Jan 10: Happy Birthday, Drashti Dhami! Her Best Jhalak Dances.

Jan 10: Happy Birthday, Drashti Dhami! Her Best Jhalak Dances.

Rashmi Daryanani
Shah Rukh Khan and Drashti Dhami
Shah Rukh Khan and Drashti Dhami

The gorgeous Drashti Dhami celebrates her 29th birthday. She is known as the “Madhubala of the TV world” (at least, that’s what Ranbir Kapoor calls her!) since the actress stars in the famous television series, Madhubala. She’s got quite the fan following too – her fans and well-wishers have kept the hashtag #HappyBirthdayDrashtiDhami trending on Twitter since this morning. And it’s not hard to see why she’s got such a big fan base: in addition to rocking it on the small screen (she’s also had projects like Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi and Dill Mill Gayye in the past), Drashti can also kill it on the dance floor. She walked away as the winner of the latest season of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, after delivering a number of great performances. Here are 5 of our favourites from her JDJ run!


Drashti started off Jhalak as a non-dancer, and keeping this in mind, her first performance was great. She and her choreographer partner Salman Yusuf Khan did a waltz to Ishq Wala Love from Student of the Year, and although the judges praised her generally, they did note that she looked slightly nervous and hesitant. We liked it regardless, and it’s great to look back at this video to see how much she’s improved throughout the course of the show.


Drashti’s jive to Tumse Mili Nazar is full of energy and so much fun. Some fantastic moves in there, which they carried off very smoothly. Madhuri gave it her trademark, “perfect,” Remo said, “this is it,” and Karan called it a “badtameez performance.” A 10/10 from all the judges.


Hot is the only word for this one. Drashti was the item girl for this episode, and gave a performance to Fevicol Se that was so good, Karan Johar even commented that she was way better than Kareena Kapoor.

Madhuri Dixit tribute

Drashti was sensual for this Madhuri Dixit tribute, but the best thing is that she managed to pull off those expressions as well! The expressions are the greatest part of a Madhuri Dixit dance, so it’s good that she paid as much attention to them as to her moves.


This is our favourite Drashti dance. She and Salman received a standing ovation from Karan Johar, and he even told them that he can’t give any comments since he was awestruck throughout the whole thing. Madhuri called her breathtaking, and Remo complimented her transitions (high praise, coming from that guy).

Which was your favourite Drashti Dhami performance?