Nach Baliye ('Nach' means Dance and 'Baliye' means partner or mate) is a dance, reality-television series on the Indian channel Star Plus. The show is a couples dancing contest. The first and second season aired on Star One and then shifted to Star Plus.


The show is a competition wherein 10 television celebrity couples compete against each other. Contestants dance to a different tune, different theme and different styles every week and scores are given by the judges. Each week one couple is eliminated based on public voting and their scores.


  • Sana Saeed’s fake boyfriend: Rumour has it that Sana’s boyfriend Dipesh was handpicked for her by the producers. Apparently, an audition was held to select the perfect partner for Sana – clearly that didn’t work in her favour at all.[1]
  • Shakti Arora forced to leave: The Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi actor was forced to leave NB7 mid way because his channel didn’t want him participating in a rival channel. The actor claimed that he has to leave the show due to personal problems but the truth is much farther than that.[2]
  • Rashami Desai’s fake injury: During the show all the couples are forced to stay in the villa. However, Rashami Desai faked an injury and went off to LA for a show. Unfortunately, Nakuul Mehta clicked a selfie and uploaded it on social networking sites creating uproar in the NB house. When she came back, the makers told her to accept the blame so that co-contestants don’t react much. However it seems that Rashami had apparently already taken permission from the channel. When Rashami got caught by her fellow contestants and judges, she finally opened about her failed marriage, miscarriage and what not to gain sympathy.[3]
  • Chetan Bhagat’s personal remarks: Ever since the news spread that the author was the one of the judges on the panel, everyone had just one common question, why? Bhagat’s remarks after every performance also irked contestants. Much later into the show, Nandish Sandhu made a comment, “I still don’t know what Chetan Bhagat is looking for in the show.” He offended Arpit Ranka by calling the couple a runaway duo, Upen Patel and Karishma Tanna were angry because he doubted their relationship.[4]
  • Payal Rohatgi and Sangram Singh’s untimely exit: Sangram is a national level wrestler, during the course of the show he was called to enrol in a national level wrestling competition and fill out some forms, but the makers of NB did not allow. Sangram was irked by the double standards of the producers. He then decided to get himself eliminated.[5]
  • Himmanshoo Malhotra and Amruta Khanvilkar cheating: Just one week before the finale, the finalists were given a number that they’d ask fans to vote for them. It seems the couple leaked the number much beforehand. Now there’s no real proof to this allegation, but Upen-Karishma’s fans strongly believe so.[6]
  • Karishma Tanna and Upen Patel cheating: During the Daily Punchnama episode it was revealed that Upen had his phone hidden this made stirs with other contestants. Later it was said that Karishma also helped him to do so.[7]
  • Karan and Rithvik’s statements and the impending case: Recently, Karan and Rithvik passed some objectionable comments on National heroes and the constitution. A freelance journalist filed a police complaint against the issue. Advocate Devendra Patil, however, took the case ahead in Mulund court. Rithvik and Karan are yet to respond to the case.[8]

Seasons overview

Season Start Date Finish Date Winner(s) Runner Up(s)
2nd 3rd
1 17 October 2005 19 December 2005 Sachin Pilgaonkar Supriya Pilgaonkar Manish Goel Poonam Narula Varun Badola Rajeshwari Sachdev
2 25 September 2006 18 December 2006 Hussain Kuwajerwala Tina Kuwajerwala Yash Tonk Gauri Tonk Bakhtiyaar Irani Tanaaz Irani
3 21 September 2007 22 December 2007 Aamir Ali Sanjeeda Sheikh Abhishek Avasthi Rakhi Sawant Krushna Abhishek Kashmira Irani
4 17 October 2008 1 February 2009 Shaleen Bhanot Daljit Kaur Vineet Tanushree Kaushal Amit Gupta Reshmi Ghosh
5 29 December 2012 23 March 2013 Jay Bhanushali Mahii Vij Ravi Dubey Sargun Mehta Arvind Kumar Neelu Vaghela
6 9 November 2013 1 February 2014 Rithvik Dhanjani Asha Negi Gurmeet Chaudhary Debina Bonnerjee Ripudaman Handa Shivangi
7 26 April 2015 19 July 2015 Himmanshoo A. Malhotra Amruta Khanvilkar Malhotra Nandish Singh Rashami Desai Upen Patel Karishma Tanna
8 18 June 20116 10 September 2016 Varun Singh Rashi Kumar Khalid Qureshi Sadia Siddiqui Mrunal Jain Sweety Jain
9 2 April 2017 25 June 2017 Vivek Dahiya Divyanka Tripathi Sanam Johar Abigail Jain Mohit Sehgal Sanaya Irani

Nach Baliye 1

The judges were Saroj Khan, Malaika Arora Khan and Farhan Akhtar with Sangeeta Ghosh and Shabbir Ahluwalia serving as the hosts.[9]

The Contestants for Season 1 were:

Nach Baliye 2

Nach Bailye 2 started on 25 September 2006, and ended on 18 December 2006, with Tina and Hussain Kuwajerwala as winners. Saroj Khan, Malaika Arora Khan and Kunal Kohli were the judges. Sangeeta Ghosh and Shabbir Ahluwalia hosted the season.[10]

The following were the Contestants of Season 2:

Nach Baliye 3

The judges were Vaibhavi Merchant, Isha Koppikar, David Dhawan which means the Winners of Season 2, Hussain Kuwajerwala and Tina Kuwajerwala hosted the show.

The Contestants for Season 3 were:

Created by - Darien Amos Star Plus

Nach Baliye 4

Nach Bailye 4 started on 17 October 2008 in India and the United States. The broadcast of the series began on 3 January 2009 in the United Kingdom. It finished on 1 February 2009 in India, with Shaleen and Daljit as winners.[11]

The hosts were initially Sanjeeda Sheikh and Aamir Ali. Celebrity hosts Sara Khan and Ali Merchant hosted on week 5. Hiten Tejwani and Gauri Pradhan Tejwani became the hosts on Week 8.

Farah Khan, Karisma Kapoor, and Arjun Rampal served as the judges.

The Contestants for Season 4 were,

Created by Anil Jha Star Plus

Nach Baliye 5

Nach Baliye 5 started in 2012 and ended in March 2013.

Karan Wahi and Gautam Rode hosted the program. For season 5, the judges were Shilpa Shetty, Sajid Khan and Terrence Lewis.

The following were the Contestants for Season 5:

Shilpa cancelled her shoot as her nine-month-old son was hospitalized.[16]

Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati

Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati is an extension of the Nach Baliye series, and ran in April 2013. In Shriman vs Shrimati, the celebrity couples did not dance together but instead competed against each other. The series ended in a tie.[17]

Gurmeet Choudhary was declared the Best Performer Of The Series.[18]

Nach Baliye 6

The sixth season of Nach Baliye premiered on 9 November 2013 on Star Plus channel, airing on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Eleven celebrity couples competed in the series.

TV Actors Rithvik Dhanjani and Asha Negi were declared the Winning Couple of Nach Baliye Season 6 on 1 February 2014.[19] Gurmeet Choudhary and Debina Bonnerjee were declared the runners up.[20]
Sara Khan done Cameo Dance Performance in wild card special episode along with Paras Chhabra.

Writing for, Paloma Sharma gave the show 2.5 stars out of 5 in its first week, stating "perhaps the hosts and the judges could keep their clothes on and refrain from excessive flirting since Nach Baliye does happen to be a 'family show'."[21]

Celebrity Jodi contestants were:

Nach Baliye 7

The seventh season premiered on 26 April 2015 on Star Plus.[22][23] the series is produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor under their banner Balaji Telefilms.[24] The series airs from Monday to Saturday nights and on Sunday evenings. The show ended on 19 July 2015.

The show was hosted by Rithvik Dhanjani and Karan Patel. Marzi Pestonji, Preity Zinta and Chetan Bhagat were the judges.[25][26]

Kunwar Amar, Karanvir Bohra, Mukti Mohan, Sargun Mehta and Salman Yusuf Khan also appeared for special episode.[27][28]

The list of Contestants for Season 7 is as follows:

Nach Baliye 8

The eighth season premiered on 18 June 2016. The series was produced by Karan Chaggar under his banner of Sahib Chaggar Productions. The series aired every Saturday and Sunday. The show ended on 11 September 2016.

The show was hosted by Karan Wahi & Varun Dahiya and was judged by Kareena Kapoor, Farah Khan & Marzi Pestonji. The series was won by Varun Singh and Rashi Singh.

The list of Contestants for Season 8 is as follows:

Nach Baliye 8

Nach Baliye 8 premiered on 2 April 2017 on Star Plus. The show is produced by BBC Worldwide. Sonakshi Sinha, Terence Lewis and Mohit Suri are judging the show. Karan Tacker and Upasana Singh are the hosts for the show. Ten Jodis have been finalized to take part in Nach Baliye. Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya were declared the Winning Couple of Nach Baliye 8.[29]

Nach Baliye Season 9 Contestant List 2017.[30]


  1. Error on call to Template:cite web: Parameters url and title must be specified. Retrieved on 28 April 2015.
  2. Nach Baliye 7: Shakti Arora and Neha Saxena quit the show, saving Sangram Singh and Payal Rohatgi. Retrieved on 11 May 2017.
  3. Rashmi Desai to apologise for faking ankle injury on 'Nach Baliye'. Retrieved on 2 May 2015.
  4. Nach Baliye 7: Chetan Bhagat taken off the judges’ panel?. Retrieved on 6 May 2015.
  5. Nach Baliye 7: Sangram Singh and Payal Rohatgi quit to protest!. Retrieved on 10 June 2015.
  6. Error on call to Template:cite web: Parameters url and title must be specified. Retrieved on 15 July 2015.
  7. 'Nach Baliye 7': After Rashami Desai, Karishma Tanna-Upen Patel Accused of Cheating. Retrieved on 9 May 2015.
  8. Nach Baliye 7’s Karan Patel and Rithvik Dhanjani in legal trouble!. Retrieved on 16 July 2015.
  9. Star One launches star-studded dance show Nach Baliye.
  10. 'Nach Baliye' opens well for Star One.
  11. Meet the jodies of Nach Baliye 4. Retrieved on 7 January 2010.
  12. Deepshikha-Keshav are the first casualty of Nach Baliye 5.
  13. Shefali and Parag voted out again (4.57 PM IST 02.27.2013). Retrieved on March 4, 2013.
  14. Smita and Ankush eliminated from Nach Baliye 5.
  15. Deepshikha-Keshav are the first casualty of Nach Baliye 5.
  16. Shilpa Shetty cancels shoot to nurse son. Shilpa Shetty cancels shoot to nurse son. (18:26 IST (14/2/2013)). Retrieved on February 16, 2013.
  17. Nach Baliye Shriman vs Shrimati ends in a tie. Retrieved on 9 June 2015.
  18. Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati in a tie. Retrieved on 9 June 2015.
  19. Rithvik Dhanjani and Asha Negi are Winners of Nach Baliye 6. Retrieved on 1 February 2014.
  20. Nach Baliye 6 results: Rithvik Dhanjani-Asha Negi beat Gurmeet Choudhary-Debina Bonnerjee!. Retrieved on 9 June 2015.
  21. Sharma, Paloma (11 November 2013). Review: Nach Baliye 6 needs more sizzle!. Retrieved on 12 November 2013.
  22. Kareena Kapoor turns down the offer to judge Nah Baliye 7
  23. Vidya Balan to judge Nach Baliye 7?
  24. TRP Hungry Ekta copies Bigg Boss format for her upcoming dance reality show Nach Baliye 7
  25. Author Chetan Bhagat excited and eager to judge Nach Baliye 7
  26. It's True: Chetan Bhagat to judge Nach Baliye 7
  27. New twist in Nach Baliye 7: Get set for 'three much' fun.
  29. 'Nach Baliye 8 : Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya wins the celebrity dance show.
  30. Nach Baliye Season 8 Contestant List 2017 Host Judges TellySerialUpdates

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