Bigg Boss 12
Bigg Boss is an Indian reality show produced by EndemolShine India. Endemol is a Dutch-based media company that produces multi platform entertainment content. Bigg Boss follows the same format as Big Brother, which was first developed by Endemol in the Netherlands. The show debuted in India in 2006 and now has 7 versions in local languages spoken across Indian. As of 2018, the show has franchises in Kannada, Bengali, Tamil, Marathi and Malayalam. The makers of the show choose around twelve to eighteen celebrities who enter the specially-constructed house that is isolated from the outside world. The contestants or housemates, as Bigg Boss calls them are continuously monitored by the various cameras set up in the house. They are also supposed to wear mikes at all times throughout their stay. The housemates are given tasks to perform from time to time and get eliminated from the house on a weekly basis. The makers also introduced a change in concept in the tenth season by inviting commoners to participate in the show. The twelfth season of the hindi version of Bigg Boss premiered on 16th September, 2018 and POPxo is giving you all the scoop on the show! POPxo strives to serve its readers everything from the entertainment world while it’s still hot and if you’re just as big fans as us, then you’ve got to watch this space for more.
Bigg Boss 12 Contestants
This year, the show has introduced a new concept wherein a few of the contestants have entered the house as jodis and POPxo broke the news to its readers even before the official announcement. The housemates are a mix of celebrities and commoners and POPxo stories gave the readers an insight into each of the contestants lives. The celebrities who are a part of this season include televisions favourite bahu, Dipika Kakar Ibrahim, Nagin fame actor Karanvir Bohra, actress Nehha Pendse, actress Srishty Rode and cricketer Sreesanth. Another famous celebrity to have entered the house as a jodi is devotional singer Anup Jalota and Jasleen Matharu. The couple created quite a stir after they proclaimed their love for each other on national television and POPxo shared with the readers all the inside scoop on their relationship. As for the commoners, Gangs of Wasseypur singer Deepak Thakur has entered the house with Urvashi Vani, his biggest fan. Sisters Somi and Saba Khan from Jaipur and friends Sourabh Patel and Shivashish Mishra from Madhya Pradesh are the other jodis in the house. Amongst the commoners is ex-Roadies contestant Kriti Verma and 26-year-old aspiring model Roshmi Banik. The last and rather interesting jodi is that of a lawyer and policeman. Romil Chaudhary and Nirmal Singh hail from Haryana and are one of the most interesting jodi on Bigg Boss 12. POPxo churns of XX stories on Bigg Boss to keep you updated with all that’s going on inside the house.
Bigg Boss Winners
Season 1 - Rahul Roy
Actor and producer Rahul Roy began his career with Aashiqui. The film was a major hit but the actor did not see much success after that. Rahul won Bigg Boss in 2006 and post his second rise to fame, Rahul Roy started a production company called Rahul Roy Productions which produced its first Bhojpuri film in 2011 called Elaan.Currently, he is shooting for Tanvir Ahmad's film titled Night And Fog in Jaisalmer.
Season 2 - Ashutosh Kaushik
The second season was won by Ashutosh Kaushik, who was also the winner of MTV Roadies 5.0. He also did a spree of unsuccessful films like Zila Gaziabad in 2013 and Chal Jaa Baapu in 2016, but his career didn't quite take off. Reportedly, now Ashutosh is back to running a dhaba in Saharanpur along with his brother.
Season 3 - Vindu Dara Singh
Son of Dara Singh, Vindu Dara Singh won the third season of Bigg Boss in 2009. The actor is often spotted playing small roles in movies like Housefull, Housefull 2 and Son Of Sardar.
Season 4 - Shweta Tiwari
Shweta Tiwari won the fourth season of Bigg Boss in 2010. She is currently gearing up daughter Palak for her TV debut and also recently had a second child, a baby boy they named Reyansh.
Season 5 - Juhi Parmar
Actress Juhi Parmar won the fifth season with a huge margin. Best remembered for her iconic role as Kumkum, this TV soap queen is currently doing smaller roles. In a recent interview, she said that she wanted to concentrate on raising her daughter, "My daughter Samaira is keeping me completely busy. I can work my entire life, but being with my child when she uttered her first word or when she sat for the first time was more important to me."
Season 6 - Urvashi Dholakia
Urvashi Dholakia aka Komolika from Kasautii Zindagii Kay was the winner of the sixth season. She recently wrapped up shooting for Chandrakanta — Ek Mayavi Prem Gaatha.
Season 7 - Gauahar Khan
Model and actress Gauahar Khar garnered a huge fan base with her stint in the seventh season and emerged as the winner. She can be seen in various advertisements and supporting roles in Bollywood movies.
Season 8 - Gautam Gulati
Gautam Gulati took home the Bigg Boss trophy in the eighth season. He was recently seen in the film Behen Hogi Teri starring Rajkummar Rao and Shruti Haasan in 2017.
Season 9 - Prince Narula
Prince Narula struck a hat trick after he won Bigg Boss 9. The reality TV star was also the winner of MTV Roadies X2 and Splitsvilla 8. He met his soon-to-be wife Yuvika Chaudhary in the Bigg Boss house and the two are all set to get married this year.
Season 10 - Manveer Gurjar
Season 10 saw a commoner win the nations heart and Manveer Gurjar took home the trophy and the prize money. Originally a farmer, Manveer is rumoured to be making his Bollywood debut soon, though the news has not been confirmed yet.
Season 11 - Shilpa Shinde
Famous for her role in Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain, Shilpa was bound to win this reality TV show, thanks to her dedicated fan-following. She was last seen as a guest on Salman Khan's game show, Dus Ka Dum.
Dipika Kakar Ibrahim
Dipika Kakar tied the knot with Shoaib Ibrahim earlier this year and entered the Bigg Boss house just seven months after the wedding. This was Dipika’s second marriage and being an interfaith marriage, the wedding did garner a lot of publicity. Dipika had a nikah and even changed her name to Faiza to get married to Shoaib Ibrahim. POPxo is also the ultimate wedding guide and we have around XXX articles about Dipika and Shoaib’s wedding in Bhopal. Dipika Kakar rose to fame with her role in TV show Sasural Simar Ka and is rumoured to be the highest paid contestant this year. On the first episode of Bigg Boss 12, the actress shared that she’s entering the show as she and her husband have a lot of family responsibilities on their shoulders. Dipika has previously participated in dance reality show Nach Baliye 8 with Shoaib.
Actor, producer and designer, Karanvir Bohra starred in TV shows like Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Shararat, Saubhagyavati Bhava, Naagin 2 and Qubool Hai. He has also played supporting roles in movies like Kismet Konnection and Mumbai 125 KM. Karan has previously participated in two other reality shows, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 and Khatron Ke Khiladi Darr Ka Blockbuster. He also owns a local clothing brand, Pegasus. The son of filmmaker Mahendra Bohra and grandson of actor-producer Ramkumar Bohra, Karanvir married model-VJ Teejay Sidhu in 2006 and ten years later, the couple became parents of twin girls, Vienna Bohra and Raya Bella Bohra. On the premier episode of Bigg Boss 12, Bohra revealed that he has designed his own wardrobe for the show and is taking over 35 pairs of shoes to the house. Will he make heads turn with his style or not, time will tell. For now, POPxo will be bringing you all the amazing fashion looks from the Bigg Boss house.
Popularly known as ‘Bhajan Samraat’, Anup Jalota is best known for his devotional songs and ghazals. A Padma Shri winner in the field of Art-Indian Classical Music- Vocal, his father, Purshottam Das Jalota, was also a prominent Bhajan singer. Jalota started his career as a chorus singer in All India Radio and some of his popular bhajans include Jag Me Sundar Hai Do Naam, Aisi Lagi Lagan, Rang De Chunariya, Main Nahi Makhan Khayo and Chadariya Jhini Re Jhini. The singer has now entered the Bigg Boss house on a scandalous note and POPxo is going to constantly bringing you all the goss. The 65-year-old is in the house with his partner and student, Jasleen Mathura, 37 years his junior. The couple revealed that they are in a romantic relationship during the first episode of Bigg Boss 12 and left their fans shocked. A POPxo article featured all the hilarious reactions people had after the declaration. For those of you who did not know, Anup has been married thrice before. His first marriage to singer Sonali Sheth was against his parents wishes. He then had an arranged marriage to Bina Bhatia but that too ended in divorce. Anup’s third marriage was to Medha Gujral, niece of former Indian Prime Minister I.K. Gujral. To find out more about his relationship with 28-year-old Jasleen, keep watching Bigg Boss 12 and follow POPxo for all the updates.