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Bigg Boss (franchise) is the Indian version of the popular reality franchise Big Brother.

How it Works

Big Brother is a reality television show in which a group of people live together in a large house, isolated from the outside world but continuously watched by television cameras. Each series lasts for around three months, and there are 10-17 participants. The housemates try to win a cash prize by avoiding periodic evictions from the house.

History

The idea for the show is said to come during a brainstorm session at the production house of John de Mol Produkties (an independent part of Endemol) on 4 September 1997. The first Big Brother broadcast was in the Netherlands in 1999 on the Veronica TV channel. It was picked up by Germany, Portugal, USA, UK, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland and Italy the following year and became a world-wide sensation. Since then it has been a prime-time hit in almost 70 countries. The show's name comes from George Orwell's 1948 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Franchises

Hindi

Bigg Boss Hindi Seasons
Season Channel Host Premiere Date Finale Date Days Housemates Winner Runner(s)-Up
BBH1
Bigg Boss 1 (Hindi)
SET Arshad Warsi November 3, 2006 January 26, 2007 86 15
Rahul Roy
Carol Gracias
BBH2
Bigg Boss 2 (Hindi)
Colors TV Shilpa Shetty August 17, 2008 November 22, 2008 98 15
Ashutosh Kaushik
Raja Chaudhary
BBH3
Bigg Boss 3 (Hindi)
Amitabh Bachchan October 4, 2009 December 26, 2009 84 15
Vindu Dara Singh
Pravesh Rana
BBH4
Bigg Boss 4 (Hindi)
Salman Khan October 2, 2010 January 8, 2011 99 16
Shweta Tiwari
Khali Singh Rana
BBH5
Bigg Boss 5 (Hindi)
Sanjay Dutt October 2, 2011 January 7, 2012 98 18
Juhi Parmar
Mahek Chahal
BBH6
Bigg Boss 6 (Hindi)
Salman Khan October 7, 2012 January 12, 2013 97 19
Urvashi Dholakia
Imam Siddique
BBH7
Bigg Boss 7 (Hindi)
September 15, 2013 December 28, 2013 105 20
Gauhar Khan
Tanisha Mukherjee
BBH8
Bigg Boss 8 (Hindi)
September 21, 2014 January 3, 2015 105 19
Ali Quli Mirza
Dimpy Ganguly
Gautam Gulati
Karishma Tanna
Pritam Singh
None
BBHB
Bigg Boss Halla Bol
January 3, 2015 January 31, 2015 28 10
Gautam Gulati
Karishma Tanna
BBH9
Bigg Boss 9 (Hindi)
October 11, 2015 January 23, 2016 105 20
Prince Narula
Rishabh Sinha
BBH10
Bigg Boss 10 (Hindi)
October 16, 2016 January 30, 2017 105 18
Manveer Gurjar
Bani Judge
BBH11
Bigg Boss 11 (Hindi)
Colors TV
MTV India
October 1, 2017 January 14, 2018 105 19
Shilpa Shinde
Hina Khan
Bigg Boss Hindi 12
Bigg Boss 12 (Hindi)
September 15, 2018 December 30, 2018 106 20
Dipika Kakar
S. Sreesanth
Bigg Boss 13 Logo
Bigg Boss 13 (Hindi)
September 29, 2019 January 12, 2020 106 N/A

Bengali

Bigg Boss Bangla Seasons
Season Channel Host Premiere Date Finale Date Days Housemates Winner Runner(s)-Up
BBB1
Bigg Boss Bangla 1
ETV Bangla Mithun Chakraborty June 17, 2013 September 14, 2013 90 15
Aneek Dhar
Rudranil Ghosh
BBB2
Bigg Boss Bangla 2
Colors Bangla Jeet 2016 97 15
Joyjit Banerjee
Priya Paul

Kannada

Bigg Boss Kannada Seasons
Season Channel Host Premiere Date Finale Date Days Housemates Winner Runner(s)-Up
BBK1
Bigg Boss Kannada 1
ETV Kannada Sudeep March 24, 2013 June 30, 2013 99 15
Vijay Raghavendra
Arun Sagar
BBK2
Bigg Boss Kannada 2
Suvarna TV June 29, 2014 October 5, 2014
Akul Balaji
Srujan Lokesh
BBK3
Bigg Boss Kannada 3
Colors Kannada October 25, 2015 January 31, 2016 98 18
Shruthi
Chandan Kumar
BBK4
Bigg Boss Kannada 4
Colors Kannada
Colors Super
October 9, 2016 January 29, 2017 113
Pratham
Kirik Keerthi
BBK5
Bigg Boss Kannada 5
Colors Super October 15, 2017 January 28, 2018 106 19
Chandan Shetty
Diwakar
Bigg Boss Kannada 6
Bigg Boss Kannada 6
October 21, 2018 January 27, 2019 98 20
Shashikumar
Naveen Sajju

Malayalam

Bigg Boss Malayalam Seasons
Season Channel Host Premiere Date Finale Date Days Housemates Winner Runner(s)-Up
Bigg Boss Malayalam 1 Logo
Bigg Boss Malayalam 1
Asianet Mohanlal June 24, 2018 September 30, 2018 98 18
Sabumon Abdusamad
Pearle Maaney

Marathi

Bigg Boss Marathi Seasons
Season Channel Host Premiere Date Finale Date Days Housemates Winner Runner(s)-Up
Bigg Boss Marathi Eye
Bigg Boss Marathi 1
Colors Marathi Mahesh Manjrekar April 15, 2018 July 23, 2018 98 18
Megha Dhade
Pushkar Jog
Bigg Boss Marathi 2
Bigg Boss Marathi 2
May 26, 2019 September 1, 2019 99 17
Shiv Thakre
Neha Shitole

Tamil

Bigg Boss Tamil Seasons
Season Channel Host Premiere Date Finale Date Days Housemates Winner Runner(s)-Up
Tamil Eye 1
Bigg Boss Tamil 1
Star Vijay Kamal Haasan June 25, 2017 September 30, 2017 98 19
Aarav Kizar
Snehan
Bigg Boss Tamil 2
Bigg Boss Tamil 2
June 17, 2018 September 30, 2018 105 17
Riythvika
Aishwarya Dutta
IMG 20190515 172621
Bigg Boss Tamil 3
June 23, 2019 October 6, 2019 105 17
Mugen Rao
Sandy Master

Telugu

Bigg Boss Telugu Seasons
Season Channel Host Premiere Date Finale Date Days Housemates Winner Runner(s)-Up
Telugu 1 Eye
Bigg Boss Telugu 1
Star Maa Jr. NTR July 16, 2017 September 24, 2017 71 16
Sivabalaji Manoharan
Aadarsh Balakrishna
Telugu 2
Bigg Boss Telugu 2
Nani June 10, 2018 September 30, 2018 112 18
Kaushal Manda
Geetha Madhuri
Bigg Boss Telugu 3 Logo
Bigg Boss Telugu 3
Akkineni Nagarjuna July 21, 2019 October 28, 2019 100 17 TBD

Trivia

References

Big Brother Franchises
Africa Africa · Angola · Nigeria · South Africa
Americas Argentina · Brazil · Canada (Quebec) · Colombia · Ecuador · Mexico · Pacific · Panama · Peru · United States (Spanish)
Asia-Pacific Arab States · Australia · China · India (Hindi · Kannada · Bengali · Tamil · Telugu) · Indonesia · Israel · Philippines · Russia · Thailand · Vietnam · Turkey
Europe Albania · Balkans · Belgium · Bulgaria · Croatia · Czech Republic · Denmark · Finland · France (Loft) · Germany · Greece · Hungary · Italy · Lithuania · Netherlands · Norway · Poland · Portugal (Secret) · Romania · Scandinavia · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · United Kingdom · Ukraine
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