Bigg Boss production house Endemol India and Colors TV is bringing season 5 of Bigg Boss titled as Bigg Boss 5. The previous seasons of Bigg Boss have changed the definition of Indian Television and this season is here redefine it. Bigg Boss 5 brought some young-blood, celebrities along with big controversial characters like Shakti Kapoor to bring some masala entertainment to its loyal viewers who desperately waited 9 months for its new season.
Along with contestants, house layout also plays a vital role in making it more entertaining. The contestants who are locked in the Bigg Boss 5 house for the next 12 weeks are:
1. Shakti Kapoor
Actor Shakti Kapoor is another contestant on Bigg Boss this year. Thanks to his controversial image, he will be a candidate to watch out for in the house as his on-screen personality and the rumours surrounding his real life are both interesting.
2. Pooja Bedi
Pooja Bedi, who shot to the limelight with her stint in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, will be one of the contestants of Bigg Boss 5. She was earlier seen in reality shows like Nach Baliye, Khatron ke Khiladi and Maa Exchange.
3. Shonali Nagrani
Shonali Nagrani is a model and an actress, who has made appearances in films like Dil Bole Hadippa and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. She has hosted a couple of TV shows as well.
5. Shradha Sharma
Actress Shraddha Sharma made headlines mostly for her relationship with ex-beau Raja Chaudhary (Shweta Tiwari’s estranged husband). Raja assaulted her after the couple had a heated argument and then Shraddha was severely beaten up by him and suffered bruises and scratches all over her body.
6. Mandeep Bevli
Mandeep Bevli is an anchor with Headlines Today. Mandy (her nick name) specialises in shows related to Bollywood rumours.
7. Raageshwari Loomba
Raageshwari Loomba is a singer, actor and a VJ. After being diagnosed with Bell’s palsy, the singer had almost given up on her career. Now, she is ready to launch her first album in five years.
8. Vida Samdazai
Vida Samdazai is a former winner of the Miss Afghanistan beauty contest. She was the second Miss Afghanistan to take part in a beauty contest since Zohra Daud was crowned Miss Afghanistan in 1974.
9. Mahek Chahal
Actress Mahek Chahal, who was last seen in the films Wanted and in an item song in Yamla Pagla Deewana, has been away due to a personal tragedy. But now she is back and has entered the Bigg Boss house. Mahek hopes to stay in the house for the entire period and emerge as the winner. This will be her second reality show. She was earlier part of a Norwegian reality show, where she was the only Asian participant.
10. Sonika Kaliraman
Sonika Kaliraman is the first pregnant contestant on Bigg Boss . The first Indian woman wrestler is six months pregnant. She had earlier participated in Kathron Ki Khiladi Season 2 and another reality show Zor Ka Zatka.
11. Pooja Mishra
Pooja Mishra is a model, VJ, film actress and a socialite. This is her second reality show; she had earlier been part of The Big Switch on Bindass. She has also appeared in a few music videos.
12. Gulabo Sapera
Gulabi Sapera is famous as Gulabo Sapera the Kalbeliya dancer from Rajasthan. She is part of the international culture and music circuit, part of jazz band with Titi Robin and a performer in films. She is a visiting teacher in Copenhagen, Denmark.
13. Laxmi Narayan Tripathi
Celebrity transgender and social activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi continues the tradition of representing sexual minorities on the show which started with actor Bobby Darling, followed by designer Rohit Verma in season three, and Pakistan’s Begum Nawazish Althat. Laxmi was part of TV shows like Sach Ka Saamna and Raaz Picchle Janam Ka.
14. Juhi Parmar
Juhi Parmar is best known for her role as the title character Kumkum in the popular TV serial. She has participated in various reality shows like Pati, Patni aur Woh, Say Shava Shava, Saas v/s Bahu and the recent Maa Exchange.