Raghav Juyal

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Raghav Juyal
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Raghav Juyal
Born (1991-07-10) 10 July 1991 (age 30)
OccupationActor, dancer, choreographer, host
Years active2012–present
  • Deepak Juyal (father)
  • Alka Bakshi (mother)

Raghav Juyal (born 10 July 1991)[1] is an Indian dancer, choreographer, actor and television presenter. He has been called King of Slow Motion for his surreal dance moves in slow motion style and for his reinvention of the Slow Motion Walk in India.

He rose to fame after being a contestant and finalist in Zee TV dance reality shows such as Dance India Dance (Season 3), as a skipper for the team Raghav Ke Rockstars in DID Li'l Masters 2[citation needed] and Dance Ke Superkids where his team was declared the winner under his captainship.[2]

Career[edit | edit source]

Dance India Dance (Season 3)

Raghav became known when his audition video went viral on YouTube. He was a contestant on Dance India Dance 3 (2012), which aired on Zee TV. He was not professionally trained by anyone prior to coming on the show. Raghav showcased a new dance style but wasn't selected in the Top 18 by the Grand Master in Mega Audition. Later, on public demand, Grand Master Mithun Chakraborty made an exception in the format by reintroducing him on the show as his Trump Card in the Wild Card round, through which he entered the competition again.[3]

Thereafter, Raghav created different dance-forms and reached the finale. He was the most popular contestant of the season having garnered the most No. 1 positions in weekly voting. At the Grand finale, he was voted with 3,481,685 votes in the 2nd runner up position.[citation needed]

DID Li'L Masters (Season 2)

After DID, Raghav became the skipper of team Raghav Ke Rockstars in DID Li'l masters (Season 2) where he choreographed for Saumya Rai and Rohan Parkdale.[4] He was the only skipper to lead both of his students to the Grand finale, in which Rohan and Saumya attained 2nd and 3rd runner up positions respectively.

Dance Ke Superkids

Raghav then choreographed for Zee TV's show Dance Ke Superkids as the Captain of DID Li'l Masters (Season 2) team Yahoo and competed against DID Li'l Masters (Season 1) team Wakao – with Dharmesh Yelande as the Captain.[5] In the Grand Finale, his team was declared the winner.

2014–present[edit | edit source]

In 2014, Juyal debuted as an actor by playing a pivotal role in the comedy film Sonali Cable, co-starring Rhea Chakraborty and Ali Fazal, produced by Ramesh Sippy Entertainment which was released on 17 October 2014.[citation needed] The critics singled out Raghav's vivacious performance and praised his screen presence.[6] The next year he starred in the dance film, ABCD 2 which was released on 19 June 2015, directed by Remo D'Souza co-starring Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor. Later, he also hosted the dance reality show Dance Plus which aired on Star Plus.[citation needed] In the same year, he co-hosted Prem Ki Diwali along with Karishma Tanna which was broadcast on Life Ok.

In 2016, he was seen in Khatron Ke Khiladi season 7 as a contestant which aired on Colors TV. Later, he has hosted the Dance Plus (season 2).[7]In the same year, he also co-hosted and appeared on Star Parivaar Awards and Colors Golden Petal Awards. Later he hosted and performed on the show, Timeless Aisha which was aired on Zee Classic. The following year he co-hosted the singing reality show, Rising Star along with Meiyang Chang which aired on Colors TV. In mid 2017 he has hosted Dance Plus (season 3). In the same year, he began co-hosting the dance reality show, Dance Champions with Ridhima Pandit.

In 2018, he co-hosted the second season of the singing reality show, Dil Hai Hindustani along with Mukti Mohan. He then starred in the romantic comedy film, Nawabzaade along with Dharmesh Yelande, Punit Pathak and Isha Rikhi directed by Jayesh Pradhan which was released on 27 July 2018. Later in the year, he co-hosted Dance Plus (season 4) along with Sugandha Mishra.[citation needed][8] In 2019, he hosted the dance reality show Dance Plus (season 5).

In 2020, he appeared in dance film Street Dancer 3D with Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhu Deva, and Nora Fatehi. Then he appeared in the second season of the Zee5 dark crime thriller series Abhay (TV series) directed by Ken Ghosh, which was released on August 14 2020, playing the negative dark character for the first time. He played the lead role in the satirical comedy film Bahut Hua Samman produced by Yoodlee films and directed by Ashish R. Shukla , shared screen space with Sanjay Misra. The movie was released on 2 October 2020 on Disney+Hotstar due to covid-19 pandemic and received positive reviews from the audience and critics. [9]

Influences[edit | edit source]

His signature step is Slow Motion Walk. Choreographers like Remo D'Souza and Terrence Lewis have stated that they had never seen anyone emulate the slow motion walk in India, as realistically, before Raghav. Raghav is a trained actor, mentored by the actor and acting coach Saurabh Sachdeva.[10]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

He is the son of Deepak Juyal, an advocate, and Alka Bakshi Juyal. Raghav was born and brought up in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Born in a Garhwali family he belongs to his ancestral village Khetu in Uttarkhand.[11]

Raghav had never taken any formal training in dance but picked it up from watching performances on the internet and television. He started winning laurels as a dancer right from his days in Doon International School. Later, he joined DAV (PG) College to pursue his B.Com.[citation needed]

Music videos[edit | edit source]

Year Song Singer Composer
2020 Hum Tum Sukriti Kakar & Prakriti Kakar Lost Stories

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Year Film Role Notes
2014 Sonali Cable Sada Released on 17 October 2014[12]
2015 ABCD 2 Raghav Released on 19 June 2015
2018 Nawabzaade Karan Released on 27 July 2018
2020 Street Dancer 3D Poddy Released on 24 January 2020[13]
Bahut Hua Samman Bony Released on 2 October 2020
2021 Wedlock TBA TBA

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Show Channel Note(s)
2012 Dance India Dance (season 3) Zee TV Second runner up (Season 3)
Dance India Dance Li'l Masters 2 Skipper of team Raghav Ke Rockstars
Dance Ke Superkids Captain of winning team DID Li'l Masters 2 (Yahoo)
2013 Dance India Dance Super Moms Skipper
2014 Dance India Dance Li'l Masters 3 Skipper of team Raghav Ke Rockstars
2015 Life OK Prem ki Diwali Life OK Co-host
Dance Plus Star Plus Host
2016 Ishkiyaon Dhishkiyaon Co-host and guest performance with Shakti Mohan
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Colors TV Top 5
Timeless Asha Zee Classic Co-host and Guest Performance
Colors Golden Petal Awards Colors TV Co-Host
Dance Plus 2 Star Plus Host
2017 Rising Star Colors TV Host
Dance Plus (season 3) Star Plus Host
Colors Golden Petal Awards Colors TV Host
Dance Champions Star Plus Host/(Guest 28 October 2017)[14]
2018 Dil Hai Hindustani (season 2) Host
Dance Plus (season 4) Host
2019 Dance Plus 5 Host
Khatra Khatra Khatra Colors TV Guest/Recurring
2020 India's Best Dancer Sony Entertainment Television Guest
Abhay season 2 Zee5 Samar

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Raghav-Crockroax-Juyal He learned dance From Vivek Bhatt (haldwani)". did3.in.com. Archived from the original on 5 September 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2012. Contestant Profile: Age 20
  2. "Dance Ke Superkids: Team Yahoo lifts the winner's trophy". ibnlive.in.com. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
  3. "A twist in the tale of 'Dance India Dance'". articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  4. "'Dance is a different religion,' says Croackroaz". articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  5. "Farah Khan and Geeta Kapoor team up". hindustantimes.com. Archived from the original on 3 October 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  6. "Sonali Cable Review". ndtv.com. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  7. "Sasha Chettri and Raghav Juyal to host Dance Plus 2016 (Season 2)". danceplus2016.com. Archived from the original on 8 May 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  8. "Vaibhavi Merchant recreates Kajrare on Dance Champions". Times of India. Archived from the original on 7 October 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  9. week, Pramit Chatterjee 1; Day, 1 (6 October 2020). "Exclusive: Raghav Juyal On 'Bahut Hua Samman', Transitioning From Dance To Acting, And More". Mashable India. Retrieved 15 October 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  10. "'I am back..hopefully as a better and trained actor'". Hindustan Times. 14 August 2020. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  11. "Meet the Crockroaz family". articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  12. Yahoo (1 August 2013). "Release date". Archived from the original on 4 February 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  13. "Street Dancer: Varun Dhawan kicks off second schedule of the film in snowy London". in.com. Archived from the original on 13 February 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  14. Dance, Champions. "Dance Champions". Archived from the original on 15 September 2017.

External links[edit | edit source]

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