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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 popular couples dancing contest. The first and second season aired on Star One and then shifted to Star Plus.

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
Starring Asha Negi
Rithvik Dhanjani
Jay Bhanushali
Mahhi Vij
Amruta Khanvilkar
Himmanshoo A. Malhotra
Karishma Tanna
Rashami Desai
Nandish Singh
Kavita Kaushik
Divyanka Tripathi
Vivek Dahiya
Sanaya Irani
Mohit Sehgal
Dipika Kakkar
Shoaib Ibrahim
Antara Biswas
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 168

Balaji Telefilms
Frames Production
BBC Worldwide Productions

Shobha Kapoor (Season 7)
Hemant Ruprell (Season 4-6)
Anil Jha (Season 1-2)
BBC Worldwide Productions (Season 8)
Production company(s) Balaji Telefilms (Season 7)
Wizcraft International (Season 4-6)
SOL Productions (Season 1-2)
BBC Worldwide (Season 8)
Original network Star One (seasons 1–2)
Star Plus (seasons 3–8)
Picture format 576i
HDTV 1080i
Original release 17 October 2005 (2005-10-17) – 25 June 2017
External links



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.But Season 8 is bit different because the contestants all are not television celebrities.

Seasons overviewEdit

Season Start Date Finish Date Winner(s) Runner Up(s)
2nd 3rd
1 17 October 2005 19 December 2005 Sachin Pilgaonkar Supriya Pilgaonkar Manish Goel Poonam Narula Varun Badola Rajeshwari Sachdev
2 25 September 2006 18 December 2006 Hussain Kuwajerwala Tina Kuwajerwala Yash Tonk Gauri Tonk Bakhtiyaar Irani Tanaaz Irani
3 21 September 2007 22 December 2007 Aamir Ali Sanjeeda Sheikh Abhishek Avasthi Rakhi Sawant Krushna Abhishek Kashmira Shah
4 17 October 2008 1 February 2009 Shaleen Bhanot Daljit Kaur Vineet Tanushree Kaushal Amit Gupta Reshmi Ghosh
5 29 December 2012 23 March 2013 Jay Bhanushali Mahii Vij Ravi Dubey Sargun Mehta Arvind Kumar Neelu Vaghela
6 9 November 2013 1 February 2014 Rithvik Dhanjani Asha Negi Gurmeet Chaudhary Debina Bonnerjee Ripudaman Handa Shivangi
7 26 April 2015 19 July 2015 Himmanshoo A. Malhotra Amruta Khanvilkar Malhotra Nandish Singh Rashami Desai Upen Patel Karishma Tanna
8 2 April 2017 25 June 2017 Vivek Dahiya Divyanka Tripathi Sanam Johar Abigail Pande Mohit Sehgal Sanaya Irani

Season 1Edit

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

The Contestants for Season 1 were:

Season 2Edit

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] SOL Productions is producing the second season and airs on STAR One.

The following were the Contestants of Season 2:

Season 3Edit

The judges were Vaibhavi Merchant, Isha Koppikar, David Dhawan. The winners for the second season, Hussain Kuwajerwala and Tina Kuwajerwala hosted the show. The show is produced by Diamond Pictures and will move from STAR One to STAR Plus.

The following were the Contestants of Season 3:

Season 4Edit

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, for Season 3 winners. 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

Season 5Edit

Nach Baliye 5 started in 2012 and ended in March 2013 on StarPlus, and Nach Baliye 5 will air on Glow TV (DStv 167 and OVHD 108).

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 verses ShrimatiEdit

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]

Season 6Edit

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. Shilpa Shetty, Sajid Khan and Terrence Lewis are the Judges and Gautam Rode and Karan Wahi hosts the season, once again.

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:


Season 7Edit

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 Rithvik Dhanjani And 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:

Season 8Edit

Nach Baliye 8 premiered on 2 April 2017 on STAR Plus. The show is produced by BBC Worldwide. Sonakshi Sinha, Terence Lewis and Mohit Suri are judging the show. Karan Tacker and Upasana Singh are the hosts for the show. Ten Jodis have been finalized to take part in Nach Baliye. Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya were declared the Winning Couple of Nach Baliye 8.[22]


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  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". 27 February 2013. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  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. 14 February 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
  9. ^ "Nach Baliye Shriman vs Shrimati ends in a tie". Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  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 Nach Baliye 7!". 30 March 2015.
  15. ^ "Beauty, Fashion, Health, Weight Loss, Sex and Relationships, Life, and Women in the News".
  16. ^ Mulla, Zainab (22 April 2015). "Nach Baliye 7: TRP hungry Ekta Kapoor copies Bigg Boss format".
  17. ^ "Chetan Bhagat excited to judge 'Nach Baliye 7'". 24 March 2015.
  18. ^ "Yes, It's True. Chetan Bhagat Will Judge Nach Baliye 7 - NDTV Movies". 24 March 2015.
  19. ^ "New twist in Nach Baliye 7: Get set for 'three much' fun".
  20. ^ "Nach Baliye 7: Kunwar Amar, Karanvir Bohra, Salman Yusuff Khan to join the couples as tadka - Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". 11 June 2015.
  21. ^ "PICS: Have Upen Patel, Karishma Tanna rekindled their romance? We have proof - The Times of India". The Times of India.
  22. ^ "'Nach Baliye 8 : Divyanka Triptahi and Vivek Dahiya won the celebrity dance show".

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