Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa

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Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa
Jhalak3.jpg
Intertitle of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, season 3.
GenreDance, Entertainment,
Created byA BBC Production
Country of originIndia
No. of seasons6
Production company(s)BBC Worldwide Productions India
Broadcast
Original channelSony Entertainment Television India(2006-2011)Colors(2012-present)
Picture format480i (SDTV),
Original run7 September 2006 – Present
 
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Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa
Jhalak3.jpg
Intertitle of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, season 3.
GenreDance, Entertainment,
Created byA BBC Production
Country of originIndia
No. of seasons6
Production company(s)BBC Worldwide Productions India
Broadcast
Original channelSony Entertainment Television India(2006-2011)Colors(2012-present)
Picture format480i (SDTV),
Original run7 September 2006 – Present

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is a television reality show and the Indian version of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing and ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

Concept[edit]

In Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, celebrities perform various dances together with professional dance partners. The show's format is taken from the Strictly Come Dancing show on BBC One in the UK, which has been successful in many countries includingthe United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Italy, where it is known as Dancing with the Stars.[1]

The dances are typically more exuberant than on its sister programmes around the world, owing to India's Bollywood traditions.[citation needed] Also because of the strong Bollywood approach, India is the only country not to have live music with an in-house band. The show is also pre-recorded, unlike the UK's Strictly Come Dancing and other spin-offs.[1] All the ballroom and Latin dances are performed as Bollywood-themed showdances (US: freestyles) rather than with strict 'syllabus' ballroom or Latin technique.

The show is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions in India. Tania Bath is the Creative Director of the Indian series.

Series winners[edit]

SeasonSeason Premiere DateSeason Finale DateWinner1st Runner Up2nd Runner Up
18 September 20064 November 2006Mona SinghShweta SalveMahesh Manjrekar
228 September 200715 December 2007Prachi DesaiSandhya MridulJay Bhanushali
327 February 200931 May 2009Baichung BhutiaGauhar KhanKaran Singh Grover
412 December 20108 March 2011Meiyang ChangSushant Singh RajputYana Gupta
516 June 201230 September 2012Gurmeet ChoudharyRashmi DesaiRithvik Dhanjani
61 June 201314 September 2013Drashti DhamiLauren GottliebSumanth and Sonali

Season 1[edit]

The first season of the show started on 8 September 2006 and ended 4 November.

Hosts
Judges
Contestants
Finalists

Season 2[edit]

The second season of the show started on September 28, 2007 and ended December 15, 2007.

Hosts
Judges
Contestants
Finalists

Season 3[edit]

Season 4[edit]

Season 5[edit]

Season 6[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Osborn, Michael (2008-09-19). "The World of TV Ballroom Shows". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-01-20. 

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