna Malik Shweta Tiwari Kritika Kamra
Sneha Kapoor Akhil Kumar Rithvik Dhanjani Karanvir Bohra Shanthakumaran Sreesanth Raftaar
Diwakar Nayal Jayati Bhatia Malishka Mendosa Subhreet Kaur Ghumman Gaurav Gera
Suchitra Sawant Sanath Jayasuriya Suresh Menon Rohit Roy Irfan Pathan Shakti Arora Zorawar Kalra
Punit Pathak Anushka Manchanda Shibani Dandekar Lauren Gottlieb Mouni Roy
Sanam Johar Avika Gor Archana Vijaya Anita Hassanandani Surveen Chawla Rubina Dilaik
Vaishnavi Patil Akshat Singh Faisal Khan Siddharth Nigam Faisal Shaikh
Jai Kumar Nair Renuka Shahane Sanaya Irani Helly Shah
Nishant Bhat Shilpa Shukla Ankita Lokhande Giaa Manek
Nicole Alvares Sanjeev Kapoor Ronit Roy Karan Singh Grover
Cornel Rodrigues Neha Bhasin Aarti Chabria Kainaat Arora Nora Fatehi
Salman Yusuff Khan Yana Gupta Isha Sharvani Drashti Dhami
Shampa Gopikrishna Sushant Singh Rajput Gurmeet Choudhary Ashish Sharma
Sonia Jaffer Mahesh Manjrekar Bhaichung Bhutia Sidharth Shukla
Toby Fernandez Mona Singh Sonali Kulkarni Bhagyashree Patwardhan
Mohena Singh Karan Wahi Sidharth Shukla Kushal Punjabi Purab Kohli
Alisha Singh Sushil Kumar Vatsal Sheth Shantanu Maheshwari
Bindi Khare Akashdeep Saigal Jay Bhanushali
Tushar Kalia Ekta Kaul Sana Saeed Shakti Mohan
Feroz Khan Rati Agnihotri Tapur Chatterjee
Javed Sanadi Sandhya Mridul Monica Bedi
Hanif Hillal Pooja Bedi Gauahar Khan
Rozita Rajput Cyrus Broacha Anand Raaj Anand
Tina Sachdeva Aadesh Shrivastava Ugesh Sarkar
Longinus Fernandes Shweta Salve
Rhea Ajay Jadeja
Hemu Sinha Mini Mathur
Tanushree Mika Singh
Uma Shankar Sudha Chandran
Himanshu Gadani Gauahar Khan
Lillian Mendes Mohinder Amarnath
Neerav Bavlecha Ragini Khanna
Priti Gupta Shekhar Suman
Robin Krushna Abhishek
Vrushali Chavan Dayanand Shetty
Kunjan Ravi Kishan
Anuradha Iyengar Nishant Bhat
Akash Thapa Niti Taylor
Lipsa Acharya Ali Asgar
Nishchal Sharma Shilpa Shinde
Pratik Utekar Amruta Khanvilkar
Raveena Choudhary Dutee Chand
Romsha Singh Gashmeer Mahajani
Shweta Sharda Paras Kalnawat
Shyam Yadav Ada Malik
Sneha Singh Dheeraj Dhoopar
Tarun Raj Nihalani Nia Sharma
Vivek Chachere Sriti Jha

Season 1

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa
Season 1
Presented byParmeet Sethi
Archana Puran Singh
No. of contestants8
WinnerMona Singh
Runner-upShweta Salve
Country of originIndia
No. of episodes24
Release
Original networkSony India
Original release7 September (2006-09-07) –
4 November 2006 (2006-11-04)
Season chronology
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Season 2

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:

Finalists
Celebrity Dancer Notes Status
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
Other contestants
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

Season 2

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa
Season 2
Presented byRohit Roy
Mona Singh
No. of contestants12
WinnerPrachi Desai
Runner-upSandhya Mridul
Country of originIndia
No. of episodes24
Release
Original networkSony India
Original release28 September (2007-09-28) –
15 December 2007 (2007-12-15)
Season chronology
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Season 1
Next →
Season 3

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.

Shiamak Davar, Urmila Matondkar and Jeetendra were the judges. Rohit Roy and Mona Singh were the hosts. Prachi Desai and Deepak were the winners. The contestants were:

Finalists
Celebrity Dancer Notes Status
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
Other contestants
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

Season 3

Judges

Presenters

Contestants

Finalists
Celebrity Dancer Notes
Bhaichung Bhutia Sonia Winners
Gauahar Khan Himanshu/Hanif 2nd position
Karan Singh Grover Nicole 3rd position
Hard Kaur Savio 4th position
Other contestants
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

Season 4

Judges

Presenters

Contestants

Finalists
Celebrity Dancer Notes
Meiyang Chang Marischa Winners
Sushant Singh Rajput Shampa 2nd position
Yana Gupta Salman 3rd position
Mahhi Vij Savio 4th position
Other contestants
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

Season 5

Judges

Presenters

Contestants

Finalists
Celebrity Dancer Place
Gurmeet Choudhary Shampa Winners
Rashami Desai Deepak 2nd position
Rithvik Dhanjani Sneha 3rd position
Isha Sharvani Salman 4th position
Other contestants
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

Season 6

Judges

Presenters

Contestants

Finalists
Celebrity Dancer Notes
Drashti Dhami Salman Winners
Lauren Gottlieb Punit 2nd position
Sonali Majumdar Sumanth 3rd position
Shaan Marischa 4th position
Other contestants
Mukti Mohan Shashank 5th position
Sana Saeed Tushar 6th position
Sidharth Shukla Sonia/
Mohena
7th position
Karanvir Bohra Sneha 8th position
Karan Patel Sharmishtha 9th position
Mantra Ankita 10th 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

Season 7

Judges

Presenters

Contestants

Finalists
Celebrity Dancer Place
Ashish Sharma Shampa Winners
Karan Tacker Elena/Bhawna 2nd position
Shakti Mohan Tushar 3rd position
Mouni Roy Punit 4th position
Other contestants
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

Season 8

Judges

Presenter

Contestants

Finalists
Celebrity Dancer Place
Faisal Khan Vaishnavi Winners
Sanaya Irani Jai 2nd position
Shamita Shetty Deepak 3rd position
Mohit Malik Marischa 4th position
Other contestants
Anita Hassanandani Sanam 5th position
Neha Marda Rajit 6th position
Roopal Tyagi Rishikaysh 7th position
Scarlett Wilson Dhiraj 8th position
Raftaar Sneha 9th 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

Season 9

The ninth season started on 30 July 2016.

Judges

Presenter

Contestants

Season 10

The tenth season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa premiered on September 3, 2022[7] making its comeback after a hiatus of five years.[8]

Judges

Presenter

Contestants

Contestants
Celebrity Dancer Place Ref.
Gunjan Sinha Tejas Winner [14]
Rubina Dilaik Sanam Runner-up [15][16]
Faisal Shaikh Vaishnavi 2nd Runner-up [17]
Gashmeer Mahajani Romsha 4th [18]
Sriti Jha Vivek 5th [19]
Nishant Bhat Anuradha 6th [20]
Niti Taylor Akash 7th [21]
Nia Sharma Tarun 8th [22][21]
Amruta Khanvilkar Pratik 9th [23]
Paras Kalnawat Shweta 10th [22][21]
Ada Malik Shyam 11th [24]
Shilpa Shinde Nishchal 12th [25]
Zorawar Kalra Suchitra 13th [26]
Dutee Chand Raveena 14th [3][2]
Dheeraj Dhoopar Sneha 15th [21]
Ali Asgar Lipsa 16th [27]

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