From Rahul Roy to Shilpa Shinde and from Rakhi Sawant to Arshi Khan Bigg Boss witnessed several controversies and much ado about nothing. Many of its contestants encashed their popularity gained over the show whereas some of them were interested creating controversies. Let’s find out who got what from this mega show and what keeps them busy nowadays.
1. Sunny Leone
Sunny Leone, former porn star, was the contestant of Bigg Boss season 5. She had a wild card entry and got elimination after a small stint. Impressed by her honesty, film maker Mahesh Bhatt who was guest entrant of the show offered her to act in his movie.
2. Sunny Leone
She is now a well known star of Bollywood. Bigg Boss 5 brought her midas touch for an easy way to Bollywood through her short sizzling presence in the show. However, as soon as the show came to an end, Sunny became hot news in Bollywood. She also got offers from the industry and became an iconic figure of Bollywood.
3. Rahul Roy
Rahul Roy, actor, producer and a former model, made his name in Bollywood with the blockbuster movie Aashiqui. He was the winner of Bigg Boss Season 1. In the house with drama queens like Rakhi Sawant, Rahul’s calm and composed demeanour wooed the audience making him the first ever winner.
4. Rahul Roy
Currently he is a film producer and actor. Bigg Boss brought him name and fame but it was short-lived. Recently he was in the news for joining a political party. He is also excited about his second innings in Bollywood.
5. Ashutosh Kaushik
He was the winner of Bigg Boss season 2. He is a model turned actor and already has a huge fan following. His participation in the show made news in media channels.
6. Ashutosh Kaushik
After winning the contest, he got some acting offers in movies but couldn’t do well. Bigg Boss didn’t bring so much to his career. Now-a-days, he is far from limelight and runs his own restaurant.
7. Vindu Dara Singh
He was the winner of Bigg Boss season 3. He is the son of former wrestler turned actor Dara Singh. He is a TV actor and also acts as supportive roles in movies. During the show he was announced the most stylish and bold contestant to win the Chevrolet Cruze a feat that has never occurred winning both the cash prize and car, defeating Pravesh Rana and Poonam Dhillon. He has been given the title 'Bade dil wala' (man with a golden heart) by his housemates.
8. Vindu Dara Singh
After winning the show, he did small roles in movies like Housefull and Son of Sardar, and other shows on the small screen. He later worked in films including Jatt James, Famous Ho Gya etc and is now part of a Hindi play Hello Darling.
9. Shweta Tiwari
She was the winner of Bigg Boss season 4. She was the first female contestant to win the contest. Before joining Bigg Boss, she was a successful TV actress. During the show, her fight with Dolly Bindra was the highlight of that season.
10. Shweta Tiwari
After winning Bigg Boss, Shweta participated in a dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. She did some item numbers too in movies. She got married to boyfriend Abhinav Kohli, and is now currently on a break from her career, focusing on her baby.
11. Juhi Parmar
She was the TV personality and anchor before taking part in Bigg Boss. She won the crown of Bigg Boss season 5. Juhi tried to play peacemaker in the house in the initial days and stayed away from controversies. It was only towards the end of the show that she emerged as a smart player.
12. Juhi Parmar
She did not take up any projects after winning Bigg Boss in 2011, as she wanted to spend more time with her family. But, recently she was in the news for estrangement with her husband. Currently she acts in a serial named ‘Karamphaldata Shani’ for financial independence.
13. Urvashi Dholakia
She was the winner of Bigg Boss season 6. Before entering Bigg Boss House she was a well known TV actress. Urvashi displayed a strong winning chance ever since she entered the house. She was loved by her honest attitude, was a smart player and stood up for her rights.
14. Urvashi Dholakia
After winning Bigg Boss she took a break from the industry for two years to spend some quality time with her sons. She is now enjoying single parenting and ready to take up new projects. Currently she acts in the serial ‘Chandrakanta’.
15. Gauhar Khan
Model turned actress Gauhar Khan succeeded to grab the trophy of Bigg Boss season 7. Inside the house, her romance with co-contestant Kushal Tandon caught everyone’s attention and the two declared their love openly.
16. Gauhar Khan
She continued to act in movies after winning the contest. Her relationship with Kushal Tandon, inmate of Bigg Boss, didn’t last long and made headlines in media. She is seen in supportive roles in movies every now and then.
17. Gautam Gulati
TV actor Gautam Gulati won the contest Bigg Boss season 8. Gautam Gulati had all the necessary elements to be the winner of a show like this. He was dramatic, energetic and entertaining. He had been a star performer in every task assigned by Bigg Boss. Even the host and dost of the show, Salman Khan, applauded his leadership.
18. Gautam Gulati
He got a huge fan following after winning the contest. Due to popularity gained over the show, he got a chance to act in movies. As of now, he has acted in a couple of movies. He has also made several guest appearances on television reality shows; and won some television style awards too, mainly for his good-looking personality.
19. Prince Narula
Model turned actor Prince Narula won the ninth season of Bigg Boss. He had already won two other reality shows before entering Bigg Boss house. He had a strong conviction of winning this show. During the show, he proposed Yuvika Chaudhary the other contestant of the show.
20. Prince Narula
Currently he is a well known Indian TV personality. He is the gang leader of Roadies Xtreme (reality show airs on MTV). He has been engaged with his girlfriend Yuvika Chaudhary, met her in Bigg Boss house. Soon they are going to tie the knot by the end of the year.
21. Rahul Mahajan
He is the only son of politician Late Pramod Mahajan and former pilot. He has produced TV shows in Delhi. Before joining the show he just has separated from his wife. Rahul made a voluntary exit in the show. He won the title ‘Bada Dil Wala’ and a car on the last day of the show. Later, he also appeared in Bigg Boss Halla Bol season 8 and got evicted from the show.
22. Rahul Mahajan
After gained popularity over the show, he appeared in another reality show ‘Rahul ka Sawyamvar’; where he tied the knot with one of the contestants named Dimpy Ganguly. But their marriage didn’t last long. Currently he acts in some small budget movie and remains in the news for his latest affair with his co-actor Amrita Mane.
23. Diana Hayden
Diana Hayden is a model and former Miss World of 1997 who was also the runner up for Miss India. She was also seen in a couple of little known movies, before joining Bigg Boss season 2. She came through wild card entry and soon got eliminated. Her closeness with the housemate Ashutosh Kausik and inability to speak Hindi well made headlines.
24. Diana Hayden
After leaving Bigg Boss house, her acting career couldn’t take off. She got married to Collin Dick from Las Vegas, US in 2013. She is now 44 years old and expecting twins. She already has a two year old daughter. A year back she was in the news for freezing her eggs.
25. Manoj Tiwari
Manoj Tiwari was the contestant of Bigg Boss season 4. He is a Bhojpuri singer, actor and a politician. Before joining Bigg Boss, he was widely known for his acting and singing in Bhojpuri cinema. His fight with Dolly Bindra, the other contestant, was the most talked about those days. After his eviction from the show, he revealed to the media that it was dangerous holidays in Bigg Boss house.
26. Manoj Tiwari
Currently he is very much active in his political party and an important member of ruling party. He is still a popular face of Bhojpuri cinema. He produces music albums and performs around the world. He remains in the news continuously for his political activities.
27. Aman Verma
Aman verma is a popular name in Indian Television. Before joining Bigg Boss season 9, he was a successful actor and host on TV. He had also done some small roles in a couple of movies. In the Bigg Boss house, Aman was criticised for his allegedly unhygienic habits. However, the actor maintained a low-key profile throughout. So much so that host Salman Khan had advised him to 'come out of his shell.'
28. Aman Verma
After an early exit from the show, he got engaged and married to her girlfriend Vandana Lalwani (a TV actress) in 2015. He is still active in TV shows and serials but not that much popular. He also acts in some small budget movies.
29. Ravi Kishan
Ravi Kishan, is an Indian actor and television personality, who works in Hindi cinema and Bhojpuri cinema. He took part in Bigg Boss season 1 and became the second runner up. He was one of the most entertaining contestants of the show.
30. Ravi Kishan
Popularity gained over this show, brought him more offers on TV as host and contestant of other reality shows. He appeared in Hindi movies too. Recently he was in the news for joining the ruling party. A couple of days ago, he achieved the best actor award at Jharkhand International Film Festival.
31. Arya Babbar
Arya Babbar is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood and Punjabi films. He is the son of veteran actor and politician Raj Babbar. In 2014, Aarya participated in the 8th season of Bigg Boss. He came into limelight when he falsely claimed that Minisha Lamba (other contestant of the show) has been his girlfriend to gain publicity on the show. But eventually the truth came out and he got eliminated from the show.
32. Arya Babbar
He got married to his lady love in 2016. Bigg Boss couldn’t scale up his career growth; he is still busy in acting (mainly in Punjabi movies). He also produces Punjabi movies now-a-days.
33. Navjot Singh Sidhu
Former cricketer and political leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was the contestant of Bigg Boss season 6. He couldn’t stay longer there due to his political commitments and responsibilities. He decided to leave the house to resume his roles and responsibilities with his party. His aim was to clean the image of the show while spreading his thoughts and positivity around. He was revered and respected by all the housemates who looked up to him for solutions, guidance etc.
34. Navjot Singh Sidhu
He currently serves as the Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, and Museums of the State of Punjab. He is also seen as a permanent guest in a comedy show named ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’. He also regularly appears as a "cricket analyst" on various Indian news channels. He started to work again for ESPN Star Sports in 2012. Now-a-days he is a Hindi commentator.
35. Sana Khan
Model turned actress Sana Khan was the contestant of Big Boss season 6. She finished there as second runner up. Before entering the show, she had appeared in many TV commercials. She gained a lot of popularity from the audience and managed to stay in the show till the end, though she stood third in the show.
36. Sana Khan
She became the favourite contestant of the host Salman Khan and it worked for her. She has got many offers to act in big budget movies through the help of Salman Khan. She is now a busy actress playing supportive roles in big budget movies.
37. Armaan Kohli
Actor Armaan Kohli was the contestant of Bigg Boss season 7. He is the son of film director Rajkumar Kohli. He was arrested during the show for alleged physical abuse with his co-participant, Sofia Hayat. Due to which he got eviction from the contest. His relationship with another co-participant, Tanisha Mukherji, couldn’t stay longer.
38. Armaan Kohli
This reality show made him infamous and tagged him as ‘bad boy’ of industry. He was last seen in the movie ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ in 2015. This film is considered his comeback in the film industry, but due to his bad image in media he is lacking movie offers. In a latest update, his current girlfriend lodged a complaint against him for assaulting her.
39. Shilpa Shinde
She is the winner of 11th season of Bigg Boss. She was a popular TV actress before joining the show. She tried her hand in some small budget movies in her early career but couldn’t make a mark in Bollywood. She managed to establish an identity in the show and hold her ground in the face of tough competition. Her empathetic nature and motherly attitude made her relatable to many and won her a lot of support, both from within and outside the Bigg Boss house.
40. Shilpa Shinde
She is currently working on Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan with comedian and actor Sunil Grover. She became more popular and a household name in TV world now. She is planning to open a crèche for helpless children with the winning cash prize from the show. She also wants to spend some quality time with her family.