Bigg Boss 17 contestants: Confirmed list of contestants of the latest season of Salman Khan hosted show
Bigg Boss 17 is set to premiere on October 15 and promises to bring an array of interesting faces to the screen. As one of the most controversial reality shows, this season will be themed around ‘Dil, Dimaag aur Dum’ (Heart, Mind, and Strength). Along with exciting new elements, the Bigg Boss house has also undergone a European design transformation, adding to the intrigue and anticipation surrounding the show. This season will feature a mix of contestants with a history of controversies, including popular television industry couples as well as single participants. Let’s delve into the confirmed list of contestants who will grace the Bigg Boss 17 house.
Ankita Lokhande, renowned for her roles in Pavitra Rishta and Manikarnika, has been confirmed as one of the contestants for Bigg Boss 17. With her husband, Vicky Jain, by her side, Ankita is set to captivate audiences once again. Having established herself as one of the most sought-after actresses in the television industry, Ankita’s return to the limelight has excited her fans. The anticipation surrounding her appearance on the show is palpable, with netizens already expressing their support for the talented actress.
Vicky Jain, Ankita Lokhande’s husband, is a successful businessman and holds an MBA degree. Currently the Managing Director at Mahavir Inspire Group, a diversified conglomerate with interests in coal trading, washery operations, logistics, power generation, diamonds, and real estate, Vicky Jain’s entrepreneurial prowess is evident. Standing by Ankita’s side through thick and thin, his entrance into the Bigg Boss 17 house will undoubtedly add an interesting dynamic to the season.
Jigna Vora, a former Indian journalist, gained fame through a web show that portrayed her controversial life. Karishma Tanna portrayed Jigna Vora in a web series inspired by her biographical memoir, Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison. This powerful portrayal put her back in the limelight. Falsely accused of having a connection in the murder of journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, Jigna Vora faced a tumultuous period and was booked under the Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA). Currently, she has found solace in tarot card reading, a profession that has provided her with newfound purpose.
Comedian Munawar Faruqui, known for his involvement in controversies and publicized drama, has been approached for previous seasons of both Bigg Boss and Khatron Ke Khiladi. Unfortunately, due to prior commitments, he was unable to participate at the time. However, fans can now revel in the possibility of seeing him on the latest season of Bigg Boss. Munawar Faruqui’s journey has been marred by arrests, an undisclosed marriage, and even winning the first season of Lock Upp, a show that consistently kept him in the headlines.
Over a two-decade long career in showbiz, Rinku Dhawan has left her mark on various television shows, including Yeh Vaada Raha, Gupta Brothers, and Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha, to name a few. She was married to television actor Kiran Karmakar, with whom she shared the screen in ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii’ and played his on-screen sister. However, in 2017, the couple called it quits and chose separate paths in life.
Abhishek Kumar, recognized for his role as Amrik Singh Virk in the series “Udaariyan,” will reunite with his former co-star, Isha Malviya, on Bigg Boss 17. Originally named Abhishek Pandey, he gained fame through his portrayal of Amrik Singh in “Udaariyan.” During their time together on the show, speculations about Abhishek and Isha’s relationship were rife. The pair frequently shared affectionate videos on social media and were often seen in each other’s company, fueling dating rumors. However, both actors have vehemently denied these rumors, maintaining that they are close friends.
Isha Malviya made her acting debut in the TV show Udaariyaan, produced by Sargun Mehta and Ravi Dubey. Playing the role of Jasmine Kaur Sandhu, Isha impressed audiences with her talent at just 13 years old. Her journey in the entertainment industry began with modeling, participating in various beauty pageants, including ‘Miss Madhya Pradesh,’ ‘Shaan of Madhya Pradesh,’ ‘Miss LNCT Open Competition,’ and ‘Miss Teen India Worldwide,’ where she achieved 2nd runner-up status in 2019.
Neil Bhatt, a prominent figure in the entertainment industry, began his journey through the dance reality show Kaboom, where he emerged as the winner. This success propelled him to further stardom, eventually landing him a place on the iconic dance show, Boogie Woogie. In 2008, he made his acting debut in the show “Arslaan.” Throughout the years, Neil gained popularity with his various roles, including his portrayal of DCP Virat Chavan in Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin. His fan base grew exponentially during his stint on Ghum.
Neil Bhatt met Aishwarya Sharma on the sets of Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin, and their love story unfolded in the real world as well. After a quick engagement announcement, they tied the knot, following in the footsteps of Ankita Lokhande and Vicky Jain. Neil and Aishwarya will add another interesting dimension to Bigg Boss 17 as a telly couple.
With these diverse and intriguing contestants, Bigg Boss 17 promises to be an exciting season filled with drama, emotions, and unexpected twists. As the premiere date approaches, fans eagerly await the show to unfold, ready to immerse themselves in the world of household conflicts and alliances that Bigg Boss is infamous for.