Bigg Boss Tamil

Bigg Boss Tamil is an Indian Tamil-language version of the reality TV program Bigg Boss. The program follows the Big Brother format developed by Endemol in the Netherlands. Over three years, Bigg Boss has rolled out three seasons. The third season is currently airing on Star Vijay from 23 June 2019 with Kamal Hassan as the host.

Bigg Boss Tamil
Bigg Boss 3 Logo
Based onBig Brother
Presented byKamal Haasan
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Tamil
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes311
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time
  • 120 minutes (seasons 1 & 2; weekdays)
  • 90 minutes (season 3; weekdays)
  • 180 minutes (seasons 1 & 2; weekends)
  • 120 minutes (season 3; weekends)
Production company(s)Endemol India
Original networkStar Vijay (seasons 1–present)
Original release25 June 2017 (2017-06-25) 
6 October 2019

Kamal Haasan was the host of the third season and appeared in seasons 1, 2 and 3, which aired on Star Vijay.[1][2]


Bigg Boss Tamil is a reality show based on the original Dutch Big Brother format developed by John de Mol Jr. Unlike original Big Brother, Bigg Boss Tamil features celebrity and commoner contestants. The contestants (known as "housemates") live in a house that is isolated from the world. Following anonymous internal voting by the housemates and external voting by television audiences, one housemate is "evicted" (removed) from the house each week. During the final week, the final four housemates vote to determine the show's winner. The eponymous Bigg Boss character serves as an omnipresent authority figure and represents the show's producers. He often interacts with the housemates to assign challenges and ask questions.


The house has amenities including a garden, pool, activity area and gym. It includes two large bedrooms, a living area, a kitchen, a storeroom, a smoking room, a jail, and four bathrooms.

The confession room is an unconventional addition, where all private conversations between the housemates and Bigg Boss occur. The house prohibits television, telephones, internet and clocks. In Season 2, the Smoking Room was inside, while the Restroom and the Jail were sited outside the House for punishment. The Girls' bedroom had a bathroom for emergencies. The New Place was also created where contestants could chat instead of using the Smoking Room. In Season 3, the Smoking Room was brought back outside, near the swimming pool.

The House has no TV connection, no telephones, no Internet connection, clocks, pen or paper.


Housemates are bound by various rules. For example, contestants must speak Tamil, may not tamper with objects in the house, may not leave the premises without permission, may not discuss the nomination process, may not sleep during the day, and may not commit violence against fellow housemates. The complete rules are not revealed to the audience.


Daily episodes present the main events of the previous day while weekend episodes focus on discussion of the main problems of the week and interviews with evicted contestants. On the Sunday episode the host announces the evicted contestant.

Season Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
2 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
3 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm


Contestants are nominated for eviction each week by their housemates. Viewers cast their votes in favour of the contestants they would like to save from eviction. Each viewer is entitled to cast ten votes per day. The contestant with the fewest votes is out. Contestants who break the rules or who leave the house for medical reasons are evicted.

Series overview

Season Main host House Location Launch date Finale date Days Housemates Prize money TRP (Overall) Winner Runner up
Season 1 Kamal Haasan Chennai 25 June 2017 30 September 2017 98 19 50 lakh (US$72,000) 7.8 Arav Nafeez Snehan
Season 2 17 June 2018 30 September 2018 105 17 8.2 Riythvika Aishwarya Dutta
Season 3 23 June 2019 6 October 2019 8.8 Mugen Rao Sandy
Season 4 July 2020 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

     Highest viewing figures.      Lowest viewing figures.      Male Winners.      Female Winners.

Housemates pattern

Clique Season 1 Season 2 Season 3


Anuya Bhagvath Yashika Aannand Sakshi Agarwal
Bharani Ponnambalam Reshma Pasupuleti
Ganesh Venkatraman Mahat Raghavendra Saravanan
Namitha Daniel Annie Pope Sherin
Shakthi Vasudevan Riythvika Vanitha Vijayakumar
Bindu Madhavi Shariq Fathima Babu
Harish Kalyan Janani Iyer Kasthuri Shankar
Oviya Mumtaz None
Sri Aishwarya Dutta None
Kaajal Pasupathi Vijayalakshmi None
Suja Varunee None None


Vaiyapuri Sendrayan Jangiri Madhumitha
Ganja Karuppu Balaji None
Aarthi None None
Choreographer Gayathri Raghuram None Sandy
Model Aarav None Mugen Rao
Raiza Wilson None Tharshan Thiyagarajah
None None Meera Mitun
None None Losliya
Commoner Juliana Nithya None
Lyricist Snehan None None
Radio Jockey None Vaishnavi None
Voice Trainer None Ananth Vaidyanathan None
Singer None Ramya NSK Mohan Vaidya

Actor/Actress/ VJ

None Mamathi Chari Abhirami
None None Kavin
Director None None Cheran
Winner Arav Riythvika Mugen Rao
Runner-up Snehan Aishwarya Dutta Sandy

Guest appearances

Anjali Bigg Boss Tamil 1
Vishnu Vishal
Catherine Tresa
Oviya Bigg Boss Tamil 2
Andrea Jeremiah
Arav Nafeez
Raiza Wilson
Harish Kalyan
Vijay Deverakonda
Ganja Karuppu Bigg Boss Tamil 3
Yashika Aannand
Mahat Raghavendra
Janani Iyer
Aishwarya Dutta
Shruti Haasan


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