How Big Boss Changed the Success Game For These Contestants
Bigg Boss is one of the most popular reality shows in India. Since its 1st season went on air, the show is ruling the TRP charts. Till now, 13 seasons have gone on air, and the 14th season is currently running on Colors TV and Voot. With full of controversies and drama, it’s a guilty pleasure of many! A lot of contestants who came on the show rose to fame.They either got a chance in Bollywood or bagged a huge fan base on social media.
Let’s look at these 10 contestants who made it big after Bigg Boss –
1. Sidharth Shukla
The winner of Bigg Boss season 13, Sidharth’s popularity reached a notch higher. Famous for his mushy moments with fellow contestant Shehnaaz Gill and strong opinions, he won the viewers’ hearts. The Balika Vadhu actor gained a lot of fans on every social media platform. He was also seen as the host of the ongoing season 14 of Bigg Boss and recently released a music video, ‘Shona Shona, ’ with Shehnaaz Gill.
2. Shehnaaz Gill
The Punjabi actress gained a lot of love in the telly world after participating in Bigg Boss season 13. She shared a great bond with fellow contestant Sidharth Shukla. Shehnaaz also did an Indian dating reality TV series, ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karoge’ and appeared in hit music videos like ‘Kurta Pajama’,’ Waada hai’ and ‘Shona Shona’.
3. Asim Riaz
Bigg Boss season 13’s popular contestant Asim Riaz gained a huge fan following after the show. He was famous for his friendships and fights with fellow contestant Sidharth Shukla. He wasn’t well known in the TV world before, but he garnered many die-hard fans on social media after the show. Asim also appeared in hit music videos like ‘Kalla Sohna Nai’, ‘Khyaal Rakhya Kar’, and ‘Afsos Karoge’ with Himanshi Khurana.
4. Hina Khan
Hina khan, before entering the Bigg Boss house in Season 11, was best known for her TV serial ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ on Star Plus. But the show gave her popularity in a new dimension and broke her image as the ideal Indian-Bahu. Khan made her Bollywood debut with ‘Hacked’ and also played a negative character in the TV serial ‘Kasautii Zindagi Kay’. She also became the first Indian television actress to appear in the Cannes Film Festival in 2019.
5. Prince Narula
Hailed as the king of Reality shows, Prince Narula entered the Bigg Boss house in season 9. He had already won MTV Roadies 12 and Splitsvilla 8, before winning Bigg Boss. He gained popularity for his connection with fellow contestant Yuvika Chaudhary and also married her on 12th October 2018 in Mumbai. Prince also appeared in TV serials like ‘Laal Ishq’ and ‘Naagin 3’. Prince and Yuvika won Nach Baliye 9 title. He was last seen as the gang leader in MTV Roadies season 18.
6. Nora Fatehi
The Canadian dancer and model entered the Bigg Boss house in Season 9 as a wild-card entry. And since then, there has been no turning back for the Dilbar Girl. She gave hit item numbers such as O Saki Saki, Garmi and Kamariya. Nora’s song Dilbar Dilbar crossed 21 Million views on YouTube in the first 24 hours of its release. She was last seen in the film Street Dancer 3D.
7. Gautam Gulati
Gautam appeared in season 8 of Bigg Boss and instantly gained popularity for his charming looks, He even won the show. Before Bigg Boss, he did many TV-serials, but the show proved to be a game-changer for his career. In 2015, he hosted the show ‘BIG F’ on MTV and marked his Bollywood debut with ‘Azhar’ in 2016. Currently, he is hosting the Indian dating reality TV series ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karoge’
8. Gauahar Khan
Gauahar entered the Bigg Boss house in season 7 and went on to win the show. She became immensely popular for her relationship with fellow contestant Kushal Tandon in the house. After the show, the relationship didn’t work out, but the Jhallah Walla girl rose to fame. She appeared in the Disney+ Hotstar specials, ‘The office’ and Amazon’s web series ‘Tandav’. Recently, she got married to actor Zaid Darbar on 25th December 2020.
9. Sana Khan
The former Indian actor’s entry into showbiz was quite early. She gained popularity after participating in Bigg Boss season 6 and ended up being the second runner up of the show. Sana did many reality shows like ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’ , ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’, and ‘Comedy Nights Live’. She appeared in movies such as ‘Halla Bol’, ‘Jai Ho’, ‘Wajah Tum ho’, and ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’. Sana was last seen in the Disney + Hotstar web series ‘Special OPS’. Recently, she announced that she is quitting the showbiz industry to serve humanity and later got married to Gujrat based businessman Mufti Anas on 20th November 2020.
10. Sunny Leone
Karenjit Kaur Vohra, aka Sunny Leone, entered the Bigg Bouse house in Season 5 as a wild-card entry. The former adult star stirred many controversies after her entry. Sunny’s game changed when Mahesh Bhatt briefly entered the house and offered her a role in the movie ‘Jism 2’ . The latter kept his promise and ‘Jism 2’ was the official entry of sunny Leone to Bollywood. From giving hit songs like ‘Baby Doll Main Sone Di’, ‘Laila Main Laila’ to doing comedy films like ‘Kuch Kuch Locha hai’ and ‘Mastizaade’, Sunny Leone made her space into Bollywood.