Bigg Boss Telugu
|Bigg Boss Telugu|
Show's the second season featuring the host Nani and the Eye logo.
|Also known as||బిగ్ బాస్|
|Presented by||Jr NTR (1)|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||184|
|Production location(s)||Lonavala (1)|
|Running time||90 minutes (approx.)|
|Production company(s)||Endemol India|
|Original release||16 July 2017 –|
30 September 2018
Bigg Boss Telugu is the Telugu-language version of the reality TV programme Big Brother and the fourth Indian version of reality TV programme Bigg Boss and airs on Star Maa in India. The first season of Bigg Boss Telugu premiered on 16 July 2017 and concluded on 24 September 2017. Jr. NTR hosted the first season.The second season is premiered on 10 June 2018 with a caption "Edaina Jaragochu" and concluded on 30 September 2018. The second season is hosted by Nani.
Bigg Boss Telugu is a reality show based on the Hindi show Bigg Boss which too was 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 fellow housemates for eviction, and the housemates who receives the most nominations would face a public vote. Eventually, one housemate would leave after being "evicted" from the House. In the final week, there were five housemates remaining, and the public voted for who they wanted to win. Unlike other versions of Big Brother, the Indian version uses celebrities as housemates, not members of the general public.
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 except Telugu.
They always have to wear the lapel. They cannot leave the House premises at any time unless they are evicted or decided by Big Boss. They can not discuss the nomination process with anyone. They are not allowed to sleep without the permission of Bigg Boss.
Bigg Boss Telugu is aired on Star Maa and also can be streamed on Hotstar. Every day'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.
|Season||Main host||Launch date||Final date||Days||Cameras||Housemates||Prize money||Launch Ratings||Final Ratings||Winner||Runner-up|
|1||Jr. NTR||16 July 2017||24 September 2017||70||60||16||₹50 lakh (US$72,000)||16.2 TRP||13.2 TRP||Siva Balaji||Aadarsh Balakrishna|
|2||Nani||10 June 2018||30 September 2018||112||96||18||15.1 TRP||10.7 TRP||Kaushal Manda||Geetha Madhuri|
Male Contestants. Female Contestants
|Clique||Season 1||Season 2|
|Film Actor/Actress||Aadarsh||Amit Tiwari|
|Hari Teja||Deepthi Sunaina|
|Siva Balaji||Kaushal Manda|
|Sameer Hasan||Kireeti Damaraju|
|Diksha Panth (Wild Card)||Nandini Rai(Wild Card)|
|Prince Cecil||Samrat Reddy|
|Navdeep (Wild Card)||Pooja Ramachandran (Wild Card)|
|TV Anchor||Kathi Karthika||Deepti Nallamothu|
|Singer||Madhu Priya||Geetha Madhuri|
|Kalpana Raghavendar||Roll Rida|
|Film Critic/ Humanist||Mahesh Kathi||Babu Gogineni|
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