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Meet the contestants of Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa 5

Last updated on: June 1, 2012 20:01 IST

Meet the contestants of Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa 5

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Dance reality TV show Jhalak Dhikla Jaa is back with its fifth season.

And like every time, this season has some interesting names as well -- from a veejay to a cricketer! Take a look

Archana Vijaya

Archana shot to fame after winning Channel [V] India's Get Gorgeous in 2004 and became a veejay on the channel. She later hosted the second season of Get Gorgeous in 2005, followed up with shows like Extra Cover - Tour Dairy on Neo Sports, and IPL 5's Extraa Innings.

Her looks and fun-loving attitude should help her win some points on the show.


Image: Archana Vijaya


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Shibani Dandekar

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Shibani Dandekar grew up in Australia but is currently pursuing a career in Mumbai.

She has ventured into television, modelling and hosting events.

Since 2011, she has been co-hosting Extraa Innings during the IPL matches.

Her sister is the actress-singer Anusha Dandekar.


Image: Shibani Dandekar


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Isha Sharvani

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Isha Sharvani is Subhash Ghai's discovery, who starred in his flop Kisna.

At the tender age of seven, she began formal training in dance from her mother and learned dance forms like Kalaripayattu, Kathak and Chhau. She is also a trained acrobat. She has performed in 22 countries over last seven years.


Image: Isha Sharvani


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Giaa Manek

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Giaa Manek is popularly known as Gopi Bahu of the TV show, Saath Nibhana Saathiya.

Since her college days, she had been interested in acting and also got featured in couple of television commercials.


Image: Giaa Manek


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Darsheel Safary

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Darsheel Safary, 16, started his career as a child artist in Aamir Khan's directorial debut Taare Zameen Par, and became an overnight star.

He followed it up with a few more films like Priyadarshan's Bumm Bumm Bole and the Anil Kapoor's production Zokkomon.


Image: Darsheel Safary


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Bharti Singh

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Bharti Singh is a popular standup comedian and has featured in comedy shows like the Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Comedy Circus and Chote Miyan Bade Miyan.

She has done numerous stage shows in India and abroad and won appreciation for her on-stage character 'Lalli'.

Apart from having comedy as her passion, Bharti has excelled in sports like pistol shooting and archery. She also featured in a fiction show Pyaar Mein Twist, where she portrayed a role of 50-year-old woman.


Image: Bharti Singh


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Gurmeet Chowdhury

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Gurmeet Chowdhury is a television actor popularly known as Maan Singh Khurana of Geet and Yash of Punar Vivah. He started his career in 2006 with a Tamil show called Mayavai and gained fame as Lord Rama in 2008's Ramayana.

He is married to Debina Banerjee, who played Sita in Ramayana

Image: Gurmeet Chowdhury


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Pratyusha Banerjee

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Pratyusha Banerjee is popularly known for her role as Anandi in Balika Vadhu, and has won quite a few awards for its portrayal as well.


Image: Pratyusha Banerjee


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Ravi Kissen

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Ravi Kissen is a popular Bhojpuri actor, who has acted in Hindi films as well.

He has been seen on television quite a few times as well, in Bigg Boss, Yeh Hain Bathroom Singer, Ek Se Badhkar Ek- Jalwe Sitaron Ke and Raaj Pichle Janam Ka.


Image: Ravi Kissen


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Sanath Teran Jayasuriya

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Jayasuriya is a former Sri Lanka cricketer, with a cricket career spread over two decades.

With his huge fan following, the other contestants will probably have to work harder to gain audience support.


Image: Sanath Teran Jayasuriya


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Jayati Bhatia

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People have seen this lady play a saas/bahu to many characters on television shows. These days, she is known as the fierce 'Mataji' of Sasural Simar Ka.


Image: Jayati Bhatia


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Talat Aziz

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Popular ghazal singer Talat Aziz released his first album in 1979, and has been much loved since then.

He has sung in movies like Umrao Jaan and Bazaar, as well.

Now, Aziz will take his talent to the dance floor.


Image: Talat Aziz


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