Marischa Fernandes is a dancer and choreographer who has enjoyed the limelight ever since her appearance at the popular reality dance show,
Jhalak Dikhla Jaa
on Sony Entertainment Television. She lives in Mumbai and is an alumnus of Apostolic Carmel High School. She is also a student of the well-known choreographer
. Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Journey: Season 2: She was first noticed when she was chosen to be the choreographer/dance partner of the hockey player
Mir Ranjan Negi
in the second season of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. The duo went on till the semi-finals of the show and then got eliminated.
Season 3: She came back to the show in Season 3 to partner up with the television actor
. The duo got eliminated in Round 5 of the show. Season 4: In Season 4, she teamed up with
and emerged as the winner through hip-hop, contemporary and Indian Dance Forms to beat the 12 other dancing duos. Season 6: In Season 6, she partnered with the popular singer Shaan and became the most talked about duo of the season. However, she suffered an injury during rehearsal and was replaced by
. Season 7: She could not make it to Season 7 of JDJ because of medical issues and was badly missed by the die-hard fans of the show.
Season 8: She made a comeback to the show in Season 8 (also called Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Reloaded) and partnered up with the TV actor
to reach the finals along with
. The duo was the first among the four to get eliminated. Marischa is reportedly dating
, who was also a choreographer on Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. They met in the second season of the show and have been dating for 8 years. They are said to be very serious about the relationship and plan to get married soon.