Bigg Boss 6 – Alag Che
Bigg Boss 6 started airing its sixth season, with a bang, on Colors TV Channel from the 7thof October, 2012. Rani Mukherjee showed her “Aiyyaa’ moves to Salman Khan and made him dance too, with her. The Indian Reality show has returned this season with the Gujarati tagline- ‘Alag Che’ which also means ‘It’s different.’ Salman returns this season once again, but this time without any co-host like the previous season. Salman Khan was particularly interested in making this new season a cleaner and more family oriented reality show; something which a whole family could watch together, comfortably.
Bigg Boss 6 is the Indian based reality show which is based on the original Dutch format of Big Brother that was developed by John de Mol. The contestants are called housemates and they live in a house built for the show’s specific purpose with no TV connection, clocks, phones or even internet. The housemates are kept in a state of quarantine, isolated from the real world.
Each week, the housemates have to nominate two of their housemates for eviction; out of them, the housemates who receive the maximum nominations face a public vote. And then one of them has to leave after being evicted from the Bigg Boss House. Any exception to this process rests with the Bigg Boss’ decision. Bigg Boss appears to the contestants as a disembodied voice and his identity is kept a secret. Most of the housemates in the Indian version are mainly celebrities, but one is the common man or non-celebrity who is selected through auditions.
Bigg Boss 6 – Sabu Cyril
The diverse group of contestants are holed up in a house in Lonavala, a pretty hill station near Mumbai, in Maharashtra,. The house mates will have to stay inside the house for a period of 98 days, during which they will not be allowed any outside contact, be it through the news or telephone. They will have to live under the eyes of 74 cameras stationed all over the large 15,000 sq.feet house designed by renowned art director Sabu Cyril. The theme of the house is a family-oriented one and has statues of the ‘three wise monkeys’ that follows Salman’s diktat to ‘Speak No Evil,’ ‘See No Evil,’ and ‘Hear No Evil.’ The house also contains a swimming pool and panic room. The contestants are from a wide range of backgrounds that include sports, TV, journalism and media among others and include Navjyot Singh Sidhu, Sana Khan, Brijesh Hirji, Sampat Pal Devi, Urvashi Dholakia, Aashka Goradia, Dinesh Lal Yadav, Delnaaz Irani, Sapna Bhavnani, Aseem Trivedi, Rajeev Paul, Sayantani Ghosh, Niketan Madhok, Karishma Kotak and Kashif Quereshi.
Bigg Boss 6 – Urvashi Dholakia
Urvashi Dholakia is a 1979 born television actress. She came into limelight when she essayed the negative character of Komolika Basu for the long running Star Plus soap opera Kasautii Zindagi Kay. She was given many awards for her excellent portrayal of a scheming and manipulative bahu. She set many fashion trends during the running of the serial and her bindis and blouses set a trend of a kind. Urvashi has participated in other reality shows before being nominated for Bigg Boss 6; she was a part of TV show Comedy Circus 1 and Ustaadon Ka Ustaad as a standup comedian and had also appeared for the controversial TV show Sacch Ka Saamna in 2009.
Bigg Boss 6 – Sana Khan
Sana Khan is a Mumbai born actress who has made a name for herself as a model as well as item song dancer. Her father is a Malayali Muslim from Kannur, while her mother is from Mumbai. She has worked in more than 30 ad films including the sexy Amul Macho ad and has appeared alongside Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar and Shahrukh Khan. She has appeared in item songs for movies like Bombay to Goa and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal. In 2008, she was offered the female lead’s role for the Tamil film Silambattam. The film was successful and was later dubbed in Telugu.
Bigg Boss 6 – Karishma Kotak
Karishma Kotak is a well known model who has her pretty feet firmly planted in both London and Mumbai. This London born girl has worked as a model since she was 16 years old for reputed international magazines like “Just Seventeen,” “Asian Woman,” and “Asiana.” She has modeled for famous International fashion designers Ralph Lauren and FCUK. She moved to India in 2005 and immediately became a part of the Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar; in fact, she is still known as a Kingfisher Girl. She walked the ramp during the Lakme Fashion Week in 2006. This Advertising and Marketing graduate has also appeared in music videos for Indian and International artists including Sonu Nigam, Jay Sean and Apache Indian. She can also be seen in many commercials.
Bigg Boss 6 – Niketan Madhok
Niketan Madhok is a 35 year old model from Delhi. He is a famous model who is seen quite often during ramp walks for various Indian and International fashion designers and his face stares at us out of many print ads as well as TV commercials. He shot into limelight during the Lakme India Fashion Week in 2002 though he began his career as a model in 1994 in places like Bangalore and Mumbai. Niketan has walked the ramp for many big names of the fashion arena including Ashish Soni, Aki Narula, Rocky S, Ritu Kumar, Rajiv Bajaj, Rohit Gandhi, J J Vallaya, Suneet Varma, Rohit Bal and Muzaffar Ali,
Bigg Boss 6 – Sayantani Ghosh
Sayantani Ghosh is a 28 year Bengali who was a model before turning to a successful outing in television and films. She was born and brought up in Kolkata where she won the Miss Calcutta contest and went on to join Bengali films where she got the chance to be paired with Bengali super star Prosenjeet. She debuted on Hindi television with the soap operaKumkum in 2002. Sayantani is most popular because of her role as the protagonist in Aroona Irani’s TV serial Naagin in 2007. She has done a wide variety of roles in serials like Sahara One’s Ghar Ek Sapna, Comedy Circus 2, Adaalat, SabkiLaadli Bebo on Star Plus and Crime Patrol on Sony TV. This popular actress has been a part of the reality show Ek Se Badhkar Ek and showcased her dancing skills, before being nominated for Bigg Boss 6.
Bigg Boss 6 – Rajeev Paul
Rajeev Paul is a popular television actor with a multifaceted personality. He is better known for his negative portrayals in TV serials including in the popular soap opera Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii and for his dancing skills as a participant on the dance reality show Nach Baliye with his ex-wife Delnaaz Irani whom he divorced in 2010 after 14 years of togetherness. He is a Ajmer born, army brat who went through an acting school before getting a chance to act in Mahesh Bhatt’s soap operaSwabhimaan. His other talents include poetry and he also recently brought out his first book “Mumbai,Mohabbat aur Tanhai.”
Bigg Boss 6 – Delnaaz Irani
Delnaaz Irani is a popular Bollywood, Television and theater actress. This September born actress is known for her comic timing and bubbly persona. She has been part of some big blockbuster movies including Kal Ho Na Ho and has acted with some big names in the Bollywood industry like Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan. Her TV serials includeYes Boss and Baltiwalla House No. 43. She has been a part of a reality show before being nominated for Bigg Boss 6; she was one of the contestants in the popular dance reality show Nach Baliye with her ex-husband Rajeev Paul whom she divorced in 2010 after being together for 14 years. Delnaaz has also been a part of around twenty-five plays.
Bigg Boss 6 – Sapna Bhavnani
Sapna Bhavnani is a hair stylist with a mind of her own. She works as a hairstylist at her own ‘Mad O Wot’ salon in Mumbai. She is a celebrity hairstylist and has worked on clients that include cricketers like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, young tycoons like Siddharth Mallya and stylish actors like John Abraham and Bipasha Basu. She has also dabbled as a producer, writer, director, photographer and DJ. She has even acted in movies like Pyar Ke Side Effects and Ugli Aur Pagli.
Bigg Boss 6 – Dinesh Lal Yadav
Dinesh Lal Yadav is an immensely popular singer and actor in the Indian heartland that includes states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand. He is a Bhojpuri film superstar and is also known as ‘Nirahua’ . He has been the star in Bhojpuri hit movies like Til Gum Gauwa. Dinesh is often referred to as the Jubilee Star of Bhojpuri films.
Bigg Boss 6 – Aashka Goradia
Aashka Goradia is a popular television actress who has essayed a wide variety of characters in different soap operas; from a quiet and strong woman and the main protagonist in the popular TV serial Kkusum on Sony TV to a scheming villainous character in another TV serial Laagi Tujhse Lagan. She is from Ahmedabad but found her fortune in Mumbai with Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms. Some of her other TV serials include Akela and Virrudh on Sony TV, Sindoor Tere Naam Ka andSaath Phere on Zee TV, Kahin To Hoga on Star Plus, and Mere Apne on 9x. Aashka has also appeared in reality shows before being nominated for Bigg Boss 6 and those include Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi and Comedy Ka Maha Muqabla.
Bigg Boss 6 – Brijesh Hirji
Brijesh Hirji is a talented theatre, TV and film actor. He has acted in many Gujarati plays and has played side characters for many films including Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Tum Bin, Apna Sapna Money Money. Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein and Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai. His comic timing in the Golmaal series has been much appreciated by movie goers. He has worked as a TV host for The Man’s World show. He has also appeared as a contestant for the water game show Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout. Before being nominated for the Bigg Boss 6 show, he was working in the SAB TV sitcom Bhai Bhaiya Aur Brother.
Bigg Boss 6 – Aseem Trivedi
Aseem Trivedi is a political cartoonist and activist whose cartoons have come under the scanner of the Government. His anti-corruption campaign ‘Cartoons Against Corruption’ is in the media spotlight these days. He is also the founder member of ‘Save Your Voice’, a movement against internet censorship in India.
Bigg Boss 6 – Navjot Singh Sidhu
Navjot Singh Sidhu is a cricketer who turned to television commentary after retirement and is often seen on television in his other avatar of a judge of a comedy reality show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. He is also known for his witty repartees and comments which are famously called ‘Sidhuisms.’ He is an active politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party and has won the Lok Sabha seat from Amritsar.
Bigg Boss 6 – Sampat Pal Devi
Sampat Pal Devi is founder member of the vigilante group ‘Gulabi gang’ which was started in 2006. The mission of the group is to pay visits to abusive husbands and beat them up with bamboo sticks or lathis. They have also focused on stopping child marriages and protesting against dowry and female illiteracy. This group movement started out from village Badausa, in the Banda district of Uttar Pradesh and has now spread to North India and also to France, where it has a chapter based in Paris. Sampat Pal Devi is a mother of five children and was once a child bride, herself. She is a former government health worker who has taken the fiery path in support of women folk, everywhere.
Bigg Boss 6 – Kashif Quereshi
Kashif Quereshi is the face of the common man in the show; he was chosen out of three finalists. He is a martial arts expert and is based in Hyderabad.