Mumbai, March 9 IANS | 6 months ago

It couldn't have been a better day for their victory - Raagini Makkar and her troupe Naadyog picked the "India's Got Talent 5" trophy here on International Women's Day Saturday.


Raagini is a housewife and a kathak dance teacher and she runs her family institute called Naadyog, which is 25 years old and has 360 students. The kathak group is unique due to its ability to show different forms and formations involving the classical dance.

As winners of the talent-based reality show, the group, which has women aged 18-32, has been awarded Rs.50 lakh, a brand new car and the trophy.

The other finalists for the finale were 13-year-old musical talent Saei Jamshed, dance group Beat Breakers and Subhreet Kaur, 25, who dances despite one amputated leg.

The finale was graced by "Gulaab Gang" stars Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla, while megastar Amitabh Bachchan added more star power to the show.

He came to promote his upcoming movie "Bhootnath Returns". The 10 finalists of the season paid a special tribute to the iconic actor by singing and dancing on some of his best hits. He even shook a leg with the contestants.

"India's Got Talent" is the Indian franchise of the hugely successful "Got Talent" series.

The fifth season of the show went on air January 11, 2014 with Kirron Kher, Malaika Arora Khan and Karan Johar as its judges. Video jockey Andy and radio jockey Mantra were hosts of the show initially, but later comedian Bharti Singh replaced Mantra.

One highlight of the fifth season was seven-year-old boy Akshat Singh, a huge Salman Khan fan, who is good at B-Boying, Hip-Hop, contemporary and Bollywood styles of dancing.

He became a rage following his performance on "India's Got Talent", and he was also invited as a guest on "The Ellen DeGenres Show" in Los Angeles.

(Posted on 09-03-2014)


Information on States of India:

Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal

INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:

Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |

MORE MAPS OF INDIA:

Airports of India | Districts of India | India Pilgrim Centers | Tourism Map of India | National Highways in India | India Railway Routes |

INDIA CITY MAPS:

Ahmadabad | Bangalore | Chennai | Coimbatore | Delhi | Hyderabad/Secunderabad | Kochi | Kolkata | Mumbai | Pondicherry | Pune | Surat |

KERALA TRAVEL MAPS:

Alappuzha | Ernakulam | Idukki | Kannur | Kasaragod | Kollam | Kottayam | Kozhikode | Malappuram | Palakkad | Pathanamthitta | Thiruvananthapuram | Thrissur | Wayanad |