Dance Ki Takkar is an Indian TV dance show which airs on Star Plus. The show started in December 2013. It has been one of the best popular dance reality shows. It is produced by Sahib Chaggar Productions.


Dance Ki Takkar is a Dance Reality Show which is based on only dance and entertainment just like other dance shows Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Nach Baliye. It has a non-dancer who is a celebrity who is dancing with dancer. Every week there is twists and turns with elimination.

The rules

Dance Ki Takkar rules are that the celebrity have to come early to rehearse and in the week before the weekend.

Daily Punchnama

In the 3rd season which aired in April 2015, Karan Chaggar and Ekta Kapoor had decided to do some changes just like Nach Baliye 7. The 16 celebrities not noly had to do dance but had to d tasks during the week with lots of twists and turns. It came back in the 4th season but finished it early in 7th week. Karan decided that the daily punchnama will not be coming back anymore.


The show initially airs on Star Plus. When the show started, it was first aired on Star Plus. The show has aired on that channel from seasons 1-3. In 2015, for the fourth season it was moved to Life OK. Now presently again since season 5 the show has been aired on Star Plus again.

Commercial success and response

Dance Ki Takkar when it started in 2013, went to be the most great reality shows and was loved by the audience. The first season did very well as the celebrities that as they selected the most well known celebrities trying to do well with their dance moves. Karan Chaggar had said "The first season did really great in its ratings and many were watching it and loved it due to the famous celebs which they all know." As from the first month of its lanch in December; the show had a massive competition with Bigg Boss 7 which also was the most watched show of that season in 2013.

In Season 2, the show became even more popular due to getting popular celebrities. Karan said "Last season was very good and got a good response from the audience. This year, we was thinking to get very most famous and popular celebs in the TV world like Divyanka, Sanaya, Krystle, Disha and Shrenu who are very popular within their space of work".

Season 3 in 2015 was co-produced by soap queen Ekta Kapoor. The response was good and got decent ratings. It even beat Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in August and Nach Baliye. In Season 4, the TRP's had went to the top due to few contestants who were making it interesting due to its theme. The show even beat Bigg Boss 9 which the two shows were having a showdown.[1]

Season 5's first episode (aired on 29 October) made a great start with a rating of 2.2.

Winner's Details

Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor post winning the show appeared in many Bollywood films including Ek Villain (2014), Haider (2014), ABCD 2 (2015) and Baaghi (2016).

Divyanka Tripathi

Divyanka Tripathi post the show continued to play the role Ishita Bhalla in Ekta Kapoor's longest running show Ye Hai Mohabbatein. She also is the winner of Nach Baliye with husband Vivek Dahiya.

Khalid Qureshi

Khalid Qureshi went on to play Rajiv in Star Plus popular show Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar from 2015 to 2017. He participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6, Bigg Boss 10 and Nach Baliye 8. In 2016, Khalid made his debut in Bollywood with the film Mahiya.

Mahika Khan

Mahika Khan went on to appear in films like Baar Baar Dekho (2016), Philauri (2017), Mom (2017), Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017), Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017), Judwaa 2 (2017), Golmaal Again (2017), Tumhari Sulu (2017), Padmaavat (2018), Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018), Raid (2018), Raazi (2018), Veere Di Wedding (2018), Race 3 (2018) and Hate Story 4 (2018).

Karan Jhangiani

Karan Jhangiani who is a model turned actor is still playing the role of Ravi in Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar.

Arjun Luthra

Arjun Luthra post winning the show became popular for his role as Rajbir in Rishta — Ek Vishwaas. He participated in Celebrity Big Brother and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi.

Rashi Singh

After the show, she continued to play the role of Archana in Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar and also played important roles in Naagin 3, Qayamat Ki Raat and Kundali Bhagya.

Seasons Overview

Season Start Date Finish Date Contestants Prize Money Winner(s) Runner Up(s)
1st 2nd
1 7 December 2013 29 March 2014 29 ₹1 crore(US$150,000) Shraddha Kapoor Gurmeet Choudhary Rucha Hasabnis
2 1 November 2014 15 February 2015 25 Divyanka Tripathi Sanaya Irani Mohammad Nazim
3 26 April 2015 23 August 2015 26 Khalid Qureshi Alia Bhatt Sana Khan
4 27 December 2015 16 April 2016 24 Mahika Khan Kartik Aaryan Shakti Mohan
5 29 October 2016 11 February 2017 25 ₹50 lakh (US$75,000) Karan Jhangiani Sanjeeda Sheikh Shamita Shetty
6 14 May 2017 26 August 2017 25 Arjun Luthra Drashti Dhami Sunny Leone
7 7 January 2018 22 April 2018 29 Rashi Singh Gauhar Khan Arjun Malhotra
8 2019 N/A

TRP Ratings

Dance Ki Takkar has been one of the most successful shows of Indian Television. The show which started in 2013 has had great success with high TRP's every year. Here is the details of ratings the show has had every season:

Year Target rating points (TRPs)
Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5 Season 6
Series average 4.40


Year Award Show Category Cast Result
2014 Indian Telly Awards Best Dance Talent Show Dance Ki Takkar Won
Best Anchor/s Karan Singh Grover & Asha Negi
Best Reality Show Dance Ki Takkar Nominated
Best Reality show Director Karan Chaggar
Sahib Chaggar Awards Best Judge Kareena Kapoor Khan Won
Best Entertaining Anchor VJ Andy
Best Pratyogi Divyanka Tripathi
Best Pratyogi Sanaya Irani Nominated
Best Pratyogi (male) Mohammad Nazim
Best Reality Show of the year Dance Ki Takkar Won
2015 Star Parivaar Awards Stylish Member Ragini Khanna Nominated
Television Style Awards Stylish Male in a reality show Mohammad Nazim
Indian Telly Awards Best Dance Reality Show Dance Ki Takkar Nominated
Best Judge Panel Shilpa Shetty, Farah Khan, Terence Lewis
Best Anchor/s Mohammad Nazim, Deepika Singh
Sahib Chaggar Awards Best Dance Reality Show of the year Dance Ki Takkar Won
Best Anchor Deepika Singh Nominated
Best Anchor Mohammad Nazim
Best Judge Shilpa Shetty Kundra Won
Best Pratyogi Alia Bhatt Nominated
Best Pratyogi Khalid Qureshi Won
2016 Life OK Parivaar Awards Favourite Judge Shilpa Shetty Won
Favourite Naya Sadasya - Female Shilpa Shetty Nominated
Favourite Pratiyogi Shraddha Kapoor Won
Saihb Chaggar Awards Best Contestant Shraddha Kapoor Won
Best Host Karan Tacker & Sophie Choudry Won
Best Judge Shilpa Shetty Won
Best Reality Show Sahib Chaggar Productions & Endemol India Won


In the 1st season, there was a cat fight between two contestants Diandra Soares and Sonali Raut and had to get security involved. Eliminated contestants Arjit Taneja, Priya Jhangiani, Hina Khan, Nathalia Kaur and Varun Kumar supported Diandra against Sonali.

Again another controversy took up in the 1st season, when their was a major serious fight between contestant Hina Khan and host Asha Negi, who replaced Sriti Jha as she was gearing up for her new show Kumkum Bhagya. A week later Hina got eliminated. After her elimination, Adaa Khan, Mrunal Jain and Shraddha Arya had told her that Asha had asked the makers to get her out of the show, whereas Hina had looked at the votes and said she had the highest votes.

In the 2nd season, Mahek Chahal had a great fall during rehersals and sprained her knee. The doctor said she couldn't dance and decided to quit the show. She got evicted in the 2nd round.

In the 3rd season, Ragini Khanna had a huge fight with Katie Price and Kriti Sanon. After getting eliminated, Kriti said some bad remarks about Ragini which irked her cousins Aarti Singh and Krushna Abhishek.

In the 4th season, Karishma Tanna was reported to be finalized to leave the show mid-way due to being needed for another show. Director Karan Chaggar had gave Karishma a choice or he will get her replaced from the show Ghar Aii Hamari Pyaare Bahu but wisely she chose to get herself eliminated.[2][3] Yet another controversy was when TV actresses Nia Sharma and Devoleena Bhattacharjee had to quit the competition so early. The makers had already finalized their eviction date due to the clash between two popular shows Saath Nibhaana Saathiya and Jamai Raja.[4][5]

Housemate pattern

Clique Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5 Season 6 Season 7
Politically acclaimed None
Reality show Alumni Shaleen Malhotra Renee Dhyani Suyyash Rai Shakti Mohan Prince Narula Bani J Mohit Hiranandani
Sahaj Singh Benafsha Soonawalla
LGBT None VJ Andy None
Sushant Divgikar
Pageant winner None Sushant Divgikar Mahika Khan Manasvi Mamgai Lopamudra Raut Manushi Chhillar
On the Wrong
Side of the Law
Item girl Mallika Sherawat Sambhavna Seth Sana Khan Nora Fatehi None Poonam Pandey Arshi Khan
Nathalia Kaur Antara Biswas Sapna Chaudhary
International star Elli Avram Bruna Abdullah Mandana Karimi Sunny Leone Lucinda Nicholas
Sofia Hayat Nargis Fakhri Selena Gomez Elena Kazan
Natasa Stankovic Jasmin Walia
Seasoned model Shaleen Malhotra Nigaar Khan Khalid Qureshi Akash Dahiya Karan Jhangiani Lopamudra Raut Rashi Singh
Varun Kumar Mohammad Nazim Sushant Divgikar Katrina Sadiq Karan Rajput Lucinda Nicholas
Diandra Soares Sania Khan Deana Uppal Manav Jain Siddharth Khanna Arjun Luthra Karandeep Singh
Sonali Raut Ashish Singh Payal Rohatgi Rochelle Rao
Neelam Gill Varun Verma
Mandana Karimi Divya Agarwal
Soap actorHina Khan Divyanka Tripathi Ragini Khanna Karishma Tanna Karan Jhangiani Drashti Dhami Rashi Singh
Gurmeet Choudhary Sanaya Irani Bharti Jhangiani Manav Jain Kishwar Merchant Varun Singh Mouni Roy
Karanvir Bohra Arjun Bijlani Karan Wahi Devoleena Bhattacharjee Siddharth Khanna Mohit Sehgal Jennifer Winget
Nandish Sandhu Mohammad Nazim Vishal Singh Akash Dahiya Aditi Sharma Surbhi Jyoti Ankita Singh
Adaa Khan Krystle D'Souza Suyyash Rai Mrunal Thakur Ekta Kaul Asha Negi Karan Tacker
Sara Khan Paridhi Sharma Suhasi Dhami Shilpa Sakhlani Shweta Basu Prasad Mahhi Vij Pearl V Puri
Manasi Parekh Shrenu Parikh Sukirti Kandpal Gautam Singh Vivian Dsena Karan Mehra Ankit Siwach
Sharaddha Arya Puja Banerjee Ashish Singh Hiten Tejwani Lovey Sasan Kushal Tandon Surbhi Chandna
Mrunal Jain Karan Kundra Varun Raheja Sargun Mehta Karan Dahiya Priyanka Singh Anita Hassanandani
Arjit Taneja Panchi Bora Rohan Gandotra Preetika Rao Aakanksha Singh Shivangi Joshi Gautam Gulati
Rubina Dilaik Nigaar Khan Shiny Doshi Roshni Chopra Sanjeeda Sheikh Karan Rajput Varun Dahiya
Rucha Hasabnis Pratyusha Banerjee Vivek Dahiya Aparna Dixit Kajal Raut Rajshri Rani Sanaya Sharma
Deepika Singh Nisha Rawal Sonarika Bhadoria Madhura Naik Kratika Sengar Shubhangi Atre Sriti Jha
Pooja Gaur Sania Khan Tina Datta Aditya Redij Anas Rashid Dheeraj Dhoopar Shilpa Shinde
Jay Bhanushali Vrushika Mehta Shivani Singh Parul Chauhan Arjun Luthra Arjun Malhotra
Barun Sobti Krtika Kamra Rohan Mehra Roop Durgapal Samiksha Jaiswal Parth Samthaan
Tejaswi Parekh Sahil Anand Dalljiet Kaur Helly Shah
Dimple Jhangiani Kanika Maheshwari Barkha Sengupta Jigyasa Singh Aishwarya Sakhuja
Saurabh Raj Jain Shashank Vyas Aarti Singh Aly Goni
Rajiv Ahuja Soni Singh Kunal Verma Sheen Dass
Singer Neha Kakkar Diljit Dosanjh Sunidhi Chauhan Selena Gomez None Zayn Malik Sugandha Mishra
Sportsperson None Sania Mirza None
Film starMallika Sherawat Diljit Dosanjh Alia Bhatt Kartik Aaryan Minissha Lamba Sunny Leone Rimi Sen
Shraddha Kapoor Ashmit Patel Khalid Qureshi Mahika Khan Mahira Khan Poonam Pandey Gauhar Khan
Gurmeet Choudhary Akashdeep Saigal Bruna Abdullah Amruta Khanvilkar Payal Rohatgi Kiara Advani Sana Saeed
Priya Jhangiani Mahek Chahal Siddharth Gupta Athiya Shetty Yuvika Chaudhary Antara Biswas Oviya Helen
Sambhavna Seth Nargis Fakhri Diana Penty
Comedian Kavita Kaushik None Aarti Singh None Bharti Singh Sugandha Mishra
Sumona Chakravarti
Non-celebrity None Nitibha Kaul None Arshi Khan
Priya Malik
Dancer None Sambhavna Seth None Shakti Mohan Shefali Zariwala Arjun Luthra Sapna Chaudhary

Season 1

The first season started on 7 December 2013 and ended on 29 March 2014 declaring Film actress Shraddha Kapoor and her choreographer Deepak Singh as winner.

The judges are Geeta Kapoor, Rohit Shetty and Kareena Kapoor Khan and the hosts were Asha Negi and Karan Dahiya. The contestants were:

Season 2

The second season started on 1 November 2014 and ended on 14 February 2015 declaring TV actress Divyanka Tripathi of Ye Hai Mohabbatein fame and her choreographer Nishant Dahiya as winners. Sanaya Irani became the 1st runner-up while Mohammad Nazim became 2nd runner-up. Kareena Kapoor Khan, Geeta Kapoor and Rohit Shetty were in the judge panels. The hosts were Kavita Kaushik and VJ Andy. The contestants were:

Season 3

The third season premiered on 26th April 2015 and ended on 23rd August 2015 on Star Plus. The series was co-produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor under their banner of Balaji Telefilms. The series aired from Monday to Saturday nights and on Sunday evenings. Khalid Qureshi and Sadia Sidiqui are the winners.

The show was hosted by Karan Tacker and Gauhar Khan. Farah Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Terrance Lewis were the judges. Later in June 2015, Mohammad Nazim and Deepika Singh replaced Karan and Gauhar respectively as hosts. The contestants were:

Season 4

The fourth season started on 27 December 2015 on Star Life OK. The hosts are Karan Tacker and Sunny Leone. Shilpa Shetty, Remo D'Souza and Shahid Kapoor are the judges. It is co-produced by Endemol alongside Karan Chaggar under his banner of Sahib Chaggar Productions. The show ended on 16 April 2016 declaring Mahika Khan and Vishal Rana as winners. The contestants were:

Season 5

The fifth season was judged by Katrina Kaif, Remo D'Souza and Farah Khan. It was hosted by Varun Kumar and Karishma Tanna. The contestants were:

Season 6

The sixth season started on 14th May 2017 on Star Plus. The judges were Deepika Padukone, Karan Johar and Farah Khan. The contestants were:

Season 7

The seventh season stared from 7 January 2018 on Star Plus. The hosts were, Varun Kumar & Sanaya Irani. The judges were Priyanka Chopra, Farah Khan & Terence Lewis. The series ended on 21 April 2018 with popular TV actress Rashi Singh and the winner. The contestants were:


  1. BREAKING: Dance Ki Takkar 4 beats Bigg Boss 9 becomes no 1 reality show. Retrieved on 14 January 2016.
  2. Karishma Tanna asked to leave Dance Ki Takkar by Karan Chaggar if she wants to be in Ghar Aii Hamari Pyaare Bahu!. Retrieved on 12 February 2016.
  3. SHOCKING - Karishma QUITS Dance Ki Takkar gets eliminated. Retrieved on 12 February 2016.
  4. Dance Ki Takkar 4: Devoleena chooses Saathiya over Dance Ki Takkar. Retrieved on 21 January 2016.
  5. Dance Ki Takkar 4: Nia quits while Athiya voted out. Retrieved on 10 January 2016.
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