Fans of Bigg Boss will have a memorable night on Sunday since Salman Khan will officially launch the show’s seventeenth season. Bigg Boss 17’s theme is “Dil, Dimag aur Dum,” and competitors are divided into the following categories. 17 celebs will be imprisoned in the lavish home for 105 days, including Ankita Lokhande and husband Vicky Jain, Munawar Faruqui, Jigna Vora, Isha Malviya and ex-boyfriend Abhishek Kumar, and Mannara Chopra.
After 15 weeks, one of them would return home with the title of champion, however it’s still a lengthy wait. Here’s flipping the pages back on the programme to learn more about its previous winners and where are they now.
Bigg Boss season 1 debuted in 2006 and was an immediate hit. Throughout the season, Rakhi Sawant and Kashmera Shah kept us all engaged, but it was the cool-headed Rahul Roy who won the award. Many would have anticipated Rahul Roy to become a celebrity after his success with Aashiqui. However, the majority of his films either flopped or never really took off. His other significant works are Naseeb, Pehla Nasha, Junoon, and Jaanam. With Karisma Kapoor’s Karishma- The Miracles of Destiny, he made his small-screen debut. The actor experienced a significant setback in 2020 when he had a brain haemorrhage while filming in Kargil.
Roadies 5 champion Bigg Boss 2 was won by Ashutosh Kaushik with little effort. Fans especially appreciated his relationship and chemistry with Diana Haydon. With the exception of a few cameo roles, Ashutosh Kaushik did not completely capitalise on his newfound stardom. Instead, he relocated to his native Punjab to assist his family in managing their dhaba. He has been holding conversation programmes on his newly launched YouTube channel.
Vindu Dara Singh
This season of Bigg Boss, which is hosted by Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan, has been the least memorable. Pravesh Rana was named the runner-up, and Vindu Dara Singh was declared the show’s winner. Vindu Dara Singh has appeared in films such as Garv, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Partner, Kisse Pyaar Karoon, Kambakkht Ishq, and Housefull after leaving Bigg Boss. Along with his wife Dina Umarova, he also took part in Nach Baliye 9 and Bigg Boss 14 as a challenger.
Television bahus joining the Bigg Boss house to shed their stereotypes became popular when Bigg Boss 4 premiered. The show’s winner was Shweta Tiwari. Prerna from Kasautii Zindagii Kay, played by Shweta Tiwari, is still fondly recalled. She then appeared as a star in programmes like Parvarrish and Begusarai, and she even took part in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. The actor also appeared in TV dramas like Mere Dad Ki Dulhan and Main Hoon Aparajita as well as her first digital project, Hum Tum Aur Them.
Following in her footsteps, Kumkum, better known as TV Bahu Juhi Parmar, won Bigg Boss 5. Additionally, Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt served as the show’s co-hosts for the first time. Juhi Parmar followed the family route after winning Bigg Boss 5 and gave birth to a child. She made a reappearance after a protracted absence with Karmaphal Daata Shani and the paranormal thriller Tantra. Juhi, who is a single mother now, started vlogging and was last seen in the online series Yeh Meri Family.
Urvashi Dholakia, the well-known vamp Komolika from Kasautii Zindagii Kay, startled everyone with her unguarded appearance on Bigg Boss 6. Dholakia eventually won the competition, yet Imam Siddiqui and his antics are what the season is most known for. Urvashi Dholakia appeared in Chandrakanta — Ek Mayavi Prem Gaatha after winning Bigg Boss. She appeared in Naagin 6 most recently and took part in Nach Baliye 9 with her ex-boyfriend Anuj Sachdev. According to rumours, Urvashi will compete in the forthcoming Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
After winning Bigg Boss, Gauahar Khan took part in Khatron Ke Khiladi 5. She later served as the host of India’s Raw Star and took part in I Can Do That. She appeared in films like Begum Jaan, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, and Fever. In addition to becoming a blogger and businesswoman, Gauahar Khan has appeared in online series including The Office and Hero. She returned to the programme as a guest contestant on Bigg Boss 14. She then married Zaid Darbar, and in January of this year, she gave birth to a child.
Although Karishma Tanna seemed like a strong candidate throughout the season, Gautam Gulati took the prize away from her in the last episode. Following Bigg Boss, Gautam hosted MTV Big F and appeared in films like Radhe, Behan Hogi Teri, Virgin Bhanupriya, Azhar, and Behan Hogi Teri. He is presently recognised as one of the MTV Roadies’ gang leaders.
Prince Narula, known as the “king” of reality television, participated in Bigg Boss 9 after winning Splitsvilla and Roadies. Prince also met Yuvika Chaudhary, his future bride, on the programme. After Bigg Boss 9, Prince Narula rose to fame and went on to make his acting debut in Badho Bahu. He has appeared in several music videos and returned to Roadies as a gang boss. Nach Baliye 9 was won by Prince and Yuvika, and he also appeared in Lock Upp as a challenger. Right present, Prince is pursuing a career as a musician in addition to appearing on Roadies.
The 10th season of Bigg Boss saw the show welcoming regular people for the first time. Manveer Gurjar first appeared to be playing in Manu Punjabi’s shadow, but as the game came down to the wire, his powerful yet kind nature won over everyone. After his significant victory, Manveer Gurjar continued to compete in Khatron Ke Khiladi, but he was unable to capitalise on the support and popularity. Despite rumours to the contrary, he was supposed to begin acting shortly.
Shilpa Shinde shattered every record to win the competition despite the season having several well-known names.After winning, the actor did not sign any significant projects, which disappointed fans quite a bit. Her most recent appearance was in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. She has been in comedic programmes including Dhan Dhana Dhan and Gangs of Filmistan. She had criticised the producers and even the judges for being biassed after being eliminated.
The winner, Dipika Kakar, also had a somewhat monotonous trip because this season of Bigg Boss was perhaps one of the least interesting ones in the show’s history. Later, Dipika Kakar worked on programmes like Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum and Qayamat Ki Raat. She launched her YouTube account during the epidemic, where she shares glimpses of her relationship with her husband Shoaib Ibrahim. Ruhaan, a newborn boy, is the couple’s first kid, who was just born.
Small-screen actor Sidharth Shukla defied the tradition of “TV bahus” dominating the event. The relationship between Sidharth and Shehnaaz Gill and his brother-turned-enemy relationship with Asim Riaz helped make this season one of the most popular ones. In addition, he made his internet debut with Broken 3 and featured as a “senior” with Gauahar Khan and Hina Khan in Bigg Boss 14. The actor passed away after a severe heart attack in September 2021.
The winner of Bigg Boss 14 was declared to be TV bahu Rubina Dilaik in keeping with the current tradition. Following Bigg Boss 14, Rubina returned to her well-liked programme Shakti: Astitiva Ke Ehsaas Ki. Following that, she took part in seasons 12 and 10 of Khatron Ke Khiladi and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, respectively. Along with hosting Wanderlust with Abhinav, she also presented Entertainment Ki Raat Housefull. Soon, the couple will welcome their first child.
It’s safe to say that this season has one of the highest star counts. Everyone had a different preference, including Shamita Shetty, Tejaswi Prakash, Raqesh Bapat, and Karan Kundrra. Tejasswi Prakash ultimately won the game, the trophy, and the hearts of the crowd. Not to be overlooked is Karan Kundrra’s affection on Bigg Boss 15. Tejasswi assumed the role as Naagin 5’s face immediately after winning. The eerie television programme has kept the actor occupied for over two years. She and Karan are still going strong, and a wedding between the two is imminent.
The conclusion of Bigg Boss 16 was one of the most surprising. The winner was rapper MC Stan, despite arguments from the majority of fans that Shiv Thakare and Priyanka Chahar Choudhary were more deserved victors. Many people did criticise the decision-makers, but it was said that his admirers cast a substantial majority of their votes in favour of him. MC Stan has released a lot of music albums and keeps his fans entertained with his songs.