Bigg Boss Telugu

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Bigg Boss Telugu
BIGG BOSS Telugu.png
Show's the second season featuring the host Nani and the Eye logo.
Also known asబిగ్ బాస్
Presented byJr NTR (1)
Nani (2)
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Telugu
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes184
Production location(s)Lonavala (1)
Hyderabad (2)
Running time90 minutes (approx.)
Production company(s)Endemol India
Original release16 July 2017 (2017-07-16) –
30 September 2018
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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.[1][2]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.[3][4]


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.


The house for season one was set up at Lonavala. For season two, the house was set up in Annapurna Studios, Hyderabad.


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.

Seasons details[edit]

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

Housemate Pattern[edit]

Clique Season 1 Season 2
Film Actor/Actress Aadarsh Amit Tiwari
Archana Bhanu Sree
Hari Teja Deepthi Sunaina
Siva Balaji Kaushal Manda
Sameer Hasan Kireeti Damaraju
Jyothi Tejaswi Madivada
Diksha Panth (Wild Card) Nandini Rai(Wild Card)
Prince Cecil Samrat Reddy
Mumaith Khan
Navdeep (Wild Card) Pooja Ramachandran (Wild Card)
Sampoornesh Babu Tanish
TV Anchor Kathi Karthika Deepti Nallamothu
Comedian Dhanraj None
Singer Madhu Priya Geetha Madhuri
Kalpana Raghavendar Roll Rida
Film Critic/ Humanist Mahesh Kathi Babu Gogineni
Commoner None Ganesh
Sanjana Anne
Nutan Naidu


  1. ^ "Junior NTR's Bigg Boss Is The 'Most Expensive' Telugu Show. Details Here". Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  2. ^ "'Bigg Boss Telugu' marks TV debut of Junior NTR as host, show goes on air from July 15". Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  3. ^ "Bigg Boss Telugu season 2: Here's the list of expected contestants". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Bigg Boss Telugu Season 2: Full and final list of contestants". Times Of India. 11 June 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018.

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