Television actor Gurmeet Choudhary and his choreographer Shampa Sonthalia 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.
A novice and a stiff dancer, Gurmeet wooed the audiences and judges with his moves and stylish grooves to pip Rashmi and Rithvik with the maximum votes.
Gurmeet, who earned fame as Ram of TV show Ramayan, started his journey of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 from day one as the other two finalists came as wild card entries midway in the show. The judges’ panel included Madhuri Dixit, Karan Johar and Remo D’Souza.
Gurmeet displayed performances ranging from robotic hip-hop, semi-classical moves and international dance forms like rumba and Paso Doble.