Bigg Boss has achieved a cult status and its fans are the most loyal among any other reality TV show you will find in India. As the show returned for its 17th season on 15 October, fans are extremely delighted. With a brand new season to binge on, Bigg Boss fans have their daily dose of entertainment taken care of. With an interesting mix of people, here’s the list of Bigg Boss 17 contestants in the house this season.
While Bigg Boss is always full of unscripted drama, twists and turns, the one thing fans stay the most excited about is the list of participants who are going to appear that season. Winning the Bigg Boss title comes with a lot of fame and opportunities for sure, but even contestants who don’t take home the trophy get a lot of love and recognition. The show has had some iconic contestants over the years, like Rakhi Sawant, Dolly Bindra, Shehnaaz Gill, and more. With rumours and speculations doing the tounds for weeks now about who all could be contestants on Bigg Boss 17, let’s take a look at the final list.
List of rumoured Bigg Boss season 17 contestants
Ankita Lokhande-Vicky Jain
TV’s popular bahu Ankita Lokhande was rumoured to be joining this season of Bigg Boss with her husband Vicky Jain, and they did. Ankita Lokhande is best known for her role in Ekta Kapoor’s Pavitra Rishta, where she starred opposite Sushant Singh Rajput. She gained quite a bit of momentum for her role in Kangana Ranaut’s 2019 outing Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.
90s kids best know her for her role in the popular Ekta Kapoor serial Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. Even though she appeared in several other shows, she is best remembered for her role in Kahaani. Currently she is raising her son as a single mother after getting separated from her husband in 2017. She is known for her bold and unfiltered attitude, just how Bigg Boss contestants need to be.
Neil Bhatt- Aishwarya Sharma
We all love a good real-life love story that started on the sets of a movie or TV show. The next set of Bigg Boss 17 contestants are one such reel-turned-real life couple who won our hearts on the TV show Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin and then got married. Aishwarya who is the second runner-up of Khatron Ke Khiladi 13, was reportedly offered Bigg Boss first, and later on was joined by her husband Neil.
The winner of Kangana Ranaut’s show Lock Upp season 1, Munawar Faruqui is the next Bigg Boss contestant to watch out for. Touted to be one of the strongest of the season, there are a lot of expectations from him. A comedian who has been in the news for quite some time, Faruqui is a well-known personality.
Abhishek Kumar and Isha Malviya
Probably one of the most controversial couples on the show this season, the Udaariyaan lead pair is here to amp things up. Abhishek Kumar and Isha Malviya met on the sets of the show and even dated briefly, before an ugly breakup. They have already had their first fight right on the premiere night and even Salman Khan had to intervene. How these Bigg Boss contestants go ahead in the show will be interesting to watch.
An avid gamer and a gaming influencer and Youtuber, Arun Srikanth Mashetty is known from his YouTube channel, Achanak Bayanak Gaming. With more than 290k subscribers, he is a gamer who plays and reviews various difficult games on his channel and also encourages his followers to do the same. A popular Youtuber from Hyderabad, Arun Mashettey is the next Bigg Boss contestant this season.
Another popular Youtuber, he is popularly known as Tehelka Prank, for his online prank videos that his sunscribers and followers are huge fans of. What sets Sunny Arya apart from his rivals and peers on YouTube is that he has been awarded five silver buttons from the global platform. He is also known for his philanthropic work and for helping the needy.
She is known as Khanzaadi, a rapper, singer and songwriter from Assam. Known for her wild and free spirit, Khan is definitely adding to the fun factor in the Bigg Boss house. JioCinema described her as “Thodi spicy, thodi sweet” and fans are definitely agreeing. It will be fun to see how her bubbly personality lights up the house.
An actor and model, Soniya Bansal is next on the list of Bigg Boss contestants. She made her Bollywood debut with the film Game 100 Crore Ka, alongside Bigg Boss season 1 winner Rahul Roy and Shakti Kapoor. She has also starred in a lot of Telugu films like Dubki, Naughty Gang, Shoorveer, Dheera, and Yes Boss.
A famous former journalist, you might know her from Hansal Mehta’s show Scoop which was based on her life. She is the author of the book, Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison, on which the Netflix show is based. On the premiere of the show, she recalled and spoke about her time in prison, which she feels like a new birth for her.
Sana Raees Khan
Next on the list of Bigg Boss contestants is the criminal lawyer who shot to fame after she fought the alleged drug case involving Shah Rukh Khan‘s son Aryan Khan. She also fought the infamous and controversial Sheena Bora murder case, where she was Indrani Mukerjea’s lawyer. She got on Bigg Boss after former Miss India, actor Manasvi Mamgai backed out.
Another Youtuber this season, he goes by the name The UK07 Rider and is touted as the world’s most popular moto vlogger. He is good friends with Bigg Boss OTT 2 winner Elvish Yadav and had supported him throughout the show. Dobhal is originally from Dehradun, but is a global name in the world of automobiles now.
The international name on the show this season, he is referred to as the ‘sassy’ pharmacist. Hailing from the UK, he is of Italian and Persian origin. Even though he is struggling to speak Hindi inside the house, people are loving him. Bigg Boss fans are also of the opinion that he reminds them of Abdu Rozik from last season.
Does the name ring a bell? Yes, she is the cousin of Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra. Having made her Bollywood debut with the film Zid, she got on the Bollywood bandwagon like her cousins, but could not go ahead. She recently made news when the Thiragabadara Saami director allegedly kissed her forcibly in public. She made a stunning entry on the premiere night.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
-When Bigg Boss 17 will start?
Bigg Boss 17 will start from 15 October, 9 pm onwards.
-Who are Bigg Boss 17 contestants?
While there is still no confirmation on the final list of contestants, there are speculations on who the contestants could be this season.
-Who gives Bigg Boss voice?
Atul Kapoor is the real man behind the Bigg Boss’s voice.