BY | September 30, 2012

Jhalak Dikhla Jaa season 5 has finally come to an end. The grand finale held today was nothing short of spectacular and both fans and participants are going to keep the memories of the show for a long time to come.

Gurmeet Choudhary who once again came up with scintillating performance was finally announced the winner. He has amazed the whole country with his charismatic personality and all-round performances one after the other.

He was the one who really never gave up and was finally rewarded richly. To be true, one off performance can never win such a huge title to anyone. All-round performances that come naturally brings big titles like this.

Television actor Gurmeet Choudhary and his choreographer Shampa Sunday won the fifth season of “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa”. He defeated Rashmi Desai and Rithvik Dhanjani and took home the winners trophy and a cash prize of Rs.40 lakh.

It wasn’t an easy journey for non-dancer Gurmeet, who got low scores at times, but he did not leave any stone unturned. From hip-hop to break dance to contemporary, the 28-year-old tried all dance forms to wow the judges and the audiences.

The actor dedicated his win to his fans and wife Debina.

“It feels really great. After working for four to five months this journey has finally come to an end. ‘Mehnat rang layi hai’. The trophy belongs to my fans who have voted for me. Public is the winner of ‘Jhalak…’ not me,” Gurmeet told IANS after winning the show.

“When I signed ‘Jhalak…’, I never thought of wining the show. I only wanted to perform a good act for my fans and for the judges. I am grateful to my wife who supported me and was with me throughout this journey.

“Simultaneously I was shooting for my serial ‘Punar Vivah’ for 12 to 14 hours and then used to go for ‘Jhalak…’ performance. Had Debina not supported me, I could have not done this,” he added.

He hailed his competitor Rashmi as a good dancer and said that “she is trained and has done lot of reality shows in the past. In fact, all three of us are the winner not just me”.

Gurmeet, who shot to fame with the 2008 TV series “Ramayan”, also did “Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi” and is currently playing the character of Yash on Zee TV’s show “Punar Vivah”.

The show started off June 16 with 13 contestants including Isha, Pratyusha Banerjee, Giaa Manek, Talat Aziz, Bharti Singh, Archana Vijaya, Shibani Dandekar, Jayati Bhatia, Darsheel Safary, Sanath Jayasuriya, Sushil Kumar and Ravi Kishan.”

Three wild card entries – Karan Wahi, Rashmi and Rithvik were introduced midway.

It was judged by actress Madhuri Dixit, filmmaker Karan Johar and choreographer Remo D’Souza.


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  • sushamabpatil

    l am so happy for maan /gurmeet.he really deserve the troffy.

  • sushamabpatil

    last October 2011 we heard that geet going off air soon. tab mein bahut. upset hui. but this october2012 brings lot of joy because my hero guru jeet gaya .

  • Mishti Juno

    Gurmeet won because he’s popular with his fans, Rithvik is the best dancer.

  • Poonam rawat

    Gud luck and enjoy your day wth dibena..

  • moolchand (murli)

    honest people always wins the competition He is the only deserving person thank god buttering and cheater person(rithvik dhanjanis/o chandru chor

    ) could not win the troffy

  • cutie pie

    yash jeet gaya i am so happy.

  • cutie pie

    moolchand ji, this is wrong rithvik is also a good dancer.he is a hero.

  • anjana

    Jeet usse ka hona chahi hai jo pehle se aaukhri dhak jang mein tha. woh hai Gurmeet chaudary. He deserves it Man!!!!!

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  • srij

    great job gurmeet

  • Nandini Anand

    I felt very happy when I saw Maan

  • pooja

    i m very happy . becoz u r my fav . aur aap hamare bihar se ho to winner kaise na honge .gurmeet ye aap nhi ye pura bihar ka jeet hai aur waise v aap jaise talanted person ye trofee deserve karta hai so congratulation

  • sujitha

    i think Gurmeet is not a right person to win jhalak. he got more sms because of his face. Shivani,Esha ,Rashmi that all are good dancers.why Gurmeet ? once he did “Kadhakali” style dance,i thought he gone out.but he got full mark and good comments watching that dance we can remember “Shigandi” in RAMAYAN

  • sada

    wwow!!! m so happpyyyyy for gurmeet…. love him… muaaaahhhhhhhhhhh

  • http://yahoo anushri

    I LOVE YOU GURMEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • purva

    l am so happy for gurmeet.he really deserve the troffy…..
    great job gurmeet….bhai

  • hari


  • Arpita

    In my opinion, the most deserving candidate were Esha, Rashmi, Ritwik.

  • jitender pal

    Congrats Gurmeet……from the starting of the sesean-5 I wished Gurmeet to win….finally he made it…..congrats once again Gurmeet,,,God blesses u…..!!!!!!!

  • Radha Singh

    I think this was the wrong decision taken that Gurmeet wins , Rashmi Desia is much more deserving than Gurmeet ,she dances superh & excellent
    Rashmi should win but hard luck
    I Love U Rashmi u r the best among all contestant in jhalak……

  • http://google ishika

    yaar i relly really feel that ritwik was more deserving……i soo wanted him to win…..but never mind .gurmeet was’nt also bad…

  • hunain

    gurmeet u deserve this ya….
    u were superb from the beginning of the show…

  • hunain

    gurmeet u deserve this ya….
    u were superb from the beginning of the show…
    congratulations to u n ur wife debina

  • sunder

    i think gurmeet is the only person who deserve to this winnig.. we should feel proud and the most basic thing is that he is free with ego … thats why won..

  • nandan

    what is the connection between judges & Gurmeet?……….
    judges should be sincere.

  • aisha

    gurmeet deserve troffy…..
    m sooooooooo happy.
    gurmeet and his wife debina are a beautiful couple i never seen in my life.
    gurmeet i love you
    but esha was also good.