Anuj "AJ" Burman was a contestant in Big Brother Canada 1. After being set up as a pawn for the second time he was referred to as a pawn-star. He is known for referring to himself in the third person in the Diary Room and in the house, much to the annoyance of his fellow houseguests. He is also known for his friendship with Andrew Monaghan and even kissing him in a game of spin-the-bottle.


Anuj "AJ" Burman (born 1980) was a 32-year-old Director of Business Development from Scarborough, Ontario. He described himself as being positive, active, and funny.

Player History - Big Brother Canada 1

Competition History

Week 1 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Not Picked
Week 4 HOH Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 6 HOH Loss

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Have
Week 2 Have
Week 3 Have
Week 4 Have
Week 5 Have

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Kat Yee Yes
2 Danielle Alexander Yes
3 Post-POV Nominee
4 Thomas Plant Yes
Liza Stinton Yes
5 Nominated
6 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Gary Levy No

Post Big Brother

  • He was in the news again in 2014, after Ryan from Reality Relapse made several rude remarks about AJ's appearance.


  • He is the first member of the Jury in Big Brother Canada history.
    • By extension, he is the first jury member not to win an HOH or a POV competition.
  • AJ along with Alec Beall and Peter Brown are the first three houseguests to not vote in the majority in the finale.
  • AJ and Alec Beall are the first two Big Brother Canada houseguests to have their jury votes be their only ones not in the majority.
  • AJ is the only male juror to not win a Head of Household or a Power of Veto.
Big Brother Canada 1 House Guests
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