With a plethora of reality shows which showcase a multitude of talent on Indian Television along with the variety of contestants we also get to see judges who comment, rate and rank the participants.
Let's take a look at some of them -
Laughter Riot - When it comes to laughing her guts out it has to be none other than Archana Puran Singh who has been judging the various seasons of Comedy Circus and is currently judging Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali on Sony TV. She has done many roles in Films and TV most of them comic so it is no surprise that she is the best one to judge a comedy shows. And that she enjoys her job is much evident when she goes on a laughter trip on something that she really likes. Her laughter is infectious and what's more she doesn't mind being the target of the contestants jokes too.
Sporting - Malaika Arora Khan on India's Got Talent Season 5 on Colors comes across as someone who applauds, appreciates and interacts well with the participants many of them are from humble backgrounds and need encouragement. You will never see her getting scared while watching a dangerous stunt in fact, she is the most enthusiastic amongst the three judges to encourage the contestant and is happy when they do well.
Dramatic - Whether it is Jhalak Dikhla Jaa or India's Got Talent, Karan Johar has a dramatic personality which comes to fore when he is watching with intent and then later when he comes up with his comments. And then when he is requested to dance he dramatizes the steps and his expressions too.
Technical - These have to be the choreographers whether is Terence Lewis on Nach Baliye season 6 on Star Plus, Remo Dsouza on Jhalak Diklha Jaa or Geeta Kapur on Dance India Dance Season 4 on Zee TV. They look at the performance in detail and are bang on to pick up flaws or praise real talent.
Lovable - Wearing lovely sarees and accessories, Kirron Kher is the only judge on India's Got Talent to have been around for each of the 5 seasons. That does come as a surprise when you see how scared she is while watching the stunts being performed. She tries to hide behind her pallu when she does not want to see what's happening, and when she is enjoying some act and finds it funny you see her patting Karan Johar and laughing her heart out. At the end of it she is most encouraging to the contestants of the show and is never falls short of praising them where it is due.
Stylish - Whether it is western outfits or gorgeous sarees to get the Indian look, the svelte and happening Shilpa Shetty cuts a perfect hour glass figure and is by far the most stylish judge. Matching her tall personality with her genuine laughter, she is seen enjoying what she is doing. Yeh judge toh super se oooper stylish hai!
Questionable - That has to be the recent case of Sajid Khan who was one of the judge on Nach Baliye 5. In the first episode itself he went on to declare Gurmeet Choudhary - Debina Bonnerjee Choudhary as the winners since they had given an excellent performance. He went on to encourage them and said it more than once that he wanted them to be the winners. With one particular judge showing this kind of favoritism it was a bit of injustice to the rest of the contestants some of them doing much better than Gurmeet - Debina. At the end, they lost to Rithvik Dhanjani - Asha Negi and even when the winners were announced and everyone was on stage Sajid looked disappointed as he stood besides his favorite Jodi.
Old is Gold - Mithun Chakraborty on Dance India Dance is the ultimate master of all of them coming in with a lot of experience which shows in his expert comments which is many a times the final word as judgement. While he is always soft spoken with everyone present and speaks after thinking twice, he doesn't mind correcting the 3 young judges when required. And since he is a great dancer too he joins in to do a jig whenever asked for.
Seema Khot Mattoo