Bigg Boss is an Indian reality television game show franchise produced by EndemolShine India through Viacom 18 and Colors, broadcast in India, subsequently it is syndicated internationally and made available online as VOD through OTT platforms. There have been 7 versions of the show in 7 individual languages spoken in the Indian subcontinent. The first show of the franchise was Bigg Boss in Hindi which debuted in 2006. The franchise has extended its presence in Kannada, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and Malayalam as of 2018. Though only celebrities were selected to be the housemates in the initial seasons, general public have been auditioned to be on the show in the latest seasons of Hindi, Kannada and Telugu versions of the show.
|Films and television|
|Television series||Bigg Boss (independent versions for languages, see below)|
(Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu)
|Produced by||EndemolShine India|
|Based on||Big Brother|
In this show, contestants called "housemates" live together in a specially constructed house that is isolated from the outside world. Housemates are voted out (usually on a weekly basis) until only one remains and wins the cash prize. During their stay in the house, contestants are continuously monitored by live television cameras as well as personal audio microphones.
The program relies on techniques such as a stripped back-to-basic environment, evictions, weekly tasks and competitions set by Bigg Boss, and the "Confession Room" where housemates convey their private thoughts to the camera and reveal their nominees for eviction. At regular intervals, the housemates privately nominate a number of their fellow housemates whom they wish to be evicted from the house. The housemates with the most nominations are then announced, and viewers are given the opportunity to vote (via SMS or online through social media and smartphone applications) for the nominee they wish to be evicted or to be saved from eviction. The last person remaining is declared the winner.
The contestants are required to indulge in housework and are assigned tasks by the producers of the show (who communicate with the housemates via the omnipresent authority figure known to them only as "Bigg Boss"). The tasks are designed to test the teamwork abilities and community spirit of the housemates. The housemates' "luxury budget" (weekly allowance to buy luxury food items other than the supplied essentials) depends on the outcome of assigned tasks.
Bigg Boss is a Hindi (Bollywood) adaption of Big Brother created in Netherlands by John de Mol Jr., largely based on the Celebrity Big Brother model owned by the Endemol Shine Group. The show was named Bigg Boss and a house was constructed for the purpose of the show at Lonavla in Maharashtra (Season 1 to 4 and 6 to 12), in Karjat (Season 5), in Goregoan (Season 13) . Bigg Boss debuted on television in 2006 through Sony Entertainment Television with Arshad Warsi as the host. The show gained popularity after Shilpa Shetty emerged as the winner in Celebrity Big Brother 5 (UK) and replaced Warsi as the host in the second season of Bigg Boss. From the second season, the show has moved to Viacom 18's Colors.
The show's acceptance and success among the Indian audience paved way for its expansion into other Indian languages. After the sixth season was completed in Hindi in 2013, Kannada and Bengali adaptions were created by Endemol through ETV Network with the same house and resources with Sudeep and Mithun Chakraborty as hosts respectively. While the Kannada version became an instant hit, Bengali version did not turn out to be very successful. The Kannada version saw its subsequent seasons annually, similar to Hindi while Bengali version has completed only 2 seasons in 6 years.
Upon completion of 10 seasons in Hindi, 4 seasons in Kannada and 2 seasons in Bengali, Endemol extended its presence in South India by creating Tamil and Telugu versions of the show with Star India in 2017 and roped in Kamal Haasan and Jr NTR as hosts respectively. In 2018, the show has been adapted to Marathi with Viacom 18 and Malayalam with Star India and the hosts are Mahesh Manjrekar and Mohanlal respectively.
- Currently airing (2)
- Recently concluded season (4)
- No longer airing (1)
|Premiere||Finale||Days||Housemates||Prize Money||Host||Voice of
|Hindi||Bigg Boss Hindi||1||2006–07||Bigg Boss||Sony||N/A||Lonavala||3 November 2006||26 January 2007||86||15||₹1 crore (US$140,000)||Arshad Warsi||Atul Kapoor
||Rahul Roy||Carol Gracias|
|2||2008||Bigg Boss Season 2||Colors||17 August 2008||22 November 2008||98||Shilpa Shetty||Ashutosh Kaushik||Raja Chaudhary|
|3||2009||Bigg Boss Season 3||4 October 2009||26 December 2009||85||Amitabh Bachchan||Vindu Dara Singh||Pravesh Rana|
|4||2010–11||Bigg Boss Season 4||Voot||3 October 2010||8 January 2011||96||16||Salman Khan||Shweta Tiwari||Dalip Singh Rana (Khali)|
|5||2011–12||Bigg Boss Season 5||Karjat||2 October 2011||7 January 2012||98||18||Salman Khan
|Juhi Parmar||Mahek Chahal|
|6||2012–13||Bigg Boss Alag Che||Lonavala||7 October 2012||12 January 2013||97||19||₹50 lakh (US$72,000)||Salman Khan||Urvashi Dholakia||Imam Siddique|
|7||2013||Bigg Boss Sath||15 September 2013||28 December 2013||105||20||Gauhar Khan||Tanisha Mukerji|
|8||2014–15||Bigg Boss 8||21 September 2014||3 January 2015||19||Declared in Halla Bol|
|Spin-off||2015||Bigg Boss Halla Bol||3 January 2015||31 January 2015||28||10||Farah Khan||Gautam Gulati||Karishma Tanna|
|9||2015–16||Bigg Boss Double Trouble||11 October 2015||23 January 2016||105||20||Salman Khan||Prince Narula||Rishabh Sinha|
|10||2016–17||Bigg Boss 10||16 October 2016||28 January 2017||18||Manveer Gurjar||Bani J|
|11||2017–18||Bigg Boss yaarah||1 October 2017||14 January 2018||106||19||Shilpa Shinde||Hina Khan|
|12||2018||Bigg Boss Barah||16 September 2018||30 December 2018||105||20||Dipika Kakar||S. Sreesanth|
|13||2019–20||Bigg Boss Tedah||Goregaon||29 September 2019||16 February 2020||140||21||₹1 crore (US$140,000)||Salman Khan
|N/A||Lonavala||24 March 2013||30 June 2013||98||15||₹50 lakh (US$72,000)||Sudeep||Amit Bhargav||Vijay Raghavendra||Arun Sagar|
|2||2014||Bigg Boss Season 2||Star Suvarna||29 June 2014||5 October 2014||Akul Balaji||Srujan Lokesh|
|Voot||Bengaluru||25 October 2015||31 January 2016||18||Srinivas Prasad||Shruti||Chandan Kumar|
|4||2016–17||Bigg Boss||9 October 2016||29 January 2017||112||Pratham||Keerthi Kumar|
|5||2017–18||Bigg Boss/ಬಿಗ್ ಬಾಸ್||Colors
|15 October 2017||28 January 2018||105||19||Chandan Shetty||Diwakar|
|6||2018–19||Bigg Boss/ಬಿಗ್ ಬಾಸ್||21 October 2018||27 January 2019||98||20||Shashi Kumar||Naveen Sajju|
|7||2019–20||Bigg Boss/ಬಿಗ್ ಬಾಸ್||Colors Kannada||13 October 2019||26 January 2020||105||20||TBA||TBA|
|N/A||Lonavala||17 June 2013||14 September 2013||90||15||₹20 lakh (US$29,000)||Mithun Chakraborty||N/A||Aneek Dhar||Rudranil Ghosh|
|2||2016||Bigg Boss Season 2||Colors
|Voot||4 April 2016||15 July 2016||98||16||₹35 lakh (US$51,000)||Jeet||Joyjit Banerjee||Priya Paul|
|Hotstar||Chennai||25 June 2017||30 September 2017||98||19||₹50 lakh (US$72,000)||Kamal Haasan||Naveen Haldorai||Arav Nafeez||Snehan|
|2||2018||Bigg Boss||17 June 2018||30 September 2018||105||17||Riythvika||Aishwarya Dutta|
|3||2019||Bigg Boss||23 June 2019||6 October 2019||Mugen Rao||Sandy|
|4||2020||Bigg Boss||July 2020||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Hotstar||Lonavala||16 July 2017||24 September 2017||70||16||₹50 lakh (US$72,000)||Jr NTR||Radha Krishna||Siva Balaji||Aadarsh Balakrishna|
|2||2018||Bigg Boss 2||Hyderabad||10 June 2018||30 September 2018||112||18||Nani||Kaushal Manda||Geetha Madhuri|
|3||2019||Bigg Boss 3||21 July 2019||3 November 2019||105||17||Akkineni Nagarjuna
|4||2020||Bigg Boss 4||August 2020||TBA||TBA||TBA||Jr NTR||TBA||TBA|
|1||2018||Bigg Boss मराठी||Colors
|Voot||Lonavala||15 April 2018||22 July 2018||98||18||₹50 lakh (US$72,000)||Mahesh Manjrekar||Ratnakar Tardalkar||Megha Dhade||Pushkar Jog|
|2||2019||Bigg Boss मराठी 2||Mumbai||26 May 2019||1 September 2019||17||Shiv Thakre||Neha Shitole|
|3||2020||Bigg Boss मराठी 3||June 2020||TBA||140||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|1||2018||Bigg Boss Season 1||Asianet||Hotstar||Lonavala||24 June 2018||30 September 2018||98||18||₹1 crore (US$140,000)||Mohanlal||N/A||Sabumon Abdusamad||Pearle Maaney|
|2||2020||Bigg Boss Season 2||Chennai||29 December 2019||12 April 2020||105||TBA||TBA||TBA|
Male Winners. Female Winners.
Bigg Boss Hindi
Bigg Boss is the Hindi version of the show and the first version of the franchise. The first season premiered in 2006 on Sony Entertainment Television with Arshad Warsi as the host with ₹1 crore (US$140,000) as the prize money. The license for Bigg Boss was acquired by Viacom 18 and the next season was aired on Colors with Shilpa Shetty as the show's host. Veteran actor Amithabh Bachchan was roped in to play host for the third season while Salman Khan appeared as the host in the fourth season. The fifth season was jointly hosted by Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan while Salman alone continues to host the show consecutively since sixth season till date. A lavish purpose-built house (with annual modifications) at Lonavala, Mumbai was used for the show in the first five seasons while a new house was built house at Big ND Studios in Karjat, Pune for the fifth season. The house at Lonavala was rebuilt and used from the sixth season. The prize has been reduced to ₹50 lakh (US$72,000) from the fifth season. A spin off show — Bigg Boss: Halla Bol — was launched and merged into the eighth season with 5 finalists ('Champions') from eighth season and 5 previous runners-up ('Challengers') which was hosted by Farah Khan. Though the show has largely been a celebrity-only show, it opened the doors for participation by the common people from the ninth season. Atul Kapoor has been the 'voice' of Bigg Boss since the first season.
Rahul Roy, Ashutosh Kaushik, Vindu Dara Singh, Shweta Tiwari, Juhi Parmar, Urvashi Dholakia, Gauhar Khan, Gautam Gulati, Prince Narula, Manveer Gurjar,Shilpa Shinde and Dipika Kakar have been the winners of the show.
Bigg Boss Kannada
Bigg Boss Kannada is the Kannada version of the show was the first south Indian adaption of Bigg Boss. Actor Sudeep was roped in by ETV Kannada to play the host of the show for the first season in 2013. Star India acquired the license for the show and the second season was aired on Suvarna with Sudeep continuing his role as the host of the show. The same house at Lonavala, Pune which was used for the Hindi version was used for the first two seasons of Bigg Boss Kannada. A new and bigger house was constructed at Innovative Film City in Bidadi, Bengaluru and is being used since the third season. Sudeep's contract to host the show was extended to 5 seasons starting with the third season which returned to Viacom 18's Colors Kannada. The fifth season moved to Colors Super, a sister channel of Colors Kannada. It is notable that the Kannada version is the only adaption where the host, Sudeep alone would be hosting the show for seven consecutive seasons. All the seasons so far have had ₹50 lakh (US$72,000) as the prize money. Commoners were allowed to be a part of the show from the fifth season through auditions. Three artists have been the 'voice' of Bigg Boss as of fifth season - Amit Bhargav for the first two, B M Venkatesh for the third and Srinivas Prasad since the fourth season.
Bigg Boss Bangla
Bigg Boss Bangla is the Bengali version of the show which was produced by ETV Bangla with Mithun Chakraborty as the host while the first season of the Kannada version was wrapping up in 2013. The second season was aired on Colors Bangla in 2016 and was hosted by Bengali actor Jeet. The Lonavala house used for Hindi version was used in both seasons and the prize money for the show has been lesser than the other adaptions with ₹20 lakh (US$29,000) and ₹35 lakh (US$51,000) respectively for the first and second seasons. This is the only adaption of the show that does not follow the annual format and the seasons have been produced once in 3 years.
Bigg Boss Tamil
Bigg Boss Tamil is the Tamil version of the show and the second south Indian adaption of Bigg Boss. Star India produced the show in 2017 with Kamal Hassan as the host on Star Vijay. This has been the only version to have none of its seasons shot at Lonavala. The house for Bigg Boss Tamil was constructed at EVP Film City, Chennai and is being used since the first season. All the three seasons so far have had ₹50 lakh (US$72,000) as the prize money. The winners of the show's seasons were Aarav, Riythvika and Mugen Rao.
Bigg Boss Telugu
Bigg Boss Telugu is the Telugu version of the show and was produced by Star India on Star Maa with Jr NTR as the host and the Lonavala house was used for the first season. The second season is being hosted by Nani and a newly built house at Annapurna Studios, Hyderabad is being used for the show. The third season is being hosted by Akkineni Nagarjuna. Ramya Krishnan was the guest host in week 6 of Bigg Boss Telugu Season 3. For this Season house was continued at Annapurna Studios,Hyderabad. The Three Seasons so far have had ₹50 lakh (US$72,000) as the prize money.
Bigg Boss Marathi
Bigg Boss Marathi is the Marathi version of the show and the first season is being aired on Viacom 18's Colors Marathi. The Lonavala house is being used for this version and Mahesh Manjrekar is playing the host. This is the first and only adaption of Bigg Boss so far to have its language affiliation in the show's official name. The prize money is announced to be ₹50 lakh (US$72,000). Megha Dhade emerged as the winner of First season while Pushkar Jog emerged as the first runner up of the show.
Bigg Boss Malayalam
Bigg Boss Malayalam is the Malayalam adaption for Bigg Boss which is produced by Star India and aired on Asianet. Veteran actor Mohanlal has been roped in to host the show and the Lonavala house is being used.The voice of big boss is still a mystery for the first season. The prize money is announced to be ₹1 crore(US$140,000). All the episodes of the show are available on the OTT platform Hotstar.Some new elements called 'Unseen', 'Spicy specials' and 'Bigg Boss Plus' was introduced by way of unseen and extra footage's uploaded on Hotstar. Bigg Boss Plus is aired on Asianet Plus and shows part of the day that weren't included in the episode, from 'wake-up call' to 'lights out'.They are not supposed to tamper with any of the electronic equipment or any other thing in the House. They aren't allowed to write using paper, book or anything else in the house. They cannot leave the House premises at any time except when permitted to. They cannot discuss the nomination process with anyone. They cannot sleep in the day time. Also they need to wear mic all the time and speak in only Malayalam language.
Sometimes, the housemates may be nominated for other reasons, such as nomination by a person who has achieved special privileges (via tasks or other things), for breaking rules or something else. If something is very serious, a contestant may be evicted directly
All the rules have never been told to the audience, the most prominent ones are clearly seen. The inmates are not permitted to talk in any other language than the Malayalam.
Sabumon Abdusamad was declared winner of Bigg Boss Malayalam season 1 while Pearle Maaney was the first runner up.
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