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Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 11 Winner: Manisha Rani Wins, Takes Home Rs 30 Lakhs Cash Prize – News18

Last Updated: March 03, 2024, 10:37 IST

Manisha Rani opens up on winning Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 11

Manisha Rani was declared winner for the 11th season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.

After a terrifying season of witnessing talents from across the nation, Sony Entertainment Television’s popular celebrity dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, concluded last night. The finale was filled with much-needed flair. Manisha Rani was declared the winner for this season, while a talented array of finalists left their mark.

She was honored with a generous prize of INR 30 lakhs, while her choreographer, Ashutosh Pawar, received INR 10 lakhs from Sony Entertainment Television. The duo also won a grand trip to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, which was felicitated by Mr. Liam Findlay, Chief Executive Officer, Miral Destination, and Mr. Rashad Al Ghadban, Senior Director of PR and Corporate Communications, Miral Destinations.

On winning the title, she shared, “This journey has been nothing short of a dream come true, and I owe it all to the love, support, and encouragement of the judges and the audience. I knew this experience would change my life, and it truly has. As a wildcard entry, I had to work twice as hard to prove myself, and every moment has been filled with excitement and my growth as a dancer.”

She further added, “I am grateful to my choreographer, Ashutosh, who has been very understanding, and each week, he has pushed me to broaden my horizons and discover new facets of my dancing abilities. This win is not just mine; it belongs to everyone who believed in me and supported me throughout this journey.”

The Great Grand Finale was a spectacular affair, with hosts Rithvik Dhanjani and Gauahar Khan and the esteemed panel of judges—Farah Khan, Arshad Warsi, and Malaika Arora—rooting for the Great Grand Finalists—Manisha Rani, Shoaib Ibrahim, Dhanashree Verma, Adrija Sinha, and Sreerama Chandra. 

Manisha made a remarkable wildcard entry into Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, instantly winning the hearts of viewers. Her challenge on the show was to prove herself as a versatile dancer without any prior professional training. With her choreo-partner Ashutosh’s supportive mentoring, Manisha transformed into one of the most graceful dancers on the ‘Jhalak’ stage. 

Throughout the season, she delivered breath-taking performances ranging from Bollywood to hip-hop and from classical to robotics. Beyond her dancing prowess, Manisha charmed everyone with her dynamic personality and sweet demeanour. She mesmerized Shahid Kapoor with her moves, leaving him wondering if he should take some dancing tips from her. She took the opportunity to give the ever-so-graceful Juhi Chawla a few tips on posing for the paparazzi, and she also left Nora Fatehi in awe of her belly dancing skills. Despite having entered the season midway, Manisha Rani walked away with her head held high as the winner of ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa,’ proving that hard work and dedication can truly make dreams come true. 

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