15 Most Popular Contestants of Bigg Boss


This Indian reality show is loosely based on the Dutch show Big Brother which again is based on the novel 1983 by George Orwell. Contestants are locked up inside a fully furnished house for a few months and made to perform various tasks that are emotionally as well as physically challenging. Over the years, the contestants of this show have been famous/infamous for various reasons, mostly their outburst and their creative way of surviving in the show. Most of these contestants have acquired a huge popularity and success right after their stint in this reality show. The show has no less than 7 versions across languages in India. In this article, we will focus on the contestants of the Hindi version of the show. Let’s have a look at some of the most popular contestants of Bigg Boss.


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1. Sidharth Shukla

Winner of Bigg Boss 13, the most successful season of Bigg Boss, Sidharth Shukla was a household name even before entering the show. With shows like Balika Badhu and Dil Se Dil Tak, Shukla had won the hearts of millions. His popularity grew two-folds with his performance in the show. Even though Shukla died really young, he is remembered by his fans.

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2. Rahul Mahajan

Rahul Mahajan, the son of the former union cabinet minister Pramod Mahajan, has been a part of not one but three seasons of Bigg Boss! He is known for his exit from Bigg Boss 2 when he jumped off the wall to escape from the house. Over the years he has been recognized as an entertainer mostly for his weird and comic antiques.

3. Shehnaaz Kaur Gill

Punjabi actress and singer Shehnaaz Kaur became really popular after her participation in Bigg Boss 13. For better or for worse, she always made her presence felt on screen and was a huge blast of energy to reckon with. Her childish activities were perceived as cute by many people and soon she became a fan favourite.

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4. Rubina Dilaik

Winner of season 14, Rubina Dilaik was one of the fiercest contestants in Bigg Boss. Right from the start she always took a stand for herself and wasn’t shy to voice her thoughts over things. She once even challenged the host, Salman Khan, when she felt that it was necessary. She had been a popular TV actress before this and continues to work in television.

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5. Nora Fatehi

The amount of popularity that Nora Fatehi gained after the show remains unmatched to date. While she wasn’t that successful within the show and was eliminated very soon, she managed to catch many eyes. Now it’s difficult to imagine any party song without the presence of Nora Fatehi in it. With her amazing dancing skills, she even judges dance reality shows now!

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6. Asim Riaz

Asim Riaz was the runner-up of the 13th season of Bigg Boss. He was known for his long-lasting feud with former friend Sidharth Shukla on the show. Soon after the show, this Jammu model got many offers including commercials, music videos, and even has an upcoming collaboration with none other than DJ Snake.

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7. Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone, the former adult films actress, was a wild card entrant in the fifth season of Bigg Boss. Soon after the show, she started working in Bollywood films. She has been a host in MTV Splistvilla since God knows when and has become a household name. She is one of the most popular contestants of Bigg Boss.

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8. Gautam Gulati


Gautam Gulati spent most of his time in the house in a small corner, being avoided by everyone. While only a very few contestants really cared about him, his fan following kept on growing in leaps and bounds. He was one of the first Bigg Boss contestants to have crazy social media support, so much so that he got a whole dedicated task designed around him- Gautam City.

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9. Manu Punjabi

Manu Punjabi singlehandedly proved to everyone that Bigg Boss is not a game of strength but that of the mind. His strategies in the show were on point and gained him popularity as a sly and witty contestant. He is currently a Youtuber and makes review videos for the show Bigg Boss.

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10. Amit Sadh

Amit Sadh is an emerging talent in Bollywood who is known for his brilliant performance in shows like Breathe and Avrodh. More than that he is known for acting in multiple well-acclaimed movies. Be it Kai Po Che, Super 30, or the upcoming historical movie, Prithviraj. He was a contestant in the very first season of Bigg Boss.

11. Gauahar Khan

Winner of the 7th season of Bigg Boss, Gauahar Khan garnered a good amount of popularity and boost in her career from the show. Soon after the show she acted in many films and was the lead dancer in several hit songs. She even hosted a show called India’s Raw Star.

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12. Hina Khan

After working in the same show, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, for several years, she participated in the 11th season of Bigg Boss and emerged as a runner-up. She later reprised the role of Komolikka in the sequel of the popular serial Kasauti Zindagi Kay.

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13. Vikas Gupta

Better known as ‘Mastermind’, Vikas Gupta shined in his season of Bigg Boss. His fights with Shilpa Shinde and his constant plea to run away from the house brought him into the limelight. Soon he started playing a brilliant mind game in the show and was well-appreciated for the same. After the show, he got to host MTV Ace of Space as the Mastermind of the show.

14. Rakhi Sawant

Rakhi Sawant, although popular, soar to new heights of popularity for her crazy antiques in Bigg Bogg 14. She gave way to several memes, reels, and videos, celebrating her out-of-the-world behaviour in the house.

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15. Rahul Vaidya

Singer Rahul Vaidya is no stranger to reality shows, being a product of a singing reality show himself. His participation in Bigg Boss 14 made him a household name and his popularity knew no bounds. With regular twitter trends, he was a tough competition for the winner of that season, Rubina Dilaik.

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So these were some of the most popular contestants of Bigg Boss! Which of these contestants do you think achieved the most amount of success after the show? Do let us know in the comments section.

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