Bigg Boss is all set to start airing in about an hour’s time. But the contestants’ list is already out. The channel has usually managed to bring in an interesting mix of people from all corners in the past seasons. But from the list we have in hand, this season is hardly a fusion of different fields.
There are no politicians or LGBT icons this year. Neither are sports-person associated with BB this season. So who are they? Mostly a little more than a dozen full of TV and film celebrities – some real life jodis and some once-upon-a-time jodis as well.
Who are the 14 contestants this year? Here’s the full list!
Another firang beauty, Mandana recently grabbed headlines for her oomphy dance track from the recently released Bhaag Johnny. And she’s all set to star opposite Tusshar Kapoor in Balaji’s next Kya Super Kool Hai Hum. With the Censor Board banning their film, it would be interesting to see what Mandana brings on the table!
Possibly the youngest ever contestant on Bigg Boss, Digangana is only 17! Yes, the actress is quite popular in the TV circuit for her Veera Sampooran Singh act in the popular TV series Ek Veer ki Ardaas… Veera. Will she be able to survive the Bigg Boss torture? Let’s see!
This Gujarati singer is known for his fusion music and is a favourite at all garba and dandiya festivals. While little is known about him, Bigg Boss will definitely give audience more scope to know him better!
Known for his popular stint on Roadies X2 where he walked away with the crown and the cash prize, Prince is furious and short-tempered too. But he’s got the hot-bod to drool for. Definitely this year’s eye candy inside the house, Prince will be the one who might just give all the masala.
Like every year, Bigg Boss is trying to reconstruct the Bollywood career of another failed heroine. This time, its Bong darling Rimi Sen. She’s the most popular face among all the contestants, thanks to the Hungama and the Dhoom she created in her filmy career. But that too was short-lived. With no great roles coming by, Rimi has taken up BB9 as her redemption. Let’s see how she fares!
Another hot guy on the block this year, it’s Keith Sequeira who will be seen walking the show with ladylove Rochelle Rao in tow. Will the real life couple surive the double trouble? We don’t know that but they are surely raising the temperature with their good looks!
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An Indian model and anchor, Rochelle Rao has also been crowned the Femina Miss India International three years back. After an anchoring assignment with IPL and a reality show (Khatron Le Khiladi) later, Rao will now be seen turning up the oomph on Bigg Boss.
Another TV star who’s popular for her small screen stint, Roopal was recently seen in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Relaoded. With Bigg Boss 9 now, the actress will be one of the few contestants to have acted in back to back reality shows with the same channel.
Roopal’s his ex girlfriend and after their bad public break-up, Roopal had gone on records claiming that she will slap Ankit if he tries to talk to her. With both of them locked up inside the house now, do we see the thappad coming soon? Your guess is as good as ours!
He’s famous for two reasons- one for his successful TV career and the other for being Prem Chopra’s son-in-law. The hot and dashing Vikas Bhalla will be making his entry into the Bigg Boss house this year. Guess his long standing relationship with the channel made him say a yes this time!
Known for her negative roles on screen, TV star Kishwar Merchant will be soon walking the Bigg Boss carpet. Remember her? She was Saahil’s lusty boss in Sarabhai vs Sarabhai?
He might be eight years younger to Kishwar but together, they make for a lovely couple. But what will happen when double trouble strike their love paradise? Suyyash Rai who has done many popular daily series like Kya Hua Tera Vaada, Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai… Ajab Sa Risk Hai and many more will be joining the bandwagon with his girlfriend Kishwar in tow this year.
He’s been on eof the most recognised faces on TV. If Khulja Sim Sim got him the recognition, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi made him a popular face in the TV arena. But soon, a sting operation had Aman’s career going through the roughest patch ever. He did get offered bigg Boss a lot more times but he chose to enter the show this year. finally!
Remember Shah Rukh Khan’s heroine from the film he was shooting in Om Shanti Om? Yes, Yuvika Chaudhary who played Bindu’s daughter in OSO will also be seen entering the show this season. Her Bollywood career never quite took off so we believe Bigg Boss might give her the necessary footage that she wanted!