Bigg Boss is back with its 16th season this year. Popular Bollywood actor Salman Khan turns BB host for the 13th time in a row.
This season, yet again, the list includes many TV stars, along with one infamous Bollywood director, a folk singer, along with a former Miss India and a Bhojpuri starlet. Expect some wild card entries as well. The final 14 contestants have already entered the house and the shooting of the show has begun. Among the host of names floating in the market, here is the official list of Bigg Boss Season 16.
Archana Gautam is replaced by Prakruti Mishra by the makers in the show and she is reportedly present on the stage with other confirmed contestants.
MC Stan reaches the stage and this time he comes with his real hair colour and which is black, he doesn’t have his blonde look anymore. The man who gained fame at a very age with his music wore a blue blazer and made heads turn.
PEARL V PURI
Pearl V Puri who gained fame with Naagin as made an entry into the house, The actor was arrested almost a year back after he was accused of molesting a minor. However, he claimed all the allegations against him untrue. And many personalities come out in support of him from Ekta Kapoor to Anita Haasanandani
1. SAJID KHAN
Sajid Khan, popular TV host and director of the film Housefull will be seen on BB 16. He is a popular and well-connected name from Bollywood. He was also one of the celebs accused in the Me Too movement. Ever since he was accused of sexual misconduct, he has been keeping a low profile. It will be interesting to see if Big Boss 16 manages to revive his career.
2. TINA DATTA
TV actress who gained popularity by playing Iccha in the popular TV show Uttaran. The show bought a name and fame for Kolkata-born Tina but she fizzled out as the show’s limelight faded . There was no significant show or project for Tina for years and it’s like a comeback for her. Though she remains in the news for her social media activities, Bigg Boss will be a revival for Tina Datta’s stagnant career .
3. SHALIN BHANOT
Jabalpur’s Shalin started off his career with the reality show Roadies and gradually moved to doing TV shows . He got married to his Kulvadhu co-star Dalljiet Kaur after winning Nach Baliye 4. However, their marriage ended on a bitter note. Shalin was last seen on the TV show Naagin and her wife Dalljiet was part of Big Boss 13 as well . Now it’s Shalin s turn to show his real side in Bigg Boss 16 .
4. MANYA SINGH
Among the many television and Bollywood faces, Manya Singh, a former Miss India (2020) will be seen locked inside the BB house. She was in the news as the daughter of an auto driver who went on to win the Miss India beauty pageant. She is now all set to reboot her career with Bigg Boss. ManyaShe was born and brought up in Mumbai with roots in Uttar Pradesh .
5. SOUNDARYA SHARMA
Bigg Boss house always has a Bhojpuri celeb in the house. And, this year BB fans will see Bhojpuri actress Soundarya Sharma on the show. She became famous after appearing in Bhojpuri singer Pavan Singh’s music video. She was later seen in the web series Raktanchal and the film Ranchi Diaries. Born in Delhi, Soundarya is a dentist and is quite popular on social media.
6. NIMRIT KAUR AHLUWALIA
In the past mant TV bahu have won Bigg Boss, and if the bahu happens to be from the home channel the chances of winning are high. This time TV actress Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia of Choti Sardarni fame will be seen on BB 16. The Delhi girl is a law graduate, who participated in beauty pageants and became an actress.
7. ANKIT GUPTA
Another TV actor from Colors TV is all set to enter Bigg Boss 16. Popular as Fateh of Udaariyaan, Ankit has quite huge fan following. He hails from Meerut and has done shows like Sadda Haq, Balika Vadhu, Begusarai and Mayavi Maling. However, he rose to fame with Udariyaan. He had recently quit the show after the show took a leap. It looks like Bigg Boss will be his next claim to fame.
8. PRIYANKA CHAUDHARY
Ankit will be joined on BB 16 by his Udaariyaan co-star Priyanka Chaudhary. The two are popular on-screen couple and FaTejo (Fateh+Tejo) fans will be happy to see them together on the show. Priyanka hails from Jaipur and is very popular on social media and commands a huge fan following. She has done modelling assignments, films, web series, but just like Ankit, she also became a household name with Udaariyaan.
9. SUMBUL TOUQEER KHAN
Another television star who will be seen on Bigg Boss 16 is Sumbul. Known for playing the lead role in the popular show Imlie, the actress is all set to be locked in the BB house. Sumbul made her acting debut with Ayushmaan Khurrana’s Article 15, but it was Imlie that turned out to be a turning point in her career. She recently quit her TV show after it took a generation leap.
10. SREEJITA DE
Sreejita shot to fame when she was seen on Uttaran as Mukta. She originally hails from Haldia in West Bengal. She has been a part of many TV shows, like Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Annu Ki Ho Gayi Wah Bhai Wah and Nazar. She was also seen with Shraddha Kapoor in her debut film Luv Ka The End. She was last seen in Nazar and was reportedly set to get married with German boyfriend Michael. She will be reuniting with her Uttaran co-star Tina Datta in the BB house.
11. GAUTAM VIG
Gautam, who originally hails from Delhi, started off as a model and has featured in many TV shows, like Saathiya 2 , Naamkaran and Ishq Subhallahan. Reportedly, he was married to Richa Gera, sister of actor Ankit Gera, but it seems the couple have parted ways now. Gautam hopes to build a new image with Bigg Boss.
12. GORI NAGORI
After Sapna Chaudhary, Gori Nagori, singing sensation of Rajasthan, is all set to join Bigg Boss 16. She is from Nagaur in Rajasthan and her dance videos on Rajsthani and Haryanvi songs are very popular . Her dance moves are quite bold and have created controversies in the past . She has danced with Sapna Chaudhary in the past and hopes to gets a boot in her career with her appearance on the show like Sapna got with Bigg Boss.
13. SHIV THAKARE
Shiv, the winner of Bigg Boss Marathi Season 2, will be locked inside the BB 16 house. Amravati-based Shiv knows all the moves to succeed in Bigg Boss, but in a regional set up. It will be interesting to see if he manages to pull it off in the national BB as well. Shiv was last seen on Roadies and has lately turned an entrepreneur.
14. ABDU ROZIK
Salman Khan introduced Abdu Rizik at the launch of Bigg Boss 16. He hails from Tajisikstan. He is 18 years old but stands just 3 feet tall, but is an immensely talented singer. He is known as the world’s smallest singer. He can sing Hindi songs but does not know the language.