Some of us look exactly the way we used to look a few years ago, but there are also those who have changed drastically over the years. Here is the list of some celebrity reality show judges and their drastic transformation that will make you rub your eyes in shock and astonishment. Have a look here:
Remo D’Souza or Ramesh Gopi Nair was an athlete during his school days and won prizes in the 100 meter race. He started his journey in dancing as a choreographer, who has now become a director. Remo has judged various dance reality shows. He has also directed movies namely ‘F.A.L.T.U’ , ‘ABCD’, ‘ABCD 2′,’ A Flying Jatt’. After having delivered dance and fantasy-based films over his six-year-long directing career, D’Souza will direct leading man Salman Khan in next film ‘Race 3′.
2. Farah Khan
Inspired by Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, Farah Khan, who hadn’t danced before that, soon became her vocation. She learned to dance basically on her own, and set up a dance group. When the choreographer Saroj Khan walked out of the film ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar’, Khan took over. This was followed by many more songs. She has won the Filmfare Best Choreography Award six times. She direct many movies including ‘Main Hoon Na’, ‘Om Shanti Om’ , ‘Tees Maar Khan’ etc.
Chorographer-turned-director Farah Khan is all set to host a reality show Lip Sing Battle, inspired by an international music reality show. On Lip Sing Battle, various Bollywood stars will be invited and they will be asked to compete with each other by lip-syncing to songs.
3. Shreya Ghoshal
4. Himesh Reshammiya
As a singer, he churned out songs like “Aashiq Banaya Aapne”, “Tera Suroor”, “Zara Jhoom Jhoom”, “Jhalak Dikhlaja”, “Shakalaka Boom Boom”, “Hookah Bar”, “Chalao Na Naino Se”, “Tandoori Nights” which were popular. Reshammiya was actively involved in mentoring and judging the singing competition, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge on Zee TV. He is also the team captain, judge and mentor on Star Plus’s show, Music Ka Maha Muqqabla for the team Himesh’s Warriors. Reshammiya was also the judge of the musical reality show Sur Kshetra which was telecasted on Sahara One.
5. Rannvijay Singh
6. Sonu Nigam
Nigam began his singing career at the age of four, when he joined his father Agam Kumar Nigam on stage to sing Mohammed Rafi’s song “Kya hua tera wada”. Nigam provided playback singing for Hindi movies including the title song for the film Kal Ho Naa Ho in 2003 and “Abhi Mujhme Kahin” for Agneepath in 2012. Nigam was the host of Sa Re Ga Ma music show from 1995 until 1999. He returned on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs International as a judge with Suresh Wadkar in October 2007. Nigam was a celebrity judge on the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Mega Challenge grand finale on 12 December 2009 . Nigam was a judge/mentor on Chhote Ustaad – Do Deshon Ki Ek Awaaz (July – October, 2010) and was a judge/mentor on the first season of X Factor (India) (29 May – 2 September 2011).[ecp code=”4″]
7. Madhuri Dixit
Dixit made her film debut in Abodh (1984). She has been praised by critics for her acting and dancing skills. In addition to acting in films, Dixit has been featured as a talent judge for four seasons of the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. She has participated in several stage shows and has engaged in philanthropic activities. Madhuri also appeared on Indias Got Talent as a guest judge on two separate occasions for the promotion of her upcoming movies Dedh Ishqiya and Gulaab Gang that released in early 2014.
8. Kiran Kher
Kiran Kher made her film debut in 1983 in the Punjabi feature film Aasra Pyar Da, a non-descript production which sank without a trace. Apart from acting she hosted three television shows, starting with the short-lived Purushkshetra, Kiron Kher Today and Jagte Raho with Kiron Kher. In 2009, she appeared as judge on India’s Got Talent, the Indian franchise of the Got Talent series. In May 2014, she was elected to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Indian Parliament from Chandigarh.
9. Shilpa Shetty
In 1991, after completing her tenth grade examinations, Shetty began her career as a model. She later made her acting debut in the 1993 thriller Baazigar and did many films in her career. In 2006, she was a judge alongside Farah Khan & Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. She also featured as a talent judge for the dance reality show Nach Baliye (seasons 5, 6 and Shriman v/s Shrimati), from 2012 to 2014. From early 2016 to the present day, she has been judging a dance reality show Super Dancer on Sony Entertainment channel.
10. Terence Lewis
Terrence is an Indian choreographer who is specializes in contemporary dance. He also runs dance class in Mumbai. He has choreographed in many movies and is one of the most talented dancers in the country. He has choreographed international stage shows, Bollywood shows, corporate launches, Broadway Westend musicals, feature films, ads and music videos. Terence Lewis has been a judge on Dance India Dance for its past two seasons.
11. Mithun Chakraborty
He began his career as a junior actor and went on to establish himself as one of the biggest stars in Bollywood. He is recognized as one of the best “dancing-heroes” in Bollywood with his “Disco and Desi” fusion-style dancing that is popular among the masses. Mithun Chakraborty developed the concept of Dance India Dance, which has become India’s largest dance-based reality show. Now Chakraborty is working on the comedy show “The Drama Company”.
12. Geeta Kapoor
Geeta Kapoor started her career when she joined the troupe of noted Bollywood choreographer Farah Khan at 15 years old. Kapoor made her television debut with the reality show Dance India Dance on Zee TV in 2008, with co-judges choreographers Terrence Lewis and Remo D’Souza. In 2009, she appeared as a judge on the Season 2 of Dance India Dance. Currently she is judging ‘Super Dancer – Dance Ka Kal’.