Dipika Kakar: The Television actress from Pune started her acting career with the role of Lakshmi in the mythological show Neer Bhare Tere Naina Devi. She is known for her lead role as Simar in Sasural Simar Ka. She is married to her former co-star Shoaib Ibrahim. Dipika made her Bollywood debut this year with JP Dutta's Paltan.
Karanvir Bohra: The actor, hailing from Jodhpur (Rajasthan), apart from shows like Kasautii Zindagii Kay and Naagin 2, has also been seen in films like Kismat Konnection. He is married to model-VJ Teejay Sidhu with two kids.
Anup Jalota: The veteran devotional singer, known for his songs like Aisi Lagi Lagan, Maiya Mori, Govind Bolo Hari Gopal Boro, took everyone by surprise when he was introduced as the contestant of Bigg Boss - Season 12. Jalota said his spirituality will help him to stay calm in the show, which is infamous for controversies. "Everyone is not same. There are problems in a family, these things do happen. I am so much involved in spiritual and classical music... I don't have anger left in my life. I love music, I love to sing. It will be interesting to see how it is going to be inside the house," Jalota told PTI.
Jasleen Matharu: She started learning classical and Western music at the age of 11. She has performed with Mika Singh's troupe for over three years. The 28-year-old model is dating 65-year-old Anup Jalota. The couple has entered the Bigg Boss 12 house as the 'Vichitra' jodi.
Nehha Pendse: Seen in shows like May I Come In Madam, Hasratein, Comedy Dangal, Family Time With Kapil Sharma and Entertainment Ki Raat, Nehha Pendse has also been a part of Marathi,Tamil,Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi films. The actor decided to quit her show Partner Trouble Ho Gayi Double, to participate in Bigg Boss. "I don't have to do 'Bigg Boss' because I am out of work or I want to get more work. In spite of working in the industry for 20 years, people don't know me. It is not right. I have been known as snooty and introvert. I need to be part of the show for myself rather than getting work," Neha told PTI.
Sreesanth: The former Indian cricketer from Kerala, entered the television industry after he was banned for life from playing cricket by BCCI. He was seen in popular shows like Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 and will now be seen in Bigg Boss 12. The man is known for losing his temper easily, making him an ideal pick for this controversial show.
Shrishty Rode: She made her TV debut in 2010 with Yeh Ishq Haaye. Shrishty gained fame after her powerful role of Princess Shobha in Zee TV's Shobha Somnath Ki. She was also part of shows Chotti Bahu (season 2) and Punar Vivah - Ek Nayi Umeed. She is engaged to actor Manish Naggdev.
Kriti Verma: While Surbhi Rana and Mital Joshi got eliminated Roshmi Banik and Kriti Verma entered the Bigg Boss 12 house as a brand new jodi, who was staying in the outhouse. The 24-year-old lady is a government official who works as a GST inspector. She was a contestant on Roadies Xtreme.
Roshmi Banik: A businesswoman who entered along with Kriti Verma, Roshmi hails from Kolkata. The 26-year-old has an event management company.
Romil Choudhary and Nirmal Singh: Hailing from Haryana, Romil Chaudhary and Nirmal Singh are keepers of the law. While one is a lawyer, the other belongs to the police academy.
Saba Khan and Somi Khan: Saba Khan and Somi Khan are sisters from Jaipur. The aspiring YouTube artistes, have entered Bigg Boss 12 house as the vichitra sister jodi.
Shivashish Mishra and Sourabh Patel: This jodi is truly 'Vichitra'. Madhya Pradesh-based Shivashish Mishra and Sourabh Patel come from different walks of life. While one is a farmer, the other is a businessman.
Deepak Thakur and Urvashi Vani: Deepak Thakur and Urvashi Vani have a background in music. Thakur has crooned a song for Anurag Kashyap's Gangs Of Wasseypur and also Mukkabaaz.
The show premiered on September 16. This season will again see commoners being locked in the house for three months with celebrity contestants. So far, 17 contestants have joined the show. However, there definitely will be the wild card entrants who will soon join the show.
And finally, the contestants of Bigg Boss 12 have been revealed. Fans of the reality TV show are set to see an increase in the number of commoners in the show's 12th season. Here's a look at the contestants stepping into the house this year.
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