Bigg Boss 13 has just started and it's a good idea to get acquainted with this season's contestants before you start watching the reality TV show. The first contestant we'll talk about is Arti Singh. Actor-comedian Krushna Abhishek's sister and Govinda's niece, Arti is a television actress who has acted in popular TV shows like Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev, Thoda Hai Bas Thode Ki Zaroorat Hai, Uttaran, Sasural Simar Ka, and more recently in Udaan.
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Colors TV introduced Abu Malik as 'Sur Aur Swag Ke Maalik' and someone who's 'full of pagalpan.' It remains to be seen how much craziness Malik can actually bring in the Bigg Boss house. Abu Malik is a music composer and Anu Malik's brother. Abu has even written a book named 'Rantings of a Mad Man' which was launched by Anu Malik, and has performed in music shows all over the world with Bollywood celebrities.
Coming to Asim Riaz, he's a model and has modelled for some of the topmost brands. Asim is one of the five men who have joined the Bigg Boss 13 house. On the first day itself, Asim and another contestant, Paras Chhabra, got into a war of words. Looks like Asim Riaz is not afraid to get down and fight hard for a long-term place in the BB house.
Next up, Dalljiet Kaur. Dalljiet is known for playing the antagonist, Antara Jindal, in the popular television drama Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega. The makers introduced her through an emotional video in which she spoke about her separation and being a single mother. Prior to Bigg Boss, Dalljiet has been a contestant on reality TV shows like Nach Baliye 4 and Nachle Ve Season 3.
Devoleena Bhattacharjee became a household name with her portrayal of Gopi in the television show Saath Nibhaana Saathiya. She has now become a part of Bigg Boss 13 and believes her honesty will go a long way into making her the winner. In an exclusive chat with mid-day.com, Devoleena said, "I will just be the way I am, and I'll do my tasks, and do what a good contestant should do to be there."
Koena Mitra, who's still hugely popular for her dance number O Saki Saki, had disappeared from the big screen for a while. Introducing her, the makers said, "Inke aane par sabke dil mein baji guitar! Bong bombshell #KoenaMitra ne kiya hai #BiggBoss13 ke ghar mein pravesh." Now, it remains to be seen if the stunning actress can make a mark in the BB house.
Mahira Sharma was the first female contestant to enter the Bigg Boss house this season. Known for her performance in the hugely popular TV show, Kundali Bhagya, the actress was handed 'bathroom duty' on the show. Mahira, who hails from Jammu & Kashmir, caused quite a stir in the first episode itself when she called contestant Asim Riaz 'bhai' because he, too, hails from J&K.
Paras Chhabra is a television personality, model and actor. Chhabra was part of the fifth season of Splitsvilla and also won it. The actor-model is also known for the TV show Badho Bahu in which he played Tejinder, and other shows such as Hamari Adhuri Kahani and Karn Sangini.
Rashami Desai needs no introduction. Known for her roles in beloved TV serials like Uttaran, Ishq Ka Rang Safed, Adhuri Kahaani Hamari, Shakti — Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki, and Naagin 3, Rashami Desai is the kind of contestant who enters a contest determined to win it. There were also rumours that she and her rumoured boyfriend Arhaan will tie the knot inside the house. But in a chat with mid-day.com, Rashami said, "Sometimes, you know, people just want to speak about something. First, let the show start."
Shefali Bagga is a popular news anchor with a leading news channel. The makers of Bigg Boss 13 introduced her saying, "Har kisse ka karegi khulasa apne reporter style mein, ye hai @shefalibaggaofficial. Inka anokha andaaz dikhega only on #BiggBoss13." Shefali already has close to 40k followers on Instagram, and now that she's part of one of India's favourite reality TV shows, that number is bound to hit the roof.
Shehnaaz Kaur Gill is a Punjabi singer and actress who entered the Bigg Boss house with a bang. She sang the song Dil Diya Gallan for Salman Khan on the BB stage. Apparently, Shehnaaz calls herself the Katrina Kaif of Punjab. Considering the chutzpah she displayed in the launch episode of Bigg Boss 13, we think Shehnaaz is a contestant to watch out for.
Siddharth Dey is a writer who has written content for a few shows. Incidentally, Dey has written the first two episodes of the first season of Bigg Boss. Dey is an engineer by education, but moved to Mumbai to become an actor. Destiny, however, had other plans for him as he ended up writing content for Shah Rukh Khan's live show. The first writer ever to be a housemate in Bigg Boss, we'll wait and watch how he writes his own journey on the show.
Another Siddharth in this season of Bigg Boss, Siddharth Shukla is a TV actor who has a huge fan following. He is known for his roles in shows like Balika Vadhu and Dil Se Dil Tak. In 2014, Shukla made his big-screen debut in a supporting role in Shashank Khaitan's romantic comedy Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. Prior to BB13, Shukla has been a part of reality shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6, India's Got Talent 6, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7, and a host on India's Got Talent 7.
India's favourite reality TV show, Bigg Boss, premiered its 13th season yesterday, September 29, hosted by the inimitable Salman Khan. From popular television names like Devoleena Bhattacharjee to fairly obscure ones like Abu Malik, the Bigg Boss house this time around, too, is a hodgepodge of interesting personalities. So before you get into the groove of the show, we quickly introduce you to the contestants.
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