Bigg Boss is back for its 16th season. The mega-episode of the controversial reality show premiered on Saturday, October 1. The episode started with Bigg Boss himself announcing that there are no means of “escaping or hiding” once you’re locked into the show. Following this, Salman Khan, the show’s host, introduced several celebrities who are now competing against each other at Bigg Boss 16 house. From Udaariyaan’s Tejo and Fateh aka Priyanka Choudhary and Ankit Gupta to Uttaran’s Tina Dutta and Sreejita Dey, this time several big names have taken part in Salman Khan’s show. Filmmaker Sajid Khan has also joined Bigg Boss 16 as a contestant.
Here’s a full list of Bigg Boss 16 contestants:
Filmmaker Sajid Khan has joined Salman Khan’s show. This is one of his rare appearances after Housefull’s director was accused of sexual harassment in October 2018. “I sat idle for four years and had no work. I think the success destroyed me. I got too arrogant,” Sajid told Salman during the premiere.
The actress became a household name when she won people’s hearts with her performance as Mukta in Uttaran. She has also worked in several Bollywood films, including Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Monsoon Shootout (2013). Sreejita has now reunited with her Uttaran co-star Tina at Bigg Boss 16 house.
Who doesn’t know Tina Dutta! The actress rose to fame after she played the role of Ichcha in the popular show Uttaran. After the daily soap, Tina also participated in the stunt-based reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi 7. In addition, Tina has also appeared in several other shows, including Daayan.
Manya Singh captured a special place in people’s hearts when she was crowned the first runner-up in Femina Miss India 2020. She also recently won the Global India National Stardom Awards 2022. During the premiere, Manya told Salman Khan that she hopes fame and work after Bigg Boss 16.
Sumbul Touqeer Khan
Sumbul enjoys a huge following of fans, thanks to her performance in Imlie as the lead character. The actress, along with male lead and co-star Fahmaan Khan, recently parted ways with Imlie after the show took a leap. During the premiere, Sumbul impressed with its simplicity.
Shiv Thakare also competed in Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss 16. Previously, Shiv also emerged as the winner of Bigg Boss Marathi 2. In addition, he also participated in MTV Roadies Rising and The Anti Social Network.
She entered the world of showbiz with Ranchi Diaries, an Anupam Kher production released in 2017. She also won a prize for the same for best female debutant. Her charisma reached Hollywood when she auditioned for a part in the 2020 DC Superhero movie Wonder Woman 1984 alongside Gal Gadot and Pedro Pascal.
Shalin Bhanot has long been out of the limelight. However, he is now all set to entertain in Bigg Boss 16. Previously, Shalin worked in several hit TV shows including Naagin, Do Hanson Ka Jodaa, Suryaputra Karn, Nach Baliye and Yeh Hai Aashiqui.
Gautam Singh Vigo
The Saath Nibhana Saathiya 2 actor was one of the first to be introduced for Bigg Boss 16. He was previously part of several shows including Pinjara Khubsurti Ka, Tantra, Naamkarann and Ishq Subhan Allah. He also played the male lead in Agni Vayu.
Actress turned politician, Archana Gautam, is also part of Bigg Boss 16 this time around. Only during the premiere episode, she also got into a heated argument with fellow contestant Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia after the latter asked her to change her bed.
MC Stan is a popular rapper who hails from Pune. He started singing qawwali at the age of 12 and currently has 2.78 million subscribers to his YouTube channel. MC Stan has also collaborated with the famous rapper Raftaar.
The actor is popularly known as Fateh – his character from the show Udaariyaan, which he recently left. He will now be seen in Bigg Boss 16 along with his Udaariyaan co-star Priyanka Chahar Choudhary.
Priyanka Chahar Choudhary
Udaariyaan’s Tejo aka Priyanka Chahar Choudhary has also entered the Bigg Boss 16 house. She made a rocking entrance on stage with Ankit as the two danced to the song Nach Punjaban. Later, Priyanka also made it clear that she and Ankit are just “best friends.”
Tajikistan singer Abdu Rozik was the first confirmed contestant of Bigg Boss 16, who was recently introduced by Salman Khan at the show’s launch event in Mumbai. Abdu has a YouTube channel called Avlod Media and has over 580k subscribers. He became famous with his song ‘Ohi Dili Zor’.
Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia
Popular for playing the role of Meher Kaur Dhillon Gill in the show Choti Sarrdaarni, Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia is locked up in Bigg Boss 16 house. Besides Choti Sarrdaarni, Nimrit was also seen in Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 and Shakti Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki.
Gori Nagori is a well-known Haryanvi dancer, who will now be seen in Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss 16. Born in Nagaur, Rajasthan, not many people know that Gori is also known as the Shakira of Haryana.
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