Fifth season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, India’s hottest dancing reality show started airing on 16th June 2012 on Colors channel replacing its previous channel Sony Entertainment Television. Popular personalities from TV, Film and Sports fields contested in the show with a dancing partner and presented their dancing abilities to various dance forms. Based on the scores given by judges for their performances and support from audience participants got eliminated one by one from the show leaving the top 3 contestants compete in the grand finale.
Hosts and Judges
The fifth season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa was hosted by Manish Paul and Ragini Khanna who replaced previous hosts Sumeet Raghavan and Mona Singh. The judges panel of this season also witnessed a change where popular bollywood director Karan Johar replaced previous season’s judge Malaika Arora Khan and famous bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit and choreographer Remo D’souza continued their roles as the other two judges.
Contestants and Wild Card Entries
Colors channel started the show with 12 contestants, among them 11 are from TV and movie industries, Sanath Jayasuriya from Sports field and kept the name of 13th contestant as a secret to give a surprise package to its audience. Sushil Kumar, winner of 5 crores in Kaun Banega Krorepati season 5 entered the show as the 13th contestant. Later the channel held a competition for the wild card entry to the show. Avika Gor, Jay Soni, Karna Waki, Neha Basin, Rashmi Desai and Ritvik Dhanjani competed and the last two Rashmi and Ritvik got selected to enter as wild card entries to the show.
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 Contestants List
- Archana Vijaya – TV Host
- Bharti Singh – Popular comedian
- Jayati Bhatia – TV Actress
- Giaa Manek – TV Actress
- Sushil Kumar – Winner of 5cr in KBC 5
- Pratyusha Bannerjee – TV Actress, popular for her role as Balikavadhu, contestant of Bigg Boss 7
- Ravi Kishen – Bhojpuri Actor and contestant of Bigg Boss Season 1
- Shibani Dandekar – Actress, host and singer
- Darsheel Safari – Child actor, popular for his role in the movie Tare Jameen Par
- Talat Aziz – Singer
- Sanath Jayasuriya – Srilankan cricketer
- Isha Sharwani – Actress and dancer
- Rithvik Dhanjani – Actor, Second Runner-up of Jhalak Dhikhhla Jaa 5
- Rashmi Desai – Bhojpuri and TV actress, First Runner-up of Jhalak Dhikhhla Jaa season 5
- Gurmeet Choudhary – TV actor – Winner of Jhalak Dhikhhla Jaa 5