Bigg Boss Kannada

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Bigg Boss Kannada
Bigg Boss Kannada Season 2 Logo.png
The 'Eye' Logo used for Season 2

Bigg Boss Kannada is the South Indian version of the reality TV show Bigg Boss which is broadcast in India.[1][2] In 2013, Endemol India decided to adapt the international format to the regional market and produced the show in Kannada language, targeting the viewers of Karnataka. The show turned out to be a TRP magnet and became the No.1 reality show in Karnataka.[3][4][5]


The House[edit]

A Bigg Boss House is built for every season. The house was earlier located in the tourist place of Lonavala, Pune district of Maharashtra. 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. The Confession Room is also where the nomination process occurs each week.[6]

The House has no TV connection, no phones, no Internet connection, clocks, pen or paper, complying with the rules of Big Brother around the world.[7]


While all the rules 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 Kannada. 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 and are unable to discuss their nominations with their fellow housemates.[8] 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 other reasons. If something is very serious, a contestant may be evicted directly - this is referred to as an 'ejection' from the house.[9]

Series Details[edit]

Season Host Broadcast Channel Premiere Date Finale Date Days Housemates Prize Money Winner Runner-Up
BBK 1 Kiccha Sudeep ETV Kannada 24 March 2013 30 June 2013 98 15 5,000,000 Vijay Raghavendra Arun Sagar
BBK 2 Suvarna TV 29 June 2014 5 Oct 2014 99 16 Akul Balaji Srujan Lokesh
BBK 3 Colors Kannada 25 October 2015 TBD 99 15 - -


GCC Puraskar Media :-


  1. ^ IBN Bigg Boss Kannada
  2. ^ Endemol India: Bigg Boss In Kannada
  3. ^ INDIATVNEWS.COM: Bigg Boss Kannada TRPs soaring
  4. ^ INDIANTELEVISION.COM: Bigg Boss a BIGG hit with the Audience
  5. ^ IMDb: Bigg Boss Kannada TRPs
  6. ^ Rajul Hegde (8 October 2009). "What really goes on in Bigg Boss house?". Rediff. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  7. ^ "Bigg Boss". Endemol. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  8. ^ Malvika Nanda (9 October 2010). "Lights or not, camera, action". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  9. ^ "Bigg Boss casts out violent Khan". Daily News and Analysis. 22 October 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "GCC Puraskar Media" (PDF). May 26, 2014. 

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