Bigg Boss, which is known to be one of the most controversial Indian reality TV shows, is back with season 11. The popular show is hosted by none other than Bollywood superstar Salman Khan who makes the show even more interesting with his witty sense of humour. Just like the previous season, this time too the show has introduced the theme of a mix of celebrities and commoners entering the house. The contestants have to battle it out to survive inside the house for a period of 100-plus days.

Bigg Boss is a reality show based on the original Dutch Big Brother format developed by John de Mol. A number of contestants (known as ‘housemates’) live in a purpose-built house and are isolated from the rest of the world. Each week, housemates nominate two of their peers for eviction, and the housemates who receive the most nominations would face a public vote. Of these, one would eventually leave, having been “evicted” from the House.

However, there were exceptions to this process as dictated by Bigg Boss. In the final week, there were three housemates remaining, and the public voted for who they wanted to win. The housemates in the Indian version are primarily celebrities with the exception of one who is a non-celebrity selected via auditions. Housemates are overseen by a mysterious person known as ‘Bigg Boss’, whose only presence in the house is through his voice.

While all the rules have never been told to the audience, the most prominent ones are clearly seen. The inmates are not permitted to talk in any other language than Hindi. They are not supposed to tamper with any of the electronic equipment or any other thing in the House.

They cannot leave the House premises at any time except when permitted to. They cannot discuss the nomination process with anyone. They cannot sleep in day time.

Sometimes, the housemates may be nominated for other reasons, such as nomination by a person who has achieved special privileges (via tasks or other things), for breaking rules or something else. If something is very serious, a contestant may be evicted directly.

Here is the Bigg Boss season 11 contestants name list:

Celebrity contestants:

1-Hina KhanPopular TV actress, Hina Khan rose to fame with daily soap ‘Yeh rishta kya kehlata hai’ and previously participated in reality show ‘Khatron ke Khiladi’.

2-Hiten Tejwani Well-known TV actor; acted in many popular daily soaps such us ‘Kutumb’ and ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’.

3-Shilpa Shinde She gained popularity with comedy serial ‘Bhabiji ghar par hai’. She has also acted in some south movies and done an item number recently.

4-Priyank Sharma Roadies fame, also participated in MTV Splitsvilla.

5-Vikas Gupta Vikas is a producer as well as a very prominent name in the television industry and was the head of channels MTV India and &TV.

6-Benafsha SoonawallaShe is an ex-roadies contestant and also a popular video jockey.

7-Akash DadlaniHe is a popular rapper, businessman, a sportsman and has been featured in a show called Super Dude on Bindass.

Commoner contestants:

1-Jyoti KumariHails from Bihar, she is pursuing her studies from Hans Raj College, New Delhi. Besides this, she topped in 10, 12th and UPSC exams.

2-Sshivani Durgah– 41-year-old Shivani Durgah is a popular spiritual guru. She is a self-proclaimed devotee from Noida, who currently lives in Mumbai.

3-Sapna ChoudharySapna Choudhary is a quite popular name in Haryana. She is a well-known singer and dancer.

4-Zubair KhanHe is the son-in-law of Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena Parkar. He had his own production house ‘Garbage’ which produces film. The recently released Haseena Parkar was one of the films produced under garbage.

5-Sabyasachi Satpathy– He became a popular TV personality in the local channel of Odisha and even hosted many national shows. He is a popular dancer and chef too and has hosted TV shows related to cooking in Odisha.

6-Lucinda NicholasShe is an Australian model and also a yoga teacher. Lucinda has been the part of many Bollywood ventures and ad campaigns in India. She was in the song “Party All Night” from the movie Boss in the year 2013. This movie starred Akshay Kumar as the lead actor and Honey Sing sang the song.

7-Luv Tyagi– Luv Tyagi completed his schooling from DAV and higher education from BSM College, Roorkee. He is currently working in Pepsi.

8-Mehjabi SiddiquiThis commoner contestant calls herself the ‘voice of all the daughters in law of the country’.

9-Puneesh SharmaHe is a party animal and the owner of playboy club.

10-Bandgi KalraBandgi Kalra is a model by profession from Delhi. In the 25 years of life, Bandgi has earned a lot of name and fame with her work.

11-Arshi KhanShe has done many movies in India especially Tamil movies. She has also acted in the ‘The Last Emperor’ which is the first 4D movie in India.

First Published | 9 October 2017 4:24 PM
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