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Bigg Boss Hindi
Bigg Boss 13 Logo.png
Logo used for the thirteenth season
Based onBig Brother
Presented bysee below
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons13
No. of episodes1218 (not including episodes of Season 13)
Production
Production location(s)Lonavala (1-4&6-12)
Karjat (5)
Goregaon Film City (13)
Camera setupMulti-Camera
Running time60-90 minutes (approx.)
Production company(s)Endemol India
Release
Original networkSony TV (Season 1)
Colors TV (Season 2-13)
Original release3 November 2006 (2006-11-03) –
present

Bigg Boss is a television reality show broadcast on Colors channel in India. It follows the Big Brother format, which was first developed by Endemol in the Netherlands. Over thirteen years, Bigg Boss has rolled out thirteen seasons and one spin-off version.

Overview

Concept

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 receives 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.[1]

The house

A Bigg Boss House is built for every season. The house was earlier located in the tourist place of Lonavla, Pune district of Maharashtra, however the house for the fifth season was located ND Studios in Karjat.[2][3] The house is well-furnished and decorated. It has all kinds of modern amenities, but just one or two bedrooms and four toilet bath rooms. There is a garden, pool, activity area and gym in the House. There is also a Confession Room, where the housemates may be called in by Bigg Boss for any kind of conversation, and for the nomination process.[4]

The House has no TV connection, no telephones, no Internet connection, clocks, pen or paper.[1]

Rules

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.[5] 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.[6]

Airing

The main television coverage takes the form of a daily highlights programme and the weekly eviction show on Fridays that are aired on Colors TV, while the first season was aired on Sony TV.[7] Everyday's episodes contain the main happenings of the previous day. Every Saturday episode mainly focuses on an interview of the evicted contestant by the host. The episode on Sunday, named differently across seasons, contains extra footage of the week, which was not included in any episode.

Season Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1-4 9:00 pm-10:00 pm
5 9:00 pm-10:00 pm (Week 1-7), 11:00 pm-12:00 pm (Week 8 onwards) 9:00 pm-10:00 pm
6-8 9:00 pm-10:00 pm
9-10 10:30 pm-11:30 pm 9:00 pm-10:00 pm
11 9:00 pm-10:30 pm
12 9:00 pm-10:00 pm
13 10:30 pm-11:30 pm/11:45 pm

Series Details

Season Main Host House Location Launch Date Finale Date Days Housemates TRP Prize Money Winner Runner Up
Launch Finale Average
1 Arshad Warsi Lonavala 3 November 2006 26 January 2007 86 15 2.59 3.57 2.72 1 crore (US$140,000) Rahul Roy Carol Gracias
2 Shilpa Shetty 17 August 2008 22 November 2008 98 2.42 3.49 2.89 Ashutosh Kaushik Raja Chaudhary
3 Amitabh Bachchan 4 October 2009 26 December 2009 84 1.96 3.48 2.83 Vindu Dara Singh Pravesh Rana
4 Salman Khan 3 October 2010 8 January 2011 96 16 5.10 6.90 4.95 Shweta Tiwari Dalip Singh Rana
5 Salman Khan
Sanjay Dutt
Karjat 2 October 2011 7 January 2012 98 18 5.02 5.37 4.19 Juhi Parmar Mahek Chahal
6 Salman Khan Lonavala 7 October 2012 12 January 2013 19 5.01 5.41 3.81 50 lakh (US$72,000) Urvashi Dholakia Imam Siddique
7 15 September 2013 28 December 2013 105 20 5.75 6.30 4.40 Gauhar Khan Tanishaa Mukerji
8 21 September 2014 3 January 2015 19 5.65 6.14 3.77 Declared On Halla Bol
Halla Bol Farah Khan 3 January 2015 31 January 2015 28 10 3.74 3.42 3.28 Gautam Gulati Karishma Tanna
9 Salman Khan 11 October 2015 23 January 2016 105 20 4.08 3.97 2.90 Prince Narula Rishabh Sinha
10 16 October 2016 28 January 2017 18 5.02 5.75 3.54 Manveer Gurjar Bani J
11 1 October 2017 14 January 2018 106 19 6.35 8.93 7.64 Shilpa Shinde Hina Khan
12 16 September 2018 30 December 2018 105 20 5.08 4.89 4.99 Dipika Kakar S. Sreesanth
13 Salman Khan
(Week 1-Week 15)
Farah Khan
(Week 16-Week 20)
Goregaon 29 September 2019 2 November 2019 140 13 21 7.59 8.20 8.00 1 crore (US$140,000) TBA TBA
3 November 2019 16 February 2020 18 6.30 TBA TBA
     Highest viewing figures.:      2nd Highest viewing figures.      Lowest viewing figures.      Male Winners.      Female Winners.
  1. ^ Although Sanjay Dutt was the main host of season 5, Salman Khan also hosted a few eviction episodes with him including the opening & finale episodes.
  2. ^ Bigg Boss 8 was merged with its spin-off series Bigg Boss Halla Bol! and hence, there was no particular winner of this season. Although on the finale day, the five finalists were declared as "The Champions", who continued their journey as contestants in the spin-off series, against some ex-contestants from previous seasons.
  3. ^ Fifteen Housemates entered the house on Day 1, while four housemates entered the Out-house on Day 0, the public voted for two Housemates, to enter the house as the two Housemates making it a total of seventeen Housemates on Day 1. Later on Day 14, one of Day 1 evicted housemate enter the house as a Wild-Card.
  4. ^ There were two stages of this season, therefore, two Finales.

Housemate pattern

Clique Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5 Season 6 Season 7 Season 8 Season 9 Season 10 Season 11 Season 12 Season 13
Politically acclaimed None Sanjay Nirupam None Seema Parihar None Sampat Pal Devi None
Reality show Alumni Ashutosh Kaushik Sakshi Pradhan Siddharth Bhardwaj Mink Brar Candy Brar Renee Dhyani Prince Narula Bani J Benafsha Soonawalla Kriti Verma Paras Chhabra
Pooja Misrra Vishal Karwal Dimpy Ganguli Priya Malik Sahil Anand Priyank Sharma Surbhi Rana
LGBT Bobby Darling None Rohit Verma Begum Ali Laxmi Narayan Tripathi Imam Siddique VJ Andy Sushant Divgikar Kanwaljeet Singh None Sabyasachi Sathpathy None None
Vivek Mishra Vikas Gupta
Pageant winner Aryan Vaid Diana Hayden Aditi Govitrikar None Shonali Nagrani None Gauhar Khan Rochelle Rao Lopamudra Raut Lucinda Nicholas
Vida Samadzai
On the Wrong
Side of the Law
None Monica Bedi None Devender Singh None Aseem Trivedi None Aman Verma Swami Om Zubair Khan
Rahul Mahajan Abbas Kazmi
Item girl Rakhi Sawant Sambhavna Seth Sherlyn Chopra Veena Malik Mahek Chahal Sana Khan Hazel Keech Natašha Stanković Nora Fatehi Antara Biswas Arshi Khan Koena Mitra
Shefali Zariwala
Gauhar Khan Sapna Chaudhary
International star None Jade Goody Claudia Ciesla Sunny Leone None Elli Avram Mandana Karimi Jason Shah Lucinda Nicholas None
Begum Ali Sofia Hayat
Seasoned model Anupama Verma Zulfi Syed Pravesh Rana Aanchal Kumar Shraddha Sharma Niketan Madhok Asif Azim Diandra Soares Asim Riaz
Carol Gracias Payal Rohatgi Hrishant Goswami Karishma Kotak Sonali Raut
Nigaar Khan Gizele Thakral
TV Artist Amit Sadh Ketaki Dave Bakhtiyaar Irani Shweta Tiwari Juhi Parmar Aashka Goradia Shilpa Saklani Gautam Gulati Digangana Suryavanshi Karan Mehra Hina Khan Dipika Kakar Rashami Desai
Arhaan Khan (actor)
Sukirti Kandpal Ankit Gera Hiten Tejwani Karanvir Bohra Siddharth Shukla
Sayantani Ghosh Kamya Panjabi Karishma Tanna Roopal Tyagi Gaurav Chopra Shilpa Shinde Dalljiet Kaur
Vishal Aditya Singh
Rupali Ganguly Rakhee Tandon Tanaaz Irani Sara Khan Amar Upadhyay Urvashi Dholakia Kushal Tandon Soni Singh Suyyash Rai Srishty Rode Devoleena Bhattacharjee
Vikas Bhalla Rohan Mehra
Rajev Paul Pratyusha Banerjee Praneet Bhat Kishwer Merchant Neha Pendse Mahira Sharma
Ratan Rajput Deepshikha Nagpal Rohit Suchanti Paras Chhabra
Film star Ravi Kishan Payal Rohatgi Shamita Shetty Ashmit Patel Akashdeep Saigal Dinesh Lal Yadav Tanishaa Mukerji Sonali Raut Rimi Sen Rahul Dev None Megha Dhade Koena Mitra
Khesari Lal Yadav
Aarya Babbar Aman Verma
Deepak Tijori Raja Chaudhary Poonam Dhillon Samir Soni Shakti Kapoor Delnaaz Irani Armaan Kohli Upen Patel Yuvika Chaudhary Antara Biswas
Kashmira Shah Sambhavana Seth Vindu Dara Singh Dolly Bindra Pooja Bedi Sayantani Ghosh Apurva Agnihotri Minissha Lamba Vikas Bhalla
Rahul Roy Santosh Shukla Ajaz Khan Puneet Issar Keith Sequeira Elena Kazan
Deepak Parashar Rahul Bhatt Puneet Vashist
Singer Baba Sehgal Debojit Saha Ismail Darbar Manoj Tiwari Raageshwari Loomba None Ali Quli Mirza Arvind Vegda None Pooja Jain Anup Jalota Abu Malik
Khesari Lal Yadav
Akash Dadlani Deepak Thakur Shehnaaz Gill

Himanshi Khurana

Sportsperson Salil Ankola None Vinod Kambli Dalip Singh Sonika Kaliraman Navjot Singh Sidhu Sangram Singh None Shanthakumaran Sreesanth None
Comedian None Ahsaan Qureshi Raju Srivastav Veena Malik None Vrajesh Hirjee Rajat Rawail Pritam Singh None Arti Singh
Dancer None Gulabo Sapera None Priyank Sharma Srishty Rode None
TV Presenter None Mandeep Bevli None VJ Andy Pritam Singh None Benafsha Soonawalla Shefali Bagga
Tehseen Poonawala
Fashion Designer None Sapna Bhavnani None Diandra Soares Kanwaljeet Singh None
Youtube Sensation Pooja Jain Hindustani Bhau
Writer None Siddharth Dey
Non-celebrity Ragini Shetty Elina Wadiwala Kamal R Khan None Nihita Biswas Kashif Qureshi Anita Advani None Swami Om Akash Dadlani Sourabh Patel None
Jaya Sawant Manveer Gujjar Arshi Khan Shivashish Mishra
Nitibha Kaul Bandgi Kalra Romil Chaudhary
Lokesh Sharma Jyoti Kumari Nirmal Singh
Akanksha Sharma Luv Tyagi Saba Khan
Manu Punjabi Mehjabi Siddiqui Somi Khan
Puneesh Sharma Deepak Thakur
Priyanka Jagga Sabyasachi Satpahty Urvashi Vani
Sshivani Durga Roshmi Banik
Navin Prakash Zubair Khan Jasleen Matharu
Mital Joshi

Controversies

Guests appearances

Celebrity guests to appear on the series include:

Inhabitant Nation of origin Season Days
Ali Merchant India 4 11
Pamela Anderson Canada 3
Swami Agnivesh India 5 3
Andrew Symonds Australia 7
Yamamotoyama Japan 1
Jyoti Amge India 6 3
Deepika Padukone 10 1
Vikrant Singh Rajpoot 3
Ameesha Patel 13 2

Other versions

References

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  3. ^ "Shweta gets b'day suprise [sic] on Bigg Boss". MiD DAY. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  4. ^ Rajul Hegde (8 October 2009). "What really goes on in Bigg Boss house?". Rediff. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  5. ^ Malvika Nanda (9 October 2010). "Lights or not, camera, action". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 30 November 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  6. ^ "Bigg Boss casts out violent Khan". Daily News and Analysis. 22 October 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
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