Big Boss, an Indian reality show inspired by the Dutch show Big Brother, is a famous show watched by millions. However, the show is also known for controversies and many people hate it. The one who watches is a fan of the show and the one who doesn’t watch it is a hater. However, the show has made many contestants famous.
Today we are going to talk about the top 10 most popular contestants of Bigg Boss to date. Have a look at the list, although the list is not made in chronological order of popularity. Everyone on the list is known for their qualities.
10. Shilpa Shinde
One of the most controversial contestants of Bigg Boss and one of the most versatile performers, Shilpa Shinde participated in Bigg Boss 11 and eventually won it. Shilpa was born on August 28, 1977, in Mumbai. The psychology dropout has been interested in acting since adulthood. After battling his father’s disapproval to pursue acting, he finally ventured into the entertainment industry in 1999.
Shilpa gained popularity from an Indian television show Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai! for playing the role of Angoori Bhabhi. His dialogue Sahi Pakde hai is a very best meme material. He worked in several shows portraying characters in various genres including drama, comedy, and thriller. Shilpa Shinde joined the Congress for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
9. Gautam Gulati
Born in Delhi on November 27, 1987, Gautam Gulati is an Indian TV actor, model, host, and film actor. He started his career in 2008 with several shows but shot to fame with his role in Pyaar Ki Yeh Ek Kahani, which aired in 2010.
Gautam participated in Bigg Boss 8 and made a name for himself among the most popular contestants of Bigg Boss. He had massive social media support and remained the center of attraction throughout the 8th season. Eventually, he won the Bigg Boss Champion trophy. He has millions of die-hard followers on various social media platforms including Instagram. He was the first Bigg Boss contestant to have such massive and insane social media support.
8. Gauahar Khan
One of the most stylish Indian actresses, Gauahar Khan was born on August 23, 1983, in Pune. Her elder sister Nigaar Khan is also an actress. The super stylish actress started her career as a model in Miss India and won the title of Miss Talented.
The emerging star participated in Bigg Boss 7 and ended up as the winner. The seventh season is one of the most famous seasons in the entire Bigg Boss era. She dated her Bigg Boss co-contestant Kushal Tandon for years but later parted ways. Now she is married to Zaid Darbar, son of famous musician Ismail Darbar. Gauahar Khan has participated in many shows where she showcased her incredible skills in dancing and acting. She also featured in several music videos, most recently in Baarish Mein Tum sung by Neha Kakkar and Rohanpreet Singh.
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7. Rubina Dilaik
Rubina Dilaik made a name for herself as one of the most famous contestants of Bigg Boss with the courage to take a stand for herself. She doesn’t even think twice before expressing her views on many things. Once he even challenged the host of the show, Salman Khan.
Rubina was born on August 26, 1989, in Shimla. She made her acting debut with a prominent show Chhoti Bahu. She is also known for the show Shakti – Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki for playing the role of a transgender. Rubina entered the Bigg Boss house in the 14th season with her husband Abhinav Shukla. They were on the verge of divorce and decided to go on Bigg Boss to spend some time together. Fortunately, Bigg Boss proved lucky for them and they decided to stay together. Along with her relationship, she also won the 14th season of Bigg Boss.
6. Tejasswi Prakash
Tejasswi Prakash Wayangankar, born on June 10, 1993, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is an Indian TV actress, known for playing roles in Hindi and Marathi cinema. She was born and brought up in a Marathi family. A graduate of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Mumbai, Prakash made his debut in the entertainment industry in 2012 with Life OK’s thriller 2312.
The versatile actress participated in Bigg Boss 15 and won it. She is one of the most beautiful contestants on Bigg Boss. She is currently dating Karan Kundrra, who is an actor and host. The two met in the Bigg Boss house and started dating.
5. MC Stan
Bigg Boss 16 is underway and MC Stan has already made a name for himself among the most popular contestants of the Bigg Boss. He is a musician, rapper, producer, and songwriter. He got recognition as a child artist for performing Qawwali. Later he started rapping. Due to pursuing a career in music, he had difficulties in getting an education after 12th standard.
He released his first rap song ‘Wata’ in 2018 and his second song ‘Khuja Mat’ in 2019, which were huge hits. MC Stan released his first music album ‘Tadipaar’ in January 2021 and his second album ‘Insaan’ in February 2022.
He is known for his unique talking style inside the Bigg Boss house. He has a huge base of followers on Instagram who are supporting him and waiting for him to win the Bigg Boss trophy.
4. Sidharth Shukla
Siddharth Shukla was a famous name even before participated in Bigg Boss. He won Bigg Boss 13, which is considered to be the most successful season of Bigg Boss. Siddharth Shukla was one of the most successful contestants of Bigg Boss.
He is known for his roles in some Indian TV shows like Balika Vadhu, Dil Se Dil Tak, and the movie Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. He was born on December 12, 1980, in Mumbai and passed away on September 2, 2021, at the age of 40. Siddharth Shukla was an extremely talented actor, host, and model. He hosted India’s Got Talent Season 7 and Savdhaan India.
3. Manu Punjabi
Manu Punjabi single-handedly proved that Bigg Boss is not a game of strength but of the mind. His on-the-point strategies earned him wide popularity as a machiavellian and humorous contestant. Due to the demise of his mother, he had to leave the Bigg Boss house midway. He returned to the show a week later. He is currently a YouTuber and makes review videos on Bigg Boss.
2. Vikas Gupta
Bigg Boss 11’s ‘mastermind’ Vikas Gupta outperformed every contestant and dominated the show. His silly fights with Shilpa Shinde brought him into the limelight. He started playing mind games inside the Bigg Boss house, he did it well enough that he got fame. Vikas Gupta was born on 7 May 1988 in Dehradun. He is a screenwriter, creative director, and producer. In June 2020, he announced his bisexuality through an Instagram post. He was the second runner-up of Bigg Boss 11, who was defeated by Shilpa Shinde.
1. Shehnaaz Kaur Gill
Punjabi actress and singer Shahnaz Gill is one of the most successful contestants of Bigg Boss. She rose to fame after participating in the 13th season of Bigg Boss, in which her childish activities were adored by the audience. Shehnaaz was born on 27 January 1993 in Punjab. Shehnaaz of Punjabi origin grew up in a Sikh family. She loved acting and singing since childhood and dreamed of becoming an actress one day. She made her debut in the entertainment industry with a feature in ‘Shiv Di Kitab’.
These are the 10 most popular contestants of Bigg Boss. Many other contestants are known for their unique characters in the show. The honorable mentions are the gorgeous Shweta Tiwari, charming Karishma Tanna, daredevil Rahul Mahajan, Hottie Nora Fatehi, talented Amit Sadh, stunning Hina Khan, and handsome Rahul Vaidya.