Bigg Boss Telugu
BIGG BOSS TELUGU is the Telugu Language Version of the reality TV program Big Brother and Fifth Indian Version of reality TV program Bigg Boss and airs on Star Maa Channel and digital platform Hotstar.The first season of the show hosted by Jr NTR, premiered on 16 July 2017.The second season is hosted by Nani premiered on 10 June 2018 with a caption "Edaina Jaragochu".The third season hosted by Akkineni Nagarjuna and premiered on 21 July 2019.
|Bigg Boss Telugu|
Show's the third season eye logo with host Akkineni Nagarjuna.
|Also known as||బిగ్ బాస్|
|Presented by||see below|
|Voices of||Radha Krishna|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||290 (as of 3 November 2019)|
|Production location(s)||Lonavala (1)|
|Running time||90 minutes (approx.)|
|Production company(s)||Endemol India|
|Original network||Star Maa|
|Original release||16 July 2017 –|
03 November 2019
|Related shows||Bigg Boss|
Bigg Boss Telugu is a reality show based on the Hindi show Bigg Boss which too was based on the original Dutch Big Brother format developed by John de Mol. A number of contestants (known as "housemates") live in a purpose-built house and are isolated from the rest of the world. Each week, housemates nominate two of their fellow housemates for eviction, and the housemates who receives the most nominations would face a public vote. Eventually, one housemate would leave after being "evicted" from the House. In the final week, there were five housemates remaining, and the public voted for who they wanted to win. Unlike other versions of Big Brother, the Indian version uses celebrities as housemates, not members of the general public.
While 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 except Telugu.
They always have to wear the lapel. They cannot leave the House premises at any time unless they are evicted or decided by Big Boss. They can not discuss the nomination process with anyone. They are not allowed to sleep without the permission of Bigg Boss.
Bigg Boss Telugu is aired on Star Maa and also can be streamed on Hotstar. Every day's episodes contain the main happenings of the previous day. Every Sunday episode mainly focuses on an interview of the evicted contestant by the host.
|1-2||9:30 pm – 11:00 pm||9:00 pm – 10:30 pm|
|3||9:30 pm – 10:30 pm (Week 1-14); 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm (Week 15)|
|Season||Host||House Location||Date||Days||Cameras||Housemates||Prize money||TRP Ratings||Winner||Runner-up|
|1||Jr NTR||Lonavala||16 July 2017||24 September 2017||70||60||16||₹50 lakh (US$72,000)||16.19 TRP||14.13 TRP||Siva Balaji||Aadarsh Balakrishna|
|2||Nani||Hyderabad||10 June 2018||30 September 2018||112||96||18||15.05 TRP||10.59 TRP||Kaushal Manda
|21 July 2019||3 November 2019||105||64||17||17.92 TRP||18.29 TRP||Rahul Sipligunj
|4||Jr NTR||August 2020||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA|
- Highest viewing figures.
- 2nd Highest viewing figures.
- Lowest viewing figures.
- Male Winners.
- Female Winners.
|Clique||Season 1||Season 2||Season 3|
|Film Actor/Actress||Aadarsh Balakrishna||Amit Tiwari||Ali Reza|
|Siva Balaji||Kaushal Manda||Mahesh Vitta|
|Sameer Hasan||Kireeti Damaraju||Punarnavi Bhupalam|
|Jyothi||Tejaswi Madivada||Ravi Krishna|
|Hari Teja||Nandini Rai (Wild Card)||Rohini|
|Diksha Panth (Wild Card)|
|Prince Cecil||Samrat Reddy||Varun Sandesh|
|Navdeep (Wild Card)||Pooja Ramachandran (Wild Card)||Vithika Sheru|
|TV Anchor||Kathi Karthika||Deepthi Nallamuthu||Jaffar Babu|
|Shilpa Chakravarthy (Wild Card)|
|Singer||Madhu Priya||Geetha Madhuri||Rahul Sipligunj|
|Kalpana Raghavendar||Roll Rida|
|Film Critic/ Humanist||Mahesh Kathi||Babu Gogineni||Tamanna Simhadhri (Wild Card)|
|Social Media Stars||None||Deepthi Sunaina||Ashu Reddy|
|Winner||Siva Balaji||Kaushal Manda||Rahul Sipligunj|
|Runner Up||Aadarsh Balakrishna||Geetha Madhuri||Sreemukhi|
Presenters for Trophy
|Bigg Boss Telugu 1||Jr NTR|
|Bigg Boss Telugu 2||Venkatesh Daggubati|
|Bigg Boss Telugu 3||Chiranjeevi|