Bigg Boss Telugu, hosted by N.T.Rama Rao Jr, kicked off on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 with the first episode introducing the 14 contestants who will lock horns for 70 days in the Bigg Boss house. Jr NTR started the proceedings with a dance performance and later started introducing the participants of the show. The house will have 14 celebrities which includes singers, anchors and actors.
Let’s take a look at who the 14 contestants are and a sneak peek into their profiles.
This actor shot to fame with Arya which featured Allu Arjun in the lead role and had done supporting roles before appearing in Arya. Siva Balaji appeared in the lead role in Krishna Vamsi’s Chandamama which is one of the most successful films in his career. Siva is an outspoken personality and was in the news recently for his protest against online trolls and meme. He sure will add a lot of pep to the proceedings in the Bigg Boss house.
Known for her special dance numbers in numerous movies, Mumaith Khan will one of the female contestants at the Bigg Boss house. Mumaith is popular for her candid nature and bold attitude in the industry. The coming episode will tell us what’s in store from Mumaith.
With a steady career in Telugu cinema, Tejaswi is one of the most sought-after actor in the industry. The actress is more popular these days for her latest pictures she has been posting on her Instagram page. Tejaswi has made a steady progress in her career after appearing in films like Seethamma Vaakitlo Sirimalle Chettu and Manam.
Dhanraj is popular for his comic roles in Telugu cinema and for his comic acts on a popular comedy show on Telugu channel. Dhanraj has hardly been in news for any kind of unwanted things. Viewers will wait to see how he would go about dealing with things at the Bigg Boss house.
Known for his roles in films like Happy Days and Govindudu Andarivadele, Adarsh is a popular actor in Telugu film industry. Adarsh has made it big in the industry without much backing in the industry. He is known for speaking his heart and mind out, and a stint at the Bigg Boss house will be a test of character for this young actor.
He doesn’t need much introduction since he is pretty popular for his spoof based films in Telugu. Films like Hrudayakaleyam and Kobbari Metta have brought this actor to limelight. Sampoornesh Babu was one of the few actors who supported the protest for a special status for AP and even went to the coastal town of Vizag to participate in the protest. Sampornesh Babu will be the special attraction at the Bigg Boss house.
Archana aka Veda is one of the actresses in Telugu cinema who couldn’t make it big in the industry despite being part of some big films. She even admitted in an interview that she still cannot figure out why that happened. But, Archana will make a good contestant in a show like Bigg Boss given the kind of personality she is.
A year ago, singer Madhu Priya alleged that her husband and her in-laws were harassing her for dowry and even filed a complaint with the police. With such a controversial personality in the list of contestants, Bigg Boss Telugu seems to have gotten the right ingredients for the reality show.
Kalpana is known for her tracks in Telugu and Tamil, and is a very popular singer. She is popularly known for her song in Julayi named Pakdo Pakdo. Kalpana has been part of many singing competition shows as a judge and is known for speaking out up and clear always. Another big contestant to lok out for in the Bigg Boss house.
Mahesh is a self-professed film critic who is known for analysing films ruthlessly. Mahesh was warned by the fans of many top stars of Telugu cinema for giving a review against their films. With such a controversial personality in the house, Bigg Boss will definitely be the most awaited for on Telugu television.
Jyoti has acted in many Telugu films in supporting roles. The actress at times was even criticised for the kind of sleazy roles she takes up but that never bothered the actress. Her recent interviews are testimonial to the kind of personality Jyoti is. Jyoti will look to gun the top position in Bigg Boss with her outspoken nature.
A big name in the Telugu film circles, Sameer has acted in many Telugu films and is very popular for supporting roles. Sameer is a household name because of is roles in many daily soaps and with the affinity he has with the Telugu viewers, Sameer will look to win hearts of the viewers and win the Bigg Boss title.
A popular Telugu anchor/host on Telugu television, Hari Teja shot to fame with Trivkiram Srinivas’ A..Aa in the role of Mangamma. She made a mark in Telugu cinema with her comic timing in the film and is now a very popular in Telugu household. Viewers will be excited to see what kind of personality Hari Teja is through the Bigg Boss show.
A popualar anchor and host from Telangana, Karthika is popular for interviewing celebrities in her own style. With a unique style and approach, Karthika is a popular figure in Telugu circles. Karthika will be the first participant in the Bigg Boss show who brings in the Telangana quotient.
Known for his roles in films like Romance and Bus Stop, Prince Cecil is one of the young actors in Telugu film industry who is said to have great potential to make it big. With his participation in Bigg Boss, viewers will be interested to see how his career will shape up.