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Who Is Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 11 Things We Need To Know About The New Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 7 Judge!

A lot has been said about Maksim Chmerkovskiy, the new entry on the Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 7 judges panel, but how much do we know about this hot new entry?

What we do know about him, is that he is a champion dancer and choreographer from Ukrain, and that he has been a part of Dancing With The Stars America. Now that he is going to be a part of the show's Indian counterpart, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 7 starting today, we must get to know the new judge better, don't you think? Here are 11 unknown facts about the new Greek God on Jhalak-

1. Maksim began dancing at the age of four!

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2. In his childhood, Maksim injured his leg in a skiing accident so severely, that initial prognosis said could be handicapped for the rest of his life. But Maksim eventually recovered from it, and how!

3. Maksim's brother, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, is also a dancer and has been a part of Dancing With The Stars since Season 4.

4. Maksim grew up watching Hindi movies and his mother is a huge Raj Kapoor fan. It's surprising then, that you did not know Madhuri Dixit, Maksim!

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5. Maksim owns over 10 international dance championship titles across the world, such as the All-England Championship 2004 and the Manhattan Dancesport Professional Latin Championship 2004. Phew!

6. Maksim owns four dance studios in New York City!

Catch more interesting facts and unseen pictures of Maksim Chmerkovskiy in the slideshow...

11 facts about maksim

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