Teriya Magar

Teriya Phounja Magar is a Nepalese dancer based on Mumbai,India. She came into the public spotlight during her performances on the dance competition television series Dance India Dance Li'l Masters which she won on 21 June 2014.[1][2] She is also the winner of Colors TV dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 9) which she won on 21 January 2017.[3] Teriya is the second daughter born to her parents, and attended St. Lawrence High School in Vashi, Navi Mumbai, India .[4]

Teriya Magar
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Years active2014-present
Known forWinning DID-Li'l Master Season 3, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (Season 9)
Height5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
Parent(s)Anita Phounja Magar
Bijay Phounja Magar

On 29 June 2014, Teriya was honored with the title "Lumbini Peace Ambassador" by the Kapilvastu Day Campaign.[4] The award was presented by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Development, Prakash Man Singh.[5]


She was very passionate about the dance since her childhood. She used to participate in a different dance competition. At the age of 7 years, she started to learn dance in Butwal. Teriya usually dances in freestyle and Bollywood dance Form. Apart from that, She is extremely versatile and has won many other dance competitions in Nepal.[6]

Dance India Dance Li'l MastersEdit

DID Li'l Masters 3 winning moment

She began her career at the age of 11 as a dancer, she gave an audition in the third season of Zee TV's dance reality series Dance India Dance Li'l Masters, where she was selected and came out as the winner with ₹10 lakh (US$14,000) prize money. The show was judged by Geeta Kapoor, Ahmed Khan and Mudassar Khan. While Mithun Chakraborty was the Grand Master of the show. This was the platform where she got big fame among the peoples in India and Nepal.[7]

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 9)Edit

Teriya's winning moment of Jhalak

After winning DID Li'l Masters season 3, she participated in the ninth season of Colors TV's celebrity dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. In 8 October episode, 5 WildCard entries were introduced by Farah Khan (who too joined the show as a judge). Teriya got wildcard entry as a young celebrity challenger along with Siddharth Nigam, Spandan Chaturvedi, Gracy Goswami and Swasti Nitya. Eventually, she got eliminated but re-entered as wild card entry again on 26 November 2017. After coming back in the show, she rocked the stage in every episodes and she was also declared as the first contestant to enter the finals. The grand finale was high on great performances and perfect scores, Teriya and her partner Aryan grabbed perfect scores and the maximum audience votes and emerged as the winner of the celebrity dance reality show. This show was judged by Karan Johar, Farah Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Ganesh Hegde. The finale episode also had actor Hrithik Roshan coming over to promote his film Kaabil, and encouraged the finalists. Teriya took home the winning trophy and cash prize worth Rs. 30 lakhs.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
2014 Dance India Dance Li'l Masters 3 Contestant Winner
2015 India's Best Dramebaaz – season 2 Herself Special Appearance
2016 Comedy Nights Bachao Guest Appearance Children's Special
Bigg Boss (Hindi season 10) Herself along with other contestants of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 To celebrate New Year as the contestants from Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa – season 9 Contestant Winner with Aryan Patra
2017 Dance Champions Herself Contestant: Champions Team
2018 Dance India Dance Li'l Masters 4 Herself Special Appearance
Kundali Bhagya - Episode Event Guest Performer Ganesh Chaturthi Special

Cover SongsEdit

Year Song Notes
2019 Timro Mayale Badhera Rakha [9]


Year Award Presenter Ref
2014 Lumbini Peace Ambassador Prakash Man Singh [10]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "'DID L'il Masters' winner Teriya Magar wants to be like Sonakshi Sinha". The Indian Express. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  2. ^ "DID winner Teriya Magar wants to be like Sonakshi Sinha". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Teriya Magar wins Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 9, defeats Salman Yusuff Khan, Shantanu Maheshwari". The Indian Express. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Teriya Magar honored as "Lumbini peace ambassador"". Nepalvoices.com.au. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Felicitations continue for Teriya Magar". República. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  7. ^ "DID Li'l Masters Season 3".
  8. ^ "Challenger in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 9".
  9. ^ "Famous Dancer Teriya Magar Introduced as Singer".
  10. ^ "Teriya Magar honored in Belgium".

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Faisal Khan
(Season 2)
DID Li'l Masters
(Season 3)
Succeeded by
Jiya Thakur
(Season 4)
Preceded by Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa - Dancing with the Stars
(Season 9)
Succeeded by