Alisha Behura, a 17-year-old from Chhattisgarh, has emerged as the winner of the first edition of "So You Think You Can Dance," which aired on &TV. Judges Madhuri Dixit-Nene, and choreographers Terence Lewis and Bosco Martis announced Alisha, who is also called the "Krump Queen," as the winner on Sunday during a star-studded grand finale.
She won a cash prize of Rs. 2.5 million, a Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 and gift vouchers worth Rs. 20,000. Alisha won the title of the Indian version of "So You Think You Can Dance" after beating other top four contestants Tarun Nihalani, Kalpita Kachroo and Aryan Patra.
"With this win, I encourage all those aspiring dancers in our country to think big and not restrict them to anything," Alisha said after winning the dance reality show, according to IANS.
Madhuri Dixit Nene, who was one of the judges of the show, lauded Alisha and praised her dancing skills. "She is the first girl I have seen doing krumping so well. She has a lot of style, oomph factor and innocence," she said.
"Alisha's journey has been 'googly' right from the auditions," choreographer and judge Terence Lewis said.
The star-studded grand finale was attended by "Dishoom" actors Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez. "So You Think You Can Dance" grand finale saw the performances of Madhuri, Terence and Bosco, which added a fun vibe.
Madhuri performed to a few of her popular tracks and also paid a tribute to Bollywood diva Sridevi. Terence performed on "Malhari" from "Bajirao Mastani," and Bosco danced on popular tracks showcasing his journey in Bollywood. Hosts Rithvik Dhanjhani and Mouni Roy also performed on some of the tracks to end the show, which went on air in April.