TOP 10 Reasons WHY Teriya Magar & her choreographer Rishikaysh wins Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa: Teriya Magar Wins Season 9 of Dance Reality Show

With the contestants having toiled for 26 long weeks over pure dancing, and mesmerizing audiences and judges with many innovative themes, it was mid-season entrant and wildcard contestant, Teriya Magar who proved that no dance style is too complicated. Emerging as the winner of Cadbury Bournvita presents Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa co-powered by Renault and after battling 18 other aspirants, Teriya Magar reached many unprecedented highs through unadulterated entertainment. While Teriya and Aryan Patra walked away with prize money of Rs.30 lakhs and the sought-after Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa trophy, Salman Yusuff Khan along with his choreo-partner Aishwarya Radhakrishnan and Shantanu Maheshwari along with Alisha Singh emerged as the first and second runner-ups respectively. The winner announcement was held at the Bigg Boss sets in Lonavala, where Teriya Magar was presented the Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa trophy by host Salman Khan.

Teriya Magar's moment of winning Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa...Hot Hai (8)
Staying true to this season’s theme, the Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Grand Finale was hotter, bolder and fierier in every way. The gala evening witnessed some unusual performances by both – the judges and the contestants in the presence of Bollywood’s suave dancer, Hrithik Roshan. Urging the contestants as they reached the finish line, the actor raised the finalists’ energy levels with his kind words and energetic moves. And as the moments to announce the winner of the season drew close, Hrithik Roshan shook a leg with the show’s judges Jacqueline Fernandez, Karan Johar, Farah Khan and Ganesh Hegde to his super hit track You Are My Sonia. 

Teriya Magar's moment of winning Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa...Hot Hai (3)
Teriya Magar’s journey on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride. She joined the competition mid-way through her entry as a part of Farah Khan’s baccha party of wildcard contestants. And, despite biting the bitter pill of elimination during the initial leg of her journey, Teriya returned to the Jhalak stage more determined than ever. Teriya’s performances have always highlighted her undaunted spirit and her flair for theatricality; this caught the eyes of the judges, especially Farah Khan, who rechristened her as the ‘Comeback Queen’ of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. Under the guidance of her choreographer Rishikaysh, Teriya, and her dance partner Aryan Patra, always impressed everyone with their penchant for including different dance forms in their routines.


While speaking on winning Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Teriya Magar said, “Words can’t begin to describe what Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa means to me. Dance is my passion, my one true love, and today, it has brought me to a new destination; labeled me as the winner of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa! Lifting this trophy makes me feel like I have achieved that one dream that I had dared to dream when I began my Jhalak journey. I would like to thank my choreographer Rishikaysh and dance partner Aryan for standing by me throughout my journey, my fellow contestants for challenging me at every point, and the judges for inspiring me week-after-week to give Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa my very best. Thank you viewers, and thank you COLORS for making my aspiration, a reality.”

While talking about the finale of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa…Hot Hai, Manisha Sharma, Programming Head – COLORS said, “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, this season, has been very entertaining. We managed to rope in an eclectic mix of contestants, including Dwayne Bravo, brought in varied dance forms, put together some extraordinary acts and saw to it that the season kept its loyal viewers glued. This season was about many firsts, the most glamorous of which was our judge Jacqueline Fernandez, who found a deep connect with the viewers. I would like to congratulate not only Teriya Magar, but also all the other contestants and choreographers who contributed towards making this season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa a memorable one”. 


With ‘spectacular’ being the only accepted standard of performances, the Grand Finale episode of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa…Hot Hai featured stupendous acts which pumped up the hotness barometer. The night reached fiery temperatures as Jacqueline Fernandez showed off her latkas and thumkas in a desi avatar to sensuous numbers like ‘Meri Desi Look’, ‘Ram Chahe Leela’ and ‘Lat Lag Gayi’. The multifaceted Farah Khan performed to ‘Lets Nacho’ and the ‘Om Shanti Om’ title track along with eliminated contestants Harpal Singh Sokhi, Karishma Tanna, Norah Fatehi, Priyanka and Poonam Shah, Sidharth Nigam, Arjun Bijlani, Shakti Arora and Swasti Nitya. Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’s affable host Maniesh Paul finally got his opportunity to tell Jacqueline ‘Tera Hero Idhar Hai’, as he showcased his funny antics while dancing to the peppy number. The entire season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa has been filled with various twists, sometimes in the form of inimitable themes and sometimes with the introduction of wild card entries including cricketer-turned-dancer extraordinaire Dwayne Bravo.

But the last, and the grandest twists this season was the winner announcement being made at the Bigg Boss house, making it an unforgettable journey for everyone!
'Lifting this trophy makes me feel like I have achieved that the dream that I had when I began my Jhalak journey.'

Teriya Magar wins Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9.

IMAGE: Teriya poses with her choreographer Rishikaysh and dance partner Aryan.
Teriya Magar, 14, has won the ninth season of celebrity dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
The Nepali girl is the first wildcard entrant to emerge as the show’s winner. She beat popular contestants like choreographer Salman Yusuff Khan and actor Shantanu Maheshwari in the show’s grand finale. 

“Salman bhaiya is a fantastic dance and Shantanu has won the dance championship internationally. I was expecting one of them to win, so it was unbelievable!" she exclaimed. "They have achieved so much in life. To be in competition with them and to share the stage with them is a big achievement in itself. Winning the title is icing on the cake."

"Lifting this trophy makes me feel like I have achieved that the dream that I had when I began my Jhalak journey," she continues. "I am grateful for the audience for voting us. No wildcard has won this reality show till date, so we have created history." 

Teriya joined the competition mid-way as a part of judge Farah Khan’s team of wildcard contestants. After giving some fantastic performances, she got evicted.

She returned as a wild card entry.

“When I got evicted, I never thought I would come back. Coming back was the best moment for me. The benchmark was already set, so it was not easy to compete with them. We had to really work hard to match up or better them. Finally, our hard work has paid off," she said. 

IMAGE: A spectacular performance.
Teriya thanks her choreographer Rishikaysh and dance partner Aryan for standing by her throughout the journey.  So what will she do with the prize money of Rs 30 lakh?

"We will use a part of it for the Teriya Magar Foundation for Special Kids, founded in 2015. My parents will use the rest for my future," she replies.  Teriya is also the winner of DID Little Masters Season 3. Her father is a chef and mother is a housewife. Her older sister is in college.

The family shifted base from Nepal to Mumbai after she won DID.
"I have been giving stage shows in India and abroad. I get invites from my community and award functions. I have traveled to 15 countries like Malaysia, Dubai, Hong Kong and Switzerland," she says. 

The teenager has an inclination towards acting and wants to pursue it.

"If I am offered a fiction show, I will take it up. I like Madhuri Dixit. She is a complete package. I am inspired by Sonakshi Sinha’s expressions. I would love to work or choreograph them," she says.

Teriya studies at St Lawrence School in Vashi, Navi Mumbai. She claims her school is very supportive of her career and that she covers up quickly with extra classes.

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