Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 3 belongs to the reality genre. Sony Entertainment Television Limited premiered the season on 27 February 2009, and it got completed on 31 May 2009. It is produced by BBC World Wide Productions India. The judges’ panel for this season was completely new, comprising of famous choreographers
Vaibhavi Merchant &
Saroj Khan, and talented actress
Juhi Chawla. The hosts for the show were
Rohit Roy, and
Shiv Pandit. This season saw popular faces from different fields showcasing their dancing talents on the stage along with their professional choreographer partner.
The first contestant was former actress
Bhagyashree Patwardhan and her choreographer was
Toby Fernandes. Magician Ugesh Sarcar was paired up with Tina Sachdeva, while Music Composer
Anand Raj Anand was paired up with Rozita Rajput. Former cricketer
Mohinder Amarnath was also the part of the show, and he received Lillian Mendes as his choreographer partner. Famous TV actor
Ram Kapoor also showcased his dancing skills along with MarischaFernandes. Actress
Monica Bedi got JavedSanadi as her partner, while Actress
Shilpa Shukla got
Nishant Bhatt as the partner.
Parul Chauhan was accompanied by talented choreographer and previous season’s winner
Deepak Singh. The sequence of their getting eliminated was Bhagyashree, Ugesh, Anand Raj Anand, Mohinder Amarnath, Ram Kapoor, Monica Bedi, Shilpa Shukla, and Parul Chauhan. The semi finale consisted of singer & rapper
Hard Kaur, famous TV actor
Karan Singh Grover, VJ & Model
Gauhar Khan, and the famous footballer Baichung Bhutia. Hard Kaur had
Savio Barnes as her partner, Karan Singh Grover had
Nicole Alvares, Gauhar Khan had Himanshu, and Baichung Bhutia had Sonia Zaffer.
Hard Kaur got eliminated in the Semi-finals which made the judges very unhappy as Karan Singh Grover and Nicole reached to finales even after getting the lowest marks. The finale was won by Baichung Bhutia which came as a surprise for everyone because of his non-dance background. However, due to his football flexibility and exceptional body movement, he won hearts of all. Though he was the ex-captain of the Indian Football Team, he performed wonderfully on all dance forms like break dance, hip-hop, contemporary, and astonished the judges as well as the audience. He received 4 Million as the prize of winning the show, but he being a golden heart person gave half of the amount for charity and the rest he shared with his choreographer. Even in that, he donated some part towards the destitute hit by the cyclone Aila.