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Bigg Boss Tamil
Bigg Boss Tamil Season 4 Poster.jpg
Bigg Boss 4 Poster
Presented byKamal Haasan[1]
Voices ofSatiiysh Saarathy Sasho
Country of originIndia
Original languageTamil
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes417
Production locationChennai
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time
  • 90 minutes (seasons 1 & 2; weekdays)
  • 120 minutes (seasons 1 & 2; weekends)
  • 60 minutes (season 3 & 4; weekdays)
  • 90 minutes (season 3 & 4; weekends)
Production companyEndemol India
Original networkStar Vijay
Original release25 June 2017 (2017-06-25) –

Bigg Boss Tamil is an Indian Tamil-language version of the reality TV program Bigg Boss. The program follows the Big Brother format developed by Endemol in the Netherlands. Over three years, Bigg Boss has rolled out three seasons and fourth season also started. Kamal Haasan has continued as a host for four seasons and broadcast by Star Vijay Channel.[2][3]

The fourth season was planned to be launched in June 2020 but delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Star Vijay posted the teaser of the 4th Season on 27 August, 2020, along with season's logo.[4] The season premiered on October 4.


Bigg Boss Tamil is a reality show based on the original Dutch Big Brother format developed by John de Mol Jr. Unlike original Big Brother, Bigg Boss Tamil features celebrity and commoner contestants. The contestants (known as "housemates") live in a house that is isolated from the world. Following anonymous internal voting by the housemates and external voting by television audiences, one housemate is "evicted" (removed) from the house each week. During the final week, the final four housemates vote to determine the show's winner. The eponymous Bigg Boss character serves as an omnipresent authority figure and represents the show's producers. He often interacts with the housemates to assign challenges and ask questions.


The house has amenities including a garden, pool, activity area and gym. It includes two large bedrooms, a living area, a kitchen, a storeroom, a smoking room, a jail, and four bathrooms.

The confession room is an unconventional addition, where all private conversations between the housemates and Bigg Boss occur. The house prohibits television, telephones, internet and clocks. In Season 2, the Smoking Room was inside, while the Restroom and the Jail were sited outside the House for punishment. The Girls' bedroom had a bathroom for emergencies. The New Place was also created where contestants could chat instead of using the Smoking Room. In Season 3, the Smoking Room was brought back outside, near the swimming pool.

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


Housemates are bound by various rules. For example, contestants must speak Tamil, may not tamper with objects in the house, may not leave the premises without permission, may not discuss the nomination process, may not sleep during the day, and may not commit violence against fellow housemates. The complete rules are not revealed to the audience.


Daily episodes present the main events of the previous day while weekend episodes focus on discussion of the main problems of the week and interviews with evicted contestants. On the Sunday episode the host announces the evicted contestant.

Season Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
2 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
3 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
4 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm (Week 1 - Week 13) & 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm (Week 14 - 15)


Contestants are nominated for eviction each week by their housemates. Viewers cast their votes in favour of the contestants they would like to save from eviction. Each viewer is entitled to cast ten votes per day. The contestant with the fewest votes is out. Contestants who break the rules or who leave the house for medical reasons are evicted.

Series Overview

SeriesHostHousematesDaysWinnerRunner upPrize MoneyTRP RatingsEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
1Kamal Haasan1998Arav NafeezSnehan50 lakh (US$70,000)9.49925 June 2017 (2017-06-25)30 September 2017 (2017-09-30)Star Vijay
217105RiythvikaAishwarya Dutta7.810617 June 2018 (2018-06-17)30 September 2018 (2018-09-30)
3Mugen RaoSandy10.210623 June 2019 (2019-06-23)6 October 2019 (2019-10-06)
418Aari ArujunanBalaji Murugadoss15.61064 October 2020 (2020-10-04)17 January 2021 (2021-01-17)

Housemates pattern

Clique Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
Film Actor/Actress Anuya Bhagvath Aishwarya Dutta Fathima Babu Aari Arjunan
Bharani Daniel Annie Pope Kasthuri
Bindu Madhavi Janani Iyer Reshma Pasupuleti Gabriella Charlton
Ganesh Venkatraman Mahat Raghavendra
Harish Kalyan Mumtaz Sakshi Agarwal Jithan Ramesh
Kaajal Pasupathi Ponnambalam
Namitha Riythvika Saravanan Ramya Pandian
Oviya Shariq Hassan
Shakthi Vasudevan Vijayalakshmi Sherin Shringar
Sri Yashika Aannand Vanitha Vijayakumar Rekha
Suja Varunee


Aarthi Dhaadi Balaji Jangiri Madhumitha Aranthangi Nisha
Ganja Karuppu Sendrayan
Choreographer Gayathri Raghuram None Sandy None
Model Arav Nafeez None Meera Mitun Balaji Murugadoss
Samyuktha Karthik
Raiza Wilson Tharshan Thiyagarajah Sanam Shetty
Radio Jockey None Vaishnavi None None
Voice Trainer None Ananth Vaidyanathan None None
Snehan Ramya NSK Mohan Vaidya Aajeedh Khalique
Mugen Rao Suchitra Ramadurai
TV Actor/Actress/
News Reader/
None Mamathi Chari Abhirami Anitha Sampath
Kavin Archana Chandhoke
Rio Raj
Losliya Mariyanesan Shivani Narayanan
Suresh Chakravarthy
Director None None Cheran None
Martial Artist None None None Somshekar
Commoner Juliana Nithya None None
  Winner   1st Runner-up   2nd Runner-up   3rd Runner-up   4th Runner-up


  1. ^ "Bigg Boss Tamil 4 finalist Rio Raj shares his fanboy moment with actor-politician Kamal Haasan; see pic - Times of India". The Times of India. The Times of India.
  2. ^ "Salman Khan, Kamal Haasan, Mohanlal and Sudeep: How hosts impacted their Bigg Boss versions". The Indian Express. The Indian Express. 20 February 2021.
  3. ^ Taskin, Bismee (16 March 2021). "Shah's strike rate better than Didi's, says ABP's Awasthi & why Kamal Haasan does Bigg Boss". ThePrint.
  4. ^ "Bigg Boss Tamil Season 4 - Coming Soon". YouTube. Retrieved 28 August 2020.

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