Indian Television has opened the doors for people who are passionate about dancing. Other than singing reality shows, there are many dancing reality series in Television which gives a significant platform for dance lovers to showcase their dancing skills. In any reality series, being a judge is vital as they have to hunt the best talent from a bunch of contestants. Let’s get into the list of top judges from popular dancing reality shows in TV-
1. Remo D’Souza –
Ace Bollywood Choreographer Remo D’Souza has acted as super dancing judge in dance shows like Dance India Dance series, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and Dance plus 1 and 2. Remo who is a National Award winner choreographer is popularly known to be one of the best dancing judges in reality shows because of his incredible dancing skills. Remo’s best works are for songs like Deewani Mastani and in movie Yeh Jawani Hai Dewani. Remo D’Souza who is also a filmmaker has also made films like ABCD, ABCD 2 with the theme of dancing.
Terence Lewis is a specialised choreographer in different dance forms like Contemporary, neo-classical, Indian folk and many international dance forms. Lewis who is noted choreographer has also been judging in dancing shows which include Dance India Dance series,
5, Nach Baliya Shriman Vs Shrimati. Indeed his dancing capabilities made Terence a favourable judge too.
Bollywood beauty Shilpa Shetty has been seen donning as a judge in many dance reality shows. We have seen her ‘Thumkas’ in many dance numbers like ‘Shut up and bounce and ‘Main aayi Hoon UP Bihar lutane, ’ and indeed she is a great dancer.Nowadays Shilpa Shetty is usually seen more in small screen as a judge on Dancing shows. In the past, she judged dance reality shows featuring couples Nach Baliye, and recently she was seen as a judge in reality show ‘Super Dancer’ which aired on Sony Television.
Dancing Diva Madhuri Dixit, apart from acting she is well-known for her dancing. Madhuri Dixit also appeared as a judge on dancing shows like Jhalak Dikhla Jaa series and the Indian American version show ‘So You think you can dance.' The ‘Dhak Dhak girl’ has been seeing in small screen for judging dance shows, and her ‘Perfect’ judging is what makes her be part of dancing shows on TV.
Geeta Kapoor is an acclaimed choreographer and a reality show judge too. Geeta Kapoor has been judging many reality shows right from Dance India Dance series to DID Super mums to DID little masters to Super Dancer. She is usually referred as ‘Geeta Ma’ by contestants. Geeta was in a troupe of renowned choreographer
, and she assisted in many films like Kuch Kuch Hota He,
Main Hoon Na
Om Shanti Om
and more. She is regarded as a sweet judge in shows.
6. Farah Khan-
Director and Famous Choreographer Farah Khan also made her way to the small screen as a judge in dancing reality shows. She has been part of dance talents hunt shows like Jhalak Dikhla Jaa,
, and Dance India Dance Li’l Masters. Farah has been into choreography for many years, and her choreographic is visible in numerous Bollywood films.
Ganesh has also been associated with Choreography from the decade. Hegde has choreographed many Bollywood movies and stage shows. Ganesh also made into small screen as a judge on popular show ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, ’ and he rose to fame for his dancing talent.
Shiamak Davar is known as a dancing guru, and his contribution as Choreographer in Hindi cinema is exceptional. Many B-town stars like
Sushant Singh Rajput
were part of his troupe. Shiamak has won accolades for his best work in Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Dhoom 2 and he also choreographs for stage shows like Filmfare, IIFA and more.He also donned as a judge in shows like Jhalak Dikhla Jaa,
Dance Premier League
, and Dance Ke Superstar.
Vaibhavi Merchant is also a famous choreographer in Bollywood. Her best choreography works in Bollywood are for the songs Kajra Re, Dhol Baaje,
and more. Vaibhavi too acted as judge in dance talent shows like Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, Just Dance, and Zara Nach Ke Dikha.
Marzi Pestonji is also a dancer and choreographer. He too acted as a judge along with Geeta, and Terence Lewis in ‘Dance India Dance.' He also judged ‘Nach Baliye 7’ featuring couples. Marzi has excelled in his profession with his dedication and hard work.